Hypnosis as a cure for mental health disorders? I found this article interesting about treating pain through hypnosis. This led me to wonder about treating mental health problems with hypnosis. I discovered that there is actually a term for this called hypnotherapy. Just wondering if anyone has tried this or is thinking of trying this.
By Joe Jackson, Managing Director and Founding Member
I started being interested in mental health around 2005/2006 shortly after I was crushed by a fork lift truck (pro tip, don’t do this*) which left me with mild but near permanent chronic pain. I was looking around for ways to combat this and happened across hypnotism actually at an NLP conference with Dr. Richard Bandler. I am sure everyone has seen the trick stage hypnotists do where they get people to eat onions but because they believe they are apples their eyes don’t water and so on. I asked around to see if that principle could apply to pain. Happily, it absolutely can. Even though my left side is technically (well, OK, actually) wrecked I can still get out and about pretty well and don’t even notice there is anything really wrong unless I overexert myself at which point I get…
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