Panic Attacks and Hypnotherapy

Is Hypnotherapy an Effective Way to Treat Panic Attacks?

PanicAttack-DivineMindInstituteMany people have been rushed to the Emergency Room thinking they were having a heart attack, but in reality they learned they were experiencing a panic attack…Panic attacks can be so frightening you think you’re having a heart attack. If you have ever experienced this kind of anxiety, you’ll know what I’m talking about, it’s something you don’t ever want to go through again! But most likely, if it’s happened once, it will happen again.

What does a Panic Attack Look Like?

Panic attacks are brought on by different things for different people. They are “fight or flight” responses and are difficult to “come down” from; because it feels threatened, your mind goes into a heightened state of fear, and extreme anxiety can take over and you may experience such symptoms as:

  • Erratic breathing – you feel like you can’t breathe because your chest feels so tight, or you hyperventilate by overbreathing (which actually can make the situation worse.)
  • Anxiety over being in public or enclosed places
  • Feeling like you are losing control
  • Fear of getting stopped in traffic, at a red light or on a bridge
  • Worrisome thoughts that seem to plague you and won’t go away
  • Your heart is racing
  • Feeling sweaty, lightheaded, or dizzy
  • You may feel like you’re choking or unable to swallow
  • You may feel sick to your stomach, nauseous, or have hot flashes

These symptoms can be very intense, in fact, they can be so intense that you may feel detached from your body, your surroundings or your situation. They can last for up to  20 minutes, and some symptoms may remain for as long as 2 hours. The first time you experience a panic attack, it leaves a strong impression on your psyche, generating a new fear, the fear of having another attack – it’s like a loop of anxiety.

Hypnotherapy is Effective in Treating Panic Attacks!

HypnotherapyTreatment-DivineMindInsitituteTreating panic attacks with Hypnotherapy is similar to the way anxiety is treated. By accessing your subconscious mind and through the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy can teach you how to calm your state of mind, reduce your feelings of worry and fear, and help you deal with overwhelming feelings and emotions.

This therapy will be designed for you personally, to fit your needs and situation. Together we will discover what triggers are causing your attacks, why it’s happening and then work toward changing how you respond to those triggers, and how to cope with them in the future.

Let’s get you back to feeling normal, calm and in control again. Isn’t it time you start living your life the way you want to?

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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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Self Confidence

How Can You Build Your Self Confidence and Self Esteem?

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”Robert T. Kiosaki

Build Self Confidence - Divine Mind IntsituteWhat do you whisper to yourself?

Are you your own worst critic? Do you respect yourself? Do you respect your achievements? Do you value yourself?

The only one of those questions you should have answered “no” to is the first one.

How you feel about yourself and whether or not you believe in yourself determines your level of self confidence. We’re not talking about your ego, we’re talking about your self- worth, your emotional self image.

Lack of self confidence

When you have low self confidence, you usually focus on weaknesses rather than all the positive things about yourself. You are critical of yourself, you have a more difficult time coping with the challenges of everyday life, and eventually relationships, and your mental and physical health can be effected.

Look outside yourself to determine why your confidence is low, because it usually comes from outside sources:

  • A bad experience
  • Big disappointments
  • NoSelfEsteem-DivineMindInstituteChildhood experiences
    • Harsh and unfair criticism
    • Any type of abuse
    • Being taught that you are a failure if you had failed experiences
    • Being shunned by your peers
  • Traumatic events can leave you feeling you are not in control of your own life, or make you feel that you are to blame for whatever happened.
  • Today’s unrealistic perceptions of what beauty and success looks like makes you doubt yourself and gives you the feeling that no matter what, you can’t measure up.

Your subconscious mind stores all of your experiences, especially from your youth, both positive and negative, it remembers everything you’ve ever heard, seen or done. When this stored data reminds you of strong negative feelings, you feel less about yourself than you really are.

Some of the signs that your lack of self confidence or self esteem has taken over your life:

  • Not being satisfied with your life, always wishing it was better
  • Feeling bored, always tired, hopeless or depressed
  • Feeling you have nothing to look forward to
  • Considering yourself to be a failure
  • Always feeling fearful of making a mistake or of receiving criticism
  • You always feel defensive

How Can hypnosis Help?

Because of the problems that low self-esteem can cause you, it’s so very important that you seek help to keep the long term problems I mentioned above from developing. And due to the fact that low self confidence is rooted in your subconscious mind, hypnosis is the perfect way to get the help you need. It can help you understand your own worth.

Roadblocks to Self Confidence - Divine Mind InstituteIt is your subconscious that determines everything you think, say and do. And because it remembers everything you have ever experienced and how it affected you, it determines what you whisper to yourself, which either builds you up or tears you down.

NLP and Hypnosis are powerful tools that will help you tear down the road blocks that have kept your self image low.

Hypnosis is a peaceful feeling in a safe and relaxing place where you are able to identify what obstacles are keeping you from accepting yourself in a positive way. It can help eliminate the negative self-talk (which will be the topic of a future blog post) that goes on in your head all the time.

Just imagine the wonderful person that you really are!

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Inner Child Therapy

What is Inner Child Therapy, and Can it Help You?

InnerChild-DivineMindInstituteEveryone one of us has an inner child within us… memories of events or experiences from our childhood, often tucked so deep within our subconscious mind that our conscious mind doesn’t always remember them. Although the event may not be consciously remembered, the impact of the event, which is stored in your subconscious, plays an important part in our everyday lives.

These experiences have contributed to your core beliefs, whether about you, someone else or particular situations. They play a big part in the decisions you make and the way you react to different situations. Their effect is triggered by current challenges you may be facing.

Positive experiences from our early childhood, such as praise, encouragement, hugs and kisses from those we love and trust help build your self confidence, self-image and self-esteem.

Negative experiences such as being ignored, physically or verbally abused or being made to feel unnecessary or unwanted can cause emotional damages that may never heal on their own.

Impact of Childhood Trauma

Negative experiences actually wound your inner child, and can prevent you from achieving your full potential as an adult.

Incidents from early childhood trauma can manifest themselves in various ways:

  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Phobias
  • Anger Issues
  • Addictions
  • Lack of Self-Worth
  • Inhibition
  • Self-Defeating Attitude and Actions
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Weight Issues

How Hypnosis Can help the healing process

Age Regression Therapy - Divine Mind InstituteHypnosis is the perfect therapy to heal a wounded inner child. Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind, the very place your childhood wounds are stored. Using Age regression, you can unlock your past and discover whatever experiences may be holding you back from having the life you dream of.

The key to healing is opening the doors of your memory, and Hypnotherapy can help you do that.

Are you ready to heal your inner child and  take control of your life?

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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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Keep New Years Resolutions

What Keeps You From Keeping New Years’ Resolutions?

Resolutions - Divine Mind InstituteIt’s the first of a New Year, have you made your New Years’ Resolutions?

According to a survey by Franklin Covey, only about 23% of those who make New Years’ resolutions will actually keep them.

Most of us give up way before we even get a good start…usually before the end of January.

It’s tradition at the beginning of the New Year to set new goals for ourselves. Why? Partly because it’s tradition, but mostly because most of us really do want to improve ourselves. We want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Stop smoking
  • Be more patient
  • Be more motivated
  • Be better at our jobs
  • Eat healthier
  • Exercise more
  • Stop unwanted habits

So, if our desire is to improve ourselves…

Why are New Years’ Resolutions so hard to keep?

Often times you make goals without thinking them through, they are overwhelming or maybe they just aren’t the right goals for you. When resolutions are broken, you can begin to feel like a failure, which affects your self-esteem and you begin to lose faith in yourself.

First of all, let me just say, it can be hard to make lasting change. You want to, you know you should, but you forget or you are unaware that something internal can be holding you back and is beyond your conscious control…it is your subconscious mind, which is in total control all of your behaviors.

Hypnotherapy can Help You achieve your resolutions

Happiness in Self Improvement - Divine Mind Institute

Setting positive goals is a good thing, you shouldn’t give up trying to improve yourself. You can end the cycle of breaking resolutions.

Hypnosis combined with NLP are the perfect therapies to help you keep your goals, thereby making the positive life changes that can bring you greater happiness.

While in a hypnotic state, your conscious mind takes the back seat and your subconscious mind is allowed to come forward and is then open to receiving suggestions that will help you make the desired changes.

Your subconscious mind, with the right imagery can help you imagine the person you want to be, and then achieve it.

Start today to become the best of yourself….

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Hypnosis and Low Self Esteem

Can Hypnosis Help Low Self Esteem?

Low Self Esteem - Divine Mind InstituteWhat’s wrong with me?

I can’t do anything right!

Why can’t I be like…?

Do you find yourself asking these questions? Or maybe you’re aware that one of your children or another loved one is pretty “hard” on themselves.

As a rule, you are your own worst critic, but when your “inner critic” is too harsh too often, you can end up underachieving, lonely and isolated, your health can suffer and the feeling of hopelessness can take over. You have low self esteem when:

  • Your good points are overlooked
  • You can’t put past mistakes in the past
  • You are unable to handle criticism
  • You are afraid to try new things socially, academically or career-wise
  • To sum it up, your quality of life is negatively affected

Your self esteem – your opinion of yourself and who you are – plays an extremely important part in how you live your life.

What causes low self esteem?

Bullying Promotes Low Self Esteem - Divine Mind InstituteOften it appears in children or adults who grew up in dysfunctional family situations where they may have been abused or neglected. Or maybe they were bullied or picked on in school. It could also be attributed to a non-abusive parent who has low self esteem themselves, and as we all know, children pick up the characteristics and traits of their parents.

But all low self esteem doesn’t come from childhood. Many adults can be faced with traumatic experiences that can cause negative feelings about yourself. They could be caused by:

  • Career problems
  • Financial problems
  • Failed relationships

Facing these types of  life challenges causes us all to take a good hard look at ourselves, and that’s all right. But if too much time is spent dwelling on or obsessing over them, self-confidence begins to suffer and self esteem is lost.

How can Hypnotherapy help?

We are all different, which means the reasons for low self esteem and the approach  to building self esteem is different for everyone. That is why hypnotherapy is a great approach. Each person is assessed individually to connect with who you really are, to develop a greater sense of self, and build greater belief in yourself. It can help you see yourself through different eyes.

Hypnosis is a way of re-educating your subconscious mind so you will be more in control of your life.

Isn’t it time to start your journey to a positive self image and move past the negative?

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