What is hypnotherapy?
Think of hypnotherapy as mind massage. It gives you the opportunity to relax, while fully awake and listen to powerful, soothing messages that unlock the potential of your subconscious mind to re-programme your mind positively. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy and the best practices of various schools of Psychotherapy. In particular we use skills from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This combined approach means that we can help you to quickly make positive changes in your life. The benefits can be quite transformative producing lasting empowering results.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is always forward looking and aims to utilise your existing strengths and resources to enable you to make positive changes in your thoughts, feelings, actions and habitual behaviours. In every way, you are empowered to have more control of your life.
Each session lasts between 40 minutes to 1 hour and consists of a positively led discussion followed by relaxing trance. Think of trance as looking into an open fire; your brain is relaxed and not focused on any particular single thought. We naturally go in and out of trance several times a day, while cooking, driving, waiting for a bus, watching TV etc. We do it all the time yet is is a largely untapped powerful means of accessing and reprogramming our sub-conscious mind. This is when we can embed new, beneficial suggestions which can be interpreted to bring about positive changes in your thoughts, feelings, actions and behaviours. Trance is an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience, which is why I call it mind massage.
Hypnotherapy can improve a lot of different aspects of your life.
Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, bruxism (teeth or jaw grinding), blushing, and panic attacks.
Improve low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, memory, relationships, and overall performance (for work, sport and school).
Gain energy and motivation.
Manage anger, sadness, insomnia, OCD, and IBS.
Lose specific phobias (e.g. fear of flying, lifts, driving, spiders etc.), and stage fright/public speaking, performance anxiety.
Quit nail-biting, smoking and procrastination.
What is hypnosis?Hypnosis is simply focused attention or trance, which is a state of deep relaxation in a controlled environment that is both safe and relaxing. You are always in control and can open your eyes and move at any time you want to. We go into hypnosis/trance several times a day when we become unconsciously absorbed in something. Think about looking into an open fire. We only focus on what we observe in the fireplace and in a dream-like manner, our peripheral awareness is reduced. Similarly, when driving or waiting for a bus, you are not specifically conscious of your activity. You conduct it automatically and may not even remember the route you took to get to your destination. This is an example of trance, which is a completely natural part of life. During hypnotherapy, we harness this state to enhance your capacity to respond to positive suggestion. The intention is to induce a relaxed state during which we can remove negative thinking patterns are replace them with positive ones thereby empowering our clients.
Will I say or do anything against my will?No. At all times you are in control. As you relax, and enjoy the benefits for your mind and body, I, as your therapist will make a series of positive suggestions for you to interpret and incorporate into your daily life. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process working with each client to address their individual needs in a safe, controlled environment. There is no magic involved. We, (therapist and client) work together with a variety of tools and techniques to resolve your issue as quickly, easily and painlessly as possible. When you are committed to change, this enhances and accelerates the process whereby positive change can be achieved.
Does the therapist do all the work?No. All therapy is a co-operative interaction between the therapist and the client which helps form and strengthen an important process called the Therapeutic Alliance. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works quickly and effectively when the approach is collaborative and where there is full commitment to making positive changes.
Is hypnotherapy safe?Yes. Hypnotherapy is an enjoyable, relaxing and completely safe experience. In the busyness of modern life, it is a wonderful way to attune to your inner core, and reap the benefits of positive thinking patterns. At all times you are in a safe and relaxing clinical setting.
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