When we undergo an unfavorable experience, we remember it well and adapt a particular behavior in response to what happened. Every time something similar happens, our emotional and physical reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some circumstances, these reactions are unhealthy. With Melbourne hypnotherapy, a therapist can guide you to recall the events that lead to the first reaction. They can then use techniques to replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones.
Hypnosis is a Greek word meaning “sleep.” Hypnotherapists use exercises that cause a person to a state of deep relaxation and altered state of consciousness or a trance. A person who is in a deeply focused state is unresponsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that the hypnotherapist can control the person’s mind and free will.
Similar to other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate and also changes brain wave activity. This relaxed state will make you physically at ease and mentally awake and may be very responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit drinking, for example, the therapist’s suggestion may help convince you that you will not like the taste of liquor in the future.
The purpose of hypnotherapy Melbourne is to alter or modify some undesirable aspect of behavior. The behavior to be changed can be overeating, anxiety, stress, quitting smoking or more serious personality disorders. Some individuals respond to hypnosis very well, simply by trusting the process and allowing the mind to open up to suggestion.
Hypnosis is applied in different settings, ranging from emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, to peaceful, harmonious, private practices. It can reduce the fear and anxiety before medical or dental procedures. Hypnotherapy is used for non-medical patients and those who wish to overcome bad habits. It has been documented as being very effective for people who suffer performance anxiety in activities like sports and speaking in public. In the field of academics hypnosis can help with learning, concentrating, studying, extending attention span and improving memory.
In more general areas, hypnotherapy can be beneficial for such problems as procrastination, job performance, decision making and stress management.
Melbourne hypnotherapist can teach their clients self-regulation skills. In the case of a person suffering from tension headache, they may learn to turn down pain as if it were the volume on a radio. Self hypnosis is used in the management of chronic illness by enhancing a sense of control exhibited by the client.
If you are looking for a way to alleviate fears or phobias, break a destructive habit or want to improve personal performance, a trained hypnotherapist can help you.