Hypnosis Helps Postpartum Depression

Can Hypnosis Help Postpartum Depression?

PostPartumDepression-DivineMindInstitureOf all the complications from childbirth, in today’s world, Postpartum Depression (PPD) is the most common. It is estimated that between 10% – 20% of women in the United States, after childbirth, are suffering with PPD. What most people don’t realize is that it can affect women either during or after giving birth.

A majority of new moms get the “baby blues” for a few days after childbirth, but PPD lasts longer, is more severe, more serious and can interfere with your daily activities.

The signs and symptoms of PPD can be very serious and should not be ignored:

  • Having feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, moodiness, irritability, anxiety or restlessness
  • Unusual amounts of crying
  • Eating too much or not eating enough
  • Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
  • Frequently feeling angry or full of rage
  • Doubting yourself, especially doubting that you can care for your baby
  • Unable to bond with your baby
  • Uninterested in things or activities that you normally enjoy
  • Having sleep problems, you may oversleep or you may not be able to sleep when your baby is
  • Thinking about harming your baby, yourself, or both

Some of these symptoms seem like everyday feelings, but when they are in conjunction with other symptoms, are intense, and last too long, you should seek help. As a new mother you should never feel shame, or embarrassment…it’s not your fault, it is not a personal flaw, there are outside factors that can lead to PPD:

  • Mental health issues in your family line
  • Changes in hormones after childbirth
  • Psychological adjustment to motherhood, accompanied by fatigue
  • Changes in relationships
  • Lack of support
  • Outside stresses such as finances, job related issues, illness or death

The Effects of Hypnosis on PPD

HypnosisEffects on PPD-DivineMindInstituteHypnosis is very powerful, because it works directly with the subconscious mind…it essentially changes how your brain interprets feelings and thoughts, and can therefore become a very effective way of treating PPD.

Postpartum Depression affects the emotional part of the brain, overpowering rational thinking. During hypnosis, your subconscious will be allowed to get rid of irrational thinking and once again be allowed to have rational thoughts – replacing negative with positive (called reframing). Hypnosis can help you eliminate the feelings of anxiety, guilt and fear and allows you to be the mother you hoped you’d be.

Don’t let PPD take over this special time of your life…

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Benefits of Hypnosis

How Can Hypnosis Benefit You?

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Hypnosis isn’t a magic wand…although many people think that’s what it feels like. Hypnosis can help and enable you to make great and positive changes in your life, changes that in the past may have felt impossible to make.

Hypnosis used to be thought of as simply a parlor trick, entertainment and not taken very seriously, but over the years it has proven to be a very useful and powerful tool that helps with self-improvement, and is recognized and endorsed as such by The American Medical Association.

Some of the conditions that can be improved through Hypnosis are:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Weight loss
  • Accomplishing goals
  • Ending bad habits such as:
    • smoking
    • overeating
    • nail biting
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fears and phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Pain control
  • Increased focus and attention
  • Help with relationships
  • Overcome procrastination
  • and so much more!

Hypnosis is Simple, safe and relaxing…

HypnoticFocus-DivineMindInstituteHypnosis is an age-old technique that gets its name from the the Greek word “Hypnos”, who is the Greek god of sleep. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation and focused concentration, which can put you in a state of deep awareness, or often referred to as being in a trance.

Your are always safe while in an hypnotic state or trance because:

  1. Hypnosis is a state of concentration and relaxation – NOT sleep or loss of consciousness.
  2. You are always in a natural state of mind and will never lose self-control or surrender your will.
  3. You never lose touch with reality.
  4. Because of numbers 1-3, a Hypnotist can never make you do anything you don’t want to do.

Can Hypnosis help you?

MagicWand-DivineMindInstituteYour mind is a powerful thing…is it ready for change? Are you ready for change? Hypnosis can only be as effective as you are ready….remember, Hypnosis is not a magic wand, but if you’re ready, it can feel like one!

Isn’t it time you start living your life the way you want to?

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Control Anxiety

Who’s in Control, You or Your Anxiety?

Anxiety - Divine Mind InstituteDo you feel like there is something wrong with you, but don’t know what it is?

  • Do certain situations cause you to have
  • Tenseness or restlessness
  • Fear
  • Stomachaches
  • An increased heart rate
  • Sweaty hands
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Headaches
  • Trembling
  • Tenseness
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weakness
  • Uncontrollable worrying

If so, you are part of an increasing number of Americans who struggle with anxiety and want to get control of it.

I’m not talking about the little things that make all of us a bit anxious from time to time…those feelings are natural and come and go throughout our lives. I’m talking about the type of anxiety that can be debilitating and can take over your life.

About Anxiety…

Typically, anxiety is triggered by stress and causes nervousness, worrying, apprehension, and fear. These disorders not only manifest themselves in how we act and feel, but they can cause physical symptoms (like the ones mentioned above) that are very real.

Anxiety affects you through:

  • Your thoughts – obsessing over the “what ifs”, such as “What if I forget….”
  • Your Actions – you look for any excuse to avoid the stressful situation
  • Your Physical Feelings – racing heart beat, nausea, dizziness….

Sadness from PTSD - Divine Mind InstituteWho wants to live like that?

Just think of all the things your anxiety keeps you from accomplishing or enjoying. It limits your potential…It limits your life!

 

Hypnotherapy can help you control your anxiety

Oftentimes medical doctors will advise you to take medication for your anxiety, but this will most likely cause you to feel a bit brain numbed, and not like yourself. Again, who wants to live like this?

Each person is different, whatever is causing your stress and anxiety is unique and personal to you. Hypnosis, NLP and sometimes Age Regression are the perfect tools to overcome your symptoms. Using these powerful tools will help you discover the root cause of your anxiety and you will be enabled to communicate with your subconscious mind, which is where those causes reside.

You will be able to stop worrying about eminent disasters often associated with money, health, work, family or any number of other situations. You can stop having your life dominated by fear and panic.

Isn’t it time you start living your life again?

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Misophonia

Can Hypnotherapy Help Misophonia?

Misophonia-Divine Mind Insititute“If I hear that sound again, I’m going to scream!”

“Stop making that noise…it’s driving me crazy!”

There are sounds that each of us prefer not to hear…squeaking chalk on the chalkboard…but Misophonia is a condition that is far beyond that.

Misophonia is kind of a funny word, but it’s definitely not a funny condition! It’s an extreme sensitivity to different noises or sounds, not just a mild irritation.

About the Sounds and Noises:

The sounds don’t have to be loud or grating, they are noises we hear everyday. They are typically noises made by other people, and can be as simple as someone clearing their throat, eating or drinking.

These noises can cause you to become irritable, irate and even sometimes irrational.

People who struggle with it often feel:

  • Anxious
  • Angry
  • Depressed
  • Disgusted
  • Rage
  • Stress
  • Panic

These sounds can cause you to avoid people or situations, and if you’re in a situation and the offending noise begins, you might find yourself trying to escape or worse yet, being offensive to the person causing the sound.

Misophonia Interview on 20/20


In the interview it was mentioned that this condition is probably caused by the way the brain is processing the sounds. What better reason to use hypnotherapy, a treatment that works with your subconscious mind?

During your hypnotherapy session, you will be in a relaxed state, where together we can discover what triggers are causing your reaction to specific sounds.

You need to know you are not imagining things, you are not alone and you’re definitely not going crazy! Misophonia is real, and you can get help.

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Age Regression

What is Age Regression Therapy?

Age Regression Therapy - Divine Mind InstituteIn the world of Hypnotherapy, age regression therapy is a very direct and effective tool that is used to help access memories, feelings and thoughts from your childhood. These memories, thoughts and feelings are stored in your sub-conscious mind and are unconsciously carried forward from earlier times in our lives and can negatively impact our present life.

They are often the keys that unlock the source of unwanted behaviors.

Age regression therapy, though not a time machine, can help reveal sources of behaviors that are rooted in your past such as:

  • Overeating
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Smoking
  • PTSD and other stresses
  • Poor relationships
  • Anxieties
  • Depression
  • Bad habits
  • Insomnia
  • Hypochondria
  • Anger Issues

The Goal of Age Regression

The goal of age regression is to recall the details of the event that has created a sub-conscious “trigger”  resulting in a conscious behavior.

You enter age regression through hypnosis in an attempt to deal with unresolved issues from your past…issues that have had a negative effect on your current life. As you are guided back to an earlier time, these buried events and memories are brought to the surface, and recovery can commence:

  • Age Regression Key - Divine Mind InstituteThe event may be viewed as if from a distance
  • You will be able to reprocess your experience
  • Deal with your memories objectively
  • You can gain a better understanding of the events and people of your experience
  • Past Emotional scarring can be released
  • You can move from a negative past into a positive present and future

Because it is a very personal, intimate and sometimes intense type of therapy, it is extremely important that you have a good and trusting relationship with your hypnotherapist.

Start your journey to achieving postive things in your life as you move past the negative…

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Fear and Phobias

How Can You End Your Fears or Phobias?

Fear and Phobias - Divine Mind InstituteYou actually don’t want to end all your fears.

Everyone experiences fear at various times throughout their lives, it’s a natural, and very helpful human emotion. It is part of our instinct for survival as it warns us and helps prepare us to deal with danger, or what we perceive as danger.

Many people even enjoy a certain amount of fear; they enjoy the rush they get from an exciting activity, such as skydiving, or or a frightening movie.

Fear becomes a problem, or a phobia, when it begins to inflict severe anxiety…anxiety that causes you to make abnormal changes in your life.

What is a Phobia?

  • Phobias often begin in childhood.
  • Phobias are extreme, irrational fears about things or situations that actually don’t pose a threat.
    • Phobias can be developed about almost any thing or situation.
  • When a phobia becomes too bad, you will do almost anything to avoid it.
    • People who suffer with agoraphobia, will often stay home, never leaving the safety of their house in order to avoid facing the situation that brings them their anxiety.
    • Phobias can change your life…changing your quality of life.
  • Phobias can cause panic attacks which are often manifest by:
    • Feeling dizzy or ready to faint
    • Having difficulty breathing
    • Stomach tension or pain
    • Shaking and trembling
    • Racing heart or pain in the chest
    • Feeling overwhelmed

Types of Phobias

Phobias are a fairly common disorder, in fact about 1 out of 9 people have some type of phobia. Here are just a few:

  • Fear of heights – Acrophobia
  • Fear of blood – Homophobia
  • Fear of obesity – Obesophobia
  • Fear of being closed in – Claustrophobia
  • Fear of sunlight – Heliophobia
  • Fear of Sleep - Divine Mind InstituteFear of sleep – Somniphobia
  • Fear of cattle – Bovinophobia
  • Fear of dying – Thanatophobia

For a more extensive list go to Wikipedia

Where Can You Get Help?

If you have a phobia that is causing you intense panic, fear or anxiety you should consider getting treatment.

Conventional medicine will often prescribe antidepressants for those suffering with extreme phobia, but really, who wants to live the rest of you life depending on prescriptions to get you through the day.

Hypnosis can help you eliminate your phobias. Hypnotherapy and NLP use time tested techniques to help you release memories, old ideas or hidden triggers that will help you become free from those things that bring on your anxiety.

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