Developed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. in the early 1990s, Depth Hypnosis is a highly effective therapeutic model that helps people work through issues quickly and gain long-lasting results. It is a rapid path of transformation and provides an opportunity to achieve profound and long-lasting results on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. Synthesizing the philosophical principles of Buddhism and the catalytic aspects of shamanism, along with many new and innovative processes, Depth Hypnosis offers a helpful new way for people to understand and work with core issues.
As part of the Transpersonal Psychology movement, Depth Hypnosis is based on the understanding that shifting long held patterns and beliefs requires moving beyond the conscious mind where those patterns and beliefs are held. Working with different forms of altered states practices, primarily guided meditation, hypnosis, the shamanic journey, and meditation enables a person to go beyond the conscious mind to gain insight and then with the support of a practitioner process the information. In this way, Depth Hypnosis works at the epiphany level.
Laura was so impressed by her experience with Depth Hypnosis that she was inspired to become a practitioner and also to work with Isa Gucciardi to develop a training program to train others in the modality. That was nearly twenty years ago and to date there have been thousands of practitioners trained in Depth Hypnosis. In 2015, a pilot study on the efficacy of Depth Hypnosis was conducted and concluded that Depth Hypnosis appears to provide “expedient and significant shifts in symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and well-being.”