Dr. Susanne Droste - Praxis für Mentaltraining und integrative Hypnotherapie


What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis (from the ancient Greek god of sleep Hypnos ) describes a particular state of consciousness that goes along with increased attention, clarity and deep relaxation at the same time. To some extent it is  comparable to an intense daydream.
Accordingly, you will not do anything in the hypnotic state that you would not do in the waking state. Neither hypnosis nor suggestions can act against your will or desire.

How does hypnosis therapy" work"?

If our "internal filters" and the left logical side of our brains go on standby, our right brain hemisphere, responsible for creativity , bodily functions, emotions and behavior patterns can act more freely .
This allows us to engage in undisguised and unbiased new ideas, inspirations and suggestions and check negative or harmful beliefs and release them.

What is happening at your first hypnosis?

At the beginning there is always a medical and psychological history interview. Here you have the opportunity to describe your problems and symptoms and we discuss the issue. We will also check your suggestibility on a bodily level.

The various phases that you go through in the course of hypnotherapy treatment

  1. Intro- phase and relaxation ( hypnosis induction )
    The introduction phase is all about coming to rest and relax both physically and mentally. For this purpose, suggestive or fixation techniques can be applied.
  2. Consolidation phase ( hypnosis relaxation)
    In this phase, the relaxation is deepened and you will gradually passes into a state of trance-like hypnosis.
  3. Therapy and active phase ( hypnosis -suggestion )
    In the treatment phase, you are in a state of high activity and conscious awareness . Now you and your subconscious mind are open to break away from negative beliefs and engage in inspiring stimuli and suggestions.
  4. wakeup ( Wake - hypnosis )
    At this stage, consciousness and body are gradually reactivated and alert. Following a hypnosis, mind and body are completely relaxed and at the same time mentally fit.


Hypnotherapy can be used for support with a wide range of applications

Exclusion criteria

Most people can undergo hypnotherapy without any medical risk. A few exceptions apply, see list below. If you are unsure whether hypnotherapy is advisable for you, please contact me via email or give me a call .

  • mentally disabled people
  • serious heart and circulatory diseases
  • People who have had a heart attack or a stroke within the last six month
  • psychosis (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, endogenous depression, borderline personality disorder or other serious mental illnesses, especially if delusional or dissociative symptoms are present)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Advanced neurological disorders
  • thrombosis patients
  • Epilepsy
  • Pregnancy
  • Various medications (individually discussed )