What is Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the findings of neuroscience, and incorporates the clinically proven aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy part in itself is extremely beneficial, and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.
What to expect:
Solution Focused Psychotherapy is future oriented:
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 Hypnotized.
During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.
The type of Psychotherapy I practise is ‘Solution Focused Therapy techniques’ and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. As the name suggests it focuses on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems of the past.
Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, the therapy can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems.
– acknowledge where you are currently
– identify where you want to be
– help you to make the necessary changes.
What Hypnosis is:
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’s not unlike daydreaming – 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
What Hypnosis isn’t:
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.