Lincoln has seen a rise in hypnotherapy as people try to tackle their mental health during coronavirus, yet many people still do not know what it is.
Hypnotherapist and neurolinguistic programming Master Debbie Ison said: “There has definitely been a rise. I’ve had an awful lot more people who are in crisis. They are struggling with the situation, which has been a really reflective process for a lot of people. It has almost held a mirror up to the things they have been holding in all their lives.”
“I expect a lot of people to come to me with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with underlining trauma and anxiety which have come as a consequence of coronavirus.”
She notes that people in discussions and every day life are becoming more open to the idea of alternative methods, as individuals start to look away from medication towards therapies.
According to Mrs Ison, other traditional therapies like counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) act on a much more conscious level of processing by discussing and dissecting the problems. Instead, hypnotherapy is a way of changing the mindset to think and feel about something in a different way.
She said: “there are still a lot of stereotypical ideas like, are you going to make me act like a chicken? Other things people still ask is am I going to be in control? Which of course they are, you can’t make someone do something that goes against their moral code of conduct or something that they do not want to do.”
“My job is not to do anything but to be a facilitator, and use strategies to help people, and my patients to take on these tasks to transform their lives.”
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