Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – What is it?
It is a wonderful combination of very effective psychotherapy (talking therapy) and relaxing hypnosis and is firmly grounded in neuroscience. It uses practical, modern and well-researched strategies, helping clients to make significant positive changes in their lives. We use the latest understandings of the brain and with commitment and dedication, it can be highly effective, encouraging a more positive and focused mindset.
During our sessions we will look at what you want to achieve (the solution) rather than on your problems that prompted you to seek change. We do not dwell on the past, so there is no analysing painful memories. Together we focus on your future goals and we start with small steps that can lead to bigger changes.
Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems, instead we:
- acknowledge where you are currently
- identify where you want to be
- help you to make the necessary changes
Solution Focused Therapy techniques are designed to boost positivity, to help calm the mind and reduce anxiety.
Hypnosis is a natural process that involves gentle relaxation. I will guide you into a state of trance where your mind will become more receptive to positive suggestions. Trance is often compared to daydreaming or meditating and is a very soothing and peaceful experience. Have you ever been so pre-occupied reading a book or watching your favourite TV programme, that you have been unaware of time ticking by, or noise around you? This is very similar to hypnotic trance. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming. Clients love it, commenting on how pleasant and enjoyable it is. You will be aware of everything that is going on and will be totally in control, feeling calm and very relaxed. It is simply a gentle and effective way of enabling us to re-programme unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours.
Hypnotherapy may help with many things, including the following:
- Anxiety & stress
- Sadness & low mood
- Social anxiety
- Confidence & self esteem
- Insomnia & sleep issues
- Exam stress
- Effects of depression
- Fear of public speaking
- Panic attacks
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Fears & phobias
- Menopause symptoms
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Pain management
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process. It is important to remember that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps that allow it to happen. It is a very relaxing and positive experience, with your personal goals in mind and all set at your own pace. If you are struggling with a particular problem, or you would like some help achieving a goal and moving forward in life, I would love to help you. You can be assured of complete confidentiality at all times.
It is always advisable to consult your doctor before having any complementary therapy, including hypnotherapy. Results may vary.