Inner Peace: 5 Ways Hypnosis Provides
Quick, Lasting Change
Hypnosis is a powerful psychological tool, but it isn't
without controversy. Many people have mixed feelings about hypnosis, and it's
not that hard to see why. Some people find it easy to fall into hypnotic
suggestion while others find it extremely difficult to get into the right
relaxed mindset needed to see the full benefits. However, more and more people
are coming to see the major benefits that being hypnotized can provide,
especially when it comes to stress relief and finding inner peace.
The masses are generally uninformed about hypnotic
treatments, not necessarily against it, or they simply don't understand how
hypnosis really works; studies have been conducted at universities and medical
centers such as
Stanford which confirms hypnosis impacts
on perception- sometimes in many more ways than people would initially have
Why Is Hypnosis A
Hypnosis is a good treatment for a wide variety of reasons.
One of the first is that there are no physical side effects like prescription
medications bring to the table. Since this is all psychological and dealing with
the subconscious mind, emotions, and thoughts, using physical medications that
can harshly effect the body doesn't make sense. However, hypnosis is like
combining the best of meditation and psychology - with its own benefits that
aren't matched by any other type of treatment.
That's a strong combination of positive benefits, and since
there isn't going to be the same physical risks that medication or
hospitalization might bring, there should be less stigma or barrier to entrance.
Why Is Hypnosis
There are several reasons. One is that since so many
different issues can be helped with this treatment, that it provides a
cumulative effect. Stressing less can make it easier to lose weight, both of
which help heart health and general well-being, and if you feel better you're
going to be happier and less prone to depression, etc.
There's also the fact that this treatment
forces individuals to take a deep look at themselves and figure out
what the root cause of many issues might be. This allows for direct treatment.
It's a classic case of being able to treat the root cause instead of just the
symptoms. That makes a huge difference in the long-term success rate of any
Add in the fact that this is about the only treatment that
directly engages the mind and therefore helps automatically create the habits
you need to maintain the benefits and suddenly it's becoming clear why hypnosis
has so many fans, even before you begin to see what the actual studies say.
Hypnosis Can Treat An Incredible Array Of Issues
One of the major reasons hypnosis is becoming so popular as
a treatment is because of the sheer number of issues it can help with. Very few
people have only one cause of stress in their life. There are many different
things that get in the way of inner peace, and that means there could be
multiple causes working together to rob you of the peaceful and stable feelings
Just how many issues can hypnosis help with? That answer is
going to vary greatly depending on who you talk to, and truth be told it is
fully possible that we haven't yet even begun to scratch the surface of all the
benefits that these treatments can offer. However, a good starting number is
offered by the nationally accredited
College of Hypnotherapy that puts the
number of 146 as the starting point.
Just a small list of issues that can be treated include:
- Past traumas,
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing social anxiety
- Losing weight
- Fighting addictions
- Controlling nightmares
This is just a small sampling of the many different areas
where the right certified hypnotist will be able to help. Anyone suffering from
any of these issues can tell you just how much of a difference it would make in
quality of life if those problems could be pushed out of the way.
To speak to its ultimate power to reach our deepest layers
of subconcious, Sean Wheeler, an
Atlanta Hypnotherapist, was featured on
CNN and Nancy Grace to provide forensic hypnosis on a patient who blacked out
and instantly cure someone of a 30 year smoking habit.
This isn't just a fringe case either.
Psychology Today, even talks about the
power of hypnosis and how it is such a potentially strong tool. Each individual
person has their own unique thoughts, brains, and emotions, and usually that can
be a complication to figuring out how to treat someone since you need different
baselines to figure out what would work as a treatment. However, since hypnosis
is a personalized treatment by the definition of how it works, this can actually
work to your advantage and help really get things moving for your very specific
Benefit #2: Firmly
Implants Subconscious Habits
Another major benefit of hypnotic suggestion is the fact
that it can be used to firmly implant subconscious habits, or
replace bad ones, that would otherwise
take weeks or months of hard work to create - if you had the willpower to do so.
Most people grossly overestimate how much willpower they have and underestimate
how much energy it takes to break an old bad habit and replace it with a good
This is why over 90% of all diet attempts fail, why most
people never see their New Year's resolutions last past February, and why so
many people are stressed no matter how much they talk about learning to be calm
and balance themselves out. While there are people that manage to make these
types of changes, it is rare and even among those who succeed it's usually super
athletes, individuals who went through the vigors of military training, or
another similar situation.
While hypnosis is not a magic on/off switch that can turn
you from a procrastinating angst-ridden mess with no will power into a walking
embodiment of James Bond in one or two sessions, what it can do is knock down
the initial barriers that often overpower a person's will. Hypnosis can take a
mindset that is set to the negative and turn it positive, make you naturally
feel a tendency towards the right action instead of the wrong one.
This is never a 100% guarantee of working but it does
create a much better internal dialogue and allows a person to set him or herself
up for success as opposed to struggle.
Benefit #3: Deal
With Resolving Core Issues
One of the most frustrating aspects of medicine for many
people is the fact that treatments often don't work or seem to
make things better for a short time but
then need to be repeated over and over again, often with lesser results the
longer it goes on. This comes from treating the symptoms instead of the core
problem. Taking aspirin to fight a headache is great, but if the cause is from
old glasses, backed up sinuses, or dehydration, then that aspirin isn't a good
long term solution.
Hypnosis deals with the mind and that means the treatment
gets to the base of the issue, especially when looking at stress, trauma, or
restlessness. These are psychological issues that can affect a person with
mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. Working on the core issues that are at
the base of these problems helps promote a much more likely long-term solution
that will actually stick with a person.
Core issues are often revealed though hypnosis, but that is
not anything to run from. It is, in fact, an outstanding selling point as to why
you should consider this treatment. If anxiety, depression, restlessness, or
other social and emotional issues are stemming from some deep seeded problem
that an experienced hypnotherapist can get to the heart of, then why not give it
Benefit #4: Mental
Truths Create Physical Truths
The connection between a healthy mental space and a better
(and healthier) physical body is impossible to deny. If you want mental and
emotional peace, you need a physically healthy body. That change can be assisted
on every level from really good use of hypnotic suggestion, treatment, and
This is why putting a pen in your mouth to force a smile
will eventually flood your body with the same chemical hormones you get when
happy - and just having that expression will create the hormones that then
create the emotion. People often talk about "power poses" that help flood the
body with testosterone and hormones that are shown to affect mood temporarily.
Anxiety rarely comes because of a physical ailment. The
mental aspect can be directly dealt with through hypnosis because being able to
relax, speak to the subconscious, and set up good long term habits will have far
reaching effects to the patient's benefit.
If a person is really sad, they're not going to smile
convincingly. If they're loving every bit of life, they would have to be a
master thespian to convince others that they were really depressed to the point
of sobbing. The main point here is that the inside reality dictates the outside.
That means dealing with the psychological aspects in the
mind is a great way to best help a patient overcome various problems and issues
to establish an inner peace that will only further help them out throughout all
areas of life.
Benefit #5: One Of
The Best Treatments For Depression
Nothing messes with inner peace (or physical, mental, and
emotional health, for that matter) than depression. Depression is one of those
inner demon issues that can insidiously reach into every part of a person's
health and a person's life and cause an incredible amount of problems.
Depression is also very tricky, because it can have so many causes. That can get
pretty confusing when in one person depression is causing 20 symptoms, and in
another the combination of 20 issues is causing the depression.
There are many individual
stories from patients who credit various methods of
hypnotherapy with helping them finally overcome depression, but
there's a lot more than just anecdotal evidence to back up this position. Many
studies performed by universities show that in the right setting and with solid
guidance, hypnosis often has a positive effect on patients who had previously
reported themselves as depressed.
There are many potential causes of this from simply
shifting a negative mindset to a positive one to overcoming past trauma, but for
whatever reason it continues to work for a great many people, making it an
incredible tool for not only dealing with depression but also naturally
replacing it with peace.
Even if a person with depression is hesitant, it is
definitely worth noting that hypnotic treatments should be considered.
Anti-depressants are notorious for horrific side effects, and for many times
ending up making the entire depressive episode much, much worse. Don't chance
that - try seeing if hypnosis could be a viable effective (not to mention safer)
Treatment The Answer For You?
Most people can benefit from some type of hypnotic
treatment. Whether it is the answer for any given individual is obviously going
to be solved on a case by case basis. Hypnosis offers plenty of promise and can
be used for curing a terrible vice, fighting off anxiety and depression, or even
just a general treatment to help with finding the inner peace and strength
needed to appropriately deal with the many stresses of everyday life.
Even if you don't have anything specific you are trying to
nail down or a habit you are trying to change, it is worth taking a look at
hypnosis as a possible supplemental treatment to help with general mental and
Over Thousands of Years
There is no other treatment out there that has the
flexibility and variety of hypnosis. Not only does this psychological treatment
help take care of bad habits a person wants to break, but by dealing with the
mental root of them and replacing those bad habits with positive and encouraging
suggestions, a person will find they have more strength to resist temptation and
more happiness in improving themselves.
That is what you call a win-win situation and helps explain
why hypnosis is sure to remain an extremely important tool in the foreseeable