Hypnosis can support and enhance the effectiveness of other treatments, and can help achieve swift and long-lasting changes. This is only offered to people who are interested in this option.
Some reasons you may wish to consider hypnosis and hypnotherapy are:
Reducing and managing symptoms
(eg, pain, breathlessness, fatigue, nausea)
Supporting the effectiveness of other
therapies or treatments
Immune system support
Side-effects of medication
Preparation for surgery
Anxiety, worry, stress, phobias
Coping, or 'finding a way through' a difficult time in your life
Grief and loss
Increasing motivation, optimism, or confidence
How does hypnosis help?
An important part of symptom management is considering the link between our bodies and our minds. Our bodies and minds are linked in many complex ways which are not yet fully understood. This relationship means that when a physical illness or symptom affects our bodies, signals and chemical messages are sent out, which can affect our mood, emotions, actions and outlook. For example, difficult emotions, such as stress or worry trigger our fight/flight/freeze response, which can affect breathing, heart rate and many other body systems, including how we think.
Hypnosis can help us relax, and tune out unhelpful thought patterns which may be affecting our bodies and adding to physical or emotional responses and symptoms. It can also help learning and incorporating practical management techniques in our lives, such as relaxing the nervous system to help it be less reactive to pain.
As with any treatment, hypnosis it is not guaranteed to work for everybody. However, it is a natural therapy with no side effects, so it is certainly worth trying - particularly if other treatments haven’t worked for you so far.
Can Hypnosis cure me?
Hypnosis cannot cure an illness. However, there is plenty of evidence which shows it can support medical treatment, sometimes improve outcomes, and improve the healing process when used alongside medical care. It can also improve physical and psychological symptoms, mood and outlook.
Hypnosis is not intended to replace medical intervention. Please consult with your doctor if you have concerns about using hypnosis or it’s effectiveness for your issue or condition
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