Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Depression
The value of using hypnotherapy in the treatment of anxiety is that it is a non-addictive treatment unlike some medication solutions. It works by the therapist tapping into the imagination where an anxious thought or image has been created and putting the sufferer back in control of their emotions. By helping the subject to understand that the chances of ‘the bad thing happening’ are not founded in reality, it is possible to prevent anxiety taking hold.
Hypnotherapy also has applications in treating mild to moderate depression. The first way in which it can beneficial is to help instil a positive mindset for any drug based treatment to be successful; while during recovery it can help the sufferer regain the sense of themselves as a happier person by recalling positive experiences from the past. Then going forward, it can be used in the development of coping skills to manage future depressive episodes.