Beverly Hills Hypnotherapy for the Reduction of Stress
Although some people still believe that hypnosis is used to make someone moo like a cow or undress at the sound of a word, many of us know that professional hypnotherapy offered by a certified hypnotherapist is a tool that can help people withstand pain, overcome fears, and even reduce the amounts of stress in their lives. Regardless what you may have heard about hypnosis, the truth is you cannot be hypnotized without your awareness and consent. You can, however, be hypnotized by a trusted professional who has been trained in hypnosis to help you reach your goals easier.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Professional hypnotherapy can help you manage stress in two major ways: First, hypnosis can be used to enter a very deep state of relaxation to fight tension and trigger the body’s relaxation response, which helps prevent problems arising from chronic stress. Second, hypnosis therapy can help you make healthy changes in your lifestyle that will help reduce the overall amount of stress in your life. In other words, you can use hypnosis to help you:
- Stick to an exercise regimen
- Keep your living area more clean and less cluttered
- Feel confident while creating healthy boundaries with other people
- Overcome negative habits used to cope with stress such as compulsive eating or smoking
What Does Hypnotherapy Involve?
Hypnosis involves the process of entering a trance or state of deep relaxation where you are still focused and can still make suggestions for your subconscious mind to recognize; this can be compared to meditation or daydreaming. A professionally trained hypnotherapist can answer all your questions and talk you through the process. Your other option is to read books and short articles, or watch videos to educate yourself about what is involved and how you can achieve the same results at home.
What are Some of the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a very versatile tool. It can be used for many situations, from pain management during childbirth to simple relaxation. There are no potentially negative side effects and it can result in benefits beyond those you are originally seeking.
What are Some Potential Drawbacks of Using Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is not for everyone. Some people cannot get past their preliminary prejudices regarding the practice as a whole. They have a difficult time entering into the deep trance-like state required for hypnotic suggestions to deeply embed themselves in the person’s mind. Others may discover that they simply cannot achieve the focus or find the time and employ other techniques for stress management.
How Does Hypnosis Measure Up Against Other Stress Reduction Methods?
Similar to meditation, hypnosis requires more practice and focus than other stress reduction options such as medications, simple exercises, or herbal treatments. Hypnosis also requires a certain amount of self-training or the help of a professional hypnotherapist. Still, the process of hypnosis may be an easier option for those who have physical limitations that make Yoga or other exercise difficult or impossible. There are very few other methods for reducing stress that offer such as wide array of benefits as does hypnotherapy.
At the end of day, with some practice and training, almost anyone can successfully reduce his or her stress level through hypnosis. And a life with less stress is a healthier, happier life.
We encourage you to give us a call at 310-994-9532 for a free consultation and to learn more. We serve Beverly Hills, California, and the entire Los Angeles area. In addition to in-office visits, we also offer phone and Skype sessions.