As an integrative therapist I combine both hypnosis and resource therapy together to work with the client to get to the root of the problem rather than talking about the presenting symptoms.

 

Hypnosis

Current thinking in psychotherapy generally agrees that we all have a Conscious Mind and an Unconscious Mind. Making a change in our attitudes, beliefs and values is not easy for most people to do, because they approach the change consciously. But for a change to happen it needs a two-pronged approach to the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind. Hypnosis facilitates that by making the Unconscious Mind more amenable to suggestion from the therapist or even by you.

The Unconscious Mind is the part of you that runs your body. It allows you to breathe you while you sleep. It makes your heart beat. It causes your nerves to send information along the neural pathways. The Unconscious Mind is the source of the intelligence of your body and Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy allow you to tap into the power of the Unconscious Mind to change your life for the better.

I undertake hypnosis with clients as an integral part of the psychotherapeutical process. This means during the session I may induce you into a light trance to gain a better access to the subconscious part of you that is maintaining the presenting concern.

We go into trance many times a day, when we take our usual daily commute to work and find ourselves daydreaming out the bus window or when we are unwinding at night watching our favourite TV show. The only difference in working with me and hypnotherapy is I am using with specific purpose and intention to gain deeper access to the unconscious mind in order to accelerate change for you.  You are always in control while I do Hypnosis with you. You will not take on any suggestion or instruction that does not align with your core values and ethics. For example I could not suggest during hypnosis that you commit a crime as it would not align with who you are.

Resource Therapy

Also known as advanced ego state therapy, Resource Therapy works with personality parts that are not working well together causing symptomatic problems for the client.  The personality part that presents an issue in therapy is seldom the part that needs change. The presenting part is complaining about another personality part.  The Resource Therapist brings the part of the personality that needs change into the conscious, so it can be worked with directly.  This facilitates a quicker, deeper, and longer lasting change.