Do you experience a buzzing, ringing, hissing or other distressing sound in one or both ears? This can range from a background noise level to more extreme, where it can ‘drown out’ other everyday sounds around you.
Tinnitus can be described as any noise or set of sounds generated in the ear, hearing system, or brain. The vast majority of the time "it's" in the brain, which can be considered as a persistent memory.
So why could hypnotherapy be a good option to help you with tinnitus? Firstly, statistically, it has been shown in a recent study on the efficacy of hypnosis in tinnitus reduction, that 73% of the study group who used hypnosis succeeded in reducing the noise.
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the ‘unconscious’, the part of your mind that stores memory and habits etc. Working with the 'unconscious' part of the mind, the mind learns not to notice the sound so much. We also work to manipulate the sound to change it’s nature and pitch, thus toning it down. Our Tinnitus Hypnotherapy also helps to deal with other aspects linked to tinnitus such as stress and depression. Many studies have shown that sufferers of tinnitus experienced the onset of the condition during a period of either stress or depression. By also working on this aspect, we can bring about some further relief. Tinnitus can also be caused by certain drugs or from excessive noise, therefore, even though the onset was not due to stress or depression, these aspects can also surface as a result of the tinnitus.
With tinnitus there are clusters of feelings and emotions attached to the illness within the neurology of the individual, known as "state dependent memories." These memories are powerful, because of the emotional charges attached to them. These emotions range from anger, despair and stress, therefore, our job as Hypnotherapists is two-fold: Firstly, we will defuse these emotional charges, to give you, the client, a better opportunity for healing. Once the emotional clusters have been removed, we teach the unconscious mind to focus on other stimuli rather than the noise, thus reducing the volume.
As part of our Tinnitus Hypnotherapy you will also be taught self-hypnosis to reduce any stress and to strengthen the unconscious to no longer notice the sounds so much. You will be provided with a recording of the hypnosis to reinforce these powerful hypnotic suggestions to use at home.
Both Bonita and Celia have extensive experience helping clients with tinnitus using Tinnitus Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques.
We hope we can help you too, please do contact us if you are interested in hypnotherapy to help your tinnitus.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Some of our Tinnitus Hypnotherapy Testimonials:
Message from client after 4 sessions: Bonita, the ringing has reduced significantly, I hardly hear it now or sometimes very faint which is such a relief, especially at night. The hypnotherapy and NLP have not only been really helpful but also insightful, your knowledge of tinnitus has been a great help for me to understand the problem as well. Thanks so much.