Hypnosis :

Hypnosis is a modified state of consciousness. In other words, it is a psychophysiological state in which attention is focused while critical analysis and peripheral awareness are reduced, but not totally absent.

It is a natural state that we experience many times a day; when we fall asleep, when we are absorbed in a book, in the cinema when we are taken by the film, when we are “in the moon” according to the popular expression or when we accomplish something automatically in our daily life (absorption during a film, listening to a piece of music, driving on the freeway), we can say that it is our unconscious mind that performs the action.

Hypnosis addresses our unconscious mind in order to mobilize your resources to trigger rapid changes.

The different forms of hypnosis :

Ericksonian hypnosis uses metaphors and analogies to provide suggestions for problem solving. This hypnosis was created by Dr. Milton Erickson, a famous psychiatrist (1901-1980). It is a less dominant approach than classical hypnosis, based on the art of language which has inspired Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

This approach calls upon all the creative and restorative faculties of the unconscious mind to find the best solutions for a positive evolution; it allows to solve a problem whatever its origin, the “place” of the body or the way it is expressed. It interacts on the physiological, psychological and mental levels.

The humanistic approach:

The humanistic approach, also called humanistic-existential, was born in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. According to this approach, the human being possesses the necessary resources to fully realize himself. In the humanistic approach, the psychologist or psychotherapist becomes a facilitator of this capacity for self-actualization. Psychologists Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May and Fritz Perls are among the great representatives of the humanistic approach.

Olivier Lockert defines this form of therapy as “Hypnosis in Consciousness”, in other words, this approach takes into account the entirety of the person, from the body to the mind, accepting their beliefs or even their spirituality; allowing the person to act on them in full consciousness, guided by the therapist. The person who experiences Humanist Hypnosis does not fall asleep, he/she keeps control, there is no letting go or trusting the therapist, it is he/she who opens up in consciousness and acts. The person awakens, gains self-awareness, helped by the therapist and the special techniques of Humanistic Hypnosis.
Hypnosis is an excellent therapeutic tool to relieve

Chronic pain
Addiction to cannabis, alcohol, drugs
Lack of self-confidence
Intense fatigue
Negative emotions
Addictions …
Weight loss.

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