Change is easy


People come to therapy when they realise they want to change a maladaptive state or behaviour. They tried different measures, spoke with friends and family, perhaps tried alternative healing modalities, but the problem didn't go away. 

Many therapeutic modalities focus on understanding the problem and its cause. Both client and therapist try to answer the question WHY? Depending on how well the therapy process goes and based on other factors, the answer is found. Awareness is gained, anxiety is decreased. Something does change, but the problem does not go away. More then before, the problem becomes harder to manage due to the additional guilt of not being able to change. Some people change jobs, get a divorce, get a new partner, children grow up, they move country and the problem is still there. 


What brief therapy offers is the answer to the question HOW? in contrast to a search for the WHY.

The outlook is not on the problem but on the SOLUTION.  Change is being welcome by deconstructing the solution in components that can be easily and effortlessly absorbed and learned. The problem is acknowledged and utilized; the focus is on the experiential learning of solution behaviour. And the tool or technology to help the client learn new adaptative states is hypnosis or therapeutic trance. In contrast with what people know about stage hypnosis, the actual trance is just an altered state, in which the client is fully aware, and joyfully open to constructing new, adaptive emotional and mental associations. And the best part is that clinical hypnosis is supported by tons of material, academic evidence which attested its efficiency with different emotional and mental difficulties. 

Using hypnotic trance in a therapy session enables the client to develop good states. This means that she or he learns easily and pleasantly how to be more confident, responsible, resilient, aware, strong, positive, concentrated, attentive, clear, kind, compassionate, connected, alert, present, focused, cooperative, forgiving, independent, inspirational, self-reliant, present, assertive, calm, emotionally available.


Thus, problems such as habit control, addictions, weight-loss, pain, smoking, maladaptive behaviours such as violence, paranoia, procrastinations, lack of focus on school tasks or work, phobias, anxiety, depression, communication issues in couples and families, and many other issues can be efficiently and creatively be transformed through learning a new set of associations during hypnotic trance.

For an experiential understanding of what a hypnotic trance is, you may find yourself curious and listen to the recording below.


Experiencing Hypnotic Trance - Alina Apostol
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