Self-hypnosis is the art of taking yourself into hypnosis. It is easy to learn, fun to use, and has all the benefits of having a portable mental spa on call and at your convenience.
A Unique Journey
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation that allows your mind and body to relax at the same time. It is similar to meditation with one difference. You are able to focus on a specific outcome and programme your mind to access hidden depths and potentials.
This uniquely human ability has restorative powers that can heal both the body and the psyche. When the mind is absorbed and focused in this way, it is easier to break unwanted habits, change mindsets, drift into a deep refreshing sleep, and access your creative ability.
Everyone’s journey is unique but the ability to focus on your personal goals and outcomes is easy to achieve.
Boost For Your Mental Health
We are all carrying a little mental exhaustion after the covid years. Learning self-hypnosis creates an opportunity for a deep mental detox releasing the unwanted tensions that accrued whilst life was uncertain and fatigue from too much Netflix common.
Mental health challenges have increased globally. One in two Australians will face mental health concerns during their lifetime. Around the world waiting lists for therapy have increased significantly and the global average for mood disorders exceeds 30% in most countries.
Simple strategies such as self-hypnosis have become an important boost to mental and emotional wellbeing and provide investment for future quality of life.
Investing In Your Health
Mental health is a fundamental component of being happy. healthy and productive. It affects our thoughts, actions and emotions. Good mental health touches all levels of life, improving relationships at work, school and home. It creates a protective layer of resilience that can help people of all ages cope more effectively with life’s curveballs.
After two years of pandemic, lockdown and interrupted living it is time to restore balance to the way we think and feel and engage with others.
Where Do I Start?
Self-hypnosis offers one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate mentally. It really can be as effortless as closing your eyes and thinking pleasant thoughts. Some people listen to downloadable audio tracks with positive suggestions. But the art of self-hypnosis is simple to learn, and you can personalise your suggestions for any positive outcome you desire.
There are no negative side effects and each time you enter self-hypnosis you feel a surge of positive energy that permeates your body and mind.
The Power Of Self-Hypnosis
Of course, you need to visit a therapist if you already suffer from a mental health condition or become tearful or sad each time you practice self-hypnosis. In these situations, your clinical hypnotherapist will work with you to resolve any underlying emotional disturbances.
But a little self-hypnosis can help you deal with a host of different problems allowing you to become calmer, more self-confident, and regain a sense of control over your life.
It is used in medical treatments as a drug-free option for insomnia, anxiety disorders, and even chronic pain management. Research suggests that regular use of self-hypnosis can reduce stress, improve your immune system function and leave you feeling more joyful.
How Does It Work?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all experience every day. Using self-hypnosis can be as easy as closing your eyes and allowing your breathing to slow down just a little. It helps to pay attention to the way you breathe in and out. Some people focus on this and count down slowly from 10 – 1.
You may experience your thoughts beginning to drift which signals the start of the natural hypnosis process. People compare the experience to a pleasant daydream where you can imagine any outcome that you like. Hypnosis naturally amplifies your absorption into an idea which is why you feel progressively better when you focus on positive outcomes.
The art of self-hypnosis is learning to direct your imagination and craft the words or ideas that will lead to helpful suggestions and rejuvenating experiences.
Is Self-Hypnosis Recognised?
Clinical hypnosis has been a medical treatment since the 1890s. Today it is routinely used to help with a wide range of mental health issues including depression and anxiety disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and even to help first-time mothers prepare for childbirth.
Most people can benefit from hypnosis, and self-hypnosis can even be taught to children to help them cope with painful procedures or simply restore calm soothing feelings.
Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month
As part of our commitment to mental health awareness month, the LSCCH – LCCH Asia Group is organising a free virtual self-hypnosis session. It is an opportunity to discover the benefits of using self-hypnosis, and to ask questions about how it can help in your life or that of a family member.
The session is presented by the Group Medical Director, Dr Thema Majid, a medical doctor who practices clinical hypnotherapy. The best way to really understand self-hypnosis is to experience the benefits for yourself. This way each participant will have the opportunity to learn self-hypnosis and open the connection to their inner mind and personal mental well-being.
Participants will also receive a free voucher for a private session of self-hypnosis or the opportunity to book a session with a clinical hypnotherapist.