Integrative Changework is a term I came up with to describe a session that utilizes a combination of modalities. These modalities or techniques may include Hypnosis , NLP , EFT , and others. In this type of session, each step creates a shift toward the desired outcome. There are many situations where this approach can be very effective. I'll give a few simple examples.
Let's say a client arrives for a session after a bad day, feeling an unresourceful state very strongly. This state may, or may not be related to the original reason the session was booked. In any case, there’s no reason to allow this to interfere with the session. It's actually an excellent opportunity to "tap" on the issue for a while using EFT. This can bring some immediate relief to the client, while at the same time encouraging the unconscious to explore the area. Then, later in the session, we can move more comfortably into NLP or Hypnotherapy.
Another common example: The client may have an inner conflict about their stated desired outcome or goal. In other words, they feel as if part of them wants it, but part of them resists. NLP can be used very effectively to resolve these types of inner conflicts, allowing the client to adjust their perceptions or the outcome so they can be totally congruent. Hypnotherapy can then be used to encourage the unconscious to move towards the desired outcome more effectively.
Here's another one: Often a Hypnosis session will reveal to the client a vivid picture or symbol representing a symptom or situation. The Dynamic Spin Release (2) or other NLP techniques can then be used to transform the symbol as well as the way the brain processes the issue, thereby creating a shift toward the desired state or outcome.
These are just a few of the countless possible situations where Integrative Changework can be effective. Of course, each client is different and each session is different. Often a simple path to the outcome can be achieved with the use of just one modality. For example, one effective Stop Smoking Hypnosis session can do the trick in many cases. But it's great to have the flexibility of an integrated approach available to use when appropriate.
 As stated by the National Guild of Hypnotists: Hypnotherapy or Hypnotism means the use of trance and suggestion to adjust habits of thought, feeling and behavior. Some key figures in the history of the field: Milton Erickson, Dave Elman, Ormand McGill, James Braid, James Esdaile, Anton Mesmer.
 NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is an approach to communication and personal development developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. Building on the work of Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson and Fritz Perls, Bandler and Grinder also drew upon theories of Gregory Bateson, Alfred Korzybski and Noam Chomsky. The Dynamic Spin Release technique is a component of NLP developed by Tim and Kris Hallbom.
 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) draws on principles of Acupuncture, NLP, Energy Medicine, and Thought Field Therapy. The process stimulates certain meridian points on the body by tapping on them with the fingertips. Developed by Gary Craig in the 1990s.