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The Problem with Hypnosis is the Word Hypnosis
The problem with hypnosis is the word hypnosis because of its association with the antics of stage hypnotists who use hypnosis for the purpose of entertainment. For this reason many people are simply unable to see past this and as a result close the door to a very powerful healing option. The people who turn to hypnotherapy to address conditions such as depression, panic attacks, sleeping problems, sexual difficulties, irritable bowel, overweight, lack of confidence, fears, phobias, post traumatic stress, and smoking realise that some problems are created by the mind and as such need to be addressed by the mind.
Nobody deliberately or consciously sets out to develop depression but the fact is there are many people in our society who live with depression. Many of these people feel ashamed to feel the way they do and try to hide the condition for fear for being labelled by society. Many people take medication prescribed by their GPs to alleviate the symptoms of depression and can spend years taking the medication without ever addressing the root cause of the condition. There are many reasons why a person can develop depression but invariably it is to do with repressed feelings. Analytical Hypnotherapy is hypnosis coupled with psychotherapy and is a treatment that provides the sufferer of depression to release these repressed feelings and bring balance back into their lives.
Emotions conjure up negative associations in many people’s minds. When a person expresses emotion it makes those around feel uncomfortable and everything is done to get the person to pull themselves together so that people can get back to feeling comfortable again. We are all conditioned from a young age to keep our feelings inside in case we upset those around us. It is this mentality that causes many people to become ill after years of stuffing down feelings and emotions. Those feelings and emotions have to be expressed some way so if we do not allow the natural expression of how we feel then they can manifest as the physical symptoms we then suffer. The mind could be likened to a pressure cooker building up pressure each time we push down our emotions to the point where something has to give. Medication can alleviate the symptoms the same way turning off a fire alarm would stop eliminate the irritating noise but turning off the alarm is not going to put out the fire!
There is a very good reason for every psychosomatic illness but the reason is buried in the subconscious, the feeling side of every human being, where our emotions are to be found. In order to deal with a psychosomatic illness we need to access the subconscious and express emotions we buried. The cause of the condition did not kill you so dealing with it is also not going to kill you. The problem is that many people see feelings and emotions as something dirty and many associate the expression of emotion with a feeling of not being in control and so they would rather live with the condition.
Hypnosis is a feeling. Anyone can learn the art of self hypnosis and in so doing make that all important connection with the subconscious and acknowledge the power behind their lives. Hypnotherapy involves enlisting the help of the subconscious to resolve a problem. By looking within for the answers to our problems we take responsibility for our own well being and we learn how to heal ourselves.
Why can’t a person stop smoking? They know it is bad for them and they are now isolating themselves socially by continuing to do it. The problem is that smoking is a habit and any habit is a programme stored in the subconscious. If you want to break a habit then wouldn’t it make sense to access the subconscious and remove the smoking programme and replace it with a healthier pursuit?
Have you ever tried to stay awake at a boring meeting and the more you tried the harder it became to stay awake? Have you ever tried to stop yourself laughing and the more you tried the harder it became to control your laughter. So you can imagine how difficult it can be for a man trying to have an erection when the harder he tries the limper he becomes. Imagine someone trying to go to sleep. The harder they try the more awake they feel. When the conscious and subconscious are in conflict it is inevitably the subconscious that always wins out. This is why learning to access the subconscious using hypnosis is the key to resolving psychosomatic conditions. Get over the word hypnosis and realise its potential in the world of healing.
Analytical Hypnotherapy which is an ethical approach to healing conditions created by the mind and our success rate reflects that this holistic approach though it may take longer works and is lasting.
Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman
Spirit Whisperer highly Recommends these two books from Amazon on Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
"Love's Executioner: and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by irvin Yalom" from Amazon books is probably the most insightful read on the subject of psychotherapy.
"Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman" is the best book on the use hypnosis to uncover the underlying emotional root cause of a problem in the subconscious. Using a combination of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy is proving to be most effective in therapy to address matters of the mind. It is becoming difficult to source this book nowadays but Amazon still have a limited stock.
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