Psychotherapy

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During psychotherapy one learns about their moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.  Many times called “talk therapy”, in psychotherapy you will be heard in a non-judgmental empathetic way; in order to reach an understanding of what the problems are and how they can be dealt with in a more constructive and positive way. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.  Psychotherapy used in conjunction with hypnotherapy, or medical treatments is becoming a valuable alternative to help:

  • Uncover the roots or causes of anxiety and depression, trauma or fears
  • Learn to change behaviors, and unwanted thoughts
  • Operate more efficiently, and deal with situations more effectively
  • Improve relationships with others

Anxiety

Anxiety and panic is the subconscious mind’s way of alerting us that something inside is not right.  Often times feelings of panic are just symptoms. In psychotherapy, one can explore the reason for the presence of those symptoms. Hypnosis often times is used in conjunction with psychotherapy to help discover the root cause of those feelings of anxiety and panic. Once the root cause or event is uncovered while in a hypnotic state, the patient can focus more clearly on addressing those issues in Psychotherapy (“talk therapy”).


Depression

Psychotherapy can assist individuals in finding the events, situations or sources of their depression. By entering into a hypnotic state the person is able to safely explore the subconscious mind that stores memories and the root cause of their depression. After uncovering these memories they can then bring them into the light and deal with them effectively. After they are dealt with these memories and events are not forgotten, but simply placed in the proper perspective.


Trauma & PTSD (Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Therapists often utilize psychotherapy and hypnosis to help their patients explore memories, emotions, and past situations that might have affected the patient in a harmful way. Hypnosis is a very effective tool to heal the symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It can help relieve some of the most common symptoms as:  difficulty sleeping, feeling irritable, anger outbursts, trouble concentrating, and hyper vigilance. Hypnosis can help heal PTSD symptoms by inducing a deep state of relaxation. The processing of the event happens much easier through the relaxed and safe state offered through hypnosis. Through hypnosis traumatic events such as those below can uncovered and then, addressed through “talk therapy” (psychotherapy).

  • Interpersonal violence (such as being mugged or unexpectedly attacked)
  • Combat violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Sudden and unexpected death of a close family member

PHOBIAS

Phobias are unfound or illogical fears of objects or events. It is thought that phobias are learned or conditioned responses from early childhood experiences.  Many individuals have experienced the emotion of being frightened but many prefer to forget about it and try to overcome the emotion of fear. However, when they experience a similar event, fear erupts again. A phobia is more than a simple fear, or being afraid. It is to be totally terrified of the stimulus. Hypnosis is used to take a person back in time where forgotten memories are recalled. Once the conscious mind is aware of the repressed memory the person can deal with the past event with more understanding, and learn new coping mechanisms during psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy Can Treat These Common Phobias as:

  • Heights
  • Snakes
  • Bugs
  • Injections or needles
  • Clowns
  • Small spaces

AGING AND DEMENTIAS

Web photo coupleDementias such as Alzheimer’s disease can devastate families, and those individuals affected who are able early on to recognize they are faced with the disease. The natural process of aging also creates change, which often leads to fear, sadness and depression for individuals and families.

Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, can help elders and their family members who may have difficulty with the transitions of aging to manage their emotions, achieve enjoyment and meaning to their lives, and find new support systems.

  • Stress-related problems
  • Substance Abuse
  • Social isolation

Bereavement Counseling is often recommended as elders face the loss of their spouses, children grieve the loss of a parent, and elders feel the emptiness as their friends and companions pass on.