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What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a branch of psychotherapy. The difference being that psychotherapists deal with the conscious mind and clinical hypnotherapists deal with the unconscious.
Our conscious mind makes sense of what is going on around us through what we see, hear, feel, taste and smell, it reacts to stimuli in both a positive and negative way.
Our unconscious mind is rather like a storage system or computer, it stores all the memories and emotions that we encounter throughout our lives, some of these can be too painful for our conscious mind to deal with and so they become buried causing internal stress and trauma. It is often more productive to explore difficult, painful emotions and experiences through the unconscious mind.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a proven therapeutic aid, recognised by the medical profession as having real benefit to patients when often treatment and drugs have failed to help. In this respect it is both a science and an art.
Trained as both an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist (Clinical) and Evidence Based (Hypno-Psychotherapy) Hypnotherapist I take a very client centred and psychoanalytical approach to helping you overcome your fears, phobias, anxieties etc. This means that each session will be tailor made to focus on your representation of the problem, Eriksonian Theory is that we all hold the key within us to overcome our problems, it is simply a case of tapping into that problem and tackling the root cause. An analogy of this would be rather like if your garden looks very pretty because you have pulled up all the weeds from the surface, the problem however,still lies dormant and it will not be long until it (the weed) raises its ugly head again. The answer is to remove the 'root' of the problem, In order that it no longer bothers you.
What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?
Stress & Anxiety - For example social anxiety, specific situational anxiety, panic attacks, work-related stress etc
Phobias - For example needles, heights, enclosed or open spaces etc
Fears - For example flying, travelling on the underground, specific animals or insects, the dentist, hospitals, childbirth etc
Breaking Unwanted Habits - For example stopping smoking, nail-biting etc
Low Mood States / Depression -Hypnotherapy is often combined with cognitive behavioural therapy to help you change they way you think and feel about yourself, others and the situation you find yourself in
Emotional Trauma - For example hurt, upset, anger, frustration or guilt which is caused by current or past events
Personal Development – For example confidence building, public speaking, study skills, sports performance etc
Psycho-somatic Conditions - These are conditions which are caused or exacerbated by stress. For example irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), tension headaches, skin conditions etc. Please also read my Chronic Pain / Stress Illness Page for more in depth information
Pain Management / Eradication – For example pain after an accident, long term chronic pain, pain in dentistry, pain in surgery, post surgical pain.
Cancer Patients - Support offered with Anxiety, Pain, Nausea, Self Empowerment, Relaxation, Visualisation to assist with treatment/ surgery
Obsessive Behaviour - For example continuous worrying thoughts, a compulsive desire to repeat an activity e.g. hand washing, an exaggerated desire for neatness etc
Problems Sleeping - Insomnia. For example getting off to sleep, habitual waking in the night, disturbed sleep, frequent nightmares etc
Inter-Personal Problems – For example relationship problems, family problems, or conflict at work
Coping With Nerves - For example exams, job interviews, a driving test, auditions, competitive sport etc
General Weight Loss - Plus Virtual Gastric Band Programme Please refer to my weight loss / virtual gastric band page
Frequently asked questions:
Q.How does clinical hypnotherapy work?
A. Simply put hypnotherapy is a natural state of altered awareness whereby our subconscious mind becomes more open to suggestion and change.
Q. How does clinical hypnotherapy differ from stage hypnosis?
A. Stage hypnosis is done purely for entertainment. The volunteers know exactly what they are letting themselves in for. Clinical hypnotherapy is a proven therapeutic aid. No swinging pendulums, No 'look into my eyes' No turning you into a chicken, ever.
Q.What does it feel like to be hypnotised, will I be asleep?
A. No you will not be asleep. You may however find yourself so deeply relaxed that you will drift into different levels of awareness.
Q. Can I get stuck in trance state?
A. No, the worst thing that could happen is that you would fall asleep and awaken naturally once the therapy has stopped.
Q. Can I be made to do or say anything against my will?
A. No, you remain in complete control at all times. Your conscious mind would not allow this to happen.
Q. How long does each session last?
A. Sessions last for 50 minutes
Q. How many sessions will I need?
A. Smoking cessation can usually be achieved in one / two sessions. For most other therapy it is between five - six sessions.
Q. How do I know I am in safe hands?
A. As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, and CNHC I am bound by a strict code of ethics and practice to the highest standard.
Find me listed on the Hypnotherapy Directory Here:http://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/member_11511.html
Member or the following Professional Bodies:
The National Council For Hypnotherapy
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Register For Evidence Based Hypno-Psychotherapists
The Complementary And Natural Healthcare Council (Registration 000363-A11)
PRUHEALTH Private Medical Insurance Health Partner Number PRU3614130
Treating clients and patients from South Woodford, Woodford Green, Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Epping, Harlow, Chigwell, Ilford, Romford, Newbury Park, Gants Hill, Barkingside,Walthamstow, Leyton, Leytonstone, and all surrounding areas of Essex, East London and North London