Hypnoanalysis

What is Hypnoanalysis?

Hypnoanalysis is a highly developed form of Hypnotherapy designed to help you resolve the cause of a problem rather than just simply trying to control the symptoms.

Hypnoanalysis in St. Louis - Woman on the analysts couch

It is especially suited to the resolution of Anxiety, Depression, Fears, Phobias and other primary Psychological problems through the medium of emotional release.

The process of Hypnoanalysis is to create a therapeutic environment in which the client feels “safe” enough to release previously unconscious, or repressed experiences.

It is this “release” that allows clients to get on with their lives without always unconsciously referring back to these earlier events.

Hypnoanalysis is a multi-session intervention with treatment sessions held weekly as seen in other therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) although on average Hypnoanalysis requires fewer sessions than CBT, typically 6 to 12 sessions.

What’s the difference between Hypnoanalysis and Clinical Hypnosis?

Clinical Hypnosis, or Suggestion Therapy as it is sometimes known, and Hypnoanalysis differ fundamentally.

Most people will know somebody who has seen a Hypnotherapist for the Fear of Flying. Normally somebody suffering from this “phobia” will have just the one session of therapy in which the Hypnotherapist uses the Hypnotic State to “suggest” positive thoughts and feelings about Flying so that the sufferer can “think” and “feel” differently the next time they fly. This is why it is known as “suggestion” therapy.

Whilst Clinical Hypnosis can help to deal with these types of issues fairly effectively, the process does not really deal with the reasons “WHY” the person has these “irrational” fears and worries in the first place, and typically the effects of clinical hypnosis are known to be temporary.

Hypnoanalysis tries to solve the problem from the other way around by helping clients first understand and then come to terms with WHY they have these irrational thoughts or feelings. Once these reasons are understood the client is able to then bring about a fundamental and permanent change in their behaviour.

Can anybody benefit from Hypnoanalysis?

Everybody is unique and perceives the world in their own unique way, with their unique personal experiences, character and perceptions determining their suitability for the process.

Certain “character types” find the process of Hypnoanalysis very difficult and by carefully screening clients at our initial consultations we are able to advise accordingly.

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Location

Linda M. Guhe, MSW
MindBodyClinicalHypnosis
225 S. Merame Avenue, Suite 205
St. Louis, MO  63105-3511

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All conditions that may be helped using Hypnotic Techniques also require the commitment of the patient or client. 

Hypnotherapy is not magic and can only help you to make changes if you have a strong desire to change and are willing to put in a maximum effort.