90% of what we do is governed by our subconscious mind. Brain scans and scientific studies show that subconscious mechanisms rule our choices and emotions. By accessing the subconscious mind, changing the emotional response and addressing the root cause hypnotherapy provides a very fast and efficient solution to many issues.
- Depression : anxiety, negative rumination, sleep disorder, fatigues are contributing to depression. Hypnotherapy is very efficient and recommended complementary therapy to psychiatry and traditional psychotherapy. Mind Your Brain has very high track record with client suffering from depression. We usually work in team with a psychiatrist to ensure the best service to our clients.
- Smoking cessation : There are 2 sorts of smokers : smoker by imitation (imitation of a peer or a role model), smoker by pain (smoking started as way to sooth an emotional hurt). Depending of the origin and evolution of your smoking habit it will require 1 to 5 sessions to set you free of smoking.
- Addiction : Every addiction provides a temporary relief from a pain. This is the pain, the hurt, that needs to be investigated. A deep inner child work provides a frame for the wise and logical adult of today to heal the young version of him/her who is still hurt. Olivier uses a compassionate and thorough approach when dealing with addiction.
- PTSD : Olivier owns a specialty in hypnosis for PTSD from the American Hypnotic Association. See below for more details
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Case Study *
Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. The brain’s natural response to a dangerous or life-threatening situation is what is known as the “fight, flight, freeze” response. During a crisis, the amygdala alerts the hypothalamus to release stress hormones that in turn cause the sympathetic nervous system to react appropriately. Once the danger has passed, the brain stops producing those stress hormones and returns to normal functioning.
With PTSD however, a person has not been able to process the traumatic event and the brain’s natural process is disrupted. When situations arise in the future that remind a person of the original trauma, the fight, flight, freeze response can be triggered unnecessarily. With its emphasis on physical and mental relaxation, hypnotherapy can be a highly effective intervention for PTSD.
Hypnotherapeutic techniques for working with PTSD include:
• Relaxation: In order to achieve sufficient relaxation to enter the hypnotic trance state, the therapist will guide a person through a progressive attention to each part of the body. This process of mental and physical relaxation can be a natural antidote to many of PTSD’s symptoms. When the intensity of symptoms is reduced, it is easier to begin meaningful therapeutic work.
• Identifying Triggers: Oftentimes symptoms of PTSD can be triggered by non-threatening stimuli. For example, many combat veterans experience severe reactions to the sound of fireworks or backfiring motor vehicles. While in the relaxed state of hypnosis, it is often easier to identify common triggers that may have previously gone unnoticed.
• Aversion Therapy: While in the trance state a person can vividly imagine experiencing triggering stimuli and safely practice more appropriate reactions. With repeated attempts, the severity of the adverse reactions decrease until the stimulus is no longer triggering.
In addition to all of these techniques, we will suggest various self-management tools to deal with PTSD symptoms as they may come up in the future. These can include instructions for self-hypnosis, deep breathing exercises, and self-guided relaxation meditations.
*Case studies are inspired from real client's stories but names and personal details have been changes to preserve confidentiality.