It is understandable that hypnosis is one of the most misunderstood field of study, even at that it is still one of the oldest forms of psychotherapy especially in the Western world. So the question: does hypnosis work for depression? Is still debatable even among medical experts but I know it works but might not be effective for everyone.
Although meditation can be a tool to reducing anxiety and depression, another effective method is Hypnosis — or hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety. With hypnosis, you can easily bring depression and anxiety under control.
This is achieved using intense concentration and relaxation techniques thereby creating a state of awareness called trance or a kind of hypnotize sleep. With the help of a trained hypnotherapist (hypnotherapy anxiety expert), you can meditate deeper and focus your attention on specific thoughts or tasks. Every activity around you will be temporary shut out from your awareness.
Your mind is focused on positive mental imagery using hypnotize techniques but first of all, you have to trust what you are about to do or the therapist then fully concentrate your mind using relaxation and imagery.
When you fully focused or self hypnotize yourself on a particular thing, you eliminate distractions. The same is with hypnotherapy for stress, anxiety and depression. Your mind will be open to different treatment suggestion while you are being hypnotized. This is when you gain access to the treatment process gradually.
This process can also prove effective when you combined it with cognitive behavioral therapy (one of the most common clinical depression treatment method). It will help patients to reduce anxiety or depression. That way there can focus their attention, relax, access solution and follow through the helpful suggestions recommended.
Recently, a lot of study had shown that hypnosis can help reduce blood pressure and anxiety level in patients. This is done before surgery. It will also help the patient to recover fast and counter complications like nausea and vomiting.
Patients who are anxious to enter the operation room are advice to pass through this process. Their anxiety level can be reduced up to 60%. Although there is no much medical evidence to using hypnosis in the treatment of depression, it has been used severally to help people in depressed or anxious mood.
This hypnotherapy anxiety and depression relief technique is induced through a kind of suggestion therapy. It enable the patient to alter his or her perception and sensation about a particular state through positive affirmation and be more open to discussion and treatment suggestion.
This suggestive therapy had been applied effectively in the treatment of pain, phobia, fears, stress, depression and anxiety, post-trauma anxiety, grief and loss, sleep disorder etc.