How Can Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Benefit You the Psychotherapist?
by Greg Meyerhoff & Anne Salisbury, PhD
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy is brief therapy with long lasting results. Since most insurance companies don’t pay for long-term psychotherapy, many clients look for significant results in only a few therapy sessions. Therefore, they often call on psychotherapists who are certified in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy is holistic, synthesizing Transpersonal Psychology with Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. As with Transpersonal Psychology, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy recognizes our drive toward wholeness, toward a fuller intuitive experience of spirit.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy is a natural extension of Transpersonal Psychology, which incorporates the methods of all four waves of psychology:
1. The first wave, Psychoanalytic theory developed by Freud and then Jung, deals with the unconscious mind and underlying issues. In hypnosis, this is called hypnoanalysis: we examine the root causes of our problems.
2. The second wave, Behavioral Psychology, uses environmental modifications to alter our habits. In traditional hypnosis this is giving a direct suggestion to be different, reinforcing the new behavior and then expecting a change. Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), which works to change the body’s neurology, has its roots in Behavioral Psychology.
3. The third wave, Humanistic Psychology, developed primarily by Abraham Maslow, acknowledges that our ultimate striving is for self-actualization: a healthy integration of body, mind and emotions. THI teaches various hypnotherapy and NLP techniques which access personal mastery.
4. The fourth wave, Transpersonal Psychology, was also developed by Abraham Maslow. It states that we strive toward self-transcendence and the realization of our spiritual potential. THI incorporates meditation with hypnotherapy to tap the resources of the unconscious mind and connect with the source of all that is.
For example, in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy you work with issues (such as weight) from all four of these approaches:
- Underlying issues. (Review, understand and relieve childhood wounds around weight.)
- A habit to change. (Open the refrigerator less.)
- Personal mastery. (Achieve physical, emotional and mental potential around weight issues.)
- Spiritual potential. (Expand perspectives and wisdom. See choices and spiritual benefits.)
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy ultimately focuses on the fourth wave, spiritual potential, with the goal being to help clients wake-up to who they truly are. This connection to inner wisdom or intuition is key.
You can use Transpersonal Hypnotherapy to …
• Enhance Your Professional Practice: Whether you are a psychotherapist, massage therapist or health care practitioner you can successfully incorporate Transpersonal Hypnotherapy into your practice. This effective brief therapy appeals to both new and old clients, thereby increasing your practice and income. It can also help you become renewed. Enjoy being more creative and intuitive with clients. Tapping into inner wisdom can revitalize your day.
• Change Your Career: A practice in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy can be a valuable first or second career. Enjoy financially rewarding and deeply satisfying work.
The History of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute™ was founded in 1990 by Anne F. Salisbury, PhD, MA, MBA, NLP, CCHt after completing her MA in Transpersonal Psychology and making an extensive study of hypnotherapy. Over the next few years she and Yukio Hasegawa, MA, NLP, CCHt co-developed the system that is known today as Transpersonal Hypnotherapy.
Trainings were offered on-campus in Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii throughout the ’90s. Then in 1996 home study courses (distance learning programs) were introduced, utilizing the professional videotaping of live classes. Because of its effectiveness, programs are offered through distance learning DVDs today. This curriculum is approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools.
The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy curriculum is based in Transpersonal Psychology, and it utilizes psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and spiritual techniques. Students learn a variety of methods so they can easily determine each client’s particular needs and apply the most appropriate technique. This allows graduates to have satisfied clients who realize dramatic results.