Medical Hypnosis utilizes positive suggestions in the treatment of both physical and emotional disorders. Medical Hypnosis is dynamic, short term, and directed. It follows a medical model of psychotherapy aimed at resolving the underlying unconscious causes responsible for the physical or emotional symptoms, negative thinking and unwanted behavior. It is extremely helpful in determining the origin/root cause of a person’s problem, because it reaches regions of the mind that cannot be easily reached in the normal waking state. As a result individuals experience changes in sensation, perception, thought or behavior corresponding to his or their mental or physical health needs.
Hypnosis is highly effective in treating eating and smoking addictions. Exploring the unconscious relationship with how food or cigarettes may be a coping mechanism for dealing with emotional distress, the stress can be eliminated through changed behavior and thought patterns resulting in healthier eating patterns. Hypnotic suggestions can also make the act of smoking or eating certain foods become repulsive, via foul tastes or other physical unpleasantness known as “extinction.”
- Motivation to stick to your diet and exercise plan.
- Control cravings for particular food items or snacks.
- Change attitudes and strategies to change eating habits and lifestyle
Virtual Gastric Band Surgery
Virtual Gastric Band Surgery is a non-surgical technique using the power of hypnosis to replicate the effects of actual surgical gastric banding. Virtual Lap Band Hypnotherapy has been performed for years in the UK and Europe and is becoming very popular with people who have a desire to reduce their weight, but feel reluctant to undergo an invasive surgical procedure such as the Lap Band, Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass.
Medical hypnosis proves to be helpful for acute and chronic pain. Hypnosis can also work to program the mind to direct attention away from pain. In this way individuals will perceive far less discomfort. Also, hypnosis pain management programs can help our mind realize and understand that the pain is there, but does not allow us to suffer from it. With help of endorphins, the brain is capable of inducing analgesia, which is a mild anesthesia, and can also create full anesthesia (numbness). During hypnosis, the conscious part of the brain is temporarily tuned out as the person focuses on relaxation and lets go of distracting thoughts. When hypnotized, a person may experience a slowing of the pulse and respiration, and an increase in alpha brain waves. The person may also become more open to specific suggestions and goals such as reducing pain. In the post-suggestion phase, the therapist reinforces continued use of the new behavior.
- Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Headaches
- Manages Back and Muscle Pain
- Controls Pain During Dental and Surgical Procedures
Hypnotherapy is a way to deal with any stresses or fears and tension that may be affecting the ability to conceive or that may interfere in a successful pregnancy. Through hypnosis patients have been able to eliminate “morning sickness”, or experience a reduced frequency and intensity of nausea during their pregnancy. Utilizing relaxation techniques along with reproductive strategies allows patients to feel calm and comfort during fertility procedures and increase the chances that fertility medications will work. Hypnosis promotes better mind body communication, which enhances the psychological deep physiological functioning necessary to conceive and to have a healthy pregnancy.
The process of treating insomnia in order to fall asleep and have peaceful sleep can easily be achieved through hypnosis. Hypnotherapy can be used to learn relaxation techniques, and to train the mind to slow down when your body is getting ready for sleep. When you go to sleep expecting a relaxing night and good dreams, it is more than likely that you will get them. Hypnotherapy can also help you understand some of the underlying causes of insomnia which are often stress, depression or anxiety. Many people who suffer from insomnia don’t understand why or how it’s happening, and need help understanding the motives behind their anxiety and distress. Hypnotherapy can help
- Re-educate the mind when it comes to sleep.
- Detach one from life’s overwhelming concerns, and train the mind to slow down when your body is getting ready for sleep
- Pull your mind away from negative thoughts and focus on positive, soothing thoughts
- Redirect your mind away from the raging thoughts of everyday strife