Hypnosis can help you in several ways, especially if you’re trying to gain more self-awareness and live healthier too. While hypnosis alone isn’t a cure, it does have therapeutic uses when you do it in the right setting and with the right intentions. Another misconception about hypnosis is that it’s only good for mental health, which isn’t exactly the case.
If you’re capable of self-hypnosis, the benefits are numerous. The catch is that a small percentage of people can’t be hypnotised at all. Still, if you can fall under hypnosis, here’s how you can benefit from self-hypnosis.
Dealing with strong emotions in a safe environment
Essentially, hypnosis is an altered state of mind where you’re hyper-attentive and, perhaps, more suggestible. It all depends on the individual because some people are easier to hypnotise. If you’re lucky enough to have the ability to go into deep hypnosis, you’re an excellent candidate for hypnotherapy. While it’s advisable to conduct this form of therapy with a professional, the general idea is simple enough: self-awareness and self-analysis.
You can thank Hollywood and television for the many popular misconceptions about hypnotherapy. Under the right conditions and with the guidance of a skilled therapist, you can deal with traumatic memories and set the stage for additional counseling. Without hypnosis, some people can’t get to the emotional root of what’s causing stress and unhappiness.
Breaking unhealthy habits
Did you know that hypnosis can help you lose weight? The catch is that it doesn’t affect your metabolism in any way whatsoever. Undergoing hypnosis doesn’t make your muscles stronger, and it won’t increase cardiovascular health either. So, how does it help you lose weight?
The answer is that undergoing hypnosis can help you break unhealthy habits like overeating when you get stressed out. Another example is when you’re trying to stop smoking cigarettes and want to reduce the frequency of cravings. Any habitual behaviors that cause problems can benefit from hypnosis, especially self-hypnosis. But breaking an unhealthy habit isn’t the same thing as hypnotherapy, which may require professional guidance. Instead, you can perform self-hypnosis at home in a setting you feel comfortable with.
Adding healthy behaviors
For some, undergoing self-hypnosis is an opportunity for personal enrichment. Indeed, it’s not always about recovering from a trauma or finding out how to stop grinding your teeth throughout the day. Sometimes, you can use hypnosis to add healthy behaviors instead of using it only as self-therapy. For instance, you can try self-hypnosis to improve your ability to meditate, or you could use hypnosis in a more spiritual context.
Either way, the goal is to add healthy behaviors when your mind is more open, susceptible, and willing to experience new things. For some people, hypnosis gives them more freedom to express thoughts, so it’s perfect for instilling positive thoughts. Sometimes, it’s easier to add healthy things to our lives than get rid of negativity.
Overall, the benefits of self-hypnosis are numerous, but these three are the easiest low-hanging fruits to pluck.
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