Hypnotherapy is a treatment that combines psychotherapy and hypnosis – it works by inducing a trance-like state in the individual, where they are fully aware of their surroundings and are guided by the hypnotherapist’s voice. This is different from sleep and closer to a relaxed state of wakefulness, where breathing becomes slower and deeper, the heart rate slows and brain waves adjust. The Psychotherapy alone can be highly beneficial – but its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make positive changes. Once in a state of hypnosis, a person is open to suggestions from the hypnotherapist and able to take control over any involuntary thoughts, behaviour or feelings which take place in the subconscious.
From help to stop smoking or nail biting, weight control, OCD, IBS and skin disorders, to help dealing with anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia, phobias, panic attacks, and a lack of confidence – hypnotherapy can help overcome a wide range of issues.
Our Practitioner specialises in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is designed to be a brief therapy – most people are surprised by just how quickly they notice a difference following these sessions. Part of the session involves a talking therapy (psychotherapy) and the other part involves hypnosis (trance work). The length of therapy required is entirely led by the individual’s progress but to give an idea: simple phobias can be dealt with in four sessions, therapy for anxiety or depression can take around eight to twelve sessions, and smoking cessation can be achieved in one single session lasting up to an hour and a half . However, these results are ultimately dependant on the client’s willingness to fully engage with the therapeutic process.
Meaningful change is only achieved when you really want it to and when you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen. An Initial Consultation allows us the opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed environment to ascertain if hypnotherapy is a suitable treatment for you.
Lightness, playfulness, laughter and creativity are present during every session. The therapy is non-judgmental, it encourages mindfulness and is respectful of client’s own wisdom. All information shared is treated in the utmost confidentiality, and you will be treated in a friendly yet professional manner. The treatment is tailored to your preferences, your personality and needs.
The key to the success of this therapy is how shifts and changes come from the client’s own discovery, so that results are more achievable and long-lasting.