Hypno-psychotherapy is one of the directions of psychotherapy recognized by the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP). Hypno-psychotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis to enhance a psychotherapeutic intervention. Properly applied hypno-psychotherapy is a safe and beneficial therapy.
The founder of the new hypnosis is Milton H. Erickson. New or Erickson hypnosis is different from traditional hypnosis. The new hypnosis uses a permissive rather than an authoritative approach, not a passive sleep state, but an active process in which change becomes possible. There is a slight deviation from reality, during the hypnotic trance the activity of the right hemisphere of the brain dominates, which allows to perform work at the subconscious level, access resources, activate them, promote positive change. The therapist provides support, helps access these resources. It is a collaboration between the therapist and the client.
Nothing is imposed on the client, the client can stop the session at any time if he wants to. Trance itself is therapeutic, because mental restructuring happens and the use of subconscious resources. Even on a daily basis, people from time to time fall into a light trance, which they do not even notice, and sometimes only later the answer to a question comes as if by itself.
With the help of the new hypnosis, it is possible to purposefully use the resources that are hidden in every person.