Hypnosis will enable you to get started or moving again, to change or transform an emotional state or behavior which no longer suits you ; it can also enable you to move from one period of life to another, close a chapter and open a new one. It will also enable you to get to know yourself better.
Hypnosis has existed in different forms in all times and all cultures. Ericksonian hypnosis is a technique developed by Milton Erickson, a North American psychiatrist in the course of the XXth century. It’s a more customized and interactive approach compared to what was traditionally practiced before him.
The term Hypnosis is used both to describe a technique and the modified state of consciousness it is based on. This particular state of consciousness is one which you experience several times a day without realizing it: when you are totally absorbed in a task, a book, a film or even when you are love-struck! These are moments out of time during which you are in a different waking state during which you perceive things differently.
Since the 1990’s, this state has been identified and characterized by brain imaging (by functional MRI and PET-Scan), providing evidence of its physical existence. Scientifically, it can now be said that the state of hypnosis is a reality. Putting oneself in the state of hypnosis or doing it with a practitioner is thus intentionally reproducing a state of consciousness to serve the objective of the counseling.
It’s a state which enables the communication between our conscious (the flow of our thoughts) and our unconscious (everything which is not conscious: our learning, conditioning, body functions…). As a tree of which we can see the trunk and branches, we are familiar with our logical conscious; whereas our roots, of which we guess the existence, they are less familiar to us, just as our unconscious.
We unconscious develop emotional states and/or behaviors in response to events, some of which one day create discomfort. This discomfort is what we will be working on with hypnosis
Everyone can experience a state of hypnosis *. As hypnosis reproduces a natural and spontaneous state, everyone can experience it; however the experience differs from one person to another, and from one experience to another. The state can be more or less deep without impacting its efficiency. However, learning the method and regularly repeating the experience allows one to go more easily and quicker into the state: just like practicing a sport, the more you do, the more you progress.
* only contraindication: people suffering from schizophrenia, paranoïa, bipolar disorder or epileptic seizu
Francine Shapiro is an American psychologist. In 1987, as she was on a walk, she noticed her eyes moving rapidly from side to side, while at the same time disturbing thoughts in her head became less intrusive. That's how she got started to devise the form of therapy known as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR, which involves making rapid eye movements to stimulate the brain, assists people in processing traumatic memories The method was successfully tested with Vietnam veterans and was later imported to France by David Servan-Schreiber.
Traumatised individuals are highly anxious and permanently re-live the traumatic event (flash images, nightmares, intrusive images ...), and often avoid certain situations, activities, thoughts, feelings related to the trauma, have a hard time to concentrate or controlling their emotions, have sleeping disorders, ... all this a long time after the traumatic event or emotional shock took place.
RITMO® (Retraitement de l'Information Traumatique par les Mouvements Oculaires)*, developped by Lili Ruggieri is a combination of hypnosis and EMDR; this technique efficiently and quickly relieves people suffering from post traumatic stress syndrom in a long-lasting manner.
It is based on visual, audio and kinaesthesic stimulation ((tapping on knees, hands...) alternating left and right, while the client dives into his memory.
This process activates the area of the brain in charge of "digesting" the traumatic event by seperating it from the emotion. The perception of the event changes and is integrated : the event is put behind and no longer invades the present.
RITMO® is a technique for short-term therapies. In most cases, only a few sessions are needed, and sometimes one session is enough.
* Traumatic information reprocessing through eye movement
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