Hypnotherapy involves achieving a psychological state of awareness that is different from the ordinary state of consciousness. While in a hypnotic state, a variety of phenomena can occur. These phenomena include alterations in memory, heightened susceptibility to suggestion, paralysis, sweating, and blushing. All of these changes can be produced or removed in the hypnotic state. Many studies have shown that roughly 90% of the population is capable of being hypnotised.
Hypnosis can be achieved by relaxing your body, focusing on your breathing, and shifting attention away from the outside world. In this state, you have a heightened receptivity to suggestion. The usual procedure for inducing a hypnotic trance in another person is by a direct command repeated in a soothing voice.
What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is used in a number of fields including psychotherapy , surgery, dentistry, research, and medicine. Hypnotherapy is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and smoking cessation. It is also used to control pain in a variety of such conditions as headache, facial neuralgia, arthritis, burns, musculoskeletal disorders, childbirth, and many more. Hypnotherapy is being used in place of anaesthesia, particularly in patients who prove to be allergic to anaesthetic drugs, for such surgeries as hysterectomies, cesarean sections, certain cardiovascular procedures, thyroidectomy, and others. Dentists use hypnotherapy with success on patients who are allergic to all types of dental anaesthetics. Hypnotherapy is also useful in helping patients overcome phobias .
Hypnotherapy is used for non-medical patients as well as those who wish to overcome bad habits. Hypnotherapy has been shown to help those who suffer from performance anxiety in such activities as sports and speaking in public. In academic applications, it has also been shown to help with learning, participating in the classroom, concentrating, studying, extending attention span, improving memory, and helping remove mental blocks about particular subjects.
In more general areas, hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for such problems as motivation, procrastination, decision-making, personal achievement and development, job performance, buried or repressed memories, relaxation , and stress management.
This form of treatment is ideal for helping to cope with such things as examination fears, driving test nerves, smoking, nail biting, some weight-control problems, stress, and so on.
This is used for the more deep-rooted problems. The technique aims to find and remove the underlying original cause of such things as irrational fears, emotional problems, relationship difficulties, psychosexual problems, lack of confidence, moodiness, sleeping difficulties, stuttering/stammering, anxiety, inferiority complex, unhappiness, phobias, etc. and most other problems where there is a psychological factor at work.
The treatment period will normally be between six and twelve weekly sessions and will usually produce a complete and lasting release from the symptom(s). It is a totally private and individual.
You may rest assured that only the therapy that is right for you will be used. This ensures that you will not be prone to a substitute symptom. (That is, the possibility of switching from, say, Agoraphobia, to its opposite, Claustrophobia.)
Listed below are the three problems I am most often asked about:
An outline of the relevant therapy for each situation is shown here, but if you would like further details, please don't hesitate to contact me. Session length: Most sessions last for approximately 50 minutes, though, in common with all good therapists, I do not work 'to the clock'. If a little longer time is needed, then a little longer time is given. Therefore, if you should find yourself waiting for a few moments after your appointment is due to start, please be patient.
Quit Smoking Therapy
This therapy has been popular for many years, due to its high success rate. Some surveys, notably one in New Scientist. have shown it to be one of the most effective methods of quitting. No drugs are used and there are no unpleasant side effects; many people experience no withdrawal symptoms and little or no craving, so if you're determined to kick the habit, it REALLY CAN HELP.
Anxiety and Stress
Hypnosis is of enormous help in reducing stress and/or anxiety levels, though there are two distinctly different methods of treatment. Whether you need help for a 'one-off' situation like a driving test, for example, or a more persistent and possibly deeper-rooted problem, Hypnosis can help you. The best method for any individual can really only be determined by consultation.
Fears and Phobias
When you have a fear or phobia that you really cannot get to grips with however hard you try, no amount of well-intentioned 'help' from friends or family is likely to solve the problem - it can even make things worse. Although it may seem impossible to you now, hypnotherapy can help to remove the problem so that you could simply forget it ever existed in the first place. Using only the right sort of therapy means that you won't replace one fear with another, either.
It is often believed that the only way to overcome deep-rooted fears is to somehow 'face up' to the feared experience. You may rest assured that this is simply not the case and you will therefore not be subjected to any type of exposure therapy.
(Brain working recursive therapy)
Brainworking Recursive Therapy is a model of psychology and psychopathology, It is solution focussed and evidence based, This therapy brings new and amazing results to clients in less time than regular hypnotherapy.
Like a TV satellite dish, it picks up signals and feeds them down a cable to your TV, so then the whole string of signals turn into a picture. This is something like the way our brains work, the nerve cells in our brains pick up signals from all around us and and sends them to a receiver. But what the brain does is tests the whole stream of signals to see if there is is anything familiar, if it finds something then the brain reacts. So when the brain does this we are not even aware of it. This happens much faster than we can actually think. Like every day things we do naturally like, catching something that is thrown in our direction, or pressing the break pedal on a car. We were not taught how to do these things, these things are completely automatic to us, the brain just somehow knows how to do it, even though we don't know how. So what i will strive to do with you is get back along that signal path as far as possible so that i can then persuade your brain that a new behaviour is more suitable than the old one. So in reality putting a positive in front of a negative.
WSN or Parts work therapy
Each and every one of us has three personality types within us, but which one is our dominant ruler, or personality type?
We are all born with our main dominant personality type, but due to life events in childhood we can be conditioned to become one of the other personality types. I.e. the Nomad being told as a child to stop showing off, the warrior being told they need to calm down and not speak their mind, or the settler being told they are too quiet and need to stand up for themselves. Just those words alone can change that child in to a different personality type. Its my job as your therapist to find out your true personality identity so that you can become the person you are meant to be, and the person you were born to be. Once you find out how to use all of these personalities that are inside of you, you can then use them to your advantage. You will certainly become a stronger and better you.
Psychosexual Disfunction Disorder
(Females & Couples Only)
Do you have any of the following:
Lack of Libidic Drive
Persistant Sexual Arousal Syndrome
Sexual Aversion Disorder
Post-Coital Depression and Guilt
We will work together to make you feel as good as you can, using a combination of hypnotherapy, WSN, and talking therapy.