How to stop excessive sweating using Hypnotherapy

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a distressing condition for many people. It often gets worse with stress, anxiety, or even social situations, creating a cycle of worry and more sweating.


How solution focused hypnotherapy can help stop excessive sweating

I know this first hand and experienced excessive sweating through most of my 20s and 30s. Grey was not my favourite colour and layering clothes was my thing! I never wanted to get too warm... crowded 'warm' public transport type spaces I dreaded... it got worse if I felt stressed. If you know, you know! 

While medical treatments are available, many people seek alternative therapies to manage their symptoms. One effective and non-invasive approach is solution-focused hypnotherapy.

In this article, we'll explore how solution-focused hypnotherapy can help stop sweating and improve your quality of life.

Understanding excessive sweating

Before diving in, it's important to understand what excessive sweating is and what causes it. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can affect specific areas such as the palms, feet, underarms, or face, or it can be more generalised. It happens when the body's sweat glands are overactive, even without typical triggers like heat or exercise.

Common causes include:

  • Stress and anxiety - emotional stress and anxiety can significantly increase sweating.
  • Genetics - hyperhidrosis can be hereditary.
  • Diet - certain foods and drinks can trigger sweating.
  • Medical conditions - sometimes, excessive sweating is linked to underlying health issues.

When to seek medical advice

If you find yourself sweating frequently and/or it's not situational, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, thyroid problems, menopause, infections, and some cancers. It's crucial to seek medical advice to rule out these potential causes and receive appropriate treatment. 

Solution-focused hypnotherapy can be an excellent complementary approach, but it should not replace medical treatments. Consulting with a healthcare professional will ensure that any underlying health issues are properly managed.

What is solution-focused hypnotherapy?

Solution-focused hypnotherapy combines the therapeutic benefits of hypnosis with solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). It emphasises finding practical solutions to problems and focuses on the present and future rather than delving deeply into the past.

Key aspects include:

  • Hypnosis - a deeply relaxed state of focused attention, allowing the subconscious mind to become more open to positive suggestions.
  • Solution-focused approach - concentrates on what the client wants to achieve rather than the problems they're facing.
  • Brief therapy - typically, it involves fewer sessions compared to traditional therapies.

How solution-focused hypnotherapy can help stop sweating

1. Reducing stress and anxiety

Since stress and anxiety are significant triggers for excessive sweating, managing these emotions is crucial.

Hypnotherapy helps by:

  • Inducing a state of deep relaxation, reducing overall stress levels.
  • Providing techniques to manage anxiety, such as visualisation and controlled breathing.
  • Reinforcing positive suggestions to build confidence in stressful situations.

2. Changing the subconscious response

Through hypnosis, the therapist will communicate directly with your subconscious mind. This part of the mind controls automatic responses, like sweating. By reprogramming how your body responds to stress or anxiety, you can significantly reduce excessive sweating.

3. Building positive thought patterns

Solution-focused hypnotherapy encourages positive thinking and goal setting. By focusing on your desired outcome (e.g., staying calm and dry during social situations), your mind starts to adopt these positive patterns, reducing the likelihood of excessive sweating.

4. Improving self-esteem and confidence

Excessive sweating can severely impact self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can help improve your self-image and confidence, making you less self-conscious and reducing stress-related sweating.

5. Creating long-term habits

The techniques and coping strategies learned during hypnotherapy sessions can be applied long-term. This ongoing practice helps reinforce positive changes and ensures lasting results.

Ready to take the first step?

If you're wondering how to stop excessive sweating, solution-focused hypnotherapy can offer a non-invasive and effective way to manage excessive sweating, especially when it is related to stress and anxiety.

Take the first step towards addressing the underlying emotional triggers and reprogramming subconscious responses, to achieve a calmer, drier life by booking a free initial consultation/discovery session, available both face-to-face (Oxfordshire) and online.

This can be booked directly from my website, which you can find by visiting my profile.

*Solution-focused hypnotherapy can be used as a complementary approach, but it should not replace medical treatments and seeking medical advice.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25
Written by Andrew Selway-Woolley, BSc (Hons), HPD, NCH, AfSFH, CNHC - Bicester Hypnotherapist
Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25

Andy Selway-Woolley is an Oxfordshire based (& online), Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.

I assist people regain control of their life and improve their mental health, by retraining their brain to overcome limiting negative thought patterns, master their emotions for a more positive, happier and fulfilling life. Book a FREE Consultation.

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