Solution focused hypnotherapy combines two great therapeutic techniques.
The first part of the session is based on solution focused brief therapy. We know that dwelling on the problem isn’t helpful and actually makes it worse. We can get so lost in the problem that we can’t see the first small step towards our desired outcome. So we acknowledge the problem during our initial meeting and then move on to how we’d like things to be. Unlike counselling we don’t go over the past, so it’s great for people who want to move forward without going into depth about past problems.
I may ask questions such as “If this session really helped you today, how would you know? What would be different afterwards?” This encourages you to find your own solutions. We all have them!
Once we’ve built a picture of how we’d like things to be (positive visualisation) then we use trance to empty out that stress bucket! Trance is a normal and natural thing we all go into on a daily basis anyway, like when we’re driving and don’t remember passing a certain place. Most of us have the ability to go into a light trance during the therapy session. Some go much deeper. Either way it’s relaxing, enjoyable and effective! Clients often describe how amazing they feel for the next few days. Hypnosis uses trance to encourage a natural brain processing state in which we can gain clarity and go away feeling confident, calm and ready to make positive change.