What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy combines an understanding of how the mind works with the use of hypnosis to bring about positive changes in attitude, behaviour and reactions. Beneficial results can often be achieved more quickly with hypnotherapy than with other talking therapies.
Hypnosis: A completly natural state of mind
Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention which enables you to create changes in your life. It is a normal, relaxed state of mind and is sometimes called trance. We go naturally in and out of trance throughout the day – sometimes we daydream, watch the TV or read a book and lose track of time, sometimes we drive along a familiar route but being deep in thought we don’t recall the journey - that's trance.
What happens during hypnosis?
During hypnosis the therapist guides you into a deep and pleasantly relaxed state in which you are able to use your imagination more freely and effectively than usual. This safe and relaxed state of being enables you to free yourself from self limiting thoughts and open your mind to the possibility that positive change in your attitudes and behaviour can occur. You always remain fully in control. No one can be hypnotised against their will.
What's so special about Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is special because YOU make the decisions about what changes YOU want in your life. The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past.
The Hypnotherapist asks you to consider your preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables possible solutions to become more apparent and worked towards.
Hypnotherapy uses techniques that can empower you and enable you to think more positively and take control of your life. Positive thought processes deep within your subconscious mind help generate a motivated perspective that helps you move closer to the life you want to live.
Hypnotherapy helps your subconscious mind focus on overcoming blocks, manifests your desired behaviours, and helps you reach the goals to which you aspire. In doing so, you can experience a transformation. No longer the victim of negative unconscious programming, you are free to be your authentic self.
So exactly what is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a relatively brief, interactive, results-oriented therapy that encompasses a variety of hypnotic processes and techniques in a safe, confidential, and structured environment.
It offers effective tools for personal and professional transformation in usually shorter time frames and at comparatively lower costs than many other traditional talking therapies.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a model of therapy which works perfectly with hypnosis to change patterns of negative thinking thereby allowing us to regain control over our lives through eliminating unwanted patterns of behaviour.
SFBT is a concept of simplicity which recognises that we all have resources within ourselves (even if we have forgotten them), which can be used to help us find the solution to our problems. Our brains are naturally solution focused and will seek ways out of problems. If we can let our mind know what we want, it will automatically do its best to achieve it.
SFBT is a non directive approach which looks at how the problem we wish to change is affecting our lives now. It is not an analytical therapy and does not seek to uncover the root of a problem or work through it.
It uses practical, modern and well researched strategies. These, combined with some aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help people make significant changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.
It is an extremely effective and rapid method to create significant and lasting change
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