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HYPNOSIS FOR STRESS RELATED ILLNESSES
Excessive everyday stress is a problem for many people that have overly busy lives. The stress of commuting, work, family, kids and other obligations often builds up until people either collapse or develop serious health problems like heart disease or high blood pressure.
Stress can also cause other problems to develop like anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions. Unfortunately for most people getting rid of the causes of everyday stress isn’t really an option, so the only option left is to try and treat the stress.
Drug therapy is usually not effective for stress related conditions. The best cure for stress is relaxation, like meditation. But most people don’t or can’t take the time to meditate on a regular basis. Hypnosis therapy can be a powerful treatment for people that need relief from acute stress because it puts the body into such a relaxed state that the damages of stress begin to fade away. Unlike many conditions the effects of stress related illness on the body are reversible with relaxation therapy like hypnosis.
It’s not always necessary to go see a hypnotherapist if you want to use hypnotherapy to combat stress and stress related illnesses. Selfhypnosis can be just as effective as having sessions with a trained hypnotherapist, once you know the techniques, and you can do selfhypnosis whenever you are stressed to help yourself calm down. Selfhypnosis isn’t an option for treating all conditions that can be treated with hypnosis because in cases where you are trying to change your behavior or the way that you respond to certain stimuli it’s necessary to have a trained hypnotherapist providing the hypnotic suggestions.
But if you are primarily using hypnosis as a method of deep relaxation in order to help fight off the effects of everyday stress self-hypnosis is a much easier and cost-effective method of treatment. Think of selfhypnosis as a very intense type of meditation. You’ll get the same benefits from a self-hypnosis session as you would from a session of very deep meditation.
You can perform self-hypnosis to deal with stress anywhere, so even if you are at work or on the train and you are having a particularly high stress day you can use a self-hypnosis script that you’ve recorded and programmed onto an mp3 player or you can listen to a hypnosis cassette in order to put yourself in a deeply relaxed state.
If you start using self-hypnosis regularly in order to get rid of stress you’ll notice that the positive physical changes start almost immediately. You’ll start sleeping better and longer, your blood pressure will drop and you’ll notice that your muscles and joints don’t hurt as much.
HYPNOSIS FOR DEPRESSION
Depression is one of the hardest conditions for doctors to treat. There is clear mind/body connection when it comes to depression and without treating both the mental and physical causes of depression it’s almost impossible to relieve the symptoms of the depression. Millions of people every year are affected by depression to some degree. Some people have depression that is so deep that they can’t function in the world and drug therapy doesn’t seem to help.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the drugs that are used to treat depression and as a result many people are hesitant to take prescription drugs for depression because of the possible side effects. Two of the most often prescribed medications for depression list as suicidal thoughts and depression as a side effect. If depression is a side effect of a drug prescribed to treat depression it’s really no wonder that people are looking elsewhere for depression treatments that don’t have such serious side effects.
Hypnosis is becoming more and more widely used as a treatment for depression. Even though there is no such thing as a miracle cure hypnosis is the closest that the medical community has come to a cure for depression. Hypnosis, by eliminating the psychological aspects of depression, can wipe out depression for some patients in as little as two or three hypnotherapy sessions. Hypnotherapy for depression should be performed only by a trained therapist that a lot of experience. A therapist that isn’t well versed in treating depression using hypnotherapy might end up doing more harm than good, and self-hypnosis treatment for depression is not a good idea.
You can use self-hypnosis to help manage the symptoms of your depression. Stress and tension are hallmarks of depression, and selfhypnosis can be a good way to combat those symptoms. But in order to really eradicate the cause of the depression you will need to get help from a trained hypnotherapist who knows exactly the right type of hypnotic suggestions to plant in your subconscious during therapy to eliminate your depression.
If you or someone that you love suffers from depression and drug therapy doesn’t seem to be working, or if you’re reluctant to try drug therapy because of the possible side effects, it’s worth taking the time to find a trained hypnotherapist in your area to meet with. Clinical studies have shown over and over again that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for depression. Since it’s safe and has no side effects you have nothing to lose by trying it.
You can ask your doctor for recommendations to find a qualified hypnotherapist in your area or you can go online and look for an alternative medical directory. You can also ask family and friends for recommendations. Just make sure that you look for a hypnotherapist with a background in psychology or medicine and just a certificate saying they can perform hypnosis.
Some medical experts do express a little concern about the use of hypnosis as a treatment for depression because of the possibility that if the hypnotherapist isn’t well trained the hypnotic suggestions that are used might end up being more damaging and actually increasing the depression.
Because of this slight risk you should only get help for depression from a hypnotherapist that has a psychological background and has training in the use of clinical hypnosis. Someone that is certified to use hypnosis to treat addictions or to help with weight loss is probably not the best type of therapist to see if you need to get help for serious depression. Hypnosis can be a very effective treatment for depression but just like any treatment it should be done by someone trained to do it the most effective way possible.