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What is Holistic Health?

Holistic Health is taking a holistic approach with the mind, body, and spirit connection when seeking treatment for imbalances in ones life. It addresses all aspects of people’s needs, including the psychological, physical, social and mental; where each aspect is seen as a whole. The fundamental premise is that a person knows how to be well, given the proper support. It also suggests that medication is not always the best answer in certain circumstances, sometimes putting a band-aid on the real problem.

One of the main aspects in the holistic health is that you are involved in your own self-care and healing; empowering you and enhancing whatever healing approach you should decide to take. Along with the Holistic Health it should always be accompanied with the advice of a competent health care professional. There are many healing approaches to Holistic Heath Care, hypnosis being one of them.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool for healing and change. The state of hypnosis has often been misunderstood. Despite various misconceptions, people are always in control of the process and they will never do anything that is against their will or morals. Hypnosis allows people to effect changes in their life; to live the life they want. People in hypnosis are in a deeply relaxed state, where the subconscious mind is more open to suggestions determined by a person’s goals and needs. The mind is a powerful thing!  It allows people to lift their false restrictions by effectively breaking free of limiting patterns, behaviors, fears and habits. It can also be used to maximize skills and abilities.   Hypnosis can literally “rewire the brain”, by changing the messages to the brain for healing and change. As the classic statement says, “You are what you think.”

How can Hypnosis help you?

Hypnosis is not limited in it’s usefulness for the easing of dental pain, weight release or smoking cessation, as there are many more medical conditions that can be treated with hypnosis. There is a long list of conditions that had been found to respond to hypnotic suggestions including; pains of all descriptions, sleeplessness, nervous digestive disturbances, anxiety, constipation, stress depression, headaches, fears and phobias, and self esteem just to name a few.

Hypnosis has been found to be effective in reducing the effects of a stroke. Additionally, it has been found to be effective in helping people alleviating the fears of surgery.   The hypnotherapist prepares the client to undergo the surgical procedures by teaching them to mentally rehearse the procedures and change a fearful event into a positive one. It has also helped clients enhance and quicken healing after surgery. In working with cancer clients, hypnosis can also reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Another important component of hypnosis is helping people alter their perceptions by having a positive approach to their healing process. The only requirement for receiving the benefits from hypnosis is that the person has a conscious desire to change and is in agreement with the suggestions.

What is the process?

The client is gently guided with the help of a hypnotherapist, combining hypnosis with various techniques such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, affirmations and goal-setting. The hypnotherapist is a trained professional working with the client providing them a means of behavioral changes in their lives by using positive words and images to affect the desired change. After the session the client and the hypnotherapist evaluate, and discuss what changes have occurred. The hypnotherapist then works with the client on techniques for reinforcement of the session, such as self-hypnosis, positive affirmations or listening to a tape.

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