Using relaxation techniques, imagery and the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool to “reprogram our software.” Software referring to our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind acts like an auto-piloting system within us that is set to whatever we or society has programmed into it. Some of these programs may include thoughts such as “It’s too hard to quit smoking” or “I can never lose weight” or “I am not good enough to get the things I really desire.” Hypnosis reprograms the subconscious mind in the manner needed to correct the negative programming that has taken place. These sessions are relaxing and extremely beneficial touting a 90.6% success rate when applied to smoking cessation.
Web MD (2019) states that the hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including: