Depth Hypnosis ™
Healing begins within.
Depth Hypnosis is a spiritual counseling model created by Dr. Isa Gucciardi in the mid-1990s. By synthesizing key principles of shamanism, Buddhism, hypnotherapy, and transpersonal psychology, Depth Hypnosis brings the ancient healing wisdom of many cultures to the unique imbalances of contemporary Western society to help people work through issues quickly and gain long-lasting results on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. It is a rapid path of transformation.
Since the 1990s, Depth Hypnosis has grown into a successful model with Depth Hypnosis Practitioners practicing throughout the world. People are drawn to work with Depth Hypnosis both personally and professionally due to its insistence on the integrity of the practitioner, as well as its emphasis on empowering the participant. Depth Hypnosis is a fast and effective modality that is nondogmatic and blends well with other therapies and spiritual practices.
To find a practitioner in your area, please visit the Association of Depth Hypnosis Practitioners website. You’ll also find more information about trainings in your area. To learn more about classes and other offerings taught by Dr. Gucciardi, please visit the Foundation of the Sacred Stream website.
Recognizing that every person is unique, Depth Hypnosis actively involves the clients in the process of discovering what is needed to effect the changes they are seeking in their life. In this way, clients are directly in touch with their power and their own ability to heal. By following current life issues to their source (through dream recall, inner child work, and regression), clients discover what is needed to help them move beyond their unconscious motivations. Through this process, clients are able to step into a life-affirming relationship with themselves and the world around them.
Depth Hypnosis encourages radical self-responsibility and engages clients in a process of self-empowerment through self-knowledge. As clients traverse the realms of their psyches through hypnosis, insight inquiry, regression, dream work, meditation, or the shamanic journey, the Depth Hypnosis Practitioner helps them interpret subconscious material. By doing so, the client and Practitioner are able to gain a deeper understanding of the obstacles that are creating disharmony in the client’s life.
Although Depth Hypnosis draws upon hypnotherapy, it differs radically from traditional hypnotherapy, which relies heavily on Ericksonian or suggestion hypnosis. While suggestion hypnosis is often helpful, it is not necessarily long-lasting because it works only on the surface and does not address underlying issues that may lie beneath the presenting problem. When the deeper issue is not addressed, the problem can return or another problem may emerge to take its place.
Depth Hypnosis is highly effective in dealing with a wide variety of symptoms. Because the Depth Hypnosis process understands that all symptoms are teachers that help clients find their way back to balance, it can address issues such as phobias, addictions, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, panic disorders, severe depression, and more.
Read more about Isa Gucciardi, her childhood, influences, and Depth Hypnosis.