Updated: Apr 16
Strategic Psychotherapy with Hypnotherapy: A Proven Way to Help People with Mental Health Struggles
Mental health issues can be debilitating, and many people struggle to find effective ways to cope with their symptoms. Fortunately, strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is a proven way to help people through what they are struggling with. In this blog post, we will discuss how strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for mental health issues.
What is Strategic Psychotherapy with Hypnotherapy?
Strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is a process-driven, client-centred, solution-based, and future-focused approach to therapy. It is based on the principles of positive psychology, and cognitive behavioural therapy and utilizes hypnosis to help clients achieve their goals sooner. The approach is process-driven, meaning that the therapist and client work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the client's specific needs and teaches the client new thinking patterns and processes to run in the problem space they are seeking help for. The approach is solution-based, meaning that the therapist helps the client identify solutions to their problems, rather than just focusing on the problems themselves. The approach is future-focused, meaning that the therapist helps the client envision a positive future or goal and works with them in the steps to achieving it.
Why is Strategic Psychotherapy with Hypnotherapy Effective?
Strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is effective because it is a solution-focused approach to therapy. Hypnosis is a psychological technique that involves inducing a trance-like state in which a person experiences a heightened level of focus and suggestibility. It is much like getting immersed in a good book or daydreaming or meditating. You are in control and can change states easily at any point. The client is always in the driver’s seat. During hypnosis, individuals are guided into a state of deep relaxation, often by inducing alpha or theta brainwaves, which are associated with a meditative and relaxed state. In this state, the subconscious mind becomes more receptive to suggestions, and individuals can learn new patterns of thinking and behaviour. By bypassing the critical thinking faculties of the conscious mind, which are associated with the beta brainwave state, hypnosis can facilitate personal growth and change by giving suggestions different to the automatic responses that occur when triggered. Helping the client run a different thought pattern and process the stimulus, trigger, or event differently when it happens again. Overall, hypnosis is a powerful tool for promoting relaxation, healing, and self-improvement. Hence why at Me Therapy we say feel good, do better and thrive.
Another reason why strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is effective is that it doesn't require endless sessions. Because the therapy is process-driven, the therapist and client work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to the client's specific needs. This means that the therapy is focused on achieving specific goals, rather than just talking about problems. Because of this, clients can often see results in just a small number of sessions. This can be incredibly empowering for clients, as it helps them take ownership of their treatment and feel more in control of their mental health. If you are struggling with mental health issues, perhaps consider trying strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. It may be just the solution you need to start feeling better.
Why there is a movement towards psychotherapy with hypnotherapy?
People are Turning to this Powerful Approach to Mental Health
In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards strategic hypnotherapy as an effective approach to mental health. Experts like Dr Michael Yapko have been advocating for the use of hypnotherapy in psychotherapy for many years, and the evidence supporting its effectiveness continues to grow. It is interesting why more people haven’t previously requested the use of hypnosis in treatment and it's usually incorrect misconceptions or lack of knowledge. However, people are turning to strategic hypnotherapy and those who have used it don't understand why more people don't take the steps to try it. But this is changing there is a movement and soon a groundswell of people who will be reaching out for strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy.
First and foremost, strategic hypnotherapy is a comfortable and easy way to take back control of your life. Many people who have struggled with mental health issues like anxiety and depression or have something they want to change in terms of unhealthy habits, fears, and reactions in certain situations have found traditional talk therapy to be uncomfortable or ineffective, often focusing on why something is the case and reliving painful memories or times. Strategic psychotherapy with hypnotherapy offers a safe and relaxed environment where we ask how questions to understand how you do what you do, and we help clients to utilise the skills they innately have so clients can work towards their future goals without feeling overwhelmed.
Another reason why people are turning to strategic hypnotherapy is that it is a solution-focused approach to therapy. Rather than focusing on problems, strategic hypnotherapy focuses on solutions. The therapist works with the client to identify their goals and helps them develop a plan to achieve them. This can be incredibly empowering for clients, as it helps them take control of their lives and feel more confident in their ability to cope with their mental health struggles.
Finally, strategic hypnotherapy is a process-driven approach to therapy, which means that clients can often see results in just a few sessions. This contrasts with traditional talk therapy, which can take months or even years to see results. Many people who have tried strategic hypnotherapy are amazed at how quickly they see positive changes in their lives.
There is a growing trend towards strategic hypnotherapy as an effective approach to mental health. People are turning to this powerful approach because it is comfortable, easy, solution-focused, and process-driven. People who have used strategic hypnotherapy often don't understand why more people don't try it because of its effectiveness. If you are struggling with mental health issues, consider trying strategic hypnotherapy. The evidence supporting its effectiveness is overwhelming, and it may be just the solution you need to take back control of your life.
by Kylie Essing BA mgt, psych, Dip psych hypno