Tinnitus Retraining Therapy CBT , Mindfulness and
Hypnosis For Tinnitus
Adults & Children
Looking for a lasting Tinnitus Treatment to improve the quality of your life? Then look no further. I have like many of you suffered a distressing and disturbing ringing in the ears which occurs most frequently when all around is quiet. So I am fully aware of the upset that tinnitus can cause. To help me mange this I use a very effective combination of mindfulness, and self hypnosis and I can teach you how to manage it too. Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness. It is a symptom within your own hearing pathway. Although it is often assumed that tinnitus occurs as a result of disease of the ears, this is often not the case. The exact cause of tinnitus is still not fully understood.
Often referred to as ‘ringing in the ears’. It is most commonly experienced as a high pitched noise sometimes having a mechanical, electrical or musical quality. Some people also report that they feel as though they can hear speaking voices although they cannot distinguish the words being said.
Experiences of tinnitus are very common in all age groups, especially following exposure to loud noise. However, it is unusual for it to be a major problem. There is a widely held belief that tinnitus is confined to the elderly, but studies have shown that it can occur at any age, even in young children. Around 7% of children are thought to suffer some form of tinnitus. Mild tinnitus is common ‑ about 10 per cent of the population have it all the time. In up to one per cent of adults this may affect the quality of their life.
In the first instance see your doctor if you think you might have tinnitus so that he can rule out any physical cause that might be treatable.
Hypnotherapy Tinnitus Treatment
Studies have shown that, even without any ‘treatment’, the noises often disappear. Or at least diminish in the most cases. The brain loses interest in the noises after a while. This process is called ‘habituation’ and it can take months or years. Tinnitus can be emotionally distressing for many people. This maybe due to not understanding the cause or why it happened to you. Worries about the long term out come of tinnitus can make you anxious. There is sometimes a feeling in people of not being taken seriously by the medical profession. Sometimes being told ‘It is not serious, there is no cure, and you have to learn to live with it’. It can be argued that this is, to a degree true. For most people there is not a serious underlying medical condition and you can learn to stop paying attention to the tinnitus noises. The same way that you ignore all the other ‘predictable’ noises of daily life. But, it is important to see your GP first. Remember that tinnitus is a real but random signal, which the brain has previously learned to ignore. It has now emerged for reasons that you, as a sufferer, may or may not know. Tinnitus treatment at Chester Hypnotherapist includes Hypnotherapy for tinnitus used with Cognitive therapy ( CBT ) and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Tinnitus Treatment consists of a relearning process that will again take away your awareness of the tinnitus signal. You ‘learn to live without it’. Tinnitus is like any sound. It is not the source of the sound that is important, but your interpretation of it voices, music, alarms, background noise and so forth. Your reaction to these sounds is more dependent on your frame of mind and the way you think about them than the actual sound itself. Which is why tinnitus sufferers report their tinnitus is worse when anxious stressed. Tinnitus can affect sleep leading to more anxiety, irritability, loss of concentration and even depression.
Using a powerful combination of treatments for Tinnitus I enable you to retrain your mind so that you can learn to significantly turn down the volume on the noises. In some instances remove them altogether. I am a specialist mental health nurse experienced and trained in CBT and Hypnosis. I combine Hypnotherapy, CBT and Mindfulness into a unique tinnitus treatment for helping you to forget about your tinnitus.
For further information on Tinnitus please visit http://www.tinnitus.org.uk