Training in Medical Hypnoanalysis
The Medical Hypnoanalysis approach has been studied and well documented, and is used worldwide with great success by psychologists, medical doctors, social workers and dentists. The word “medical” refers to the medical approach of finding the underlying cause, thus focusing treatment on the "real problem" instead of just treating symptoms of the problem. The purpose is to find the root cause of the problem by means of a specifically designed word association exercise and age regressions. As a result, the client and therapist have greater access to the subconscious attitudes and feelings that shape behaviour. Once the underlying reason for the problem has been identified, gentle suggestions are used, helping the client to untie the subconscious knot and free himself/herself to live a healthier, more productive life. The old negative thought patterns are replaced using positive suggestions, which, in turn, can lead to a well, emotionally balanced, mature individual.
Medical Hypnoanalysis as intervention strategy therefore provides an additional mechanism to identify the underlying issues and devise unique solutions to every client. This approach enables the therapist to identify the core of a problem, as well as the resources available within the client, and to develop ways of bringing the two together in solutions that are "gift-wrapped" to match individual circumstances, thus unlocking the client's ownership of the therapy.
The purpose of training in Medical Hypnoanalysis is to provide the therapist with a unique approach to find the root cause of the client’s problem and the approach consists of an analytical phase followed by a therapy phase. During the analytical phase a specifically designed word association exercise is used to identify problem areas where the root cause of the problem originated from and a therapy plan is constructed. Age regression is used in the therapy phase to uncover and eliminate the root cause(s) of the problem. This is of great importance to psychologists to shorten the therapeutic process and deal with psychological issues promptly and cost effectively.
Training in Impact Therapy
The "toolboxes" of counsellors and therapists sometimes seem to lack techniques for successfully crossing the divide between theory and effecting change. Though therapists may be familiar with various theories and techniques, they do not always succeed in being effective with clients - in creating “impact”. The goal of impact techniques is to create change by using not only verbal, but also visual and kinesthetic exchanges. The emphasis is on making counselling clear, concrete and thought-provoking, rather than vague, abstract, and emotional. It is action and insight oriented and it gets clients thinking for themselves. Impact Therapy is an empowering approach to therapy and calls for the client to be active, thinking, seeing, and experiencing during the session. Impact Therapy can speed up the process since there is an emphasis on clients moving through their issues rather than "wallowing" in them.
Dr Lorna Geer
Last updated on 10 May 2017