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Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

'Hypnotic responding is a neurobiologically rooted, genetically inherited ability of the human brain. It is an intentional , motivational mode of information processing that allows humans to alter, to varying degrees their experience of body, self, actions and the world" Dell, 2017.

Hypnosis is a natural state that can be evoked by a skilled practitioner.

As an Ericksonian practitioner of Hypnosis Stephanie understands that each client is unique and the practice strategically uses individual strengths and attributes to promote change. 

Through a process of deep relaxation Stephanie enables the client to activate and access subconscious resources to assist them in their present state.

The Process Includes:

  • Assessment

  • Goal Setting

  • Induction

  • Hypnosis

  • Intervention

  • Follow Through

Clinical Hypnosis is a "state of consciousness involving focussed attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterised by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion" APA 2014

Hypnosis can be used for a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self Esteem

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Pain Relief

  • Sleep issues

  • Addictions (as an additional aid to other supports)

  • Anger

"Hypnosis is a system of skilled, interactive and influential communication" Yapko, 1995

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