Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness differing from the state of sleep and which is partly accessible on a daily basis, when full consciousness strays to make way for day-dreaming.
for examples :
– Car journeys and travelling are very conducive to day-dreaming especially when regular; this allows automatism to take over leaving the conscious to move to other subjects
– Becoming passionate about a book, play, film or music also enables one to disconnect from reality
The role of the practitioner is to enhance this state to allow the unconscious to become more present. The patient then passes into a condition known as “hypnotic trance” which increases awareness of the inner self. In this way, the patient will be able to modify or improve his behaviour, handle his emotions better and hence restructure his behavioural habits, to finally get better and achieve his goals.
The hypnotic state simply enables disconnection from reality, but all the while remaining conscious; it’s a state of deep relaxation somewhere between drowsiness and sleep.
I practice various types of Hypnosis (Ericksonian, Classic and Integrative) and choose the one most adapted to each patient, depending on his or her needs and expectations. My personal preference does go to Integrative Hypnosis because of the fast and conclusive results, since each session is tailor-made.
" Hypnosis does not under any circumstances replace medicine, either for diagnostic purposes or treatment. Moreover, treatments are always respected. In our practice you will find confidentiality, respect and empathy. "