Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Center | South Africa

Hypnotherapy is well known for treatment in habit breaking, smoking, phobias, stress related issues and pain relief using regression therapy. It is also extremely valuable in working with sports enhancement, weight loss, motivation, self-esteem, anxiety and panic attacks, insomnia, increased confidence...

5 Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a method of therapy that involves deeply relaxing the body and tapping into the subconscious mind with the power of hypnosis.

Please click here to make an Appointment!

Endorsed by both the American and British Medical Associations, hypnotherapy has a wide variety of applications and a multitude of potential benefits. Regular hypnotherapy sessions can transform your life in a number of ways.

Here are five of the biggest ways that hypnotherapy can be truly life-changing:

1. Hypnotherapy Can Help You Break Bad Habits.

All of us have one or two bad habits that we would like to be free of, but actually overcoming them can be hard. Hypnotherapy can help by addressing the underlying subconscious messages that cause you to repeat unwanted behaviours. With hypnosis, your internal urges to continue with a bad habit can be replaced with positive messages that give you the mental strength and willpower to make a change for the better. Hypnotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of habits like overspending, drinking too much alcohol, smoking and overeating. It can also put an end to procrastinating behaviours that undermine your performance at work and your ability to accomplish tasks in your personal life.

2. Hypnotherapy Can Improve Your Mental and Physical Health.

Because hypnotherapy has the ability to change ways of thinking, it is often used as an alternative intervention for mental health concerns (although a doctor should always be consulted first before beginning any complimentary therapy). Hypnosis can eliminate the irrational fears that cause a variety of phobias from a fear of heights to a fear of driving to a fear of public speaking. The relaxation benefits of hypnosis can be highly beneficial for people with anxiety disorders, and hypnotherapy can even improve mood to ease feelings of depression. Experts also recommend hypnosis as a complementary intervention for obsessive compulsive disorder.

Science has established that there is a powerful connection between the body and mind, and hypnotherapy can allow you to capitalize on this bond to address the symptoms of a number of medical concerns. Hypnosis has been shown to be a highly beneficial alternative pain management intervention for back pain, headaches and other types of chronic pain, and its stress relief benefits can reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other medical conditions.

Hypnotherapy can also help you give up bad habits or adopt new habits that will help you to lead a healthier life. Hypnosis can assist with weight loss, help you to improve your diet and give you the encouragement that you need to work out on a regular basis. You can also use hypnotherapy to improve sleep and combat insomnia.

3. Hypnotherapy Can Improve The Way You Think.

Our minds can be our worst enemies, as negative ways of thinking can be a detriment to everything that we do. Because hypnotherapy has the power to act on the subconscious mind, it can change the way you think for the better. Hypnosis is an effective way to increase self-esteem, boost self-confidence, increase your belief in yourself and reduce feelings of worry. You can also use hypnosis to become more assertive and creative or to improve your ability to remember and concentrate.

4. Hypnotherapy Can Help You Achieve Your Goals.

Everyone has goals that they want to achieve, but often our minds interfere with our ability to succeed. Hypnotherapy can ensure that you have the proper mindset to make your dreams a reality. For students, hypnosis can improve study habits and improve performance on exams. Professionals can use hypnosis to increase their leadership abilities, improve their productivity and make themselves more receptive to opportunities to make money or advance their careers. Athletes can improve their performance in training and competition by strengthening their minds with hypnosis, and hypnotherapy can also increase motivation and energy levels during workouts.

5. Hypnotherapy Can Improve Your Relationships.

Self-improvement with hypnotherapy can help you to mend troubled and strained relationships. Hypnosis is an effective way to overcome personality traits and behaviours that interfere with your ability to connect with others and that cause conflict with friends, family and romantic partners. Through hypnotherapy, you can overcome anger issues, jealousy and shyness and even recover from the pain of past relationships that makes it hard for you to trust and open up to a partner. Those who are looking for love can use hypnosis to make themselves more attractive to prospective partners, and for those in relationships, hypnosis is a proven way to improve sexual performance and address sexual problems like a lack of libido, impotency and premature ejaculation.

I have a Free collection of hypnosis MP3  downloads that allow you to incorporate hypnotherapy Binaural Beats and Affirmations into your daily life with ease.

Hypnotherapy can truly change your life for the better, and benefiting from hypnosis can be easier than you think.

Ref:. mbhypnosisdownloads.com

Please click here to make an Appointment!

The content in this publication is presented for informative purposes only. In no sense is this information intended to provide diagnoses or act as a substitute for the work of a qualified professional. For this we recommend that you contact a reliable specialist.

9 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Right Here, Right Now

There are many tools and techniques you can use to manage anxiety effectively. Below, experts shared healthy ways to cope with anxiety right here, right now.

Reducing Anxiety Symptoms Right Now

How do you reduce or eliminate your anxiety and anxiousness right now? Here are 9 ways to do so that have been shown to work.

1. Take a deep breath.

“The first thing to do when you get anxious is to breathe,” said Tom Corboy, MFT, the founder and executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and co-author of the upcoming book The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD.

Deep diaphragmatic breathing is a powerful anxiety-reducing technique because it activates the body’s relaxation response. It helps the body go from the fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system to the relaxed response of the parasympathetic nervous system, said Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and director of The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC.

She suggested this practice: “Try slowly inhaling to a count of 4, filling your belly first and then your chest, gently holding your breath to a count of 4, and slowly exhaling to a count of 4 and repeat several times.”

2. Accept that you’re anxious.

Remember that “anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling,” said Deibler, also author of the Psych Central blog Therapy That Works. By reminding yourself that anxiety is simply an emotional reaction, you can start to accept it, Corboy said.

Acceptance is critical because trying to wrangle or eliminate anxiety often worsens it. It just perpetuates the idea that your anxiety is intolerable, he said.

But accepting your anxiety doesn’t mean liking it or resigning yourself to a miserable existence.

“It just means you would benefit by accepting reality as it is – and in that moment, reality includes anxiety. The bottom line is that the feeling of anxiety is less than ideal, but it is not intolerable.”

3. Realize that your brain is playing tricks on you.

Psychiatrist Kelli Hyland, M.D., has seen first-hand how a person’s brain can make them believe they’re dying of a heart attack when they’re actually having a panic attack. She recalled an experience she had as a medical student.

“I had seen people having heart attacks and look this ill on the medical floors for medical reasons and it looked exactly the same. A wise, kind and experienced psychiatrist came over to [the patient] and gently, calmly reminded him that he is not dying, that it will pass and his brain is playing tricks on him. It calmed me too and we both just stayed with him until [the panic attack] was over.”

Today, Dr. Hyland, who has a private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, tells her patients the same thing. “It helps remove the shame, guilt, pressure and responsibility for fixing yourself or judging yourself in the midst of needing nurturing more than ever.”

4. Question your thoughts.

“When people are anxious, their brains start coming up with all sorts of outlandish ideas, many of which are highly unrealistic and unlikely to occur,” Corboy said. And these thoughts only heighten an individual’s already anxious state.

For instance, say you’re about to give a wedding toast. Thoughts like “Oh my God, I can’t do this. It will kill me” may be running through your brain.

Remind yourself, however, that this isn’t a catastrophe, and in reality, no one has died giving a toast, Corboy said.

“Yes, you may be anxious, and you may even flub your toast. But the worst thing that will happen is that some people, many of whom will never see you again, will get a few chuckles, and that by tomorrow they will have completely forgotten about it.”

Deibler also suggested asking yourself these questions when challenging your thoughts:

  • “Is this worry realistic?
  • Is this really likely to happen?
  • If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?
  • Could I handle that?
  • What might I do?
  • If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?
  • Is this really true or does it just seem that way?
  • What might I do to prepare for whatever may happen?”

5. Use a calming visualization.

Hyland suggested practicing the following meditation regularly, which will make it easier to access when you’re anxious in the moment.

“Picture yourself on a river bank or outside in a favorite park, field or beach. Watch leaves pass by on the river or clouds pass by in the sky. Assign [your] emotions, thoughts [and] sensations to the clouds and leaves, and just watch them float by.”

This is very different from what people typically do. Typically, we assign emotions, thoughts and physical sensations certain qualities and judgments, such as good or bad, right or wrong, Hyland said. And this often amplifies anxiety. Remember that “it is all just information.”

6. Be an observer – without judgment.

Hyland gives her new patients a 3×5 index card with the following written on it: “Practice observing (thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations, judgment) with compassion, or without judgment.”

“I have had patients come back after months or years and say that they still have that card on their mirror or up on their car dash, and it helps them.”

7. Use positive self-talk.

Anxiety can produce a lot of negative chatter. Tell yourself “positive coping statements,” Deibler said. For instance, you might say, “this anxiety feels bad, but I can use strategies to manage it.”

8. Focus on right now.

“When people are anxious, they are usually obsessing about something that might occur in the future,” Corboy said. Instead, pause, breathe and pay attention to what’s happening right now, he said. Even if something serious is happening, focusing on the present moment will improve your ability to manage the situation, he added.

9. Focus on meaningful activities.

When you’re feeling anxious, it’s also helpful to focus your attention on a “meaningful, goal-directed activity,” Corboy said. He suggested asking yourself what you’d be doing if you weren’t anxious.

If you were going to see a movie, still go. If you were going to do the laundry, still do it.

“The worst thing you can do when anxious is to passively sit around obsessing about how you feel.” Doing what needs to get done teaches you key lessons, he said: getting out of your head feels better; you’re able to live your life even though you’re anxious; and you’ll get things done.

“The bottom line is, get busy with the business of life. Don’t sit around focusing on being anxious – nothing good will come of that.”

Ref:. spiritualityhealth.com

« Older posts
APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS