The Benefits of Hypnosis
The subconscious mind helps you by taking care of things you don’t need to concentrate on minute by minute like breathing, driving to the same place, and mundane everyday habits. The subconscious processes the physical information the body receives.
In many ways your subconscious mind is the brains that allow you to operate each day. While your subconscious mind is busy working, your conscious mind does most of your thinking, evaluating, decisions, and actions. While awake, your conscious mind relays new information constantly to the subconscious mind. While sleeping, the subconscious mind is able to act freely without the conscious getting in the way.
Psychiatrists theorize that the deep relaxation and focusing exercises of hypnotism work to calm and subdue the conscious mind so that it takes a less active role in your thinking process. In this state, you’re still aware of what’s going on, but your conscious mind takes a backseat to your subconscious mind. Effectively, this allows you and the hypnotist to work directly with the subconscious. It’s as if the hypnotism process pops open a control panel inside your brain.
* Hypnosis has been used by criminologists, psychologists, and other mind specialists to control behavior in a patient. It has been used to treat phobias, allowing a subject to face and endure situations that once may have immobilized them.
* Hypnosis has been used in many self-improvement categories, such as weight loss, nail-biting, and smoking. It has been used to control bed-wetting and thumb-sucking habits in young patients.
* Many of the programs that enhance intelligence or education-related skills involve the use of hypnosis — speed reading and memorization improvement are two examples. Individuals simply seeking to better themselves in their professional careers may seek the services of a hypnotist; the same holds true of artists of all kinds — actors, musicians, writers.
* Hypnotherapy has become more and more widely accepted because it does not involve potentially habit-forming drugs, has no serious side-effects and is inexpensive.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Coping and management is the key to a much more peaceful existence. Hypnosis can help you by training your conscious mind to rid itself of useless habits of anxiety, depression and other unhealthy behaviors. Stress causes many physical and psychological problems that can be relieved through hypnosis, so it is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress.
Not all stress is bad! Stress is good when it invigorates your life and challenges you to reach the limits of your potential. Stress can be bad when worry about problems or situations causes headaches, insomnia, depression or any other physical problems. Learning how to properly manage stress makes you a happier person and one that others will want to be around. Stress is contagious and if you are down about a problem, you will also bring others around down to your level. Through hypnosis, you can also learn to recognize stress in others and how to avoid getting caught up in their problems.
“People have many reasons for overeating such as habit, stress or compulsions. Traditional diet methods fail to address the emotional reasons for out of control eating and often leave the dieter frustrated and feeling like a failure.”
Tried-and-True Weight Loss – an excerpt from a ABC Good Morning America Broadcast
Judy Lederman has struggled with her weight all her life, and said hypnosis helped her lose 95 pounds. “I’ve tried every diet known to man,” she said.
Not wanting to deal with another diet, she went to a hypnotist. At the time, Lederman weighed 224 pounds. Initially, she was skeptical. Not so, when she saw the results.
Her hypnotist, Rosemarie Schulman, uses a two-part process. First, she gets the patient to understand his or her behavior. And then, through a relaxed state of mind, she suggests they alter their habits.
“When they are completely relaxed and open to suggestion,” said Schulman, “then you go into saying things like, ‘The sugar cravings you have in the afternoon no longer interest you. The wonderful smell of fresh fruit, and taste, now interest you and make you feel very strong.’ ”
Three years since Lederman’s first session, she now weighs 129 pounds and still works with her hypnotist to maintain her healthy lifestyle.
“I used to go out of my way to find the best bakery or the best cakes or pastries,” Lederman said. “At this point, I would go anywhere to find the best hypnotist, the best gym. My whole way of thinking has turned on that. And the pastries, they can just sit in the bakery.”