In a world where doctors are using technology to treat everything from cancer to epilepsy, how do you choose the best hypnosis treatment?
And who is best at it?
This question has come up more often than you might think in recent years as the rise of the internet has made it easy for people to seek out information online and the ability to access medical records has made finding a qualified hypnosis doctor easier.
But it is not only doctors who are using hypnosis to help their patients, it is also a growing segment of the population who seek treatment for their mental health issues.
The latest trend is for patients to opt for treatment that is based on their personality traits.
For instance, many people are seeking treatment for mental illness when they have a tendency to be withdrawn or insecure.
They want to be able to talk to their doctor about their concerns and seek support in their treatment, says Mark Pendergrast, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine who studies the psychology of mental health.
People with narcissistic personality disorder, for instance, tend to feel like they are victims of circumstance, Pendergast says.
They feel guilty, that there is something wrong with them, or that they have to do something for themselves to get their needs met.
In many cases, they can be so consumed with themselves that they don’t want to hear about the negative aspects of their condition.
In other cases, people with anxiety disorders, for example, can feel like their anxiety is somehow a form of weakness, Pindergrast says, or they have feelings of shame and guilt.
These are common triggers for people seeking treatment, he says.
Hypnosis is often associated with positive aspects of mental illness.
It can help people learn to relax, Pinnergrast adds.
It is also known to alleviate the symptoms of depression, as well as help with the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Pendergrace says he has seen a growing number of hypnosis therapists seeking to cater to a broader population.
They are looking to help people with all kinds of mental and emotional issues, from substance abuse to depression, he adds.
Hypnotherapy can be a wonderful tool to help those with mental health problems, says Dr. Stephen Whelan, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic.
He adds that people can also benefit from hypnosis treatments when they are depressed or anxious about their lives.
He also notes that while some people are happy to learn how to work with hypnosis, others may not be.
It’s important to remember that this is not something you can do without a mental health professional, he notes.
“I don’t know if people who are doing it are actually helping their loved ones, but I do know that it can help them with some of their mental issues,” he says, adding that people who use hypnosis often seek treatment when they feel they are in distress.
The science behind the science of hypnotherapyIt’s important not to confuse hypnosis with alternative therapies such as massage therapy or brain-based treatments, Pitergrast cautions.
The therapy works differently than these types of therapies, he explains.
For example, you may want to do a lot of relaxation and breathing exercises in order to be relaxed.
But there’s also the possibility that the therapist may be asking you to talk about your symptoms and anxiety.
It may not seem like much, but when you are talking about it, you are making it worse.
Pitergrace, for one, encourages people to speak up if they are struggling with their mental illness and wants to know how they feel.
“Do you think you can talk about it with a therapist?
If you are not comfortable with talking to a therapist, you can call the hotline and speak to someone you trust,” he recommends.
If you or someone you know needs help with hypnotherapists, you should contact a local health care provider.
They can help you find a qualified therapist who specializes in your condition.