Hypnotherapy is an excellent way to give you back control and help manage pain effectively. The mind, body connection is more powerful than you could ever imagine and when shown how to harness and manage the pain it can be life changing. It's important to realise that hypnosis cannot treat an underlying condition and doesn't take away the need for medical intervention. Also, that pain is the body's warning system and it's important not to try to 'turn it off' without identifying, and treating, the underlying cause. Therefore, learning techniques for this purpose can only be undertaken with your doctor's knowledge and permission.
All addictions stem from a benefit of some sort being received from a particular behaviour. We always have good intentions for ourselves! Unfortunately that benefit in the long term can be outweighed by the negative impact it causes us in our lives. Trying to 'undo' the addiction unfortunately isn't quite as easy. Working to overcome these addictions using hypnotherapy can be empowering and can enable you to replace the now undesired addiction with healthier more satisfying behaviours.
Phobias can attach themselves to just about anything! Our natural instinct to protect ourselves and remove us from danger can become overly hyper-sensitive, frustratingly so, when a situation seems to hold little or no threat to us at all. However all fears and phobias no matter how irrational they may seem, feel very real when they strike. The fight or flight response is a powerful emotion and impossible to ignore. Hypnotherapy can help you deal with this by either getting to the root cause and changing the perception held or by gradually desensitising the powerful emotion that is elicited each time a phobic trigger arises.
Anxiety is one of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that many of us face throughtout our lifetimes. Unfortunately during this worrying and unsettling time, we have undoubtadly seen a significant rise in people feeling understandably overwhelmed. Anxiety can surface in many forms, whether it be general anxiety, social anxiety, phobic anxiety, public speaking anxiety, panic disorder etc. However severe your anxiety is, hypnotherapy can be used to bring back a sense of calm and control into your life and help to regain perspective.
Dieting is hard! It's especially hard because we need food to survive and so therefore it can't be ignored, it's all around us as a reminder of what we're missing out on, day in day out. Temptation for the foods we love can be overwhelming when your'e on a 'diet', so many factors contribute to sabotage your good intentions, emotions get in the way, stress, worry, frustration, daily aggrevations and a myriad of other factors that can all contribute to the diet being 'sabotaged' This is where hypnotherapy comes into it's own. Dealing with the root cause, your mindset, is what is crucial to making your diet a success. Using hypnotherapy you can learn to deal with all of the obstacles that threaten to knock you of course, to become stronger willed, motivated and be equiped with all the tools you need to stay on track at the times you need it most. This mindset will naturally bring about the weight loss you desire, not as a quick fix diet, but a long term life plan to lose and then maintain your weight in the most natural and healthy way.
Habits come in many forms. Some habits serve us really well and because they are unconscious behaviours, they conveniently free up our conscious mind to do other things. Remember how difficult it first seemed to tie a shoelace, learn the alphabet, drive a car? However, some habits, although were formed originally with a positive intention, over time can become bothersome. Nail biting, hair pulling, snacking, all of these habits can seem to happen out of your control but the truth is they are just behaviours whereby a shortcut has been installed so you don't have to think about it everytime you do it. Biting nails when nervous, snacking when upset, pulling hair out when bored, these habits can all be reversed with hypnotherapy. By bringing the action into conscious awareness and repeatedly counteracting the behaviour the habit can then be reversed. Typically a habit is formed through repeated action over about 3 weeks, it then becomes an automatic action. Reversal of the habit can therefore realistically be achieved in up to 3 weeks also.
Having low confidence can make life incredibly difficult, especially if life demands you step into situations where you need to be just that. Whether it be school life, work related or social situations, you can end up feeling like your'e walking a tightrope and constantly fearing the next event that requires you to appear confident.
However the low self esteem manifested itself, each time another feared situation comes along, and sems to go badly, this only serves to reinforce your belief that this will happen again in the next situation that your'e faced with. A viscious circle that can seem impossible to overcome.
Hypnotherapy helps to put these situations into perspective, to encourage and expect positive outcomes instead of the worst. Through repeated imaginal exposure and in vivo exposure, you can find your self confidence gradually increasing. And in contrast to the viscious circle it then becomes a virtious circle that will improve significantly over time.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy has amazing scientific evidence for significantly reducing the symptoms linked to IBS. NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) suggests the use of hypnotherapy and other psychological interventions for those whose IBS has not responded to medication within 12 months. A combination of progressive relaxation with suggestions of soothing imagery and sensations during hypnosis has shown to help alleviate the symptoms, and in turn reduce the level of anxiety the sufferer has. This can then give back a sense of control which can greatly improve quality of life. A formal diagnosis of IBS from a medical professional is required before embarking on this programme.
Using hypnotherapy as a treatment to quit smoking has impressive results compared to other
methods of giving up this deadly habit. If you've tried other methods with no success then rest assured there's much hope ahead. In order to quit smoking a fair amount of motivation is needed prior to therapy, however if this is lacking, hypnotherapy can also help with motivation, so no fear!
I offer this treatment as a two session programme, both sessions roughly 90 minutes long. A relapse prevention session is also included free of charge should this be needed, and can be taken at any time where you're feeling in need of a motivational boost. So if your'e ready to begin your journey to being a non-smoker please get in touch or simply book both your appointments from the booking page.
Any woman who is at the point in their life where they are entering the perimenopausal stage, will undoubtably be experiencing various symptoms of varying degrees. and for some the severity can make life extremely difficult. Although this can seem like you are entering into a deep and dark abyss, where memories of other womens menopausal tales are ringing fresh in your mind, this doesn't have to be the case for you. Menopausal symptoms are exacerbated when the mind begins to panic or worry about the onset of such symptoms, hot flushes being the most common. Through hypnotherapy these hot flushes can be reduced significantly. Research has shown a reduction up to 74% can be achieved, which is the equivelent of taking HRT, but without the possible side effects. Hypnotherapy also helps ease symptoms of night sweats, mood swings, loss of libido, weight gain and brain fog, to name but a few.
As a qualified HypnoMenopausal Practitioner I can help you regain back the control needed to enter this next phase of your life with clarity and positivity