Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.

Milton Erickson

Ericksonian hypnosis is the name given to the particular style of hypnotherapy used and taught by psychiatrist, Milton Erickson. It describes a very specific form of hypnosis. Unlike traditional hypnotherapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy uses indirect suggestion, metaphor and storytelling to alter your state. During Eriksonian hypnosis, a trained hypnotherapist induces a state of intense concentration or focused attention. This is a guided process with verbal cues and repetition.The trance-like state you enter may appear similar to sleep in many ways, but you’re fully aware of what’s going on. While you’re in this trance-like state, your therapist will guide you through a process that uses the positive language and memories of the client. Because you’re in a heightened state of focus, you may be more open to reprogramming your subconscious to create the behavioural change that you desire. When the session is complete, your therapist will guide you from the trance-like state, or you will exit it on your own. Hypnotherapy may place the seeds of different thoughts in your mind during the trance-like state, and soon, those changes take root and prosper. Hypnotherapy may also clear the way for deeper processing and acceptance.

I use a blend of Ericksonian hypnosis, visualization, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques. For the most part, it's a very indirect form of hypnosis.This indirect, modern approach to hypnosis is safe, effective, and impactful.