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can i use self hypnosis to elevate my phobias? if yes then how can you carry out self hypnosis

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Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
YOU MEAN ALEVIATE?: Yes, you can once you increase your skills with self hypnosis. This is probably a good reason to go to a therapist who is famiiliar with hypnosis, and who can see if another approach would work better.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
Dr. William Golden
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Self-hypnosis: Self-hypnosis can be used to treat phobias. One could use it to reduce anxity. But it would be a good idea to work with a hypnotherapist so that you learn how to use it properly.
Answered on Apr 12, 2016
Dr. Mari Terzaghi
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Self-Hypnosis: For Self-Hypnosis to be effective one has to utilize a technique whereby suggestions can be wanted in the unconscious. The Light-Switch techniques require training from a qualified Hypnotherapist.
Answered on Jan 22, 2016
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Dr. Joanna Oestmann
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Adam Burke (2004) has a book, “Self-Hypnosis: New Tools for Deep and Lasting Transformation” that you might enjoy to learn more about self-hypnosis techniques. Also look for a Certified professional in your community through the: National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH).
Jan 22, 2016

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