How can hypnosis help me?

Weight Control * Stop Smoking * Relieve Anxiety and Depression * Release Fears and Phobias * Pain Issues *

hypnotherapyHypnosis is a wonderful state of deep relaxation. Hypnosis has been given a bad rap for many years and has created unnecessary fears. No one can make you do anything you don’t want to do. You are not digging up old wounds or taking the skeletons out of the closet.

This site is designed to heal people, to soothe people and to assist them in moving forward in their lives. Hypnosis is 100% safe and it is not mind control. Hypnosis is really only self-hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy for addiction

Today, an area of addiction help that is growing in popularity is hypnotherapy. Hypnosis for addiction aims to get to the root of the problem by inducing a state of heightened awareness in the patient. In this relaxed state, the patient is more receptive to suggestions and ideas that are compatible with their goals. This allows for the hypnotherapist to offer ideas about the substance or activity that the patient is addicted to in order to help them gain control over their addiction. A hypnotherapist will provide the support and guidance required to alter ingrained behavioral patterns. This enables a patient to treat the underlying cause of their addictive behavior and rebuild their emotional strength. Hypnotherapy for addiction can be an effective tool during the early stages of addiction during recovery.

How can the change happen so fast? 
We know that the brain is constantly changing. The neuroplasticity of the brain allows hypnosis to create new neural connections. In the past, if a client saw her favorite bar, or a friend pour a glass of wine, her brain would use these neural pathways to trigger the emotions, needs, pleasure and cravings for alcohol. She would be struggling very hard to not drink.

With hypnosis, we can actually re-wire the response that the subconscious mind has to the sight, smell or thought about alcohol—forcing the mind to trigger an entirely new feeling. When the client is exposed to any of the triggers, her brain doesn’t automatically respond in the old way because it feels stronger and healthier. The very thing that used to cause cravings and relapse now actually reinforces the commitment to not drink or use.

Hypnosis Shows 77 Percent Success Rate for Drug Addiction Treatment has been used with 18 clients over the last 7 years and has shown a 77 percent success rate for at least a 1-year follow-up. 15 were being seen for alcoholism or alcohol abuse, 2 clients were being seen for cocaine addiction, and 1 client had a marijuana addiction.

Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004 by Greg Potter

Raised Self-esteem & Serenity. Lowered Impulsivity and Anger In a research study on Self-hypnosis for relapse prevention training with chronic drug/alcohol users.

Participants were 261 veterans admitted to Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (SARRTPs).

These were individuals who used repeated self-hypnosis “at least 3 to 5 times a week,” at 7-week follow-up, reported the highest levels of self-esteem and serenity, and the least anger/impulsivity, in comparison to the minimal-practice and control groups.

American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy (a publication of the American Psychological Association) 2004 Apr;46(4):281-97)