Alternative Therapy Techniques
You might not have enough time to dig deep, but there's always enough time to put yourself first. Try these alternative methods of therapy for innovative, creative ways to help relieve your mental stresses.
Disclaimer: If you are seriously struggling with thoughts of suicide or depression, please seek professional help.
By Stephanie Mitchell
Original Content | October 15, 2009
How trusting are you? Enough to let someone direct your thoughts while you're in an altered state of consciousness? Hypnotherapy uses the power of the mind and imagination to help address issues directly through the unconscious mind while you're in a trance-like state or induced into a prolonged sleep.
A qualified hypnotist will put a patient in a trance by repeating a command in a soothing, monotonous tone of voice that allows her to relax her body and focus on her breathing. While in this trance, therapists are able to intervene in the patient's mind to attempt to treat mental, psychosomatic and physical disorders. If you are really resistant to change or unable to break a bad habit like smoking, or if you're trying to achieve emotional balance, hypnosis might work for you.