What is Advanced Hypnotherapy?
In my professional practice I constantly come across the confusion between hypnosis, self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy that I practice.
In order to understand what advanced hypnotherapy is, we first need to understand the concept of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is just using hypnotic induction to alleviate or solve patient’s psychological problems.
Hypnosis is a mental state in which hypnotic subjects (patients) are fully awake but with a marked decrease in their peripheral awareness. At the same time the levels of mental concentration are heightened to unprecedented levels.
In simple terms, under hypnosis, the patient is very relaxed – to the point that they are able to ‘switch off’ the always present clatter that surrounds us – but at the same time far more focused than in normal conditions. This focus is directed inwards and opens the path to their subconscious mind. In this state, a person is very susceptible to suggestions but, contrary to the popular belief, they are in full mental capacity to reject a suggestion that they deem harmful.
Hypnotherapy utilizes this openness of a hypnotised mind to inject positive suggestions directly into the patient’s subconscious. This might be done by a trained hypnotherapist or in the form of self-hypnosis through listening to pre-recorded messages.
Suggestive hypnosis is effective in many cases – especially if the task of the hypnotherapist is to alter the client’s limiting beliefs or harmful convictions. One example of an area where suggestive hypnosis is known to produce good results is curing people from simple phobias (such as fear of spiders) providing that there is no underlying psychological trauma at the root of the problem.
Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy is a more complex form of hypnotherapy which allows the hypnotherapist to access the patient’s subconscious and regress them to access buried memories of past events that lie at the root of current problems.
In my practice I have helped many patients overcome various psychological problems. I specialise in the following areas:
- Love and relationships
- Sexual problems
- Body image problems and weight issues
- Stopping smoking
- Anxiety and phobias
- Stage fright and public speaking
If you would like to speak to me about whether Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy is right for you, feel free to contact me.