It’s digestive disease week (DDW) and this year the venue is Chicago, the windy city. I was chatting with a surgeon yesterday evening and he asked what sort of things hypnosis can help with. “Anything which has a psychological input” I answered. “In that case, that covers everything” was his response.
It’s true. Hypnosis can be used to change how you feel, act, behave or respond in relation to anything, because EVERYTHING does indeed have a psychological component. Hypnosis can even help with things which at first appear to be entirely physical. Take IBS for instance; the symptoms are very physical and very real. And yet research has shown that hypnosis is in actual fact one of the most effective forms of treatment. IBS hypnosis is a very effective treatment indeed. Operations have even been performed using hypno-anesthesia, and I’m not talking small operations; I’m referring to major surgery, like hip replacements.
Your mind and body are intrinsically linked and research in the area of psycho-neuro-immunology (PNI) has shown that every thought you have triggers messengers in the form of neuro-transmitters and hormones to every cell in your body. There is a constant interaction between mind and body. Hypnosis can be used to direct and control this flow of information. For example you can direct your mind to dull perception of pain, reduce blood pressure, promote healthy digestion, and change your temperature, and so on. It is truly amazing what you can direct your mind to do with the help of hypnosis.
Sometimes the thoughts you have are conscious, but more often they are subconscious. Hypnosis allows access to your subconscious mind, and so allows you to direct and control the instinctive and automatic thoughts which just happen by themselves. Thus hypnosis can be used to change habits, like biting your nails, smoking or over-eating. These are of course the most common things which hypnosis is known to help with; hypnosis confidence, hypnosis weight loss and stop smoking hypnosis are all very effective treatments.
Hypnosis can also be used to change state, to enable you to relax in an instant whenever you want to or whenever you feel that you need to. Therefore hypnosis is a very effective treatment to turn to if you wish to overcome worries, tensions, fears or phobias. If you are a person who suffers from anger, or fits of temper, hypnosis can be used to sooth these unwanted emotions.
You can also use hypnosis to focus, to create a state of flow, a state which is better known in sport as being “in the zone”. There are a huge number of ways in which hypnosis can be applied in sport, and these reflect mental strategies which are beneficial in life as well. You can learn how to take a step back and dissociate, and also to step forwards and feel comfortable in the lime-light.
The fact is that everything which you experience in life depends upon how you think about it. You take in sensory information through sight, sound, feel, taste and smell. But none of these perceptions mean anything until your mind makes sense of them. It is how you think which creates your reality. And most often these thoughts are automatic and unconscious. With hypnosis you can learn to direct and control your thoughts about EVERYTHING, from confidence, to habits, to IBS, to surgical operations to sport.
What else do you know of that has this ability to empower at such a deep level and to such an infinite degree?
The best tip to anyone who wishes to empower their mind, and therefore their reality, is to learn to use hypnosis and everyone can do this with the help of hypnosis downloads.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for health, well-being and success.