“The depressed need the support of society to enable them to overcome their problems.”
Leslie Lim, Depression, the misunderstood illness (2008)
I believe that Michael Yapko is one of the leading researchers in depression in the world. And what he has said is that there has been a huge amount of research into the biological reasons for depression and how antidepressants can be used in treatment, but not so much on the social aspects and this impact on well being. He, therefore, spent a huge amount of time looking at how these aspects affected well being and how we can change our lives, within our support network, to reduce or eliminate depression.
At London Hypnotherapy UK, David Kraft believes strongly that individuals suffering from depression need supprt from their therapist not only to deal with their problems–negative ruminations, sleep dysfunction, eating disorders or other associated conditions–but also helping them to adapt to and control their social environment. This can be done in the psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as in the hypnosis.
David Kraft is a fellow of the RSM and a member of BSCAH.
London Hypnotherapy UK has now been giving tutorials successfully for over a year now. If you are studying hypnotherapy at diploma or degree level, and you would like some practical support, please phone 0207 467 8564 today.
Tutorial sessions are £91.50; sessions are an hour.
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of BSCAH. He is also a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. David is on the General Hypnotherapy Register and is currently working in Harley Street, where he has a successful practice.
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I need some help with sport. I am a keen netball player and I have been playing for years. I heard that hypnotherapy can enhance performance and I need some help in this area. I have been struggling recently on the pitch. I doubt myself and hesitate and this affects what I do. When I am really engaged I play really well, but, for most of the time, I worry that the goal is too far away and my shot will not be good. I heard that hypnosis can help. I want to reach my full potential. Can you help me because I love playing so much and I feel that I am letting my friends down. Last year I missed a really important shot and we lost the game, and my problem got worse after this event. K
Hypnotherapy can be used effectively to help people with sport–specifically performance anxiety. It can help you to concentrate and also to reach your full potential in the game. It can enhance your skills in all aspects of the game. If you would like to book a session, please do not hesitate to phone 0207 467 8564.
Dr David Kraft
10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF, UK.
Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He is a member of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicinee Section of the RSM. David has published articles on driving phobia, covert sensitization (including helping people give up drinking alcohol, stopping smoking, stopping nail biting and eating chocolate), sleeping disorders, anxiety, hyperhidrosis, sexual disorders, eating disorders (including bulimia and anorexia) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr Kraft has p[ublished in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and in Contemporary Hypnosis, which is the official publication of BSCAH. He has a diploma in clinical hypnosis, an advanced certificate in clinical and strategic hypnosis and a diploma in clinical psychology.
I need a hypnotherapist in London who can help me with my problems. I started worrying about getting into a car and driving anywhere. I don’t drive, but I found it difficult getting into any cars, taxis. I then started to avoid public transport and refused to get on a bus, or travel on London Underground. I started to go on the train to work even though it was a longer journey. I then stopped going on the train, and stopped work altogether. My phobia got worse at this point. I seem to be punishing my parents for the way that they have treated me recently, I have shout at them all the time, and then make up the next day. I am very anxious around other people and I only have two friends. I heard that hypnotherapy is used in order to help people with claustrophobia. I have other problems too, though. Can hypnosis be used to help me with my fear of travelling, and my fear of cars and trains. I have been to a hypnotherapist before and he help me to give up smoking. I am still off the cigs, but now I have bigger problems. Thanks. Natalie
It sounds like you need some time to work through some of these issues with a psychotherapist or counsellor. My approach combines psychotherapy–specifically psychodynamic psychotherapy–with hypnosis. I feel that hypnotherapy is not a therapy on its own andit should be combined with another form of treatment–nursing, dentistry, psychotherapy, CBT, NLP, cognitive or behavioural approaches. As I say, I use psychotherapy and feel that the support that give is critical in treatment. I should be happy to see you in town. All you need to do is to ring the following number–0207 467 8564.
Dr David Kraft (PhD) is a private hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, and is based at the following address: 10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF. David trained in hypnosis at the BST Foundation in Russell Square, London. It was here that he received the Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCHyp), and the Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis (A.Cert.CSHyp). He also has a Diploma in Clinical Psychology (Dip.Cl.Psy) from the London School of Management Science. David is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a full member of BSCAH. He has also publsihed nationally and internationally; he has, for example, written four papers in Contemporary Hypnosis, which is the journal for BSCAH. Dr David Kraft uses psychodynamic psychotherapy combined with hypnosis.
Key Words: Agoraphobia, Claustrophobia, Anxiety
I need some help. I am so anxious and this gets worse when I am near lots of people. When I am in the underground station, I am at my worst. Now, I avoid undergrounds and traffic and noisy places. I heard that hypnotherapy can deal with anxiety, and that hypnosis deals with problems without medication. Is hypnosis safe? I am looking for a specialist hypnotherapist. Can you provide some info about you too.
Thanks very much
Thank you for your e-mail. Yes hypnotherapy is a very safe procedure that does not require medication. If you would like to book a session, please ring 0207 467 8564, and we will book you an appointment. I am principally a psychotherapist and I use hypnotherapy to enhance and accelerate my approach.
Dr David Kraft
Dr David Kraft is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist working in the centre of London. He trained at the BST Foundation in London and obtained both the diploma in clinical hypnosis and the advanced diploma. David also has a diploma in clinical psychology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and belongs to the Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section. David is also on the General Hypnotherapy Register and is a full member of BSCAH. He has also published articles on hypnosis and psychotherapy integration in Contemporary Hypnosis, the official publication for BSCAH, and in the Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr David Kraft is based in Harley Street where he works privately. For more information, please see my website on http://www.londonhypnotherapyuk.com/index.asp or my psychotherapy website on http://www.londonpsychotherapy.co.uk/