Psychoanalysis in St Albans
Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis.
‘A unique blend of Psychoanalysis and hypnosis that gets to the root of the problem’.
‘So what is Psychoanalysis?’.
It is a type of therapy that allows people to move forward from conflicting emotional experiences. A vast amount of psychological ailments/symptoms are formed and maintained by people’s limiting thoughts and beliefs and endorsed by negative thinking formations created by earlier experiences.
For the majority of people, these negative formed beliefs are a way of thinking that have arisen in relation to a specific conflicting, challenging event(s) or experience(s). On occasions people are able to recover from these unwanted adverse life experiences naturally, as they learn to use them in a way which is positive which in-tern enables them to feel powerful. Often enough by exposing them to some difficult life events, this enables people to be resilient because they build their own positive life tools and learn how to effectively deal with challenges. Emotional issues such as anxiety and other psychological disorders respond well to this type of treatment.
Psychoanalysis or Hypnoanalysis is based on the doctrine of cause and effect, the main object of psychoanalytical therapy is to search for the original emotion or experience or the source of a particular problem that is causing the undue stress and anxiety by the use of free association. Only after the intense bottled up emotions are confronted and the original cause is found, the emotions will then be released, and a permanent relief of the symptom(s)are then achieved and realisation is gained.
How is my anxiety linked to a past experience?
An intense emotional event from our childhood may be hidden from the conscious part of the mind, but is linked with a behaviour such as a phobia,social anxiety, panic attack, depression or a more physical symptom such as a stuttering and stammering. By examining these past events and allowing the associated emotion to be released, these patterns of behaviour, the symptoms, become unnecessary and therefore cease and break down almost immediately. ‘There is no reason at all why anyone should have to put up with something that is inside of themselves but outside their control’. Hypnoanalysis enables a person to visit again any unresolved negative formed conflicting, emotional traumatic experiences, in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Once this process is achieved hypnoanalysis helps them to change their limiting beliefs and ways of thinking about them.
In session with Hypnoanalysis.
Hypnoanalysis simply involves a person relaxing under hypnosis and taking their mind back to a conflicting experience(s). The client would then be asked to freely association (cognitive free association), and express all the thoughts, beliefs, images and sensations that come to mind. Expressing and verbally speaking through thoughts and recollections helps a person process the experience; it would enable them to make sense of it and put it into plain context. Many people gradually and naturally tend to reconfigure their experiences during the processing, as they in a non-judgemental environment whereby they can flow through the experience. During the process many experiences will be discussed as to enable the person to gain some perspective. This will allow the person to process and move forward in their life in a positive, more enlightened way. Hypnoanalysis can help with an array of symptoms including phobias, obsessions, compulsions, sexual and emotional issues and much much more. Hypnoanalysis can also help a person to overcome an array of other challenging, emotional or conflicting experiences that may have been witnessed over the years. These experiences may have been experienced in childhood or they may be more current. These experiences could include bereavement, traumatic experience, severe accidents, physical illnesses, physical assault, sexual assault and abuse past and present. The above listing of symptoms is not exhaustive of what is covered so please contact for more information.
Psychoanalysis verses Clinical Hypnotherapy
The main differences between Psychoanalysis and Clinical Hypnotherapy is that Clinical Hypnotherapy only deals with the symptom(s) whereas Psychoanalysis deals with the cause of the symptom.
Here is an example below to help illustrate the difference: A person suffers from a severe pain in their back. They go to see their general practitioner who prescribes pain-killers, the doctor has only dealt with the symptom ie. the pain-killers have removed the pain, but it may return if they stop taking the tablets. This is very similar with clinical hypnotherapy. The GP then refers them to a private specialist, who recommends surgery.
The surgeon removes the cause and the pain has gone and will ultimately never return. This is again similar with psychoanalysis. The use of clinical hypnotherapy to attempt to remove a phobia, say for instance claustrophobia, may, in some cases appear to work for the symptom.The behaviour pattern that was protecting the cause, the phobia (symptom), may have been removed, but because the ’cause’ remains, a new protective pattern of behaviour must be created and a phenomenon known as symptom substitution can appear. When this happens, where the person is no longer claustrophobic, they may now have acquired the opposite problem, a fear of going out into the open, known as agoraphobia or something equally as problematic, this is known as symptom substitution. And most definitely, that person will praise the clinical hypnotherapist that cured them of their horrible claustrophobia. Then they find themselves having to spend more time and money going back to that great clinical hypnotherapist to get rid of the new problematic agoraphobia. And the problems keeps being replaced and yet again another substituted symptom will appear and the person will be back to first base.
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