What approaches are used?
Different problems need different
solutions, and I have a wide range of tools at my disposal
to benefit the vast majority of clients. Indeed the only
people who cannot benefit from hypnotherapy in some way are
the mentally handicapped, those suffering from certain
conditions such as schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder, and
those who for one reason or another simply refuse to
Put simply, hypno-psychotherapy, also referred to as analytical or regression therapy accesses and deals with problems rooted in the past, NLP and CBT techniques can deal with problems in the present emotional state, and NLP, solution focussed therapy and mind coaching present solutions for future change. I would normally use a seamless combination of all these approaches during a course of therapy.
"Every person's map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint. There are no two people alike. No two people who understand the same sentence the same way... So in dealing with people, you try not to fit them to your concept of what they should be."
Milton H Erickson MD, Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist
Solution focussed hypnotherapy
Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy, commonly called "Suggestion therapy", works well with the simpler problems such as smoking, nail-biting, exam stress, (some) weight problems, confidence and memory boosting, sports performance, public speaking and fear of flying.
It normally takes just one to four sessions.
A personalised recording (MP3 or CD) is made for you, which will aid you in achieving the desired changes rapidly.
Briefly, this therapy finds the root cause of the problem or the symptom and removes it, the doctrine of “Cause and Effect”. Hypno-psychotherapy reveals the cause and subsequently removes the symptoms. You realise where your problem or symptom comes from, and with that realisation comes the cure from within yourself.
The moment of liberating enlightenment may come usually around session six. However, there are normally 6-10 sessions required in this therapy and the release, in all probability, will occur during that time. The first consultation is concerned with identifying your symptoms and planning a course of treatment.
Clients interested in analytical therapy are entitled to a free introductory session (40 minutes) during which the process is explained thoroughly by your therapist. This is entirely without obligation.
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP is a set of therapeutic techniques which we can use to change thought patterns and behaviours. It has its origins in the study of the world's most effective therapists, including gestalt therapist Fritz Perls, the innovative family therapist Virginia Satir and in particular the father of modern hypnotherapy, psychiatrist Dr Milton H Erickson. Commonalities and differences were found amongst these great people changers and the secrets of the language patterns and thought patterns they used were distilled. What came out of these studies was in my opinion, a set of tools from which change can occur more quickly and easily than ever thought possible.
The field of NLP has gone beyond these initial accomplishments to study the patterns, behaviours and beliefs of successful business people and those with rewarding relationships - of people that maintain their correct weight easily and of incredibly persuasive people. What NLP has found is that people that succeed all use the same kind of techniques to communicate with themselves and others! They have the same "mental tool set" that we all have, they just use them in different ways.
NLP makes use of this "communication with yourself" to help you make change more easily, to get what you want. An NLP Master Practitioner can help you to use this power to the benefit of yourself and others.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we
act (behaviour), how we feel (emotion) and what is
happening in our bodies (physiology) all interact
together. Specifically, our thoughts strongly influence
our feelings and our behaviour; therefore unhelpful,
negative and unrealistic thoughts can be a major source of
NLP Mind Coaching
Coaching is not therapy, but is mentioned here because a course of therapy usually incorporates some coaching, as the client becomes free of the past and empowered in the present, it is only natural to extrapolate the process into future goals.
Which therapy is right for me?
I can advise you on which is the most appropriate course of therapy for your needs. Call me on 021 487 6072 or email me.