Hypno Psychotherapy - E Therapy

What is Hypno-Psychotherapy?

Hypno-psychotherapy is an integrated approach to psychotherapy that combines hypnotherapy with other forms of psychological treatment. This is an intentional and principled use of hypnosis alongside psychotherapy to enable change in a client’s life, that the latter has agreed to.

The therapist will also have an in-depth understanding of other therapeutic models to address the client’s beliefs, thoughts and feelings of previous life events which will be integrated with the hypnosis, including ideas of Freud, Rogers, Adler, Erickson to name a few.

Hypno-psychotherapy can involve numerous different types of psychotherapy, including:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Neurolinguistic psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Humanistic integrative psychotherapy
  • Gestalt psychotherapy

The therapist will use guided hypnosis to enable clients to use their own reserves to make changes and take charge of aspects of their life they have found difficult, including things like anxiety or addictive behaviours.

The therapist will enable the client to explore aspects of their own life in a positive way to help them to gain a different perspective and way of being in the world.

What is the Difference Between Hypnotherapy and Hypno-Psychotherapy?

While hypnotherapy and hypno-psychotherapy may seem relatively similar on the surface there are key differences which separate them. Hypnotherapy can be classified as a subset of hypno-psychotherapy with psychotherapy being more expansive.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilises hypnosis to help you feel more relaxed and open to suggestion. If you’re looking to quit smoking, lessen anxiety, or stimulate more positive habits.

Once in this hypnotised state, your therapist will ‘speak’ to your subconscious to help you meet your specific goal(s).

Hypno-psychotherapy is similar to this, but combines regular hypnotherapy with psychotherapy such as CBT to target deeper, more personal issues such as trauma or abuse.

What Does Hypno-Psychotherapy Help Treat?

Hypno-psychotherapy has been shown to benefit adults experiencing pain, stress or dysfunctional habits.

Complex emotional, physical and psychological issues respond best to hypno-psychotherapy over normal psychotherapy.

Hypno-psychotherapy has been shown to help people facing issues such as:

The Benefits of Hypno-Psychotherapy

Hypno-psychotherapy is used for psychological disorders that cannot be treated by hypnotherapy alone. Alongside addressing and working to treat a range of mental health disorders, hypno-psychotherapy can also work to combat bad habits such as smoking, drinking, etc.

However, hypno-psychotherapy can also be utilised to treat more surface-level problems such as social anxiety, phobias and general low self-confidence. Hypno-psychotherapy has also been shown to relieve stress-related symptoms such as IBS and headaches.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Physical problems such as skin disorders

This is often directive therapy and suits those who like to be told what to do by an expert.

Can You Do Hypno-Psychotherapy Online?

Yes, while hypno-psychotherapy sessions are generally conducted offline, these sessions can also be online. Almost all hypnosis tools and techniques can be used online over video-chat software such as Zoom, as well as over the telephone - and can be just as effective!

There may be certain hypnosis tools and techniques that are not suitable for online sessions, as well as issues that cannot be addressed over the phone. To see if hypno-psychotherapy is suitable for you online, it is best to have an initial consultation with a hypno-psychotherapist who will be able to best advise.

How Can I Access Hypno-Psychotherapy?

If you’re looking to access hypno-psychotherapy for yourself or someone else, you can find a therapist here who will be able to help you. E-Therapy has a range of therapists who specialise in different types of psychotherapy including hypno-psychotherapy.