What is medical hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of increased focused attention and relaxation, comparable to meditation or yoga.

How can hypnosis help you?

  • Lifestyle issuesQuit smoking, weight reduction, stress management, insomnia
  • Anxiety, phobias and traumaSocial anxiety, phobias (fear of animals, flying, heights etc.); performance anxiety, panic attacks; post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Pain managementMigraines, tension headaches; chronic and psychosomatic pain
  • Psychosomatic problemsAllergies, asthma, tinnitus; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

THE 6 MAIN APPLICATIONS OF MEDICAL HYPNOSIS

Medical Hypnosis is used to treat various mental and physical issues. The six main applications of medical hypnosis are anxiety, phobia and panicstress management, lifestyle and behavior change, pain control, trauma therapy, psychosomatic disorders.

PAIN CONTROL

Control your pain associated with surgical or medical interventions (e. g. gastroscopy or colonoscopy), headaches, childbirth, cancer, and functional gastrointestinal disorders (e. g. irritable bowel syndrome or IBS).

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TRAUMA THERAPY

Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and overcoming traumas such as accidents, natural disasters, violence, physical assault, child abuse, sexual violence, and other traumatic events, e. g. potential life-threatening medical conditions.

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What are general goals of medical hypnosis?

 

  • Activation of the imagination
  • Harmonisation of the inner milieu: Promoting somatic healing processes
  • Increase in suggestibility
  • Change in perception
  • Restructuring and undermining the usual limitations of thinking
  • Use of inner knowledge an resources
  • Age regression (reliving in imagination of memories of an earlier developmental period of one’s life)

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WE USE AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY

Our approach to psychotherapy is an eclectic or integrative approach, combining different psychotherapeutic schools, theories and techniques.

Scientific research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy – which is a very common type of psychotherapy – is more effective if it is combined with clinical hypnosis.

In order to offer an effective therapy, we will select the most appropriate combination of psychotherapy techniques, depending on several factors:

  • the present issue or problem
  • the scientific evidence for a certain technique
  • the personality  and expectations of the patient
  • previous psychotherapy (successful or unsuccessful)
  • the therapist’s preference for certain techniques

During the course of therapy, various psychotherapy approaches and techniques may be used.

CLIENT CENTERED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Client centered therapy is a form of psychotherapy which aim is to achieve personal growth and fulfillment, and facilitate self-healing by providing three core conditions during therapy: 1) genuineness (also called congruence), 2) unconditional positive regard, and 3) empathy.

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EGO STATE THERAPY

Ego State Therapy is based on the concept that our personality is separated into different parts of a person or ego states. The goal of ego state therapy is to treat the parts or ego states that are dysfunctional and cause psychological or somatic symptoms.

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