Hypnotherapy

"You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?"  Rumi


In Hypnotherapy you can be helped to overcome apparently difficult issues so that you may move forward with your life. Hypnosis can be used effectively in helping a variety of conditions such as:
 
•Smoking•Internet Addictions•Irritable Bowel Syndrome
•Phobias•Anxiety•Stress Management
•Confidence Issues•Low Self Esteem
•Fear of Exams•Peak Performance•Weight Management
•Damaging Behaviours

However, please feel free to mail or call me to find out whether hypnotherapy can help with an issue that affects you. I offer a confidential discussion that is free with no obligations. Should we agree to work together this is an idea of what you can expect.

The initial hypnotherapy session will be focussed on:
• developing a detailed insight into your difficulties and how they affect your lifestyle
• how I may be able to help
• whether more sessions are needed(the actual number to be agreed as early as reasonably possible) 
• the hypnotherapy itself

You can expect to at least be introduced to the experience of hypnosis within the first session. Subsequent sessions would normally focus on any developments you may have experienced since the previous session and the hypnotherapy itself.

Feedback from clients indicate that hypnotherapy is invariably a very relaxing experience and for a great many people it is also a very effective form of therapy for a wide range of both psychological and often physical conditions. Whilst in a safe and protected environment, progressive relaxation techniques can help you to become open to suggestions directed to your subconscious mind that you find acceptable and beneficial.


Question and Answer Session

What is Hypnosis?

There are so many varied attempts at defining hypnosis yet science has not yet agreed a definition. I can best describe it as a relaxed state of mind designed to allow the conscious self to stand aside and allow suggestions to be made to it’s subconscious counterpart.

How does it work?

There is a part of your sub-conscious mind that has an instinctive knowing of what is good for you (it is only the conscious mind that likes to think that it knows better!) There is also a part of your sub-conscious mind that likes to ‘feel good’ and is willing to work hard in a structured way in order to achieve that (especially if it can get the conscious mind to be quiet or occupy itself with something else!) ‘Feel good’ to the sub-conscious mind might otherwise be understood as ‘at ease with oneself’ ---as opposed to being unwell for example when mind and/or body may not be ‘at ease with oneself’. The sub-conscious mind is in charge of the body and controls all functions such as heart beat, breathing, digestion etc. as well as repeated or learnt behaviours. Positive healthy suggestions help it to alter behaviour and influence the functioning of the body for improved well-being.

Can a Hypnotist make me do things I don’t want?

No. Offering suggestions to a person which conflicts with their normal moral or ethical code will simply be rejected

What if I don’t wake up from it? 

It does not happen. At worst you may fall asleep

How can I trust you in control of my mind?

A hypnotherapist is never in control of your mind. Nobody is in control of your mind except yourself. As a hypnotherapist I offer suggestions (invariably positive and with your consent) to your sub-conscious self for you to accept or reject as you choose

Does it work on anyone?

Only if you want to be hypnotised or are at least open to it. i.e. if you do not want to be hypnotised then you will not be.

Can Hypnosis Help My Condition?

The conditions that Hypnotherapy can have a significant impact with are far too wide and varied to list but here are some of the main ones:-
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic Attack
  • Phobias
  • Addictions eg Smoking,
  • Weight Management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Disrupted Sleep Patterns
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Confidence Issues
  • Allergies
  • Skin Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Fear of Exams
  • Peak Performance eg Sport or Stage

You can click here to mail or phone me on 01926 852711 or mobile 07854 538495  if you wish to discuss whether Hypnotherapy is suitable or not for your own particular needs.

Did you know?....

During the nineteenth century it was Dr James Braid who first used the word 'hynosis' after 'hypnos' the Greek word for sleep (which it is not!). Prior to this it was known as 'Mesmerism' named after Franz Anton Mesmer who used the phenomena together with magnets!

Did you know?....

When monitoring brainwaves, particular patterns of electrical activity will be displayed operating within certain frequencies depending on the state of awareness of that person. For instance:-

Whilst fully awake and alert, brainwave activity operates at the highest rate, known as the Beta state. (15-40 cycles per second)

In some activities such as light meditation or ‘chilling out’ the rate of activity drops to the Alpha state. (9-14 cycles per second)

In a deeply relaxed state such as being on the brink of sleep, the rate drops again to the Theta state. (5-8 cycles per second)

The lowest rate is the Delta state, which occurs while in a deep sleep. (1.5-4 cycles per second)

Each time that you go to bed, relax, fall asleep and then wake, dress and start a new day, you will have moved down through the whole range and back again.

Hypnotherapy tends to be most effective when operating at a range from the Alpha state to the Theta state. Offering agreed positive suggestions at these times can have a profound impact on how a person experiences themselves and their environment.

Did you know?....

Large scale comparative research based at the University of Iowa involving more than 70,000 smokers demonstrated Hypnotherapy to be the most effective method of giving up smoking.