Healing by trance state has been acknowledged for centuries and has been observed, in one form or another, in virtually every culture throughout the world. However, the term 'hypnosis' (from the Greek 'Hypnos', meaning 'sleep') was only coined around 1840 and remains a somewhat less than accurate description of the experience as, in most respects, the hypnotic state is entirely dissimilar to sleep. At our current level of knowledge, the phenomenon cannot be conclusively defined but perhaps a reasonable interim definition might be that : 'Hypnosis is a state of mind, enhanced by (although not exclusively) mental and physical relaxation, in which our subconscious is able to communicate with our conscious mind'. This state of mind may be brought about either by oneself unaided (self-hypnosis) or with the help of another person. If this other person is a trained professional, who utilises the resultant state to encourage beneficial change to occur, the process is referred to as 'Hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that can help elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In a typical hypnotherapy session I will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. I will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.
Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help with weightless, and help clients achieve behavioural change to help stop smoking. Hypnotherapy may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking.
I am not a hypnotherapist that uses scripts. I use powerful techniques that I tailor to suit the client to help make a permanent change to their life. My therapy is solution focused. Full confidentiality is assured and I provide a non judgemental service.
At your first session of hypnotherapy I will introduce myself to you and take a little time to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease before continuing. I will ask what has brought you to therapy and discuss your desired outcome and how you’d like your life to be different at the end of your therapy. I will explain what hypnotherapy is, my method of working and what you can expect from the sessions and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions. Whilst some clients feel a little nervous at their first session, I always aim to make you feel relaxed and at ease because it is essential that you have confidence and trust me as your therapist, and that you feel relaxed in my working environment. I will take a case history of your particular problem in order to formulate an effective therapy treatment plan.The first session last approx. 75 mins and is £65
If you would like to know more about Hypnotherapy, what happens in a session and if I can help you, please contact me. to arrange a no-obligation phone call to discuss your needs
I specialise in helping people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), helping people to stop smoking, and helping people with anxiety & stress.
As well as the above specialist areas, I can also help with;
If you have an issue that isn't related to any of the above, please get in touch to see if I can help you.
Hypnotherapy is nothing like what you may see on stage or in films & TV programmes. That type of hypnosis is for entertainment purposes and is not what happens in a therapy room. Clients are sometimes concerned that they will 'lose control' in hypnosis. However, general consensus indicates that regardless of how deeply people may go in hypnosis and however passive they may appear to be, they actually remain in full control of the situation. They are fully able to talk if they wish to (or not, as the case may be) and can terminate the session, stand up and leave the room at any time. Neither can a hypnotised person be made to do anything against their usual ethical or moral judgement or religious belief.