About Depth Hypnosis

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., developed this highly effective spiritual counseling model to help people work through issues quickly and gain long-lasting results. It is a rapid path of transformation and provides an opportunity to achieve profound and long-lasting results on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. By synthesizing key principles of shamanism, Buddhism, hypnotherapy, and transpersonal psychology, Depth Hypnosis brings the ancient healing wisdom of many cultures to the unique imbalances of contemporary Western society.

Recognizing that every person is unique, Depth Hypnosis actively involves the clients in the process of discovering what is needed to effect the changes they are seeking in their life. In this way, the clients are directly in touch with their power and their own ability to heal. By following current life issues to their source (through dream recall, inner child work, and regression), clients discovers what is needed to help them move beyond their unconscious motivations. Through this process, clients are able to step into a life-affirming relationship with themselves and the world around them.

Depth Hypnosis is unique in that it encourages radical self-responsibility and engages clients in a process of self-empowerment through self-knowledge. As clients traverse the realms of their psyches through hypnosis, insight inquiry, regression, dream work, meditation, or the shamanic journey, the Depth Hypnosis Practitioner helps them interpret subconscious material. By doing so, the client and Practitioner are able to gain a deeper understanding of the obstacles that are creating disharmony in the client's life.

Although Depth Hypnosis draws upon hypnotherapy, it differs radically from traditional hypnotherapy, which relies heavily on Ericksonian or Suggestion Hypnosis. While Suggestion Hypnosis is often helpful, it is not necessarily long-lasting because it works only on the surface and does not address the traumatic events that lie beneath the presenting problem. When the deeper issue is not addressed, the problem can return or another problem may emerge to take its place.

Depth Hypnosis is highly effective in dealing with a wide variety of symptoms. Because the Depth Hypnosis process understands that all symptoms are teachers that help clients find their way back to balance, it can address issues from phobias, addictions, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, panic disorders, and severe depression.

Counseling Session Description

A Depth Hypnosis Counseling Session is unique in that it encourages radical self-responsibility and it engages the client in a process of self-empowerment through self-knowledge.

Whatever your symptoms, Depth Hypnosis as a model seeks to meet you where you are. Every person is unique, and so the process of Depth Hypnosis for each person must also be unique. Depth Hypnosis sessions may not adhere exactly to the following protocol, but in general, sessions proceed as follows: In the first session, the client is asked a series of questions about his or her emotional biography and a series of questions about the presenting issue. This provides a map to guide the work to be done to help resolve the symptoms or issues the client is experiencing. In the second session, the client and Practitioner begin working with the altered state. The first work that is done in an altered state is designed to help the client contact inner wisdom. This will help ground the further work. Depth Hypnosis adapts the shamanic methods of healing such as power retrieval and soul retrieval into hypnotherapeutic regression. So, in the third session, the client and Practitioner generally begin this level of work. The client and Practitioner work with regression to go back to the situations, perhaps long forgotten, where the conditions that are contributing to the present-day symptoms are contacted. The client is helped to change his or her relationship to those conditions, and so the present day symptoms shift. The overall effect of this process is not re-traumatizing. Further sessions include integrating understandings which emerge out of the regression work through an innovative process called insight inquiry.

Many people find relief in their symptoms within the first three to five sessions. Because Depth Hypnosis is a process which continually opens doors to the deeper processes of the self, many people continue the work as an anchor for spiritual inquiry.

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