Hypnoanalysis in Wolverhampton & West Midlands
Joan has been trained in the use of Hypnoanalysis by both the International Association of Hypnoanalysts (IAH) as well as by Terence Watts via the Essex Institute.
What is Hypnoanalysis?
Hypnoanalysis is the clinical combination of Hypnosis and Psychoanalytical principles and is considered within the Hypnotherapy community to be one of most effective forms of Hypnotherapy for problems which have been caused by ’emotional’ difficulties, generally in the years when we were developing our character. The principal aim of hypnoanalysis is to allow clients to ‘resolve’ repressed (unconscious) emotional problems that are associated with symptoms in the present time.
Neurological research carried out in the last decade or so have also provided a scientific basis for the efficacy of this approach in a process that is known as ‘memory re-consolidation‘ which has been shown to bring about permanent re-structuring of the neuronal pathways associated with ‘trapped emotional experiences’.
The process of Hypnoanalysis is to create a therapeutic environment in which the client feels “safe” enough to release previously unconscious, or repressed experiences. It is this “release” that allows clients to get on with their lives without always unconsciously referring back to these earlier events. Unlike many psychoanalytical therapies however, with Hypnoanalysis the ‘interpretation’ of experiences by the therapist is not required to bring about the beneficial effects. In fact, the therapists personal insights into the client’s pathology may actually get in the way!
Hypnoanalysis is a multi-session intervention with treatment sessions held weekly as seen in other therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy although unlike these directive therapies, hypnoanalysis is considered to be complete when the client no longer experiences symptoms that were previously associated with the original emotional problem.
We have had clients achieve this in as little as 12 sessions with a few clients going onto require more than a years worth of help. Although it is not practical to be prescriptive about the number of sessions that will be required for any individual, a range of 10 – 20 sessions is probably a good indicator.
What’s the difference between Hypnoanalysis and Clinical Hypnosis?
Clinical Hypnosis, or Suggestion Therapy as it is sometimes known, and Hypnoanalysis differ fundamentally.
Most people will know somebody who has seen a Hypnotherapist for the Fear of Flying. Normally somebody suffering from this “phobia” will have just the one session of therapy in which the Hypnotherapist uses the Hypnotic State to “suggest” positive thoughts and feelings about Flying so that the sufferer can “think” and “feel” differently the next time they fly. This is why it is known as “suggestion” therapy.
Whilst Clinical Hypnosis can help to deal with these types of issues fairly effectively, the process does not really deal with the reasons “WHY” the person has these “irrational” fears and worries in the first place, and typically the effects of clinical hypnosis are known to be temporary.
Hypnoanalysis tries to solve the problem from the other way around by helping clients first understand and then come to terms with WHY they have these irrational thoughts or feelings. Once these reasons are understood the client is able to then bring about a fundamental and permanent change in their behaviour.
Can anybody benefit from Hypnoanalysis?
Everybody is unique and perceives the world in their own unique way, with their unique personal experiences, character and perceptions determining their suitability for the process. Certain “character types” find the process of Hypnoanalysis very difficult and by carefully screening clients at our initial consultations we are able to advise accordingly. Most often than not, this is those people who have a very high ‘propensity’ to be ‘in control’ and in the case of hypnoanalysis, this can often be challenging.
How Much Does Hypnoanalysis Cost?
Hypnoanalysis sessions cost £70 per hour and last 50-60 minutes.
FREE Initial Consultations for Hypnoanalysis
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about how Hypnoanalysis could help you to resolve your specific problems. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
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