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Did the word “hypnosis” make you skeptically raise your eyebrows? You’re not alone. Most people think of wacky hypnotists in capes and weird hats swinging a pocket watch in front of someone and telling them to cluck like a chicken.
That is NOT what this is.
Medical hypnosis—also known as clinical hypnosis, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mental imagery—simply involves creating a highly focused state of mind that allows you to access your internal ability to change a pattern of thinking and behaviors.
It is a learned skill that is strengthened with continued practice.
In simplest terms, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a set of therapeutic techniques that helps you change your thoughts, which helps you change your feelings and your behaviors. The belief is that your thoughts lead to feelings, which usually lead to actions. So by going back to the source—the thought—and replacing a negative one with a positive one, or figuring out a new way to look at something, your feelings and behaviors will likely change as well.
Cognitive therapeutic techniques focus on retraining your mind to achieve a specific goal. Some common examples include:
As the name implies, behavioral therapeutic techniques specifically address the actions that result from negative or anxious thoughts and feelings. These might include:
These methods involve the clinician asking certain questions that help patients find their own internal reasons to become more open to change. Common motivational interviewing approaches include:
The comprehensive Controlling Your Gut Feelings program will help you (your child) turn goals into reality.
The program consists of 8 video lessons, which are simple, short, and digestible and range from 5 to 20 minutes in length. You (your child) can work through the lessons at his own pace as Dr. Lazarus directs him step by step.
No matter how you (your child) prefers to learn–computer, tablet, or phone–we have you covered with a program formatted for all your devices.
Fun and easy-to-understand and -complete homework assignments help reinforce the skills you (your child) learned from Dr. Lazarus and allows her to track the progress and celebrate the wins.