It’s the thoughts you focus on that determine your experience.

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Contrary to some popular myths, hypnosis is a voluntary activity and the subject is not asleep or unconscious. It’s more like the trance state we all sometimes reach naturally. We might be so absorbed in an activity we don’t notice the noise around us. Or we might be so absorbed in our thoughts while driving home that we don’t notice the drive.

The form of hypnotherapy that we practise was named after Dr Milton Erickson, a psychiatrist who practised hypnotherapy in the 1950s. His work has been studied and emulated by practitioners all over the world.

What is Ericksonian Hypnotherapy?

Ericksonian hypnotherapy differs from classical hypnosis in a number of ways:

  • It is non-authoritarian.
  • It is tailored specifically to the individual client.
  • There are no scripts and no commands.
  • It is designed to draw on internal resources that are not readily available to the client – resources that have been missing in their efforts to resolve their problems.

Who can benefit from hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a useful vehicle in delivering therapy for most issues or problems. Anyone can benefit, though some people tend to be more responsive than others. Most people become more responsive with practice.