Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Dr David Postlethwaite all Issues helped with just 1 session, 30+ years’ experience
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Hypnotherapy for anxiety -anxiety disorders affect
millions of UK residents each year, which makes anxiety the most common mental illness in the UK. Many people are now choosing to treat their anxiety with hypnotherapy for anxiety. Contrary to what you’ve seen in movies, hypnosis involves a lot more than traveling into a trancelike state after looking into someone’s eyes. During a hypnosis session, you undergo a process that helps you relax and focus your mind. This state is similar to sleep, but your mind will be very focused and more able to respond to suggestion. Hypnotherapy for anxiety is a painless, enjoyable and medication free way of dealing with anxiety. While in this relaxed state, it’s believed that the person is more willing to focus on their subconscious mind. This allows them to explore some of the deeper issues they’re dealing with.
Hypnotherapy sessions may be used to:
- explore repressed memories, such as abuse
- instil a desire for healthy habits that can lead to weight loss
- help to relax and reprogram an anxious brain
- I am there to help guide this process. I am not there to control my client’s mind.
What are the benefits of using hypnotherapy for anxiety anxiety?
Even though hypnotherapy isn’t as widely known as psychotherapy and medication for treating anxiety, researchers and scientists have been studying the effects it can have on mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression for several years. In one 2016 study, researchers scanned the brains of people while they were undergoing guided hypnosis for anxiety sessions. They found that a hypnotized brain experiences changes in the brain that give a person:
- focused attention
- greater physical and emotional control
- less self-consciousness
How is hypnotherapy for anxiety used?
Let’s say that I have a client with a fear of flying. During a hypnotherapy session, I can give them what’s known as a “posthypnotic suggestion” while they’re in a state of trance. In this wonderful relaxed almost dreamlike state, the mind becomes more open to suggestion. This allows me to suggest to my client how easily confident they will be the next time they sit on a plane.Because of the relaxed state they’re in, it can be easier to avoid escalating any anxiety symptoms they may feel, such as:
- a feeling of impending doom
- shortness of breath
- increased heart rate
- muscle tension
- nervous stomach
If someone only uses hypnotherapy for anxiety to treat their anxiety, it could have effects similar to those of meditation. A hypnotic induction would help put them into this relaxed state, just like meditation. They can then use this state to address anxieties and phobias. So, if the subject is trying to tackle a fear of flying, they can visualize themselves going back to the first time they were afraid flying. They can use a technique called hypnoprojectives, where they visualize their past events as they would’ve liked to have seen them. Then they see themselves in the future, feeling calm and peaceful while on a plane.
What you need to know before trying hypnotherapy for anxiety
As long as you’re seeing a qualified mental health professional who has extensive training in hypnosis, the use of hypnotherapy to treat anxiety is considered very safe. The first thing to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist is the practitioner’s qualifications. Look for a degree qualified mental health care professional — such as a psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, or medical doctor — who is also a hypnotherapist. Unfortunately there are many therapists advertising who have nothing more than an online qualification, they will usually claim to have either a diploma or certificate in Hypnotherapy, these are not recognised qualifications.
You can also ask if they’re affiliated with any professional associations, such as the International Hypnotherapy Association. If for example, a hypnotist uncovers trauma while doing hypnotherapy, they need to know how to treat trauma. In other words, having the education and training to diagnose and treat mental health conditions — which comes from being a degree qualified Psychologist — is a key component in the success of hypnotherapy and of course your safety.
For more information on how to find a qualified hypnotist, visit the following sites:
When choosing a hypnotherapist it is very important that you find a reputable and qualified therapist who is a member of and governed by the ethics ad standards of the International Hypnotherapy Association.
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