Trust the unknown and enter into a dynamic of change

Initially, Bertrand was looking for a solution to the problem of lack of sleep during his balloon expeditions. That’s how he became interested in hypnosis. He discovered much more than a way to manage stress, fatigue and the time it takes to fall asleep. He also found a new therapeutic approach, focused on the use of internal forces, that was effective in treating anxious, phobic, traumatized or depressed patients. His interest in unconventional methods prompted him to explore this approach, with which academic medicine does not yet concern itself.

In the early 1990s, Bertrand trained in Ericksonian hypnosis, first in Europe, then in the United States, and fully integrated this into his practice as a psychiatrist. After becoming a teacher and supervisor at the Swiss Society for Clinical Hypnosis, he organized training seminars for doctors and psychologists several years running. In granting him the title Member of Honour, the Swiss Society of Clinical Hypnosis underlined the original way in which Bertrand had used hypnosis during his aerial voyages and the way in which he demystified it in the eyes of the medical profession and the general public.

« To calm our fear of the unknown, find our correct altitude, and boost our confidence in life, we need to deepen our relationship with ourselves and develop our inner security. Hypnosis is one way to do this. »
Bertrand Piccard

Therapeutic hypnosis

Hypnosis introduced Bertrand to the immense power of inner resources in transforming human lives. For him, « hypnosis is less a technique, more of a return to your inner self that mobilizes your life forces and allows you to go through processes of change in a confident state of mind. It becomes a pathway to development, whether practiced in the form of meditation or self-hypnosis - the term used does not matter. Connecting with yourself is a way out of dependence on the outside world and your own outdated thought patterns, a way of creating a space in which we can move in the way we want to. Then, when facing life, we can mobilize a lot more confidence, be less fearful. We can capture this inner confidence to continue developing ourselves psychologically and spiritually ».
When we are close to our unconscious, we are close to our inner resources. We develop the confidence needed to bring about the necessary changes.

« When we are close to our unconscious, we are close to our inner resources. We develop the confidence needed to bring about the necessary changes. »
Bertrand Piccard

Self-hypnosis for regeneration

The practice of self-hypnosis has helped Bertrand during each of his adventures, as well in everyday life. He applied these techniques in flight to help him fall asleep quickly for twenty-minute phases, or to stay awake when exhausted. “I seek out those moments of inner silence. They have helped me a lot ever since I realized that our attention and focus are mostly on the external world. We see, we listen, we feel. But if we turn our gaze inward, we start to feel ourselves existing in our own body. It is an experience of self-awareness, and it greatly increases our energy."

Around-the-world flights: guaranteeing the pilot’s endurance

An around-the-world trip in a solar airplane involves long flight-stages during which the pilot, alone at the controls, has to have the same endurance as the aircraft. But how can you stay alert enough to fly a plane for 5 days and 5 nights? Bertrand Piccard practices self-hypnosis. By plunging into a state of trance, the pilot manages to dissociate his mind from his body and can thus remain focused on the onboard instruments even when he is resting!

Objective 3: Hypnosis

How Hypnosis can help Bertrand Piccard to stay 72H into the Cockpit of #Solar​ #Impulse​.

Objective 3: Hypnosis // video manquante

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