Hypnotherapy – Benefits
Hypnosis produces many positive relaxing effects on the mind and the body. It is a natural, holistic therapy and has no side effects.
Key physiological changes include:
- Decrease in heart rate.
- Decrease in respiration rate.
- Decrease in blood pressure.
- Decrease in skeletal muscle tension.
- Decrease in metabolic rate.
- Decrease in stress hormone production.
On a physiological level, in hypnosis you begin to reverse the adverse effects of stress as you engage the parasympathetic portion of your central nervous system. As the stress hormone levels begin to decrease, your whole body begins to function on a healthier level, which provides more energy for healing, restoration, and rejuvenation.
Hypnosis has been used for prevention and, or reduction of psychosomatic disorders such as hypertension, migraines, headaches, asthma, ulcers, insomnia, etc.
On the mental level, as the brain activity reaches alpha waves, you experience a decrease in analytical thinking. Regular practice of hypnosis keeps your mind from racing. Consequently, you experience an improvement in memory and concentration.
Emotionally, you experience an increased availability of positive feelings and emotions because muscle tension, one of the chief impediments to the awareness of your feelings, is reduced.