What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
It is a highly effective combination of positive psychotherapy and relaxing, pleasant hypnosis. It uses practical, modern, and well researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy incorporates positive psychology principles and practices of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), based on up to date neuroscientific research on how the brain works and the focus is always upon the positive rather than the negative, which help clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.
The added benefit of hypnosis, which can be likened to ‘day dreaming’, means that the sessions are incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. There is no regression and therefore no focus on reliving previous difficult experiences or past trauma. Many clients find this approach incredibly refreshing and reassuring.
How does Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on the present and the future and not the past. A Solution Focused Hypnotherapist will ask clients to consider their preferred future, for instance asking solution-focused questions such as: “what would be better if the problem had improved?” or “what would have changed?” This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and this is done simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life that encourage a shift in perspective.