Clinical Hypnotherapy And Psychotherapy

Modern hypnotherapy utilises the clinically-proven techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and other approaches and combines them with the state of trance to help people make significant positive changes within a relatively short period of time. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis literally helps the parts that other approaches cannot reach!

Treatment is tailored to each client and a programme of therapy is designed to meet your specific needs.

Psychotherapy aims to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties. Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’.

‘Research shows that there is more evidence forhypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy…..by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of willpower and self-healing.’

The Health Education Authority

Hypnotherapy can help with:

Stress and Anxiety

Easing stress and anxiety: Stress or anxiety can be a common complaint in today’s society and most people encounter it at some point. A certain amount can be dealt with naturally, as long as it stays within our ‘safe levels’.

When it becomes too much for us to cope with it can affect our quality of life. Excessive or prolonged stress can lead to illness, physical and emotional exhaustion, increased anxiety or even panic attacks. When we come under excessive pressure, from our home, work or social factors, we tend to respond with anxiety, anger or depression or a combination of these three.

How Hypnotherapy can help:

Hypnotherapy helps us to cope in different situations in a calm and effective way. You should be able to have a calmer, more confident approach to all situations. Its success can be aided by the use of self-hypnosis and/or a relaxation cd, recreating the calm state experienced during the hypnotherapy session.

Around twelve million adults see their GPs with mental health problems each year – most of these suffer from anxiety and depression, much of which is stress-related.

Depression

Depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder

Today – a significant factor in the break up of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Often, when it occurs, the individual will turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others. Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having some of the symptoms associated with the illness…

  • Depressed mood and sometimes fearfulness
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Loss of energy and/or appetite
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in usual activities
  • Difficulties in thinking, concentrating etc.
Hypnotherapy may be the answer:

Some of the above symptoms are able to be treated specifically – insomnia, eating disorders and lack of concentration are examples. Often depression is exacerbated or even caused by substance abuse – alcohol, drugs or cigarette smoking.

With appropriate hypnotherapy depression is one of the most treatable disorders. It has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with anti-depressants alone and is now considered the most effective treatment, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engage fully in life again.

Fears and Phobias

The origin of a phobia can be associated with a traumatic or unpleasant event earlier on in life, although it can also be triggered during a time of high anxiety. The subconscious, noting high anxiety, steps in with panic behaviour which we can then begin to associate with an object, place or event. Fears and phobias can be extremely debilitating and restricting in many areas of life. Using hypnotherapy, phobias may be resolved within three to five sessions.

The process enables the person to disassociate from the fear/phobia, using specific techniques that enable the emotion to be taken out of the experience. More realistic patterns of thought are then developed helping the individual’s subconscious to become indifferent to the particular object of fear, so that they will be less affected by it in the future.

Self-Confidence and Public Speaking

If you lack either confidence or motivation the likely cause is a degree of underlying stress, anxiety or depression. When we lack confidence in our abilities we often have negative views of the future or are introspective about the past.

With Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy anxiety can be reduced, unwanted behaviour patterns eliminated and subconscious process developed to be more optimistic and motivated to succeed. This is part of the successful treatment of problem areas such as public speaking, interviews and exams.

Weight control

The most common cause of being overweight relates to the individual’s attitude to food – it is not just a matter of choice but also a matter of conditioning laid down in childhood and throughout life. Your attitude to food and eating is the most important means of losing weight, and that is where hypnotherapy comes in. Under hypnosis the subconscious can be allowed to form fresh perspectives on how, what, when and why you eat. It is not so difficult once your subconscious mind better understands the role of food.

Old childhood behaviour patterns can be updated so that food is not used for comfort at times of stress, making the task of losing your weight so much easier. You can gain control over your eating habits as you shape changes to a more healthy you.

Smoking

‘If you smoke, there is no greater thing you can do to improve the quality and length of your life than to give up.’

Hypnotherapy is a fast, effective and powerful tool for supporting eradication of unwanted habits. The physical addiction to cigarettes is less than 10% – the rest is all in the mind, which can be  re-educated!

It will be explained in the session how your subconscious has created such a dangerous habit and remind you of the dangers to mind and body of smoking, and how hypnosis will help you to stop. As long as you have a genuine desire to quit, you could leave the therapy session a non-smoker, with no cravings.

Other issues effectively resolved by hypnotherapy…

  • IBS
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Social phobias
  • As well as many other stress-related issues.

For more information or to book an appointment call TherapiesThree on 07585552482 or book via email here.

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