Cognitive Hypnotherapy can be very effective in bringing about positive change in the body. The mind and the body communicate with one another, the quality of the thoughts you have impact on the stress levels within your body. If you’re thinking negatively, or view the world through a series of limiting beliefs, then the body’s response to this places an unsustainable burden on the immune system, which can ultimately lead to illness and susceptibility to disease. In that respect, your thoughts create the conditions necessary for your ill-health.
Releasing these negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive ones, creates the conditions necessary to re-build your health. The powerful combination of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT provides a cutting edge approach to modern therapy that can provide positive change quickly and permanently.
I have helped many people with pain relief, health and well being in my Portsmouth & Southsea and Chichester practices.
The Mind/Body Connection
What we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise, even our posture) can impact our mental state positively or negatively. This results in a complex interrelationship between our minds and bodies.
So how does our everyday life affect our physical wellbeing?
Short bursts of stress are necessary for our survival, however chronic stress can be detrimental to health; if the stressor persists, it becomes necessary to attempt some means of coping with the stress. Although the body begins to try to adapt to the strains or demands of the environment, the body cannot keep this up indefinitely, so its resources are gradually depleted. The initial autonomic nervous system symptoms may reappear (sweating, raised heart rate etc.). If extended, long term damage may result as the body, and the immune system is exhausted and function is impaired resulting in decomposition.
“I see rejection in my skin, worry in my cancers, bitterness and hate in my aching joints. I failed to take care of my mind, and so my body now goes to hospital. ~Astrid Alauda
The result can manifest itself in obvious illnesses such as ulcers, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, chest pain, even cardiovascular problems, back pain, change in appetite, trouble with the digestive system, upset stomach, constipation or diarrhoea, dry mouth, extreme tiredness, general aches and pains headaches, insomnia, light-headedness, palpitations, sexual problems, shortness of breath, stiff neck, sweating, weight gain or loss along with other mental illnesses.
We all have the ability to become anxious and depressed. For some people, however, levels of anxiety and depression can become unhealthily high. For these people,pretty much every minute of every day, the body is in a state of alertness looking for danger. For these people chronic pain appears to have the purpose of keeping the mind alert to danger. The most primitive of all alarm systems is pain but, in a sense, this alarm system is faulty.
Click here to read about how the body does pain and how to manage it
Hypnosis has been used for pain relief for centuries, and even today is used in surgical procedures. Pain relief with hypnosis has been shown to work by lowering the brain’s response to pain signals, and it is possible to learn how to manage your own pain quickly and effectively with self hypnosis so you can control your pain. Hypnosis for pain relief is tried and tested.
“Confidence and hope do more good than physic”. ~Galen
There are many instances where hypnotherapy can be used as a complementary treatment working alongside other treatment provided by a health care specialist; clients suffering from pain caused by injury or disease for example, could benefit from hypnotherapy as well as receiving treatment from hospital services and/or their GP.
Think yourself healthy, Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help with:
ulcers, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, chest pain, cardiovascular problems, back pain, change in appetite, trouble with the digestive system, upset stomach, constipation or diarrhoea, IBS, extreme tiredness, general aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, skin problems, psoriasis, light-headedness, palpitations, shortness of breath, stiff neck, sweating, weight gain or loss and much, much more.