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How One Woman Relieved Her Own Grief Through Hypnosis

Screen grab from Kristin Rivas' TED Talk

Kristin Rivas was newly married and only 21 when she started having non-neurological seizures. For months, she pursued a diagnosis as her symptoms worsened, but no doctor had an answer.

Rivas had reached her emotional limit; Having upwards of 9 seizures a day she had taken to wearing a helmet, using a wheelchair or cane and removed herself from college. It was then that she was finally diagnosed with traumatic grief. 

Rivas tells Gabriel Spitzer about her road to recovery, how hypnotherapy saved her and why she decided to become a practicing hypnotherapist herself.