The Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy was launched in April 2010. Its aims are to increase awareness about solution-focused hypnotherapy among the general public and to support our therapists and their clients.
Click here to see the AfSFH officers and their e-mail addresses (if you need to contact them).
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a not-for-profit organisation.
Company Registration No: 7412098
Registered address: 8-10 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PD
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.
With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted them to visit us (the problem).
The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. The Hypnotherapist asks the client to consider their preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life that encouraging a shift in perspective.
Through working with the client, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with confidence and self-esteem problems. It can also help (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of depression and anxiety, including panic attacks, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Minor phobias such as spiders, water, flying, and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.