Hypnotherapy and Grief

Sadness, a profound sense of loss, fear of the loneliness to come; it’s natural to feel all these things in the wake of a tragedy, or the loss of a loved one, especially a life partner.

For a period these emotions can be debilitating, even paralyzing.

But, as we know, for most of us, time heals.

Slowly, we re-enter the world as it now is, post the event that triggered the grief.

We remake our lives to adapt and we rediscover happiness.

Except that, for some, this process doesn’t happen. We can feel as though the loss is so deep that we can never overcome the grief.

Hypnotherapy, in the hands of a skilled practitioner is one of the most effective tools in our arsenal for helping those stuck in the seemingly endless pain of grief.

Hypnotic techniques can guide sufferers back to a lasting, more happy life without any sense of guilt or betrayal at finally being able to move on from the loss.

In this paper*  JOOST VIJSELAAR of the Netherlands Institute for Mental Health, Utrecht, and ONNO VAN DER HART of the Institute for Psychotrauma Utrecht, The Netherlands describes the use of hypnosis id dealing with profound grief.

* THE FIRST REPORT OF HYPNOTIC  TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIC GRIEF: A Brief Communication: The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 1992 Vol. XI. No 1. 1-6

 

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