Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Solution focused therapy focuses the mind on what people want to achieve (the solution) more than on issues or their causes. The approach focuses on the future and not on the past. It creates a picture of positive actions and outcomes, and lets the subconscious mind determine how to get there.
Hypnotherapy does not provide the answer by itself, it relies on you using your brain – however because of how the brain is, this can be very easy. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a process of working together to relax and let the brain do its thing, so that you can achieve your desired goals.
You can listen to a short description here of how the solution focused approach can work, even for issues such as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and major depression, which can take a bit of time to resolve:
Other benefits Solution focused hypnotherapy doesn’t rely on analytical thought or the conscious mind, so it can be very fast, and feel easy, effortless even. Because it improves general brain functioning and engages the subconscious, it can also allow changes to happen far beyond the original presenting issues. It is quite common for customers to see dramatic improvements in areas of their lives beyond what they originally intended.
While the process does not involve any medication it can be combined with and can complement the use of medication such as anti-depressants or anxiety medication. This would be done in consultation with your doctor.
Part of a mental health revolution In the full interview on PirateFM's Health & Wellbeing show we discuss the process, applications and benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in more detail, as well as our views on anxiety, depression and mental health.