Cathy Resler, MMHC, CH is a certified hypnotherapist with added certifications in Medical Hypnosis, and 5-Path and 7-Path modalities of hypnosis. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and is a provider with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System Provider Index registry (NPPES NPI).
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There are several different ways that practitioners can help individuals who are under hypnosis: They may present ideas or suggestions, encourage patients to come up with mental images that illustrate positive change, or help them better understand their underlying motivations. Hypnosis is also recognized as a valid medical procedure by the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association.
Hypnotherapy is also an effective tool to help people that overeat for psychological reasons eliminate their need for the extra food they crave. Weight loss can be one of the easiest and most rewarding sessions a hypnotherapist can do but can also be one of the hardest. Hypnotherapy is proven to be 30% more effective than just dieting alone when it comes to weight loss.
In order for hypnotherapy to serve a meaningful role in overcoming addiction, it is essential that the person receiving treatment be sober. Deep concentration is the cornerstone of hypnotism, and the toxins and dulling effects of alcohol limit the effectiveness of a hypnotic trance. Along these lines, hypnosis serves a greater role in preventing relapse than it does in quitting drinking. It serves as reinforcement, but not as a solution to addiction in itself.
Confidence is not necessarily something you either have or you don’t. You’re not just born with it. It is absolutely something that can be developed. Because feeling confident can have such a significant impact, it is very worthwhile to find ways to increase it. Hypnosis is an excellent way to do this. For some people, hypnotherapy can bring about results much more quickly and easily than traditional therapy or self-determination. The results are often lasting in many cases.
Quitting smoking can be a real challenge. But it's one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking is a dangerous, even deadly habit. It's a leading cause of cancer. It also increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, lung disease, and other health problems, including bone fractures and cataracts. If nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum, counseling, and other smoking cessation methods haven't helped you kick the habit, don't give up. Ask your doctor if hypnosis is an option for you. Some studies have shown that hypnosis may help certain people quit smoking.
Hypnotherapy can help change your perspective towards life in drastic positive ways. This method has been proven to enable your self-conscious to deal and cope with the stress of losing someone or something. Thus, experience a huge sense of release and relief and be able to put your thoughts and feelings back into a proper perspective.
Research has shown medical hypnosis to be helpful for acute and chronic pain. In 1996, a panel of the National Institutes of Health found hypnosis to be effective in easing cancer pain. More recent studies have demonstrated its effectiveness for pain related to burns, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis and reduction of anxiety associated with surgery. An analysis of 18 studies by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York revealed moderate to large pain-relieving effects from hypnosis, supporting the effectiveness of hypnotic techniques for pain management.
The British Psychological Society has now officially declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium to curb stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines. "Improvements from hypnosis can be as specific as eliminating erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, remaining committed to a workout plan, delivering a dynamic sales presentation—or as broad as improving motivation and increasing confidence," said psychologist and certified hypnotherapist Marty Lerman, Ph.D., author of Mindshift.
We are sure that you may have some questions in regards to hypnosis and if this is the right decision for you. We have answered some general questions that you may have that can help assist you in your hypnotherapy process. If you have any detailed questions, please feel free to contact us!