"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." — Guatama Buddha
This quote reflects my psychological approach to the problems people bring to me. My approach is as pragmatic as it is philosophical, as caring as it is confrontational and as serious as it is humorous. This may sound contradictory but life is not linear and therapy is a microcosm of life. The relationship that develops between a therapist and the client is the heart of the engine of change that defines therapy.
Is Hypnosis Right For You?
Do you experience racing and/or unwanted thoughts? Is your body more often than not, fatigued or restless? Do you exhibit irritability, fear, insomnia, abnormal heartbeat or body tremors? Do you actively avoid interactions with other people? That's anxiety. Hypnosis can help you with your anxiety where other methods have failed.
Bulimia, anorexia, body dysmorphic disorder, AFRID (Avoiding Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and others, are devastating problems that can cause harm not only to your own body, but to your family and friends, as well. The self-loathing emanating from someone suffering from these disorders is palpable, and there is no single way to guarantee freedom from its clutches. Clinical hypnosis, however, can help you get on the right track of behavioral change.
If you are suffering from physical pain, chronic or otherwise, hypnosis may be able to help, thanks to the relationship between the body and the mind. There is long-standing clinical research behind the use of hypnosis as a pain management technique. Clinical hypnosis may help to decrease your sensitivity to pain and improve your outcome after undergoing medical treatment.
Are you plagued by unexplained feelings of sadness or loss of interest in life? Do you lack energy and motivation? Do you harm yourself, deprive yourself of food, or eat when you aren't even hungry? You're depressed. Hypnosis and therapy is a potent combination used to combat these symptoms and address the core issue: fixing your world view for the better.
Do you have a smoking addiction? Are you a nail-biter or a compulsive eater? Do you spend money recklessly, getting deeper into debt? These bad habits and more quickly come to mind when one thinks of hypnotherapy, and here is good reason for that! Clinical hypnosis can be remarkably effective for people suffering from these addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Whether you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling, video games, pornography, or shopping, addressing the issue with insight-oriented psychotherapy mixed with hypnosis may enable a paradigm shift in your lifestyle. Cut your cravings, learn to control your urges, and attain a new perception of your body and your self.