What Is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
I draw on the latest thinking and research from the fields of neuroscience and solution focused psychotherapy, and combine it with the relaxing state of hypnosis, to help you to succeed. It is a collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
Together we will:
- Acknowledge where you are currently
- Identify where you want to be
- Help you to make the necessary changes.
There is no need to revisit the past, and you will enjoy a positive mindset throughout, so change typically occurs quickly.
Hypnosis - A Natural State
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, one which we all slip into on average every seven minutes. It is when our mind wanders, daydreams or focuses on something like watching television or a good book. It is the state that we are in when we are driving along a familiar route 'on autopilot'. Although we feel nicely relaxed in this state, it is in fact a time when our brain is working extremely hard, much,much harder in fact than when we are concentrating on something like a maths exam! Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and when we are in this state, our brain is creative and solution focused, and is open to positive suggestion. We can use this to our advantage to help you change unhelpful thought patterns and to achieve your goals.
What Should I Expect?
Subsequent sessions will last 50-60 minutes, during which we will look at your progress and your goals. To induce the natural state of hypnosis, I will gently guide you with my voice into a state of deep relaxation and trance using visualisation, during which the part of your brain associated with creativity and finding solutions will be activated, helping you to come up with new patterns of thought and behaviour that are more in line with your desired future.