When it comes to psychotherapy, there are countless forms on the market to choose from: psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, systemic familial therapy and so on. Also, there are other types of therapies that propose a holistic approach to health, such as acupuncture, massage or a nice session of aromatherapy. Regardless of the many types of therapy out there, I will be focusing in this article on hypnotherapy.
As a former hypnotherapy client I have experienced first-hand the amazing effects it has on the body and mind. I used to have this awful phobia of spiders. It was so terrible that even hearing the word made me experienced an emotional and at times even physical reaction, such as sweaty hands and elevated pulse. Yet, after only four sessions of hypnotherapy, I could talk about spiders and even watch videos on Youtube of spiders and not feel a thing. It was amazing.
Also, I have seen its amazing effects on a dear friend who used to suffer from IBS for some time and was struggling to keep his mood up. Slowly, but surely, his symptoms started to diminish and by the time the therapy ended he was no longer experiencing episodes of IBS at all.
Here are a few reasons why you should also try hypnotherapy for whatever problem or issue you might have:
1. Hypnotherapy Is An Elegant And Effective Therapy
Fortunately, through hypnosis we can reach, sooner rather than later, the root cause of our problem. And that is possible because this form of therapy works with the subconscious mind. The rest of the therapies focus mainly on working with your conscious mind. One of the benefits of working with your subconscious mind is that both you and therapist have access to your previous experiences, memories and so on that you have stored up to that point.
Now, a spider phobia, such as the one I had, can be triggered by a disturbing event that happened when you were a child. Event that, at that time, might have seemed unproblematic. As the years pass, it becomes difficult to remember the trigger which is precisely why hypnotherapy works so well. It helps us enter an altered state of consciousness and uncover the cause of our issues. After that, it helps us confront and reprocess them. And then, you are free to let them go and move on.
2. Fast And Affordable
Everyone is unique and so is the amount of time we need to spend in therapy. Unlike other forms of psychotherapy, this one is usually shorter, which also makes it more affordable.
Most therapies take from a couple of months to a couple of years, and in some cases, even longer. There are a lot of factors that play a role in the duration of therapy: type of problem, type of person, type of therapy, type of therapeutic relationship, the commitment of the patient or client towards achieving their goals and so on. That’s why it is difficult to offer a solid answer as to how long it takes.
In the case of hypnotherapy, usually, for common issues, it takes about 6 weeks to create a change that the patient or client can maintain.
3. Work On Any Kind Of Issues
Here’s a nice, comforting fact: hypnotherapy is beneficial for any kind of problem: from weight loss to serious issues, you can rest assured you will see results. Some professionals also use hypnosis in the medical field. For example it can also be used as an anesthetic for childbirth.
Indeed, hypnotherapy is very powerful. Therefore, regardless of your issue, you can be certain that hypnotherapy will be there for you, to aid and guide you into fully transforming yourself into the person you wish to become.
To sum up, hypnotherapy is a powerful form of psychotherapy that makes use of the unlimited power of the subconscious mind in order to heal anything from small issues to serious ones.
However perfect and powerful it may be, a lot of us are afraid to commit to such form of therapy due to its portrayal in movies and novels. In truth, those are not accurate representations of hypnosis. They are made up to be dramatic just for the show. Truthfully, hypnotherapy is a perfectly safe and gentle approach in which you, the beneficiary, is always in control and, as I said, always perfectly safe.