As one enters the later years of their life, in most instances sixty-five years old and beyond, a new and different transition period begins for the individual. People find themselves in the position of formulating a new self-perception. Things that can be true, are that the individual may find him or herself moving from full time employment, to part time employment, or actual retirement.
Likewise, the person may experience changes in the status of their health, which they are not accustomed to, as the aging process begins to accelerate slightly. A decrease in ones degree of independence can become an issue. The changes in employment status, a possible instability regarding health, questioning ones self-worth and decreased independence can all be anxiety producing for the senior.
Hypnosis can help significantly with many of the issues mentioned above by reducing anxiety, increasing relaxation and helping produce a needed sense of security.