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Can Hypnotherapy Help My Mental Health?

Many people have asked themselves, “Can hypnotherapy help my mental health?” since the British Medical Association approved the therapy in the 1950s.

Mental health is a term that sums up a person’s emotional and behavioural psychological state. So mental means ‘of the mind’, as opposed to any physical condition a person may be feeling.

Mental health conditions can include: anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, OCD, panic, phobias, PTSD, seasonal affective disorder and stress. Many of these mental health conditions can be experienced during menopause. These conditions include anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic and stress.

So How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool to help with your mental health. The condition you’re experiencing is housed in your subconscious mind, precisely where hypnosis and hypnotherapy work. So hypnotherapy has a direct route to your mental health condition, and quick progress can generally be made to improve it.

Hypnosis is defined as “a state that resembles sleep but is induced by suggestion”, and hypnotherapy is “the use of hypnosis in therapy.” Hypnosis comes from the Greek “hypnos”, meaning sleep, as it was initially believed that people were asleep when hypnotised. But actually, a person experiences heightened alertness during a hypnotherapy session, even though they’re mentally and physically relaxed.

Can Hypnotherapy Help My Mental Health?

Before a hypnotherapy session, the trained hypnotherapist will conduct a full consultation with the client to understand precisely how their issue affects them. Next, the hypnotherapist will explain how hypnotherapy works and how it can benefit the client, and then they’ll suggest a course of action. With the client’s agreement, the hypnotherapy session can then begin.

When using hypnotherapy to help manage any mental health condition, it’s always best to commit to a short series of sessions. Having one session to “give it a try” is unlikely to benefit you. You must also have reached the stage where “enough is enough”, and you are ready to make a change in your life.

Make Sure You Find A Qualified Hypnotherapist

Shop around when you’re looking for your hypnotherapist, as they’re not all created equal. There is no legal requirement for a hypnotherapist to have any training in the UK! Considering they’re working with your mind, I find that quite shocking. That’s why I got the very best training I could, and I’m qualified to work on Harley Street in London (where you’ll find the very best private healthcare) and anywhere in the world.

Without the best training and experience, your unqualified therapist is likely to try to work with you from a ‘cookie cutter’ or ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. You won’t get the results you want, and you could feel worse afterwards. So ensure you find the best therapist that knows how to work with the condition you’re experiencing.

Once you’ve found the right hypnotherapist for you, ensure you tell them everything relevant to the situation you’re experiencing. I’ve seen on many occasions that the truth of the client’s situation often isn’t revealed by them until around session 3, and that’s fine, of course. But once the truth is revealed, that’s when the healing can begin. So tell your hypnotherapist everything they need to know to treat you effectively from the beginning. Don’t be afraid they’re going to judge you. But, if you’ve chosen the right hypnotherapist, they’ll be compassionate and understanding about your situation and know how to help you as quickly as possible.

So if you’ve been wondering, “Can hypnotherapy help my mental health?” the answer is likely “Yes!”

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