Hypnosis treatments and therapy methods at a glance
The hypnotic trance is a state in which an appeal is made directly to our subconscious. The person under hypnosis is on a level between sleep and waking consciousness, and they experience a deeply relaxed feeling. With the help of various hypnotic techniques, unresolved fears and even thought and behavior patterns can be specifically addressed in the intermediate state.They can be changed, if desired.
Examples of the approach:
Regressive: Here, the client is hypnotically guided into their past life stage, where emotions and situations are relived, re-imagined and subsequently changed. This method is used to release existing fears and blockages due to unprocessed events from the past.
Progressive: The goal of this method is to facilitate future-oriented action through encoding, without being held back by insecurities or other obstacles. Under hypnosis, they are placed in the “perfect day” in order to imagine it. Imagination helps to perceive feelings of happiness and, through purposefully placed encodings, to act in such a way that fiction becomes reality.
Suggestive: In suggestive hypnosis, special combinations of words are suggested to the person under trance in order to have a positive influence on their feelings or way of thinking. Milton H. Erickson’s speech patterns are used for this purpose.
Resource-oriented: In resource-oriented hypnosis, it is assumed that the energy and ability to resolve symptoms of an aggravation are already present in the client. Here, under trance, the hypnotized person is confronted with the moment that is considered the trigger for their symptoms. During the session, the negative emotions felt in the moment are mixed with positively charged ones, weakening or erasing the negatively charged emotions.
Hypnotic anchors: anchoring is used to trigger a specific response, which is achieved through the use of a stimulus. This can be a combination of words, body posture or a smell. What the decision is made on is customizable.
Hypnosis Coaching: Coaching under hypnosis is ideal for people who want to bring more clarity to their lives. Here, the person under trance is given an analytical explanation of how to respond to certain situations. In therapeutic hypnosis, there is also the possibility to expand their knowledge through intensive hypnoanalytical applications of personality and goal analysis.
HypnoSystemic: In this type of therapy, the relationship processes of the hypnotized person are seen as the starting point of the problem and can contribute to its solution. This can include family, friends, but also ancestors and places. To combat this difficulty, figures are used that are placed in the room by the client and can, for example, embody family members. The goal of the constellation is to determine power relationships or the respective attitude towards the person through their respective placement. This method can be used to solve decision-making fears and strengthen self-esteem.
EMDR is a highly effective psychotherapeutic method, the central element of whcih is bilateral hemispheric stimulation.
The therapy method (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is mainly used for processing traumatic experiences and can also be used for panic disorders, anxiety and depression. The treatment is carried out in eight phases, in which there are four main steps: Stabilization, Desensitization, Reprocessing and Anchoring. In this method, the sufferer imagines the situation that is bothering them and follows the therapist’s hand movements during the course of the therapy. The client’s head is straight, while the eyes move in unison with the fingers of the practitioner.
These stimulations help the brain to activate its own self-healing powers and to process stressful memories. Most clients feel significant improvements after just one session. Burdensome emotions are neutralized and integrated into life in such a way that they can be used for further personal growth.
Neuro Linguistic Programming is a kind of toolbox of different methods and language patterns that are used to promote or sustainably improve interpersonal communication in professional and private life. The method is especially popular with managers who want to understand communication processes and develop strategies to achieve better communication with each other.
NLP methods can be used
- to change undesirable behaviors,
- to replace limiting attitudes with more useful ones
- to improve one’s ability to communicate with oneself and with others.
In therapeutic use, NLP can have a targeted effect, especially when used in combination with hypnosis.
Resource-oriented psychotherapy (also online)
We humans tend to focus on our own problems and deficits while minimizing or ignoring our natural resources. For example, we underestimate our strengths, competences and abilities. In addition, we often take for granted people or situations that are supportive and focus on circumstances that are in opposition. Conversely, we get in our own way unconsciously, adding more negativity to our lives and thus not developing further.
In resource-oriented psychotherapy, it is assumed that people already have all the forces they need for their realization within and around them. In therapy, therefore, emphasis is placed on reversing the perspective. Focus is shifted from deficits, fears, worries and negative self-image to one’s own resources. This aims to create a counterbalance that strengthens the client’s self-confidence and thus brings about resilience and solution-focused action.
Research findings have revealed that strong resource activation has a significant positive impact on the therapy process and outcome.