One of the beautiful things about hypnosis in a modern world, is you can look for the best therapist anywhere in the world. It works equally well online as it does in person. This means you can research and find someone who has a style and programs that match your needs to maximize success rates.
There are so many possibilities when it comes to hypnosis, but there is one thing I have noticed over many years of practicing. A client often doesn’t see the connection between cause and an issue. As an example a client went into deep sorrow for any loss, even comparative strangers would elicit an extremely personal sense of sadness and she truly thought, it came from losing her sister many years previously. She felt she had never come to terms with this loss and it was affecting her ability to deal with all loss or even to let things go in her home. She had become a hoarder, albeit a tidy one on the surface.
She undertook a single session emotional detox for anxiety but found to her surprise that a memory of seeing an infant choking to death as a child was a memory that she had not been able to recall. This isn’t a form of blocking as many may think, it is natural to lose early life memories in the face of everything that follows. After the hypnosis she could remember the horror of the adults around, and the children standing quietly watching and then the terrible realization that the baby had died. This may be an awful thing to remember, but in remembering it, she was also freed from the terrible sense of loss and sadness that didn’t seem to have a cause.
She had spent years trying to manage the grief undertaking many different types of therapy to release it, all without success. By the time She came for hypnotherapy she had given up on the grief, but knew that something was holding her back and just wanted to get to the bottom of it. Too often we try to find a rational thought or memory that is acceptable, in the years since as she had lost her sister she attributed this sadness to that event, it seemed logical after all. After her emotional detox, she reported she felt lighter and was laughing/giggling at the end of the session. In the 2 weeks since, without any further sessions she found herself going through her house and clearing out boxes, getting rid of stuff that had been hiding in the basement, clearing closets and going through all the items deciding what to keep or throw away. In her wildest dreams, she would not have put these two events together.
The brain looks for logic, and it isn’t always there between and event and an issue. How the issue presents can often have no apparent connection and this, is why hypnosis has value. She would never have been able to find it in CBT or any discussion analysis therapy because to talk, requires the conscious brain to make connections. In one hour, we had not only found the connection, but detached from it. The process of clearly house, is symbolic and revealing that she no longer needs the security of putting things in boxes to hold on to them.
Sometimes 2-3 sessions is required to move through the process of release and open the way for development. I am often asked, ‘Do you hypnotize for confidence?’ my answer is an odd one, yes and no. There needs to be something causing the lack of confidence, and once we find that, confidence will follow. If the cause is not addressed, the desired outcome can be elusive. Cause = effect. There is the strange connection between a fear of driving that just seemed to come on after a minor incident. Looking original at a PTSD release in the first session, she got some great results from expected stress. After a few weeks she asked for another appointment, she felt better, but still had her fear. This time I went straight for regression, ignoring the PTSD, she remembered an incident when she was competing for a position at college, it was a public vote and she missed by only 3 votes of hundreds. She felt humiliated as it was a public defeat. She could hardly believe it was there as she didn’t really think about it now, then she could hardly believe it would have anything to do with her fear of driving. Her fear, had never been about the driving, it had been about the embarrassment of failing in public. Since she has reported back as not having any anxiety over driving.
Allow for the best outcome and the process to get there and you will succeed. Reasons for hypnosis are many and varied, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, anger, forgiveness, phobias, grief, releasing the past or an ex, motivation, improve memory and recall, sleep, PAIN and more. Check out programs and more here or go to my Hypnosis downloads page here