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Hypnotherapy
 

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. 

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a tool to augment talking therapy.   Suggestions alone whilst in a very relaxed and focussed 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, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Stress
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Exam Nerves
  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Problems & Habits

And can be used for:

  • Relaxation
  • Weight control
  • Stop Smoking
  • 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.

 

 

 

 * Therapeutic 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. 

 

 

 

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