Hypnotherapy


Everybody needs a little support now and then. In your personal life as well as in your working life you might encounter obstacles that need attention. Sometimes it is difficult to solve things on your own. Coaching and hypnotherapy are very effective ways to help you overcome obstacles, issues and problems so that you can reach your own personal goals and live a happier life.

When?
With hypnotherapy you can work on the following issues:
• Stress, tension, nervousness
• Fears, phobias, anxiety
• Traumas and emotional processes
• Feelings of depression, grief, sadness
• Burn-out
• Fear for failure, fear of exams
• Sleeping problems, sexual problems
• Mood swings
• Physical complaints such as pain, hyperventilation, stomach and gut-problems,
   allergies
• Addictive behaviour
• Improving memory and concentration in study, work and sports
• Stimulation of creativity and personal growth
• Achieving full potential in sports

Coaching or Hypnotherapy?
Coaching and Hypnotherapy are two different things. Which one is most suited for you depends on your personal situation.

Coaching is a great way to help you achieve personal or professional goals. During coaching sessions, you and your coach identify the issues that block you from reaching your full potential or goals. These issues are put in order to bring structure to your situation. Your coach will help you tackle your issues one by one. Coaching is a dynamic and interactive way of accompanying people on their journey. The goal is to try and get the best out of someone's potential. When you are being coached, you are working with knowledge you already possess. See coaching as working from your inside world to the outside world. You go 'from the inside to the outside', while with hypnotherapy you go 'from the outside to the inside'.

Hypnotherapy goes deeper then coaching. Hypnotherapy gets you in contact with places you normally don't have access to. You make contact with the subconscious. The conscious mind is the mind we all know. You can compare it with a large iceberg. The top of the iceberg represents the conscious mind. It drifts above the water for you to see and understand. The rest of the iceberg, the part you don't see is called the subconscious mind. This part of the mind is much larger than the conscious mind. The subconscious can even be seen as more important than the conscious mind as it controls the processes of your feelings and behaviour. It influences you without you knowing or wanting it. But in your subconsciousness there is also a lot of knowledge and wisdom available. By understanding the concept of the subconsciousness you can start exploring your own resources that can help you solve problems or issues you might be struggling with. Hypnotherapy is an instrument that can be used to get access to these resources.

How does hypnotherapy work?
In hypnotherapy we use trance to gain access to the knowledge which is stored in the subconscious. Trance is a form of deep and directed concentration. Everyone has experienced trance before. For instance, when you are daydreaming or so completely drawn into reading a book, watching a movie or playing a computer game, you are so concentrated on the activity of that moment, that you don't even notice when someone enters the room or asks you something. Such experiences are called 'everyday spontaneous trance'. It is a state of high and deep concentration.

In hypnotherapy we use this trance, this state of concentration. The therapist guides the client to his or her inside world so the client can exclude the outside world and make contact with the inner world where problems are situated and resources and answers are hidden. The answer lies within the client. New insights, possibilities and solutions can evolve so that a new path can be explored and integrated in the life of the client. In contrast to what is often thought, the conscious part remains an observer and the client can fully hear and react to everything that is said. You are still in control, even if you are in trance.

Therapist
The therapist has extensive experience with English speaking clients. He used to live in the United Kingdom and often stayed in the United States. Furthermore he took many English courses and is therefore fluent in the English language.