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What is Hypnotherapy?
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.
What to expect:
Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is "done" to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
The initial consultation is free of charge and is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need.
Solution Focused Psychotherapy avoids problem talk:
Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we'll talk about the progress you have made and I'll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
I'll help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. I'll then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.
What is Psychotherapy?
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’.
What to expect:
Solution Focused Psychotherapy is future oriented:
The type of Psychotherapy I practise is ‘Solution Focused Therapy techniques’ 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.
Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, the therapy can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems.
- acknowledge where you are currently
- identify where you want to be
- help you to make the necessary changes
The type of Psychotherapy I practise does not involve analysing painful memories from the past. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened and help you get from where you are to where you want to be.
What is Hypnosis like?
Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives. Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being Hypnotised.
During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.
What Hypnosis is:
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.
Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels - it’s not unlike daydreaming – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.
What Hypnosis isn't:
Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind - no one can Hypnotise you against your will.
Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to – your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.
You cannot become “stuck” in a trance state - remember that when you are in a trance like state doing familiar routine things such as driving home from work, if something darted in front of you immediately this would cause you to regain full awareness and you would take the necessary preventative action. This applies to hypnosis too. You are in control - calm and relaxed - until you choose otherwise.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, similar to when:
It is similar to daydreaming. The only difference is that you are guided into that focused state. For some people it is almost a “magical experience” and they have little or no recollection of the hypnosis. For others it feels very ordinary and they feel fully aware throughout.
It is important to remember that no hypnotherapist can make you do anything you do not want to do. No one can control you or hypnotise you against your will. Your own sense of values always remain and you can come out of hypnosis at any time.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
As with everything worth doing success is dependent on your commitment and determination. Provided you are willing to make changes in your thinking and behaviour, hypnotherapy can help you with a wide range of conditions listed above including anxiety and stress; sleeping problems; depression; confidence issues; lack of motivation; eating problems; IBS; stress related skin conditions; OCD.
Hypnotherapy gives us the ability to cope in different situations in a calm and effective way. You will have the ability to control your anxiety levels and have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations. The use of CDs is an integral part of therapy. This continues to focus the mind, and provides solutions between sessions, recreating the calm state experienced during the Hypnotherapy session.
What Hypnosis is not
Hypnosis is surrounded by misconceptions, however it is very ordinary. Unlike the image sometimes portrayed in the media hypnotherapy is not something that is done to you and nobody has you under their control. Hypnosis is a collaboration between you and your hypnotherapist. You cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do and you are always fully aware of your surroundings. Fear that unwanted thoughts are implanted in your mind is completely unfounded - you will have a clear plan with your hypnotherapist about achieving your goals and you have absolute control over what you choose to do.
It is incorrect that you fall into a sleep - it is more like daydreaming so you can enter hypnosis with your eyes open. As with everything worth doing success is dependent on your commitment and determination.
How Hypnotherapy works
Haven’t you often found that the right solutions come to you when you detach yourself from a problem and allow yourself to relax.? Often when circumstances become too difficult it is harder to create this space and positivity. Hypnotherapy works by helping you relax and enter a positive mind frame. From here we access our subconscious (the part of us which prompts our responses, such as to scream when we see a spider) and direct it to make changes appropriate to our needs.
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