Psychotherapy for fears and anxiety disorders

Psychotherapy for fears and anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin
Karsten Noack

Experienced therapist for fears and anxiety disorders in Berlin

 

Learn more about me and my psychotherapeutic work in Berlin with specialization on fears and anxiety disorders. Psychotherapy for fears and anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™.

Origins and stations — often things turn out differently than you think

 

People know me in the context of my specialization; helping people to be convincing in conversations and presentations.

For two decades it was an insider tip that I also offered psychotherapeutic help with fear and anxiety disorders two days a week. In the beginning, it was all about helping those affected by severe stage fright. Through further referrals I gained profound experience in the field of anxiety disorders. The personal challenge was to find space for this calling alongside my main activity. The week has only a finite number of hours.

Till the last millennium ended, I never even thought of the possibility of working as a therapist. On the contrary — my first academic qualification was an engineering degree. And my second academic education brought me into the business world. That’s how it is in life: often things turn out differently than you think!

When I was born in 1963 and many years later, I never even thought of the possibility of working as a therapist. On the contrary — my first academic qualification was an engineering degree. And my second academic education brought me into the business world. That’s how it is in life: often things turn out differently than you think!

Since the age of 16 I have been working with various methods of hypnosis. A book about self-hypnosis made me curious. I wondered if there might be more possible than deep physical and mental relaxation. I quickly realized that the answer is YES. So I explored and used the techniques for myself, for my studies, career and other personal challenges. The years as a manager and management consultant would have been even harder without self-hypnosis.

In all my tasks, I focused above all on the people involved. That’s why I wanted to benefit from other sources of knowledge in addition to the usual manager training. Over time, I have completed a good deal of inspiring training and further education in the psychotherapeutic field.

Since 1998 I have been helping people to present themselves and their offers convincingly. This also involves fundamental personal issues, often about fears and always about beliefs. Then coaching becomes psychotherapy. I decided to get an appropriate license to practice psychotherapy.

My approach of finding pragmatic solutions led to surprising results. Word of the success quickly spread among the affected groups. Happy patients and clients recommended me to others. In the treatment of anxiety disorders, it became apparent how effective this practice-oriented approach is.

This has accompanied me for almost 20 years now and is very fulfilling. The feedback motivates me to continue to make my contribution here. I see this as an opportunity to promote significant positive changes in my clients’ lives.

If this appeals to you, I look forward to hearing from you.

Therapist

 

I have permission for the professional practice psychotherapy according to the Heilpraktikergesetz. The HPG-Erlaubnisbehörde is the Bezirksamt Tempelhof vom Berlin.

My therapeutic background is characterized by numerous further education and various experiences. In addition to hypnotherapy, the goal-oriented elements of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Provocative Therapy, Hypnobalancing ™, systemic counseling and therapy, Energetische Psychotherapie, Process Moderation, Solution-Focused Short-Term Therapy and other methods that benefit change and development processes are in my toolbox. I also use various relaxation techniques such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Autogenic Training.

 

 

 

Hypnotherapist

 

  • Certified Hypnotherapist (ngh)
  • Instructor Hypnotherapy (IFHB)
  • Board Certified Hypnotherapist (IFHB)
  • 5-PATH™ Hypnosis
  • 7-Path™ Self-Hypnosis-Teacher
  • Clinical hypnotherapy (ngh)
  • Instructor Autogenic Training
  • Co-founder Institut für die Förderung von Hypnoseanwendungen Berlin

 

Typical topics of psychotherapy sessions

 

The most common psychotherapeutic issues in my practice are:

  • Phobias
    • Agoraphobia
    • Social Phobias
    • Specific phobias (fear of speech, fear of flying, …)
  • Panic disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorders

Frequently ask questions

 

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions of my clients.

Contraindications of hypnotherapy

 

Patient characteristics might contraindicate the use of hypnosis. This is a controversial subject. Different experts have varying opinions about the appropriate uses of hypnosis. I tend to be more conservative than some others.

It is not a good idea to try to induce hypnosis in a patient who does not want it. One should not use hypnosis to try to achieve goals other than the patient’s wishes. Generally, it would be difficult to use hypnosis in this way.

There are a number of specific patients who I might feel would benefit more from another type of psychotherapeutic intervention. Hypnotherapy is one of a number of psychotherapeutic treatment techniques. The person doing the hypnosis should first be a well-rounded expert with knowledge of diagnosis and treatment.

When evaluating a patient for potential hypnosis, it is important to consider possible contraindications, including the emotional state of the patient and the desired outcome. Cooperation is an essential element for effective hypnosis. If an individual is uncooperative or hostile, hypnosis may not be the best treatment option. Additionally, some patients will not be able to be hypnotized due to brain trauma or cognitive deficits. In these cases, hypnosis is contraindicated.

 

 

Examples

 

Contraindications for or cases in which hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and Hypnobalancing™ aren’t recommended:

  • Psychosis
    Perhaps the most important concern is that hypnosis could exacerbate a pre-existing psychosis. Therefore, hypnosis is contraindicated for a patient displaying signs of psychosis.
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Alcoholism or another drug addiction
  • Autism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
    For patients with a borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder, there is a risk that the patient will want to form intense or inappropriate relationships or interactions with the practitioner.

 

I don’t work with patients when there is such a kind of contraindication.

 

 

 

Are you not sure?

 

Before you make your reservation ask your medical doctor. This is especially important when you get medical treatment.

 

1. Claim on your insurance

 

Certain private healthcare insurance policies may cover part or all of the cost of your treatment. Simply call up your insurance provider directly for details. Ask them this kind of psychotherapy with hypnotherapy is a covered service.

2. How many sessions will I need?

 

The answer depends on many factors. Most clients can answer that themselves after the second session. Everyone is different. Some people only need two or three sessions to see the change they desire, others may need seven or eight sessions. It depends on the person, their personal history, motivation, and the way they process information. My average client see’s me between three and six sessions.

3. How long is the first appointment?

 

The first appointment is longer than most others, and it is usually around 90 minutes. The other appointments will be usually 60 minutes.

4. I have a very busy schedule, are your hours flexible?

 

Some clients ask; “I need an earlier or later appointment, is that possible?” Yes, we can arrange that. If you require an appointment outside our opening hours then please contact me.

Officially I work from Monday till Thursday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Sessions at other times and from Friday till Sunday or on bank holidays plus 30 %.

5. Do you charge for missed sessions?

 

Yes, I charge for missed sessions. Sessions need to be regarded with priority from both participants to be of lasting value. Late cancellations and no-shows are not respectful to the therapist’s time, result in decreased treatment effectiveness, and deprive other patients.

My cancellation policy is based on years of experience in the field, which of course may differ from how other professionals operate, who may be able to be flexible with cancellations. I can only work effectively with people who value my time and take responsibility for any time set aside.

Full session fees are payable for cancellations made within two full business days (72 hours) of a booking. If you have a reservation for more than 2 hours in a week you can reschedule 14 days in advance.

6. What about confidentiality?

 

Some clients ask; are the things we talk about kept private?

Yes, everything said during your sessions is held in complete confidence. I will never share information about you with others unless we have to. I have to report risks of suicide, homicide or incidents of child abuse. Because of technical reasons I also can’t guarantee the security of emails or the connections during sessions over the internet.

If a family member asks about your therapy, I will speak to you before talking to them. You decide what or how much we should tell them. And if you don’t want them to know anything, I won’t tell them anything, unless there’s a risk of suicide, homicide or child abuse.

7. Where are you located?

 

I have my office in the West-City, close to the Zoo Berlin in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

8. I can’t come to your office. Are there any alternatives?

 

The solution are telephone sessions and video sessions. I would be honored to inform you about the existing possibilities.  Here are more details about psychotherapy for anxiety and sessions via telephone or online with video.

Notes

 

These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed physician.

I am not a medical doctor. There are no medical diagnoses, no promises of cures or medication. Any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment should never be replaced by psychotherapy and hypnotherapeutic work.

If you have questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to inform you.

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. I'd love to hear from you. Please post any questions that may interest other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me by e-mail mail@karstennoack.com, phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56. You can also use this contact form. Please read the information about the privacy policy.

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We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca

This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: May 20, 2020
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: May 24, 2020
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