The power of transpersonal hypnotherapy

In the quiet space between your breath, there is a vast terrain of mind, rich with memories, emotions, and unexplored realms of yourself. As a hypnotherapist with a love of the transformative potential of transpersonal psychology, I've watched many people journey this inner landscape, exposing the rawness of the authentic self and embracing the transformation that comes with it.


Therapy, in its myriad forms, serves as a tool for exploration and self-discovery. It is a collaborative journey between therapist and client, a gentle unfolding of the layers that cloak your authentic self. Through compassionate inquiry and unwavering presence, we navigate the depths of your conscious mind, shedding light on that which has long been shrouded in darkness.


At the heart of therapy lies the art of deep listening, a sacred practice that protects the unique journey of you as an individual. As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing the profound impact of simply feeling heard, of having your experiences validated and held in a container of unconditional acceptance. In the safety of the therapy room, you can feel empowered to explore the depths of your innermost thoughts and feelings, to release the burdens that weigh heavy on your soul.


Hypnosis, often sensationalised by stage performances, is commonly misconceived as a loss of control, where the hypnotist commands the mind at will. However, the reality is far from this illusion. Defined as a state of heightened focus and suggestibility, hypnosis involves absorption in imaginative experiences, dissociation from the environment, and non-voluntary responses to suggestions. It regulates self-awareness, decreases environmental awareness, and influences brain activity, particularly in the theta band and gamma activity associated with emotional circuits.

There is very little neuroscientific research on hypnosis. However, studies suggest changes in brain connectivity during hypnosis, reflecting enhanced attention and emotional control. Despite its portrayal, hypnosis isn't about relinquishing control but rather harnessing focused attention for therapeutic benefits. While susceptibility to hypnosis varies, hypnotherapy offers deep relaxation, improved self-awareness, emotional regulation, and decision-making.

The qualities of hypnosis enhance typical therapy, with the ability to focus more productively and redirect attention from the external noise of life to the internal self. Hypnotherapy is a strong catalyst for transformation. Through guided imagery, relaxation techniques, and hypnotic suggestions, your hypnotherapist will invite you to journey inward, to explore the recesses of yourself with curiosity and compassion. In this state of heightened awareness, you can uncover hidden patterns, beliefs, and traumas that may hold you back from living fully and authentically.

Transpersonal psychology

The belief that human experience extends beyond the confines of the individual ego forms the roots of transpersonal psychology. A therapist with a transpersonal perspective will offer a holistic framework for understanding the interconnectedness of your mind, body, and spirit. This provides you with the option to transcend the limitations of your conditioned beliefs and societal constructs, to embrace the boundless potential of your true nature.

One of the most powerful aspects of transpersonal hypnotherapy is its emphasis on the integration of spiritual experiences into the therapeutic process. Whether through mindfulness practices, meditation, or the exploration of altered states of consciousness, a transpersonal hypnotherapist will encourage you to cultivate a deeper connection with your innermost essence, to the universal source of wisdom and guidance that resides within each of us.

Your therapy journey

During therapy, healing unfolds as you travel along a path of self-discovery and transformation. It is a journey that requires courage, vulnerability, and willingness to embrace the unknown. As a hypnotherapist with a transpersonal slant, I feel deeply honoured to experience this with my clients, to see the courage and resilience, and to hold space for their healing and growth.


Ultimately therapy is not about fixing what is broken, but about embracing the fullness of who you are. It is about reclaiming your inherent worthiness, your innate wholeness, and stepping into the brilliance of your true self. It is about embracing the messy, beautiful, imperfect journey of being human, and finding meaning and purpose in it.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Juliet Hollingsworth, MSc
Farnham GU9 & GU10

Juliet is a trauma-informed therapist. Her passion is helping people reach their potential through a combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology.

Juliet works online and face-to-face with clients across the world. (DHP Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. MSc Consciousness, Spirituality & Transpersonal psychology.)

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