Surprising Health Benefits of Hypnosis

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Wellness trends are rapidly becoming popular in our social media focused climate.

Many years ago, the techniques behind hypnotherapy were thought of as a magician’s trick… a mystical art, or a showpiece – far away from the context of helping people psychologically.

Today however, the mental and physical health benefits of hypnotherapy have been shown to be effective to help a range of problems and many people benefit from seeing our hypnotherapists in Newcastle

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our qualified team now include specialist hypnotherapists able to offer hypnotherapy as part of our counselling services in Newcastle.

Here are some of the surprising benefits that hypnotherapy and hypnosis can offer:

Hypnotherapy for Stress

Stress is related to a high number of physical ailments and psychological difficulties.

It goes without saying that the better your brain and body are able to manage stress, the better your health can be.

Since hypnotherapy is centred around accessing our subconscious mind, we well as inducing a physical relaxation response, it is highly effective at reducing stress. 

This partly might be as a result of the combined physiological relaxation, and the induced suggestions that can help you change your unhelpful thought patterns or “stories” and detach from feelings of stress and anxiety.

Hypnotherapy for Chronic Pain

It stands to reason that since pain involves the brain signalling the presence of potential threat within or to your body, the psychotherapeutic practice of hypnotherapy can help in treating chronic pain and helping manage ongoing chronic illness.

We know from multiple studies that the cycle of pain involves the brain becoming used to “scanning” or “testing” for pain, or firing when we encounter familiar pain triggers (such as moving a certain way) even when the tissue has fully healed.

Hypnotherapy with our hypnotherapists in Newcastle can help disrupt this pain cycle so that you can  develop more helpful patterns of managing your pain, especially if used in conjunction with other forms of therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Hypnotherapy for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

More recent science has started to investigate the link between the brain and the gastrointestinal system (the gut) and finding some close links between the two – giving some scientific support to   the phrase ‘trust your gut’!

While the exact cause of IBS isn’t fully understood, feelings of anxiety, stress and even depression can appear as symptoms alongside the presence of IBS.

Since hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety has been shown to work effectively in helping anxiety and stress disorders, studies have also shown some beneficial effects in hypnotherapy for IBS

Specifically, it seems that hypnotherapy can help to ease some of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with IBS, as well as help manage the stress that might come with it.

Contact us about Hypnotherapy in Newcastle

These three benefits of hypnotherapy aren’t the only problems that this approach can help – it can also help with other difficulties (including insomnia, tension, and difficulty with breaking bad habits or phobias).

All of our hypnotherapists and counsellors in Newcastle are fully qualified and experienced in their specialist approach, as well as working with a range of problems, to help you feel well for longer.

If you would like to access our counselling services in Newcastle for hypnotherapy, send us a message using the box below or call us on 07966645198 to speak to a member of the team today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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