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How does it work?

    Somatic hypnotherapy is a very efficient brief systemic therapy and the therapy of choice to ease a large variety of emotional and somatic issues.

Although hypnotherapy seems complicated to understand, it is so beautifully simple to experience. Fact is that hypnotherapy works, and it is so effective that it is known as a powerful tool for rapid health improvement and positive life changes.

You are fortunate to be gifted with a powerful mind, able to shift smoothly between the consciously driven rational behavior mode when you are into a calm and emotionally detached state of mind and the subconscioussly driven emotional behavior, when you are emotionally aroused. Whether you are nostalgic and while driving your car you smile accomplice recalling memorable moments of your last vacation, or, right after a dramatic accident you just witnessed and you are under high stress and behaving completely out of control, you are acting on "automatic pilot". Actually, many studies suggest that your life is as much as 85% subconsciously driven by your behavior patterns.

When you experience a new situation, your mind learns and memorizes your emotional and somatic response to that particular new situation. Whenever something similar happens, your learned already emotional and physical reactions as well as the behavioral pattern related to that situation are somehow repeated and thereby reinforced at each repetition. Thus, you develop your habits which are behavioral programs stored in your subconscious mind, in that part of your mind that contains your memories and your emotions. Therefore, bad habits are very difficult to be accessed or reprogrammed by a cognitive understanding or by rational willpower alone.

An emotional responsive pattern always has a bodily feeling called somatic component (how you feel your emotional state - called "feeling" ) and a cognitive component (what you know or think about your bodily feeling - called "emotion"). The somatic components of your emotions (your feelings) are sort of a physical presence in your body. You feel them as physical sensations, including butterflies, heart palpitations, sweating, dizziness, or shortness of breath, knots in your stomach, chest pressure, body tightness, body pains, smothering sensations, restlessness or a sense of impending doom.

If not addressed in a timely manner, your negative feelings will gradually detach from the initial causal root and will become persistent and part of your daily life. You will work, sleep and live with these feelings on a daily basis. And I won’t bet that you can address your negative emotions for as long as you won’t clear the associated unpleasant body feelings. The aim of somatic hypno-therapy practice is to help you to uproot these unhealthy learned habits, the pain and whatever other unpleasant or negative feelings which are withholding you from feeling and living the way you wish to feel and live.

While cognitive approaches are focused on the cognitive content of the emotions (the thoughts associated to your feelings), the somatic hypnotherapy approach is focused on feelings. From this neurophysiological perspective emotions are at the heart of life's regulatory processes of all living creatures, regardless of whether we are talking about emotions that are genetically determined or those that are somehow the result of a cognitive process. When they occur, emotions cause a change in the state of your brain, your mind and your body.

You can control your emotions only to the extent that you can control the state of your body that caused or has been caused by that emotion, or change the way you perceive it. Therefore, when winnowing away the feelings (the somatic component) associated with an unpleasant emotion, the cognitive reading and the associated negative behavior will change for as long as the feelings are changed. That's why, the process of uprooting negative feelings is the core of the somatic hypnotherapy approach.

Although your subconscious mind stores everything what happens throughout your lifetime, what has the potential to fulfill or to haunt your life is the emotional reading of your memories and not the memories themselves. Therefore, somatic hypnotherapy is not intended to overwrite your memories, but will permit you to regain your most natural blueprint of your personality, cleansed of pains or unpleasant feelings, freed of your fears or your self-imposed performance limitations. This profound change is possible by changing the emotional reading your subconscious currently has of your past traumatic experiences, and not by changing your factual memories.

A somatic hypnosis therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the unhealthy reaction, to separating the factual memory from the learned negative emotional response, and to winnowing away the negative emotional response. With somatic hypnotherapy, you won't "undergo" a passive script therapy; instead you’ll get involved in the therapy process, you'll be in charge of your therapy. Essentially, my role is to induce and maintain your therapeutic hypnotic state of mind and to assist and guide you throughout your therapy journey. Through the right state of your induced hypnosis you'll gain access to your inner resources; you'll gain the clear vision needed to perceive your pains, your negative feelings, your emotional wounds and their underlying causes.

So, you’ll be the one who will identify and assess your pains or your negative emotions. Once you’ll identify them, I’ll guide you on how to clear them, and how to trigger your inner healing process. And you can't go wrong by doing so, as your body and your soul know how to use its own resources and heal itself. You'll always be in control of the situation, master of your state of mind, and you'll retain vivid memories about the entire process. All this time, I will be beside you and at your disposal to help you and guide you throughout your process of change.

The above-exposed healing process is not a kind of scientific explanation of how somatic hypnotherapy works, or why things happen this way; this is all about how it will most probably happen if you'll decide to give it a try. I can assure you that my hypnotic trance and guidance will empower you to somehow be able to winnow away whatever pains, fears or negative emotions you don't want anymore in your life.*

The particularity of the somatic hypnotherapy is that this technique is oriented towards the solution rather than the cause of the problem. What happened in your past is not necessarily of great interest for a somatic hypnotherapist, as this is not essential for him in order to help you to solve your problem.

Somatic hypnotherapy is a brief therapy approach, and a very effective one! Your subconscious knows the precise reason for each of your problems, and is able to implement sustainable change solutions adapted to your own resources. Thus, even if you might not always get complete symptom remission, at least a very significant improvement after a single treatment session is a feasible reality for most issues.

Whatever your problems or your sufferings are, don't allow them to cripple your life.

The "No Cure - No Pay" principle applies to all my therapies.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life, and I will be happy to help you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

*The results may vary from person to person.

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