Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis. It’s a therapy that’s used to help heal many different issues, such as anxiety, depression and trauma. Essentially, hypnosis is a tool that helps you achieve a heightened state of awareness. This allows access to your subconscious mind where we can target specific issues of concern.

There is no one-size-fits-all with hypnotherapy, as each type of hypnosis needs to be melded to suit each individual. Let’s take a look at five different uses of hypnotherapy so you can decide which methodology is best for your situation.

1.   Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Many people have the idea that hypnosis involves delving into your past to find the cause or causes of the issues you’re facing today. This is not the aim of all types of hypnosis, however, because instead of searching for causes, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) searches for solutions. In short, SFH focuses on the future, rather than the past, and on making positive changes in your life, in a short period of time.

What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

SFH is a therapy that combines hypnosis with psychotherapy. Essentially, SFH is goal orientated, focusing on your future goals rather than your past experiences. Your hypnotherapist discusses your goals and visions for your future and then identifies the behaviours, habits and thought processes that are needed to bring these goals to reality.

How does Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy work?

If you want to make positive changes in your life, you need to change your subconscious thoughts and behaviours. That’s because many of your actions and thoughts are automatic responses by your subconscious mind.

That’s fine if you have healthy habits and positive thoughts but it can be destructive when these habits are unhealthy and your thoughts are harbouring on the negative. For example, if you suffer from low self-esteem then you have negative thoughts about yourself that are embedded in your subconscious. Using SFH, we rebuild these negative neural pathways, transforming them into positive pathways in your subconscious mind.

Who can benefit from SFH?

Anyone who suffers from anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, panic attacks, phobias and stress can benefit from SFH. It’s also useful for overcoming roadblocks in your life preventing you from achieving your career goals, as well as enhancing personal development.

In short, SFH can help you set and achieve new goals, boost motivation, identify strengths and weaknesses, overcome obstacles, learn new skills and achieve greater levels of success in both your personal and professional lives. Let’s replace your negative, anxious thoughts and behaviours with positive, upbeat thoughts and behaviours!

2.   Hypno-Psychotherapy

When most people think of hypnosis they are thinking of Hypno-Psychotherapy which is at the other end of the spectrum from SFH and focuses on searching for causes, not solutions. That’s because identifying and addressing the cause of your problem provides its own solution to your current beliefs, thoughts, behaviours and habits.

What is Hypno-Psychotherapy?

Hypno-Psychotherapy helps you gain deeper insight into your emotional, social or mental issues. It can be combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to address deep-set issues, such as trauma or abuse.

How does Hypno-Psychotherapy work?

Hypno-Psychotherapy is based around creating a comfortable, supportive and safe environment where you can explore these deep issues without feeling threatened in any way. Ultimately, this deeper understanding, brought about by a combination of hypnosis and either CBT or NLP, helps you gain a greater understanding of your distress. This understanding helps you discover alternative ways to deal with these issues, either by changing your behaviour or the way you think about these problems.

Who can benefit from Hypno-Psychotherapy?

Anyone who suffers from anxiety, insomnia or a lack of confidence can benefit from Hypno-Psychotherapy. It’s been successfully used to help people lose weight and quit smoking, even become better at public speaking or playing competitive sports. Combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) it’s used to address severe trauma or abuse.

3.   Rapid Transformational Therapy

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) has similar goals to Hypno-Psychotherapy in that it focuses on your past experiences, beliefs and habits and how they influence your life today. However, unlike Hypno-Psychotherapy, RTT offers a much faster way to address your issues, often achieving results in just one session.

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy?

Just as Hypno-Psychotherapy is a hybrid of hypnosis and either CBT or NLP, Rapid Transformational Therapy is a mix of hypnosis, CBT, Psychotherapy, NLP and Regression. This therapy is based on the belief that your past experiences, beliefs and habits build patterns in your subconscious mind and influence how you live your life today. Once you understand these influences, you can change how you live your life from that point onwards.

How does Rapid Transformational Therapy work?

Using hypnosis, regression and hypnotic conditioning, RTT helps you discover and address the root cause or causes of your current issues. So rather than addressing the symptoms of your anxiety or low self-esteem, for example, it addresses the events that caused these negative thoughts, habits and behaviours. The power of RTT is that it delivers fast and permanent results.

Who can benefit from RTT?

RTT can be used to access deep-seated traumas or past experiences that have caused obstacles in your life and prevented you from moving forward. Once identified, these blocks can be released, leading to rapid and transformative changes very quickly. That’s why it’s called Rapid Transformational Therapy!

4.   Past Life Regression

Past Life Regression is a type of hypnotherapy that focuses on recovering memories from past lives. It might not be for everyone, but if you suffer from recurring nightmares, unexplained phobias or continual relationship problems, it’s a therapy that might give you some answers and solutions.

What is Past Life Regression?

Over the years, Past Life Regression has become a valuable tool for people who want to have a better understanding of themselves and can be transformative in some individuals. It helps you reconnect with past life experiences and helps you understand deep-felt connections with certain places. It can also be used to explore unresolved emotions and identify physical illnesses which may be remnants of previous lives.

How does Past Life Regression work?

Past Life Regression is a form of hypnosis that takes you back in time to access memories and experiences that are hidden in your subconscious mind. Past Life Regression can help you understand why you respond in certain ways and identify the root cause of these responses.

It works because we access your subconscious mind, asking specific questions that allow you to access hidden memories of your past lives. For most clients, Past Life Regression is an effective tool for personal growth and healing.

Who can benefit from Past Life Regression?

Past Life Regression can be used to resolve anxiety and depression, reprogram negative habits and behaviours, and acknowledge and embrace key life lessons. Anyone with chronic health problems of unknown cause can also benefit from Past life Regression, as can anyone who suffers from unexplained phobias, allergies, addictions, headaches, migraines, grief, paranoia and recurring nightmares.

5.   Time Line Therapy

Time Line Therapy is based on a linear ordering of your memories. It allows you to identify previous events that hold negative emotions, beliefs or thoughts and are still influencing your behaviour today. Releasing these old responses allows you to react appropriately to current situations based on your current emotions, rather than based on past experiences and emotions. This allows you to feel a renewed sense of power and confidence as you create new positive beliefs and emotions.

What is Time Line Therapy?

Time Line Therapy was developed from a mix of hypnosis and NLP. It’s a therapy that is extremely useful for removing painful feelings or emotions attached to prior memories. TLP can lead to significant personal growth and long-lasting transformations, particularly when dealing with strong emotions such as anger, rage, fear, guilt, PTSD, depression, stress, grief and so on. Essentially, TLP can help you release specific emotions and beliefs that keep you stuck in the past, allowing you to live in the present and create a better future for yourself.

How does Time Line Therapy work?

Your subconscious mind stores specific events and responses and activates these responses when you experience a similar event. Using Time Line Therapy, we take you back to a point in time before these memories were stored and the negative emotions created, releasing them so that you’re free to create new emotions based on current events. In short, you react to what’s happening in the present rather than reacting to something that happened in the past.

One of the great benefits of Time Line Therapy is that it facilitates the release of all negative emotions from the past, not just the emotion that was attached to a specific event. For example, if always feel angry in a certain situation, Time Line Therapy clears all anger from your past, not just the anger attached to that situation.

Who can benefit from Time Line Therapy?

Time Line Therapy is a powerful therapy that can help transform negative responses to specific events into positive, healthy responses. It can benefit anyone who suffers from emotional eating, stress, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger, rage and other negative emotional responses.

If you want to explore how hypnotherapy can help achieve your goals, call Skye now on 0402 006 985 today.