Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist
This practice focuses on alternative, modern, short-term and powerful psychotherapy for the modern human being who does not necessarily has the time nor money to engage in a time-consuming process of traditional psychotherapy.
The purpose of this practice is to resolve problems as quickly, effective and powerfully as possible. To find practical and workable solutions making use of the latest, most effective and most advanced human technologies for maximum effectiveness. This process is still taking place within the framework of professsionalism, a code of ethics and confidentiality under the protection of a professional body.
I am a clinical psychologist and although there is enough room for traditional psycho-analysis in my consultation room, I prefer to make use of modern techniques for better results.
I specialise in the following therapeutic techniques:
- Clinical Hypnosis
- Positive Psychology
You can read more about these techniques on this site http://www.jorganharris.co.za/
Some people are in doubt whether it might just be a quick fix or not. Psychology is a young, dynamic and fast-developing science that literally finds faster, better and more powerful ways to bring about permanent change. If you still believe that an ox-wagon is the best way to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you might think that aircraft technology might be a quick fix. You might not discover new territories using an airplane, but you are going to arrive much sooner in Johannesburg to do what you need to do in the time you have at your disposal. The modality of traveling will always remain your choice.
I have also gained the following qualifications
- Master practitioner of Clinical Hypnosis in 1998;
- Practitioner of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) in 1999;
- Master practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in 2003;
- Master practitioner of Energy Psychology in 2005;
- Practitioner of EMI (Eye Movement Integration) in 2006;
- Practitioner of EcCT (Encounter centered Couples Therapy) in 2013;
- Master practitioner of BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy) in 2015.
I have delivered a number of papers at hypnosis congresses in South Africa and abroad. I have made an international breakthrough in the treatment of Scleroderma with hypnosis. Scleroderma is a rare type of Auto Immune disease.
I have been widely quoted in the media, and I am also the published author of two books:
“NLP – ontgin die briljantheid in jou” in 2011, and “Dink slank, word slank” in 2013.
Hypnosis is a very powerful tool for promoting healing, growth and transformation. It works by activating a creative state of mind and body where new learning can occur effectively, almost effortlessly. It can help you with the knowledge and energy you need to succeed in life, helping to build new beliefs and to focus your attention. If we can heal our beliefs, our beliefs can heal us.
In this practice, hypnosis is used in the following fields:
- Anxiety and stress
Hypnosis seems to be extremely successful with a Cognitive Behavioural Approach in treating all forms of anxiety and especially panic attacks. Hypnosis is also proven to be successful in overcoming almost any phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder or excessive fear such as stage fright
Depression is called “anger without enthusiasm”, and once this anger is dealt with together with cognitive restructuring, the depression seems to ease a great deal.
Hypnosis is proven to be extremely effective in dealing with trauma, especially post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Various other emotional disorders
Other emotional disorders in the working field of a psychologist are also addressed in this practice, especially self-esteem and problems with self-confidence, as well as grief.
- Eating disorders and slimming
Hypnosis is very useful in helping people to slim down. It is sometimes necessary to address underlying issues to help you to get slim easily and effortlessly.
Great success has been achieved with quitting smoking. If a person is not serious about quitting, the success rate is considerably lower. Please read my article on smoking on my website before you make an appointment.
Hypnosis can also assist with overcoming habits like nail biting, nose picking, etc.
- Preparation for surgery and aftercare
Although the person is under anaesthesia during an operation, the subconscious mind is still awake and active and the individual may experience this procedure as traumatizing. Hypnosis can help in preparing the subconscious mind for the operation to eliminate the “fight or flight” response. It also helps in recovery, controlling bleeding, reduces pain after the operation, and even helps to reduce scars, since scars can be a subconscious reminder of the trauma. It has also been successful in assisting dentists during dental procedures. In this context, hypnosis can also be very helpful in childbirth training as well as preparation for labour.
- Academic/athletic/sports performance
The client is taught self-hypnosis (hypno-training), which helps with concentration, anxiety, comprehension, motivation and retention. If there is any negative memory or perception preventing the client from optimal performance these areas will be addressed first.
- Memory recovery
It is often necessary to uncover where the problem originated. People can remember things that happened before they were born and even remember what happened when they were unconscious.
- Psycho Neuro Immunology (PNI)
PNI is an exciting new field in the world of hypnosis. In short, it means that any medical disorder may have an underlying psychological root. By treating the disorder with hypnosis, the general practitioner can be assisted in healing the problem or disorder. Success is recorded with especially dermatological, auto-immune disorders, cancer, pain and many other.
- Sleep disorders
Since hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation, it is very helpful in assisting those with sleep disorders, provided that any trauma that is causing the sleep disorder is dealt with first.
- Sexual dysfunction and relationship disorders
Hypnosis can be helpful with sexual problems like frigidity, sexual trauma, impotence and premature ejaculation. It can also assist those with relationship problems for instance, trust.
- Spiritual problems
Hypnosis can also help to put the client more in touch with God or the “Higher Power”, and the Inner Wisdom to help them on their life path. Sometimes many psychological problems have a spiritual root, and it is necessary to address spiritual issues here. Feelings of guilt and feelings of having done something wrong are seen by many psychologists as being at the core of all psychological problems.