Stage Fright? Hypnosis Can Help You Conquer Anxiety and More

Terrified of public speaking? When anxiety and depression get in your way personally or professionally, it’s wise to tell your doctor.

You may get a prescription for antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. You may also get a referral to a psychologist or counselor for talk therapy.

That’s the traditional approach. And it works.

But adding holistic psychotherapy to the mix can deepen the healing experience, says practitioner Maura Lipinski, LISW.

“Holistic therapy allows you to access your subconscious mind easily. You can then integrate new personal insights with conscious behaviors,” she explains.

This form of therapy complements — but doesn’t replace — standard care. It can help you:

Experience fewer symptoms of illness
*Deal with emotional issues
* Improve family dynamics
*Cope with age-related issues
*Manage work-related stress
*Heal from abuse and trauma
*Recover from addictions

Here are four holistic tools used to complement talk therapy:

  1. Hypnosis

Suffer from fatigue? You may repeatedly be telling yourself how tired and worn out you feel.

A therapist can use hypnosis to help you access a relaxed state and then make post-hypnotic suggestions to ease your symptoms.

“An effective hypnotic suggestion would be, ‘You experience increased energy in the morning and have the energy you need to complete all your daily tasks with ease,’” says Ms. Lipinski.

Changing negative conclusions to positive affirmations is a powerful tool that can create new neural pathways in the brain, she notes.

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