Hypnotherapy is a powerfully
effective means of bringing about positive change to problems that have their
origin in the mind. It is a form of problem solving and self discovery
when in a state of focussed heightened awareness whilst feeling bodily relaxed. During hypnosis,
the rationalising and critical mind can be bypassed, enabling the mind to focus
on and become much more receptive to change.
hypnosis as a tool to
augment talking therapy. Suggestions alone whilst in a very relaxed
state can be very effective, but many other techniques* can be used as
appropriate to the person, their problem and the desired outcome.
Sessions normally last one hour.
The assessment process can be carried out prior to the session, via telephone or
email, to enable the best use of appointment time, and may mean only one
hypnotherapy session is needed for straight-forward problems. Other
problems may take more sessions, and can use a variety of techniques to help
facilitate the desired positive change. In addition to the session with the
hypnotherapist, clients are encouraged to make daily use of the optional
personalised hypnotherapy CD.
Hypnotherapy is effective for a wide variety of problems,
- Lack of Confidence
- Exam Nerves
- Panic Attacks
- Problems & Habits
And can be used for:
- Weight control
- Pain Management
- Guided imagery for healing
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
Any undiagnosed medical condition will need to be assessed and
investigated by a medical practitioner prior to hypnotherapy. Individuals with
conditions such as epilepsy, clinical depression or breathing difficulties should ask
their GP for written consent. Hypnotherapy is contra-indicated for individuals with
schizophrenia & bipolar affective disorder.
techniques used during hypnotherapy include relaxation
skills, desensitisation, imaginal exposure, aversion therapy, mental rehearsal,
challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, building on positive thoughts,
ego-strengthening and self-esteem building, psycho-education, cue-controlled
states and emotions ('anchoring'), ego-state or parts therapy, regression
techniques (as part of therapy), dissociation, future pacing, visualisation,
modifying distressing memories using imagery, direct and indirect
suggestions, and use of metaphors.