The term hypnosis was coined in the 1880s, although it has been around for centuries. Hypnosis is an altered state of mind. It involves focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. Today, there are many other names associated withthis state of mind. Guided meditation, relaxation and mindfulness, are just some examples that uses some of the principles and methods of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for self-improvement and is very safe. You cannot be hypnotised if you don’t want to.
Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary medicine. By guiding you into hypnosis, a deeper and healthier relaxed state of mind, your subconscious comes to the forefront. Positive suggestions, breathing techniques, and guided imagery are then used to help you deal with a variety of concerns and issues. Hypnotherapy can treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including smoking or vaping, sexual dysfunction, harming behaviours, bad habits, ease pain and boost energy.
However, Hypnotherapy is not a magic wand. I can’t cast a spell and wave it to bring change… you must want the change too. As a psychotherapist, I naturally encourage free association. Through talking and exploration, I can draw a plan to help with those difficult feelings. And this could be some simple relaxation techniques or a more tailored approach.
As an integrative hypnotherapist, I may use other therapy modules too. Your personalised treatment will include all that is beneficial to you. These include; free association, hypnosis, suggestions, analysis, metaphors, visualisation, symbolic imagery, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and/or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I offer a free 30 minutes initial meeting to briefly explore how we can work together and answer any questions you may have.
The sessions are 50 minutes and are £75.
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