Types of Hypnotherapy

I facilitate non medical, client centered hypnotherapy.

The sessions are tailored to the client’s requirements, and the client is considered to be a co-therapist. In a suitably relaxed state the client’s ability to explore and heal is directed by the client themselves, and a wonderful sense of completion and release normally results.

The difference between the different hypnotherapy modalities is noticed in the way in which they seek to help and to deal with the clients needs. In the client centered system that I use and promote, the therapist is always sensitive to the clients requirements, history and belief system and uses these to structure the session for the client to achieve maximum levels of comfort, confidence interaction and change.

Analytical hypnotherapy works on the basis that every symptom has a cause, in the same way that the term ’cause-and-effect’ works in other areas of life. Analytical hypnotherapy looks at the root cause of the problem. This system is based on the findings of Milton Erickson and the Analytical Hypnotherapy techniques of Dr R D Longacre

Direct Suggestion hypnotherapy works on the symptom, seeking to relieve the symptom thereby giving the client a chance to change and heal as they see fit. This is an “old school” modality which is based on the founding principles of James Braid and James Esdaile. This is a very small part of hypnotherapy but because of entertaining stage shows, this is what most people associate hypnotherapy with.

Part Therapy hypnotherapy is an effective and simple tool similar Ego State Therapy that most main stream psychologists will be familiar with. The Parts that control the clients behaviours are addressed separately with the hypnotherapist acting as a mediator. The parts come to a successful resolution of the matter being addressed, and are then re-integrated in harmony with the client. This technique is based on the teachings of Charles Tebbetts and Roy Hunter.

Hypnotherapy can be used for: Stress management, Insomnia, Drug addictions, Phobias, Motivation, Mental and Emotional blocks, Childhood issues and abuse, Weight loss and most other situations where mental and emotional understanding affects physical performance.

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