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How Effective Is Hypnotherapy For Curing Addictions, Bad Habits And Poor Self Esteem?

How Effective Is Hypnotherapy for Curing Addictions, Bad Habits and Poor Self Esteem?

By James Tallett

Definition of Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the initiation of a trance-like condition, and the subject is in an increased state of awareness, concentrating wholly on the hypnotist’s voice. The conscious mind is suppressed, and the subconscious mind is accessible. The therapist can then convey ideas, thoughts and life-style alterations. This practice of encouraging constructive change in any way is known as hypnotherapy.

How it Works

Looking at a smoker. The addiction of smoking, controlled by subconscious programming as a self-image, as a smoker is integrated into the subconscious mind. Then the smoker consciously wants to give up smoking. The struggle between the will power on the conscious mind and the programming on the subconscious mind, results in a battle. This battle between conscious and the subconscious ends up, usually, with the conscious mind, even with its will power losing almost every time.

Therefore, because hypnotherapy works with the subconscious in order to bring about change on a very deep and permanent level, it has proved to be very powerful. Hypnosis is thought to work by changing our level of consciousness, that the reasoning left-hand side of the brain is made subordinate, while the unreasoning right-hand side is made more dominant. A subject, for example, consciously wanting to overcome a fear of snakes may try everything they can, but still fail if their subconscious mind keeps this fear and prevents their success. Progress then, can only be made by retraining the subconscious mind so that deep-seated inherent fears and beliefs are removed or, at least, changed.

How Effective Is It?

From an article in American Health Magazine the statistics show that in:-

1. Psychoanalysis that there was a 38% improvement after 600 sessions.
2. Behavioural Therapy that there was a 72% improvement after 22 sessions.
3. Hypnotherapy: There was a 93% success after 6 sessions.

Does that not say something? That after only 6 sessions of Hypnotherapy there was a 93% ‘Success Rate’ as opposed to an ‘Improvement Rate’ with Psychoanalysis and Behavioural Therapy and knowing as we all do what analysts and therapists charges are?
That Hypnotherapy not only being more reliable is also considerably less expensive in cost and sessions required!

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be highly effective. Hypnosis has been around for hundreds of years and has been accredited and approved by the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association for over 50 years. Hypnosis is a completely natural process. Everyone has a natural ability to be hypnotised, an ability unconnected to intelligence or personality. Hypnotherapy though, is safe, non-invasive and a sound natural state. People usually associate hypnosis and hypnotherapy with weight loss, stopping smoking, improving recall and study habits, increasing creativity, building confidence, becoming a calm public spokesperson among others.

How Effective Is Hypnotherapy on an mp3 Recording or CD?

Created by an experienced hypnotherapist, a recording or an mp3 or CD of quality, are usually very effective for guiding anyone to achieving a personal change. The key really, is a person’s desire to change. People often enter a hypnosis programme or use hypnotherapy mp3’s or a CD without a real dedication or desire to change. They are often misguided into thinking that hypnosis is a magic that will cure all their problems, but it does not work like that.

Delivering positive promptings defined in a welcoming way to the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy mp3’s or a CD, can both help and lead you toward the behavioural changes that you want.

Generally, you will need to listen once or twice daily. Commonly, many prefer to find starting and ending the day by listening to their hypnotherapy mp3 or CD and ideally spend anywhere between 30 and 40 minutes in a peaceful, low light and comfortable location where you will not be disturbed.

Allow the hypnotherapist to guide you into a relaxed state. Then the hypnotherapist will give you suggestions based on the changes required, as on the mp3 or CD. You will then imagine that you are acting in the guided behaviours. The subconscious mind will direct you through the imagery and your subconscious begins to make changes.

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