Hypnotherapy Techniques

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Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is where the hypnotherapist teaches clients to use a deep relaxation state to address issues. Issues such as smoking cessation, weight loss, pain relief and self-improvement are just a few ways that clinical hypnosis can help.

Clinical hypnosis should only be made in consultation with a qualified hypnotherapist who has been trained in the use and limitations of clinical hypnosis.

For a complete list of Clinical Hypnosis treatments, please click on this link: CLINICAL HYPNOSIS TREATMENTS


Parts Therapy

“Parts Therapy” is a hypnosis technique that is used by the hypnotherapist to resolve inner conflict in clients.

The hypnotherapist uses “Parts Therapy” to talk to the inner part of their client that wants change, as well as the inner part that opposes/stops the change. The hypnotherapist then facilitates the negotiation between the two conflicting parts until a resolution is found that best benefits the client as a whole person.


Resource Therapy

Resource therapy is a parts-based psychodynamic approach to therapy and is used to treat various behavioural and cognitive problems within a person.

It uses techniques that are common in group and family therapy, but with an individual client, to resolve conflicts that manifest in a “family of self” within a single individual

Resource therapy identifies and names facets of a patient’s personality. The therapist uses various psychotherapeutic techniques to achieve a kind of integration or internal diplomacy.  

Resource therapy may use hypnosis, but is not necessarily required to do so, employing a conversational technique instead. However, hypnosis and Resource therapy has been able to resolve complex psychodynamic problems relatively quickly.


Time Line Therapy

Time Line Therapy is a powerful therapeutic process that has evolved from hypnosis and NLP, developed by Tad James, PhD in the 1980s.

It was developed by applying a therapeutic process to the concept that we store our memories in a linear manner in an internal memory storage system.

It provides one of the most powerful processes and techniques for personal change and growth in hypnotherapy.

It facilitates the elimination of the painful emotions attached to memories or events in the past. As well as also focusing on what we can learn from those events, then using what we learn as a resource for the future.


Affect Bridge Therapy

This is a hypnotherapy technique whereby a client is moved (from an experience perspective) from the present to a past incident that needs to be address. The bridge is accomplished by an emotion that is common to both the present and past.

The current affect/emotion is vivified and all other aspects of the present experience hypnotically removed. The client is then asked to return to some earlier experience during which the affect/emotion was felt and to relive that associated event.

This technique generally achieves significant therapeutic change in a comparatively short period of time. However, there are instances where this “Affect Bridge” technique needs to be used more than once with a client as there may be numerous past events that need addressing.


Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is a client-centered approach in hypnotherapy that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience, not by looking back into the past, but by bringing the past into the present.

Gestalt therapy emphasizes that to alleviate unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time.

Therefore clients are encouraged to experience past situations, perhaps through mental re-enactment, to learn to become more aware of how their own negative thought patterns and behaviors have been and are blocking their true self-awareness and making them unhappy.

By building self-awareness, gestalt therapy helps clients better understand themselves and how the choices they make affect their health and their relationships.

With this self-knowledge, clients begin to understand how their emotional and physical selves are connected and develop more self-confidence to start living a fuller life and more effectively deal with problems.


Inner Child Therapy

No matter what age we are, inside all of us we have an ‘inner child’. Depending on how ‘our child’ is feeling our behaviour and emotions will be reflected in our adult selves.

Inner child hypnosis uses a variety of tools and techniques to access, communicate with, calm, and heal a client’s inner child.

Hypnotherapy to heal the inner child can create positive changes in the adult who seeks greater self-worth and self-acceptance. It can help them to overcome self-sabotaging behavior that their inner child learned in order to cope with dysfunctionality.

The client meets their inner child in what we call a hypnodrama, they return in their mind to damaging childhood events, but this time with the knowledge of an adult. Who intervenes in healthy ways to stand up against the abuser, while soothing and protecting the child. Allowing the client to reframe their understanding of the past event with their hypnotherapist, removing self blame and freeing themselves from the learned coping behaviors they have used