Hypnosis and Mental Illness

Guest Posts, Lisa Scott

Hypnosis and Mental Illness

Hypnosis and Mental Illness

Hypnosis and Mental Illness
Lisa Scott


1 out of 5 Canadians will suffer from a mental illness in their life time. That’s about 4.5 million people. Only 43% of depressed adults will seek help. There are many mental health disorders one can suffer from; mood disorders (Bi polar disorder & Depression), psychotic disorders (Schizophrenia), anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, phobias, OCD, PTSD and Panic Disorder) and personality disorders (Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Avoidant Personality disorders.)

There is hope if you suffer from a mental illness. With my psychology degree and over 6 years of experience in the field of mental health; I see many clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety PTSD and Bi Polar Disorder. Hypnosis can give you relief much faster than counseling can. Within just one session they feel relief. They notice they are calmer, in control and more consciously aware of how they are feeling and why they are feeling that way. One client who I was working with, after only 6 sessions, he was well on his way in life to feeling much happier, in control of his life and noticed how he reacted to situations differently now. I am actually still amazed how quickly my clients feel better.

Hypnosis really allows the mind and the body to take a break from all that mental chatter. Their mind gets to take a vacation, as I like to call it. When you are constantly stressed or unhappy, your body also feels it. Your muscles can be tense and sore; you may also feel physical sick like vomiting or have an upset stomach. Hypnosis can put you in that altered state of consciousness where the mind and the body are relaxed. Physical tensions are released and the mind is able to let go. In this deep state of hypnosis is actually where the body and mind can work together to help heal the client. During hypnosis your brain goes into the deep, delta sleep. Although you are not asleep, I call it body sleep. The client is still aware of what the hypnotherapist is saying to them.

We so often get stuck in our mind throughout our daily lives and this negative self talk can really be doing you harm. Everything you think gets programmed in your subconscious mind. I teach clients to be aware of what they are saying to them selves. It is for their highest good. I also have clients track their thoughts and how they are feeling with a daily journal entry. I like to also have them think of at least one thing they are thankful for each day. It really puts things in perspective.

The clients come to see me when nothing else seems to have worked. The doctors and medications aren’t helping and counseling isn’t working either. We have so much power in our minds. It effects how you feel, how successful you are; your mind can also heal your body and release any issues or challenges you have. I teach clients self-hypnosis. This gives them their power back and continues to bring them relief in between our sessions.

Listen to Lisa’s interview at “2nd Chance Lifestyle Show” – What is Hypnosis?

– Lisa Scott –

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