Hypnotherapy? How can it help ME?
Do you want to quit smoking? Lose weight? Overcome anxieties and fears? Or just generally make some positive changes to your life? Hypnotherapy is extensively used for all emotional disorders, including helping to lose weight, phobias, anxiety and addictions (for example, stop smoking). In fact hypnotherapy can help with any problem you’re finding hard to cope with on your own - thoughts and actions you'd like to remove (or achieve) or emotional anguish that is too overpowering for you to cope with on your own.
Hypnotherapy can and will help!
Hypnosis - What is it?
Perhaps it’s easier to start with what hypnosis is not, as many people come to see me with preconceived ideas and fears, having seen stage hypnotists getting people to do strange things for the entertainment of an audience. Well, it’s not like that at all. Hypnosis is the process of guiding a person into a very focused state of altered consciousness, and to then talk to their subconscious mind. That’s the part of the mind that’s thousands of times more powerful than the conscious mind, and it’s the same part which harbours the anxieties, addictions, fears and behavioural habits which we seek to change or remove.
Hypnotherapy – What’s that?
It’s the process whereby a person in that relaxed state can be guided through imaginative ideas, stories, metaphors and suggestions which will help them change that unwanted behaviour, or to overcome the fear or phobia which affects their health, their life and their happiness. It’s easy and enjoyable and it’s immensely successful in the changes which can be brought about, quickly and painlessly.
Solution Focused – What’s that about?
There is a long list of ailments, behaviour patterns, problems, phobias, fears and anxieties which have been overcome through the use of hypnotherapy. I believe in solution focused therapy, which means we do not need to talk about your issues for hours and hours in order to get to the root of it. Rather, I acknowledge the issue and ascertain your goals. I can then carefully and compassionately find ways to make you feel better, quickly and effectively focusing on the solution, not the problem.
Choosing a professional...
...can be difficult, especially considering the amount of choice available. Look for someone who includes as much information about themselves and their methods as possible. You can make your decision based on certain preferences, whether that be location, gender, qualifications or experience. Look for the following :-
- Contact details - Can you find clear and concise contact details such as the address of the premises, telephone number, website and email address.
- Training, qualifications and experience - It pays to be careful when hiring a private professional. Look for registration and affiliation to professional bodies.
- Areas of hypnotherapy dealt with - make sure you choose a hypnotherapist who deals specifically with the condition you require help with.