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A warm hello from the Bernese Jura in Switzerland where I am now based! Join me in these peaceful mountains via zoom, or for an in-person session, and let me share the beautiful transformative energy of my new mountain home with you.
My name is Imane and I am an experienced and qualified hypnotherapy and regression therapy practitioner.
Both hypnotherapy and regression therapy (though I much prefer the term progression therapy, but more on that later) are part of the same process: Resolving issues that are troubling you and holding you back, so that you may be more balanced, more peaceful and in a word: happier!
Regression has a strong emphasis on finding the source of current issues in the past. Hypnotherapy is more focused on using metaphors and suggestions to subtly change how you perceive and respond to those issues. The way that I work uses a mix of the two, as appropriate for the client and the issues we are dealing with.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy based on conversational hypnosis. You can either work on a specific issue for a fixed number of sessions - for example to stop smoking or break free of a phobia - or commit to regular sessions, normally once or twice a month, and start an on-going therapeutic process of personal development or self-care.
What is regression therapy?
The essence of regression therapy, as I practice it, is to use hypnosis to return back in time to key source events that are creating problems for you today, and to transform them. By resolving issues at their source, we are able to progress with our lives in the here and now, hence why I prefer to call it Life Progression Therapy.
Life Progression Therapy
Life progression therapy brings together all the techniques that I use and have been trained to do, including counselling, hypnosis, regression, inner conflict resolution, parts therapy and inner child healing.
The issues we work on range from:
Emotional issues, such as sadness, helplessness, anger or anxiety
Relationship issues, be they with family members, romantic partners, workmates or people who have harmed you in some way
Self-image issues of worthlessness, lack of confidence, exclusion and rejection
Feelings of being stuck and issues around being blocked in some way
Repeating thought-patterns and schemas, self-limiting beliefs, taboos and a lack of self-emancipation
Fears and phobias.
Recovering from traumas and developing resilience.
The search for enlightenment and spiritual meaning.
The three keys of transformation
Resolving an issue usually involves transforming it. This process has three elements:
The first is to understand. Identifying the source of an issue and the thoughts and beliefs associated with it is in itself transformational. It is worth noting that an event may be as outwardly insignificant as your mother being late to pick you up from kindergarten one day, if at that moment in time you were terrified of never seeing your mother again!
The second is to accept. This can take the form of forgiving someone who has betrayed you or hurt you, but can also be forgiving yourself. Acceptance is more encompassing than forgiveness because it takes away the idea of culpability. Accepting that this was part of your life’s path, learning from it and moving on peacefully is tremendous.
The third is to transform the ideas, thoughts and beliefs that still play in your life today. This is a cognitive process that involves actively identifying problematic thoughts and switching them to more helpful thoughts of your choosing.
Pathways to manage anxiety and develop resilience
We live in an anxiety-ridden age, from the scars of wars and pandemics, to the consequences of stress in the work-place, to a more generalized sense of worry and insecurity. Finding pathways to lessen anxiety has become primordial in creating and maintaining well-being.
There are several ways I help people with anxiety:
1. Relaxation Hypnosis
Relaxation hypnosis is hypnosis with the sole aim of quieting the body and mind. It may not seem much but spending 45 minutes totally calm and relaxed, free of thoughts that create worry and stress, is immensely beneficial.
Once someone has experienced relaxation hypnosis, they can start to learn to take themselves there by themselves.
This is the process of breaking associations between thoughts and behaviours. For instance, if someone is scared of going to the dentist, we would break the association between being scared and being at the dentist, and then create a new association of being calm and being at the dentist. The same applies in every day life. First we identify the situations and thoughts that trigger anxiety and then we learn to associate a state of calm and confidence with those triggers instead.
4. Hypnotic anchors
This takes desensitization a step further. Essentially we create a new association - using a scent, an object, a word, a gesture or an image - and anchor feelings of calm and relaxation to it. This then becomes a calming resource the client can use when needed.
5. Changing the anxiety mindset
Every second of the day, we choose where to focus our attention. Training the mind to focus on thoughts of the present, as well as on thoughts that make us feel confident and secure, enables us to gently adapt our mindset to one that is more resilient. It is not about shutting away difficult thoughts and emotions, but rather learning to fully experience them and then bring the attention back to a more peaceful state of mind.
Workshops and group sessions
I also offer group sessions in half-day or full-day workshops on demand. Please contact me for more information.
One of my favourite ways of working is on a one-on-one retreat. This is an opportunity to work deeply and intensely to create measurable, concrete change in how you think and feel.
The theme or intention for the retreat is yours to set. This is time set aside purely for you, to advance on your path, to break free of situations that hold you in a state of suffering or block you in some shape or form. It can be for a day, or for a few days... It can be here in the Bernese Jura or elsewhere in Switzerland... We will schedule as many sessions as is right for you, include time walking and meditating, and generally work on creating an experience that is beneficial to you in every way.
What about past life regression?
I am trained in both past life regression and spiritual regression and I will happily guide you on a PLR or spiritual LBL. These sessions typically last around three hours and are deeply insightful, creating long-lasting healing.
A standard in-person session last an hour to an hour and a half and costs 125 CHF.
Online sessions can be shorter (and more frequent), you have the choice between 30, 45 and 90 minutes sessions at 50, 70 and 125 CHF respectively, though I recommend booking a 45 minutes session.
PLR and spiritual LBL: 280 CHF
One-on-one retreats: 280 CHF per half-day.
In-person sessions outside of the Bernese Jura incur a 50% surcharge.
What is the first step?
Please send me an email and we can arrange a phone call or a video call and take it from there.
Or if you are ready to go ahead, you can book an online session directly using this link.
And of course, feel free to contact me just to find out more!