Clinical Hypnotherapy

Have you ever had that ‘tip of the tongue’ moment when you’re trying to remember the name of someone? Or have you ever had the experience of forgetting your pin number just as you go to pay for something?  It’s only when you walk away and when you’re not trying to think of the answer that it pops into your head. Why is this? There’s an area in the brain called the Default Mode Network which switches on when we are doing everyday tasks like ironing or doing the washing up. The irony is that our brains are more active during these times.

So, what’s going on? It seems that this is where we can connect ideas and solve our problems. We are in fact going beyond our conscious mind into our subconscious mind. We are finding creative ways to solve our problem. Eureka moments often happen when we’re daydreaming or just staring out of the window.

Hypnotherapy is like a daydream state, a period of focused attention. It provides the conditions for our subconscious mind to create solutions which perhaps we would not have come up with when in the midst of our busy and often stressful lives.

So hypnotherapy can help to activate those inner resources to achieve goals which are realistic for you. It is a very natural process and because you are aware of what is going on around you, you always you have control.

Medical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping with some of the emotional and physical aspects of significant health challenges such as chronic pain and chronic health conditions. Although hypnotherapy cannot cure illnesses, it can help people to live the best life for them.

My Medical Hypnotherapy Diploma training at the Clinical Hypnotherapy School qualifies me to help people with long-term health conditions and complex health needs, including those who are receiving palliative care.

I can also help people with associated issues such as needle phobia and other complex phobias.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more either for yourself or for a loved one. I will be happy to have an informal chat about how hypnotherapy can help.

Gut Directed Hypnotherapy – Clinical hypnotherapy is very effective in alleviating the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  According to NICE guidance, hypnotherapy is a recommended evidence-based psychological intervention for IBS management. I have achieved the Certificate in Gut Directed Hypnotherapy from the Clinical Hypnotherapy School.

What can you expect in a hypnotherapy session?

Initial consultation – 1 hour 

During the initial consultation we will spend time talking about what you would like help with and how we can work collaboratively to achieve this.  I will explain how hypnosis works and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. I might also talk about the brain its role in managing emotions. Clients often say how enlightening it is to know about how the brain works and are pleased to start noticing the beneficial effect this has on their life. You will receive a free relaxation recording at the end of this session.

Subsequent sessions – 1 hour 

This is where hypnotherapy takes place. In the first part of the session we will have a solution focused conversation about what you would like to achieve and ways in which you might notice this happening in your life. In the second part of the session I will gently guide you into a state of hypnosis. As my sessions are online, you will be in the comfort of your own home. You will always have full control.

Smoking Cessation – 2 hours 

This can be a one-off session of 2 hours or two 1-hour sessions. This is very solution focused approach so I will not be telling what to do, but rather helping you to identify and work with your own resources via a solution focused conversation and hypnosis.

Gut Directed Hypnotherapy for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – up to Six 1 hour sessions 

Clinical hypnotherapy is very effective in alleviating the symptoms of IBS.  According to NICE guidance, hypnotherapy is a recommended evidence-based psychological intervention for IBS management.

If you are wondering if hypnotherapy can help you, please get in touch to arrange an initial telephone conversation.

Please note that results may vary. It is always advisable to consult your GP before receiving complementary therapy including hypnotherapy. 

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