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Hypnosis for Epilepsy

Clinical Hypnotherapy Can Help Treat Epilepsy

Hypnotherapy for Patients with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can be quite terrifying for the client. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that affects the brain. A seizure results in sudden, uncontrolled activity in the brain. Clinical hypnotherapy has been used to help people with epilepsy control their seizures and live better lives.

There are four main types of seizures:

  • 1) Grand Mal Seizures
  • Violent muscle contractions and a loss of consciousness
  • 2) Petit Mal Seizure
  • For a few seconds, you may blank out or stare into space during an absence seizure
  • 3) Absence Seizure
  • Hyperventilation can trigger these types of seizures.
  • 4) Atypical Seizures
  • Generalized onset seizures occur on both sides of the brain.

The Benefits of Clinical Hypnotherapy for Patients with Epilepsy

Clinical hypnotherapy is a treatment for patients with epilepsy that is becoming more popular. It is used to help treat seizures by identifying the triggers and coming up with strategies to minimize the number of seizures.

It has been found through research that after patients undergo clinical hypnotherapy treatments, they have an improved quality of life. Furthermore, they no longer need the same level of medication, if any at all.

Below is an account of a 21 year old client who underwent Clinical Hypnotherapy for specific Epileptic occurrences. It must be noted that each client is treated with a slightly different approach and technique to be determined during the consultation:

Session One:

Woman Age 21 with a history of epilepsy complains about aura, nervousness, jerking of major muscle groups in clusters, trembling and shaking. Also triggered reactions from stairs, snow, ice, sand on the beaches, lawn grass, uneven surfaces, children running nearby, or bicycles moving nearby, swimming, too much input, general stress, lack of sleep and general anxiety.

A slow induction for hypnosis, she went to a medium of depth and responded well to suggestions. In this first session, I gave her suggestions about her sleep and the reduction of twitching and jerking of the muscles while she slept. I also gave her suggestions for walking on grass which was tested after the session. Her mother was in attendance at this session.

The test on the grass showed a slight improvement from her usual walk.

Session Two:

The client went into deep somnambulism in this second session. We repeated and intensified suggestions about her sleeping, walking on grass, and walking up and down steps. After the session, she was able to negotiate test steps easily for ten repetitions and walking normally on a grass lawn for three minutes.

Is Hypnosis Effective for Controlling Seizures?

Over the last 20 years, there has been a huge growth in traditional and alternative methods for treating epileptic seizures. Even though seizure control can help, many people are looking for complementary therapies like hypnotherapy that don't have side effects. In addition, the medical community tries to find alternative ways to treat people with epilepsy so that they don't have to rely on traditional medicine for the rest of their lives.

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Hypnotherapy for Patients with Epilepsy

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William J. Van Camp CHT

William J. Van Camp is a Certified and Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with private practices in Silver Spring, Maryland and Ocean City, Maryland, and is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. He has studied with Scott Mc Fall, Kay Walkinshaw, Will and Kelli Goodey, James Ramey, and Kimberly Miles. Mr. Van Camp employs the methods of both Dave Elman and Milton Erickson, two of the American pioneers in hypnotherapy. Mr. Van Camp has been practicing for twenty-five years and has helped many clients to a whole and healthier life style.

"I'm no longer worried about what might happen in the future, or what has happened already..."

--WG, Maryland