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Hypnotherapy

HYPNOTHERAPY – YOUR FIRST CONSULTATION 

Hypnotherapy can seem daunting at first, so it is essential that trust is established along with ensuring the client is comfortable and at ease. Once the nature of the issue that needs attention has been discussed, I will endeavour to select the correct form of therapy which will provide the best results. Although not always effective for some people – particularly those who find it difficult to relax – hypnotherapy has a wide and varied methodology. Throughout my 10 years of experience in the field, I have found that Conversational Hypnotherapy and Metaphor will almost always provide a positive future change. As previously mentioned, it is vital that trust is established along with confidence and ease, so if you would like to discuss your situation at length prior to your first consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by telephone, email or Skype.

HYPNOTHERAPY – MORE INFORMATION 

Hypnotherapy has been in existence for a very long time, there are records documenting its use in China dating back from over 2,500 years ago. There are many and varied techniques used to induce a trance: in fact, people naturally fall into a trance like state every 60 to 90 minutes. A hynotic state is very like a daydream, it is somewhere in the middle ground between being awake and asleep. Dr Milton Erickson – the founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis – described it as being “the middle of nowhere”. Hypnotherapy actually relaxes the conscious mind which allows the unconscious mind to accept certain instructions. By using language patterns and other techniques, these instructions can then be absored into the unconscious mind enabling positive and beneficial change. 

Hypnotherapy can help with the following: 
Stopping smoking
Losing weight
Confidence building 
Helping with exams 
Anxiety 
Trauma 
Phobias 

Everybody is different, and we all have different issues that affect us in different ways. During my 10 years of practice, I have found that for hypnotherapy to facilitate change and ensure that it is lasting and reinforced, a minimum of four sessions will usually be required. 

HYPNOTHERAPY – BACKGROUND INFORMATION 
 
 
Dr.Milton Erickson 
 
Dr Milton Erickson believed that the unconscious mind is far more aware of the environment than even the conscious mind. Dr Erickson also believed that we are all equipped with the inner resources needed to achieve our goals and desired outcomes. Concluding that the unconscious mind is just as real as the conscious mind, Milton Erickson’s goal was to help people attain mastery of their issues by empowering their unconscious abilities. 
 
The unconscious mind can be interpreted as a reservoir of accumulated learning and knowledge that is not recognised by the conscious mind. Dr Erickson was genuinely astounded by how much people know, but do not actually realise they know. For example, consider the simple act of walking: there is no need to consider balance, spatial awareness, or the size of step taken, etc., it is all controlled unconsciously.