Looking for new ways to improve your wilderness survival skills?
Of course you are.
Even the most seasoned of outdoorsmen would say that there’s always room for improvement- tactically, physically, and mentally.
When it comes to improving wilderness survival skills, I’m sure hypnosis wasn’t the first tactic that came to your mind.
Unfortunately, thanks to TV and movies, hypnosis has gotten somewhat of a bad rap over the years. A lot of people are think it’s some crazy magic trick that makes people act like robots.
What many people don’t know, however, is that hypnosis actually has a lot of scientific backing. In fact, it is the oldest Western form of psychotherapy! Real therapists- not just crazy magicians- use hypnosis along with other therapies and treatments.
So, if hypnosis isn’t brainwashing, then what is it?
Simply put, hypnosis is a trance-like state of super-focused concentration.
Ok, but how can this actually help me in the wilderness?
Read on to find out four beneficial ways in which hypnosis can help improve your wilderness survival skills.
Helps Improve Deep Sleep
Being in the wilderness is basically like being a guest in someone’s home whom you respect and admire.
You always want to make sure you are respectful of the rules of the wild. You shouldn’t be doing anything offensive or disruptive to the wildlife: the true owners of the outdoors. In order to do this, you must always be alert and aware of your environment.
Though staying alert can be a bit difficult if you suffer from lousy sleeping patterns.
This is where hypnosis comes in.
Swiss researchers recently discovered that listening to a hypnotic suggestion tape can help improve deep sleep!
If you suffer from poor sleep consider packing a hypnosis tape for your next trip.
Being in peak physical condition is another key factor to wilderness survival.
But staying in peak physical form isn’t as easy as running and lifting weights for those suffering from any sort of chronic pain.
Studies show that hypnosis can help with chronic pain management in addition to other treatments.
Reduces Anxiety and Stress
Being alone in the wilderness, especially for the first time, can be both invigorating and down right terrifying.
If you are worried about keeping your cool in the wilderness, hypnosis treatment is definitely something you should consider.
Hypnosis is often used to relieve the anxiety of patients about to undergo a serious medical procedure, such as a surgery or scan. It is even used by some patients to relieve stress and anxiety before giving birth!
If anxiety is overshadowing a big wilderness trip you have coming up, consider undergoing hypnosis to calm those nerves.
Got any irrational fears that are keeping you from exploring certain parts of the wilderness?
Whether you are afraid of bears, snakes, or the actual wilderness itself (yes- hylophobia is a real thing!), hypnosis can be used to quiet these fears so they don’t take over your fun!
Wilderness Survival Skills Conclusion
No, hypnosis cannot help you directly with basic survival skills such as building a fire or scavenging for food.
However, hypnosis is a great way to make sure you are on par both physically and mentally in order to best master these skills.
If you’ve used hypnosis to help with your wilderness survival skills, drop us a comment below and share your story!