Just as each person is a unique individual, so we believe that therapy should be tailored to the specific needs of each individual client. In order to achieve this hypno-psychotherapy integrates techniques from many different schools of thought, instead of trying to make the client ‘fit’ one particular style of therapy. The use of hypnotherapy also enables direct communication with the unconscious mind, so that change may occur in a shorter time frame than other traditional talking therapies alone.
A hypnotic state occurs naturally in everyone when certain psychological and physiological conditions are met, and with the assistance of a skilled hypnotherapist it is possible to use this state to make deep and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Realistically no-one can be hypnotised against their will, and clients remain in full control at all times. Even when hypnotised a person is able to reject any suggestion they wish, and so hypnotherapy is a state of purposeful co-operation.
“Hypno-psychotherapist” is the term used to distinguish hypnotherapists trained at masters level. Hypno-psychotherapists are trained in psychotherapy as well as hypnosis, and as a result are able to utilise talking therapy as well as hypnosis in hypnotherapy treatments. What distinguishes hypno-psychotherapy is that it draws on the unique subconscious of the client, to use and enhance the resources that the client already has, and so does not follow a prescribed script for everyone.
It is important you choose the right therapist for you, and it is as equally important to make sure the therapist you choose is adequately trained. It is best to check that any therapist you are considering is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), as this means that they will have completed certain training requirements, and met the standards of the Professional Standards Authority.