What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a method often used to treat a person who is suffering from compulsory behaviors. The technique induces an altered state of consciousness in which the inductee is placed in a highly suggestive state. Also referred to often as Clinical Hypnosis, hypnotherapy in a clinical setting is used to treat a wide array of afflictions and health issues like stress, weight loss, grief, and even smoking.
During a hypnotherapy session, the hypnosis practitioner will guide the inductee into a relaxed state, once the induction has taken effect, the hypnotist deals with their subconscious mind to affect change. The Hypnotherapist often offers words of encouragement that act as anchor points when the inductee is later faced with their triggers and stressors.
Positive affirmations and suggestions of positive behavior are just part of the process. Your Hypnotherapist will council with you to make sure the treatment is affective.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help with Panic and Anxiety Symptoms?
There have been many studies that have yielded positive and encouraging results in favor of the benefits of clinical hypnosis in relieving symptoms of stress, fear and anxiety. Hypnosis can also be used to treat the symptoms associated with panic disorder. Your hypnotherapist has experience helping people who suffer from specialized conditions related to anxiety and panic disorders.
For example, you may suffer from shortness of breath or chest pain associated with your panic disorder, or maybe even Agoraphobia (a common condition for those suffering from panic disorder) which is the fear of having a panic attack in an uncomfortable situation you cannot control, such as a crowded space or while diving. Your practitioner will help to diagnose and treat your unique symptoms.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat and improve self-esteem, and change destructive negative thinking patterns that set your disorder in motion.
Getting Treated with Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy can be performed by a certified hypnotist or medical professional who has been trained and accredited in Hypnosis.
Many people who are considering hypnotherapy have reservations. Maybe you saw a hypnotist in a stage show cause people to act out of sorts and lose control. These concerns are understood and we are glad to help you better understand our process and make you feel comfortable.