As we go through life, we are going to experience both good and bad things. Often, the bad things, such as a divorce, seem like they completely outweigh all of the good things in our lives, and many people have extreme difficulties getting past their divorces.

Unfortunately, divorce is often a part of life, and not all marriages are going to lead to happily ever after. But, it doesn’t have to be the end of life as you know it. In fact, a divorce can be the start of a whole new life, one where you make your own choices and stand on your own two feet.

In order to get to this point after a divorce, many people find that they need outside help, in the form of various types of therapy. One therapy that is becoming increasingly popular for people who are dealing with divorce is hypnotherapy.

There are several ways hypnotherapy can help people, and many find that not only are they able to process their divorces more easily, but that hypnotherapy also helps in other areas of their lives. Today, we are going to look at the benefits of hypnotherapy for people who are going through a divorce.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Have you ever been to a hypnotist show and watched people do things they would never do if they were not under hypnosis? This is basically the same thing as hypnotherapy, sans the crazy and silly stunts.

“A hypnotherapy session involves the therapist putting the patient into a hypnotic state, which is a state of sleep where the person is technically asleep but responsive to suggestions from the therapist. This therapy helps patients to feel more relaxed, have better concentration, and helps them to have a heightened sense of awareness,” says Kaya Wittenburg, past regression specialist at Past Life Regression QHHT.

Hypnotherapy is often used alongside psychotherapy because it helps patients to relax, and they are better able to explore their painful memories that are holding them back from being happy in their current lives. Many divorce counselors use hypnotherapy with their clients to help them get over the trauma of their breakup, abusive relationships, etc.


One thing that to keep in mind is that if you think hypnotherapy is going to help you to forget all about your ex and the relationship, forget it. Yes, hypnotherapy is a wonderful thing, and it can be used to help you get over your relationship and move forward with your life. But, nothing will ever make you forget about it all together. Your memories will always be with you. Hypnotherapy is just going to help you learn how to deal with these memories so they are not nearly as painful.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

There are several benefits of hypnotherapy for anyone experiencing difficulty in their life, such as a divorce. For instance, if you have been with your partner for a long time, you may have a fear of being on your own and meeting new people. Hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fears and make it easier for you to move on. Other benefits of hypnotherapy when you are going through a divorce include:

  • Getting out of a rut. You are probably still stuck in your old habits from when you were married because those habits have been programmed into your brain over the years. Hypnotherapy can help you to get out of that rut and start learning new habits. Once you get into a new routine, you will find it easier to get out and do more new things.
  • Learning to relax. A divorce can be a really stressful experience, and now, more than ever, learning how to relax will be helpful. Hypnotherapy aids in releasing stress, lowering blood pressure, increasing energy, and helping to get you into a better mood. The more you can relax and not stress about the divorce, the easier it is going to be to move forward.
  • Feeling better physically. Divorce can take a heavy toll on a person, not only on their emotions but also on their body. Your subconscious mind can do much to help heal your body, from weight loss to boosting your immunity to getting you more physical — even if you are too depressed to get out of bed. Hypnotherapy can help your subconscious mind help your body.
  • Dealing with past trauma. It may be that you have gone through significant trauma in your life and in your marriage. In fact, it may be that you are leaving an abusive relationship. Hypnotherapy is often used to help people deal with their past traumas and give them a new sense of peace, both with themselves and with the world.

About the Author: Jane Hurst is a content manager from San Francisco. She is a business writer and writing coach. Find Jane on Twitter.