What's the benefit of combining Hypnosis with Aromatherapy?
The Benefit of Combining Hypnosis with Aromatherapy: The sense of smell is strongly associated with emotional memories. Essential oils are a fast, safe, and effective tool to calm down the amygdala (the worry wart, drama queen, fear monger of the brain) so that better thinking and emotional well-being can occur. Aromatherapy serves as a powerful reminder - or anchor - for post-hypnotic suggestions.
Using hypnosis and essential oils together offers multiple access points to the subconscious. Certain aromas — for example frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood — enhance meditation. If someone associates an aroma with meditation, at some point the aroma itself — or even just imagining the smell — can place that person in a meditative frame of mind. This occurs because the subconscious doesn’t distinguish between what is real and what is imagined.
Likewise, the smell of grapefruit essential oil (a natural appetite suppressant) can be associated with feelings of satiety. At first, you may need to actually smell the oil to curb your appetite, but with practice, feelings of fullness can be initiated just by imagining the smell of grapefruit. The effect would be even stronger if the association is made in hypnosis. Here the subconscious enters a state of heightened suggestibility where it is receptive to the logic and reasoning of the conscious mind. By harnessing the power of the subconscious, hypnotherapy leads to permanent, positive change.
Try it for yourself:
1. Place 1-3 drops of Lavender (or an essential oil of your choosing) in the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and breathe in deeply. Set the intention that this aroma is an anchor for your desired outcome.
2. Close your eyes and listen to any of the Mellow Moments hypnotic audios found below in the Resources.
Combining Hypnosis with Aromatherapy Resources:
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