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Hypnotherapy to quit smoking
The reason hypnosis works so well is easy to understand. Smoking, like all habits, is controlled by the subconscious part of the mind.
When it comes to stopping smoking, it is important you know why you want to quit and are sure you are making the decision for yourself. Trying to quit when you’re not ready, or for reasons other than your own, can often lead to relapse and feeling like a failure. If you decide you want to quit and are committed to the decision, it’s more likely you’ll succeed
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking; like smoking to relieve stress. It is these negative thoughts and behaviours that often prevents people from successfully giving up. Quitting does not deal with the underlying issues.
So, when a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change how they view cigarettes. Breaking an addiction like this is a challenge; it won’t be easy, especially if it is a lifelong habit, and changing how you think about something can be difficult.
Hypnotherapy focuses on this change. The hypnotherapist will support you and guide you through the motions, you’re no longer alone in the trying to quit. Because of this, hypnotherapy is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment.
When considering hypnosis to stop smoking, the first thing to do is to make sure you are ready and are choosing to quit for yourself. Hypnotherapy for smoking has been found to be most effective when the person really wants to quit and is determined in succeeding.
Hypnotherapy for weight reduction
Losing weight can be a difficult process - not made any easier by the conflicting, and often dangerous, advice out there in the world. We are constantly bombarded with TV programmes, advertising and social media feeds full of pictures of food, and the presence of these can make the temptation to veer away from healthy or intuitive eating very strong.
Then there are weight loss pills and other commercial weight reducing programmes which focus upon restricting what you eat, rather than considering how you eat, or what you think about the food you are putting into your body. It's no surprise to have developed certain negative mindsets around what we put in our bodies.
The aim of hypnotherapy for weight reduction is to make you feel confident about your body, change negative thoughts about eating and help you reduce your weight responsibly, without impacting your emotional well-being. By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, a hypnotherapist can help you develop a positive relationship with food and exercise, which is key to healthy weight reduction and long-term weight management.
While it is important for people to reduce their weight for health reasons if they are overweight, it's not good to feel ashamed about the need or desire to reduce weight. Because body shape and size is so tied in with the western idea of beauty, people are constantly looking for 'quick fixes' to cut corners.
Weight loss pills, fad diets and gruelling exercise regimes are just some of the ways people try to lose weight. What you have to ask yourself is - am I happy doing this? Can I carry on doing this for the rest of my life?
This is where hypnotherapy for weight reduction can help. In order to change your body, you need to first change your mind. You have to ask yourself - why am I unhappy with my body, and why can't I reduce my weight, size and shape?
Hypnosis for fertility: making your body ready
Emotions affect your fertility. Stress, depression, anxiety and worrying can lead to failed attempts. No matter how good your timing is, negative thoughts can create a hostile environment and your body just isn’t ready for getting pregnant. The biological clock continues to tick and it just makes it harder. The cycle can be never-ending unless you are willing to do something.
Sometimes there are medical reasons for being unable to conceive but this isn’t always the case. You may hear that people who say it is the very last attempt find out they are pregnant and go on to have healthy babies. This is because their body is finally in a place to accept the conception. Hypnosis can help get your body ready, without you deciding that it is the last attempt.
Hypnosis to get pregnant works by getting you mentally, emotionally and physically ready for conceiving a baby. It works on a subconscious level, so you no longer feel anxious about the next attempt and the emotions won’t affect your hormone levels in a negative way. Stress is one of the biggest problems for fertility and hypnosis can help to lower those levels.
There have been scientific tests into finding out whether hypnosis for fertility actually works. One study showed that the hormone prolactin is lowered through hypnotherapy. This hormone suppresses ovulation, which means that you may get your timing wrong and miss the window of opportunity. By lowering the hormone, ovulation happens as it should and that window of opportunity is where it should be.
It can also help to prevent tubal spasms, which can cause problems for ovulation and conception. This is an issue often brought on by stress, so the hypnosis is often used to lower the stress levels subconsciously.
What will hypnobirthing teach me?
The aim of hypnosis for childbirth, or hypnobirthing as it is commonly known, is to help you give birth in a relaxing, calm environment free from stress, anxiety or fear.
Being anxious, tense and stressed during labour (all very common feelings at this time) can prevent the birthing muscles of your body from working as they should. The hope is that by attending hypnobirthing classes you can learn techniques to foster a sense of calm and tranquillity.
On this page, we’ll look at hypnobirthing in more detail, how stress influences pain and how hypnosis for childbirth can help you gain confidence and feel empowered.
Hypnobirthing is the term which describes using hypnosis in childbirth. The idea is that, as an expectant mum, you attend hypnobirthing classes to learn self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques. You can then take what you’ve learnt into the delivery room.
The ultimate goal of hypnobirthing is to provide you with a better birthing experience. Of course, all births are different and hypnobirthing is not a guarantee that all will run smoothly. Rather, it looks to give you back control and a better chance of feeling relaxed, calm and happier throughout.
It is an increasingly popular choice for mothers looking for a natural approach, i.e. those who would rather steer clear of medication/drugs during the process. It is also popular for those who feel anxious about giving birth. This may be the case if it is your first child, or if you had a stressful past experience during childbirth.
One of the most important parts of hypnobirthing is looking at birth in a positive light. For some mothers, hearing horror stories of other people’s experiences, reading up on what ‘could’ go wrong and expecting pain can increase anxiety. Instead, hypnobirthing classes will encourage positive language, such as:
‘Surges’ or ‘tightening’, not ‘contractions’.
‘Practice labour’, not ‘false labour’.
‘Birth breathing’, not ‘pushing’.
With this foundation, your classes will be made up of self-hypnosis techniques, visualisation and breathing exercises. All of these are designed to help you gain a sense of control, reduce stress and ease anxiety. You may also learn about the ideal positions for birth to help shorten the length of labour and assist your body’s natural functions. You will likely be given materials to take home too so you can practice out of the therapy room.
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