The very foundation of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on an understanding of neuroscience and how the brain reacts to the environment or to circumstance.
One of the key elements of this kind of therapy is the use of the immensely powerful and completely natural state of hypnosis which reaches the subconscious to promote change in a profoundly relaxing and effective way.
Every day we think between 60 -70,000 thoughts, and according to neuroscience research, 95% of those thoughts are the same ones that we had yesterday. What’s more, many of these thoughts are negative, untrue and unhelpful to us. So until we can change the way we think about things, nothing will change in our lives. Clinical Hypnotherapy enables you to change old, unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving and to replace them with new ones, allowing you to make positive, lasting changes in your life.
During the initial consultation there is no hypnosis. I will simply ask you questions to assess your situation and what you want to achieve. I’ll then explain to you a little about how the brain works in relation to your issues, and if and how hypnotherapy can help you. I should also be able to tell you approximately how many sessions you are likely to need, although this can vary from person to person.
Each weekly session after that involves much more than hypnosis. The first part of each session involves talking therapy where we focus on what you would like to achieve and on getting your mind into a positive state. Then I guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed, allowing your subconscious mind to come up with the solutions that are just right for you.
You are always in control.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and does not involve analysing painful memories from the past. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened and help you get from where you are to where you want to be.
Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client. Ultimately change happens because you want it to and you are prepared to take the necessary steps to make it to happen. I will work with you every step of the way to help you to decide on and achieve those changes.
All information that you give me is handled in the utmost confidence. You will be treated in a friendly and professional manner and with respect. Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives.
Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised.
During Clinical Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestions can be directed towards your subconscious mind.
Most clients emerge from hypnosis feeling relaxed, refreshed and positive.
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a clinical, therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.
The state of Clinical Hypnosis is quite “ordinary”– it’s not unlike daydreaming – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state.
Hypnosis in the past has certainly been portrayed in some sensational ways, in the interests of entertainment. Contrary to the images seen in films, books and the media, modern Clinical Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind – no one can Hypnotise you against your will.
You can rest assured that nobody can make you do anything you do not want to – your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.