Friday, July 15, 2005

Who Can Benefit from Hypnotherapy?

What Can Hypnotherapy Be Used For?


In my almost 20 years of practice I can honestly say that, because of the extraordinary connection between the mind and the body, there are very few  “dis-orders”, “dis-eases”, or “dis-turbances” that cannot be helped using this very powerful and effective tool. 


Obviously, if a person is born with a physical defect, hypnotherapy is not going to reverse that condition; however, the negative effects of that abnormality can often be lessened with the use of hypnotherapy.  For instance, if a child is born with cerebral palsy, which causes spasms of the muscles in the body, both the caretaker and the patient can be taught to use self-hypnosis or relaxation techniques to relax and reduce the severity of the spasms.  Self-hypnosis also reduces headaches caused by the spasms, and in some cases, allows the client to feed themselves and perform many other activities they could not normally do because of the severity of the muscle spasms.


Fears and phobias are easily removed.  I remember one client who had a spider phobia.  With the use of hypnosis and regression, the client discovered it was not she but her mother who had the fear of spiders, and her mother had frightened her little daughter so much, that the client grew up thinking she had a phobia for spiders. She was relieved of her phobia immediately.


I have worked with athletes at all levels of their sport, from 6-year old little leaguers, to college tennis champions, to amateur and professional golfers.  Normally, it is in the mind of the athlete, that holds back the performance.  Once an athlete can picture and imagine themselves successful, they will accomplish their goal.


I have worked with students with test anxiety or the inability to pass a significant exam that will allow them to work in their field.  Hypnotherapy allows the mind and body to work together to accomplish the goal, eliminates negative messages and instills positive pictures and images, allowing the student to reach their goal.


The most rewarding success as a hypnotherapist, of course, lies in helping clients fight disease such as diabetes and cancer.  I have seen miraculous healings where a dormant pancreas suddenly starts working, a terminal cancer disappears, multiple sclerosis symptoms are diminished, lupus symptoms disappear, herpes disappear, drug addiction disappears.  Not all clients are as receptive as others, but I can honestly say that hypnotherapy will benefit anyone who uses it, in some way.


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