How Hypnotherapy Is Used Therapeutically

Hypnosis has been poorly portrayed in the movies and media in years past, and as a result, many people are afraid of it or believe it to be little more than a magic trick. But contrary to popular belief, hypnotherapy, the application of hypnosis for health improvement, is a powerful tool with a unique ability to heal undesirable thought patterns, past experiences, and traumas lurking in the subconscious mind.

When you’re up and about, your conscious mind is mostly in control; it takes in your experiences, analyzes them, and makes decisions based on the logic of the moment and past events. Because the subconscious mind is responsible for storing these past events and their attached emotional impressions, it too has a significant impact on how we think and feel. Unfortunately, the subconscious is not always easy to access directly.

This is where hypnotherapy comes in. Hypnotherapists may use a combination of guided imagery, soothing speech, and gentle touch to induce a highly focused state where the subconscious mind is more accessible. This makes it very effective for resolving past experiences that no longer serve you and may be causing mental or physical health problems. Hypnotherapy has been used successfully as a supplement to traditional treatments for a wide range of health disorders, including PTSD, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer.

Unlike in the movies, you are completely in control during a hypnotherapy session, and most people remember their entire experience. If you’re interested in learning more about hypnotherapy or would like to work with a practitioner, check out Tribe’s practitioner directory.

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