Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy where one uses guided hypnosis for treatment. It's beying used for changing certain behaviours, thoughts and feelings. This is done under the guidance and with the help of a certified hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis is a state of trance and somehow similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or even one's own thoughts or meditations. In this state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find and utilize the natural resources deep within themselves that can help them make changes or regain control in certain areas of their life.
What can u use hypnotherapy for
Hypnotherapy is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including psychotherapy, burn-out, depression, overcoming phobias and other anxiety isseus like panic attacks. It's also very helpfull in treating addictions such as smoking, gambling, cocaine and sex addicion. It is also used to control pain and is being used in place of anesthesia, particularly in patients who prove to be allergic to anesthetic drugs. I also treat fear of public speaking, which is, due to my background in theatre something I have a perticular interest in.
What to Expect
Although there are different techniques, clinical hypnotherapy is generally performed in a calm, therapeutic environment. The therapist will guide you into a relaxed, focused state and ask you to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave. Unlike some dramatic portrayals of hypnosis in movies, books, or on stage, you will not be uncondcious, asleep, or in any way out of control of yourself. You will hear the therapist’s suggestions, and will not loose any control.
My name is Erik Willems, a cerfified hypnotherapist whith a private practice in Amsterdam. I'm a member of de NBVH (Dutch professional assiciation for hypnotherapists). I've done quite a lot of training in the USA and England so hypnotherapy in English is no problem at all. Besides hypnosis I also use EMDR, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) with clients. I also teach Ericksonian hypnosis.
Besides my therapeutic work I used to work in the theatre as a direcor, writer and a teacher. I teach stage performing classes for jazz students at the royal conservatory in Den Haag. As a communication trainer I work a lot for KPMG and oterh clients.
If you have any questions of would like to make an appointement, you can contact me via e-mail or call 06 2834 6906.