Hypnotherapy explained

Hypnotherapy is a therapy that uses the power of positive suggestion to bring about lasting change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 

I use a blend of therapeutic techniques to bring about positive change so that you can let go of past traumas, distressing memories, fears, phobias, anxiety, panic attacks or bad habits. 

As we do this you may find that you become more accepting of yourself and others, gaining confidence in your ability to cope with life in general.

After a consultation where personal information is gathered and goals are set, I will help you enter a pleasant trance-like state of focused concentration, bit like being absorbed in a book, film or music. During this time you will be able to turn your attention inward to utilise the natural resources deep within yourself to help you make the changes or gain control in certain areas of your life.

What you can expect during hypnosis:
  • The body and conscious mind are completely relaxed. This is not the same as being asleep, as you remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Your breathing and heart rate slow down as you enter a state of guided relaxation.
  • The unconscious mind remains awake, receptive and engaged, while the conscious mind quietens down, allowing change to happen.
  • The depth of hypnosis varies from a deep state to a very light one
 

It is safe:

Yes, Hypnotherapy is a safe, fast and effective therapeutic process, it has been approved by the British Medical Association (BMA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) as well as being supported by the National Health Service (NHS), for being a safe complimentary therapy that can help with a wide variety of problems. Hypnotherapy is widely endorsed as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and for a range of long-term conditions, and in recent years has been gaining steam in the medical world after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) which implements the highest standards of training and professional ethics among all of its members.

Hypnotherapy can help with issues such as:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Phobias
  • Weight issues
  • IBS
  • Smoking
  • and so much more.
  • Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is very safe when used by a qualified hypnotherapist. It is important to know that you remain in control at all times. 
Hypnotherapy is approved by the British Medical Association, especially for conditions such as IBS. Most of all, you can expect to feel rested, relaxed and refreshed after a session of Hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis should NOT be used or ONLY WITH CARE on people suffering from epilepsy, psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder because it induces an altered state of consciousness which could aggravate these conditions. 
 
Watch this fascinating BBC documentary on Hypnotherapy: