This integrative approach using both my counselling and hypnotherapy training, utilises both techniques to help with complex problems that may not be able to be addressed either therapy alone and allowing me to use my training and skills in counselling and psychotherapy to provide a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship.
‘Are you going to turn me into a chicken?’ asked one of my clients. ‘Not unless you want me to’ was my response. Unfortunately stage hypnotists, films and TV haven’t helped to educate people on the vast number of areas that hypnosis can be used for.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques – allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
When might hypnotherapy be useful?
Hypnotherapy can be used in many areas of your life and below are just a few examples. If you want to make a change in your life then hypnotherapy can help to break cycles associated with most negative feelings, it can also be used for getting rid of weight, smoking cessation,addictions, reduce stress, sleep disorders, relaxation, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, confidence, depression and connecting with the past.