My initial training was as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, as the name suggests, places emphasis on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems or painful memories of the past. Hypnotherapy will not brainwash you or magically make your problems disappear; it is a process used to access your subconscious mind in order to provide beneficial suggestions. Change happens because it is your choice and provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think and are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen, then this therapy can be highly effective. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems. Instead we:
– acknowledge where you are currently
– identify where you want to be
– help you to make the necessary changes
I went on to advanced study and learned techniques and protocols in the following areas:
- Working with Cancer
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (this includes Crohn’s Disease)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Female Fertility Problems
- Effective Pain Management
- Working with Social Phobia
- Alleviating Random Panic Attacks
What is hypnosis like?
Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives. Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised. During hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.
Clients often comment about how “ordinary” hypnosis feels – it is like a dreamy kind of awareness – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.
Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind – no one can hypnotise you against your will. Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to – your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.
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