What is Hypnotherapy?
This is a very gentle, non-invasive therapy where the client remains in control.
The therapist is simply a facilitator and enables the client to become very relaxed – very much like the state between sleeping and waking, which some call trance. You will neither say nor do anything against your will.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
As everyone is an individual and we all have different capacities for relaxation, every session can feel quite different and no two people experience hypnotherapy the same.
Becoming so relaxed enables the everyday processes of the essential rational conscious mind to be “by-passed” enabling the wise and inner guidance of the subconscious mind to be accessed more readily.
The therapy is dependent on your subconscious mind and it cannot be forced anywhere it does not want to go. There is nothing magic in the practice of hypnosis and it is one of the oldest and possibly the most successful of all life changing therapies. The hypnotic state is actually a natural one. During the time of this trance-like consciousness it is possible to communicate with the subconscious mind with the benefit of improving the ongoing quality of life.
So why have Hypnotherapy?
Please see “What Can Hypnotherapy Help” Tab
Hypnotherapy is a very safe and healing therapy and you will relax so deeply.
Hypnotherapy assists change, personal development, addressing and resolving life issues.
How long does a session last?
Most sessions last around an hour. However, specialist sessions such as quitting smoking or past life regression generally take at least 1½ hours.
- Do you feel you could benefit from additional help in your life based on your own core being?
- Do you wish to “go deeper” into your mind to explore and resolve issues? Then Hypnotherapy could be your route.
I sought hypnotherapy previously when I had some issues which I could “budge” no other way. I discovered that I might need 2 sessions and then not again for about 5 years. Other people may need regular hypnotherapy or once a year – we are all unique in our needs. The Hypnotherapy approach is always client-centred.
My Main Professional Interests
GROWTH AND CHANGE FOR THE “BETTER” WITH MORE INSIGHT
Improving health – eg quitting smoking and increasing exercise – gaining insight into present day behaviour and worries which may have stemmed from the past (regression) and being more aware of the awe-inspiring nuances of our daily lives and our wise unconscious are the areas which fascinate me the most. I am more interested, say, in helping someone gain more interest in healthy exercise than helping someone compete in sport. Exam passing, of course, is a useful and essential element of our ongoing “Work in Progress” - so my main focus is assisting a client with coping better with both his/her public and private lives.
My essential interest with this therapy is regression as a way of helping people change patterns of behaviour and to understand the present in relation to the past. I am also particularly interested in helping to alleviate/control phobias and to help resolve issues around food and weight. As a facilitator, I enjoy helping people take better control of their personal lives.
I have seen remarkable results with clients who say “I can’t relax” and are surprised when they discover that is simply a negative message they have been reinforcing in themselves – and that we can re-train our brains to think more positively more often. Recently, a gentleman had a “taster” for 5 minutes and then told me he “did not want to come back” and I advised him that he could go “twenty times deeper with hypnotherapy” he didn’t think he could relax in the first place!
I love to teach clients both Self Hypnosis and the quite outstanding EFT process.
EFT: I have taught people the remarkable method of EFT to help reduce stress levels and change so many aspects of behaviour; it is an exercise one can do at home/ on the bus, in crowded rooms – as often as required – it is totally fascinating how it really helps.
More positive ATTITUDES to food, relationships, the world around us, our past experiences and so much more can be achieved by the calming effects of Hypnotherapy. Related therapies such as parts-therapy, timeline, NLP, EFT, mapping and other techniques are used and discussed also if they would be of particular benefit to an individual.
Sleep Temples were known in Ancient Egypt and you may find the Wikki site of interest
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is essentially the healing therapy which accompanies the hypnotic state achieved with hypnosis.
“Persons under hypnosis are said to have heightened focus and concentration with the ability to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.“