What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a rapid, effective, long-lasting and well researched method of bringing about positive changes in a person. It works by inducing a hypnotic trance and delivering suggestions in a manner that bypasses the conscious mind’s filtering processes. As the subconscious mind is addressed directly, the treatment can progress far more rapidly than with therapies that work only with the conscious mind.
The hypnotic trance is a safe, natural phenomenon that occurs in each of us as we enter and awaken from sleep, become absorbed in a book, film or conversation, or when travelling a familiar route and arrive seemingly unaware of most of the journey; in clinical hypnotherapy this trance state is maintained for the duration of the treatment session. The process is a collaboration between yourself and the therapist. You can expect to remain in control throughout. As the treatment is based upon an extensive case history, your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs.
Many of the behaviours we experience on a day-to-day basis result from the experiences we have had during life, which have left ‘marks’ on our subconscious mind. These are usually positive, but if negative, a fear or anxiety response to a non-threatening situation may be generated automatically. This is at the root of phobias and many anxieties. In trance, the subconscious mind can be retrained in its response to an unnecessarily feared event or situation. Not everything requires an analytical approach, and many issues such as weight control, smoking cessation, examination nerves and most phobias can be treated to induce behavioural changes without looking for past causative factors, unless that proves appropriate in any particular case. At all times the treatment given will be that deemed to be the most suitable for your needs at that time.
Who delivers the therapy?
Lindy Crawford. Read more about her here.
Reasons to seek hypnotherapy
- Stopping smoking
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Nail biting / teeth grinding (Bruxism)
- Weight control
- Sleep problems
- Stress reduction inhibitions
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Eating disorders
- Trauma (PTSD and recent)
- Anxiety and panic
- Emotional problems
- Pregnancy and childbirth self-image problems
- Performance anxiety
- Stress related stomach problems
- Exam nerves
- Skin problems
- Pain control
- Skin problems
- Bed wetting
- Sporting performance