Hypnotherapy for Skin disorders
Some of the skin problems where Hypnosis has been successfully used are: eczema, psoriasis, acne, warts and verrucae.
Psychological disturbances such as stress, anxiety and the social stigma associated with certain skin conditions further complicates the situation for patients with skin disorders.
One interesting fact to note is that, skin and brain have developed from the same cells in the embryo called primitive ectoderm. Being closely related developmentally, emotions and psychological mental states have profound effects on the health of skin. For eg, Fear can cause pallor or pale skin and embarrassment or excitement can cause skin to flush!
This connection between our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing enables hypnosis to be used successfully for managing skin disorders.
Hypnotherapy helps to build a person's confidence and self image which may have taken a hit due to the embarrassment felt in social settings or life in general.
When offering hypnotherapy for skin disorders, the focus is on the following:
- Stress reduction
- Symptom management
- Exploring the root cause and triggers
- Treating the conditioned response to the symptom
Self hypnosis is a great tool that makes patients confident and positive, thus enabling them to facilitate their healing.