Solution-focused therapy is a collaborative approach to psychological change that focuses on the client’s goals. Sessions therefore explore what is going on in the present and what is wanted for the future. Historical antecedents and causes of problems are not considered to be relevant; in fact revisiting traumatic material is to experience the trauma all over again.
Hypnotherapy in this context relates to deep relaxation and trance induction that gives access to the subconscious mind. The cornerstone of hypnotherapy is the inability of the mind to distinguish between reality and imagination which explains the power of suggestion. In SFHT goals are identified by the conscious mind and made possible by enlisting the power of the subconscious mind.