Hypnosis for grieving

Grief. There is no emotional pain quite like it. Losing a loved one or something very precious could be such a hard burn that some people never quite recover from it. Grief could be so terrible at times some individual can't take the pain and resolve to just ending it all. Well, that just yields more grief for those left behind that it could just become a recurrent cycle.

Grief reaches far down into a victim's very being and snatches something that may never be entirely replaced. Grief can be so destructive it warps the life of its victims, changes whole mentalities, and leaves hopes and dreams in disarray.

So, we all know that one time or the other, life would throw us a curve ball of grief so hard we may not know just what to do. How do we then deal with it? Or say it happens to a friend or loved one, how do we help them?

There are several certified methods that help individuals cope with grief and go on to live life pretty normally. One of those methods is hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a process whereby an individual known as a hypnotist puts another referred to as the subject in a state of altered consciousness thereby reducing the subjects peripheral function to degree by capturing the subject's attention by a variety of means and then making suggestions to the subject in a progressive manner which the subject then adheres to.

Grief is termed as a psychological problem and since hypnosis focuses on affecting perceptions through the mind, some psychologists use this method in dealing with patients facing problems having to do with grief. Psychologists may use this method as part of their therapeutic process. In such cases, hypnosis is referred to as hypnotherapy.

In hypnotherapy, the hypnotist focuses on creating a perception in the mind of the aggrieved by which he is able to draw the subject's attention to the fundamentals of the tragic experience extrapolate the emotional aspects of the event thus helping subject or aggrieved to deal with the event and resulting emotions as two separate things. This causes the two to become unconnected during the course of the therapy and hence the logic in holding onto any of them no longer make sense.

Basically, the idea behind grief is, first, the event of loss which takes place then results in an emotional response from the victim. The response is partly self-preservation, the mind of the victim trying to cope with the event and partly a frantic attempt to reverse the event altogether. But the bane with the emotional response is the fact that it tends to amplify and embellish the event in the mind of the victim over time. This effect can be consuming and worsens over time. It can be likened to a sore which is not covered but continually disturbed by external forces. Such a sore worsens over time.

Hypnosis brings the victim's mind to such a state that he willingly sees the tragedy and the pain as two separate things so that the memory of tragedy seems like a meal eaten last week and the resultant emotional stress seems illogical to attach to the tragedy. Pretty soon the pain fades away being detached from the event but the memory lingers on cause the event is in reality.

Hypnosis is definitely a great way to deal with grief and a clean way for the grieving to find peace.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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