Here in Australia, we’re only a few months away from the warmer, Summer weather and this is often the time we start to feel the urge to eat healthier and want to shed some of those excess kilos that winter has gifted us!
For some people this is a relatively easy thing to do. But for others, this is a tough ask. Those bad eating habits, emotional eating, lack of motivation to exercise, poor food choices and no clear goal in mind can make weight loss an impossible task.
You may say, “I’ll start tomorrow.” or “I’ll begin on Monday.” and yet it never eventuates.
If you’re stuck in these cycles, then you need guidance out of of these habits in order to be successful. You need a key to unlock new doors and begin a new way of life. If you’re ready to change then hypnotherapy can be the spark that ignites your weight loss journey and makes change so much easier!
In hypnosis, we can connect directly with the subconscious mind. We can identify and change any old beliefs that are holding you back and keeping you stuck in your old ways.
We can work on building a clear image of how you want to be and help you find ways to get there. When we work directly with the subconscious mind, change happens far more easily and we see results more quickly then when working with the conscious mind alone.
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There has been a number of recent studies which have identified hypnotherapy to be an effective alternative to medication in treating both acute and chronic pain.
Hypnotherapy incorporates both the conscious and subconscious mind or in other words, the whole mind. We begin by consciously discussing and exploring the clients pain (triggers, length of time, chronic or acute, where, when etc) and then work on the desired outcome. The second part of the session is when the client enters an state of self hypnosis. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and it’s the therapist’s job to guide the client into a state of trance. Once the client is in the right state, this in when the therapist can then make the suggestions that were discussed in the conscious counselling part of the session, to the clients subconscious mind with no resistance from the conscious mind. It’s important to remember that the client is always in control and will never accept something that is not in alignment with his/her values.
Once you learn self hypnosis, then it’s a skill that stays with you which you can use to help manage your pain even when you’re not in the clinic.
A number of studies regarding pain management with hypnosis have clearly demonstrated it’s effectiveness in relieving pain. Hypnoanalgesia (pain relief using suggestion in the hypnotic state), is known to significantly reduce pain level, the need for a hospital stay, and reduce the need for pain relief medications.
A recent study involving 3,500 patients has found that about 15% of patients exposed to heat, cold, pressure, laser, or exercise induced pain were more receptive to hypnotic suggestions and experienced almost a 40% pain reduction. Patients who were moderately receptive to hypnotic suggestions had been found to experience a 29% pain reduction. According to these findings, on average, most of the patients will experience about a 30% reduction in pain, making hypnosis a clinically significant pain reliever.
Studies have found that hypnosis can alter brain activity and connectivity. There is increased connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and insula, which enhances the mind-body connection to help control the physiological responses of the body.
It’s important to remember that once you decide to try hypnotherapy to help with your pain management, you will need a referral from your doctor and to ensure that your hypnotherapist has the required training, certification and is a member of a professional organisation which ensures that the therapist has completed recognized training to meet the criteria required for professional level membership. I’ll also mention here that any Australian professional hypnotherapist is required to undergo monthly supervision to ensure that their clients are getting the best treatment possible and we must continue regular ongoing training.
The amount of sessions required is dependent on each client, but usually 3-6 sessions is needed, making it a pleasant, relaxing and cost effective pain relief solution.
For more information please contact us- https://www.halaxy.com/profile/ms-janine-mcilwain/hypnotherapist/598611
The references and findings are published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews April 2019 issue and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4179709/
Allow yourself a little time to immerse yourself in your breath and allow everything else to drop away. Take a rest from the endless stream of thoughts, ideas, concepts and problems, and allow yourself to see them for what they truly. Just thoughts. Practicing mindfulness is a wonderful way of create more peace in your life. Enjoy xx
How good would it be to be able to just circle a day in the calendar and decide to change those bad habits!?
Stop smoking and start being healthy. 🚭
Stop nail biting when you’re stressed and calm yourself with a deep breath. 💅
Instead of reaching for junk food for emotional support you can go for a walk or do some exercise.💪
We know that we need to choose better habits so why is change so hard?
It’s because we are creatures of habit.
We are a product of yesterday. We follow the path of least resistance. That’s the way we are wired. And unless we are able to practice some serious mindfulness and focus in our daily activities, we ultimately fall back into unconscious behaviors and old patterns naturally.
In order to change successfully, we need to break these patterns of habit from the source of the habit. These habits are learned behaviors that may have kept us safe in the past or offered us a way out of a difficult situation or even emotional comfort when we needed it. Often the subconscious mind is still heavily invested in maintaining the habit because it is meeting a deeper need.
People come to see me when they’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. They realize they need to change at a deeper level. Often when a client understands why they do what they do, it makes change much easier.
Habits must be changed from a subconscious level in order to be successful.
Habits need to be changed through repetition of new desired habits. In the state of hypnosis, it is much easier to create new neural pathways in the brain for new desired habits. We can block off the old pathways, and create new, more desirable pathways that the mind naturally flows with.
If you have a bad habit that needs to be changed from a subconscious level, then hypnotherapy may be the key that makes real change easier.
Feel free to contact me for more info 😊🔑