Hypnotherapy in Perth
Hypnotherapy is used to treat people looking for help for a wide variety of problems.
The way in which hypnosis is used depends on the individual needs, experience, responsiveness and motivation of each individual.
The aim of using hypnosis is to increase coping skills in order to reduce the need for medical interventions and to increase satisfaction.
Hypnosis For Smoking
Smokers have generally been smoking for a number of years and have often tried a range of other techniques to stop smoking but found the habit very difficult to break. Concerns about fitness and health are typically important, as are a recognition of the increasing social restrcitions on smokers.
The habit of smoking serves many different purposes. It may help to cope with nervousness, anxiety or anger, be a social aid, or be used to give oneself an excuse to take a break.
Preparing for a baby motivates many women and their partners to give up smoking. Often the desire to be a better role model for their children can be a motivating factor.
Hypnosis is used to:
- Strengthen motivation
- Provide healthier ways of meeting the needs previously satisfied by having a cigarette
- Reduce the risk of re-lapse
- Reinforce alternative ways of dealing with stressful situations
- Eliminate and /or reduce withdrawal symptoms
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. The value of hypnotic techniques for assisting with labor and childbirth is well established by clinical experience and research data.
For many women, hypnosis has been found to be associated with a decrease in the length of labour, analgesic requirement, anxiety and less risk of post natal depression.
Hypnosis can be helpful in assisitng women to manage symptoms of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy.
Pregnancy and Smoking
There is very good evidence that smoking during pregnancy and whilst breast feeding places a baby at increased risk of experiencing a range of health, developmental and behavioural problems.
Hypnotic skills learned during the quit smoking program can be utilised later to prepare for childbirth. There is evidenece that Hypnosis prior to labour both increases birth satisfaction and significantly reduces the incidents of post natal depression.