Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of medical conditions because the mind has such a powerful influence over our body and health.
Hypnotherapy can have an effect wherever there is a psychological influence
on the problem:
- Your mental approach has an influence on the healing process
- Many medical conditions are exacerbated and even caused by psychological influences such as stress.
Given this, pretty much every medical condition can be helped to a degree and sometimes cured using hypnotherapy alone. I do, however, usually work in tandem with your GP and medical advice should always be sought first for medical conditions. Please ring me to discuss whether (and to what extent) I can help with your particular condition.
Mind over matter
Mind over matter is one thing but 'sub-conscious mind over matter' is another thing altogether.
Many years ago whilst suffering with yet another cold I came upon something unusual. I asked my friend how come in the 10 years that I'd known him he'd NEVER had a single cold!?
His stunning answer still brings a smile to my face and opened my mind to the many mechanisms that make hypnotherapy so effective. He replied:
"I don't believe in them."
Simple, beautiful and powerful. He'd come to believe that colds were 'all in the mind' and as a result he stopped getting them altogether! I loved this idea so much that it soon became my belief too and now I very rarely get them either!
Mind / Body balance
The mind really is that powerful but as it turns out it's the sub-conscious mind that truly governs our health and healing. The conscious mind usually attacks thoughts that may change the way we fundamentally think or behave. However, in the case above, we both somehow managed to slip this 'crazy idea' past the guard to where the powerful subconscious could make it real for us. Hypnotherapy however, is the arena in which you can tell your subconscious to take control in a medical capacity.
There has recently been a huge increase in medical research into the effect our minds have on our health. It is now widely accepted that the psychological influence of depression and stress can cause a host of medical problems such as stomach ulcers and suppression of the immune system. If you scan the list that follows you will quickly see that many of those conditions are already linked with stress.
- Clinical hypnotherapy has the potential to help with a whole host of medical
conditions such as:
- Arthritis *
- Asthma *
- Bed wetting
- Bruxism *
- Burns * (healing)
- Chronic Fatigue / ME *
- Circulation *
- Constipation *
- Diarrhea *
- Fainting *
- Fatigue *
- Gagging, heaving
- Hay fever
- Healing (faster healing processes)
- Headaches, cluster headaches *
- Hypertension *
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) *
- Immune system boosting
- Indigestion *
- Low energy *
- Menstrual problems * including pre-menstrual tension, dysmenorrhoea & amenorrhoea
- Migraine *
- Morning sickness
- Motion and travel sickness
- ME * (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
- Nausea *
- Pain relief and management*
- Pre Menstrual Tension (PMT)
- Post operative healing
- Sensory development
- Skin problems *
- Sweating *
- Tinnitus *
- Tooth grinding *
Hypnotherapy can also help you cope with a chronic condition or terminal ilness.
If your condition is not on the list just call me on the number below to see if and how much I can help.
* for these issues it is officially recommended that you first seek medical advice via your GP
The solution is simple:
Where the mind is powerful enough to cause / exacerbate such medical conditions ... it is also powerful enough to treat/cure such medical conditions.
In hypnosis I will explore with you how to harness this 'power'. Sometimes we can create deep visualisations of what you want to happen at a biological level in your body. Other times we can ask the subconscious to heal in a more general way and it 'just knows' what to do to heal you. Confidence boosting and deep relaxation techniques are usually very effective first steps too.
There are no guarantees that hypnotherapy will cure your condition. However, it is frequently highly effective, particularly in cases where orthodox medical approaches have failed to help. Please call me for any advice using the number below.
*Required disclaimer: Results, symptoms and treatment may vary from person to person, all individual cases are taken on merit.
Clinical hypnotherapy is most likely to involve:
Learning to relax deeply
Staying in calm control of everyday life is generally the first step as it is a very effective place to start with most conditions. When we know we can remain calm and relaxed we build a sense of effectiveness and a confidence in our ability to manage our own thoughts and emotions without stress.
Using hypnotic suggestions
for building confidence
In a state of deep hypnotic relaxation clients are given powerful suggestions for feeling more confident, more in control and more effective in their lives. This allows the client to cope better with their existing symptoms but also boosts them to help them achieve the changes they would like.
By increasing, where possible, the client's understanding of the root of their symptoms we can generate visualisations aimed at healing. Furthermore, we can often reduce the impact of the symptoms just from the understanding alone, for example, with panic attacks or blushing.
Anatomical and abstract visualisations
By visualising (in hypnosis) the physiological changes needed to remove the condition, the subconscious learns what it must do to heal you. It may then just orchestrate these changes as requested. Some people prefer abstract visualisations e.g. their own small army fighting the infection's motley crew. Others prefer to visualise the true anatomical picture their GP or consultant has given them e.g., tendons, blood flow, nerves, vertebrae etc, undergoing the necessary changes.
Post Hypnotic Suggestion
For some conditions, particularly where there is no known physiological cause, powerful suggestions can be made that the problem will improve without having to know how the subconscious actually does it. For example, the energy levels of a Chronic Fatigue sufferer increasing purely from the suggestions that they will.
Treatment length varies greatly depending on the condition and your own specific circumstances. Please call for more details.