Therapies we use

hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

The very terms hypnosis and hypnotherapy, are derived from a Greek root work meaning asleep, is misleading. Hypnotherapy is about related to sleep as night is today. As a practitioner using hypnosis all I will ever do is to show a client how to go over the hurdle from a normal waking or sleeping state into the peculiar state of mind known as hypnosis. The client will hypnotise themselves.

I use a form of Hypnotherapy pioneered by Milton H. Erickson. More than any other individual, Milton Erickson has been responsible or shaping the modern view of hypnosis. His great contribution came from his ability to locate an individual’s inner resources for coping creatively with the real problems of everyday life. 

Everyone experiences hypnosis regularly.  It occurs just before you fall asleep and just as you awaken.  Other examples include losing track of time when reading a good book or when watching something interesting on television.  In essence, hypnosis is simply a state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness.

When you are relaxed in this way, it is possible to make contact with your subconscious mind in order to effect change in your life.  The subconscious is an untapped resource for creativity.

The subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all your behaviour.  Most importantly, the subconscious is responsible for maintaining the body in good health and for all the autonomic processes, e.g., breathing, blood circulation, tissue repair and controlling blood-sugar level.

Hypnosis is a doorway to this inner world, the enchanted realms of your imagination and emotions.  Using hypnosis, whereby the subconscious mind can be contacted, ‘inner power’ can be harnessed to promote desired changes and physical well-being.

How can hypnosis help me?

With hypnosis there are few limits to what you can achieve.  You have the power to make changes in your life – changes that take place quickly and changes that last.

NLP

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro  – Beliefs, values, memories and attitudes. The mind and how we think. 

Linguistic – What you say and what you do. How we use language and how it affects us. 

Programming – what others think and how they respond. How we sequence our actions to achieve our goals.

Richard Bandler and John Grinder developed NLP in the USA during the 1970s. They were inspired by ViriginiaSatir, a key figure in the development of family therapy in the 1950s and 1960s.

Satir was the first therapist to identify the idea that a problem itself is not the problem, but the way in which we cope with it. The remains the core tenet of NLP.

Another influential therapist was Franz Perls who founded Gestalt Theory. Perls talked about aiming for excellence to reach our goals. This formed the basis of the modelling process for which NLP is best known. Gestalt brings the concept of “ frame of reference” to NLP. We are what we bring to our lives from our past experience, the beliefs we hold, and things we have been told that limit our self-esteem or abiltity to achieve our goals. We can choose to let these limit us or not. Choice is fundamental to NLP, and we each have the power of choice. Choice gives us the power we need to reject old, long-held beliefs. 

The third main influence on NLP was Milton Erickson the Hypnotherapist. His biggest contribution to NLP was his work on language pattern in the areas of communication and rapport. He is also responsible for the idea that we already have the resources we need and that all behaviour has a positive intention. 

Today NLP is used in teaching, medicine, and business and of course in the home within families. 

The therapy most similar to NLP is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). They both acknowledge that how we behave is affected by how we think and what we believe about ourselves and others around us; and that we need to change our way of thinking first and then we can change our behaviour. 

tapping

Meridian Therapy (EFT) and Emotional Freedom Therapy (Tapping)

This is a form of therapy using psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments.This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear any blocks and aids mind and body equilibrium.

Neuro-Affective

Neuro Affective Desensitisation TechniqueTM

The Neuro Affective Desensitisation Technique is a method I have been trained in which incorporates a fusion of a number of principles from various school. It combines NLP, Meridian Therapy, Emotional Freedom Therapy and Hypnotherapy.

It has been used successfully with dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Traumatic Birth Experiences and many more.

How many sessions will I need?

That depends on you and what you wish to change.  The Therapies I use helps people fast, so that even deep behavioural problems can be resolved in a few sessions – compared to a few years for some other types of therapy. 

Most clients see me for a maximum of 3-4 sessions and many only see me for 2 sessions and then find that their lives have changed so much for the better that they do not need to see me again!

Prices

Initial Consultation

90-120 mins
£70

Follow Up Sessions

60 mins
£35

Hypnotherapy

30 mins
£20