DO I NEED HYPNOTHERAPY?
If you nervous symptoms such as tension, depression, fears, fatigue, and certain physical basis; if you find it difficult to get along in your work or in your relations with people; if you have a school, sex or marital problem; or if you merely feel irritable, un-happy and believe you are not getting the most out of life, hypnotherapy will be of help to you.
HOW DOES HYONOTHERAPY WORK?
Nervous symptoms and unwarranted Unhappiness are the product of inner emotional conflicts. In hypnotherapy you are helped to understand your conflicts. In this way it is possible for you to do something constructive about solving them.
CAN PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS BE CAUSED BY EMOTIONS?
Many physical symptoms are psychosomatic in nature, which means that they have an emotional or nervous
basis. When you come to think of it, it is not really so strange that emotional strain or worry should produce physical symptoms. After all, every organ in your body is connected with your brain by nerve channels; and so
it is logical that when your nervous system is upset by some crisis or conflict, you may feel the effects in various organs of the body.
IF I CANNOT SOLVE MY PERSONAL PROBLEMS WITHOUT HELP DOES THAT MEAN THAT I HAVE A WEAK WILL OR AM ON THE WAY TO A MENTAL BREAKDOWN?
No. Even if you have not serious symptoms, it is difficult to work out emotional problems by yourself because you are to close to them and cannot see them clearly. More and more people, even those with a great deal of psychological knowledge, are seeking help these days because they realize this. The fact that you desire aid is a compliment to your judgment and is no indication that you are approaching a mental breakdown. Hypnotherapy has helped countless numbers of people to overcome serious emotional symptoms, and has enabled many others to increase their working capacities, and to better their relationships with people.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
In scientific work, records are necessary, since they permit a more thorough dealing with one’s problems.
It is understandable that you might be concerned about what happens to the information about you, because much or all of this information is highly personal. Case records are confidential. No outsider is permitted to see your case record without your written permission.
HOW DO I KNOW THE PERSON I AM WORKING WITH IS AN ACCREDITED HYPNOTHERAPIST?
Once you have determined which hypnotherapist will best suit your needs, ask that person if they are registered with the sate of Colorado Mental Health Grievance Board, Dept. of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). All psychotherapists in the state of Colorado must either be licensed or registered with the state. If that person is not registered, find another hypnotherapist. The practioner that is not registered with the state is working outside of law and if you should need to file a grievance, you have no recourse if the hypnotherapist is not registered. On the other hand, if the person is registered, the state is required to investigate all grievances.
AT WHAT AGE CAN PEOPLE BENEFIT FROM HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is very effective for changing unwanted behaviors and thoughts for people of almost any age. A good hypnotherapist will know how to work with kids as young as 3 & 4 years old (and possibly younger) as well as people well into the senior years. Here again, it depends on the client’s ability to understand, accept and trust the suggestions and the process. Hypnosis has even been very effective with people with mild Downs Syndrome and other mild mental disabilities.
HOW LONG DO THE SUGGESTIONS LAST FOR?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions by both clients and people that are just curious about hypnosis. My standard answer is, if the hypnotherapist does his/her job correctly and if the client does his/her job correctly, then the suggestions should last forever. Let’s face, people generally don’t want to change a behavior or thought pattern only for a couple of hours or days, they want to change it forever. However, if the client unconsciously is unwilling to change, then the suggestions may not last. Hypnotherapy is a cooperative process between the therapist and client, so both must do their part.