Have you been diagnosed with conversion disorder? If so, hypnotherapy could help to provide the solution!
I’m sorry if you’re presently suffering from this strange and frightening phenomenon. I do understand how difficult it is to live with. I’ve used psychotherapy, allied with hypnotherapy, for conversion disorder in Reading, Oxford, London and elsewhere and I can say that hypnotherapy as a part of such a combination is great at releasing people from this distressing problem. You could be next. You really don’t have to fall into the trap of thinking that it has to last forever.
I’ve used hypnotherapy in Reading, Oxford, Wallingford, Thame and London in order to help people to regain their voices, sight, hearing or freedom of movement in an affected limb. I’ve helped teenagers with conversion disorder to recover their lives and to let go of that anxiety which caused the problem to begin with.
Many clients who approach me for help with their conversion disorder are international clients. Such clients, unless they choose to fly me out to their locations, are inevitably seen via zoom. During covid lockdowns I had to work on zoom and I have to say that I noticed no real reduction in efficacy through the use of this medium. So, if you’d like to see me but are too far away, Zoom could be the answer.
If you or a loved one suffer from conversion disorder and would like to be free of it then have a read and give me a call. I’ll be glad to help you.
What is conversion disorder?
I’ve spoken with a woman who unwittingly convinced herself to go deaf in one ear because she was sick and tired of a relative endlessly moaning over the telephone.
I’ve worked with people who have unwittingly turned themselves blind due to grief, anxiety or a simple unwillingness to attend school.
It’s not unknown for a child’s unconscious mind to cause them to go blind because it keeps them from going to school. School can be a terrifying place. The fact that teachers and peers are often unsympathetic to the symptoms of conversion disorder often cause sufferers to double down on the problem. After all, letting go of it would be an admission that they’d been faking it all along.
People who fear that they may say something hurtful can cause themselves to lose their voice. Singers suffering from excessive degrees of performance anxiety can do the same.
People who fear their own thoughts of violence against another person can even cause their limbs to experience paralysis in order that they are prevented from carrying out such actions.
It’s truly amazing how powerful the mind can be when the threat is perceived as being suitably significant.
What can hypnotherapy do to help?
It’s amazing, isn’t it!? Your brain is in charge of every cell in your body and yet, when you will that limb to move, that voice to sound, those eyes to see or that ear to hear nothing seems to happen.
Your brain is in charge of your body, that’s undeniably true, but there’s obviously a part of it which believes that the best solution to your problem is whatever form of conversion disorder you’re currently experiencing.
Conversion disorders work to avoid what is unwanted or to secure that which is desired. Those who feel unloved can find themselves bathed in attention as a result of their disorder. Those who wish to avoid a certain stimulus can likewise find that their symptoms free them from having to endure it any longer.
Conversion disorder can keep you away from school. It can secure the protection of a teaching assistant if you’d been bullied. It can keep hold of such support for as long as the problem persists. Letting go of it can feel impossible. What would life be like without it?
Helping clients to build confidence in their ability to make it without the help of a conversion disorder is key to helping them to set themselves free.
Others have been helped before. You could be the next person to be freed from the pain of a conversion disorder.
It’s often the result of a single or chronic trauma
As stated above, conversion disorders are a means of expressing a psychological stress through physical symptoms. Sometimes they achieve a certain goal. Sometimes they simply give the sufferer something else to focus their stress upon. It can be the last resort of a mind which sees nothing else to do.
You don’t have to put up with it, fearing that there’s nothing to be done.
Hypnotherapy can show you a way out
Hypnotherapy, in the hands of skilled and knowledgeable practitioner, can help you to access those parts of the brain which are responsible for the conversion disorder.
Hypnotherapy could help you to resolve whichever dilemma (e.g. ‘do I sing or do I escape the imagined ordeal through losing my voice?’) using different techniques and approaches. By tackling both symptom and cause you could be helped to let go of the problem, once and for all.
Why come to see me for your Conversion Disorder?
Being UKCP registered means that you can have confidence in the quality of my training. My prior experience with this condition means that I am more able to help than are those who have none.
Having a good degree of training means that I’ll help you to resolved both cause and symptom. If I, like others, focused on the symptom alone, it’s likely to come back or to change into another form of this disorder.
Being a warm, empathetic and professional therapist means that I have the personal qualities necessary to offer therapy of a reliably high quality.
Give me a call and find out for yourself. You could call me on 01183 280284 / 01865 600970 / 020 7193 9331 or 07786 123736. Alternatively you could email me at email@example.com or contact me using the form at the foot of this page.
If you’re here because your son or daughter suffers from conversion disorder then please bear in mind that I am also a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor. You can read more of my work with the under 18s here.
You can be rid of this problem and I hope to be the one to help you. If you live in or around Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford or Thame then I look forward to hearing from you.