Hypnotherapy - Has it worked for you?

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  1. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    Hi all,

    I've searched the threads, so here goes...

    Has anyone here has tried hypnotherapy, and found it effective for reducing and/or eliminating their unwanted habits, or for shifting attitudes? No phobias.
     


  2. willpower

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    Yes, depending on the nature of the condition. Good for stress reduction. I also created a trigger to lower my blood pressure, which amazes the nurses in the doctor's office. It's also surprisingly effective in creating a state of anesthesia for people who are allergic or can't take anesthetics before a medical procedure.

    Habits (depending on which ones) will require repeat visits in most cases. Smoking doesn't respond very well to hypnosis, it's such a deep craving that it's hard to turn off the switch.

    Some hypnotherapists will use regression therapy to 'move' you back to the point in time that you first experienced the bad habit, reframing the event in order to take the energy out of the behavior. This works in some cases, but it's hit and miss.

    Traditional hypnotherapy has been superseded somewhat by Ericksonian hypnosis based NLP, although one doesn't necessarily work better than the other. NLP uses a technique called "Swish Patterns" to replace one behavior for another.
     


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    I tried it for stress reduction for my blood pressure and had no positive results to speak of.

    I do think it was more the hypnotherapist I went to, more than the therapy that failed me, and I am considering trying it again, but with a gentleman who is also a clinical pychologist. The first therapist I went to, was more concerned in each of the 4 visits I had, to be paid upfront, each time. she also seemed to concerned with jungle music and putting a sign outside her office door, stating "therapy in session". At the least, these weekly gyrations were distracting to me. After the 3rd week, she started insisting that I schedule sessions for the next several months, and I came to the conclusion I was being fleeced. As I said, I am considering trying it again, though.
     


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    I tried it for stress reduction for my blood pressure and had no positive results to speak of. I do think it was more the hypnotherapist I went to, more than the therapy that failed me, and I am considering trying it again, but with a gentleman who is also a clinical pychologist. The first therapist I went to, was more concerned in each of the 4 visits I had, to be paid upfront, each time. she also seemed to concerned with jungle music and putting a sign outside her office door, stating "therapy in session". At the least, these weekly gyrations were distracting to me. After the 3rd week, she started insisting that I schedule sessions for the next several months, and I came to the conclusion I was being fleeced. As I said, I am considering trying it again, though.
    Wrong person for sure. If your primary goal is to lower your blood pressure, this can be accomplished by hypnosis tapes.
     


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    Wrong person for sure. If your primary goal is to lower your blood pressure, this can be accomplished by hypnosis tapes.

    Any suggestions for tapes?

    Thanks,

    T.
     


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    Any suggestions for tapes? Thanks, T.
    The best way is if you recorded a script using your own voice, although you'll have to learn about hypnotic induction, vocal inflections, etc. This is pretty good http://www.hypnoshop.com/hypnosis-cd...-pressure.html You'll want to listen to it on a regular basis.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I keep wanting to tell you all about my hypnotherapy but I find I have a strange compulsion that forbids me doing so.
     


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    I have tried it twice and neither times could they hypnotise me even though i wanted it,they said some people just near impossible to hypnotise,may try again in the future.
     


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    Actually learned about this in psychology. It only works if you WANT it to work and really want to get rid of that bad habit. If not it'll fail.
     


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    Actually learned about this in psychology. It only works if you WANT it to work and really want to get rid of that bad habit. If not it'll fail.


    Just like psychotherapy. You really have to want to change
     


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    Quackery, don't buy into it.

    I'm a psychologist btw.

    MrR
     


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    Wrong person for sure. If your primary goal is to lower your blood pressure, this can be accomplished by hypnosis tapes.

    Or you could try this:

    Source: http://www.bottomlinesecrets.com/art...ticle_id=47009

    Someone on another forum took his BP from 140/100 to 118/84 using that technique.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know people who used it for relaxation successfully. However, it is like many skills, you need to keep at it for it to work.

    I don't know of anyone who has used it successfully long-term for a phobia like flying.
     


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