Can Hypnotherapy help me?

Hypnotherapy can help virtually everyone. The main requirement for success is a desire to change. Given that hypnotherapy can be utilised to access a person’s true inner potential (and that no one is really performing to their actual potential) then hypnotherapy can help anyone.  

How can Hypnotherapy help me?

Change your Thoughts

Do you feel burned out? Or maybe feel like you are working against yourself?

 

Are you harbouring negative thoughts or beliefs while trying to do things to get ahead and succeed in life? 

We know that our thoughts are so powerful that they can negate the benefits of even the best fitness routines and the healthiest of diets.


To make real changes in your health, you need to change the way you think.

Learn the techniques and tools that when applied throughout your day can create actual changes in the brain structure allowing your brain to lay down new neurological connections to carry this new information and help you on your journey to vibrant health.

 

The following are a selection of some of the more common issues where hypnotherapy can help however the true list would be far too extensive to catalogue in full so please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any requirements even if not described below.

Stress Management

Too much stress can lead to a whole host of physical, psychological, emotional and behavioural problems.   And whilst there is a variation of common symptoms, Stress can also be a killer, leading to more serious conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

 

Learn to control your stress and learn the important ability to relax to help you feel better and lead to positive lifestyle changes, as when your mind is filled with worry and your body is filled with stress, your performance, relationships, and enjoyment all will suffer.

 

Whilst there are so many options out there to manage your stress, hypnotherapy is such a powerful weapon against stress and there are no side effects or medication involved!

 

Hypnotherapy gets at the root of the problem and helps you change the way you respond to stress by putting you back in control.

Sleep Issues 

Are you sleep deprived or struggling to sleep well?

Falling asleep may only take a second or waiting for it to happen can take hours. 

Sleep is something everybody needs. It plays a vital role in both our physical and mental health. But, sleeping problems, such as insomnia, can make it difficult for some people to get enough sleep.

As well as making you feel tired, lack of sleep can lead to physical illness and increase your risk of heart disease. Mentally, not getting enough sleep can lead to anxiety and can make it hard for you to concentrate.

Hypnosis for sleep may complement your existing treatment to improve your sleeping pattern

 
 

Anxiety can be experienced at different levels. It can be brought on by a fear of something that happened in the past (or what we think happened) and dread happening again.

 

Whilst most people will experience a relatively mild form of anxiety when facing a particularly stressful situation (such as an exam or presentation), anxiety disorders are very different. An anxiety disorder can disrupt the day-to-day life of an individual.  

 

Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for reducing feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety aims to seek the root cause of the problem and works to change the individual’s thoughts and feelings associated with it.

Anxiety

 

Panic Attacks

When a person suffers their first panic attack they can often think that they’re dying.  It’s not silly or unusual to think that this is the case as panic attacks can be truly terrifying with symptoms such as uncontrollable shaking, sweating, being unable to breathe and a heart rate so fast that it’s easy to believe you’re having a heart attack!

 

Then the panic attacks may keep on coming, the fear of when the next one will be is almost as bad as the attack itself and so it’s a hopeless situation. You wonder if your panic attacks will become worse, until you’ve gone completely mad.

 

A panic attack is actually a natural way your body prepares for intense exercise. Your mind has identified a threat and is preparing your body to make your getaway as quickly as possible. Now that’s fine if the threat was actually threatening (like if a car was heading straight towards you), you’d need adrenalin to run fast, you’d need your heart to be beating like crazy, you’d need sweat to keep you cool, BUT when you’re experiencing panic attacks from everyday situations, then your mind’s just got its signals crossed; it’s misreading your body’s natural “get-me-out-of-here” response.

 

Hypnosis is a natural and effective way to tell your subconscious mind that the situations causing panic are not actually dangerous, re-educating your brain when to fire off your panic instinct and when to behave normally. You’ll also learn, on a deep level, how to breathe when you’re feeling stressed and how to be less anxious in everyday life.

 
 

Medical Meditation to help reduce pain and recover fast from surgery or illness.

Meditation is a highly effective tool for managing pain, reducing anxiety, helping you to control your body, healing at a cellular level, reducing recovery time and reducing dependence on medication.

Meditation decreases oxygen consumption, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure, and increases the intensity of alpha, theta and delta brain waves — the opposite of the physiological changes that occur during stress. Medical meditation is easy to learn and transformational, and if you want to get well, change and improvement will occur.

Research suggests that meditation may help such conditions as:

  • Allergies

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Asthma

  • Binge eating

  • Cancer

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Heart disease

  • High blood pressure

  • Pain

  • Sleep problems

  • Substance abuse

Additional research studies show medical meditation having benefits in regards to:

  • Anti-aging

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Surgical preparation

  • Diabetes

  • Immune disorders

  • Wound healing

  • Bone fusion

  • COPD and Emphysema

Medical Meditation

 

Childbirth

The aim of hypnosis for childbirth, or hypnobirthing as it is commonly known, is to help you give birth in a relaxing, calm environment free from stress, anxiety or fear. 

 

Being anxious, tense and stressed during labour (all very common feelings at this time) can prevent the birthing muscles of your body from working as they should.

 

Using hypnosis you can learn techniques to foster a sense of calm and tranquillity.  The more relaxed mum is, the easier baby can ‘breathe’ his/her way out.

 

Many people will suffer moments of stress and often feel overwhelmed when having to sit an exam. Many of us will also be able to recall how nerve-racking it can be to take a test. Weeks before the exam, we may experience the sensation of butterflies in our stomach, our palms get sweaty, our hearts race and we fear our memory will let us down.  

 

Hypnotherapy is a common method used for helping control exam nerves as it can help boost confidence and reduce feelings of anxiety. It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to sit an exam, or cope with a potentially overwhelming situation.

Exam Stress

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common, functional disorder of the digestive system and gut. IBS is a long-term condition and is thought to affect one in five people during their lifetime.  IBS causes the bowel to be very sensitive. The condition causes recurring pain or discomfort in the abdomen and often, the nerves and muscles do not work as they should.  

 

Many people living with irritable bowel syndrome find their symptoms to be an occasional nuisance, however for other people, the condition can seriously affect their quality of life. While IBS can develop at any time, it often occurs when a person is in their twenties.

 

While there is no known cure for irritable bowel syndrome, there are certain treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage the symptoms. One IBS treatment recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is hypnotherapy.

 

Confidence is a state of mind. When we feel confident, we accept ourselves and believe in our abilities. When we don't feel confident, we can become stressed, anxious, unfulfilled and ultimately unhappy. 

 

Low self-confidence is something with which many of us suffer and can be a result of many factors like fear of the unknown, low self-esteem and fear of other people's perceptions. This lack of confidence can hold us back from developing both personally and professionally.

Low Self-Confidence

 

Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the phrase we use to describe the opinion we have of ourselves. It refers to how we think, the type of person we are, our abilities and what we expect for the future. When our self-esteem is healthy, we tend to feel good about ourselves and have a positive outlook on life in general.

 

A high self-esteem gives us the courage and strength to deal with the ups and downs in life - without them having a long-term impact on our health and well-being.  

 

When our self-esteem is low, our thoughts and feelings about ourselves are generally negative. We are more likely to focus on our weaknesses and be overly critical of the things we do and mistakes we've made.  Low self-esteem means our entire outlook on life is affected and become less able to cope with everyday challenges.

 

Pain Management

People with chronic pain conditions often fear that they are condemned to a lifetime of pain and suffering.  The use of hypnosis can help to significantly affect the levels of pain.  We all have a perception of pain, this can be significantly altered and so using a variety of approaches hypnosis can lessen the pain, improve independence and help cope with the emotional implications.

 

There are many causes of long-term pain, including arthritis and fibromyalgia and whilst conditions such as these can require medical intervention and a pain management treatment plan, complementary approaches such as hypnotherapy can form part of this plan.

Relaxation

Relaxation refers to the state of body and mind that is free from tension, stress and anxiety. Relaxation is an important part of self-care, helping you look after your well-being whenever you’re feeling stressed or busy.

 

Everyone is different and will have their own preferred methods of relaxing in their day-to-day lives. Whilst there are typical activities associated with relaxation, such as taking a bath, listening to music, reading a book, or watching a film, these acts often only relax our bodies.

 

True relaxation will also help to ease your mind, switching off from the external noises in your life.  For some, relaxation can be achieved through performing specific exercises and techniques, for others, relaxation therapies and complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy prove to be more effective.

Research has shown that hypnosis for fertility doubles the success of IVF treatment.  

 

IVF fertility treatment tends to be a stressful time but stress can have a blocking effect on fertility success. This is why woman will often become pregnant at the very point they stop trying. The “trying” causes stress and prevents the very thing you are aiming to achieve.

 

Using hypnosis for fertility will do more than just diminish stress and get you relaxed; your unconscious mind can directly affect the workings of your body through hypnotic suggestion.

Infertility

 
 

Empowering Children

The use of hypnotic suggestion is a simple and effective technique to help your children reach their goals and achieve their full potential thus retaining all of their confidence and self esteem and more importantly, a way to reassure them that they are loved and lovable.

 

Broken Heart

The end of a significant relationship can leave a terrible sense of heartbreak behind it. The emotional pain can be so intense and overwhelming that people believe that they will never be able to move on.  Obsessive thoughts of the person they have lost can often rule their lives.

The use of hypnotherapy can provide an effective process to help people heal and recover themselves after the end of a relationship.

 

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