Hypnotherapy: Do I need Suggestion Therapy or Hypnoanalysis?
14th May, 2010
Written by: Susan Darke BA(Hons) DHyp, GHR, SQHP
Suggestion Therapy is 'normal' hypnotherapy. When you hear the term 'hypnotherapy' used in the media, they are (most often) referring to this type of therapy. Basically, you will be relaxed into a lovely, calm light hypnotic state (where you will be wide awake and fully in control - but nice and relaxed) and you will be given suggestions that will effect your behaviour/feelings once you are out of the hypnotic state - hence the term 'post-hypnotic suggestion'.
Suggestion therapy can be very effective, but the results are only temporary - hence it is particularly useful when short-term benefits are needed such as breaking the bad habit of smoking, preparing for an exam or adjusting bad eating habits to lose about a stone in weight.
Suggestion therapy only requires one, or maybe two sessions.
Hypnoanalysis is sometimes called analytical hypnotherapy.
Hypnoanalysis is an extremely effective form of therapy for the resolution of anxiety, depression, phobias, fears, eating disorders and a multitude of other psychological and emotional problems/symptoms.
As with Suggestion Therapy, you will be relaxed into a lovely, calm light hypnotic state (where you will be wide awake and fully in control - but nice and relaxed) In this very relaxed state you find it easy to remember things and you find it easy to talk about what you remember, so instead of the Hypnotherapists doing the talking you do the talking, telling the therapist about your memories. It sounds simple and it is!!! By allowing one memory to take you to another (with your hypnotherapist skilfully guiding you) you will find memories that can still upset you. By taking this journey in a therapeutic environment a resolution of the cause of your symptoms is achieved.
This form of hypnotherapy can resolve the cause of unconscious anxieties. Hypnoanalysis usually takes 6-10 weekly sessions, lasting about an hour each.
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