The Benefits of Clinical Hypnotherapy for Mental Health Treatment

There are many misconceptions surrounding hypnotherapy and its medical benefits. But, clinical hypnotherapy plays a helpful role in mental health treatments. And, can be a successful, supplemental, therapeutic tool in the comprehensive treatment of many individuals. Find out if clinical hypnotherapy might be a supportive element of therapy you may utilize in your own journey for mental health wellbeing.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a helpful, assistive tool utilized in combination with other treatments for the relief of various mental health symptoms. The therapy involves a technique in which an individual is guided into a state of emotional awareness to more attentively focus and assess experiences, emotions, and patterns of thinking.

Specifically, hypnotherapy can help in the reduction of stress and anxiety in patients diagnosed with stress or anxiety disorders. These may include phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and more.

Some History About Hypnosis

While hypnosis has been used to induce a relaxing state of focus for hundreds of years, it hasn’t been properly accepted as a medicinal tool until recently. So, the scope of hypnotherapy’s assistance is still being assessed. Today, it’s common. Well-accepted, complementary asset to the treatment in specific mental health anxiety-related diagnoses and in the treatment of stress disorders.

During Hypnotherapy Sessions

So what can you expect from a clinical hypnotherapy session? Essentially, the hypnotherapist will help guide you to a state of hypnosis, in which you will experience a sense of heightened relaxation. And, allow for more awareness, aiding in the deep focus on issues. Then, the therapist will offer suggestions to address, confront, and change these issues. This leads to the reduction in stress and anxiety-related symptoms and the development of helpful skill sets needed to cope with mental health issues.

Some Misconceptions Surrounding Hypnotherapy for Mental Health

There are some common misconceptions surrounding hypnotherapy that can deter individuals from seeking this type of therapy. Thus, keeping individuals from experiencing the symptom-reducing benefits that this type of therapy offers. So, it’s important to identify and address these misconceptions so more people are willing to use and benefit from hypnotherapy.

Some commonly believed misconceptions about hypnosis in medical settings include:

Hypnosis Causes Confusion: The typical belief surrounding hypnosis is that it causes a state of confusion in which an individual doesn’t have control. However, this isn’t the case with clinical hypnosis, individuals don’t lose control of their thoughts, emotions, or behaviors.

It Makes You Forget: Hypnosis can’t erase memories of past experiences, unlike some may believe. You will remember your hypnosis session and remain conscious during the whole time.

Not Everyone Can Get Hypnotized: One of the most common misconceptions surrounding hypnosis is that only a small percentage of people can be hypnotized. However, it’s really the opposite; and only about 10% of people find they don’t fall into a state of hypnosis.

Clinical Hypnotherapy at Southcoast Psychiatric Services

Here at Southcoast, we believe that a complementary approach to mental health treatments allows individuals to discover what truly works for them. This way, our clients have a better chance of obtaining long-lasting relief from symptoms of their mental health disorders.

At our South Florida outpatient mental health treatment facility, we offer clinical hypnotherapy for individuals who may benefit from this supportive therapy. To learn more about the outpatient mental health services we offer and our complementary therapies, visit our website. And, for a confidential conversation about how we can help, give us a call today at 561-241-6628.