A woman came to my office today with a request for help with constant ringing in her ears (tinnitus). The problem has existed for almost a year. She sought out the usual medical evaluations with frustrating results. Her visit with a medical specialist resulted in an emotional burden. Not only was no solution offered but she was told that the cause was her age and the treatment was to learn to live with it. She said it felt like a ton of bricks was placed on her shoulders that day. For her it was a day that hope was taken away.
With suggestions of friends and family, she found her way to my office, still looking for hope. And that is where the power of hypnosis becomes so exciting.
Today, in hypnosis, she learned that she can increase and decrease the ringing sound. She can adjust the volume, the intensity, and the distance from which she perceives the sound. She even learned a way that she can potentially turn it off. And what she really found today was hope. Hope that she can again enjoy quietly reading a book or sitting on her back porch listening to the birds. Hope that she can change the way her body responds by using the power within her mind. She discovered an ability within herself that she did not know existed. This has been an incredible day.