We could have chosen the label “Mental Health” for this category. It’s a neutral term in the sense that it could refer to thoughts and emotions that are either healthy or unhealthy, but it is used so often in connection with disorders of the mind that it has a negative connotation. Since we firmly believe in focusing on the positive, we’ve chosen the title “Healthy Mind”, because that is what believe everyone is entitled to.
In order to understand how self hypnosis can be used to create and maintain a healthy mind, we first of all have to understand what a healthy mind actually is. For much of its history, psychology has been focused on unhealthy or dysfunctional mental processes – in other words, what happens in the mind when things go wrong. Whilst this has produced some valuable insights, it is only half the story. As always, prevention is better than cure.
Fortunately, in recent years there has been more research into what happens in the mind when things go right. By understanding the mental traits that help human beings to thrive and function more effectively, we can begin to work out strategies and techniques to boost mental health and to “inoculate” the mind against the stresses and strains of modern life.
Self hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be a powerful and effective way of achieving a healthy mind, because it helps to produce many of these positive psychological traits. In the first place, the hypnotic state is a naturally occurring phenomena, which is related to the state of mind in which instinctive patterns and emotional reactions are laid down. Self hypnosis is just a way of deliberately creating that same state of mind and using it to develop more beneficial patterns and behaviors.
Secondly, hypnotherapy offers a way of communicating directly with the part of the mind that controls our reactions – it is literally speaking the language of the subconscious. In this way, it bypasses conscious resistance and over-analysis, to help produce change at a very deep level.
Our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads are all written and recorded to the highest possible standards. Using advanced hypnotherapy techniques, our recordings can help you to:
- Live a happier and more satisfying life.
- Feel more calm, relaxed and in control.
- Deal effectively with emotional feelings.
- Let go of past events and plan for the future.
- Create a better relationship with your thoughts.
- Regain the motivation to have an active social life.
- Develop new ways of thinking at a subconscious level.
Listening to a high quality self hypnosis download or CD is an inherently relaxing experience, which is a good way of increasing mental well being in itself!
Absolutely! The fact that depression is rooted in subconscious, psychological reactions means that it is very amenable to self hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Our “7 Steps To Overcoming Depression” program is designed to deal with the common factors of this illness, such as negative thoughts and emotions, isolation from friends and family, excessive focus on outcomes and lack of meaning and purpose. The techniques we use in this 30-day course can help you develop the right mindset for lifting depression and preventing it occurring again in the future.
For more information on this topic please see our page about using hypnosis for depression.
Yes, self hypnosis can be extremely effective in treating anxiety!
Since the ability to control your anxiety is crucial for maintaining a healthy mind, we offer a special “7 Steps To Overcoming Anxiety” course that deals with all aspects of the condition, from exercise and diet to relaxing the mind.
We also have an “Anxiety Release” audio program that can be used in addition to this or as a standalone self hypnosis recording.
For more information on this topic please see our page about using hypnosis for anxiety.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a condition that can manifest itself physically, through repetitive routines and rituals, psychologically, through apparently uncontrollable and intrusive thoughts, or a combination of the two. It is a maladaptive response, in that it is an attempt to relieve anxiety at some level, which in itself is a cause of anxiety.
Self hypnosis can help to break this vicious circle by dealing directly with the part of the mind that keeps the behavior in place, reducing anxiety levels and suggesting more helpful ways to meet the legitimate need for control. We have two programs that can help with this condition, depending on how it manifests, “Control Your OCD” and “Control Your OCD (Intrusive Thoughts)”.
First of all, it’s important to realize that stress itself isn’t necessarily a problem – it’s how you react to that stress. This is a crucial distinction to make. After all, there are some situations which we might find impossibly stressful that you positively thrive in, and vice versa. Stress is very much a personal thing.
That said, reducing stress is probably the single most valuable investment you can make in your own mental well being. Most of the other conditions we cover in this section are exacerbated, if not caused by, stress, so anything you can do to bring it under control will help. It also has physical benefits, since long-term stress can have quite damaging effects on your body.
To this end, we have several stress reduction programs, including “Rapid Stress Relief” and “Stress Management”, which takes a more long-term approach. You may also be interested in “Stop Worrying”, since worry is a major driver of stress. If your stress is work related then please see our “Overcome Work Stress” CD / MP3 download, which is part of our “Business and Careers” category.
Please also check out our range of Creative Relaxation CD's and MP3 downloads, which can be a powerful antidote to daily stress.
Although it’s perfectly understandable that you may wish to escape the pain of grief, it’s very important to realize that it is a natural and normal response to loss or bereavement. There seems to be an enormous pressure in modern society to be permanently happy. Even if this were possible, which it isn’t, there are times when happiness is simply not appropriate. The first step towards overcoming grief is to give yourself permission to grieve when you have lost somebody or something that is dear to you.
That said, it is possible to get stuck in the grieving process. If you feel that your life has been put on hold because of grief, then self hypnosis can help you to heal and move forward. Our “Overcome Grief” self hypnosis CD / MP3 download is designed to help you deal with the tangle of emotions that accompany bereavement and to find acceptance and peace of mind.
Although a mind free of irrational or excessive fear is certainly a healthy mind, the techniques that we use to deal with fears and phobias are so specific that we felt that they needed their own separate category. Please see our “Fears and Phobias” category for full details.
A professional hypnotherapist will be able to work with you an individual, taking account of your own particular circumstances and working with your own strengths and resources to reach goals that are meaningful to you as an individual. A pre-recorded hypnotherapy CD or MP3 download is designed for general use, but has many benefits, not the least the fact that you can listen to it as many times as you like, reinforcing the effects through repetition.
Absolutely! Hypnotherapy utilizes a naturally occurring state of mind to bring about change. As such, hypnotherapy is a true complementary therapy, that can safely be used with other forms of treatment, and may even help to make those treatments more effective.
The human mind is an infinitely complex thing, shaped by our own individual experience, beliefs and dispositions. So although there are certain common patterns to the problems which affect the mind, there can be no “one size fits all” approach that will work for absolutely everybody all of the time. This means that we cannot guarantee that these sessions will work for you as an individual.
Having said that, the advanced hypnotherapy techniques we use in these audio programs have helped many individuals to achieve a healthy mind, both in one to one therapy and via the medium of recordings. We believe that with repeated listening, our self hypnosis recordings can help you to achieve similar positive results.