Conditions commonly treated with the aid of hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a very powerful tool to reach the negative emotional connections in the subconscious mind and could therefore work miracles for many clients. Though it is very powerful it is not a wonder cure that works wonders for everyone - no treatment (either medical or psychological) works equally well for all people.

It is important to realise that your mind could affect your body in a very powerful way when looking at medical conditions. When you become anxious - a psychological state - it causes your body to react in a similar way by increasing your heart rate, you tremble, breathing accelerates and becomes more shallow, blood pressure rises, you sweat, etc. When you relax, which is a psychological state, the opposite happens. In a very simple way this illustrates how your mind could affect your body. The implication is that we can utilise this principle in hypnotherapy to assist the body in the process of physical healing. Relaxing therefore facilitates healing. The opposite is true as well: The mind could directly cause some physical diseases. It is extremely important in these cases to discover the negative emotional connections in the subconscious mind and to break these connections. Then the resources of the subconscious mind need to be utilised to help with the healing.

A wide range of psychological conditions, psychosomatic disorders and even medical conditions could be successfully treated with hypnosis. These are a few:

• Trauma
• Sexual/physical/emotional abuse
Anxiety and stress management
• Depression
• Panic attacks
• Cyberchondria
• Low self-image, self-esteem and confidence
• Obesity, weight control, eating disorders
• Concentration difficulties, test anxiety and learning disorders
• Memory/concentration improvement
• Self-improvement in study skills
• Fear conditions
• Sleep disorders
• Pain Control
• Smoking cessation
• Sexual problems
• Phobias
• Alcoholism
Most common uses of hypnotherapy ...

Coping with stress and anxiety
Coping with depression
Coping with change
Weight loss
Changing negative thoughts, behaviour or habits

Self-awareness and self-acceptance
Self-realisation and personal development
Dr Lorna Geer
Copyright 2018
Last updated on 15 Jan 2018
Counselling Psychologist
Centurion, Pretoria