What Can Melbourne Hypnotherapy Assist You With?
While Melbourne Hypnotherapy has only been in practice since 2008, traditional Hypnotherapy has been around since history began, and has been practiced in countries across the world. Traditionally hypnotherapy was used by healers such as tribal doctors, yogi, witchdoctors and shamans. There are records of Ancient Greek and Egyptian civilisations using hypnotherapy for religious ceremonies and surgical procedures.
The method behind hypnotherapy remained very mysterious and secretive, until Austrian physician Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) provided the first tentative explanation of this mode of treatment. Mesmer, from whose name the word “mesmerised” is derived, believed that an invisible magnetic fluid flowed through the human body. He used different techniques to try and balance this such as chanting, eye fixation techniques and passing his hands over his patient’s body to transfer the magnetic fluid and heal the patient. People were reportedly healed of headaches, blindness and even paralysis using these methods.
Not surprisingly the medical community was not convinced by Mesmer’s theories, and it wasn’t until Scottish surgeon Dr James Braid (1795-1860) rejected the idea of magnetism that a scientific theory of hypnotherapy came about. Braid noticed that if his patient’s stared at one spot for a long time they would enter a trance like state. He coined the term hypnosis from the Greek word ‘hypnos’ meaning sleep; after realising that hypnosis is very different from sleep he tried to change this, but it remains to this day. Braid and his peers validated the practice of hypnotherapy before surgery and other medical procedures, and saw a multitude of benefits to patients.
Modern hypnotherapy has developed significantly and has been recognised as a valid treatment for several decades. With advances in neuroscience and our understanding of the brain, hypnotherapy has been shown to be a valuable technique for self-improvement and healing.
- Relationship problems
- Fear, anger and phobias
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Self esteem and low confidence
- Academic performance
- Pain management
- Healing subconscious trauma
- Anger management
- Depression or feelings of helplessness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Alcohol and drug use/addiction
- Lack of libido
- Sexual performance issues
- Allergies including lactose intolerance
- Obsessive compulsive behaviour
- Memory of concentration problems
- Weight control
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Whilst traditional medical methods are successful for some, other individuals require a holistic approach to their wellbeing. Your hypnotherapist will help you to relax and guide you through your subconscious to allow you to focus. Once in a hypnotic state, you are still awake but you are completely in the present moment, and you will become aware of thoughts that you otherwise would not be able to access. You can tap in to the negative thoughts, patterns or beliefs that influence your conscious attitudes, habits, behaviours or feelings, and facilitate change in areas of your life that you want to improve.
Hypnotherapy is completely safe and you are in control during the entire process. Any decisions that are made during hypnosis are up to you; at no point can your therapist make you do anything that you don’t approve of. It is important to reiterate that while many people think of hypnosis as being in a “trance” or asleep, in reality you are still awake and in charge of your own mind and body. Our practice sees a variety of people, with a wide range of issues that they want fixed.
Why Choose Melbourne Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for affecting positive change in our lives. It can be much quicker than other methods of therapy such as counselling, as in just one session you can access your deepest thoughts and discover the root of your issues or blockages.
Hypnotherapy is a popular mode of treatment in Melbourne with a range of patients such as business people, athletes, students, parents, medical professionals and more. Whether you have a specific issue that you want to focus on, a certain area of your life that you want to improve or you are just seeking a better understanding of your own body and mind, hypnotherapy can benefit you.