Hypnotherapy for Military Personnel
When our nation is at war and during times of peace, military personnel from all branches (including the Army, National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp, and Space Force) play a critical role in protecting and serving our country by participating in various forms of support: military operations, combat or training operations, humanitarian and disaster relief efforts, and security at embassies.
Too infrequently do we hear about the mental, physical, and emotional needs of those in active duty. The brave men and women who put their lives on the line day and night during training, missions at home or tours of duty abroad, are expected to carry out their responsibilities impeccably and are not encouraged to seek help if they are in need. This is true for enlisted personnel, officers, and reservists.
Being away from their family, friends, and communities for long stretches of time can contribute to their feelings of sadness, loss, loneliness, and alienation, contributing to their needs for counseling of one form or another to restore their mental, emotional, or physical health.
It should come as no surprise that without therapy, the ongoing dangers and trauma (PTSD) that these service men and women endure can seriously impair their ability to perform at their best, and to maintain strong, healthy relationships with other soldiers, as well as their families, friends, and colleagues when they return home.
Hypnosis Can Help You
- Heal Emotional Pain
- Recover from Trauma
- Improve Your Mood
- Bolster Self-Esteem
- Avoid Second Guessing Yourself
- Make Decisions with Confidence
- Sharpen Focus
- Sustain Concentration
- Manage Panic Attacks
- Calm Anxiety and Fears
I am Ellen R. Coleman, a former university prof in private practice for 20 years as a certified hypnotherapist and self-help coach. Specialties include managing stress, calming anxiety and overcoming trauma. Emergency sessions are conducted virtually and, when safe, in my office in West Los Angeles, CA.
Hypnotherapy for Military Personnel
Therapists for military personnel, many of whom have themselves served in the military, know all too well the negative effects on the body and mind that result from ignoring the signs that treatment for mental, emotional, or physical conditions is needed.
Hypnotherapy for members of the military offers very effective treatment to enable them to regain their mental acuity and their emotional strength. Trained in the use of clinical hypnosis, the ones who cater to these self-less men and women help them calm their negative emotions like fear, anxiety, anger, and excessive worry. Using hypnotic techniques, they can teach them techniques to relax, de-stress, and regain their self-confidence, clarity, and focus, all necessary for making critical split-second decisions on the job.
Unfortunately, many of the veterans who have served our country at home or abroad, now suffer from mental disabilities (like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and physical disabilities, like the loss of limbs. These conditions make their return to civilian life difficult, to say the least.
Gaining acceptance from their spouses, children, friends, and relatives for the person they are now is challenging. For many, finding work to supplement their limited military pensions is nearly impossible. As a result, many suffer a severe loss self-respect, self-esteem, and a sense of self-worth. They become deeply depressed, turning to alcohol or drug use to try to cope, but end up with serious addiction problems. Too many (try to) commit suicide as their only way out. How tragic!
One of the few positive outcomes from the Covid-19 pandemic has been the open acknowledgement that mental health issues are far more widespread throughout society, no matter one’s race, color, gender, political views, sexual orientation, education, or religious affiliation. The need for more educated and trained mental health care workers (e.g. psychiatric social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, clinical psychologists, hypnotherapists and mental health counsellors) has grown tremendously.
Another positive outcome from the pandemic is greater availability and acceptance of telehealth, which includes online treatment for mental and emotional problems using platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype.
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