Five-Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis®
When Everything Else Has Failed…
The person who thinks they can and the person who thinks they can’t are both right. Which one are you? ~ Henry Ford
Helping when everything else has failed
Angry? Fearful? Can’t stop a behaviour? We don’t ignore emotions or try to medicate them away. 5-PATHers® take difficult cases and help most people resolve their problems, usually in 4-6 sessions!
- Psychoanalysis: 38% Recovery after 600 Sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% Recovery after 22 Sessions
- Hypnotherapy: 93% Recovery after 6 Sessions (American Health Magazine)
Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis (5-PATH®)
A Systematic Approach to Hypnotherapy
5-PATH® was developed as a result of thousands of hours of work with hypnosis and hypnotherapy clients and the integration of techniques taught by some of the master teachers in the profession of hypnotism, including but not limited to: Harry Arons, Charles Tebbetts, Gerald F. Kein, Gil Boyne and others. In addition, the field of psychology and some of its greats influenced the development of the 5-PATH® process, including Franz Anton Mesmer’s Animal Magnetism, Dr. Ivan Petrovich Pavlov’s Classical Conditioning, Dr. Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Therapy, Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy and others. This systematic process has been used by the many hypnosis professionals who have worked at the Banyan Hypnosis Center, as well as other 5-PATH® certified professionals around the world. 5-PATH® continues to evolve as a system with the continued experience and input of these hypnosis professionals around the world.
by Calvin Banyan, MA, BCH, CI
A Powerful and Systematic Approach that can be almost universally applied to many different types of challenges
5-PATH process uses therapeutic & hypnotic techniques, applied in five phases over an average of four to six sessions. Not all clients need to progress through all of the phases of hypnotherapy, but they are available if needed. This tends to give a complete clearing of the underlying problem, while providing ample opportunity to compound positive suggestion. This is because, the set patterns of thinking and feelings have been dislodged and a new pattern is being sought by the mind of the client. This makes for a particularly fertile field in which to plant new suggestions for patterns of thought, feelings and behaviour.
We focus most work on two main ideas. The first is that all feelings are good. They are there to help and guide you. Our clients need to begin to respond to these feelings in a satisfying way, because feelings left unsatisfied do not go away. They tend to become stronger. For example, if a client is lonely, and does nothing about the condition that is causing the feeling, the tendency is to feel even lonelier over time, not less. Most of the problems that we encounter involve some kind of denial of feelings that involves distracting attention away from the feeling by doing some kind of behaviour. The behaviour is usually pleasant, but has negative side effects. These behaviours most often include, eating, drinking alcohol, drugs, shopping, gambling and withdrawing.
The other idea that we suggest to the client is that there is nothing wrong with the client, there never was. By this we mean that as a person, there is nothing inherently wrong with them. He or she is good enough, smart enough; attractive enough, to do about anything that he or she really puts his or her mind to (within reason of course).
Most will say that they understand this intellectually but don’t feel that way inside. It is this feeling that is causing all of the problems. They may rationally know that there is nothing wrong with them, but they certainly don’t feel as if it were true. This occurs because sometime in the past, some other person in authority, usually a parent, suggested either by word or deed that there was. It was accepted by the subconscious mind and sits there like a thorn generating negative feelings, causing them to avoid any uncomfortable emotion. It is known by the unconscious mind that these stronger feelings of fear lay just behind those otherwise mundane feelings of everyday life.
We start off assuming some things about our clients. Assumption One, that so far they have not been successful at making consistent (if any) gains in the direction that they want to go. At best, their successes have been temporary (e.g., temporary success in losing weight or eliminating a habit or addiction). We believe that there is a subconscious element at work, blocking their success. And, that the blockage is in large part emotional (i.e., fear, sadness, insecurity, loneliness, guilt or anger).
We recognize that the subconscious mind does not want to change. It wants to continue to keep on behaving is exactly the same way that it always has, however painful that is. We also believe that the subconscious mind believes that it is in the client’s best interest to do just that. This is probably a protective function of the mind.
At Positive help Therapy I use psychotherapy to help you better understand your problems, and using hypnosis I can help you deal with it at a deeper level so that you can live with more freedom and calm.
I am always open about my thought process and the approaches I use because I consider the work to be collaboration.
Here are some of the issues I work with:
- Emerging from depression
- Becoming less anxious, more relaxed, more confident
- Healing traumatic memories that may be inhibiting or upsetting you in the present
- Improving your relationship with yourself
- Improving your relationship with others
- Taming a harsh inner critic
- Mastering panic attacks
- Overcoming phobias
- Grieving in a healthy way
- And many other issues as well
Regardless of the issues, my overall goal is to provide a place that is welcoming and confidential where you can engage with a skilled psychotherapist to create positive changes in your life.
My Unique Approaches
I don’t confine myself to any single theoretical orientation. I utilize a variety of approaches always favouring brief solution focused (BSF) methods. My goal is to help you get the changes you want as effectively and quickly as possible.
My practice is influenced by Positive psychology, Human Givens psychology, Buddhist Psychology & Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Emotional Intelligence, Positive NeuroPlasticity Therapies and Hypnosis.
It's All About You
I may have a favorite theory or therapeutic technique that I tend to use more often or fall back on, but I am always willing to and often use all that are available to me.
After all, the key here is to help you as quickly and as effectively as possible ~ Not to pigeon-hole you into some set way of looking at all people, whether it works for you or not.
Contact me if you could benefit from a therapist who will work with you to find the solutions that YOU want, efficiently and effectively.