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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Strategic Psychotherapy differ from counselling?

Strategic psychotherapy focuses on practical strategies and solutions for specific issues, while counselling often involves exploring emotions and experiences in a more open-ended manner. Strategic psychotherapy aims for targeted outcomes, while counselling provides support and exploration of various aspects of a person's life.

What is the difference between traditional hypnosis and Ericksonian hypnosis?

Traditional hypnosis typically relies on direct suggestions and commands to induce a hypnotic state and bring about change. In contrast, Ericksonian hypnosis, developed by Milton H. Erickson, emphasises indirect suggestions, metaphors, and storytelling tailored to the individual's unique experiences and language patterns. It's more flexible, subtle, and often more effective, especially for those resistant to traditional approaches.

Why is Strategic Psychotherapy brief?

Strategic therapy focuses on achieving specific, targeted goals within a shorter timeframe by emphasising practical solutions and efficient problem-solving techniques. Its brief nature allows you to address your concerns effectively and efficiently, promoting faster progress and lasting change. This approach respects the your time and resources while maximizing therapeutic outcomes.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies based on individual circumstances and goals. Typically, strategic therapy aims for focused and efficient progress, often requiring fewer sessions than traditional therapy. Together, we'll tailor a plan that best suits your needs and work towards achieving your goals effectively.

Will my session be as effective on Zoom?

Yes, Zoom sessions offer convenience, accessibility, and comfort, allowing effective therapy from anywhere. With flexible scheduling and safety in mind, Zoom provides a conducive environment for meaningful progress towards your goals.

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, while hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, such as addressing psychological issues or promoting behavior change. Hypnotherapy involves the guidance of a trained therapist to achieve specific goals through the hypnotic state.

How do I know if Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy is right for me?

Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy may be right for you if you're seeking practical solutions, goal-oriented approaches, and are open to exploring subconscious patterns for change. If you're motivated to address specific issues efficiently and ready to actively participate in the therapeutic process, these modalities could be beneficial.

Do you record the hypnosis and do I get the keep a copy?

Absolutely! Hypnosis sessions are recorded and provided to clients as an integral part of their homework. These recordings serve as valuable tools for reinforcement and relaxation between sessions, enhancing the effectiveness of the therapeutic process.

Common Misconceptions

Unlock the truth about hypnosis, discover the reality behind myths and misunderstandings surrounding hypnotherapy. Explore how hypnosis works, debunk common misconceptions, and gain insight into its effectiveness as a therapeutic tool. Expand your knowledge and dispel myths today.

Hypnosis is the same as being asleep or unconscious

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not involve sleep or unconsciousness. Instead, it induces a heightened state of focused attention and suggestibility, akin to deep relaxation or meditation. Clients remain fully aware and responsive throughout the experience, actively participating in the therapeutic process.

Hypnosis is limited in it's usage

Hypnosis goes beyond stage entertainment, serving as a versatile therapeutic tool. It addresses a range of issues from habits to mental health, empowering individuals to access their subconscious for personal growth. In therapy, it distinguishes itself from limited stage performances, offering genuine benefits for positive change.

Hypnosis is caused by the power of the hypnotherapist

Hypnosis stems from the client's receptiveness and participation, not solely the therapist's power. It's a collaborative process where individuals willingly enter a heightened state of suggestibility, allowing access to their subconscious. Hypnotherapy empowers clients to harness their inner resources for positive change.

Hypnosis is simply relaxation

Contrary to belief, hypnosis goes beyond relaxation, involving a heightened state of suggestibility and focus. It's a dynamic process where individuals access their subconscious, facilitating positive change. While relaxation may occur, hypnosis encompasses a range of experiences tailored to individual needs for therapeutic outcomes.

Hypnosis can cause you to do something against your will

Hypnosis does not compel individuals to act against their will. It enhances suggestibility, but ethical practice ensures clients maintain control and autonomy. Individuals cannot be coerced into actions contrary to their values or beliefs during hypnotherapy sessions.

Hypnosis is mind control

Hypnosis empowers individuals to access their subconscious but does not entail mind control. Clients remain in control, able to reject suggestions against their values or beliefs. It's a collaborative process where individuals actively participate, distinguishing it from coercive tactics often associated with mind control.

I am not hypnotisable

Everyone can experience hypnosis to some degree, as it's a natural state of focused attention and suggestibility. With willingness and openness, individuals can enter this state, allowing access to their subconscious and potential for positive change through hypnotherapy.

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