Hypnotherapy

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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy involving hypnosis which  focuses a clients imagination and subconscious to help bring about  positive changes to their thoughts, feelings or behaviour. Together the  hypnotherapist and client will decide on the desired changes to work on  prior to the hypnosis occurring. 

Unlike counselling, psychotherapy or psychology which may  involve looking at a number of issues in a conscious way, hypnotherapy  often focuses on a singular issue and works with the unconscious.  However this doesn't mean you risk losing control or that you can be  manipulated to do or think things you don't want to. At all times when  being hypnotised the client actually should remain in control and  although very relaxed, should be able to talk or get up and leave the  room if they want to. 

Common issues that can be addresses through hypnotherapy are  things such as giving up smoking, phobias, weight loss and confidence  issues. Hypnotherapy also often involves a short course of treatment,  with only a few sessions needed in some instances to address a  particular issue. 

What hypnosis is?

 Think about what you had for lunch yesterday. Think about what movie you last watched in the cinema.

The  chances are that you had to think. The chances are that what I said  made your eyes focus on a certain part of the room. But were you looking  at the part of the room or were you actually looking inwardly.

What  you are experiencing here is a very light form of trance. It is when  your conscious and subconscious mind come together and they are focused  on the same thing.

As we enable you to relax deeper and deeper and  suggest certain things that are a benefit to you, you are starting to  strengthen neural pathways in the brain. You are staring to create  positive changes in your automatic thinking and we know that thoughts  influence behaviour and physiology.

So when we get to a deeply  relaxed state our brains and bodies are ready for learning. The more  that you trust the hypnotherapist and the more that you accept the  hypnotherapists words that he is saying, the more that you will take on  board the suggestions that lead to positive changes.

So from a  point of view of making positive changes you merely need to be able to  focus, to think and to relax. Very different from stage hypnosis!

What does it feel like to be hypnotised?

 The way people typically describe the feeling of being hypnotised,  during hypnotherapy, is to be in a calm, physically, and mentally  relaxed state, in which they are able to focus deeply on what they are thinking about. ... That said, there is no right way to feel when undergoing hypnosis 

Can everyone be hypnotised?

 Another one of my most frequently asked questions is can everyone be  hypnotised? Or the statement of: I don’t think I can be hypnotised!?

The  simple answer to this is YES. Every person who is able to understand  the hypnotherapist (i.e sound of mind), is able to be hypnotised in  order to achieve a positive outcome.

The reason people ask this  question and worry that they cannot be hypnotised usually has nothing to  do with the way the way that they experience hypnosis. The question is  usually because what people think hypnosis is.

Hypnotherapy for Children and Adolescents

 Year on year, more parents are turning to hypnotherapy to help their  children overcome behavioural problems, increase confidence and tackle  anxiety. 

Parents are often confused and bewildered by the options of therapy  available, and they have difficulty in discerning between serious mental  health problems and more common behavioural issues. They are also  frustrated by the lack of ‘NHS’ help available, and if it is available,  the extended waiting times for treatment makes this option often  impractical.

Year on year, more parents are turning to hypnotherapy to help their  children overcome behavioural problems, increase confidence and tackle  anxiety. 

Is hypnotherapy really effective?

  While hypnosis can be effective  in helping people cope with pain, stress and anxiety, cognitive  behavioural therapy is considered the first line treatment for these  conditions. ... Some therapists believe that the more likely you are to  be hypnotised, the more likely it is that you'll benefit from hypnosis.  

Regression Therapy

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What is Regression Therapy

 Regression therapy holds that as a person moves through life, they collect memories that are then stored in the mind. ... Even though the subconscious memories are not able to be accessed, regression therapy believes they can still have a significant impact on a person's development and ability to function in daily life 

Current Life and Inner Child Therapy

 If you react strongly to an interaction with someone, it is usually a sign that an old issue has been triggered.” Cathryn L. Taylor, The Inner Child Workbook.

If you have challenges with confidence, relationships, anger and sadness or if you have a recurring ‘negative’ reaction to a specific issue, then you are likely to find great benefit from this work. From my experience, many clients report their unwanted feeling either disappearing completely or find significant reduction in their intensity after only a few sessions.

During the first 7 years of life we are like sponges, absorbing all we see, what we are told and we form our personalities to become who we are today. It is during this time that many of our beliefs are formed, programmed into our subconscious mind. Some of these beliefs may be positive and others may be responsible for feelings that result in pain, sadness and suffering. Today as adults, we may be unaware what many of our old programmed beliefs are, especially the ones holding us back and causing us pain and suffering.

An example of programming the subconscious mind. As small children we form our beliefs about ourselves very early on. So, let’s look at phobias as they work in much the same way, they are programmed subconscious responses to a situation. Say a child is stuck climbing a tree and experiences extreme fear. This fear will be stored in the subconscious mind and a new belief will be created linking fear to heights. If anything similar is experienced, even as an adult, this fear will be triggered. So years later, the adult may be standing on a high balcony or bridge and once again be terrified even though logically they know they are safe. Again, logic and willpower does not seem to ease the fear as it is triggered through a subconscious belief. However, using current life regression and inner child therapy, this memory can be accessed and the old belief can be changed to a new belief that is empowering thereby curing the fear.

In the same way, this is true for old beliefs about ourselves that were formed while we were children. These can be any beliefs from low self esteem and sadness to anger and relationship issues. Whatever these old beliefs, they can be accessed and changed dramatically improving your quality of life. For example, if someone was struggling in a relationship, they may have an old belief that ‘I am not loveable’. In the safety of hypnosis using regression, the root of this belief is discovered and changed to a new positive belief thereby transforming the quality of life for the individual. In addition, it is possible to introduce new positive beliefs that would improve our lives such as confidence, strength, determination and whatever else is needed.

How Does it Work? Current Life and Inner Child Therapy works by reprogramming the sub-conscious mind by going to the source of the belief and replace it with a positive and empowering belief. Once the new positive belief is firmly fixed into the subconscious mind, feelings of strength, joy and peace are experienced in more and more situations throughout life. It can be intriguing to see what these beliefs are and how they were formed, whether as adults, young children, or even while still in the mother’s womb.

The good news is, by visiting the subconscious memory, using Hypnosis and current life regression, we can explore how this subconscious belief was formed, and transform the memory to a new one that is empowering. It is a simple and safe process, often resulting in powerful life changing experiences returning peace and well being to our life.