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CLINICAL HYPNOSIS / NLP
Hypnotherapy, or Clinical Hypnosis, is a therapeutic approach that complements cognitive therapy. It promotes deep, lasting change at the subconscious level by conditioning the mind to shift states of awareness.
This approach is the process of identifying unconscious belief systems that are not producing desired outcomes. Old beliefs can be dissolved and replaced by value-driven behaviors.
"Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used to reprogram the subconscious mind. When under hypnosis, you put your mind and body into a heightened state of learning, making you more susceptible to suggestions for self-improvement or behavior modification." [APA, American Psychological Association].
In a hypnotherapy session, you are in control the whole time. You will hear the suggestions made to you, and you will be able to remember them after the session.
"Many describe hypnosis as a state of focused attention. They feel very calm and relaxed. Media portrayal of hypnosis does it a disservice because it creates an aura of power between the hypnotist and person being hypnotized" [Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D., president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and practice director at the Attune Philadelphia Therapy Group].
Its application includes -but is not limited to- habit change, fears & phobias, smoking cessation, attitude adjustment, weight loss, stress, anxiety, sexual problems, public speaking, trauma, anger, procrastination, nail-biting, sports peak performance, chronic pain, insomnia, quit addictive behaviors, nightmares...
Neuro-Linguistic Programming ( NLP ) shares with hypnosis many characteristics but primarily consists of a variety of communication techniques and tools for personal development, leadership, and authority.
Solution-Focused Coaching and habit-control strategies are defining factors to redirect our actions toward the desired outcome.
The art of coaching distinguishes itself from psychotherapy by being more solution-oriented toward a final goal rather than analyzing the history that led to a current life situation.
We do not work with issues presenting a medical etiology unless via medical referral, and our scope of practice is wide-ranging.
It often involves a kinesthetic learning approach like in the case of somatic therapies as BreathWork and Sound-Meditation.