How Hypnotherapy Can Change Lives

This article has been authored by Tiesta Duggal, Founder of Navyam, The Mind And Soul Abode.

Hypnotherapy, a topic often pondered upon and having various points of views and myths attached to it, is actually one of the safest and the most efficient healing modalities.  It is known to date back several years and has strongly gained popularity across the globe, owing to its numerous benefits.

It is a process where, under the guidance of a Hypnotherapist, one is taken into a relaxed state of mind or consciousness where you’re neither fully awake nor asleep however have a heightened sense of consciousness, focus where the brain is much more receptive to positive suggestions as well as guided visualisations.  This not only helps people deal with specific issues but also helps them in attaining desired results and goals in life.

Some of the ways Hypnotherapy is making lives better are:-

1) Management of Stress and Anxiety – People are dealing with so much stress these days that it leads to emotional blockages and ultimately leading to anxiety and other mental health issues, hypnotherapy works as a great tool in managing this better and also reaching a state of relaxation and calmness.

2) Pain Management- Hypnosis is widely used as a complementing treatment in cases of pain management in diseases like cancer, joint problems, burns and various other ailments as it helps the brain receive positive suggestions through commands.  It is also being widely used around the globe for making the process of child birthing easier (Hypnobirthing)

3) Managing Addictions, Fears and Phobias – Hypnotherapy works on the root cause of various issues stored in the subconscious, and using the hypnotic commands and processes people experience great results to get rid of phobias and fears as well as also manage issues like addictions in an efficient manner.

4) Boosting Self-confidence and creating a better life – while we can use hypnotherapy to heal what’s not working best in our system we can also use hypnotherapy as a tool to release limiting beliefs, work on areas of our life’s which do not allow us to access our full potential and heal them thus leading to a shift in the mindset, increased focus, more confidence.

Additionally, Hypnotherapy can also be used for weight loss, relaxation, healing stored grief, past trauma and issues like sleep disorders as it works on by-passing the critical mind and creates a safe and receptive state for our brain to receive commands and suggestions.

While Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool to access our innate potential and heal multiple facets of our lives, it is important to remember it works with the subconscious mind and thus must be used carefully and under proper guidance so as to ensure getting the best and the most appropriate results.

This article has been authored by Tiesta Duggal, Founder of Navyam, The Mind And Soul Abode.

Quit Smoking the Easy Way

When I was a smoker, if I didn’t already have a cigarette in my hand, I would soon have one as soon as I saw someone else smoking, either at home, in the pub or on the TV.  The first few times I tried stopping, I fell at this hurdle after a very short period of time, and I also struggled when I had a cup of tea or an alcoholic drink or was waiting for a bus, and indeed in any situation where I was used to having a cigarette.  I was watching an old episode of “Friends” last week, and Chandler, an ex-smoker, was helping Joey (a non-smoker) to smoke realistically for an acting audition.  After Joey had coughed and spluttered a couple of times, Chandler took the cigarette from him to show him how to hold it and relax with it “like it was part of you, like it is something that has been missing from your hand for too long, and then you inhale deeply like this and – Oh My God” he exclaimed, and continued to smoke the rest of the cigarette with a blissful look on his face.  I laughed and laughed as I recognised these sentiments, and I have to confess to feeling it with him – but nothing more.

Since Hypnotherapy helped me to stop, I have never been seriously tempted to smoke again.  I can see (and smell) other people smoking and feel nothing, even when spending the afternoon with a chain-smoking friend, when in the past we would sit and smoke together for hours.  The first rock concert I went to as a non-smoker was an eye-opener.  I had expected to give in, and who could blame me if I did, I thought to myself – but all I fancied as I looked at the smokers was a cup of tea!  Which is odd, because I had stopped drinking tea 5 years previously in an attempt to give up smoking!  (and I didn’t even have that cup of tea).  If ever I feel nostalgic about being a smoker, the feeling soon passes – it is simply a passing thought and doesn’t take hold.

Of course there was a struggle for a couple of weeks, but as time went by, the longer I remained “stopped” the easier it became.

The Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy session provides useful information about how our brains respond to nicotine, and also how 98% of addiction is psychological.  It is the psychological response that Hypnotherapy helps with.  Nicotine leaves your body after 48 hours, and after that it’s purely your inner chimp taunting you.  I will explain what I mean by that during the session, and also how it will play tricks on you to tempt you, and present you with all sorts of propaganda to convince you to have a cigarette.

If you really want to stop smoking you can.  Hypnotherapy supports you in your intention, providing you with an added level of support, and useful information to refer to.  Having information helps you recognise what you are going through for what it is, and identify your cravings as propaganda presented by your primitive brain (or inner chimp).

During the session we talk about your relationship with cigarettes, learn how the brain works, discuss the myths about nicotine addiction, and conclude with a half hour hypnosis session to reinforce your intention.

Unfortunately I cannot simply hypnotise you to stop smoking or offer you any guarantees – if only it were that easy!  What I can do however is make it a lot easier for you.

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