Depth Hypnosis is a highly effective therapeutic model which helps people work through issues quickly and gain long-lasting results. Depth Hypnosis offers a rapid path of transformation and provides an opportunity to achieve profound and positive change on spiritual, emotional, and physical levels. By synthesizing key principles of transpersonal psychology, shamanism, Buddhism and hypnotherapy, 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 innate ability to heal. By following current life issues to their source (through inner child work, guided meditation, regression and dream recall), 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, anxiety and panic disorders, and severe depression.
Depth Hypnosis was developed by Dr. Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D in San Francisco in the mid- 1990s. For more information or to see a list of classes and trainings on Depth Hypnosis and Shamanic Healing see The Foundation of the Sacred Stream in Berkeley CA