The benefits of hypnosis.

Can ease anxiety

Hypnosis has shown the possibility of relieving anxiety, especially for people whose get anxious following a chronic health problem. It helps by promoting the body’s natural relaxation response through reducing the heart rate, slowing down breathing, and lowering blood pressure.

Can better your sleep

People struggling with insomnia or sleep walking can gain from hypnosis. It can help individuals who take longer to catch sleep or find it difficult to stay asleep. It works by taking you to a state that lowers your ability to realize what is happening.

Other benefits include

Relief of hot flashes in menopause, asthma, and ceasing smoking.

How can it help with pain management?

If you have migraines, tension headaches, or pain after surgery, hypnosis can be a remedy. It can also ease chronic inflammation and pain in people with sickle cell illness and arthritis through helping cope with the pain. For instance, it clears the fear and anxiety originating from pain. That means it can calm you and redirect your focus on pain sensation.

How can it be used to treat certain diseases?

When it comes to diseases, hypnosis works by indulging you in progressive relaxation. As a result, you gain soothing sensations and imagery that can counter symptoms of the health condition you are in.

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Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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