Can Science Back up Hypnotherapy?

Can Science Back up Hypnotherapy?

A recent article on explains 5 science back health benefits of hypnotherapy.


The increase in neuroscience research has started to prove the benefits of hypnotherapy and how hypnotherapy or a trance like state changes how the mind operates, which helps hypnotherapist create positive changes in clients. “And harnessing the powers of the mind has inspired researchers and clinicians in various fields to explore the use of hypnosis in a number of health outcomes.”


A hypnotherapist may “use verbal repetition and/or mental imagery (facilitated by a hypnotherapist or one’s self) to induce a “trance-like state” of increased focus” Neuroscience has shown how part of the analytical brain closes down allowing new patterns and new behaviors to be created, in this state clients are more likely to follow new suggestions.


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Science and research more than ever is backing up the positive results of hypnotherapy. Recently Swish researchers monitored the affects of sleep after a group of women listened to a hypnotic suggestion tape. “The women who were deemed the most susceptible to hypnosis spent 80 percent more time in slow-wave sleep (the deep, restorative phase of our shut-eye) after listening to the hypnosis tape than they did after listening to a neutral spoken text.”


“In a 2003 study, 71 percent of 204 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients reported improved symptoms after 12 weekly hour-long hypnosis sessions” Other studies have shown similar results; “In a 2012 study, 85 percent of IBS patients who reported improvement after hypnosis still felt better up to seven years later.”


Some women report to have over 50 hot flashes a week. In one study a group of women completed 5 hypnotherapy sessions which resulted in their hot flushes being cut by 74%


Pain management by hypnosis is very famous and research is backing up this claim. “Two meta-analyses of existing pain and hypnosis research, published in 2000 and 2009, deemed hypnosis effective at lowering pain associated with a number of conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and cancer”



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Many clients attend my practice for by anxiety and nervousness related issues. Hypnotherapy can create strong anchors of calmness and relaxation that can be associated to various stimuli.


As a hypnotherapist I see on a regular basis how power the mind is. A client will attend with a lifelong phobia of spiders and walk out the office 90 minutes later phobic free.  All hypnotherapist that I know and speak with (from around the globe) welcome hypnotherapy research to back up the results with have been achieving.


Also, neuroscience research into brain activity during changes of states may open up new information that will help hypnotherapist get faster results for clients. A key benefit of hypnotherapy from the medical sector is that patients can become phobic free, increase a deeper sleep, overcome PTSD, lose weight, control anxiety, stop smoking and support other medical issues all drug free, allowing clients to achieve their medial goals without having the side effects that drugs give people.


Read the full article here: 5 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Hypnosis


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