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Military doctors effectively used hypnotism in World War II as a way to quickly treat victims of "shell shock" so they could return to battle. Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community.
In any six month period, 9.4 million Americans suffer from this disease (depression). One in four women and one in 10 men can expect to develop it during their lifetime.
Nearly everyone suffering from depression has pervasive feelings of sadness. In addition, depressed people may feel helpless, hopeless, and irritable. You should seek professional help if you or someone you know has had four or more of the following symptoms continually for more than two weeks:
Noticeable change of appetite, with either significant weight loss not attributable to dieting or weight gain.
Noticeable change in sleeping patterns, such as fitful sleep, inability to sleep, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much.
Loss of interest and pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed.
Loss of energy, fatigue.
Feelings of worthlessness.
Persistent feelings of hopelessness.
Feelings of inappropriate guilt.
Inability to concentrate or think, indecisiveness.
Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, wishing to die, or attempting suicide.
Melancholia (defined as overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief), accompanied by waking at least two hours earlier than normal in the morning, feeling more depressed in the morning, and moving significantly more slowly.
Disturbed thinking, a symptom developed by some severely depressed persons. For example, severely depressed people sometimes have beliefs not based in reality about physical disease, sinfulness, or poverty.
Physical symptoms, such as headaches or stomachaches.
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As you read the above symptoms for depression, notice that the symptoms are overwhelmingly emotional. Hypnosis is very effective for depression because it deals with the underlying causes that bring on these emotions and works to put your emotions back into balance. Most people can completely reverse the symptoms in only three to five sessions. Hypnosis puts you back in control of your life.
We are an addictive society, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that presently, nearly 14 million Americans – 1 in 13 adults – are alcoholic or abuse alcohol heavily. We're addicted to nicotine, prescription drugs, even food. Why do we let these substances control our lives? And what can be done about it?
Hypnosis can be very effective for most addictions. You probably know someone who has stopped smoking with hypnosis. Finding the triggers that cause the addictive behaviors, and dealing with the cause for those triggers is crucial to eliminating the behaviors. For most people, in just five to seven sessions, the cords of dependency can be cut, allowing you to live a normal life.
Anxiety affects more than one out of five individuals. Symptoms can range from a mild underlying nervousness to full-fledged panic attacks. The worst part is that the individual has no perception of why they are anxious.
Hypnosis works to find the cause of the anxiety, usually stemming from a single event as a child. Once the initial cause is found, your hypnotist will lead you through techniques to uncover the faulty belief system that is in place, and work with you to rebuild your inner belief system. Most anxiety clients begin to experience relief after just one session, and are completely free of unreasonable anxiety in only 3-5 sessions.