People recovering from relationships with narcissists might think they’ve already been hypnotized - by their former partners. Once they realize the need to come out of their trance, or actually achieve separation from the narcissistic individual, there’s a lot of healing that needs to be done.
Narcissistic abuse occurs when a person who exhibits qualities of that disorder inflicts their self-centeredness, lack of empathy, manipulation, and other acts of neglect and cruelty upon a family member, romantic partner, employee, or friend. Being involved with a narcissist can result in a variety of difficulties, and the longer the exposure to the abusive behavior, the more extensive the damage can be.
This article from Simply Psychology provides details about the effects narcissistic relationships can have on a person in elegantly simple language. Among the effects the author lists are:
Although victims deserve all the support that is possible to offer them, it would be unfair to neglect the need narcissists have for treatment, as well. In many cases, their behavior is born from abuse they may have suffered as children, from narcissistic caretakers and family members. The narcissists that victimize others, sadly, are likely to be victims as well.
Hypnotherapy offers the victims of narcissistic abuse hope, because it allows them to get beyond superficial conversation about the relationship and the issues. Some victims of narcissistic abuse find it difficult, if not impossible, to extricate themselves from the relationship. Often, the narcissistic partner uses gaslighting and domination through manipulation to such a great degree, the victim’s ego is almost totally broken down.
The narcissist can literally “program” the victim to believe s/he is hopeless, worthless, no good at anything, unattractive, stupid, and a variety of other things that, if they were true, would make the narcissist look good. The psychic injuries inflicted are also likely to reopen childhood wounds, compounding situations that are, on their own, difficult to work with through talk therapy techniques.
Hypnotherapy lets the client open the channel between the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind, so that the client can recover from these experiences. Once the client is in a light trance state, the hypnotherapist assists the client in getting to the emotions underneath the “story,” and to express them. As the emotions arise, it becomes easier to connect them with times in the past when similar feelings came up, often as the result of similar relationships and situations.
The client expresses the emotions, identifies the old ways of thinking that were programmed, either by the narcissistic relationship or an earlier situation, and is encouraged to change them. This is deep, effective healing that can assist clients in recovering from the harmful effects of narcissistic abuse.
While hypnotherapy is a powerful tool, you don’t need to spend years, or your entire retirement fund, to learn how to do it. You can learn how to use hypnotherapy in less than a week, and become certified within a very short period of time.
The Six Day Hypnotherapy Training and Certification Program at The Wellness Institute is an online course with live teachers and real time interaction with your fellow participants. You’ll learn how to use hypnotherapy to help clients to heal from the effects of narcissistic abuse and more. From the comfort of your office or home, you’ll not only learn hypnotherapy - you’ll experience it for yourself.
The Six Day Hypnotherapy Training and Certification Program gives you the opportunity to experience your own healing as you conduct practice sessions with your colleagues. Each participant gets two turns at being therapist, observer, and client within the six days. Through age regression, you’ll discover ways to heal your own wounds, whether they arose from exposure to narcissistic behavior or other issues such as codependency, addiction, sexual abuse, eating disorders, or grief.
The Wellness Institute has been training Heart-Centered Hypnotherapists, who combine evidence-based clinical skills with psycho spiritual awareness to administer a healing modality that accelerates the progress of therapy patients and leads them toward wholeness, for decades.
Many of our students benefit so much from the Six Day Hypnotherapy Training and Certification Program, they move on to our Advanced Trainings. The decades-long experience of The Wellness Institute has led to the development of programs that foster the clinical and personal growth of participants for as many years as they choose to continue their development.
The Institute also offers an Introduction to Hypnosis course, that will allow you to learn how to induce and manage trance states, offer hypnotic suggestions, and help clients work toward modifying their behavior. This two-day course is ideal for practitioners of all kinds who want to help clients reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, and become motivated toward a healthier lifestyle.
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