Ericksonian naturalistic clinical hypnotherapy, developed primarily by Milton Erickson, is vastly different to the type of hypnosis practised by stage hypnotherapists. Trance states are natural human experiences which can happen spontaneously during trauma, meditation or intense concentration. During a hypnotherapy session trance is induced naturally allowing you to access the ability to create your own solutions to problems. At no time, can you be influenced to do something that you really don’t want to do.
Hypnotherapy is a natural relaxed condition in which most people remain fully aware of their surroundings. It is as easy and natural as your breathing and indeed, 15 mins of hypnosis can be equivalent to 1 hour’s peaceful sleep, which means that most clients find hypnosis is relaxing and enjoyable. There are 3 levels of trance from light to deep but you do not have to achieve a deep trance to achieve benefits and you do not have to believe in hypnosis, for it to work.
Many problems, such as maintaining the will power to stop smoking, can be resolved in 1 -3 sessions, while other issues may require longer treatment. Every person is unique and every session will also be uniquely tailored to fit your needs. You determine the goals, the time frame to attain them and I collaborate by providing the tools to help you achieve them.
Because I am also a qualified and experienced psychotherapist (read qualifications here), with a Master’s degree in Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, I am able to help you with many other issues beyond weight loss or stop smoking and you have the option of combined hypnotherapy and psychotherapy sessions. I specialise in using hypno – psychotherapy to deal with:
- Decision making
- Panic Attacks
- Lack of self esteem
- Addictions – alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography
- Trauma and abuse
- Loss or bereavement
- Gender and sexuality issues
- Eating disorders
Other areas where hypnotherapy can help include:
- Fear of flying
- Performance /stage fright
- Weight loss/ body reshaping
- Sleep disorders / snoring
…and many other areas! Just ask me if you have a problem not listed here.