What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy was officially recognized in 1955 as a reputable therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. Over time, hypnotherapy has become a widely accepted and celebrated component for health and wellness. In fact, research shows that hypnosis works as a program for a wide range of medical and psychological conditions, including the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, and phobias.
Hypnotherapy involves using a combination of techniques designed to minimise distractions, enhance concentration, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions to alter an individual’s behaviour, thoughts, feelings, or physiological state. In-office hypnotherapy sessions, combined with self-guided hypnotherapy techniques at home, helps to change thinking patterns, which will help you live a healthier life.
Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including:
- Sleep disorders
- Phobias, fears, and anxiety (such as a fear of flying)
- Self-esteem management
- Post-traumatic stress disorder/anxiety
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation
- Grief and loss
- Pain management
- Sports performance
- Exam stress and anxiety in children and teenagers
How does Hypnotherapy Work?
During hypnotherapy, your therapist will induce a state of relaxed consciousness. Once the mind enters this state of relaxation, therapeutic suggestions will positively impact your behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions. Together with your therapist, you will learn various methods to relax quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn how to switch off your active mind before you reach a state of fear, anxiety, or negativity. You’ll determine the areas of your life that would benefit from hypnotherapy.
At Westminster Ortho-Med clinic, Annie Browne uses relaxation and hypnotic techniques to help individuals understand the root causes and triggers of their behaviours and habits. Annie Browne leverages her experience and expertise to successfully treat a variety of mental health concerns, ranging from stress and anxiety to eating disorders, depression, sleep deprivation and more.
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