As well as alleviating a range of disadvantageous habits and many physical ailments, Hypno-Psychotherapy also deals in
deep-seated problems involving themes and procedures in many ways similar to those addressed by many other branches
of Psychotherapy. Hypno-Psychotherapists take a wide-ranging and eclectic view in helping clients to understand and to alleviate
A variety of approaches are represented within the Section. At one end of the spectrum Hypno-Psychotherapists base their
diagnostic work and therapeutic strategies in modern information processing models whilst others have emphases in other orientations
( e.g. Cognitive, Cognitive Analytic, Psychodynamic or Counselling modes ). In all cases, practice differs from other
forms of psychotherapy in the deliberate ( direct and indirect ) use of altered mental states and supporting therapeutic structures
as the principal medium for effecting change.
It should be emphasized that the methods and strategies used in Hypno-Psychotherapy, though powerful and often speedy in
effect, also respect and are attuned to the qualities and characteristics of the individual client involved. They
seek to utilize and enhance the resources and capabilities that reside in all people, and do not by any means require the
client to respond to any standardized technique or to fit into any standardized pattern.
While flexibility is paramount, the working relationship in Hypno-Psychotherapy strives for equality between client and
therapist, in providing a safe and supportive environment, where the client can explore and clarify relevant personal matters.
In encouraging agreed modification of the client's beliefs, emotional responses and behaviour, the problem may require
the therapist to assume a more active or directive role. In shorter term engagements, it can be used to inculcate skills
and overcome limiting habits or personal and social inhibitions. During longer-term therapy, the working relationship
may present a dynamic context for the client to examine and work through important self-protection issues, including
the reframing and resolution of challenging early experiences and liberation from previous blocks to personal development.
Hypno-Psychotherapy may be valuable to anyone seeking to resolve specific problems, or for personal development.