THERAPEUTIC HYPNOSISand its BENEFITS
What is therapeutic hypnosis?
The word “hypnosis” refers to both :
– a particular state of consciousness, between wakefulness and sleep, which is in fact a natural state that can be experienced daily when, for example, we let the mind “escape” while watching the landscape from a vehicle, or while watching the flames of a fire dance.
– a set of techniques to induce this state.
We use hypnosis to lead you into hypnosis…
Why use therapeutic hypnosis?
When you are in a state of hypnosis, your critical rational mind “goes on a journey”. So instead of focusing on your problem (which you know too well) you can use your imagination much more freely, especially to become creative and find new solutions to your problem.
Hypnotherapy has many uses, for example
- Strengthening the client’s resources, developing their abilities (concentration, memory, creativity) and self-confidence
- Reducing physical and mental stress, and better managing certain situations (anxiety, fears)
- Manage pain, either on a one-time basis (e.g. dental extraction, childbirth) or in case of chronic pain (after medical diagnosis)
- Facilitate sleep
- Change lifestyle habits, diet, or in cases of addiction (in addition to medical and/or psychological follow-up)
- Relieve symptoms of depression or burn-out (after medical diagnosis)
The different techniques of hypnosis:
The so-called “Classical” Hypnosis
It is based on conscious-unconscious dissociation and is generally quite directive. Any hypnosis practitioner knows techniques from classical hypnosis but it is used as such especially in its medical applications.
Thename of the American psychiatrist Milton Erickson who used very particular strategies, deliberately seeking the vagueness, the ambiguous to deceive the rational mind of his patients, telling anecdotes and giving them tasks (often very creative).
It takes up the elements of classical hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, as well as the contributions of NLP, in a less directive perspective, and integrating the patient’s participation.
Developed by Olivier Lockert, it is no longer based on conscious-unconscious dissociation but reverses the usual hypnotic induction to reconnect the person to himself and others, to associate or awaken him more.
Show hypnosis uses basic techniques of Classical Hypnosis, with an authoritarian and directive aspect of the hypnotist.
Hypnotherapy under Bill 21 (Quebec):
Since June 2012, to practice psychotherapy in Quebec, including through hypnosis, you must be a psychologist, doctor or holder of a psychotherapist’s permit.
As we are not psychologists, doctors or holders of a psychotherapist’s license, we do not use hypnosis techniques as part of psychotherapy.
As a reminder, psychotherapy is defined in section 187.1 of the Professional Code as follows:
“Psychological treatment for a mental disorder, behavioural disturbances or any other problem resulting in psychological suffering or distress that is intended to promote significant changes in the client’s cognitive, emotional or behavioural functioning, interpersonal system, personality or state of health. This treatment goes beyond helping with common difficulties or providing advice or support. »
The hypnosis practitioner can therefore use hypnosis in the following types of interventions:
- The coaching meeting that aims to support the person through meetings, which can be regular or punctual, allowing the person to express himself on his difficulties. In such a setting, the professional or intervener may give him advice or make recommendations.
- A supportive intervention that aims to support the person in maintaining and consolidating adaptation gains and strategies by targeting strengths and resources through regular or ad hoc meetings or activities. It involves reassuring, providing advice and providing information related to the person’s condition or the situation experienced.
- Conjugal and family intervention, which aims to promote and support the optimal functioning of the couple or family through interviews often involving all its members. Its purpose is to change elements of marital or family functioning that hinder the development of the couple or family members or to offer help and advice to cope with the difficulties of everyday life.
- Psychological education which aims at learning through information and education of the person. It can be used at all stages of the
care and service process. It is the teaching of specific knowledge and skills aimed at maintaining and improving the autonomy or health of the person, in particular to prevent the onset of health or social problems including mental disorders or the deterioration of the mental state. Teaching may include, for example, the nature of the physical or mental illness, its manifestations, its treatments including the role that the person can play in maintaining or restoring his health and also on techniques of stress management, relaxation or self-affirmation.
- Rehabilitation that aims to help the person cope with the symptoms of an illness or improve skills. It is used, among other things, with people with significant mental health problems to enable them to achieve an optimal degree of autonomy for recovery. It can be part of accompaniment or support meetings and integrate, for example, the management of hallucinations and training in daily and social skills.
- Clinical follow-up consists of meetings that allow the updating of a disciplinary intervention plan. It is intended for people who have behavioral disturbances or any other problem resulting in psychological suffering or distress or health problems including mental disorders. It may involve the contribution of different professionals or stakeholders grouped into interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary teams. This follow-up may be part of an intervention plan within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services or the Education Act, take place within the framework of accompanying meetings or support interventions, as defined above, and also involve rehabilitation or psychological education. It may also be aimed at adjusting drug therapy.
- Coaching that aims to actual the potential by developing the talents, resources or skills of people who are neither distressed nor suffering, but who express particular needs in terms of personal or professional achievements.
- Crisis intervention, which consists of an immediate, brief and directive intervention that is modulated according to the type of crisis, the characteristics of the person and those around him. It aims to stabilize the state of the person or his environment in relation to the crisis situation. This type of intervention may involve exploring the situation and estimating possible consequences, for example, the potential for dangerousness, suicidal risk or the risk of decompensation, de-escalation, support, teaching coping strategies to cope with the situation experienced, and referring them to the services or care most appropriate to the needs.
Source: Agreement between the École de Formation Professionnelle en Hypnothérapie du Québec and the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec – 2015
Hypnotherapy sessions per Video
If you live far away or just prefer to stay at home, video hypnosis works very well!
Consultations by Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp.
Secure connection by password.
I loved my experience.
I went for a stress problem and in one session Florence managed to relax me like never before thanks to hypnosis.
My neck and shoulders are completely relaxed and it’s been two weeks already! I can’t relax anymore and I’m going back very soon to continue the work!
By video-conference (Zoom - Skype - WhatsApp)
Duration: 50 to 60 min.
The first session may take a little longer
Price per session: CAN$ 125 (about 100USD / 85€)
Possibility of evening / week-end sessions