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Fort Lauderdale Hypnotherapy

Although traditional talk therapy is an extremely useful way of confronting thoughts and ideas we have repressed, breakthroughs still have limitations. Many people deeply repress traumatic memories, making it harder to heal when they can’t even remember what they are healing from. There are different ways that therapists may attempt to address this, such as using hypnosis. Read on to learn more about our options for Fort Lauderdale hypnotherapy and how it can help you.

A Typical Hypnotherapy Session

A patient undergoing our hypnotherapy service will do so in a relaxed therapeutic environment. Here, the therapist will guide the patient into a state of deep relaxation. This is typically performed through the use of soothing and repetitive phrasing, along with the use of pleasant mental imagery. In this state, the patient becomes more responsive to suggestions and positive messaging from the counselor.

From here, patients are guided to let go of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve them. They also begin recognizing problems that continue to arise and developing alternative responses to triggering scenarios. Once the patient returns to a regular state of awareness, they can discuss the suggestions made by the therapist. Something worth considering is that, contrary to popular belief, the patient does not actually fall asleep. Despite being in a state of deep relaxation, the patient will still be conscious and in control of their own thoughts.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Addiction

While in a state of hypnosis, people become far more receptive to the suggestions of their counselor. Their imagination can be enhanced, allowing them to frame thoughts and memories in a more digestible way, which can help to unveil deeply repressed memories. This is crucial because, although a person may have forgotten about a traumatic event, they might continue to be affected by it for years after. Not properly pinpointing what influences our thoughts makes it much harder to separate ourselves from them.

Studies have shown that hypnotherapy can help with addiction. It does this by helping people strengthen their willpower in handling addictive behaviors by utilizing the power of suggestion. The decrease in peripheral awareness and openness to suggestions may even have the power to affect neurological networks that influence a person’s way of thinking. This means that a person can continue to feel the effects of our Fort Lauderdale hypnotherapy program even after the session has concluded.

Unlock Your Potential With Our Fort Lauderdale Rehab

It is important to consider that hypnotherapy, while beneficial, will likely not work by itself. Rather, it is an important tool that can be used by our counselors to unlock repressed memories and guide patients through suggestions. From here, patients in any of our care levels are encouraged to attend some of our other therapy programs. In them, they can achieve comprehensive healing of all parts of their addiction. We are also proud to offer our aftercare programs, which support our patients’ newfound sobriety and the lessons they learned in treatment.

For more information about our available options for South Florida addiction treatment, contact Legacy Healing Center Fort Lauderdale today.


  1. MDPI – Clinical Hypnosis, an Effective Mind–Body Modality for Adolescents with Behavioral and Physical Complaints

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