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Hypnotherapy anyone?

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moodyblue Sun 13-Sep-09 18:38:14


I've posted a few times recently about my experiences with anxiety, citalopram and mirtazapine. Anyway, I am now off all medication, feeling positive and energetic for a change, but terrified that the anxiety will build up to unmanageable levels again. I am considering hynotherapy as an alternative to medication. Has anyone else tried this?

YommyMommy Mon 14-Sep-09 09:13:18

Hi Moodyblue,

I have tried hypnotherapy in the past and found it to be really helpful! I never finished my course, but I wish I had! Would def consider it again in the future! I found it to be very relaxing!

Hope it works for u!

x x x

moodyblue Mon 14-Sep-09 11:02:03

Thanks yommymommy. Can I ask how long the course was? I'm hoping not to have to go too many times as it's so expensive!

YommyMommy Mon 14-Sep-09 13:10:29

Hi moodyblue,

How long you go for all depends on how well you respond to it! My therapist gave me a cd and told me the more often I listened to it the less sessions I would probably need! I would think maybe about 6 to start with, then you could go for refreshers every now and then if u felt you needed them!

Def worth a try though!

x x x

Faigle Wed 16-Sep-09 22:57:35

Although I was slightly skeptical about Hypnotherapy, I was desperate to try whatever I could to try and beat my depression/anxiety. I had tried so many othre things which just hadn't worked-especially didn't get on with ADs.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I booked myself a hypno session (hour and a half £90)thinking "am I wasting money I just can't afford to waste?".After the session, I immediately felt more positive but thought it might just be because I had made the effort to do something positive for myself. But amazingly the positivity has not gone away-if anything it has got stronger each day! I can hardly believe it myself-keep wondering if it's a co-incidence (maybe I'd have felt better anyway?)or it really has worked miracles.But if my new found energy/joy is due to the hypno then it was the best £90 I have ever spent.
I only had one session, but was given a tape of the session to use on my own at home to re-enforce it/self hypnotise myself so to speak at other times.

Anyway, all I can say is for me it has been totally life changing-I no longer wake up with a feeling of dread and feeling sick with anxiety, but am excited and looking forward to the coming day.
I know it must sound wierd (I could never have imagined such a brilliant outcome) but I'd say if you have the cash give it a go, and hopefully you too will reap the benefits of it

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