“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
1 in 4 people have some kind of mental illness. While there are over 200 classified forms of mental illness, the five (5) major categories of mental illness are:
- Anxiety Disorders.
- Mood Disorders.
- Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders.
- Eating Disorders.
Of the 51 States and territories in the US, Oregon has a greater prevalence of mental illness than any other state or territory. In fact, national statistics show about 1 in 4 people has a mental health issue. Portland psychiatrist, Dr. Mary Theodore, believes it’s even higher in Oregon, saying 35-40 percent of people will experience some kind of mental illness in their lifetime.
That’s a big problem. The question is: “What can be done to assist these people?” One answer: Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
“One study involving 84 people with depression, who were randomly assigned to 16 weeks of treatment with either hypnosis or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), found that both groups improved with treatment. The hypnosis group made greater improvements than the CBT group when symptoms were rated on the Beck Anxiety Inventory.” Harvard Health
How can hypnosis help with mental illness, you might ask. Well, Hypnosis allows the subject to experience often quite deep levels of relaxation and so helps to reduce levels of stress and anxiety through suggestion and visualization. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.
Gresham Hypnosis Center has programs to help you find the answers and relief you seek.
“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” Unknown