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Treating Grief with Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis can be used as an alternative medical treatment for several conditions

Treating Grief with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy might not be top of mind when it comes to healing a broken heart, or

the many symptoms associated with grief, but it can help you process the experience

in a healthy way. It can also help ease some of the more unpleasant physical

symptoms of grief, such as sleeplessness and anxiety, unhealthy eating habits,


You have to be receptive to receiving hypnotherapy, so it’s not for everyone. You’re

always in control of your mind and body during hypnosis. Despite what you might

have seen on stage or on TV, with hypnosis you remain aware of what you’re doing

and what’s being asked of you. If you don’t want to do something you’re asked to do

under hypnosis, you won’t do it.

You may feel like you’re sleeping, but you remain awake during hypnosis. You’re just

in a deeply relaxed state. In this state, you are able to focus deeply on what you are

thinking about and wanting to achieve.

Hypnosis is a genuine therapeutic tool, and it can be used as an alternative medical treatment for several conditions. This includes smoking cessation, fears, phobias, weight loss, pain management, panic attacks to name a few.

Grief is something most of us need to deal with as we go on through life. Any time

you lose your job, your health, or your best friend moves away, it can be an

overwhelming experience.

Feelings of grief can be triggered by many different situations in life, such as a divorce or death of a loved one. It is not a condition that usually requires medical treatment, but it can certainly cause a level of stress that affects your health and well-being.

While hypnotherapy hasn’t traditionally been prescribed or been a recommended therapy, it can be extremely effective in helping people cope with grief.

During a hypnotherapy session, you are in a very relaxed state and your conscious mind is not as active. The unconscious mind is more receptive to suggestion, and

can help you gain insight into your grief. This means that it might be possible for you

to access memories or feelings related to your grief that have been hidden away in

the subconscious.

The conscious mind is the one that is most active, while the unconscious is more

passive and open to suggestion. By using various techniques to help you relax

during hypnotherapy sessions, you will be able to access your unconscious mind,

the part where memories are stored, therefore allowing you to gain insight into your

grief and learn more appropriate ways to deal with it effectively.

You can visualise what you wish you had said, erase the stuff you wish you hadn’t, and reprogramme to get rid of the negative voices in your head.

Hypnotherapy can help you process the experience in a healthy way, therefore

allowing you to move on from the loss. It can also help ease some of the more

unpleasant physical symptoms of grief already mentioned above.

In addition to these benefits, many patients report significant improvements in their

overall health when they are able to control their moods more effectively. The ability

to relax deeply on demand helps improve circulation throughout the body and

reduces symptoms associated with chronic conditions, such as hypertension or


I hope I’ve given you some insight into how hypnotherapy can help you cope with

grief. If you have been struggling with the loss of someone close to you, I encourage

you to consider consulting a hypnotherapist.

It’s important that you use a certified hypnotherapist, so that you can trust the guided-hypnosis process. They will create a structured plan to help you reach your individual goals.

About Debi

Debi Richens

Debi Richens is highly regarded for her Personal Evolution coaching work in Trauma, PTSD, Grief, and Loss. She has a particular interest in Parental Alienation, Grandparent Alienation and Estrangement. She has a firm belief that everyone should be afforded a voice and be heard, and often, they need hand holding to feel safe enough to have that voice. Find out more about Debi here.


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