Hypnotic suggestions are all a type of therapy that involves putting people into a trance-like state. Achieving this state is intended to promote focus in an individual. In this focused state, a person can be more receptive to suggestions, such as smoking cessation.
A hypnotherapy session usually lasts about an hour. A trained therapist uses various relaxation techniques to guide you into a hypnotic state. In this state, you are still conscious and aware. Your body becomes more relaxed and the mind more responsive to suggestions from the therapist.
The therapist’s suggestions will depend on the condition or behavior you are trying to treat. Hypnotherapy can help target unwanted or unhealthy habits and possibly replace them with healthier behaviors. Examples include being able to better control pain or anxiety or adjusting negative thought patterns that could be worsening depression symptoms.
While it may not work for everyone, hypnotherapy is what’s known as a complementary therapy. Using hypnotherapy in with other treatments for depression gives an overall sense of well-being, lift mood, and boost feelings of hopefulness. Hypnotherapists use it to treat a number of conditions, including: Anxiety, Chronic pain, Concentration problems, Irritable bowel syndrome, Smoking control.
Dr. Geetanjali Saxena is a wellness coach and one of the best tarot readers in Mumbai with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in treating hypnotherapy for anxiety.