PNI & Hypnosis

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) & Hypnosis

Psychoneuroimmunology and hypnosis are two powerful tools that can be used in conjunction to help promote healing in the body. Psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI for short, is the study of how the mind and the immune system interact with each other. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness (a natural state) that a hypnotherapist guides a person into to help them relax and focus their attention on positive therapeutic suggestions.

When used together, PNI and hypnosis can help individuals improve their physical and mental health by reducing stress and promoting a stronger immune response.

Stress is a major contributor to many physical and mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. When the body is under stress, it releases cortisol, a hormone that can suppress the immune system and make us more vulnerable to illness and disease.

What the research has shown…

PNI research has shown that our thoughts and emotions can also impact the immune system. Positive thoughts and emotions, such as feelings of love, joy, and gratitude, can boost immune function and improve overall health. Negative thoughts and emotions, such as feelings of anger, fear, and anxiety, can have the opposite effect, suppressing immune function and increasing the risk of illness and disease.

Hypnosis can help individuals manage their stress levels and promote more positive thoughts and emotions. During a hypnosis session, a trained therapist will guide the individual into a state of deep relaxation and then offer appropriate positive suggestions and images. These suggestions can help the individual shift their focus away from negative thoughts and emotions and promote feelings of calm and well-being.

Research has shown that hypnosis can be effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. It has also been shown to help manage chronic pain and improve immune function. In one study, researchers found that hypnosis improved immune function in breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The patients who received hypnosis had higher levels of natural killer cells, a type of immune cell that helps fight off cancer and other diseases.

Another study found that hypnosis improved immune function in people with HIV. The participants who received hypnosis had higher levels of CD4 cells, a type of immune cell that is important for fighting off infections.

Some examples…

In addition to promoting relaxation and positive thoughts, the combination of PNI & hypnosis can also help individuals access the power of their subconscious mind to promote healing. Our subconscious mind is responsible for many of the automatic processes in our body, including the immune response. By accessing the subconscious mind through hypnosis, individuals can help promote healing and improve immune function.

For example, a person undergoing chemotherapy for cancer may experience nausea and vomiting as a side effect. Hypnosis can be used to help manage these symptoms by suggesting that the body is able to tolerate the chemotherapy and that the nausea and vomiting are under control. By accessing the power of the subconscious mind, hypnosis can help individuals reduce the severity of their symptoms and promote healing.

In conclusion, an understanding of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and the application of hypnosis are powerful tools that can be used to promote healing in the body. By reducing stress and promoting positive thoughts and emotions, hypnosis can help improve immune function and reduce the risk of illness and disease. By accessing the power of the subconscious mind, hypnosis can help individuals manage symptoms and promote healing.

If you are interested in exploring PNI & hypnosis as tools for healing, it is important to find a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist who can guide you through the process. Look for someone who is accredited and who has experience working with clients who are dealing with the specific health issues you are facing.

Remember, healing is a journey, and it is important to take a holistic approach that considers the mind, body, and spirit. By incorporating hypnosis & PNI into your healing journey, you can tap into the power of your subconscious mind and promote healing from within.