What is Analytical Hypnotherapy?
Analytical hypnotherapy is the application of visualisation and relaxation techniques combined with psychotherapeutic treatment strategies. Most Hypnotherapists offer their clients Suggestion Hypnotherapy and this is presented as a ‘quick fix’ solution. This type of therapy is effective for issues that are not deep seated psychologically. Suggestion Hypnotherapy can help a client to do something they really want to do (e.g; public speaking) or to stop doing something they don’t want to do (e.g; stop smoking).
Analytical Hypnotherapy or Hypnoanalysis is a therapeutic technique which seeks to find the root causes of a problem and enable unconscious change in the client in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours and feelings. This releases you to be free of your emotional and psychological issues and able to live more fully.
Ann Hamilton’s own therapeutic approach of Analytical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy is based on eclectic principles, which means that she can draw on a wide range of therapeutic methodology to meet the needs of the client. This type of therapy is extremely thorough and potentially life changing. Deep seated and unresolved anxieties,trauma and symptoms can be tackled and resolved.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a pleasant state of relaxation that allows the therapist and patient to access the subconscious and hidden parts of the personality. The patient is always in control and can stop the session when they want. Relaxation and visualisation techniques are used to uncover the originating cause of the distress.
What problems can be addressed with hypnotherapy?
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- Anxiety & panic attacks
- Childhood abuse & neglect
- Dependencies & addictions
- Depressive moods
- Eating & digestive disorders
- Grief & bereavement distress
- Habitual & behavioural disorders
- Irrational fears & phobias
- Low confidence & self-esteem
- Migraine & psychosomatic pain
- Obsessive & compulsive tendencies
- Post-traumatic stress
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual dysfunction
- Skin conditions & blushing
- Sleep disturbances
- Stop smoking
- Weight management
Why try hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy with psychotherapy will allow you to:
- Investigate the past in order to identify the ways in which past traumas and emotional conflicts have impacted on the present
- View your current circumstances in context and with insight
- Understand your unique psychological characteristics and your functioning as a whole self-determining personality
- Modify any irrational thinking patterns
- Eliminate any unwanted or negative behavioural traits
- Rectify any unproductive or destructive relationships either with yourself or with others
Does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy is highly regarded in the scientific and medical communities. For instance, the British Psychological Society described hypnotherapy as “a proven therapeutic medium” (The Nature of Hypnosis. The British Psychological Society. March 2001).
A Comparison Study by American Health Magazine reported the following findings from a 2007 study:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
- Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
A meta-analytical report of over 600 patients published in 2003 found a significant improvement in 74% of patients receiving hypnotherapy in contrast with 27% of untreated patients. This is a high success rate given the fact that many of the studies measured included the treatment of addictions and medical conditions.
– Flammer; Bongartz (2003). “On the efficacy of hypnosis: a meta-analytic study.”
Contemporary Hypnosis: pp179 – 197.