Solution Focused Hypnotherapy


What is Hypnotherapy?

The Health Education Authority has said, “Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Hypnotherapy than any other Complementary Therapy… by using hypnosis, people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self-healing”.

Hypnosis is the single most powerful psychotherapeutic tool for breaking the negative trance states of depression and anxiety.

It can help with addictions, anger, blood pressure, blushing, lack of confidence, insomnia, IBS, relationship/marital difficulties, migraine, nail-biting, nightmares, obsessions, pain control, panic attacks, phobias, sexual problems, skin disorders, stress, trauma flashbacks and weight control. Hypnosis is a normal and natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing but at one with deep concentration. Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic change.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a traditional treatment used to help with problems such as smoking, nail-biting, Irritable Bowel syndrome or Hot flushes for example. It makes use of the mind’s heightened awareness and susceptibility to beneficial suggestions in order to make changes.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy: uses practical, modern and well researched strategies including the best of SFBT, CBT and NLP to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. It is concerned with helping people achieve in life by awakening abilities that often appear beyond the person’s deliberate control. It is particularly helpful with confidence and self esteem problems and is now recognised as one of the most successful interventions (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety (including panic attacks and self-harm). The average length of treatment varies but is generally under twelve sessions.

The use of CD/Mp3 is an integral part of therapy. This continues to focus the mind, and provides solutions between sessions

All interventions have a profound affect on the way our problems, whether past, present and future, are both viewed and dealt with. A major re-evaluation takes place. They are also second to none as a route to greater self- knowledge enabling us to become the person we were always meant to be.

It is advisable, except where Anti-Smoking Therapy is involved, to have an initial Consultation to discuss the problem and to help decide on the method of treatment. This is inclusive of back-up CD/Mp3.


Stephanie Betschart