Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - Ericksonian Therapy & NLP - Unconscious Self Help

This  work is entirely based on observation and utilisation of natural processes that occur in us all.  

We all generate different states of  awareness.  It’s in the very language.


      ‘Self - consciousness’  is an over-awareness of  internal states.

      ‘Callous-ness’ is a hardening of awareness that prevents us from

       sympathetically imagining or modelling the reactions of others.

The ability to change our state is what gives us the flexibility to adapt and respond - for good or ill.  This involves us in balancing awareness of  a wide range of internal and external states with the data we acquire from the world and others about us - and using these to form our intentions and direct our energies.


            Keith Bibby - Bsc(Hons) Dip EHL/NLP FCRAH

         Outcome - Oriented ( Ericksonian ) Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy

                            Individual Couple & Relationship Counselling

                                 25 yrs Behavioural science Experience


Generally speaking we can all discover how to improve these processes. Perhaps surprisingly, we can even affect the way our bodies respond - through self-healing many conditions !

Ericksonian therapy is practised and recognised in serious circles world-wide. Whilst its underlying principles are well-founded and understood, the methods necessarily generate and are evolved to match the qualities and capacities of each individual. This demands acute awareness and observation on the part of practitioners coupled with unceasing originality and innovation.

The work entails detaching ‘failed’ conscious strategies - what we call ‘trying’ - and allowing superior ploys to replace them. Clients often cannot explain how they have acquired new states of mind and abilities to self help and do things differently with confidence and little apparent effort. Results frequently generalise to many other behaviours. Scientific demonstration of the effectiveness of such procedures is a deep challenge !

The work requires much thought and concentrated awareness on the part of the practitioner, the development of subtle sensitivities and understanding and considerable finesse in application.

In general the client discovers an enormous amount about their qualities and capabilities which has lasting benefits well beyond the immediate aims of the work.

Analysis of the work of Erickson and other practitioners led to the development of NLP - which expresses many of the procedures used in useful formal patterns - but there are many momentary subtleties of Ericksonian work which completely elude any such analysis.

     From this page you can also access : -

      Overview & Aims


                How It Works

                   How Therapy Happens

                       About Milton Erickson

                           Modern Developments

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