Why Use Hypnotherapy
From the beginning of history, the power to heal the sick was said to belong to priests, shamans, and holy people. It was accepted that they possessed the powers directly from God to heal. The processes of healing varied throughout the world, but they generally included offerings to gods; various ceremonies such as laying of hands; use of amulets, relics, and images. In ancient Greece and Egypt, priests often gave hypnotic suggestions to those unwell as they went to sleep, and many healings would follow.
The healing power may be called by many different names – Nature, God, Creative Intelligence, but in reality these are simply different ways to refer to the healing power of the subconscious mind, the source of which is another point.
Most readers are familiar with the concept of duality of the mind, conscious and subconscious, but you might not be aware that the subconscious mind is the biggest part of the person’s mind (over 95%). Hypnotherapy is an effective method using the “magic” of subconscious. More specifically, Hypnotherapy is using Hypnosis therapeutically to create positive changes in subconscious mind in the form of new attitudes, behaviors, habits, feelings, and symptoms, so as to help you to reach the desired goals.
An important point to be made here is that you, the client, is always in control, and can’t be made to do anything against your will. You might have seen on TV people clucking like chickens in hypnotic state, but that is a voluntary act. You can’t be hypnotized unless you agree to cooperate.
So WHY Hypnotherapy?
When you want to change your long-term unwanted habits or behaviors, you might run into problems. Even when having all the intention to bring on a desired change, and pushing your willpower to the max, you might still end up failing. For example, you, or someone you know perhaps, promised yourself to change current eating habits ( less junk food, more vegetables, no snacking after dinner, etc.), yet within few weeks find yourself back to old ways.
You are Not weak, but the product of your conditioning that goes back to childhood, and that was also the time when your beliefs about food and about yourself in general were formed and got stored in your subconscious. These beliefs are what drives your everyday behaviors, including eating habits.
However, as a modern person who wants to be in charge of your own destiny, there is no room for self-sabotage; thus, hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool, even when all else previously failed.
Using Hypnotherapy you can
find the root(s) of the problem
develop new and healthy habits leading to better health
eliminate negative feelings and intensify positive feelings
find new solutions
reduce or eliminate habits / symptoms
reprogram subconscious mind for Success
strengthen a sense of self-control
get relief for Anxiety / Depression, Autoimmune Illnesses, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, Pain, Resistant Weight Loss, Addictions, Infertility, Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, IBS, PMS/ Menopause, and other Chronic Conditions, Fears and Phobias, Anger, ADD/ADHD, Academic Performance, Smoking Cessation, Anti-Aging, and many more
If you are ready to get to the root of the problem, and to finally succeed in reaching and maintaining your goals such as relieve stress, gain power back from illness, lose weight and / or get rid of unhealthy eating habits, eliminate depression and / or anxiety, pain, insomnia, addictions, negative thinking, etc., then you are an ideal candidate for Hypnotherapy ( adolescents and teens as well).
For more information, please call / text Ada today at 732-333-6680.
Trauma and Connection to Autoimmune Diseases, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Illnesses
The first time I heard few years ago about the connection between trauma(s) and an onset of chronic illness, I said to myself “hmm, makes sense, tell me more”.
The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was conducted by CDC and Kaiser Permanente health maintenance organization from 1995 to 1997. They looked at 10 ACE questions, with 1 point for each if yes, with a maximum 10 points. All the questions refer to events that took place before age of 18. Most people in the study were middle class, college educated, and had good jobs and health insurance. About 80% were white (including Latino), 10% Black, and 10% Asian. Average age was 57 years old.
ACEs / 10 Areas of Trauma
Loss of a Parent (for any reason)
Mother Treated Violently
Criminal Behavior in the Household
These were the initial traumas identified, but there are other types of trauma also affecting the risk for chronic illness such as accidents, surgeries, being bullied, losing beloved pet, etc.
Following are the results of the initial ACEs Study. These results have been repeated throughout U.S. and around the world in the past 20 years
50% of adults in the first ACE study and later studies have experienced one or more ACEs
1 person in 4 grew up in household with a person addicted to substances such as alcohol or recreational drugs
1 in 10 grew up witnessing domestic violence
2 in 10 individuals in U.S. have been sexually abused
3 in 10 have been physically abused
1 in 6 has a score of 4 or more
People with a score of 6 or more have a life expectancy that is 20 years shorter than people with no ACEs
ACEs show how different types of trauma in early life are important risk factors for poor health in adulthood, including Autoimmune, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic diseases.
The higher your ACE score, the greater is your risk for developing a chronic health condition. The risk of Autoimmune disease increases with ACE score of 2. If the score is 4 or more, it increases diabetes risk almost twice, doubles the risk of cancer and heart disease, and quadruples for chronic lung disease.
Trauma in parents was shown to increase the risk of trauma in children. For instance, the children of Holocaust survivors are more vulnerable to develop PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) than kids who grew up with non-traumatized parents.
How to Heal from ACEs with Hypnotherapy?
ACEs have been shown to affect genes through epigenetics, or the chemical changes that are taking place in the genes. These can result from stress, diet, exercise, and trauma. One of the fastest ways to bring on desirable epigenetic changes is to heal trauma.
Many of the traumatic events happen in early childhood and are not even consciously remembered, leaving a footprint on the limbic (emotional brain) system.
Hypnotherapy can’t erase the traumatic events, but it allows you to access the memories that are stored in your subconscious mind and the physical body. The event would need to be brought to the surface and then processed, released, and transformed. The distressing memory may make you feel like you have a total lack of control over your mind and body, perhaps nightmares, but with hypnotherapy you get the tools and the opportunities to take back a sense of control.
Trauma victims engage often in avoidance behavior with dissociation, substance abuse, or addiction. The goal of hypnotherapy here is to find lost parts that became hidden, in order to survive. When using Age Regression therapy during hypnotic session, a powerful technique, you can set yourself on the path towards healing and wholeness.
During traumatic event, a sense of safety is gone, and many negative conclusions are made about yourself and other people, and the world becomes a scary place, putting nervous system on constant alert. In hypnotherapy, the negative conclusion can be accessed and changed to expedite your healing.
Trauma that is stuck in the body can manifest as physical illness, hypervigilance, sleeping problems, inability to focus. During Trauma, you feel powerless and go often into “freeze” response. In Hypnotherapy, you get to “unfreeze” and to become consciously aware of your thoughts and emotions, and to release physically what body was unable to do during trauma – the feeling of helplessness. This release heals the energy imbalance and helps you, finally, to move on with your life.
Veronique Mead, MD, MA, How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) increase risk for Chronic Illness and what you can do about it