Wellness Institute Blog

How Hypnotherapy Can Help You Treat Panic Attacks

Posted by Sarah Dickey  Feb 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It was a beautiful summer day and we were enjoying a gorgeous walk in the park.  The clouds were stunning, the air was fresh, life was amazing.  Stacey and I had been chatting about her upcoming nuptials. Suddenly as I looked over at my friend, she was fidgeting with her shirt.  She had a look of panic on her face as I asked her what was wrong? 

I can’t catch my breath.  I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  Look at my hand, it’s shaking.” 

I found a bench for us to move towards unsure of what was happening with her.  “Stacey let’s walk this way if you can?” 

Make it stop.  I feel so uneasy.  What’s going on with me?  I don’t even feel like me.”  Stacey looked at me for reassurance. 

As I gazed at her I could see beads of sweat forming on her brow.  She appeared very uncomfortable in her own skin.  And then suddenly it dawned on me.  “Sweetie, I think you are having a panic attack. 

“I think I might be having a heart attack, my heart is racing so fast.”  Stacey pleaded with me as we moved towards the bench. 

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Topics: All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat, anxiety therapy, hypnotherapy

Five Ways to Treat Depression with Hypnotherapy

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Depression is often a reaction to a distressing or traumatic event. The people and situations who are associated with the traumatic event in our lives are referred to as traumatic triggers. 

An example is someone reporting, “I never was depressed before my father (mother, child, spouse, best friend) died.”  After a loved one passes on, the individual often has to deal with their belongings including their home, or now has to take on their responsibilities. Any of these can become traumatic triggers. If the person or family member who has lost the loved one does not have time to fully grieve the loss, and to process unfinished feelings about the person, depression may set in almost immediately. Other traumatic triggers include losing a job, divorce, or financial reversals such as bankruptcy or home foreclosure.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, depression therapy, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

Can Hypnotherapy Help in Treating a Child with Phobias?

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Aug 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Children and teenagers love hypnosis. Why, you may ask. The reason is threefold:

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Topics: All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

Using Hypnotherapy to Turn Off the Stress Switch?

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Mar 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We all have a stress switch in our nervous system and in our brain. Sometimes I think of it as the “trickster” within. The good news: hypnotherapy can help you treat stress. Let’s begin to find what activates this switch and what can turn it off.

We have all been taught to do relaxation exercises, mindfulness training, meditation and physical exercise to reduce stress. This does work at different times for different people and in varying situations. But what about those times when it doesn’t work?

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Topics: Hypnotherapy and Stress, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

One Key Way of Treating Trauma: Break Through the Dissociation

Posted by David Hartman  Feb 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Today, we're going to talk about treating trauma by breaking through dissociation that is so common with traumatic events. 

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Topics: Shock, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat, Trauma

Treating OCD with Hypnotherapy

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Feb 16, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unbidden obsessive thoughts and/or compulsory physical activities that are experienced as dysfunctional. Some OCD conditions are clearly genetic; research has demonstrated the significant role played by heredity. Some OCD conditions can be explained by certain information-processing deficits and/or biases; neuroimaging studies have revealed neural pathway disturbances. But the majority of OCD conditions are attributable to emotional and developmental causes.

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Topics: All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat, OCD

How to Fill End-of-Life Preparation with Healing, Not Distress

Posted by David Hartman  Jan 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

“We don't deal well with death and dying in this culture," says Roland Griffiths, PhD, a professor of behavioral biology and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Being diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease often leads to a kind of chronic syndrome of anxiety, depression and emotional distress. 

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Topics: All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy to Treat the Epidemic of Addiction to Pain Medications

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Mar 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: hypnotherapy, hypnosis, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

How Hypnotherapy Helps with Chronic Grief

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Mar 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

What is chronic grief and how do I know if I am suffering with it?

Here are some of the symptoms:

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Topics: hypnotherapy, hypnosis, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

How Hypnotherapy Helps You with Performance Anxiety (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by David Hartman  Jan 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This is part 1 of a four-part series on using hypnotherapy to help you reduce your performance anxiety. Want to read more? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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Topics: All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat