Hypnotherapy is used to treat anxiety, fear, phobias, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual dysfunction, radical and unsocial behaviors, bad habits, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, learning disorders, as well as communication and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can also be used an adjunct therapy to pain management, depression, skin issues, digestive disorders, and chemotherapy. This modality can provide significant benefit to dental patients who experience fears and cannot relax for required treatments.
Hypnosis is a used to invert a person’s poor behavioral patterns by developing positive mental imagery through post-hypnotic suggestions. The process enables the negative memories to be subconsciously exposed and viewed in a different realm. An individual’s “true self” always desires to be in their best form. However, there are many stories about the agonies of defeat in sports and life. Hypnotists guide clients into an altered state of consciousness to uncover the source of the individual’s fears and anxieties. The hypnotic clearing process enables a person to awake from their trance and feel relieved, healed, refreshed, and motivated.
The brain responds extremely well to training and experiences which create change. This manipulative ability is known as neuroplasticity and means the brain possesses a unique ability to alter its physical structure and functional organization. Research data confirms the brain has significant ability to cope with stress and respond well to instruction and skill enhancement instruction. Meanwhile, studies have concluded the brain possesses the ability to produce new dendrites and neural connections. The research results have provided sport psychologists and hypnotherapists with the requisite information to develop fundamentally sound techniques which support psychological and athletic performance. In addition, there is substantial evidence which demonstrates retraining the brain can provide adjunct psychological support to individuals who have suffered strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and other emotional challenges. Hypnotherapy, in tandem with other psychological and physiological therapies can help people rehabilitate and reeducate their brains.