Many people ask me how I work as an Integrative Hypnotherapist and although this is a simple question it is not an easy one to answer. The reason being is that as an Integrative Hypnotherapist, I seek to understand the various approaches and incorporate these in a way which resonates and fits in with the client's way of being.

My way of working is unique with each client, and in each session, and this fits in with my experience and training so it is quite difficult to define as no two sessions are ever the same.

Integrative Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy which encompasses many different therapy modules and approaches, such as person centred, working with the mind and body, personal coaching, spiritual, gestalt, transpersonal, NLP, humanistic etc.

An Integrative Hypnotherapist aims to take all these varying modules into account and works in a multi-dimensional way utilising hypnosis that is created and unique for each client.

A way to consider this is to think of your life story, as you follow your own path, meet new people, change direction, start a new job, end relationships you may come across different obstacles - some easier than others, at times you may be depressed, anxious or stressed or you may even be coming to terms with a loss. Your life is multi-dimensional, many different events, or situations occurring on different emotional levels so it makes sense that at different times in your life, and indeed during therapy that different approaches are used.

There are so many different types of hypnotherapist working today, such as Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Behavioural Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Curative Hypnotherapist, Pure hypno-analysis etc.

Of course, there is nothing wrong if a hypnotherapist decides to specialise in one form of Hypnotherapy as at times these approaches can be very effective. Although at times, problems may occur and treatment may be limited as the Hypnotherapist is only equipped and trained with only one way of working.

Hypnotherapy should not be a one size fits all as we are all unique, and at times complex, multi-dimensional human beings with our own personal life story so at times clients needs different things during their life and across therapy.

An integrative Hypnotherapy has the skills, flexibility, understanding, therapy modules and experience to be with the client, walk with them, enter their world and provide what they need and require at that particular time in life.

Author's Bio: 

Linda Connors DCH, DHP, GHR (reg) is a London based Integrative Hypnotherapist and Counsellor specialising in working with anxiety, stress management, confidence and medical conditions.

Linda’s unique way of working has helped many people to reach inside and develop their own inner resources to achieve their personal and professional goals no matter how small or big.

Please see Linda’s website for more information