Bruni Brewin email: brunibrewin@bbbenefits. com.auHypnotherapy www.bbbenefits.com.au web: Ph: (02) 46255546 Bruni Brewin Mob: 0407 275 329 President Emeritus (Life) Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association Established 1949 www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au National Free Advisory Line 1800 067 557
ExplanationWe hardly focus on things in ourlife that are going well –However we continually arefocussing on the things thataren’t working well.And we see these thingsdifferently to those that do notsee the same thing as a problem. See this example....
So how can Hypnotherapy help and what is it?Hypnotherapy is a State ofHeightened Awareness– We are able to access our emotional mind which is at a deeper level – the one we have named - the subconscious... This part has the ability to release negative past beliefs, fears, anxieties and defeating coping methods in an instant if it makes sense to it, and it wants to do that.– It is able to help alter Psychological and Physiological structures
Research and Clinical Outcome are not always the sameA works in progress
Example• Research says that it takes 7-10 days for the chemicals in cigarettes to leave the body...• Research says that it takes 12 weeks for marijuana to leave the body...• Hypnosis is able to release the craving and withdrawal under awareness from the conscious body in one session for both.• But it doesn’t always do this – why not?
WAR Willpower Analytical Thinking 10% Rational Thinking Cons. Mind HALT Hunger Anger Lonely SHIP Tired Strategies 90% Sub-Cons. Mind Habits Impulses Psychological & Physical wellbeing Iceberg AnalogyAnalogy by Steve G Jones
Anger Bullying We are Beings With Thoughts, Beliefs, Feelings and Emotions Phobia Habits Anxiety Low Self EsteemFrustration Fear Health Peers Calm Worthless
• All feelings and emotions are in the subconscious part of our mind.• Individually like our fingerprints we carry our own beliefs and convictions on all matters.• The internal issue that needs clarification is: How is it that we hold that set of beliefs and what can we do about that if we want to change?
• Witchdoctor • Pointing the Bone - Aboriginal • Neuroscience/seeing the brain • Cell Biology – Bruce Lipton • Doctors/Specialists - Expectancy • Placebo & Nocebo effectISBN (13):9781921215827Norman Doidge, MD Placebo u-tube links – Heal Your Body on Command: http://youtu.be/EUAiyi4umpc
The Boy 15 was Covered with millions of warts – they called him the elephant boy The warts will fall off your right arm and new skin will grow and be soft and normal...http://youtu.be/EUAiyi4umpc
Summary:– Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness– Research & Clinical Outcome are not always the same– There is a lot more that we just don’t know yet– We are many things and it depends what feelings & emotions are running inside us as to who we are and how we are able to overcome our adversaries.
Hypnotherapy is more than merely hypnosisWhat is needed for success? – Counselling & Hypnotherapy skills – Peripheral skills – Knowledge and tools in the area being dealt with – Intuition, hypothesising, checking this with the client
Hypnotherapy is more than merely hypnosis• Imagination• Metaphors• Stories• Visualisations• Specific hypnosis techniques for releasing negative emotions and replacing them with positive suggestions.
Depending on what type of training a therapist hasundertaken, also life experienceand the belief systems of boththe therapist and patient willdetermine how successful theoutcome will be. However, research says....
Rapport between therapist andpatient has been shown to bemost important in thetherapeutic relationship, socertainly ANY approach can getsome results, even dramaticones.
Hypnotherapy does not requirethe patient to necessarilyunderstand intrinsically who theyare on a conscious level, but thatthey can be released emotionallyand move on.Outcome evaluation is by way of a SUD’s(subjective units of distress) rating or aVAS (Visual Analogue Scale).
As a consumer – it is up to you to check out if they (a hypnotherapist) has the hypnotherapy expertise for what you want them to do for you. You are able to Obtain Guidance from the AHA National Free Advisory Line 1800 067 557 or the AHA Vic. Advisory Line 1800 186 305
ConclusionYou are the Specialists in yourfield of expertise.If a hypnotherapist can assist youwith what you feel the patientneeds to do to get better –then we are helping you, and weare helping your patients toachieve a better outcome underyour guidance.
There are a number of research papers coming out that are able to validate the efficacy of hypnotherapy – pubmed cochraneare just 2 of the sites where you can find these.However, it is helpful to remembernot all outcome ends up in research papers.
There are many things that I have helped people with where there is no research. Can this be duplicated with other clients by other therapists?– that of course would require another research.