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Hypnosis and Mindfulness Techniques


Hypnosis and Mindfulness techniques

If you are coming across the term hypnosis or mindfulness for the first time, then understanding what they are is crucial. This article has curated everything you need to know about them.

Hypnosis is a state of relaxed awareness. The patient is physically relaxed but mentally alert. During hypnosis, the subconscious mind of the patient is most receptive to any hypnotic suggestion. The patient is in full control throughout the session.

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to help the patient solve various issues they are going through. Hypnosis has shown in many studies around the world as an efficient way to resolve the multiple problems. It helps improve emotional and mental balance, well-being and focus while maintaining momentum in the patient’s daily life.

Both hypnosis and mindfulness techniques are mind-improving techniques. This article explores the possible similarities, relationship, and benefits of both.

Many individuals are opting for mindfulness, contemporary and widespread practice of busy minded individuals seeking solace for improved concentration levels and reducing stress and pain. People believe the method stems from Buddhism practices to ‘see things as they are’. Being mindful has many therapeutic benefits to clearing the mind.

Although mindfulness is a way of life, hypnosis is clinical in practice and is not considered a way of life though it successfully lowers stress levels, can increase concentration levels, or reduce pain among others. Both methods are focus lessons for the brain and individuals who already practice mindfulness can continue to hypnosis and get further benefits.

Being mindful of the internal world and surroundings has shown improved ability to concentrate on tasks or improved relaxed state in those who practice it. Similarly, when patients indulge in regular hypnotic sessions especially those guided by a specialist the focus is drawn to more improved awareness of the internal world or surroundings.

Individuals can practice mindfulness in more than one way. However, the goal of any technique is the same; to achieve a state of focused relaxation, alert by deliberately paying attention to sensation and thoughts without judgement. It allows the mind to refocus on the present moment.

Some mindfulness techniques

  • Basic mindfulness meditation – you sit quietly and focus your natural breathing or say positive words that you repeat silently. Allow thoughts to run through your brain while letting them go and return to your focus.
  • Body sensations – you notice subtle body sensations like tingling and itching without judgement and letting them pass.
  • Others are sensory, emotions and urge surfing


Using hypnosis to lose weight

For so long, hypnosis has been used to treat various conditions. Those people who have benefited from it can attest that this is a method that once you are committed, you will achieve anything.

Using hypnotherapy to deal with eating problems

Everybody loves a good meal, but sometimes it can be one too many. Without knowing, one may develop poor eating habits.

Anger management therapy

Getting angry is only normal for every human being. Even though it is a normal emotion and perfectly healthy, holding on to anger can create an emotional barrier that prevents one from moving past painful experiences and engaging in happiness in various areas of life.