Hypnotherapy for English speakers
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy which is used for changing certain behaviours, thoughts and feelings. This is done under the guidance and with the help of a professional certified hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is not classic talk therapy and uses a wide variety of exercises and techniques to connect you with your unconscious mind.
What is hypnotherapy
Examples of methods are visualisation, regression, inner child work and working with parts. With regression you go back to an earlier moment in your life to process the unprocessed pain in the right way. Working with parts allows you to make contact with your inner critic, the perfectionist, the addiction part of your inner child. Besides hypnosis I also use EMDR and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and solution focussed therapy in my practise. I have a private practice in Amsterdam west (Bos en Lommer) and over the years i've specialised in working with addictions and anxiety problems.
Addiction may include substance abuse such as alcohol or cocaïne but also behaviour addictions like eating, sex, porn or gambling. I also work as an group counselor for people with addiction problems at ITMYS addiction care in Hilversum. I combine my therapeutic expertise with extensive lived experience expertise, having overcome addiction myself. Please make sure to understand that working with addictions and anxiety problems is not a matter of one or two sessions, where you simply reprogram your unconscious mind and all is well.
Is hypnotherapy different in English?
I've done quite a lot of training in the US and England so hypnotherapy in English is no problem at all. As a therapist I work in the tradition of the American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson, which is also called Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Here we use language as an important tool, to guide someone in hypnosis. And working with language patterns in Ericksonian hypnosis is easier in English compared to Dutch
Please not that I'm currently not taking on any new clients, due to a long waiting list.