Brief therapy/hypnosis usually consists of a collaboration lasting from three to seven consultations.
If we agree that further consultations are necessary, we never the less pause after the first seven consultations. This is for the client to have a chance to check his/her problem’s “baseline”, and insuring that the treatment does not become habitual or loses energy.
Some examples of typical topics in brief therapy/hypnosis: Anxiety, fobias, depression, psychosomatic disorders, life crises, traumas, burnout, smoking addiction, problems with sleeping, conflicts and relational problems in the family or on the job, sexual problems, negative stress, concentration problems and more.
A brief therapy may typically consist of:
- Focused problem-solving regarding current problems
- Change of dysfunctional patterns of thinking and/or emotional responses
- Use of hypnosis
- Ordeals for the client to carry out outside the therapy room
- Learning techniques for deep relaxation, self-hypnosis and/or meditation
- Learning favourable models of thinking and social communication
With me, brief therapy/hypnosis is mainly focused on active behaviour and learning. To a much lesser degree it is about analysing and obtaining “insight” or revealing “causes” of the past. Efficient brief therapy is focused, concentrating on one problem at a time.
I run a general practice available to people with a wide range of problems. Disorders calling for treatment with long term follow-up or support between consultations are regrettably outside my range of work.