What sorts of problems can be helped by hypnotherapy?
These problems are very common and, depending on the cause, usually respond very well to hypnotherapy. The list is not exhaustive:
General anxiety, sleeping problems, Panic attack, and various disorders caused by underlying anxiety and extreme stress such as OCD, PTSD, Overthinking, Fears and Phobias of medical procedures, flying, needing a toilet away from home, Smoking, Recreational Drug taking, Nail biting, Trichotillomania and various compulsive habits, Anger problems, Lack of confidence and Assertiveness, Poor Self-esteem,
Hypnotherapy can also help you cope with these problems rather than ‘cure’ them:
Illness such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Migraine, Menopausal problems, Coping with cancer & chemotherapy and other procedures, Preparation for and Recovery from surgical procedures.
What can I expect in the treatment session?
First I learn more about the issue, how it’s been negatively affecting you, what you want to change and how this will benefit you. We allow plenty of time to discuss your objectives and check that you are completely on board with them. Then I guide you into Hypnosis and select appropriate techniques to help you achieve your aims. Hypnosis could be described as a pleasant, yet highly focused, daydream-like state.
These techniques might include a ‘clearance’ procedure to let go of unhelpful feelings and responses stored from the past, direct suggestions to facilitate your desired outcome, and detailed guided visualisation of you happily carrying out everything we have discussed earlier. You can rest assured that everything is tailor made to you … it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach … and at no time will I try to make you do anything you don’t want to do.
FAQ Hypnotherapy for Adults
Why choose a Solution–focused approach?
Very often people have lived with a problem for years and have become really tired of talking endlessly about it without making a great deal of progress. Instead of continuing this process of focusing on the problem and its causes, I like to place our main focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want! We look in detail at exactly how you want things to be and what you will be thinking, feeling and doing once you have resolved the issue. And while always keeping our eye on the solution, it’s vital to get those first steps well and truly in place.
How does hypnosis work?
Very simply put, the hypnotic state encourages a state of intense focus and clarity on what you want to achieve. In addition to becoming more creative in finding strategies and solutions, you also become more open and eager to accept suggestions that will lead to what you want. It’s reassuring to remember of course that you retain your ability throughout to reject any suggestions against your values and wishes.
Are there different levels of hypnosis?
Yes, you can stay in a light day-dreamy state or you can drift deeper when you feel completely at ease with the therapist and with the process. Also of course, as we know, practice makes perfect!
Hypnosis is a very similar state to meditation but has the advantage of the inclusion of powerful positive suggestions of your own choosing. Self-hypnosis regularly practised is the ultimate tool for achieving your goals … you are totally in control of your goals, your suggestions and the depth of hypnotic state. Check out my audio ‘Learn Self-Hypnosis … Discover the power within’.
Is there any on-going support between sessions?
I am passionate about recording tailor-made audios (CDs or MP3s) for on-going support at home for no extra fee. I record the positive suggestions and guided visualisation element of the session to reinforce the effect. The more you listen, often at bedtime, the more effective the result. Regular listening can also help you drift off to sleep calmly and peacefully and can also reduce the number of face-to-face visits required. It is also possible to purchase my published MP3s and CDs from our online shop
How do I choose the right hypnotherapist for me?
You should always choose a hypnotherapist who has appropriate training, qualifications and experience and belongs to a well-respected professional association such as the ones I belong to below. Have a chat with a therapist first as it is important for you to feel comfortable and at ease Any reputable therapist will be very happy to discuss their experience, training and qualifications with you.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, (APHP) General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).