The wonderful thing about hypnotherapy is that it is a safe, natural and powerful therapy. Regardless of what challenges you face in your life, there is always the potential to improve. More and more people are realizing the incredible life benefits of hypnotherapy, and are choosing it as a first choice rather than a last resort. It doesn’t matter how long you have been living with your problem, it’s never too late to move toward a happier and healthier future.
Hypnotherapy for I.B.S. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
I.B.S is a chronic condition that affects the large intestines. The exact cause isn’t understood, but research has been able to identify certain common triggers that can make symptoms such as; bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhoea or constipation, fluctuate. Most sufferers have to deal with periods of exacerbated symptoms and also reduction in severity of symptoms. Many people with IBS find that maintaining dietary restrictions is helpful, and there are also several medications that may help reduce severity of symptoms.
It has long been understood that I.B.S. is a real physical condition with uncomfortable, painful and often embarrassing symptoms that have a genuine physiological cause. But it is also recognised that the condition has a strong emotional component meaning that fluctuations in emotional stress can aggravate the symptoms. Sufferers are often told they need to change their stressful lifestyle or try to relax more. This is where hypnotherapy has been shown time and time again to be extremely effective in the treatment of IBS. Hypnotherapy is often one of the first treatment options a G.P. will suggest as there is so much research to back up it’s efficacy.
Hypnotherapy for Insomnia
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. It might include; difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or difficulty returning to sleep. It’s not as insignificant as simply feeling tired the following day. Insomnia can have some serious negative consequences. Chronic insomnia can impact your mental and physical health. Mentally it can affect your ability to concentrate, your ability to learn, to remember, and to perform tasks. It can alter your mood, making you more emotional, maybe more irritable or short–tempered, alter your motivation and also your energy levels, so that doing anything becomes harder. Long term lack of sleep, can also affect your immune system, making you susceptible to any number of infections, inflammation and other many other physical problems. Insomnia can have a physical cause, so it’s vital you see your main healthcare provider to exclude anything underlying. Having feelings of stress and anxiety are known to contribute to problems with sleeping.
Ironically the more problems you have with sleeping the more you are likely to worry about them, and the worse they become, this cycle is so common. Tension can lead to stress, can lead to overwhelm, can lead to insomnia. Hypnotherapy is incredibly powerful at breaking that cycle and unlike many medications is free from side-effects.
Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain
Many studies have been able to show hypnotherapy is effective for treating various types of chronic pain, sometimes it can be immediate, other times after repeated practice but the research shows that once pain is reduced it tends to be a permanent improvement. For many people who experience unrelieved chronic pain, the pain can be a catalyst to other problems; they are more likely to have additional complications from physical limitations, and are also more likely to experience depression resulting from the emotional distress of ongoing pain. Therefore relieving chronic pain will have a knock–on effect in other areas of their life. Potentially; specialist visits or investigations may be reduced, time trying different treatment options may be reduced, long–term use of strong pain relieving medications can be reduced, as well as medications for disturbed sleep. Practicing self–hypnosis often enhances results so listening to the recording from your sessions is recommended.
Hypnotherapy for Migraines
Over 3 million Australians have been affected by Migraine. Some people may only ever have a single episode, but many have repeated, severe episodes that have a considerable impact on their quality of life. There are several types of Migraine and each person may have a different experience to the next. Migraines can vary in severity and frequency but the extremely painful headache can last up to 72 hours and is often accompanied by several other debilitating symptoms such as:
- Visual disturbances, known as Auras, including blind spots, flashing lights, blurred focus
- Nausea and/or Vomiting. Dizziness. Feeling extremely ill
- Photophobia– sensitivity to light
- Osmophobia– sensitivity to smells
- Phonophobia– sensitivity to noise
- Lack of concentration
- Neck and shoulder stiffness
- Tingling or pins and needles.
Research has shown that Hypnotherapy can be incredibly successful at treating migraines, either preventing them occurring, or reducing their severity, with the additional benefit that it is drug free and therefore is free of potentially harmful side effects.
Hypnotherapy pre– and post–surgery
For most people the thought of undergoing surgery can be incredibly daunting. With thousands of procedures performed everyday a certain percentage of people will benefit greatly from preparing themselves psychologically. Many studies have shown that Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective at reducing pre– operative anxiety, post–operative pain, post–operative bleeding and also speed up the healing process.