15 February 2013

Health Benefits of Hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for various physical and psychological issues.  Hypnosis comes from the Greek word hypnos, which means sleep.  In hypnotherapy treatments patients are guided into a deep level of relaxation through guided exercises by hypnotherapists. Hypnotherapy is actually a technique that has been around since the 1700's, but begun to gain mainstream popularity in the mid 1900's.  Average hypnotherapy sessions last an hour and the list of ailments hypnotherapy can bring relief or resolve for is growing!

What Health Issues Can Hypnotherapy Benefit?
Hypnotherapy has a variety of different health issues it can help provide relief for including the following:

* Phobias
* Weight Loss
* Eating Disorders
* Fibromyalgia
* Chronic Pain
* Insomnia
* Addictions
* Bedwetting
* Stress
* Skin Disorders
* Labor & Delivery
* Depression
* Anxiety

What Does Research Show About Health Benefits?
A natural health benefit due to hypnotherapy is a more overall relaxed demeanor and improved sleep patterns.  As a result of this improved rest, your body is able to heal itself faster which is just another added bonus!  Allowing yourself to be put into a deep relaxation will also help you to let go of the day to day stress in your life and will leave you better equipped to manage stress in between sessions.  Studies show that our body heals faster when we are able to keep our stress levels down.  One more added benefit to hypnotherapy I think worth mentioning is the ability to gain relaxation techniques you can use outside of the sessions in your daily life.  For example, studies where those who had knowledge gained from hypnotherapy about relaxation techniques that then had to undergo invasive medical procedures where they applied these techniques had a more positive outlook and a faster recovery time as a result.  The benefits of hypnotherapy are truly amazing! 

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