- Hypnosis has proved successful with more than just obvious areas such as stopping smoking or stopping unwanted habits. It has also been shown to successfully treat physical issues as well. Many common conditions respond well to hypnosis.
- Hypnosis can help you identify these triggers and to stop them happening.
Sharon Giraud is a fully registered London based hypnotherapist who uses hypnosis, relaxation, self-hypnosis, in a solution focused framework to help with grief, unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, confidence, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, IBS, eating disorders and much more.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS) is routinely treated with hypnosis, and is recommended as a treatment by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Evidence shows that over 60% of people show a significant improvement in their symptoms. Some hospitals and GPs surgeries offer hypnotherapy as a treatment; you may also find you are eligible for treatment under your health plan.
Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis have also responded well to hypnosis. Treatment for skin conditions will often be focused on visualisations of the problem behind the problem – e.g. stress. You might then be taught self-hypnosis and other techniques for reducing this stress in your life.
Managing weight loss is one of the most effective results of hypnotherapy. Rather than just reducing calories that you are likely to put on again in the longer term, hypnosis gets you in touch with the reasons why you unconsciously eat. If you are the type of person that struggles to stop after a small piece of chocolate and feels compelled to finish the packet then a hypnotherapist can help you understand why and help you create new healthy self-management techniques.
As well as stopping compulsive eating, hypnosis can increase your motivation for exercise. It can also help you reduce portion sizes so you lose weight healthily, steadily and for the long term. Losing weight with hypnosis is essentially about teaching you to feel good about yourself, whatever size you are. It focuses on making healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Beware of hypnotherapists offering amazing weight loss in one session! Hypnosis for weight loss is about changing lifelong negative habits around food and body image; the best results are often when committing to a programme of treatment.
Insomniacs generally respond very well to hypnosis. A hypnotherapist can create a programme of personalised treatment that identifies your sleeping patterns and teaches you self-management techniques which make a big difference not just to how long you sleep but the quality of sleep you enjoy.
Research shows that hypnosis combined with cognitive behavioral therapy is the most effective treatment for insomnia.
Hypnotherapy is often highly effective in dealing with pain management. In fact, people often undergo surgery and dental work using hypnosis as an anesthetic! Hypnosis techniques can be taught to you by your therapist to help you manage chronic pain as well as pain post-surgery. It has also been shown to reduce the post-operative recovery time on some surgical procedures. Research shows that hypnotherapy works well in particular with children who are undergoing chemotherapy. By using certain visualisations and stories children can be helped to manage their treatment in a gentle, empowering way.
The use of hypnosis in stop smoking therapy is the most effective help available to those who are addicted to smoking.” (British Medical Association)
“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little.” (New Scientist)
“Hypnotherapy is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.” (Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Stop smoking hypnotherapy is widely acknowledged as the most effective way to stop smoking.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that uses the power of positive suggestion to help to bring about change. It’s very difficult to change our behaviour if we don’t first look at the thoughts and feelings behind our behaviour, and hypnotherapy can help to tackle some of the subconscious thoughts and beliefs that influence our behaviours, habits and phobias. Hypnotherapy is nothing new – it has been around for more than 6,000 years and has been used by a large number of cultures and civilisations including the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks
Hypnotherapy can help with a range of problems and challenges including:
Phobias and fears
Anxiety and panic attacks
Giving up smoking
PTSD and trauma
Anorexia, Bulimia and eating disorders
Insomnia and sleep problems
Low self esteem and self confidence
Yes! There is nothing mysterious or magical about hypnotherapy. It’s simply a state of consciousness where your mind is relaxed and your awareness is heightened, enabling a trained hypnotherapist to make appropriate suggestions to your unconscious mind. You will stay in control at all times during hypnotherapy and can bring yourself out of the relaxed state whenever you need to.
Hypnotherapy is now widely used to treat a range of conditions and to help people break habits or tackle phobias. It can enable you to resolve longstanding issues or recover from trauma, without any of the potential side effects you might experience with traditionally prescribed medicines.
The treatment is gaining in popularity and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has now recognised hypnotherapy as a suitable treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
It can be used as a standalone treatment or used alongside conventional medicine or other complementary therapies