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Hypnotherapy is a clinically established form of guided hypnosis that helps people with a history of substance use disorder and traumatic experiences to heal. When a clinically trained hypnotherapist guides a patient into a state of deep relaxation, the effects on the unconscious mind and the ability to become more self-aware can lead to remarkably positive results.
If you suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), be it alcohol or drugs, you’re probably using for a reason. Maybe it’s to cope with a known trauma from the past. Maybe it’s to deal with stress, anxiety, or depression in the present. Maybe you use to quiet the negative voices, thoughts, and doubts in your mind. Maybe you don’t have an answer.
At Legacy Healing Center, we have trained, professional counselors and therapists to help you overcome your drug or alcohol addiction using customized treatments, including hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is a well-recognized form of guided hypnosis that can be used to help recall, process, and treat traumas and other underlying causes of SUD. It can also be used to help break the grip SUD has on you. When a clinically-trained hypnotherapist guides you into a state of deep relaxation, the effects on the unconscious mind and the ability to become more self-aware can lead to remarkably positive results.
In this hypnotized state, you become unaware of your surroundings or what is happening around you. You are solely focused on specific thoughts or tasks. Only a licensed and certified healthcare professional who is trained in the technique should perform hypnotherapy. This therapeutic tool allows you to enter a semi-conscious state while under the guidance of a clinical hypnotherapist.
During a medical hypnotherapy session, your clinician will guide you into a deeply relaxed state. You’ll become much more self-aware and tuned in to your inner psyche. During this state of deep relaxation, you’ll be open to positive suggestions and focused on your inner experiences, bringing to light your thoughts, emotions, and memories.
Due to the relaxed and suggestive aspects of hypnotherapy, you’ll be more likely to recall any repressed trauma and other memories that you’d previously been blocking from your consciousness. This allows your hypnotherapy practitioner to identify underlying causes for your SUD. You can then address it and work towards a resolution with your therapist.
Hypnotherapy also allows the power of positive suggestions. This could lead to changes in your behavior or perceptions.
You must be sober to gain the benefits of hypnosis. But Legacy offers alcohol detox treatments as well. Once completed, hypnotherapy and other treatments can help you stay clean. When hypnotherapy is used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD), you remain conscious and relaxed. This could help you think more clearly about how to manage your AUD.
Hypnosis can not replace other aspects of treatment. However, it can help treatment be more successful as it enables you to come up with key strategies to deal with addictive behaviors.
Hypnotherapy for alcoholism can work in two distinct ways. The therapist may help you devise an alternative to drinking, such as going for a walk or working out if you tend to drink because of stress. They can provide you with these suggestions under hypnosis so that your mind can recall them when you are in a situation that makes you crave a drink.
Alternatively, the therapist may use hypnotherapy for alcoholism by helping train your mind to associate drinking with an undesirable feeling. You may think of how bad your hangover is the following day or how severe the headache feels, which can deter the urge to drink again.
Hypnotherapy has often been overlooked as a potential treatment option in medical care. One of the most profound recent developments has been the recognition that the power of hypnosis stays with you. Hypnotherapy can provide numerous benefits as part of an addiction treatment plan. While it isn’t a treatment, hypnosis can make treatment for addiction more successful. Here are some benefits of the use of hypnotherapy in addiction treatment.
Hypnotherapy has often been overlooked as a potential treatment option in medical care. One study conducted with just five participants using hypnotherapy to aid in alleviating physical, behavioral, and emotional symptoms found that all participants had successful outcomes after no more than three sessions of hypnotherapy.²
One of the most profound recent developments has been the recognition that the power of hypnosis stays with the patient. This view is much different than the traditional notions held in the past.
If you are suffering from a substance use disorder, you may be interested in trying hypnotherapy as part of your treatment plan. At Legacy Healing Center, members of our staff are certified in the Krasner Hypnotherapy Method, a form of therapy that’s widely accepted within the medical community. Contact us today at (888)626-0320 to explore your options with hypnotherapy.
Contrary to what you may think, have seen on TV or in the movies, hypnotherapy doesn’t put you out of control. Your therapist doesn’t control you, and you can come out of your hypnotic state on your own. Additionally, most people even remember what happened during the hypnotherapy session.
When you’re ready to take control and break free from your SUD, Legacy Healing Center is here to help. We’ll create a personalized treatment plan for you, which may include hypnotherapy. When you reach out to us, you take the best first step possible. Start your recovery journey when you contact us today. We are Ladies and Gentlemen, caring for Ladies and Gentlemen.
Hypnotherapy places you in a temporary state of deep relaxation, during which time you are highly receptive to helpful, healing suggestions from your therapist. As you are able to access long-suppressed memories, perhaps of past traumas, you can often begin to view your addiction from a completely different perspective. Your openness during hypnotherapy can help you gain better control over your addictive behaviors. Hypnotherapy also assists in relieving stress and anxiety concerning your ability to cope without using drugs or alcohol.