Two types of hypnosis: Ericksonian and humanistic.
Ericksonian hypnosis induces a state of mildly altered consciousnessit's the better-known of the two.
- This technique, created by the American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson, is renowned for its action on anxiety and addictions. The patient, supported by the persuasive and evocative words of the practitioner, dives into his unconscious to draw new resources, choose the solutions to the problem he wants to solve and effect a positive inner transformation. The sessions are mainly individual.
- With this technique, the patient can direct his or her attention to a specific goal.
Humanistic hypnosis works in full awareness.
- The person is in a heightened state of consciousness and is perfectly able to speak during the session to make his or her choices and needs heard.
- The person thus acts on himself or herself, as he or she wishes, at his or her own pace, without manipulation or hidden or subliminal suggestions from the therapist.
The therapy is therefore perfectly "made to measure".
- Thanks to its particularities, Humanistic Hypnosis is as much a practice of therapy (stress, sleep, weight, tobacco, etc.) as it is a practice of psychotherapy (malaise, depression, couple, etc.) and coaching (systemic, deep action that respects privacy). The person in "increased state of consciousness" benefits from the advantages of hypnosis, in therapy as in coaching: same hypnotic phenomena (memories, regressions, therapy, anesthesias, etc.) but directed by the person himself.
- The Humanist hypnotherapist is a guide, who explains and helps, but he does not impose anything, his role is to accompany.
Hypnosis is a coaching technique that uses the brain's natural ability to enter into a modified state of consciousness through language.
It is gaining ground in the hospital sector, where it is used to accompany the patient during operations, childbirths, or for chronic pain management, or even to optimize healing.
It is also developing in sports environments, where better stress management in competition is required, as well as improved performance through visualization in a modified state of consciousness.
During the office sessions, it is possible to learn self-hypnosis for purposes of pain managementor improvement of sporting performances.
As it is a personalized accompaniment aimed at helping you achieve your own goals, its scope is very broad.
From now on, in cooperation with the dental practice, we develop together sessions specifically related to the fear of the dentist and surgery, as well as bruxism.
Most of the consultations
are on the following themes :
Need for self-confidence
Weight loss (Motivation...)
Compulsions (dietary, behavioural...)
Sleep Disorders (difficulty falling asleep, recurring nightmares...)
Stress (chronic or over a given period of time, for example, when a review is approaching...)
Phobias (insects, fear of heights, snakes, airplanes...)
Procrastination (putting off too often to tomorrow what should have been done yesterday!)
Trauma (miscarriage, accident...)
Conduct of a session :
The session lasts on average 1h30.
We discuss the purpose of your visit, together we target your objective precisely and pool your resources if necessary.
Then you sit down and make yourself comfortable, and the session can begin. I sit down in front of you and start talking.
You gradually enter a modified state of consciousness, then we work together on the most appropriate technique for you.
On average, there are between 2 and 6 sessions depending on the theme, and, of course, the case of each one!
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
I've often been asked...
I don't believe in hypnosis, can it still work?
You don't have to "believe in hypnosis"... it's not a religion!
However, it is important to feel confident enough to "let go", curious about the experience and open to new things. At this point, it can work very well on anyone, in a more or less spectacular way depending on one's sensitivity!
"Why are you talking about trance?"
In both cases, physical sensations appear (heaviness or lightness, heat, deeper breathing...).
A hypnotic trance does not need to be impressive to be effective: it can be light and fearsome at the same time!
"I'm afraid I'm being manipulated."
Let's reassure ourselves: there is always a part of you that watches over what happens during the session: an incongruous action or word and your vigilance naturally returns at full gallop, diminishing or even cancelling out the effects of the altered state of consciousness, and you regain control almost instantly!
As for your practitioner, she hopes only one thing: that you are satisfied with her performance in a minimum of sessions so that you also recommend her to your friends, and not only to your enemies!
"Am I going to be a hen during the session?"
(I don't know why this question comes up so often, but since you're asking me...)
It depends on your creativity, and you'll only do it if it turns out that imitating the gallinaceous helps you solve something... Personally I've never suggested it to a patient! Most of the time, we're far too busy discovering the wonders of your unconscious to have the time to put on a show without spectators!
"Can I stay" stuck in a trance?"
Just as the brain moves from one sleep cycle to another, it naturally moves from a modified state of consciousness to an ordinary state of consciousness, and the hypnotic state naturally stops after a while if it is not maintained.
"Am I receptive?"
Your brain, like everyone else, knows how to pass into a modified state of consciousness, and you have certainly already experienced light trance during your life, for example when you are so absorbed in your stain that you no longer see time passing... This state is very accessible and is regularly sufficient for the work we do together (although slightly increased...).
Deeper states are also accessible, either naturally if you are already very sensitive to it, or with a little practice, but in any case, these are things you only discover by trying!
"Can I go back to work right after a session?"
If this is your first hypnosis experience, plan not to do anything too intense (physically or intellectually) in the hours following the session.
"Can someone "get inside my brain" when we do hypnosis?"
The answer is "NO, absolutely not!" We're not surgeons!
These are language techniques, designed to help you reframe a behaviour or get a "click"....
Nor do we have the pretension of knowing how to "read thoughts" although intuition is significantly increased with the modified state of consciousness, and regularly allows for surprising coincidences!