Hypnosis is sometimes called “an empty syringe,” and a properly-trained therapist can sometimes potentiate psychotherapy for opioid dependency and habit disorders via the supplemental use of self-hypnosis training. In other words, the contents of the syringe are given enhanced potency.
Oyster Point Psychological now offers self-hypnosis training for patients who are working on reducing troublesome habits and dependencies such as opioid dependency, emotional eating and smoking, and those who are in recovery from addiction to para-prescriptive drugs. Oftentimes, these are the patients who deem their recovery to be fragile with high possibility for relapse.
Prospective patients for hypnosis services are encouraged to discuss their interest with a therapist of their choosing. Licensure to practice clinical hypnosis and/or membership in a professional society offering graduate-level training in clinical hypnosis is often a good place to start. The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis maintain directories of membership – via geographical location and specialization. A patient’s family physician can also be a good source of information on this topic.
We offer an eight-week class in self-hypnosis, and prospective clients who are interested in discussing whether this approach may be helpful are invited to call for a complimentary consultation. We can be reached at 804-435-6777 and by e-mailing email@example.com.
“Sometimes it’s more important to know what kind of person has the disease than what kind of disease the person has.” – Hippocrates