A Good Night’s Sleep, Thanks to Hypnotherapy

A Good Night’s Sleep, Thanks to Hypnotherapy
I once considered hypnosis to be nothing more than hocus-pocus. The word conjured up images of nightclub acts, during which random audience members were called to the stage, and the "hypnotist" revealed intimate facts about their lives. Later, it would be discovered that a close friend or family member had supplied the information prior to the act. Or that audience members were “plants” — people hired to act surprised when facts about them were revealed. Then I read a newspaper article about a local woman who was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. That caught my attention. Maybe there was more to hypnosis than I knew? Subsequent research revealed an entire medical field called hypnotherapy. It is administered only by certified healthcare professionals with postgraduate degrees, and requires a prescribed number of hours of approved hypnotherapy training. This was about as far from the flimflam world of night clubs as you can get! At the time, I was struggling with severe insomnia and was unable to tolerate any of the sleep medications I’d been prescribed. Hypnotherapy was not covered by my insurance, and the cost was way beyond my budget. But I was desperate for sleep. Hypnotherapy was my last resort. I made an appointment with the award-winning provider I’d read about in the newspaper. After reviewing my medical history, the doctor invited me to sit in a comfortable recliner and lean back. She asked me to record the treatment on my phone. For the next 30 minutes, her soft, soothing voice put me into a calm, rece
Subscribe or to access all post and page content.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *