Have you always wanted to know how hypnotherapy works? Or how it can actually help to improve your life? Many people think of stage shows and entertainment value when think of hypnotherapy. What to expect from clinical hypnotherapy though is entirely different. Hypnotherapy has been used in clinical practice for centuries and is a proven psychological phenomena, grounded in neuroscience. In fact, in European countries, hypnotherapy is so widely accepted, it is offered as an alternative for anesthesia in modern hospitals for major surgery.
How Hypnotherapy Works
Wondering how hypnotherapy works? Hypnotherapy draws on fundamental concepts of neuroscience regarding the structure of the human brain. The human mind works on two levels; the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious side sits on the left hand side of the brain and focuses on analytics, while the unconscious side on the right has a greater focus on creative processes.
If you could imagine, just for a moment, that your ‘conscious mind’ is about size of the chair that you are sitting on right now and the ‘unconscious mind’ takes up the space of the whole of the rest of the room you are in. We consciously make decisions, we judge, criticise, accept, decline, like, dislike, and consciously ‘think’ about what and how to do things. We do all this in our ‘conscious mind’. However, the unconscious mind is the hard drive of our mind. Every single thing we have ever done, said, heard, felt, smelt, tasted is stored there. It is here we store our perceptions, our emotions and our habits. We can consciously decide to ‘do something’ but if the ‘unconscious’ has a feeling, or a memory, that decision may be harmful, you will sabotage yourself.
We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind but it is our unconscious mind that controls our outcomes.
Our hypnotherapy uses techniques to relax your conscious mind and communicate directly with your unconscious mind. In this way, hypnotherapy benefits you as a completely gentle, relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Research has shown it is far easier to access and change lifelong habits in this state. Essentially hypnosis is a REM cycle of sleep, while still awake. In hypnotherapy, what to expect is not dissimilar to a calming rest.
Does Hypnosis Work To Quit Smoking?
In short, yes. Hypnotherapy benefits from decades of academic research and proven results. Our process doesn’t require lengthy time commitments or fiddling with annoying patches and gum that may bring on nasty side-effects. Even better, our smoking cessation hypnosis is completely safe. In order to work on a lasting level, hypnosis relies on the will of the individual. This means you won’t be hypnotised if you don’t want to, and you cannot be trapped in a hypnotised state against your will. But, it also means you are your own saviour when you achieve your smoking cessation goals. How awesome is that?