05 Jun Imagine the benefits of Neuroplasticity and Hypnotherapy.
Imagine the benefits of Neuroplasticity and Hypnotherapy. What is neuroplasticity and what does it have to do with hypnotherapy? Imagine closing down the old winding, bumpy town road and building a new super smooth town by-pass. Soon all the traffic uses the new road and the old road starts to crumble through neglect. That is what happens when we close down unwanted neural pathways in the brain as we create new efficient pathways.
I love the concept of neuroplasticity. I became fascinated with neuroplasticity after attending a presentation by world renowned psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge M.D.
Doidge says that the brain changes its very structure with each activity it performs. If certain parts failed, then other parts would take over. The brain can change its own structure through thought and application of new activity. Scientists who discovered this process in the 1970s coined the term “neuroplasticity”.
Furthermore, since some of our habits and disorders are the result of our plasticity, we can also apply plasticity by changing unresourceful and negative habits and behaviours.
As a certified hypnotherapist, I am seeing people everyday helping them to change unwanted patterns and behaviours. When a client is in a state of hypnotic trance, the skilled Hypnotherapist is more able to assist that client to not only “move” the old habits into the past, but to practice and rehearse a new desired pattern in their mind to begin the change process. By repeated activity practising the new behaviour, the brain begins to rewire with neurons firing to create new neurological pathways. The new pathways soon become the chosen path and new habits become established behaviours. Examples are:
- Someone who was “addicted” to chocolate who managed to put the chocolate cravings into the past.
- A stroke victim who managed to gain use of his previously unresponsive arm. MRI scans showed that he had no neural activity in the left hemisphere of his brain yet his right arm was now responding and moving.
- A client who had a lifelong unexplained fear of dogs. After one session of hypnotherapy she was now comfortable with dogs showing no signs of panic or anxiety. Her brain was rewiring.
Check out this article from Dr Sarah McKay. No-one explains neuro-plasticity as well as Sarah. It is time to “Rewire the Brain”.
When you are ready to put an unwanted habit and behaviour into the past, speak with a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. It might be the best call you have ever made. Contact Brett at Cameron Hypnotics in Newcastle, NSW for more information. +61403335751