What It Is
Hypnosis is a very effective way for you to relax and have a break from your inner self- critic. It puts you into a frame of mind where you can comfortably relax and look inward at the resources located underneath your critical conscious mind. Hypnosis can be used to generate new future oriented outcomes, and can be used to reveal currently held beliefs and ideas that are going on unidentified. Hypnosis is also used to go back to points in time where deeper memories and reactions have been learned and stored.
Frankly, hypnosis carries with it baggage from the entertainment world. Through television and now the internet “stage hypnosis” has been seen by many people, and it is from these images judgments have been made. In reality, it is true “stage hypnosis” does exist and when done well it is brilliant and entertaining to watch.
However, there is another form of hypnosis that exists and it is not about entertainment it is about healing and health. It has a long and rewarding career, one which is not shown on television or at parties. Its many forms are applied in medical and therapeutic settings and also used for forensic investigations.
One of the leading practitioners of therapeutic hypnosis is Milton Erickson. His easy going conversational hypnosis was, and still is, considered ground breaking. Ericksonian hypnosis assumes that each and every person is more resourceful than they realize. It maintains a positive point of view that you have valuable skills and strengths hidden deep within and well beyond the conscious level of your mind. Through hypnosis you are able to reach into your subconscious to connect with these powerful and natural resources.
Therapeutic hypnosis places you in a relaxed state which allows your subconscious and the conscious parts of your mind to work close together at the same time. When this happens, you able to address and use heightened levels of concentration enabling you to generate many more options than you ever thought possible.
Most people are truly surprised at how many new choices and insights open up for them. For this reason, hypnosis is often thought of as a “breakthrough therapy” and is used in various clinical and therapeutic setting.
I apply Ericksonian conversational hypnosis as an effective way to facilitate your conscious logical and critical mind to work more in harmony with your more resourceful and creative parts of your mind. When this happens your conscious and subconscious work together in a more unified manner to provide you with more options an answers to help you overcome any personal issues you are facing.
You will find my hypnosis sessions non-threatening and relaxed. As well, it is a place where you can also learn how to use methods of self- hypnosis and how to use it whenever necessary. As much as conversational hypnosis is an effective treatment method, it may not be suited to every one. In such cases I am able to use more direct hypnotic methods to help you relax and focus comfortably. I can also work with you just as well without hypnosis.
I am a fully trained and accredited Ericksonian counselling hypnotherapist. My hypnosis methods are also informed and influenced by the work of Michael White – Narrative Therapy, Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley- Coherence Therapy , Roy Hunter – Parts and Regression Therapy, Melissa Tiers – Neurological Plasticity and Ken Wilber – Integrative Life Practice.