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Hypnotherapy (& Hypno-Psychotherapy)

Hypnotherapy - the use of hypnosis to facilitate emotional and or behavioural change.

Hypnosis is not relaxation as is popularly believed, but customarily creates a deeply relaxed state in which mental stress and bodily tension are reduced. In this state, the mind is more open to the process of change because the analytical mind is far less active. As such, client and therapist can safely work together using an agreed approach, to enhance mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Hypnotherapy and Hypno-psychotherapy can help to achieve positive and lasting results in:

  • Weight Loss
  • Dependencies and habits
  • Smoking
  • Eating disorders
  • Nail-biting
  • Personal crises
  • Accident/trauma
  • Miscarriage
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Divorce
  • Terminal illness
  • Optimising psychological well-being
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Achieving personal growth
  • Building or rebuilding self-esteem
  • Resolving relationship difficulties
  • Enhancing job or career satisfaction
  • Improving sporting performance
  • Feeling "Stuck"
  • Stress related disorders
  • “Stress”
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Only a selection of the many challenges we face are mentioned above. There are many others and they can be discussed in strict confidence with the therapist.

Please note, however, that there are significant doubts about whether a medically oriented approach (i.e. diagnosis/treatment/cure) is applicable to the above 'problems of living', and that the presenting problem may reflect or cover additional issues.

The initial consultation

Prior to any hypno-psychotherapy taking place there will be a consultation, or consultation period, where the issue or problem to be resolved is discussed and where the client has an opportunity to discuss the treatment approach, the probable number of recommended sessions and the likely cost.

Medical considerations

Few medical conditions contra-indicate the use of hypnosis, though in some cases liaison with the client's medical practitioner may be appropriate. Almost everyone who wishes to be hypnotised can achieve a level of relaxation sufficient to allow therapy to take place.

The hypnosis session

Generally speaking, during the hypnosis session itself, the client is invited to relax in an armchair or couch and is then guided into a state of ”heightened inner awareness”.

While in hypnosis, the client is still generally aware of their surroundings and can choose to come out of hypnosis at any time. No responsible therapist would attempt to hypnotise anyone against their will, or encourage an individual to act against their natural inclinations whilst in hypnosis. In truth, despite what appears in stage hypnosis, people can not in fact be forced to act in any way against their moral or ethical code, by the use of hypnosis.

At the end of the hypnosis session, the client will be gently returned to the normal waking state. Most new clients are surprised at how far away the reality of hypnotherapy is from any prior expectation of 'mind control', and find the experience deeply relaxing.

So how do I find a Therapist?

You just have! If you would like to consider having therapy, or just find the situation you are in difficult and don’t know what help you really do need, call John Thornley on 07595 880250 .

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