Hypnosis has been traditionally used to emotional and psychological issues and can help to master state control – i.e. how a person feels within themselves – which is something that people would ordinarily say is out of a person’s immediate control. Hypnosis is also traditionally transmitted onto a person by someone who is well practiced in hypnosis. But there is an emerging process of self-hypnosis, whereby people can use the rules of hypnosis to affect positive and healthy changes in one’s self.
Advocates of self hypnosis describe it as an empowering tool that involves no withdrawal or sedation, prescriptive medication or patches or gum. In sum; hypnosis is both harmless and can be used to deal with conditions such as incontinence that have a psychological element to it.
A misconception about incontinence is that it’s a disease when it’s actually more of a symptom – the stimulus, of which, can be many things ranging from serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis to a stark case of having a weak pelvic floor muscles. However, that’s not to say incontinence should not be treated directly. In either case, not asserting the incontinence itself can lead to tract and vaginal infections or irritations. Luckily hypnosis has been a proven method for controlling one’s bladder and sphincter muscles and thus, a route back to continence.
So what exactly is self-hypnosis and how does it work? Well, in essence, hypnosis (self directed or externally directed) is a process of accessing subconscious thought and directing it to support an internal goal. It’s rather like finding a holiday spot – a relaxing, safe place – in your mind that you want to be able to visit at will. Tapping into this peaceful state, bringing it to life with imagination, helps the mind to develop unnatural, immersive focus. With this ability, it’s possible to direct what some may call psychic energy towards retaining control of pelvic, bladder, or urinary sphincter muscles.
Many people have achieved continence through self hypnosis. There is little need to be ashamed if you have incontinence because many people suffer from this condition. You should consult your doctor for accurate diagnosis and a proper treatment plan.
We want to hear from you now. Would you try self hypnosis as an alternative treatment for incontinence?