Although each self hypnosis CD / MP3 download addresses the challenges presented by specific conditions, our overall approach is to tackle the psychological aspects of physical ailments. For example, chronic conditions such as IBS, tinnitus or bruxism (teeth grinding) are often exacerbated by stress, therefore our self hypnosis audio programs work to relieve the mind of anxieties.
It is also possible to use self hypnosis to change mental focus, breaking the vicious circle of excessive focus on physical symptoms, which are then magnified by the attention. This doesn’t mean ignoring the symptoms, but rather detaching your awareness so that the symptoms do not create the added problem of emotional distress.
All of our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads utilize hypnotherapy techniques and suggestions to re-frame your subconscious perceptions and to deliver positive messages for health management. For example, our “Turn Down Tinnitus” CD / download helps you to reduce awareness of tinnitus sounds, so that you can mentally tune it out.
Finally, self hypnosis is inherently relaxing. The benefits of deep relaxation for your physical as well as your mental health should not be underestimated.
The idea that the mind is somehow separate and disconnected from the body is increasingly out-of-date and discredited by modern medical and scientific research, which shows that mind and body influence each other to a remarkable degree.
Indeed, some of the most exciting medical and scientific discoveries in recent years have been about the influence of the mind on the body. Most of us have an intuitive sense that your state of mind can affect your physical health (and vice versa), but research in this area continues to demonstrate that mind and body are more closely linked than anyone ever suspected. This has profound significance for your physical health and the treatment of illness.
On some level, you’ve probably always known this. The idea that your state of mind can affect how you feel physically, and vice versa, makes sense, when you think about it. If you feel emotionally exhausted and upset, you’re more likely to experience physical symptoms. People who suffer from eczema, for instance, often say that their condition is made worse or even caused by stress.
An even more dramatic example would be the placebo effect, where belief that a drug can cure you means that it actually does cure you, even if the drug is nothing more than a sugar pill.
As we begin to understand more about the role of neurotransmitters and the constant flow of information around our bodies, we can see new ways of improving communication between mind and body to bring about remarkable changes in our health and physical well being. Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective tools we have for doing this, because it is a way of communicating directly with the deepest levels of the mind.
Pain is very responsive to hypnosis, because it has a large psychological component. This is true even at the ordinary day to day level. How many times have you noticed a bruise and wondered how it got there? At some point, something hit you, or you hit something, with enough force to break the blood vessels, but because your mind was elsewhere, you simply didn’t notice it. Your mind literally deleted the pain.
This isn’t to minimize pain, or the causes of pain. As with all of our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads, it is absolutely vital that all medical options have been thoroughly explored. However, it does demonstrate that pain is responsive to the mind. Shifting focus, lowering stress and re-framing your perceptions of pain through positive suggestion and guided imagery are all ways of managing or reducing pain through self hypnosis.
We have an excellent “Pain Management” CD / download for general pain control, along with others for relief from arthritis and migraine relief, as well as sessions for other health conditions in which pain may be a symptom.
Please note: it is vital that you do NOT use any of our self hypnosis CD's or downloads for any pain related issues until after you have been assessed by a medical practitioner. Hypnotherapy is safe because hypnosis is a natural state of mind, but pain can sometimes be the symptom of seemingly unrelated medical issues. If left untreated (and potential masked due to the effectiveness of hypnotherapy) then a potentially serious situation could ensue.
Prevention is better than cure, so we have produced a number of self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads to help you develop better habits for health and to prepare your body for better health overall. Our “Immune Tune” session, for example, is designed to give your immune system a boost, to get it working even more effectively. Likewise, “Boost Your Health and Wellbeing” and “Mind Body Healing” can be used to increase your energy levels, reduce the effects of stress and get mind and body working as one to ensure your continued physical well being.
We also have a number of products that can help you to eliminate habits that have negative effects on your health. “Drink Less Alcohol” is listed under this category, but other habits are addressed in our “Habits and Disorders” section. Please browse our entire self hypnosis audio library to find help for the particular habit that may be affecting your health.
Surgery is always a difficult time and even the most routine operation can cause a degree of anxiety. Although you might logically accept the necessity for surgery, and know that it is designed to make you better, accepting that at an emotional level can be very difficult. Since anxiety and stress suppress our natural healing functions, anything you can do to reduce stress will be helpful.
Self hypnosis can be used to bring about this subconscious acceptance of the benefits of surgery, and to build positive expectations for a successful outcome. It can also be used to fully activate your natural healing systems, and to reduce stress through relaxation and a calmer state of mind. When this happens, the healing process is likely to be much more rapid and effective.
Please see our self hypnosis audio programs “Preparation for Surgery” and “Rapid Healing Post-Surgery” for more information.
Self hypnosis can be used to manage chronic health conditions in a similar way to pain management, as noted above. Chronic conditions such as IBS, high blood pressure or excessive sweating often have a psychological element. This doesn’t mean that they are “all in the mind”, simply that they are affected by your emotional and mental state, for better or for worse. For example, if you become conscious of the fact that you are sweating excessively, you are likely to become anxious and distressed, causing you to sweat even more.
You can use our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads to change your perceptions of these conditions and to reduce stress, as well as to “reprogram” your mind to reduce or even eliminate the effects of these conditions altogether. Please see the individual product pages for further details.
Our hypnotherapy recordings are completely safe. Please remember that all of our CD's and downloads are written by vastly experienced hypnotherapists who have helped many thousands of people to improve their physical health through hypnosis. With these powerful audio recordings you too can enjoy the benefit of their expertise in the privacy of your own home.
However, it is important to stress that they should NOT and do NOT replace conventional medical treatment. If you are in any doubt over a physical (or emotional) problem or symptom, then you must always seek advice from a doctor, or an appropriate medical professional before listening to our recordings. If you are using medication, then DO NOT alter with the medication in any way, unless instructed to do so by your medical professional.
Please refer to our self hypnosis instructions page for more information.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy of the mind, using deep relaxation, guided imagery, hypnotic suggestion and other psychological techniques to achieve results. Hypnotherapy is NOT an alternative therapy. It is truly complementary and as such, our hypnotherapy CD's and MP3 downloads can safely be used with any other treatment, and may even help to make those treatments more effective.
A professional hypnotherapist can obviously take account of your personal and individual circumstances, helping you to devise strategies and to utilize your own resources to manage your health condition. We cannot match that level of individual attention. However, recorded self hypnosis CD's and downloads have the advantage of being something that you can listen to over and over again, reinforcing their effectiveness through repetition. They can also be listened to in privacy, which can be important for certain conditions that you may not wish to discuss with a stranger.
It is very important to stress again that self hypnosis is NOT a substitute for medical treatment. Even if it were possible to devise a hypnotherapy CD or MP3 download for every illness known to affect human beings, it would be morally, ethically and practically wrong to do so. Hypnosis will not work for every illness or for every person who suffers from it. The illnesses and conditions we cover in this category are those which we have found to be most responsive to hypnotic intervention, but even here, you should be aware that there are limitations and that different individuals will experience different outcomes.
Again, we cannot emphasize enough that hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy, and is NOT designed to take the place of orthodox medical treatment. Hypnotherapy can be a powerful and effective therapy, and it can have a very positive effect on your physical health, but it is not a miracle cure and it will not work for every individual. You should always consult your doctor for matters affecting your physical health.
However, we can say that the advanced hypnotherapy techniques we use have all been used by our hypnotherapists in professional practice to help many thousands of people achieve positive outcomes for their own health, and as such, we believe that regular listening to our self hypnosis CD's and MP3 downloads can improve your chances of gaining similar results.