WHAT CAN CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY HELP WITH?
Improve Self Esteem
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
Self-confidence, Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Anger issues, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Flashbacks, IBS, Cognitive distortions, Nausea, Sleep disorders, Cancer pain, Asthma, Bed wetting, Trauma recovery, Wart removal.
Break Habits and make New Ones
ACCESS YOUR INNER POWERS
Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Sports development and endurance, Phobias, Bad habits, Breaking behaviour patterns, Habit reversal, IBS, migraines and headaches.
YOU HAVE THE POWER
Hypnosis for Birth, relaxation techniques, Birth Trauma, Birth Debriefing, 'Hypnobirthing' skills training, Post Natal Depression, Mental blocks to fertility.
This is becoming my specialist area, please prioritise yourself as women and contact me for full support and personalised training in these areas.
Career/Life Coaching, Goal-setting, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), Time-Line therapy, NLP, Regression, Gestalt therapy, Accountability, Relationship coaching
Why choose Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has existed, in many formats, since the dawn of time. It can be traced back to the Egyptian Sleep temples where people were cured of their illnesses. Much has changed since these ancient ages and Hypnotherapy has withstood the test of time. In more recent years, Physicians and Scientists have studied the benefits of Hypnosis for a range of conditions, giving us ample peer-reviewed papers which has created a wealth of empirical evidence, to support its use within therapy. The mind is a powerful place, Hypnotherapy taps into your internal resources and can help you overcome your issues and find solutions. It has been proven to be efficacious for IBS and Pain management in particular, but also yields successful results when used as an adjunct to CBT, for conditions such as depression and other mood disorders, actually increasing the probability of a successful outcome than just using CBT alone (Alladin & Alibhai, 2007). Patients using Hypnotherapy in surgery experience less distress and discomfort during the procedure (Lang et al. 2006), less pain after (Lambert, 1996), and a reduction of drug usage (Lang et al. 2006). It has been shown to be an effective alternative to anaesthetic and decreases healing time.
I could talk about the wonders of Hypnosis all day!
Academics are discovering new things all the time, quite recently surgeons in Iran performed a successful c-section, with only Hypnosis!
Sadly, Hypnotherapy is usually sought out as a 'last resort' for people, as it is not yet offered by the NHS. This is surprising, as evidence shows that, in many cases, it can be more efficacious than other interventions e.g. Efficacy of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation is only 15%, yet this is funded and promoted.
I tend to favour Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), which combats symptoms and promotes neuroplasticity, helping your brain form new patterns and behaviours, releasing you from unwanted ones. This not only helps clients in the present, but also gives them the skills required in the future to prevent relapse (or other problems being created). Hypnotherapy is a true collaboration between therapist and client, allowing issues to be spoken about and processed in a safe environment, followed by insightful exercises that could change your whole mind set with just one session.
What to expect
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All clients will receive a free 30 minute phone consultation to gain advice and information regarding their options. Should we get along well and you want to choose me as a therapist I will then send you out a questionnaire and medical history form, these should be completed and sent back to me promptly. This will allow me a full understanding of how you are currently operating. If you have signed up for a particular programme, you will then receive your welcome pack and be asked to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Otherwise, we will proceed to book you in for an assessment and first session. This takes around 90 minutes and in that time we will discuss your problem in depth and formulate a treatment plan. You will then be guided into Hypnosis where you will, hopefully, have an engaging and insightful experience. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you will be in total control of your own experience and will be able to remember everything that happened throughout.
There is no magic to Hypnosis, but the outcome can be quite profound.
After the session we will debrief and you will have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and feelings. You may be given some 'homework' assignments to complete between sessions, such as work sheets or self-hypnosis. Performing these tasks will benefit you and increase the probability of a successful outcome.
Paediatric Applications of Hypnosis
Did you know that children respond marvellously to Hypnotherapy? Hypnosis requires good imagination and it taps into children's already creative and wonderful minds. It is not recommended for children under the age of 5, as they have not fully formed the idea of 'self' at that age. Hypnotherapy sessions for children involve lots of imagination exercises and story telling, this allows them to really engage and learn new skills and mindsets. An appropriate adult is welcome to join in with the activities and sessions will be recorded, allowing caretakers to use the sessions at home. Hypnotherapy can be used for lots of childhood issues such as, bed wetting, anxiety, self-confidence, concentration, phobias and social issues.