How Talking Therapy / Counselling and Hypnotherapy Can Help
We scientifically know that Talking Therapy / Counselling can be used as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with Hypnotherapy .
Working with either talking therapy or suggestive (hypnotherapy) at the conscious and subconscious levels, aids the mind and subsequently the body to change and re-adapt – in turn bringing about long-term physiological and mental change.
We also scientifically know that talking therapy and hypnotherapy, when combined with deep relaxation, has the effect of slowing the brain down, causing a deep feeling of peace, calm, relaxation and well being.
This is achieved through rhythmical vocal suggestion and suggestibility, taking the client on a journey through a series of stages.
- Working first at a conscious level – using Talking & Relaxation Therapy to begin the relaxation process.
- Then working towards obtaining a deeper state of relaxation – which enables the mind and body to gradually and safely slow down and relax. This is when the subconscious becomes open to positive suggestions from the therapist. It also doesn’t matter if the conscious part of the brain is off wandering with its own thoughts, because it is the subconscious part of the brain that the therapist is talking to.
We are aware from scientific research conducted that negative emotions lower immunity and cause metabolic changes, which have a negative effect on the body as a whole.
- The sympathetic nervous system – is situated in the right hemisphere of the brain and is where negative thoughts and emotions occur.
- The parasympathetic nervous system – is situated in the left hemisphere of the brain and is where positive thoughts occur.
Therefore with CFS/ME, or any illness for that matter, the therapist needs to work with the subconscious and suggestibility with the parasympathetic nervous system, because this side of the brain is the trigger towards aiding in the healing process.
Working with the subconscious and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system during therapy has the supplemental positive effect of cellular immunity, muscle, respiratory and cardiac relaxation and blood vessel dilation.
CFS/ME sufferers (and that means me as well as you) have difficulty in maintaining a positive outlook, especially when having a health “crash”, or bout, so it is important – as part of a therapy session – to boost them up with positive reinforcement of the body, not only at a cellular level, but also in gentle mental stimulus.
In my case, I sometimes fight the “crash”, as do many people with illnesses, which doesn’t help with the recovery. Working with the subconscious to help it allow the conscious part of the mind and body to slow down and accept what is happening, is massively beneficial. Essentially soothing this side of the brain and nervous system with suggestion on a subconscious level, whilst working on boosting the energy levels.
Listening to the recording of daily will help the process of recuperation and rehabilitation for anyone suffering from CFS/ME.
Let me, help you, help yourself”….