Does the practice of self hypnosis open you to demonic obsession or possession? Is it a substitute for prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit? Is there any value in it for religious people? Many religious people are misinformed about self hypnosis. Here’s an example. A devout Christian friend of mine said she didn’t need hypnosis because she had prayer and the Holy Spirit to solve her problems. She thought because I was a clinical hypnotherapist I would now be substituting hypnosis for prayer – or even denying the power of the Divine. She disapproved of it so much, she tossed it off and compared it to Ouija board use! She just thought self hypnosis and God could not coexist.
Self Hypnosis, The Caricature and the Truth: That caricature of self hypnosis still persists in the minds of many religious and nonreligious people. Here’s the truth:Self hypnosis has wide acceptance in the medical community (the proliferation of hypnosis-related science articles and books throughout the world strongly highlight just how relevant it is).Self hypnosis will not “take over your mind.” It simply focuses your mind’s attention so you can create positive habit changes in your life. It’s not supernatural.It’s not mind control. You’ll have full awareness during the entire procedure in the vast majority of cases. With self hypnosis the person can do the inductions and suggestions all by herself.
Self-Hypnosis may be used to Quit Smoking: To quit smoking is the most difficult among all vices. It is much easier to stop drinking alcohol than to quit smoking. This is due to the hundred of addictive chemicals in tobacco that causes withdrawal syndromes whenever a smoker starts quitting. Self-hypnosis will reprogram the mind and through continuous sessions will eventually make a smoker quit easier.Self-hypnosis may be used to Lose Weight.With obesity reaching the epidemic state in US and in the future the whole world, the danger of its complications to one’s health is very alarming. By using self-hypnosis, the cravings for fatty and sweet foods will be lessened. It will also accelerate the will to do exercise and other physical activities. The same mechanism of targeting release of neurochemicals from the brain is the accepted mechanism.
Self-hypnosis may be used to Improve the Memory: Purifying the subconscious mind from impurities will improve the memory. Self-hypnosis can calm and organize the mind so that it can retain previous information thus improving memory.Self-hypnosis can Heal our Body and Mind As stated, self-hypnosis can calm the mind and spirit. This will relax our body and mind and is very effective in dealing with stress. Stress when taken out of our body could improve our immune system and accelerate healing.Self-hypnosis may be used in Dealing with Fears and Phobias Fears and phobias are human limitations that must be dealt. Self-hypnosis encouraging self confidence could change our attitude towards our fears and phobias. The reprogramming of the mind is the key concept on the effectiveness of self-hypnosis in dealing with fears and phobias.
Self-hypnosis may be used in Enhancing Sex Life: Impotence and erectile dysfunction are examples of sexual disorders improved by self-hypnosis. Sex therapists use the technique of self-hypnosis to treat such disorders. This has something to do with mind control over sexual stimulation that is neuronal in nature.Self-hypnosis may improve Sleep Disorders More and more people suffer from insomnia. Aside from medications, self-hypnosis is effective in inducing sleep. The calming effect of the self-hypnosis technique can improve insomnia.Self-hypnosis may be used to Relieve Anxiety and Depression People suffering from anxiety disorders such as stage fright may benefit from self-hypnosis. Hypnotherapists treat patients with acute anxiety and depression by conducting sessions that will improve their confidence and self-control.
Self-hypnosis may be used to Manage Stress Stress: according to studies from Harvard University can cause different diseases such as increase blood sugar and blood pressure. Managing stress effectively with good rest and self-hypnosis will also improve one’s health. Self-hypnosis can calm the internal organs like the heart which will decrease the heart rate and blood pressure.In our restless world where stress and different diseases are being experienced by almost all walks of life, it is very practical to spend a few minutes for self-hypnosis to improve one’s health. Self-hypnosis is inexpensive yet very effective. It improves every aspect of our health- physical, mental, and emotional. Start learning self-hypnosis and you will see the difference in your well-being.