Hypnosis is one of the oldest methods in medicine and psychotherapy. The American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson (1901 – 1980), who is often regarded as the greatest practitioner and teacher of modern hypnotherapy, contributed significantly to modern hypnotherapy in the last decades of his life. Modern hypnotherapy is a communicative co-operation between patient and therapist. The latter helps the client to enter into a hypnotic trance, where he or she can relax and reduce the inner noise, allowing them to look at things differently. The unconsciousness is primarily seen here as a source of power and energy. There is an increased access to physical, emotional and cognitive processes, giving hypnotherapy a special therapeutic value.
Areas in which hypnotherapy is effective: