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Medical Hypnoanalysis/Hypnotherapy

The Medical Hypnoanalysis approach has been studied and well documented, and is used worldwide with great success by psychologists, medical doctors, social workers and dentists. The word “medical” refers to the medical approach of finding the underlying cause, thus focusing treatment on the “real problem” instead of just treating symptoms of the problem. The purpose is to find the root cause of the problem by means of a specifically designed word association and age regressions. As a result, the client and therapist have greater access to the subconscious attitudes and feelings that shape behaviour. Once the underlying reason for the problem has been identified, gentle suggestions are used, helping the client to untie the subconscious knot and free himself/herself to live a healthier, more productive life. The old negative thought patterns are replaced using positive suggestions, which, in turn, can lead to a well, emotionally balanced, mature individual.

Medical Hypnoanalysis as intervention strategy therefore provides an additional mechanism to identify the underlying issues and devise unique solutions to every client. This approach enables the therapist to identify the core of a problem, as well as the resources available within the client, and to develop ways of bringing the two together in solutions that are “gift-wrapped” to match individual circumstances, thus unlocking the client’s ownership of the therapy.

The purpose of training in Medical Hypnoanalysis is to provide the therapist with a unique approach to find the root cause of the client’s problem and the approach consists of an analytical phase followed by a therapy phase. During the analytical phase a specifically designed word association exercise is used to identify problem areas where the root cause of the problem originated from and a therapy plan is constructed. Age regression is used in the therapy phase to uncover and eliminate the root cause(s) of the problem. This is of great importance to psychologists to shorten the therapeutic process and deal with psychological issues promptly and cost effectively.

Hypnosis
Hypnosis is actually a state of inner absorption, focused attention and concentration of the mind. In this state one could relax your body and focus on your own inner world of experiencing. Hypnosis has been compared to using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when your mind is focused and concentrated, you will be able to use your mind more powerfully. Therefore, because hypnosis allows one to use more of your potential, the ultimate act of self-control is to learn self-hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a natural ability. A person goes in and out of a hypnotic state when concentrating intently on something, daydreaming, just before falling asleep at night or even just before waking up fully in the morning. As a state of consciousness hypnosis is measurable on an EEG (a machine that measures brain waves). The brain waves activated during meditation are similar to the alpha waves measured during hypnosis.

Hypnosis is used for exploring the subconscious mind to identify which past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem and to better understand the underlying motivations for experiencing problems. Hypnosis makes it possible to avoid the critical censor of the conscious mind. The effectiveness of hypnosis appears to lie in the way in which it bypasses the critical observation and interference of the conscious mind. Therefore it allows a person’s intentions for change to take effect.

Hypnosis could be compared to the fine-tuned instrument that, like a surgeon’s scalpel, allows a doctor to get beneath the surface to locate the origin of the underlying problems. Hypnosis is not a cure but a TOOL that could be used to uncover the origin of the underlying problems and allows intentions for change to take effect. Like the tools used by a surgeon to remove a diseased tissue or organ, hypnosis is a tool to remove a diseased thought or negative belief system.

What does hypnosis feel like?
It is generally speaking pleasant and relaxed feeling. While in hypnosis you are capable of moving, seeing, hearing and speaking freely while focusing internally. You’ve spend a whole lifetime in hypnosis without even knowing it. Have you ever lost track of time while watching TV, reading a book, or being absorbed in a favourite activity? This state of trance that you’ve experienced numerous times before is hypnosis.

What is self-hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is a practice that could be used to achieve relaxation, stress reduction and improved concentration which you could learn on your own or from a qualified hypnotherapist. Once you are in a relaxed state, you focus on a single specific goal and then use predetermined suggestions to meet that goal.

Elmari specialises in the following:
  • Sexology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship/Marital Enrichment
  • Pre-marital Counselling
  • Conflict Resolution and Effective Communication Skills
  • Divorce Counselling
  • Trauma Counselling

 
The diagnoses and treatment of male and female sexual dysfunction, eg
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Libido differences
  • Sexual Pain Disorders:
    Vaginismus,
    Dyspareunia,
    Vulvadinia ext
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation control and timing
  • Sexual behaviour disorders
  • General Sexual Problems
  • Sexual Enrichment
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