What Is Hypnotherapy?

A natural, straightforward and effective way of helping you achieve your goals.

Hypnotherapy does this by helping your subconscious mind to change any negative beliefs and habits you may have.

During hypnosis your brain enters a relaxed yet focused state. As your conscious mind becomes less active, your subconscious mind becomes more receptive and therefore open to change.

The changes made on the subconscious level can in turn alter your conscious behaviours, feelings and thoughts, bringing about the transformation you desire.

Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.

There are many different kinds of Psychotherapy, all of which aim to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties.

Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’. I practice a type of Psychotherapy called Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Hypnosis. It is a collaborative process where change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy avoids problem talk and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind.

As the name suggests, it focuses on solutions for the future rather than analysing problems of the past. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened, then I help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Provided you’re willing to make changes to the way you think the therapy can be highly effective. Focusing on solutions means we don’t dwell on problems.

Instead we:

  • Accept where you are currently
  • Identify where you want to be
  • Help you make the necessary change

I’ll ask you to consider your preferred future.  For example, how will your life be better when your problem has improved?  What will have changed?  This will help you identify possible solutions and work towards them.

Solution focused hypnotherapy can help you in many ways:

 

  • It can help with anxiety and depression
  • It can help with addictions
  • It can help you manage your weight
  • It can help you manage your pain
  • It can help with sleep disorders
  • It can help you change your behaviour and improve your performance
  • It can help you to quit smoking

Hypnotherapy is suitable for almost everyone because it is such a gentle and natural therapy.

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention.

Clients often comment about how ‘ordinary’ hypnosis feels, not unlike daydreaming. During hypnosis, although you maybe in a deeply relaxed state, you can hear everything that’s going on around you.

We all experience the hypnotic state in our everyday lives. For example, have you ever been driving and unable to recall parts of the journey? Or have you ever been engrossed in a book and not noticed time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised.

Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, hypnosis doesn’t involve the therapist taking control of your mind. No one can hypnotise you against your will.

Your initial consultation is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you’re likely to need.

Subsequent sessions involve much more than hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you’ve made. I’ll encourage you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.

I’ll help you imagine your preferred future, where you have a more positive view on the quality of your life. I’ll then guide you into a relaxed state of hypnosis where we can consolidate what we’ve discussed.

At the initial consultation I’ll give you a relaxation & motivational CD/MP3 Download.

This is an integral part of the therapy. Its regular use will help you continue to focus your mind and provide solutions between sessions.

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