According to Psychology Today, hypnotherapy is “a guided hypnosis, or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist.” Hypnotherapy has been used to treat a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety and phobias to substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, and bad habits. There are different techniques for how hypnotherapy can be conducted, but it is typically done in a calm, relaxing environment. This form of treatment is considered less conventional, but several people have expressed many benefits from this.
Florida playwright Steven Billing explained his struggle with depression and his success with hypnotherapy on Everyday Health. He stated that after a breakup, he was feeling extremely depressed, and one of his friends was about to take a flight to come and see him. The company that he worked for supportive alternative therapy including hypnotherapy, and he decided to try it. He described his experience like this:
“I started feeling better after about five sessions. [My therapist] talked to me about being on an elevator and going down and down and down. Eventually, you fall in, and many issues come up that you can speak about calmly.”
Before hypnotherapy, Steven reported feeling insecure, jealous, and clingy. After his sessions with hypnotherapy, he described feeling “comfortable in his own skin”. Another individual expressed her success with hypnotherapy on Romper. She stated that hypnotherapy helped her feel more intuitive, make relaxation a priority, change her thought patterns, speak up more about her feelings and what matters to her, became more open to trying new things, and more. She stated,
“I now believe undoubtedly that hypnotherapy works. While I’m not ‘cured’ of my anxiety disorder, I am far better equipped to deal with it.”
A 2011 feature for the American Psychological Association stated that hypnotherapy has shown promising results in reducing pain and soothing anxiety. For example, a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that of 200 breast cancer patients, the patients who received hypnosis reported feeling less post-surgical pain, nausea, and fatigue, and saved on average $772 per patient due to requiring less analgesic and sedative during surgery.
Hypnotherapy can be an excellent way to work through some of your problems. Speak with a representative today to learn more about this.
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