In this article we explore hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression, clinical hypnotherapy and Hypno-CBT.
Firstly let’s look at what clinical hypnotherapy actually is.
What is clinical hypnotherapy?
Clinical hypnotherapy is a psychotherapy treatment in combination with hypnosis.
During a hypnotherapy session, the individual taking part in the treatment would be brought into deeper levels of consciousness.
Their heart rate, respiration and blood pressure would decrease.
In this state, the hypnotherapist would be able to help the individual to construct new, healthier thought processes and behaviours to use when mentally encountering depressive events.
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
During the treatment for anxiety, the therapist and the individual would identify anxiety provoking situations and breakdown the situation to a specific anxiety provoking stimuli.
During the session, the therapist would tap into the individuals mind to construct thoughts to help the individual to cope when encountering an anxiety provoking situation.
Hypnotherapy has shown to have effectively reversed the fearful situation by fostering the feelings of control.
Hypnotherapy for Depression
Hypnotherapy views depression as an interpersonal disorder, instead of a personal struggle that is influenced by a relationship and its interactions.
It has been used to reduce the symptoms of depression especially symptoms related to hopelessness.
In many articles, it has been revealed that individuals affected by depression and their families have claimed that hypnotherapy has allowed the individual with depression to share their thoughts and emotions at ease.
The ability to be able to express themselves has allowed relationships with family, friends and workplace to improved.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT)
Hypno-CBT is an integration of social, cognitive and behavioural psychology with hypnotism.
Hypno-CBT focuses on an individual to identify their negative thoughts, beliefs and unhelpful behavioural patterns so as to be able to achieve clear goals for their hypnotherapy.
Through Hypno-CBT, an individual would be able to develop a more constructive way of thinking about themselves.
Studies have shown that the comination of Hypno-CBT has been more effective than each approach on its own.
How do I find a hypnotherapist?
There are a number of associations in Australia for hypnotherapists including –
- Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
- Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
- Hypnotherapy Council of Australia
- Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association
If you are seeking a psychologist in Perth for hypnotherapy in the treatment of anxiety and depression, you are welcome to contact Vision.Article Title: Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression
Article By: Vision Counselling and Psychology, Perth, Western Australia
Web Address: www.visioncounselling.com.au
Published: 05/12/2015 “Cognitive Hypnotherapy”, The Observer (The Guardian), Available: www.theguardian.com/lifestyle (Accessed: 2017, September 13). Image Reference: Adobe Stock