During the hypnotherapy sessions the psychological and emotional issues surrounding the symptoms will be addressed and alleviated by identifying the original cause event(s) (Initial Sensitizing Event or ISE). The triggers that lead to reliving the emotional and sometimes physical associated with the event will no longer cause symptoms, but through hypnotherapy an individual will experienced a more balanced, calm. productive state that lasts indefinitely. After just two sessions of this unique hypnotherapy program, symptoms associated with the psychological trauma should be lessoned dramatically and healing can begin.
The subconscious, (that level of consciousness below our normal waking, objective consciousness), is non-judgmental and highly suggestible. Utilizing this factor, we can effect changes to harmful beliefs and habits at the subconscious level. The subconscious does not have the conscious filter that considers things based on prior experience and learning, it simply accepts suggestions with a willingness to experiment and an openness to new ideas. The subconscious also drives the autonomic nervous system which is responsible for all our involuntary body actions i.e.: breathing, heart rate, lymph functions, growth, repair and replacement of dead and dying cells etc. So additionally, it can add great value in addressing physical trauma issues and physical health and well-being generally.
CBT is concerned with giving the client a new range of skills consciously; hypnotherapy brings benefit by providing a very useful vehicle to integrate these skills by bringing the subconscious into a closer supporting alignment. Experimentation and rehearsal (visualization) of applying these new skills can be carried out in the subconscious during hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy adds a dimension of flexibility in perception and behavior; the homework and experimental aspects crucial in CBT are likely to be enhanced when reinforced and seeded in the subconscious mind within hypnosis.
Having identified the thinking patterns, our hypnotherapist applies hypnotic interventions to challenge any faulty thinking. In hypnosis he can lead the client to re-evaluate the way they may look at and feel about the psychological trauma, and so help them to rethink things in a much healthier manner.
Another benefit of hypnotic intervention is that by bypassing the conscious and more rigid part of the mind, it is much easier to build these new cognitive association and dissociation. In hypnosis, our hypnotherapist has the client recognize their pattern of thinking for what it really is, and begin to see how it is adding to the problem. It is easier in hypnosis to begin to embrace the new patterns of healthful thinking. Hypnosis allows a degree of detachment from thoughts and feelings; one can stand as if an observer and begin to see their negative beliefs and feelings as well as their origination. Hypnotherapy allows our clients to more readily challenge this and other unhelpful beliefs leading to positive and continual change in just as few as 2-4 sessions.