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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does hypnotherapy work as a treatment for emotional codependency?

    I'm 23 years old and have been struggling to deal with emotional codependency and low self-esteem. I worry a lot about what people think of me and feel like when I go out anywhere that people are looking at me and judging me. I ruin relationships by being too needy and fearing that my partner will cheat or leave me. I've been this way for as long as I can remember and have always made poor choices in partners and friends. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at age 20 and prescribed Effexor and kalma. Medication didn't work for me, I felt better off it. I found a really nice psychologist with whom I felt a rapport but I find it hard to be honest about how I feel, often I don't know how to explain it or I lie about how I feel/what I think because I feel too “crazy”. I'm interested in hypnotherapy as an alternative therapy, is this a good treatment choice? Is it covered by a mental health care plan?
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    HealthShare Member

    Hello hypnotherapy can help with mild depression and will work well with Anxiety.  If you are already working with a psychologist, ask them for their opinion and possibly get a referral from them.  I am currently training as a hypnotherapist and can reccomend one of my teachers.  He is fantastic and was also an anxiety sufferer, so he really understands.  He is in Melbourne.  Send me a private message here if you would like his name or website.
    Best of luck and I know you will find a way to deal effectivly with your anxiety.

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    Katherine Ferris


    I am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with more than a decade of clinical experience, specialising in issues caused by stress, anxiety, panic attacks, fears, phobias … View Profile

    As a clinical hypnotherapist I receive a lot of feedback from clients; saying that hypnotherapy has been of help.

    And therefore, yes I can honestly say that hypnotherapy does work. I have worked with people who have found hypnotherapy beneficial to deal with self-esteem and emotional codependency issues such as you have described. 

    A good Hypnotherapist can help you release underlying negative self images, fears and concerns that cause you to feel inadequate and self concious. Hypnotherapy can help you activate positive inner beliefs that will set the wheels in motion towards more positive changes in the way you think, feel and behave.

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