Dr. John McGrailBeach

How Self-Hypnosis Can Help Improve Your Quality of Life

In the last century, there was a lot of interest in the subject of hypnosis probably due to how it was portrayed in popular culture. Most works of literature showed mentalists forcing people to do what they would otherwise not do in their normal state of mind.

Unfortunately, this distorted the image of hypnosis. Many people saw it as pseudo science, while others believed it caused an altered mental state where the subject was under the control of the hypnotist. However, hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that works by increasing the level of suggestibility of the mind. Here is you can use hypnosis to improve your life.

Quit Any Bad Habits
Scientists have not yet agreed on one theory on how hypnosis and self hypnosis works. But there are a few clues. By measuring changes in brainwave patterns, scientists have been able to determine that the EEG signals during hypnosis are similar to those of a person in deep meditative state.

These brainwave signals validate the theory that your conscious mind takes the back seat and the subconscious is now more open to suggestions during hypnosis. Through self-hypnosis you can quit smoking or drinking by sending suggestions to your subconscious when in this hypnotic state.

Overcome Negativity
Negativity is one of the obstacles that prevent us from achieving our goals and feeling content with our careers or personal relationships. Negative thoughts that sometimes are as a result of lack of self esteem weave a complex labyrinth of emotions that is difficult to untangle using conventional therapies. Self hypnosis is a simple but effective technique that can be done in the comfort of your home.

Manage Pain
Many people have to rely on medication that is costly and that can lead to dependency to manage pain. Self-hypnosis is a simple method without any significant side effects. Through self-hypnosis some people have been able to change how they manage pain and in some cases have eliminated the pain altogether.

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