How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Open Up
What comes to mind when you hear the word “hypnotherapist?” Images of cheesy magicians waving a watch back and forth, insisting that you’re getting sleepy…sleepy…and not just because of the staleness of their stage act? Perhaps an image of a mad scientist of sorts?
Whatever conception you may have of hypnotherapists as a product of pop culture, the fact of the matter is that nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnotherapy is a very real, very complicated therapeutic process, one which takes years of study and practice to perfect.
Here, then are just a few things you can expect from a typical hypnotherapy session.
How It Works
Given the abundance of misconceptions which swirl around the practice, you might wonder how hypnotherapy actually works. At its most basic level, hypnotherapy works to create new impulses and thoughts within a patient’s subconscious, so as to alter the way in which they think or approach different psychological issues.
While the end goal of hypnotherapy is always to influence your behaviour and decision-making process via the unconscious, different forms of hypnotherapy can target the issue in different ways. For example, some approaches are aimed more at helping the patient to relax, while others are undertaken with the goal of actively changing problematic behavioural patterns.
Talk to your hypnotherapist and discover which method is best for you.
How It Can Help
Our subconscious is often a great reservoir of mystery. The way in which our subconscious governs our conscious thoughts in everything from our everyday actions to our overall attitude is as mysterious and complex as it is critical to our very being. Hypnotherapy can be a great way of getting in touch with one’s subconscious, reaching areas of your psyche which can otherwise be hard to access, and thereby allowing you to open up to more effective and transformative forms of therapy.
Issues with Which Hypnotherapy Can Help
Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of different issues. For example, eating orders in general and bulimia in particular tend to be caused or facilitated by subconscious fears and anxieties. In such cases, both relaxation and behaviour-changing hypnotherapy practices can be helpful.
Like any medical professional, most hypnotherapists likewise have areas in which they specialise. For John Arber hypnotherapist, areas of expertise include stress and depression, bulimia, grief counselling, anxiety and anger management, drug and sex-related therapy, weight loss assistance, gambling help, group therapy, and more.
As with any form of psychotherapy, hypnotherapy is a discipline which requires extensive education and training. The best hypnotherapists are accredited by or are otherwise a member of institutions such as the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP). John Arber is a proud member of both, and carries a number of qualifications for his psychotherapy practice.
Give yourself a chance at real emotional as well as behavioural change, with the help of hypnotherapy performed by a trained hypnotherapist.