Manage Tinnitus with Hypnotherapy
Tinnitus is the experience of hearing a sound in the absence of any external source. These sounds may have a ringing, whooshing, humming, whistling or hissing quality, and they may be continuous or transient. This is a very common problem and is reported in all age groups, even young children. About 30% of people will experience tinnitus at some point in their lives but the number of people who live with it persistently is approximately 10% of the population.
For some people, tinnitus is just a mild irritant or distraction. For others, especially those with severe and persistent symptoms, it can be extremely distressing and debilitating. Such cases are often associated with insomnia, social withdrawal, poor concentration, anxiety and depression.
If you have tinnitus but haven’t yet consulted your GP, this should be your first step. It is rarely an indication of a serious disorder but your doctor can check this for you and rule out any underlying medical factors. If your symptoms are only mild, The British Tinnitus Association provides some helpful self-help advice that can make a real difference. However, such measures don’t work for everyone and for those sufferers who have severe or debilitating symptoms, their lives can be significantly improved by effective therapy.
I am a professional member of The British Tinnitus Association and I have specialised training in helping clients to reduce and manage their symptoms. I use a combined approach that integrates advanced hypnotherapy, relaxation techniques (including self-hypnosis, meditation and breath work), mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy into a highly effective support programme. My therapeutic programme does not simply focus on your hearing symptom, but also addresses any underlying stresses and emotional factors, along with any associated co-occurring anxiety, low mood and sleep problems. If you are suffering with tinnitus, you don’t have to put up with it any more.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to book an initial consultation, please get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.