There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to hypnosis and hypnotherapy. It may seem like woo woo and new age, but hypnosis can help you take control over yourself, your health, and your life.
Need proof that hypnosis is a power tool for the mind? Here are 5 scientifically backed health benefits of hypnosis to convince you!
Hypnosis may help you sleep better
A recent study, researchers were able to measure its effects by monitoring brain activity in a group of healthy, young women as they took a 90-minute nap after a hypnosis session.
The women who were the most susceptible to hypnosis spent 80% more time in deep sleep after listening to the hypnosis tape. The study added that, unlike over the counter sleep meditation, hypnosis had no adverse side effects. [Source]
Hypnosis may ease digestion issues
In a 2003 study, 71% of 204 patients who suffer from irritable syndrome reported improved symptoms after a 12 week hour-long hypnosis session. Not only that, but of the ones who reported improvements, 81% continued to feel better up to 7 years later. [Source]
Hypnosis can ease pain
Hypnosis is the most researched when it comes to pain management. Research shows hypnosis effecting in managing pain for conditions including fibromyalgia and arthritis.[Source]
Hypnosis can help ease discomfort from hot flashes
In one study, postmenopausal women who reported at least 50 hot flashes a week, cut their hot flashes by 74% after 12 weeks of hypnosis sessions. At the same time, women who did not receive hypnosis but instead visited with a clinician experienced only a 17% drop in hot flashes. [Source]
Hypnosis allows you to use the power of your mind. As a result, hypnosis is often use to help relieve anxiety, stress, and fear. [Source]