Hypnotherapy is a very popular form of therapy based on hypnosis. Hypnotherapy uses focused attention, concentration as well as guided relaxation in order to help the patient achieve a heightened sense of awareness. 
Provided that the hypnotherapy session is conducted by a skilled, experienced and highly trained therapist, it will slowly induce what is known as a “trance”. During this state, the therapist can guide the patient’s attention and explore thoughts, memories or feelings to overcome problems like addiction and mental health illnesses such as anxiety and depression. 
In New Zealand hypnotherapy is becoming more widely available and is a very effective solution for people who want to quit smoking or deal with problems such as over eating. 

What Are The Main Benefits Of Hypnotherapy?

Although hypnotherapy, or medical hypnosis, can be used to treat a wide array of conditions it is commonly used to treat certain addictions and to correct various behaviours by delving into the subconscious mind. 
There are many factors that can make a person prone to certain addictions, such as a drug or alcohol addiction, from childhood problems to genetics and even your upbringing. This is where a professional who specialises in hypnotherapy can step in and help you address all these factors to break your addiction and prevent a relapse. 

Hypnotherapy is also widely used for treating patients who suffer from chronic anxiety, stress or fatigue. One of the many problems of our fast-paced society is stress. Stress can be a silent killer that wreaks havoc on your physical and mental health. 
The body produces more cortisol when you are in a high alert (stressful) state, so by having a hypnotherapy session you can truly relax and give your body some much needed downtime. 

This simple yet highly efficient form of therapy can also help people to become more determined and ambitious to reach their personal or professional goals. For instance, it is not uncommon for overweight people who simply cannot stick to a diet to use hypnotherapy in order to lose weight and keep the weight off. 
Statistically speaking, hypnotherapy can be 30% more efficient than dieting, and an in-depth hypnosis session can “re-wire” the patient’s thinking patterns, especially helpful for those who tend to overeat due to various psychological and emotional reasons. Comfort eating can be very successfully treated using hypnotherapy. 

Not only can hypnotherapy help you relax, achieve your goals and treat illnesses, it can also help you overcome childhood trauma and other more severe issues. The human body has an incredibly complex coping mechanism, and it often happens that our mind tends to store hurtful memories in such a way that they can interfere with our daily lives. Hypnotherapy digs deep into these memories and helps you overcome them by treating the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.

If you would like to try a hypnotherapy session and you live in New Zealand then the team at Medical Hypnosis can help. Just contact our team to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help treat a variety conditions and the locations in New Zealand where you can book a hypnosis session.

~ Dr Patrick McCarthy

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