The Humanist Hypnosis briefly

Patricia d'Angeli-Lockert
Olivier Lockert

Patricia d’Angeli-Lockert
Jungian therapist, specialized in symbology, teacher, co-founder of the French Institute of Humanist & Ericksonian Hypnosis (IFHE). She leads workshops on the relationship with oneself and others, on the couple and on dreams. Author of “Self-hypnosis for beginners” and “Psychotherapy”.

Olivier Lockert 
Hypnotherapist, author, President of the French Institute for Humanist and Ericksonian Hypnosis (IFHE), International Hypnosis Teacher, Certified NLP Trainer and author of twenty books sold in over 60 countries, including “Hypnosis”, “Hypnosis humanist”, “Metaphors” and “Reality Creators”.

The practice of therapeutic hypnosis of Olivier Lockert and Patricia Angeli is distinguished by its humanism. It is both simple, accessible to as many, yet profound – in the sense that it accesses the essential layers of the mind.
Hypnosis Humanist is a hybrid between the European psychotherapy, which focuses on a deep understanding of the unconscious, and the American brief therapy that provides rapid results.

Humanist Hypnosis is recognizable by its hypnotic inductions structures called “opening inductions”. The usual procedure to put person in a hypnotic state is simply reversed: specifically, the person is in his ordinary state of consciousness, and we apply the technique that usually would get him out of the hypnotic state (as we would do at the end of a session of hypnosis).

The fact of “wake up” him while he is in his “normal state” causes curiously at him another kind of trance: one would think that nothing would happen, but we observe the occurrence of the same “signs of trance “(physical evidence) that show that a person is in a state of hypnosis!

So there is indeed an “altered state”, with the ability to produce all known phenomena of hypnosis, but thanks to greater awareness (and not by putting into unconsciousness). This is called a state of “heightened awareness”.

This very special state of consciousness is nice, “lighter” (physically, in feeling), he does not let the person numb or “pasty” but energized and bubbly.
Instead of increasing the natural break between the conscious and the unconscious mind, to make the unconscious person, the Humanist hypnotic induction allows the person to “erase” the rift between conscious and unconscious mind. Toward a greater awareness.


Thanks to the heightened awareness which she enjoys in Humanist hypnosis, the person becomes aware” of what stuck in her; it can then describe things to the therapist, who will tell her how to fix herself, during the session.

The therapist therefore no longer proceed himself “on” the person. There is no interference or manipulation (even “therapeutic”). The person does not have to let go or let her go, as in other forms of hypnosis. The therapist is a guide and teacher, who instructs and helps the person to accomplish by herself the psychological exercises that will lead her to change independently.

Humanist Hypnosis do not use the usual tools of hypnosis, “classical” or “ericksonian” (suggestions, subliminal techniques, confusion, etc.), since they serve to dissociate more the person (depotentializing the conscious mind) and they give to the therapist the “tricks” of change.
The person is in an increased state of consciousness, she would not let the therapist act on her. On the contrary, she will “takes the helm” of his life and will unravel or rebuild what needs to be

This implies a different way of working in hypnosis: through inductions “opening”, one can access the deep psychology of the person (symbology, archetypes, etc.) and no longer only addresses the Unconscious but also the higher Consciousness of the person.
This Consciousness with a capital is not magic: it is what lets you know that you dream at night, for example, while your conscious mind is asleep. It’s still her, during dissociating hypnosis, which allows the person to “know” that she is under hypnosis, even though she is into a trance

Caps Consciousness is the vector of change in Humanist Hypnosis. This is the top layer of your mind, beyond the Unconscious and the conscious. This is the part of you that you identify with “I”, to the ideal. What the Jungian would call the Self”.

The Humanist Hypnosis allows a global impact on the person, not only biological and emotional, but touching in one shot all human strata from the body to the emotions, the mind to your higher spirit … “With your soul and awareness”.


Hypnosis Humanist is very versatile, thanks to the fact that the person can work “in conscience“. It is very popular with coaches, including business, and processes in psychotherapy everything related with health problems, with everyday life, emotions, etc. It even can work for Personal Development.
It is in the way it’s distinguished:
in Humanist Hypnosis, the deep psychology of the person is very important – what brings this form of hypnosis to the CG Jung’s work – specially with the “Advanced Symbolic Therapy” developed by Patricia d’Angeli.
It provides tools and techniques that allow communication “in conscience” and do the link between “understanding” (the legacy of psychoanalysis) and “action” (the brief therapy).

The person who experiences the Humanist Hypnosis is not sleeping, she does not lose control, she was not to let go or to particularly trust her therapist…
On the contrary, the person wakes up, gaining consciousness of herself, even if it’s just a little, this is enough to initiate the therapeutic process, aided by the therapist and special techniques of
Humanist Hypnosis .

Another feature, Humanist Hypnosis offers therapists (and possibly to patients who want) a holistic vision of the psyche, its strata and its operation – which serves the hypnotherapist to understand the people he needs help, and that can become a Way of Life in itself, for those who wish.

The advantages of the Humanist Hypnosis: consider the whole person, body, mind, accepting his beliefs or even spirituality; allow the person to act on herself “in conscience”, guided by the therapist; act as much to cure a simple sore or to improve a behavior; treat deep Unconscious; bring awareness of the meaning of things in his life (events, parents, situations, etc.) and awaken the person herself; be simple and immediately effective…
You do not come out of a session of Hypnosis Humanist as you entered it, there is a before and after. This Hypnosis achieves results impossible to reach otherwise

Would you like to listen to a simple hypnotic induction in “opening” ?

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