Here in this article I will give a definition and explain each of the different tools available to a clinical hypnotherapist while conducting a hypnosis therapy session.
Definition: Hypnosis is a very effective method of treatment.
It is a state of altered consciousness with increased and heightened awareness, which is often accompanied by deep relaxation; this in itself can be beneficial.
Contrary to popular belief it does not involve becoming unconscious and has nothing to do with sleep.
Hypnosis cannot be forced upon people, but it is a state which people allow themselves to enter.
It is important to understand that, during hypnosis, people cannot be forced to do things that they would choose not to do.
Hypnosis or “trance” as it is often referred to is similar to the experience of day dreaming.
When you lose a sense of time and may without thought continue a task that routinely requires concentration…
such as driving from one place to another but not actually remembering the journey.
This is an example of an altered state of consciousness that we experience every day of our lives.
Definition: Psychology is the study of human behaviour.
It seeks to look at the motivational drives within an individual and offer an explanation to the behaviour that is demonstrated.
Psychotherapy is the use and application of psychological knowledge to help people understand themselves…
and begin to make appropriate changes, or to be comfortable with who they are.
Psychotherapy has several different theoretical models that have developed over time, the most commonly known being psycho-analysis.
The therapy that I practice uses some of the best ideas from these differing schools of thought in order to help people achieve not only a rapid rate of improvement but also a lasting one.
It has its basis in a cognitive – analytical model that seeks to look at the process behind thought, and understand how it has developed…
and of course how to change negative thought processes into positive ones.
Definition: Hypnoanalysis is the practice of psychotherapy with applied hypnosis being the primary approach.
The National Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist Register, is the lead body for the provision of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy in the Ireland…
it recognizes the practice of hypno-analysis.
Both hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis utilize hypnosis in a therapeutic form…
however an individual that only practices as a hypnotherapist may not have undertaken training in psycho-therapeutic theory and practice (Psychotherapy).