“As a therapist with my many years in practice, my clients have taught me a lot . I have learnt things you can’t get out of a text book. With 4 years as National Secretary and 9 years as National President of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and now President Emeritus, this demonstrates my commitment to the profession and helping my clients find a natural and drug-free way of connecting to health, happiness and wellbeing.
Hypnotherapy deals with feelings and emotions so no matter who we are or what our belief system is, feelings and emotions are something we all have in common. Our beliefs and perceptions about things can differ because of our individual culture, upbringing and the things that have happened to us, what is important to you is what matters to find happiness in your life.
Stress can affect immunity in various ways – it can depress that part of the immune system that can protect you from infection and cancer. It can also increase that part of the immunity that can actually attack the body. We know that if a person is feeling good, their immune system can be functioning normally, and also the hormones in their body are likely to be normal. However, if they are not feeling good, it can then increase the chance of illness. Hypnosis and self hypnosis/meditation are two of the areas so important for all of us to learn, because this can influence the amount of stress in the body, in fact it has been scientifically proven that they are able to improve immunity and also improve body hormones.
Hypnotherapy is part of the area of Complementary Medicine. One of the key principles of complementary medicine is the emphasis on viewing the concept of ‘health’ in a different way than the conventional medical model. Complementary medicine views health as not merely as an absence of disease. Instead, health is described as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being’. In this definition of health not only is disease absent, but all systems of the human body are actively working in harmony to create balance. An individual’s health depends on factors beyond just the physical body. That is, genuine health also depends on the emotional, mental and spiritual states of the body, as well as lifestyle factors such as your surrounding environment.
Investigating the placebo effect strongly supports the complementary medical model of health, which presents the mind and body as inextricably linked. Studies conducted on this phenomenon show that a patient receiving a placebo will, in about 30% of clinical trials, show improvement, if not full recovery.* The belief of a patient in the treatment that they receive facilitates the body’s recovery process, demonstrating the effect of the mind on the physical body. By the same token we also have the nocebo effect where the mind believes it is sick and cannot heal and so brings that about. But both demonstrate the power of the mind at the subconscious level and supports the use of hypnotherapy that deals in making changes in the subconscious.
It is important that you know that you can trust and feel safe with your therapist and to question if they are able to help your issue. One of the ways of being able to show you that, is for those that have been here to say a few words about their experience. I am grateful to those clients that did allow me to post their thoughts. Please click on the ‘Testimonials’ link above and hear what they had to say. However, please remember that you won’t find issues that a person would not want others to know about. Feel free to phone or email me to see if I can help you with your issue.
There is a lot of information on this site that you are able to access through the links shown above, and we are working on the Educational site and MP3s behind the scenes, so please check back to see what’s new as new health issues are written about, and new blog articles are posted. You are able sign on to the blog articles listing by leaving your email (which remains confidential and is not passed on), so that when new blog articles are uploaded, they will be automatically emailed out to you. The comment section of the blog articles has been removed due to postings by unwanted websites endeavouring to promote themselves. If you have any questions or comments on any of the articles you are able to go to the contact page to get in touch with me.
If there is anything else you would like to know, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Warm wishes, Bruni Brewin
*source: National Institute of Integrative Medicine