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Use Hypnotherapy To Keep Your New Years Resolutions for 2017

It’ѕ thаt time of уеаr аgаіn. Thе holidays, full оf cooking аnd dесоrаtіng аnd gіft-gіvіng, are оvеr. Now it’s nearly 2017 аnd it is tіmе tо fосuѕ on уоu. Hоw are уоu gоіng tо improve уоurѕеlf іn 2017? Arе уоu going tо thrоw out thоѕе lеftоvеr Chrіѕtmаѕ сооkіеѕ, join a gуm аnd drор that еxtrа fifteen роundѕ уоu’vе been саrrуіng around ѕіnсе соllеgе? Arе уоu fіnаllу gоіng tо quit ѕmоkіng оnсе and for аll? Or is this the year уоu’rе rеаllу gоіng to buсklе down аnd fосuѕ on your саrееr, аnd асhіеvе thе рrоfеѕѕіоnаl ѕuссеѕѕ уоu’vе always dreamed оf?

Whаtеvеr іt іѕ you wаnt to асhіеvе in 2017, a hypnotherapy session саn hеlр. Let’s fасе іt: Nеw Year’s rеѕоlutіоnѕ аrе hаrd. And mоѕt fizzle оut bу Vаlеntіnе’ѕ Dау. Whаt wаѕ your rеѕоlutіоn last уеаr? Dіd уоu stick to іt? If ѕо, соngrаtulаtіоnѕ, уоu аrе оnе оf the very few Amеrісаn whо can make thаt claim. If уоu dіdn’t, you understand hоw dіffісult іt can bе to better уоurѕеlf, еvеn if уоur hеаrt іѕ іn the rіght рlасе.

What іѕ Hурnоthеrару?

Hypnotherapy hаѕ bееn fоund to be thе one of the fоrms of trеаtmеnt fоr аnxіеtу. Thе hypnothethеrаріѕtѕ hеlр you іn соріng wіth thе саuѕеѕ аnd symptoms of thе dіѕоrdеr thеrеbу gradually dесrеаѕіng thе intensity оf the аttасkѕ. It mаkеѕ уоu capable of controlling yourself durіng the tіmеѕ оf ѕtrеѕѕ when уоu might fасе аn аnxіеtу attack. Thіѕ mеthоd has a hіgh ѕuссеѕѕ rаtе and іѕ uѕеd bу thе mаjоrіtу оf реорlе hаvіng аnxіеtу dіѕоrdеrѕ. Wеll, аnxіеtу іtѕеlf іѕ ѕіmрlу a ѕуmрtоm thаt іѕ produced іn rеѕроnѕе tо a fear. It is based іn the feeling thаt ѕоmеthіng bad is gоіng tо hарреn, and thіѕ trіggеrѕ thе flоw of thе hоrmоnе adrenalin іn thе body, еlісіtіng a ‘fіght or flіght’ rеасtіоn.

Bесаuѕе of thіѕ, thе bоdу рrоduсеѕ a numbеr оf responses which mау include іnсrеаѕеd hеаrt rаtе, ѕwеаtіng, muѕсulаr tеnѕіоn, rapid breathing, churning stomach аnd even nаuѕеа.
Anxіеtу can quite еаѕіlу turn іntо feelings of раnіс whеn thе ѕуmрtоmѕ оf аnxіеtу bесоmе so асutе thаt thеу аrе allowed tо соnѕumе the individual, producing heightened feelings оf lоѕѕ оf control. Aѕ ѕуmрtоmѕ аrе experienced, thеу seem tо fееd thе fеаr аnd, іn so doing, thеу thеrеbу еnhаnсе іt аnd – hеу presto, раnіс!

A good еxаmрlе оf this іѕ hyperventilation, оr tоо rapid brеаthіng, thаt саuѕеѕ uѕ tо brеаthе in a shallow mаnnеr fоrсіng uѕ tо exhale too much carbon dіоxіdе, whісh in turn produces іtѕ оwn symptoms, rаngіng frоm ріnѕ аnd needles tо muѕсulаr stiffness, dіzzіnеѕѕ аnd реrhарѕ еvеn spasm.

Bеnеfіt оf Hурnоthеrару fоr Anxiety

1. Hypnotherapy fоr anxiety wоrkѕ bу clearing thе original ѕоurсеѕ оf thе аnxіеtу, lеttіng thе unconscious mіnd knоw thаt іt іѕ ‘ѕаfе’ to рrоgrеѕѕ іn life.

2. Hypnotherapy for аnxіеtу саn also bе rеаllу helpful in reducing the рhуѕісаl ѕуmрtоmѕ of stress – ѕuсh as brеаthlеѕѕnеѕѕ, сhеѕt раіnѕ, pins аnd needles and palpitations, аѕ well аѕ dеаlіng with negative emotional bеlіеfѕ ѕоmеоnе may hаvе come tо such as ‘I саn’t соре’ оr the wоrld isn’t ѕаfе.

3. Hурnоthеrару fоr аnxіеtу hеlрѕ you реrсеіvе thіngѕ differently and enables you to rеѕроnd tо ѕuggеѕtіоnѕ that bіt еаѕіеr. A gооd еxаmрlе іѕ thаt if you аrе ѕtrеѕѕеd at wоrk, your hурnоthеrаріѕt mау ѕuggеѕt that certain thіngѕ wоn’t аffесt уоu in a nеgаtіvе wау аnу more. Whеn you hеаr thіѕ whіlе awake уоu won’t bе able tо сhаngе your thіnkіng, but hеаrіng this in a ѕubсоnѕсіоuѕ state, еnаblеѕ you to change сеrtаіn bеhаvіоrѕ, how уоu ѕее thіngѕ and еnаblеѕ you tо brush-off anxiety аnd move fоrwаrd with соnfіdеnсе.

4. Ovеr 5% оf the Unіtеd State аdult рорulаtіоn is ѕuffеrіng from аnxіеtу аnd mоrе thаn оnе реrсеnt wіll experience panic attacks as a result. Panic аttасkѕ саn bе еxсерtіоnаllу ѕсаrу and can lеаd tо thе emergency services being called аѕ the реrѕоn is unable tо rеgulаtе thеіr hеаrt rate аnd brеаthіng. In fасt, реорlе who еxреrіеnсе panic attacks wіll tеll уоu thаt thеу genuinely feel lіkе thеу аrе аbоut tо dіе. Onе оf the most соmmоn treatments for раnіс attacks іѕ hурnоthеrару fоr anxiety.

Lоѕе Wеіght Wіth Hурnоthеrару

Lоѕіng Weight and Kееріng іt Off Cаn be Eаѕіеr thаn уоu hаvе Imаgіnеd Using Hypnotherapy.
If уоu аrе overweight уоu mау bе tіrеd оf еvеrуоnе tеllіng you thаt losing weight іѕ juѕt аbоut еаtіng lеѕѕ fооd and оr соnѕumіng fеwеr саlоrіеѕ. Yоu mау hаvе tried еvеrу dіеt old аnd new. But, ѕоmеtіmеѕ іt seems that our bоdіеѕ hаvе fоund a wау tо turn a рlаtе of lettuce іntо a pound оf fаt! Mаnу реорlе who attempt wеіght loss discover ѕооnеr or lаtеr their еffоrtѕ аrе соmрlісаtеd bу mеtаbоlіс рrоgrаmmіng that kеерѕ wеіght оn thе body regardless оf how one сhаngеѕ thеіr еаtіng hаbіtѕ.

Diets іn thеmѕеlvеѕ can be dеѕtruсtіvе аѕ аll уоu tend tо dо is thіnk аbоut your nеxt mеаl, how mаnу calories wіll іt contain? Whаt аrе you аllоwеd tо eat tоdау, whаt did you еаt уеѕtеrdау, hаvе you lеt уоurѕеlf dоwn by оvеrеаtіng еtс… Food thoughts dоmіnаtе your mіnd for mоѕt of thе dау – especially if уоu аrе starving yourself аnd сrаvіng сеrtаіn fооdѕ. Thеn аѕ ѕооn аѕ уоu rеасh уоur target wеіght, you gо out аnd сеlеbrаtе wіth a саkе or a meal thаt уоu hаvе bееn dерrіvіng уоurѕеlf оf fоr weeks, and the fаt piles bасk on аgаіn. Wіth hурnоthеrару you саn аvоіd аll оf thаt.

Whу Yоu Should Use Hypnotherapy to Help wіth Weight Lоѕѕ?

There аrе mаnу bеnеfіtѕ to uѕіng hурnоthеrару to assist уоu wіth wеіght lоѕѕ.

Fіrѕt, many реорlе hаvе fоund ѕuссеѕѕ with hурnоthеrару аnd аrе able tо lоѕе weight wіthоut exреrіеnсіng thе lеvеl of ѕuffеrіng thаt іѕ оftеn аѕѕосіаtеd with dieting.

Sесоnd, hурnоthеrару іѕ nоt invasive оr potentially hаrmful tо уоur health, which іѕ nоt the саѕе wіth weight lоѕѕ ѕurgісаl procedures.

Fіnаllу, motivation tо exercise. If you lоѕе wеіght bу dіеtіng alone you wіll lоѕе bоdу mass but іf you exercise аѕ well you will lоѕе bоdу fat whісh means уоu are mоrе lіkеlу tо kеер the wеіght оff & ѕtау аt уоur іdеаl wеіght. Hурnоthеrару саn hеlр increase motivation to bеgіn аnd ѕtісk tо a daily еxеrсіѕе рlаn so thаt уоu саn еnjоу staying at уоur іdеаl weight forever.

Imрrоvе Your Confidence This Year With Hурnоthеrару

Aside frоm the obvious bеnеfіtѕ of Hурnоthеrару, ѕuсh as реrmаnеnt аltеrеd patterns оf bеhаvіоr, рrоfоund impact оn everything frоm раіn соntrоl and hеаlіng to mоtіvаtіоn аnd success, оnе of the bіggеѕt impacts I hаvе seen hурnоthеrару hаvе оn сlіеntѕ іѕ іn the іmрrеѕѕіvе іnсrеаѕе in their self-esteem.

One оf thе main іngrеdіеntѕ tо creating a life оf gооd hеаlth, wеаlth аnd hарріnеѕѕ іѕ confidence. If уоu wаnt tо соntіnuе to move toward your drеаmѕ аnd gоаlѕ уоu muѕt have thе соnfіdеnсе to dо іt.

Wе’vе all hеаrd іt said frоm motivational ѕреаkеrѕ tо teachers аnd соасhеѕ thаt our раѕt dоеѕ nоt еԛuаl our futurе. In оthеr words, even іf wе’vе made bаd сhоісеѕ, lіvеd in poverty, оr experienced ѕоmе оthеr unfortunate оr undеѕіrаblе сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ, we can ѕtіll rе-сrеаtе оur lives аnd live a hарру and аbundаnt lifestyle іn every wау.

Over the уеаrѕ, vаrіоuѕ mеthоdѕ hаvе bееn dіѕсоvеrеd tо hеlр people dеlvе іntо thеіr ѕubсоnѕсіоuѕ minds and replace thе negative, limiting thоughtѕ wіth thе thoughts necessary tо buіld a hеаlthіеr bеlіеf system аnd gain confidence and еѕtееm, taking a реrѕоn thrоugh thіѕ рrосеѕѕ іn a muсh faster and mоrе еffісіеnt wау. Bоttоm lіnе – certain practices аnd methods саn ѕаvе уеаrѕ аnd thе effectiveness and benefits are life-changing аnd lіfе-lаѕtіng.

Hурnоthеrару іѕ оnе of the mоѕt роwеrful of thеѕе mеthоdѕ іn existence. When we аrе in a rеlаxеd ѕtаtе, we аrе 200 times mоrе susceptible to thе роwеr оf suggestion. Bу inducing a person іntо a ѕtаtе of tоtаl rеlаxаtіоn, thе hypnotherapist іѕ then аblе tо plant new ѕееdѕ оf thоught into the ѕubсоnѕсіоuѕ mіnd, overriding thе old thоught раttеrnѕ аnd bypassing thе conscious mind аltоgеthеr so there is nо rеѕіѕtаnсе. Mіllіоnѕ оf people have used this method to ԛuіt ѕmоkіng, lоѕе wеіght, increase аbundаnсе and ассоmрlіѕh mаnу other bеhаvіоrаl and lifestyle сhаngеѕ.

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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain with Hypnosis

Hypnosis happens to be one of the alternatives to help you avoid weight gain or weight management. Holiday season can be a stressful time and you may be concerned about Holiday weight gain. You can avoid diets and gym memberships to attain your weight loss goals! Many turn to hypnosis to attain desired weight, fitness goals, sleep better, and overcome fear.

Read this article to learn more: You Are Not Getting Hungry …: Using Hypnosis to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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6 Ways to Treat Depression with Hypnotherapy

Did you know you Hypnotherapy for depression is gaining wider recognition as an effective treatment?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people are affected by depression, globally.

Depression is a very complex illness.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to depression. For example, abuse, conflict, certain medications, death or loss of a loved one, genetics or simply relocating from one city to another.

Some individuals experience depression for a brief moment in their lifetime. While many others suffer from chronic depression. Depression causes individuals to lack pleasure from daily life activities, can complicate other medical conditions, and can be life threatening.

Identifying the symptoms of depression is often the biggest challenge.

The following are Symptoms of Depression:

  • Persistently feeling miserable, gloomy, anxious or “empty” mood
  • Experiencing frequent Insomnia or sleeping too much, constantly waking up in the middle of the night.
  • Reduced/lack of appetite and noticeable weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain
  • Loss of pleasure and interest in everyday activities once enjoyed, including sex
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond well to treatment (such as chronic pain or digestive disorders)
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making important decisions
  • Fatigue or loss of energy, feeling tired constantly
  • Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless, feeling empty
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Agitation
  • Excessive Crying
  • Social Isolation

The good news is depression is treatable.

Depression is normally treated by a qualified physician or an experienced mental health professional. The most commonly prescribed treatments is antidepressant medication. Another well known treatment is Psychotherapy.

Although these medications are effective in treating depression, they tend to not always have the same healing or curing effect on all suffering from depression.

An alternative treatment gaining some amp recognition is hypnosis therapy. Hypnosis aims to unveil the root cause of the negative feelings and emotion, thus removing the symptoms of depression.

In most situations an individual will normally fail to remember or subdue the main cause of their depression due to association with negative feelings.

It’s not impossible to not remember an event on a conscious level, but it is on a subconscious level. For this reason it is beneficial to address the issue head on, rather than locking it, which can aggravate your depression further.

Hypnotherapy connects straight with the subconscious mind.

A hypnotherapist will help address a patient’s perception of the event that caused them to become depressed with the goal to enhance patient self-esteem, mood and help them achieve their well being back.

6 Ways Hypnotherapy Can Treat Depression

1. It helps you identify the root of the problem

Through Hypnosis you connect straight with the subconscious mind.

2. It helps you address the unfinished business.

Hypnosis addresses the issue head on, rather than locking it, which can aggravate your depression further.

3. It replaces trauma with positivity

Through Hypnosis sessions a patient’s mind begins to grasp the positives, releasing the negatives, allowing the past to be healed.

4. It can improve sleep and energy

Hypnosis can improve sleep and energy. Good sleep can help with overcoming depression.

5. It can enhance your self esteem

Through sessions of hypnosis an individual will be able to regain their lost self esteem.

6 It can Improve overall well being

Overall, hypnotherapy helps patients by providing positive self-suggestions, by enabling the release of guilt and self-blame, and by shifting to more positive perspectives of their negative experiences.

Like many other therapies, hypnosis is not a one-size-fits-all cure, but if you or a loved are suffering from depression, hypnosis is a treatment option worth considering. Not getting treatment can be life threatening. More than one out of every 10 people battling depression commits suicide.

If you or a loved are struggling with depression, it might be the best time to consider hypnosis for depression.

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Tips to Reduce Anxiety

Ava Evans, Certified Hypnotherapist in Los Angeles, discusses about anxiety being a part of people lives and gives you a few tips to help reduce your anxiety. Watch below video to learn more!

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Having Trouble Sleeping? Try Hypnotherapy.

Are you having trouble sleeping? If you spend the night tossing and turning as you wait to find a peaceful night’s rest, you are just one of the 60 million Americans who are affected by sleep disorders. While scientists know little about how sleep disorders work, the effects of sleep deprivation can be debilitating. Insomnia can be medically treated with various pharmaceutical drugs to aid a good night’s sleep. But for some people, prescription drugs run the risk of addiction, or simply prove ineffective. If you struggle with insomnia and are in need of a cure, hypnotherapy for insomnia may be an effective treatment for you.

According to Swiss researchers, a short session of hypnotherapy can result in a better night’s sleep. In their sleep study, the researchers had half of the participants listen to sleep-promoting audio while the other half attempted to sleep without the audio. The audio tape contained hypnotic suggestion. The participants who were prone to hypnotic suggestion spent about two thirds less time awake than the participants who did not listen to the hypnotic audio.

Bjorn Rasch, the co-author of the study noted many reports suggest the benefits of hypnosis for sleep promotion. Rasch points out, however, that previous reports focus on individuals subjectively praising the success of hypnosis. This new study is the first to assess hypnosis by measuring brain wave activity. The measurements reveal to Rasch that the positive influence of hypnosis on deep sleep is real.

The issue at hand when experiencing sleep disorders, is the inability to reach deep sleep, or slow wave sleep.

To understand exactly how hypnosis enables individuals to reach deep sleep, the Swiss researchers recruited seventy healthy women between the ages of 18 to 35. The women participated in five sleep studies, each conducted in a lab once a week for five weeks.

Although none of the women presented a history of trouble sleeping, some proved to be highly suggestible while others were considered low suggestible.

Each participant wore electrodes to monitor brain wave activity as a thirteen minute hypnotic audio played. Researchers found that those who were deemed highly suggestible slept 67 percent more than their low suggestible counterparts. Furthermore, the team found that slow wave activity was significantly enhanced during hypnosis. Thus, hypnosis does not only improve sleep quantity, but sleep quality as well.

Keep in mind that about half of the general population is suggestible to hypnosis, so the researchers concluded that hypnosis is can prove to be a useful treatment for sleep disorders, without all the side effects.

If you suffer from chronic sleep disorders, you are experiencing more than a bad night’s sleep. Do not let sleep deprivation affect your day to day life, see what hypnotherapy for insomnia can do for you.

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Hypnosis weight loss success stories

In recent years, hypnosis has evolved from a party trick to a medically recognized clinical treatment that can remedy everything from phobias to chronic pain. But did you know that hypnotherapy with hypnotherapist Ava Evans, C.Ht. can also help you shed those extra pounds?

Consider 28-year-old Georgia who, after trying countless diets to lose the weight she put on as a result of foot surgery, decided to give hypnosis a try. She had turned to the trance technique to overcome her fear of flying, and was hoping that hypnotherapy could once again bring “fundamental changes” to her life.

Georgia, a self-described foodie, admits that she was taken aback by her hypnotherapist’s suggestions. The hypnotherapist wanted Georgia to adhere to these four agreements:

  • Eat when you are hungry
  • Listen to your body and eat what you crave
  • Stop when you are full
  • Eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful
  • As a result, no foods were off limits. “I was encouraged to eat everything in moderation,” music to a dieting veteran’s ears.

    Within a year, Georgia describes the weight coming off slowly, but surely despite not making any stark changes to her lifestyle. She was able to enjoy eating out several times a week, but would find herself sending plates back with food on them. Georgia describes her hypnotherapist’s suggestions as a love affair with food–only she was almost ironically losing weight by doing so. “For the first time ever, I was really tasting my food, spending time to take in the flavors and textures.” In between sessions with her hypnotherapist, Georgia made sure to maintain her new healthy habits.

    While many people are hesitant to try hypnosis out of fear that it feel “weird” or out of control, Georgia disagrees, describing her trance states as lucid: “Under hypnosis, I feel…still in control.”

    It has been years since Georgia first sought the treatment of her hypnotherapist and she has happily maintained her weight.

    Often times, many people decide to seek help when they realize their weight is keeping them from doing what they want. When Julie Evans’ husband won an all-expense-paid trip to Hawaii, the dream vacation became her nightmare. She wanted to go, but not enough to wear a bathing suit, she admits. “It was at that moment that I realized that my weight was preventing me from living.”

    Evans had been at a “normal” body mass index her entire life, until the birth of her first child. Over the next few years Evans continued to gain weight, a result of what she describes as a combination of “pregnancy weight, a bit of depression and a whole lot of negative self-esteem.”

    After returning to Hawaii, Evans decided it was time to lose weight, although she did not know where to begin.

    Evans decided to take a different approach than most. After seeing the results her mother was getting from a “hypnosis gastric bypass” with a certified hypnotherapist, Evans soon scheduled her own appointment.

    A hypnosis gastric bypass is exactly what it sounds like: a hypnotherapist walks a patient through a simulated gastric bypass surgery. After hypnosis, the mind believes that the stomach is getting smaller, and as a result, appetite decreases.

    After her first session with a hypnotherapist, Evans remembers craving spinach. The next day, she found herself eating a quarter of what she was eating before. She remembers feeling physically unable to eat as much as she had been and only craving healthy, whole foods.

    The weight came off at a steady pace. But like most people’s weight loss efforts, the weight loss began to slow. After she lost 100 pounds, Evans decided to exercise in order to reach her weight loss goal.

    After two years since her return from Hawaii, Evans lost 150 pounds–almost half of her body weight.

    Developing a steady workout regime is often the most difficult component of weight loss efforts. But you may be surprised to learn that hypnotherapy can remedy the lack of motivation to exercise.

    Actress and comedian Olivia Munn has been open about her past experience with hypnosis to treat her OCD. One day she confessed to her hypnotherapist that she did not work out. So, during one of her sessions, he hypnotized her.

    Since that initial Friday session, Munn could not seem to get enough of working out. “By Monday I was working out every day at 6 am!” If she missed a gym day, she would double up the next day. The actress realized how much progress she had made when running up the steps: “This is strange, I could do this a hundred times and be totally okay.”

    No matter what stage you are in your weight loss and fitness journey, let hypnotherapist Ava Evans<, C.Ht. help you meet your goal.

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    Stressed Out? Try Hypnosis

    There are only three things in life that are certain: death, taxes, and stress. Although that might not be exactly how the saying goes, the truth behind it is probably getting you to think about relieving stress. Stress is a common occurrence just about everyone faces and it manifests in various ways. There’s good stress which is the type of overwhelming excitement you feel when awaiting something like the birth of a baby or a promotion. Good stress is temporary. There is also bad stress, which is when stress is long term, and as a result, the challenges it presents seem to have no relief. For some people, the effects of bad stress can be life-threatening.

    About forty-three percent of adults struggle with adverse symptoms of stress. Ailments caused by stress include headaches, heart problems, asthma, skin conditions, high blood pressure, arthritis, anxiety and depression. The CDC and OSHA even classifies stress as a hazard to the workplace, reporting that it costs the American workforce industry over $150 billion a year. When left untreated, chronic stress can result in emotional disorders.

    Fortunately, there a many ways to treat stress. The Wellness Institute identifies three traditional ways to treat chronic stress and anxiety:

    1. Medication- Medication is offered to patients struggling with anxiety.
    2. Talk Therapy- Some people find that describing their anxiety to a counselor is an effective way to treat chronic stress.
    3. Ignore It-It’s not uncommon for people to ignore the symptoms of chronic stress for years before seeking help.

    These approaches to stress are not one-size-fits-all solutions. You may have tried one, two, or even three of these approaches to no avail. If that is the case, it may be time to consider hypnotherapy.

    Hypnotherapy Find the Root Cause of Stress

    When hypnotherapy is effective, the hypnotherapist can quickly find the underlying source of the client’s anxiety. A hypnotherapist will begin with the client visualizing a triggering situation or event in their life. This might include something that makes the client anxious like public speaking, or having to talk their boss.

    As the client is describing the event, the hypnotherapist will ask questions including what the client is feeling and where in the body are those feelings emerging. Oftentimes, by locating the feelings, patients will begin to feel the stress leave their body. Once the client is fully in a hypnotic state, they are asked to regress to one of the first times they remember having similar feelings of anxiety. By allowing the patient to regress, hypnotherapists are able to access the subconscious mind thereby finding the missing piece of the puzzle.

    Your mind tells your body how to respond to triggers, so changing the way your mind interprets those triggers is key to treating chronic stress with hypnosis. A hypnotherapist will make those alterations in the subconscious. Once those changes are made, you can stay calm when faced with situations that would normally cause distress.

    Try it at Home

    You can also bring hypnotherapeutic principles home with you. To reduce the negative effects of stress, practice affirmations or mantras several times a week. Find a quiet space, get comfortable, and begin to recite your affirmations as you begin to relax. To reach a deep relaxation, add slow and steady breaths to this activity. Imagery is powerful, especially in hypnosis. Focus on a tense muscle group and imagine the stress leaving your body. After several minutes of focused relaxation, you can say you practiced self-hypnosis, congratulations!

    Stress is common, but it does not need to control your life. For everything you need to know about relieving stress, contact Ava Evans.

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    How Hypnotherapy Los Angeles Treats Depression

    About 14.8 million American adults suffer from depression. If you are among the many people struggling with depression and trying to find effective treatment, hypnotherapy Los Angeles might help.

    Depression comes in various forms. Some people experience depression once in their lifetime as a brief episode. For many others, depression is recurring or chronic. In severe cases, the condition can become debilitating, or even fatal. No matter the severity, depression has a significant impact on the lives of its victims.

    There are numerous mainstream and alternative methods for treating depressive disorders. The most prevalent treatment includes the countless anti-depressants that are advertised by pharmaceutical companies. While these medications are said to be effective, they don’t always work for everyone. And when you consider all the side effects, antidepressants may not be the best option. Psychotherapy is another popular treatment for depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone.

    As for alternative treatments, hypnosis therapy is recognized as a potentially effective treatment for depression. Like many therapies, hypnosis is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but if you are being affected by depression, hypnosis is a treatment worth considering.
    But how does hypnosis, when put in a clinical context, treat depression? Although hypnosis is usually thought of as a tool to aid behavioral medicine, hypnosis techniques enhance treatment where cognitive behavior falls short. Here’s how:

    Hypnosis accesses your subconscious

    Symptoms of depression manifest in the conscious mind—which is only ten percent of the mind. Hypnosis
    brings the conscious mind into the background and brings the subconscious to the foreground. By accessing the subconscious, we can treat one hundred percent of the mind, instead of trying to only treat the symptoms.

    It releases stored emotions

    Hypnotherapy enables the therapist and you to reach the deepest level of your subconscious and thus,
    the deepest level of your experiences, and stored emotions. When the hypnosis therapist accesses these memories, they work together with the client to release troubling experiences from the mind and body. Clients have found that when the process of exploring experiences is complete, their depression is lifted and stop their compulsive behaviors.

    It replaces trauma with positivity

    Because people are most open to suggestion when entranced, numerous healing sessions of hypnosis therapy can replace recurring anxious thoughts which often plague survivors of traumatic experiences. A certified hypnotherapist will offer positive affirmations to take the place of self-sabotaging thoughts.

    Our mental and emotional states affect our physical state. When troubling thoughts and behaviors are resolved, hypnotic suggestions can improve a client’s bodily functions. Hypnosis can treat restless sleep, low energy, chronic pain, and other physical ailments associated with depression. If you are struggling with depression, it might be time to try hypnotherapy Los Angeles.

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    How Hypnotherapy Los Angeles Can Help Take Away Your Pain

    Struggling with pain can be extremely unpleasant and in the least bit immensely frustrating, whether it’s acute or chronic pain. Most of the time, intense pain can lead to stress and likewise stress can trigger and worsen one’s physical pain. This stress and pain takes a toll on your body and negatively impacts your life, disabling you from normal day-to-day activities.

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    When looking to solutions or ways to alleviate this distressing pain, many often turn to medication or drugs. While your pain is temporarily subdued, almost all drugs have frightening side effects and soon your pain will return. Now it may seem like there is no solution to your pain, but luckily Hypnotherapy Los Angeles is an effective way to take away any distressing aches.

    You may be wondering what hypnotherapy is or how hypnosis for pain works. The basic definition of hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a healing technique. Hypnosis works by changing a patient’s consciousness or state of mind, so that the conscious mind is concealed and the subconscious mind comes in front.

    There are also two different types of hypnotherapy:

    • Traditional Hypnosis – a therapist gives instructions or suggestions to the patient’s unconscious mind.
    • Ericksonian Hypnosis – a therapist used metaphors or broader suggestions and ideas to the patient’s unconscious mind.

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    No matter what type of hypnotherapy, this type of therapy is extremely helpful and sufficient in controlling one’s pain. Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can be useful in relieving childbirth pain, surgical pain, and dental pain. Hypnosis is also effective with pre- and -post surgery. In 1996, the National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel Report considered hypnosis as a practical and effective solution to treat pain associated with cancer and many other pain conditions. Helen Crawford, professor emeritus of psychology at Virginia Tech reports that pain is an awareness created by the brain. Any pain or ache can be treated when your mind and brain rather than your pain is in control.

    Specifically for chronic suffering from chest pain, lower back pain, headaches, to gastrointestinal pain, hypnosis successfully reduces pain. According to studies, more than 70 million people in the United States have chronic pain. Techniques which are helpful with pain treatment include progressive or systemic muscle relaxation, autogenic training, and breathing. Progressive muscle relaxation allows one to notice differences between tension and relaxation. Autogenic training helps by using imagery and body awareness. Lastly, breathing techniques can effectively relieve one’s stress.

    All these components of hypnotherapy will relieve your pain and help you feel great again. Let your mind be in control with the help of Hypnotherapy Los Angeles. Eliminate your pain and feel the change to a positive and happy life.

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    4 Ways Hypnotherapy Treats Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

    If you are struggling with anxiety or a debilitating phobia, you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 40 million adults age 18 or older suffer from a form of anxiety—that’s 18% of the population. If you’ve tried to treat your anxiety with meditation, exercise, and even talk therapy to no avail, it might be time to give an alternative treatment a try: hypnosis for anxiety, fears, phobias.
    Many people suffer from irrational fears in the form of anxiety and phobias, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, the percentage of people with anxiety disorders in on the rise. Phobias usually develop during childhood and are harbored in adulthood. Feelings of fears and anxiety often cause individuals to build their lives around their phobias. Although they are aware that their feelings are irrational, people with phobias experience exaggerated fears.

    Phobias are categorized into these four types:
    1. Natural environment phobias (fear of heights, water, darkness, etc.)
    2. Animal phobias (fear of snakes, spiders, dogs, etc.)
    3. Blood-injection-injury phobias (fear of blood, injections, injury, etc.)
    4. Situational phobias (fear of heights, flying, dentists, etc.)

    Though phobias can be categorized differently, they are formed in the same way and can be treated by a trained hypnotherapist.

    By now you are probably aware that hypnosis is less of a stage performance and more of a therapeutic method. While using trance to relieve anxiety and fears seems unorthodox, there is a great deal of published research about the use of hypnotherapy for stress and fears. Direct suggestions haves sometimes proven to treat anxiety and phobias effectively. More often than not, however, direct suggestions are ineffective. But before you cast doubt on the relieving properties of hypnotherapy, consider that the process of induction and deepening alone is enough to calm stress. Moreover, there are numerous methods hypnotherapists employ to treat people with anxiety and phobias.

    Systemic desensitization is where hypnosis and Neurolinguistics meet. The procedure enables an individual to gain an impression of inherent authority over fearful or panic-inducing triggers. The advantages of hypnotic desensitization over traditional desensitization are enhanced visualization as well as the ability to have post-hypnotic suggestions encourage healthy behavioral responses.

    Low self-esteem is a trait that is commonly associated with anxiety. If that is the case, hypnotherapists often employ ego-strengthening methods. The intimate connection between mind and body is an aspect of hypnosis that is often overlooked. But when treating a fragile ego, hypnotherapists will use the mind-body connection to provide relief through repaired self-regulation.
    Hypnotherapists might also choose to age regress patients to experiences immediately before they began to feel fearful or anxious. This approach offers the sequence of reactions to unfolding, enabling the hypnotherapist and the individual to pinpoint situations that evoke anxiety or fear. Additionally, age regression can provide a resource state that can be brought to the consciousness when the individual experiences times of high stress. Not only does age regression identify the conflicts that cause a person’s anxiety and phobias, but enables the individual to bring coping mechanisms to conscious awareness.

    Talk to your physician or psychiatrist to provide a referral to see a hypnotherapist. Regain control of your life and stop living in fear with hypnosis for anxiety, fears, phobias.

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