Don Hardy Holley’s comments about his presentation at the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of San Antonio Luncheon on Friday, November 10, 2017. The Title of the presentation was:

 “Hypnosis: Yes, it does relate to Collaborative Divorce.”

I gave a simplified introduction to hypnosis and its history. I described the basic hypnosis methods most people hear about.

Then I presented a drawing which describes the difference in Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis. I then discussed uses of each, especially Hypnoanalysis, emphasizing using it with trauma and how that relates to divorce.

We discussed whether hypnosis can be used to forget (usually it cannot) an affair, etc., and whether it can be used to “save a marriage.” It can be used to treat marital problems in conjunction with other types of therapy.

Often there is trauma before a divorce. Also, divorce itself can be traumatic and the trauma can be relived over and over during the process and beyond.

We also spent time discussing how hypnosis is a suggestion. So, we discussed using suggestions with clients and families going through a divorce. A list of suggestions which can be adapted to a particular situation was handed out and discussed.

Don Hardy-Holley, MA, LPC, LMFT, NCC 


Since 1986, Don E. Hardy-Holley has been providing not only psychotherapy & hypnosis but also training to hundreds of therapist from all over the United States.  Most notably known for his extensive work for using Medical Hypnoanalysis, Don is sought out as one of the top trainers in the country for this modality. He has served as the president and chairman of the board for the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysis and Vice Chairman Board of Directors of the Concept-Therapy Institute.  He has also served as a board member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals Association of San Antonio.


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