What can Hypnotherapy Help With?

insomnia picInsomnia is a sleep disorder categorised by difficulty falling and or staying asleep, waking up during the night and being unable to get back to sleep or waking up too early in the morning and feeling exhausted upon waking.  A third of the UK population suffer from insomnia which is affecting health and wellbeing in varying degrees.   Hypnotherapy is being used more and more to treat sleep disorders with good outcomes.  Sleep is normally disrupted by inappropriate thought processes. Once these are removed using hypnosis, it can be fairly straight forward to re-establish a natural pattern of sleep.

Weight Management
Everyone knows that the key to achieving your ideal weight is to eat a healthy, eat a balanced diet and take regular exercise, but for some this elusive tmeasure tapeask can be a nightmare. Failure to lose weight can lead to despair, causing them to seek comfort from further overeating, leading to more weight gain and more despair. It then becomes a vicious cycle that can be very difficult to break.  Hypnotherapy can be used to get to the source of the problem at a subconscious level, and then persuade the subconscious that the current overeating habits serve no useful purpose. The subconscious can then transfer the satisfaction derived from overeating onto something that is more advantageous and beneficial for the client, and a new, healthier lifestyle becomes the norm.

Hypnotherapy can help with fertility issues where there are no medical reasons for the infertility.   Getting pregnant is not just about having sex at the ‘right time’ or going through the motions of IVF.  Negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours can all lead to increased anxiety and sometimes depression, getting in the way of your goal of conceiving.  One of the hardest things to hear when you are trying to address fertility issues is ‘ you must remain positive, try not to think about it too much’.  As true as this advice may be, many people need support in reaching a relaxed optimistic mind-set during what can be one of the most important and stressful times of your life.
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Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective way of accessing the mental state that gives you the power to Reduce Stress, Boost a positive mind set, release deep-seated fears and anxieties, work through emotional blocks and re-programme unhelpful habits. There is no medical proof that hypnotherapy can cure infertility, which now affects one couple in six.  However, it does lower stress and anxiety, which can affect hormone levels and create a mental block to conception.  Tests have shown that hypnotherapy can lower a woman’s levels of a hormone called prolactin which suppresses ovulation.

Hypnotherapy can help boost confidence and self-belief, while reducing feelings of fear and intense worry.  It can help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind needed to overcome the often-overwhelming emotions you are living with. 

anxietyHypnotherapy aims to access your unconscious mind and using the power of suggestion, it works to promote positive change. These suggestions can be tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety and why, as well as changing the way you react towards them.

Stop Smoking
A great number of people find hypnotherapy for smoking an effective treatment. The method works to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking. The thoughts and behaviours the smoker holds is often what prevents them from successfully giving up.

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When a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change their perspective of cigarettes. Breaking an addiction like this is a challenge. Many people find changing how they think about something difficult. As hypnotherapy focuses on this change, it is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of treatment. When considering stop smoking hypnosis, the first thing the person has to do is make sure they are choosing to quit for themselves. Hypnosis for smoking has been found to be most effective when the person really wants to quit.

phobiasA phobia is an intense, irrational and uncontrollable fear of an object or situation. If you have a phobia, you likely know that your fear is out of proportion to the reality of the threat but logical argument doesn’t help. The fear experienced can be so irrational and intense that it can have a significant impact on your life and how you live it. Phobia suffers will go to great lengths to avoid the object or situation of their fear. Phobias are classified as anxiety disorders and share many symptoms with other anxiety disorders.  Hypnosis has proven to have a high success rate when helping people overcome their phobias. Hypnotherapy deals with the underlying cause which is achieved by bypassing the conscious mind and addressing the unconscious mind which is hosting the phobic sensations and reactions.

IBS – IrritaIBS picble Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 1 in 5 people in the UK over the course of their lifetime. If you have been diagnosed with IBS, you may have been given certain dietary advice or perhaps been put on certain medication.  Hypnotherapy is now acknowledged within the wider medical profession as an evidenced-based therapy that can help reduce the symptoms of IBS, and sometimes alleviate those symptoms entirely

Pain Management
Research shows that hypnosis works as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, with pain relief being one of the mostpain management researched areas.  Hypnosis is likely to be effective for most people suffering from diverse forms of pain.


Stress Management

Research has shown that excessive stress over a prolonged period of time can lead to mental & physical illness, including depression, hypertension, stressnervous breakdown, heart disease & skin conditions.  Hypnotherapy can help you learn new techniques in your life such as breathing & meditation so you can be more relaxed & resilient on a daily basis.

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Nerves may take over for some performers & public speakers, which is incredibly debilitating & stressful.  Feelings of anxiety are involuntary, which makes them hard to anticipate and deal with, it can be physical & emotional.  Sweaty palms, shaking or the inability to speak can all play havoc in our career or performance. Trying not to be nervous about an upcoming exam, presentation, interview, or gig is a bit like telling yourself not to blink.  Hypnosis can be focused on relaxing the body deeply which soothes the brain to trigger a positive wave of feelings and helps to clear unwanted or limiting beliefs.  Anchoring techniques can be used to instil helpful belief systems that will enable positive outcomes.

People aren’t born assertive.  Assertiveness is a behavioral trait acquired during the process and experience of living.  The good news is that everyone can adapt an51497506 - portrait of a cheerful african woman with hands raised pointing upd change simply by changing our thoughts.  You programmed your mind to be passive and now you can program your mind to be assertive. Hypnosis can help to build confidence, self-esteem and self-worth enabling and empowering client’s to become naturally more assertive

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