How incredible is it that Drs can give someone a pill that to all intents is a real bona fide medicine, but in fact it's just corn starch or sugar? But the patient gets better! How can this possibly happen??
Well hypnotherapists have the answer!
When we treat people in a clinical setting we tap into their subconscious belief system. In doing so, we can alter the way the subconscious effects the physical well being!
Take hypnotherapy for birthing for example. Does hypnosis administer an anaesthetic? No of course not! But it does convince the subconscious into ignoring a lot of the pain signals that are coming from the brain, to the birthing process. It helps trigger the same natural pain relieving transmitters that are already present in our brain and supply pain relief naturally! So women CAN and DO go through births with very limited pain! Their belief system has altered; their natural pain relief triggered.
Just like the chronic back pain sufferer who's given a placebo & they find relief. Because their belief system allows the pain to dissipate!
Or Parkinsons sufferers - even something as complex in the brain as Parkinsons can be helped with the aid of a placebo!
We work with the placebo effect a lot as hypnotherapists, it's a real tangible thing! It's not just trickery or fooling people - I'm sure prior to reading this article you may be annoyed or embarrassed if your Dr announced he gave you a placebo pill & you got better....but the fact remains, your brain accepted the placebo to be true and set about fixing your body naturally!
Amazing huh? We are incredible!
Have a look at this horizon program from the BBC to find out more about placebos. It's worth watching :)
Author Emma Evans
Whatever your issue, hypnosis can help!
We often think of Hypnotists of the stage and screen, with swinging watches, long cloaks or performers like Derren Brown! But hypnotists aren't often hypnoTHERAPISTS and there's the key!
Hypnotherapists combine hypnosis with therapy. We work hard to get our qualifications and we take your issues very seriously :)
We won't get you clucking like a chicken or command you tell us your PIN numbers, but what we will do is help make your life a lot better.
We can help with all kinds of stuff, not just stopping smoking or losing weight, we also deal with bereavement, fears/anxieties, relationship issues, stage fright, confidence building....the list goes on! If you would go to a counsellor for an issue, we also cover it!
So why come to see one of us and not a counsellor? Well, clinical hypnotherapists can deal with your subconscious where a counsellor deals with you on a conscious level. Changes can be made much faster when we talk directly to your subconscious! And the best thing is, it's been a tired and tested way of working for years and years.
If you've heard of the likes of Freud, you might like to know that he used hypnosis all the time! In fact, he is thought of one of the founding fathers. But hypnosis has been used as far back as ancient Egypt.
It's totally safe, utterly blissfully relaxing and can help you make massive changes! What's not to like :)
If you're interested in coming along for an initial session, get in touch.
Author Emma Evans
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Emma Evans runs Kent Therapy Clinic and also helps coach other therapists in her spare time when she's not seeing clients at her busy practice. This blog is full of useful articles and interesting facts to do with therapy in general. Please feel free to add your comments to the blog.