Welcome at my site and I am pleased that you are interested in hypnotherapy.
In my work as a physician, I became fascinated by the ability of the body to free itself from problems through trance work and trance therapy. For me it was a logical thing to use hypnosis as an additional and individualised tool to solve problems and guide people to well-being. My license in classical and modern hypnosis and hypnotherapy as well as a further specialisation for children and adolescents, enables me to use this instrument in my daily work.
As people often have the same questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, I have summarized the main information for you.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is one of the oldest healing methods of humanity. It uses a state of Trance to create desired changes in behaviour and to encourage mental and physical well-being. Hypnosis is a very elegant method, gentle but intense, extremely time-efficient and individually tailored to each person. Many problems and complaints can be resolved and unfavourable habits can be changed. In addition, you can use hypnosis yourself to change your lifestyle and become healthier, more efficient, more focused and more charismatic.
What is Trance?
Trance is a safe and voluntary, pleasant state of consciousness, in which you have full control over yourself at any time. Trance can be focused externally (“lost in a good book”) or internally (Hypnotherapy). In Trance you are aware of where you are and what is happening. Absolutely nothing can be done against your will.
Physically you are deeply relaxed, while the concentration is directed “inwards” at clear consciousness. The natural ability to go into trance is innate. In trance you cooperate with your subconscious and you will find solutions to problems and positive changes by yourself. After hypnosis you are fully awake, operational and roadworthy.
Can Anything Happen That I Do Not Want?
Not at all. In an intake conversation prior to the hypnotherapy session, we clarify problems and desires for change. During the trance you will be able to develop and deepen the path to the desired situation. All the time you are aware of the conversation and can remember all that has been discussed after you come out of the trance.
During the first meeting you will learn the technique of self-hypnosis. This contributes to the optimization of the success.
Hypnosis Helps to Improve:
- learning efficiency
- concentration and memory performance
- the control of test anxiety and stage fright
- the change of incriminating behaviour patterns
- stress management, avoidance and treatment of burn-out
- the strengthening of resilience, the achievement of goals
- treatment of childlessness of non-organic origin
- staying healthy and being charismatic
- cease smoking, reduce weight
- control of fears, reduce chronic pain
- sleep disorders
- and much more …
Effects and Contraindications of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a highly effective method. However, as always in medicine, there is no guaranty for cure be given. Contraindications for hypnotherapy are psychiatric disorders such as acute and chronic psychosis like schizophrenia and borderline personality disorders and the use of psychotropic drugs (neuroleptics). In psychiatric disorders treatment alone is indicated by a psychiatrist/psychotherapist.
How Much Does a Therapy Session Cost?
A therapy session (70 minutes) costs 130 Euro. The cost of hypnotherapy is analogous to the legally prescribed fees for doctors in Germany (medical fee schedule – GOÄ) with the numbers 870 and 849. Invoices are issued via the private medical clearing house (PVS – Privatärztliche Verrechnungsstelle). The bills may be submitted to private health insurances, in which the reimbursement is handled differently positive within the companies. Please ask the insurance company for this if necessary in advance.
How Can I Prepare Myself?
Please bring a completed medical history form, the fee agreement and the signed agreement with PVS to the first appointment. That helps to save valuable time. Parental consent is required for the treatment of minors. You can find these forms in the download section “preparing for the hypnotherapy” on the right side (or just above the footer of the page with mobile browsers).
Where does the Hypnotherapy take place?
Hypnotherapy in the Dortmund area takes place in my main office, Hangweg 19, 44575 Castrop-Rauxel (phone number 02305-6956669).
Appointments in the Düsseldorf-Duisburg area are available in cooperation with Dr. Hilton & Partner, Grünstrasse 4-6 / Königsallee (www.dr-hilton.de) as well as Dr. Thomas Pauly, Königsallee 94 (www.dr-thomas-pauly.de).
Individual appointments and home visits by arrangement are possible as well.
For all locations please call my main office using the number 02305 – 695 66 69.