Hypnotherapy Explained

Firstly, I’d like to demystify the myth about hypnotherapy being like an entertainment stage show. It is not, although some people hold that view. It is a therapy that dates back 4,000 years to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used hypnotherapy to treat various ailments.

This altered state of consciousness that we enter when hypnotised is a state that we naturally go into throughout the day including when we are immersed in a good book or TV programme, just before we go to sleep, immediately after we wake up, and when we drive a familiar route and upon arrival, we have no detailed memory of the journey we have just made.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilises hypnosis as a tool to help individuals achieve a state of deep relaxation, heightened focus, and increased suggestibility. During hypnotherapy sessions, a trained hypnotherapist guides the individual into a deeply relaxed state, often referred to as a trance or hypnotic state. In this state the individual is more open to suggestions which enables the hypnotherapist to treat unwanted habits, behaviours, emotions and beliefs and replace them with new, positive messages.

Hypnotherapy was recognised as an effective therapeutic treatment by the British Medical Association in 1955. While it is not considered a primary treatment for medical conditions in the UK, it can be advised as an adjunctive therapy as part of a broader treatment plan for conditions including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and chemotherapy-induced nausea within the UK Healthcare Sector.

Hypnotherapy is therefore a hugely effective therapy which can be used to address a wide range of issues, including: PTSD, depression, stress and anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, functional disorders including symptoms and conditions like headaches, and IBS, improving memory for people who have sustained a brain injury, pain management in areas including side effects of Cancer treatments, childbirth, the menopause and dental procedures, quitting smoking and overcoming a lack of self-confidence.

It is a collaborative process between the hypnotherapist and the client, and the effectiveness of the therapy depends on the individual’s willingness to participate and engage in the process.

No two people are the same, so all my treatment programmes are bespoke, designed to meet the requirements and goals of each individual. I usually integrate all three disciplines, which I believe makes me a more effective coach enabling me to greatly enhance your therapeutic programme and accelerate your results.

I want to make appointments as easy as possible for you so offer sessions in person in clinic or online over Zoom.

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