Hypnosis is one of the oldest methods in medicine and psychotherapy. The American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson (1901 – 1980), who is often regarded as the greatest practitioner and teacher of modern hypnotherapy, contributed significantly to modern hypnotherapy in the last decades of his life. Modern hypnotherapy is a communicative co-operation between patient and therapist. The latter helps the client to enter into a hypnotic trance, where he or she can relax and reduce the inner noise, allowing them to look at things differently. The unconsciousness is primarily seen here as a source of power and energy. There is an increased access to physical, emotional and cognitive processes, giving hypnotherapy a special therapeutic value.

Areas in which hypnotherapy is effective:

  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Overcoming social inhibitions or speech inhibitions
  • Burnout
  • Psychosomatic symptoms or diseases
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Diffuse, unexplained fear
  • Learning blockades
  • Weight problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Quitting smoking