Does your tinnitus make you feel out of control? Do you often avoid going out because of your tinnitus? Have you tried various medical treatments and not reduced your symptoms?

Tinnitus

Does your tinnitus make you feel out of control? Do you often avoid going out because of your tinnitus? Have you tried various medical treatments and not reduced your symptoms?

How hypnotherapy works as a tinnitus therapy

The most comprehensive work on tinnitus and hypnotherapy has been conducted by Dr Kevin Hogan. Dr Hogan, also a previous sufferer of tinnitus found in his research that most people with tinnitus experiences stress, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and or emotional problems BEFORE the onset of their tinnitus. All of which are highly treatable by hypnotherapy.

Dr Hogan released research papers in 1995 & 1996 which concluded that hypnosis and other cognitive therapies like biofeedback are the most likely road to success for tinnitus sufferers.
He explains that the emotional “charge” must be desensitized or diffused from the associations so that the person has a better opportunity for improvement. Once the emotional clusters have been removed, the hypnotherapist guides the client’s unconscious mind to focus on stimuli other than the noise.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus, similar to obesity has a multitude of causes and a multitude of reinforcers holding sometimes multiple noises in place.

Parts Therapy is often effective in firstly determining which part of the brain and/or mind is “maintaining” the noise of tinnitus. The hypnotherapist then negotiates with that part to explain why the noise is being maintained. Dr Hogan found that:

Quite often it comes up in therapy that the noise is a signal or a perceived metaphor of a signal to the conscious mind. Often it is a message to begin to listen to the self or others or to make a major life change, often work related. Frequently, when the part is satisfied that the message can get “through” without the noise, the part happily gives up it’s “job” and rests.

Hypnosis is not a cure for tinnitus. Hypnosis is an extremely affordable and very helpful therapy for reducing or eliminating the noise and/or the emotional impact of tinnitus. Depending on the cause of the tinnitus and the psychological status of the individual, hypnosis will generally surprise the client with it’s seemingly amazing results.
 Dr Kevin Hogan

Further Studies

Ericksonian hypnosis was used to treat tinnitus through the following steps: evaluation of the impact of tinnitus on the patient’s life and an explanation of hypnosis therapy, relaxation and mental imaging, teaching patients how to modulate sound intensity, and how to modulate tinnitus intensity. Patients also learnt self-hypnosis.
68% of patients showed some benefit for their tinnitus 3 months after completing their hypnosis.
A longitudinal study of patients using a self hypnosis tape. After just one session of hypnotherapy was introduced, 69% cited improvement, regardless of the perceived cause of their tinnitus. 
G. Brattberg. Sandvikens Hospital, Sweden. 

 “The hypnotherapeutic tapes and self hypnosis that I practice succeeded beyond my wildest dreams…the noise never bothered me again

Dr Kevin Hogan
Tinnitus

Note: We will only commence a hypnotherapy treatment for tinnitus if you are under the care of a medical practitioner for your tinnitus. This requirement is in place because you need to rule out all other physical causes of the tinnitus before seeking other treatments. Please also ensure that your doctor agrees hypnotherapy is appropriate for your specific condition. 

DISCLAIMER: Our services do not constitute medical care, psychotherapy or psychological advice. The results described on this site, including testimonials, represent the ideal outcome and might not be achieved by every client. Your results will depend on your motivation to change, responsiveness to hypnosis, past history and other factors.