I was wondering if I could be hypnotized to focus better. I think about the past a lot and I do try hard to focus on the present but it’s hard. Sometimes I try to focus on my breathing and painful thoughts still pop into my head. I could have tried harder not to get to this point-I admit. I have been thinking about the same problems for a long time. But whenever I try to focus on the present the thoughts pop up. Also, when I successfully go without thinking about my past I have dreams about it every night. So it feels like I just can’t get it out of my head. I guess it’s flashbacks but it’s partially my own fault for not trying harder to suppress it and thinking constantly about it and then deciding eventually that I don’t want to. I would ruminate obsessively about what happened and eventually I decided “I’m done thinking about it” but the thoughts would still pop up. I felt like I was stuck with them. Maybe if I make new, happier memories this phenomenon would just go away on its own. But that’s easier said than done when life keeps throwing curveballs at me that make it hard to make amazing memories. My current life doesn’t suck, but it’s always SOMETHING. In my circumstances I should feel happy but I often don’t-I just feel indifferent or apathetic. It feels like I can’t control myself even when I try to focus on the present of my surroundings-I just end up having my memories flash around in my mind or I have nightmares and dreams about those memories. Will hypnosis work to help me focus better? Or any other methods?