Healing Waters: Resources for your Journey to Wellness
Welcome to our blog. Healing Waters is here to support your Journey to Wellness. Today, I am answering some Frequently Asked Questions about the role of Hypnotherapy in helping you reduce or reverse habits, fears, phobias, and anxieties that may be interfering your path to health and wellness. Please write to me, Bev@HealingWatersSolutions to schedule your appointment and for any questions not answered here.
What is Clinical Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy uses the power of positive suggestion to implement changes you desire. We create a foundation through which you take control of the changes you want in your life.
Will I remember everything? Will I I lose control? The primary job of your subconscious mind is to protect you; it is always on the job. Myths about hypnosis, perpetuated by Hollywood movies, urban legends and fictional books lead people to think all kinds of things about hypnosis. You are always in control, always know what is going on, and are able to "come back" to full waking state anytime you want or need to. Simply count to yourself, "1 - 2- 3", and open your eyes.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxed deep focus, the same "trance" you enter at least twice a day as you awaken in the morning, and fall asleep at bedtime, and likely much more often than that.
What is the process? In our offices, we discuss with you why you are here, the changes you desire. We take careful notes, and together set your affirmation and intention for the session. You will relax into a comfortable chair, and release any gripping in your jaws, hands, face, legs. Listening to the sound of your hypnotherapist’s voice, you will be guided into relaxation. Embedded in a guided meditation created just for you will be the affirmation and intention you have selected to start your journey to the change you desire. You will be guided out of the trance just as gently, feeling relaxed and ready to return to your day. You may notice changes immediately.
What can be treated with hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy has very broad application in helping you with stress, habits, fears, phobias, and anxiety. We often hear from people wanting to reverse habits such as smoking, drinking, drug use; manage weight for weight loss or weight gain; manage fears and phobias such as dogs and spiders; promote healing in conjunction with your physicians' treatment plan; manage pain; reduce, relieve, manage stress and its symptoms; encourage fertility; create joy. Dentists refer their patients to hypnotherapists for help with dental pain and anxiety. Choose a hypnotherapist who is well trained, trustworthy, and in whom you are confident. Hypnotherapy is a safe and beneficial procedure when facilitated by an ethical and trained professional.
What can NOT be treated with hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is not a treatment or cure for mental illness, and people suffering from psychosis, suicidal depression, or who are on medications for psychological stability should only be hypnotized by an experienced hypnotherapist with the client's doctor or psychiatrist present. Serious mental health and physical health problems need to be treated by psychiatrists or physicians. Often, these professionals refer their patients to a hypnotherapist for pain control, hypno-anesthesia, and relaxation as well as supplementary treatment for substance abuse, family problems, and clinical depression.
Hypnotherapy is a very positive and effective way for you to take control of habits and processes that interfere with your Journey to Wellness.
We look forward to supporting your Journey to Wellness and to hearing from you soon. Please contact me, Bev@HealingWatersSolutions or call with any questions (440-346-2630) or to set up an appointment.