Hypnotherapy: the next big wellness trend?

People the world over experienced emotional upheaval during the lockdowns of the last couple of years. As life starts to return to normal, and people engage more with socialising and returning to work, many people are reporting feeling mentally exhausted.  The stress and strain of being on high alert for so long is catching up as people relax their guards.

Many people have been running on adrenaline for many months leading to elevated stress levels, anxiety, sleep disruptions, unhealthy eating and drinking and a whole host of relationship issues.

Hypnotherapy is effective in easing these problems.  While it might seem to be a ‘quick fix’, hypnotherapy has been well studied and found to be efficient and helpful in treating anxiety and depression, reducing addictive behaviours and supporting people to achieve goals they’ve set for themselves.

Compared to medication and traditional forms of therapy, hypnotherapy is a low-cost, fast treatment that is easy, safe, and drug-free. Progress can be seen from the first session and most hypnotherapists will teach their clients tools and skills that they can use between sessions to regulate themselves

Because it’s a brief therapy, it brings results quickly.  This is a great comfort to people who are seeking to regain emotional and psychological equilibrium. Research from Stanford University shows that there is a greater connection between the brain and body during a session of hypnosis.  This enables a greater presence of mind, even if it feels like you’re in a pleasant daydream. The state is considered to be quite similar to meditation, however in hypnotherapy the client is gently guided towards a particular outcome.

We understand that the last couple of years have been difficult.  Some people will benefit from additional support to help them manage their anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation.  Talking therapies have been proven to help relieve anxieties, stress and depression and hypnotherapy can provide targeted and compassionate support. The NCH has over 2,000 qualified therapists across the UK who are here to support you.




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