I get a monthly email which summarises the latest research on mindfulness which is a kind of meditation. Within the last year or two the size of this email has been getting bigger and bigger as more studies are done into more conditions and how they might be able to reduce or remove symptoms of illnesses.
Some of the areas where research has already been conducted is in stress reduction, depression, anxiety, lowering blood pressure and it is even being used in schools to help pupils to focus, handle confrontation more effectively and to learn more effectively.
Mindfulness is another way of saying meditation. Meditation has been misunderstood for many years but it seems as if it is finally emerging from the associations with the 1960's and the hippy movement and about time many would say. Mindfulness is now being taken seriously by governments, the medical profession and academics.
Mindfulness Is Totally Compatible With Hypnotherapy
In the book The Mindful Manifesto the history of mindfulness is examined and followed all the way through to the present day and even a little into the future. As the links between mindfulness/meditation and spirituality have weakened it has strengthened its connection with science and now due to all the research being done it is finally taking a hold in the West. In the East mindfulness has been known about for hundreds of years and is common knowledge but the West is only just catching up with the rest of the world.
I have experienced the benefits of mindfulness personally. 3 years ago I was suffering from depression and turned to mindfulness to see if I could do something about how I was thinking and feeling. Within a few months of starting to practice the techniques I felt calmer, more in control and less emotional. As I continued to practice the techniques it became easier and easier to be the real me.
Nowadays mindfulness is still something I practice from time to time and it still continues to help me to feel good about myself but more often I am telling other people about mindfulness and helping them to tap into its power in combination with hypnotherapy.
At my Sheffield hypnotherapy practice I see a wide cross section of people with many different issues or goals. I have witnessed mindfulness help people with stress, anxiety, depression, negative self image, relationship difficulties and smoking and weight loss.
If there is something about your thoughts or behaviour that you would like to change then it is possible that hypnotherapy and/or mindfulness could help you in making that change.
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About the author:
Richard Hennessy is the principal hypnotherapist at Focused Hypnosis. He founded Focused Hypnosis in 2009 and since then it has consistently been one of the highest rated hypnotherapy clinics in Sheffield. It is now the biggest hypnotherapy practise in Sheffield. Richard specialises in weight management.