Using hypnosis, we relax the conscious mind and gain access to the powerful inner mind, the subconscious. This is the part of the mind that we cannot access readily but stores our emotions, feelings, and memories and in order to get new, beneficial ideas to be accepted by the subconscious, we must relax the conscious mind and communicate directly with the subconscious.
Hypnotherapy is a shared process which reduces anxiety, focuses the mind and brings perspective and clarity. Combining psychotherapy and hypnosis, you can make permanent changes in a relatively short period of time.
Every time you use hypnosis, the deeper the healing effects go and the longer they last.
In this beneficial, relaxed state, we can more easily get positive ideas across to the most powerful parts of our minds. Unlike conventional counselling, this method concentrates on the future in a positive way, exploring how you envision your best future world, rather than dwelling on the problems which made you seek help.
Because thoughts trigger emotions and emotions create behaviour, rewiring your mind can build new healthy patterns, breaking the cycle of unhelpful thinking.
Every time you feel, think or do something, you are creating a new neural pathway in the brain which then creates a new habit to replace an old unwanted habit. Thankfully the mind cannot tell the difference between what is real and imagined.
So, imagining tremendous success, imagining being productive, and imagining getting work done in a timely fashion with amazing results creates new neural pathways.
Those are being strengthened which means that after enough hypnosis, these are fully formed habits.
Despite how it feels sometimes, painful emotions like anxiety and grief are not viruses out to get you. They’re a perfectly normal and adaptive part of human nature -like lights on your car’s dashboard, they’re often trying to tell you something important.
You will train your brain to stop being afraid of feeling bad. Once you get in the habit of listening to your painful emotions instead of trying to problem-solve them or run away from them, your brain stops believing that they’re dangerous. As a result, that second layer of painful feeling—feeling bad about feeling bad—starts to go away.
Hypnotherapy can help you learn about what you’re feeling, physically and mentally, why you might be feeling it, and how to cope or move forward. I have work with clients at a time of their lives that most people would describe as their most difficult or challenging and have assisted them to move forward and live their best lives.
My focus is very much about giving you the tools you need to be able to function and helping to keep moving forward.
Clients can work with me online or face to face, should your location allow, or I am able to work with you via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Online therapy is a great platform for working together, as it allows you to access the therapy you need, whilst in the comfort of your own surroundings.
Therapy goals I work with on a regular basis include:
- Anger management, anxiety, assertiveness/ self-confidence, self-esteem.
- Bereavement and loss/ divorce and separation, emotional issues, panic attacks, parenting skills.
- Phobias, public speaking and performance, sleep issues.
- Stop smoking, weight loss, pain management.
- OCD and PTSD.
- Addictions such as alcohol, drugs, shopping, sex, food.
- Menopause and age-related issues.
- Pregnancy related issues and birth relaxation.
- Eating disorders, addictions, sexual and emotional abuse, childhood emotional neglect.
CHILD AND TEEN THERAPY
Therapy and children are the perfect blend of imagination and fun to solve sometimes difficult problems. Whether your child or teen has a phobia or fear that they need to overcome or perhaps has become anxious and worried about going to school or to different places, hypnotherapy techniques and anchors enable them to move forward quickly or learn to cope with situations and get on with their lives.
- Anxiety and depression, anger management, fears and phobias
- Eating disorders, bullying developmental trauma, bereavement
- Emotional learning and awareness, perfectionism, phobias, self, esteem and resilience