Some of my articles are linked to hypnosisdownloads.com, to which this site is affiliated. I am affiliated to this site because my own recovery path has involved, and still involves, a lot of self-help (including self-hypnosis) :
First, I have done, and continue to do, a very considerable amount of reading ; for change to take place, we need to understand what is causing us to think, feel and behave as we do. Reading about one's condition is therefore extremely important - it is often referred to as bibliotherapy or psychoeducation. Indeed, Socrates (470 - 399 BC) is reputed to have said at his trial that : 'the unexamined life is not worth living.'
Secondly, I have studied, and try to practice as much as possible, 'mindfulness' which can help the highly anxious brain to recover. It is best used as an adjunct to other therapies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and forms an integral part of dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT).
Self Help And Hypnosis
Third, I have utilized self-hypnosis (and even undertook a training course in it in 2002) and found this, too, to be of help. Self-hypnosis can help with the alleviation of a whole range of problems associated with the human condition that have a significant psychological component. Like mindfulness, it works best as an adjunct to other therapies (for example, it can be effectively combined with CBT).
Because a main way in which the brain learns is through repetition, it is important to listen to self-hypnosis audios/MP3s/downloads on any given psychological condition regularly, ideally daily, as the effects are cumulative.
However, self-hypnosis does not work equally well for everybody; this is why hypnosisdownloads.com offers a money-back guarantee.
Hypnosisdownloads.com may also be of interest to therapists who treat people affected by trauma as it offers a training course on the Rewind Technique.
David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE)