Psychotherapy / hypnotherapy in Berlin & online

Specialized treatment of anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin

Frequently asked question

What is a psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is any of a group of therapies, used to treat psychological disorders, that focus on changing faulty behaviors, thoughts, perceptions, and emotions that may be associated with specific disorders. One form of psychotherapy is hypnotherapy.

What is the difference between hypnotherapy and psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an overall term for a variety of treatment techniques intended to help a person identify and change disruptive emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Hypnotherapy is a form (with numerous variations) of psychotherapy.

What is the purpose of psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy involves a variety of therapeutic techniques aimed to help a person identify and change disturbing feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.

What does psychotherapy cost?

I charge on an hourly basis. The initial session lasts typically 90 minutes and ongoing therapy sessions 60 minutes. You find the fees here.

What is a hypnotherapist?

A hypnotherapist is someone who performs hypnosis for therapy. It is a specialist in hypnotherapy. A therapist who utilizes hypnosis as a primary tool for assisting clients to achieve their goals. A hypnotherapist often differs from other therapists by focusing on the role of subconscious behaviors and influences on the client’s life.

Hypnotherapists induce a hypnotic state in clients to increase motivation or alter behavior patterns. Experienced hypnotherapists use individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretations of test results and analysis of the client’s problem.

Each therapist combines different techniques and specific personal backgrounds. Do you want to read more about mine? You’ll find my profile here.

What is autohypnosis?

Autohypnosis means hypnotizing yourself and is commonly known as self-hypnosis.

What is forensic hypnosis?

Forensic Hypnosis is the legal applications of hypnosis. Although hypnosis cannot be used for testimony, it is sometimes used by police to gather evidence by improving the recall of witnesses.

Hypnotherapy in Berlin


Information about psychotherapy with hypnosis and Hypnobalancing™ in Berlin-Charlottenburg. I am specialized in anxiety and anxiety disorders.






Hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™


The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.




What is hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool. Hypnotherapy deals with problems at the subconscious level when a client is unable to solve a problem at the conscious level. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat addictions, overcome phobias, relieve stress, and help clients achieve positive attitudes about themselves. A trance provides a better base for many therapeutic techniques. Trance is a very natural state. Many approved methods are even more effective when carried out in a trance state because the whole experience is more intense.




Hypnotherapy is intensive psychotherapy


Contemporary hypnotherapy summarizes therapy methods, in which the effect of trance and suggestions is used therapeutically. Hypnosis is the process that makes trance available. Trance alone does not ensure the desired changes. What allows positive changes is the combination of trance and effective therapeutic interventions. In the subconscious of every human exist countless experiences, memories, and resources. In a trance, we have access to them.

What is hypnosis and what trance?


Hypnosis is the act of introducing a person into a hypnotic trance. All the definitions of hypnosis vary, and there is no single accepted definition. Some say hypnosis is like daydreaming, others call it a form of relaxed concentration.

The state in which the client is during the process of hypnosis is called a trance. Trance is a natural state of mind where the unconscious mind is addressed directly. A trance state is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is experienced every day by joggers, musicians, dancers, etc. when they are absolutely focused on what they are doing. It is a state of consciousness that we can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind. It results in an increased receptiveness and response to suggestion. Addressing the unconscious mind directly, hypnosis is thereby the most effective method by which to utilize a person’s inner resources.

While associated with relaxation, hypnosis is actually an escape from an overload of message units, resulting in relaxation. Hypnosis can be triggered naturally by environmental stimuli as well as purposefully from a hypnotherapist. It is a process that enables and utilizes a heightened state of awareness commonly referred to as trance, where a person becomes more focused on their inner values.

While originating from the Greek word “hypnos” meaning sleep, it is different from sleep.




Hypnosis and Hypnobalancing™ and …


There are many different approaches in hypnosis and hypnotherapy; the directive, direct authoritarian approach, the standardized approach, and the permissive, indirect, cooperative approach and others.



How to know which method is the right one for you?


My approach is called flexible-cooperative. The needs of the client are firstly clearly ascertained and then the inner resources of that person are brought into play in order to achieve ecological and lasting results


Principles of flexible-cooperative hypnotherapy:

  • Every individual is unique.
  • Hypnosis is a process in which ideas are exchanged.
  • Every person has the potential for development.
  • Through trance, the resources of the individual are strengthened and utilized.
  • Trance is a natural phenomenon.

In some cases, you will benefit from the advantages of the therapeutic process called Hypnobalancing™.


First-hand experience reports


Every patient experiences it in his own way. Nevertheless, the desire is understandable to exchange with other affected people. This is all the truer when it comes to their experiences with the therapy.

At the information events, you will receive reports from former patients who are invited to attend. If you want to be invited to one of the upcoming events in Berlin, you will find the announcements on the homepage.

FAQ about hypnotherapy


There is a much public misunderstanding about the nature of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. A lot of questions and answers collected during years of practicing hypnotherapy are available in German and will be translated step by step.

Is one session enough?

Occasionally, people ask me for a quick fix for their anxiety or other problems in one session. Some of them suffer for years and already spent a lot of time in therapy. It is as though they think I have a magic trick to make everything immediately better. That would be so nice, but it isn’t realistic.

Especially, overcoming anxiety requires effort. There is no way around that. I offer effective psychotherapy instead of a magic trick. I know that those who undertake the challenge and make the effort are rewarded with reduced anxiety, increased confidence, and a more fulfilling life.

Psychotherapy usually needs a series of sessions and can often be completed within a few months. Some therapies are shorter still, and others may take a few months. The length is dependent on the type of therapy and the type of the issue, as well as the presence of complicating factors.

One good predictor of the duration of therapy is how well the client and the therapist get along with one another after two or three meetings. If they are comfortable with one another, the therapy is often more efficient and successful.

Are there drawbacks of hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

Here are some thoughts about drawbacks of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is not appropriate for someone who has or had psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, or for someone who is using drugs or alcohol.

Hypnotherapy shouldn’t be used for pain control before a medical doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment.

Some therapists use hypnosis to recover possibly repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental disorder. However, hypnosis with an inexperienced hypnotherapist also poses a risk of creating false memories — usually as a result of unintended suggestions by the therapist.

The use of hypnotherapy for certain mental disorders, such as dissociative disorders, is controversial. Ask your medical doctor or psychiatrist to make up your mind.

Read the details about contraindications of hypnosis.

Can someone hypnotize me against my will?

The official answer is no. You have to be fully receptive to be hypnotized. You could have some resistance, but if you do not want to be hypnotized, you will not be.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Pretty much anyone can be hypnotized as long as they are willing. Since hypnosis is a natural state of mind which people are in every day, anyone of normal intelligence who chooses to be hypnotized can be hypnotized. There may be a few exceptions, such as people on certain medications or people with neurological problems. Those who claim they can’t be hypnotized are simply choosing not to be hypnotized.

Am I under the total control of the hypnotherapist?

When I am in a hypnotic state, does the hypnotherapist have complete control over me? You are fully aware of what the hypnotherapist is saying. Your conscious mind is present, and you can come out of a trance anytime you choose. Your subconscious mind is also very protective of you and would not accept any suggestions that would violate your moral or ethical codes. You can reject whatever is being said to you. You can actually lie in hypnosis.

Is it possible to getting lost in trance?

Lost in trance? No. Firstly, you are in a perfectly natural state of mind and conscious the whole time. Even if you were to drift off to sleep, you would simply wake up just like you would from a nap.

Will I lose control in hypnosis?

Question: Do I give up my free will when I am in a hypnotic state?

Answer: You are fully aware of what is going on. In fact, you are more focused on your surroundings and what is going on in the here-and-now.

Do I have to believe in hypnosis in order for it to work for me?

Not really. You don’t have to believe in hypnosis in order for it to work for you, but you do have to be willing to give it a chance in order for it to work. Wonderful results have been achieved by people who didn’t believe in hypnosis. And it’s not unusual for people to believe that they weren’t actually hypnotized when they were.

Is hypnosis safe?

In over two hundred years of recorded hypnosis history, there is no documented case of anyone being hurt with hypnosis. Hypnosis is as safe as daydreaming!

Will I forget or remember what happened during the session?

If there isn’t a good reason to utilize amnesia, you can remember all details of a session, and certainly everything you need to remember. However, because you are in a drowsy state, your memory of some details may fade rather quickly, as often happens with dreams. You might remember more details pertaining to the session afterward. Most people go through a natural integration phase.

How can hypnosis help me?

Hypnosis is just a tool to create better suggestibility or bypass the analytical mind. Hypnosis helps you get in touch with more conscious awareness and sense of your body. Hypnosis is effective in addressing relationship issues, self-esteem, addictions, health issues, stress and anxiety, and other unwanted habits and behaviors. Many approved methods are even more effective in a trance state. Trance makes the therapeutic process much more intense.

Do I have to go into a deep trance state?

Only a light to medium hypnosis state is needed for hypnosis to be effective. Good results can occur with a light state. The most important factor in an effective hypnosis session is the level of desire of the client. If a person’s desire is strong, and they have a willingness to enter into a relaxed hypnotic state, the chances of it being a success are excellent. However, deep trance states induced with techniques like Deep Hypnobalancing can be astonishingly effective, for example when the goal is to regenerate as fast as possible.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that everyone experiences several times a day. It is like being in a pleasant daydreaming state. Or like that wonderful deep relaxation, you feel right before dropping off to sleep. And since the conscious mind is in the background resting a bit while you’re doing hypnosis, you can feel quite refreshed and revitalized after a session. It is a special state of the mind in which the body is relaxed, and the mind can pay attention to inner experience without criticism or judgment. You may have experienced these light trance-like states of mind during a long drive, meditation, watching a movie, or just daydreaming.

Because it feels wonderful to be in a deep trance, many clients enjoy being in a trance so much that they are curious if there are also other ways to utilize it.

Just ask me personally.


Let's talk. Please read the privacy policy. If you are interested, you can contact me for questions and appointments via this contact form or by e-mail (, phone 030/86421369, and mobile phone 01577/7045356. The best time to contact me by telephone is Monday to Thursday between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm. During sessions, there is an answering machine. Leave a message and your phone number in Germany, and I'll call you back as soon as possible. Make sure I understand what you are asking for.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions, such as fees, on the home page. There are also lots of articles and details about me (profile) to help you get an idea of who I am. This will also make it easier for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you and your problem.




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Before contacting me, please read the detailed information about fees, booking, contraindications to hypnotherapy and answers to other frequently asked questions (FAQ).

These pages are intended to provide information for those interested in psychotherapy using hypnotherapy. It is not intended to replace psychotherapy or personal consultation, examination or diagnosis by a licensed medical practitioner. I am not a medical doctor. I specialize in helping people with anxiety and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official license to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from that of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medication prescribed. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric intervention where this is required.

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




Milton H. Erickson and Hypnotherapy

Milton H. Erickson and Hypnotherapy

Milton H. Erickson (1901-1980) was born into a Wisconsin farming family, He was stricken with polio at the age of 17 and again at the age of 51, so that by the end of his life he was confined to a wheelchair. He was colorblind, dyslexic and tone-deaf.

His relationship with hypnosis was a very personal one. He first encountered it as a way of overcoming his physical limitations.

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Is one session enough?

Is one session enough?

Is one session enough?   One of the often asked questions of clients is, "Is one session enough?"       Overview   Is one session enough?       Is one session enough?    Occasionally, people ask me for a quick fix for their...

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  Contraindication   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 other experienced...

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Is it possible to getting lost in trance?

Is it possible to getting lost in trance?

    Lost in trance?   No. Firstly, you are in a perfectly natural state of mind and conscious the whole time. Even if you were to drift off to sleep, you would simply wake up just like you would from a nap.Be sure to read the following notice  ...

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Published: March 1, 2008
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: August 21, 2019
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