let’s make something perfectly clear:
do not “treat” tinnitus. I am not a medical practitioner or a mental health provider.
What I do offer is Hypnosis
to help you lower the focus you may be placing on the ringing / noise that’s been disturbing you for so long.
It’s very similar to the work I do with chronic pain – cancer, injury, post surgery, etc.*
Have you ever been doing some work, maybe in your flower garden and
when you came in and washed your arms, saw a scratch, and then became aware of the pain? Or maybe you were
playing sports, or rearranging the furniture earlier in the day, and then later that night as you were getting ready for bed
noticed a bruise – and then began to feel it?
Now obviously the scratch / bruise happened earlier in the day, but
when you became aware of and focused on the scratch or bruise and then you were aware of the pain / discomfort / hurt.
The clients who have come to me for help with tinnitus have told me
that when I taught them how to refocus – to be more in control of their awareness, they could lower the volume, and
sometimes just almost forget about it to the point it was no longer a problem.*
Now, let’s talk a little about tinnitus.
According to the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus affects to
up to 50 million people in the United States to some degree. At least 2 million are so badly affected it
interferes with their daily activities. For some people it’s
a mild irritation, but for others, it can be disabling and painful. Michael
P. Kilgard, associate professor in the School of behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, notes that the U.S. Veterans
Administration spends about $1 billion a year on disability payments for tinnitus.
Tinnitus is described by different people in different ways – some say it’s a ringing, others
a roaring, clicking, buzzing, or other sound they hear in their head. For some people it’s continuous.
Others say it comes and goes. The sound may increase or decrease in pitch and may be in just one
ear, or sometimes both.
to research, Tinnitus may result from a variety
of causes, including:
to certain medications
high or low
exposure to loud noises
damage to the nerve endings in the inner ear
head or neck injury
According to the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus can’t be treated.
But they do say that some people get used to it and notice it less. I know – not what you
wanted to hear.
One of the things the Mayo Clinic recommends to help alleviate the aggravation of tinnitus is to manage
your stress. They go on to say that stress can make tinnitus worse and therefore stress management can help to relieve it
or lower the intensity.
what better way to manage stress than through Hypnosis?*