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Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnotherapist
Alexandra Dobbs
Sophrologist and Hypnotherapist

Hypnosis

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.

Origin

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.

Definition

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

Who for?

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

What for?

  • Well-being: learn how to manage your emotions and prevent them from taking over.
    Example: manage stress, manage emotions, regulate sleep, develop self-confidence and self-esteem, enhance learning experience (improve your concentration and memory…), manage a change in your personal or professional life…

 

  • Prepare a major event: manage apprehension, help you be aware and draw on your capacities to live the experience in the best conditions.
    Example: speeches, interviews and exams, giving birth, stage or sport performances…

 

  • Support a medical treatment*: help you to better cope with a treatment and/or regain a good quality of life by reducing the impact of side effects, help you better deal with pain and restore a good self-image.
    Example: tinnitus, fibromyalgia, cancer...

 

  • Support pathological behaviors *: manage phobias and impulses.
    Example: transportation phobia, agoraphobia, or other phobias, addictions (tobacco, alcohol, etc), bulimia, anorexia.

 

  • Overcome a shock or a trauma: aggression, accident, feeling of insecurity, … thanks to RITMO® (a technique inspired by EMDR).

    * NB: Sophrology and Hypnosis can be used on its own, and to complement other approaches (medical or holistic), but will never replace a medical advice or treatment.

Alexandra Dobbs
Vincennes and Boulogne

My practice in Vincennes

5 rue Robert Giraudineau
94300 Vincennes

My practice in Boulogne

10 sq du Pont de Sèvres
92100 Boulogne

From Monday to Saturday from 8h to 20h

Latest client feedback

"A gentle and concrete approach"

By A2line

Mrs. Dobbs proved to be very gentle and a very good listener all the way through. She took time during the first appointment to define with me my expectations in order to guide the sessions in the right direction, and to collect my feelings at each new session. This made it possible to target and work on the right topics for me. I also appreciated the fact of having concrete tools to practice sophrology exercises at home and thus be able to prolong the benefits. She also used Hypnosis at times which was also a first for me, like an "icing on the cake" and a nice surprise thank you!

"Very nice initiation at the Western Library of Vincennes"

By Delphine and Denise

Thank you Alexandra Dobbs for this introduction to sophrology at the Western Library of Vincennes! All the participants greatly appreciated the discovery of this practice. Relaxation is guaranteed!

"Now my daughter goes to sleep on her own!"

By Delphine

My daughter had problems falling asleep on her own and she used to wake up at night for years. She immediately felt at ease and felt confident to talk during the sessions. After only two sessions the result were there: quieter nights and general reassurance. The whole family enjoys it! :)

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