Hypnotherapy is a therapy that is deeply relaxing and enjoyable. During Hypnotherapy, I will talk to you to enable you to achieve a state of mind which is enhanced by both mental and physical relaxation.
During this relaxed hypnotic state, your subconscious mind is able to communicate with your conscious mind. The subconscious part of your mind is able to respond creatively to my suggestions and guided visualisations. It can focus on the things that you wish to change and on the best ways you can do so, free from critical and/or anxious thoughts.
When you have Hypnotherapy you are neither asleep, nor unconsious and you are in full control at all times. You can "let things happen" through your subconscious mind rather than trying to make them happen with your conscious mind. Being relaxed enables your subconscious to act upon the suggestions given to you more easily without your conscious mind "getting in the way".
Why come for Hypnotherapy with me?
I work differently to most other hypnotherapists as I usually combine hypnotherapy with Reiki.
I have been using Reiki with my clients for over 12 years to provide a calming and relaxed space to facilitate deeper healing and therefore it is a natural starting point to do hypnotherapy. You will naturally go into a deeply relaxed state as you receive Reiki and it is from there that I can take you to an even deeper state of relaxation. Once you are deeply relaxed and your mind is open to positive suggestion and change, I can then work on the issues that you have talked to me about. This may involve me helping you to visualise a situation or an experience or me talking to your or telling you a story. Although you hear what I am saying to your throughout the therapy, you may forget it afterwards - a bit like when we remember a dream at the time of waking but then forget it. This doesn't matter because you subconscious mind will remember what it experienced and will continue to act on it.
Not only will you leave benefitting from the work that is done during the therapy, you will also have the added benefit of an energy balance from the Reiki and leave feeling rested and refreshed with an improved sense of well being.
We are complex human beings and you will also benefit from my extensive experience as a counsellor which underpins all of the work that I do no matter which other therapies, tools and techniques I integrate during your treatment with me.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
● An energy boost as I always combine with Reiki
● An improved sense of well being
● A deep relaxation which helps with stress reduction
● Work towards making positive changes
● Allows the subconscious mind to work on issues
● Allows changes to occur at a very deep level
● Helps to manage pain
● Release old negative patterns and emotions
● Helps to change the way we think about things
● Access and facilitate our innate potential to heal
● Anxiety & Panic
● Low Mood & Depression
● Relationship Problems
● Separation & Divorce
● Bereavement & Loss
● Miscarriage & Fertility Problems
● Post-Natal Depression
● Confidence & Low Self Esteem
● Bullying & Abuse
How Does Hypnotherapy work?
For thousands of years philosophers have known that our thoughts can control our body's functions and our behaviour and that within us all we have the potential for us to heal. Hypnotherapy can be helpful in accessing and facilitating this innate potential and gives us the assurance that there is no such thing as a totally helpless situation or an insurmountable problem.
Our brain's is like a huge computer whose job is to look after us, to keep us alive and safe and to search out solutions to improve our lives.
If you likened our conscious mind is like an App on our phone, our subconscious mind is like a huge computer, always switched on, automatically processing all the suggestions from our conscious mind and all the information from our environment. It runs this information through its memory banks and reports information that may be important to us to our conscious mind which is in the driving seat.
You remain in control
Hypnotherapy is a state of deep relaxation. When we are relaxed our brain naturally hones in on the sounds and smells around us which means that during hypnotherapy we actually have greater awareness than when we are fully awake. Our attention is much more focused as we absorb what what is being said to us yet we remain in control at all times.
Once you close your eyes at the beginning of your hypnotherapy, process your brainwave activity changes. They move from Beta brainwave activity (associated with being alert) to Alpha brainwaves. This opens up communication between areas of the brain and allows you to become relaxed in both body and mind. Alpha brainwaves are associated with clear thinking, problem solving, positive thinking and increased creativity. When the brain is creating Alpha brainwaves the production of serotonin is increased.
Is Hypnotherapy relaxing?
Hypnotherapy is incredibly relaxing. As you are guided into hypnosis, your brainwave activity will slow further into Theta brainwaves. These induce a state of deep relaxation where you can connect fully with your subconscious, allowing heightened intuition and peak levels of creativity. This deeply relaxed state allows you to "hyper focus" remain intensely focused and motivated and is also associated with boosted learning abilities.
In this Theta brainwave state you are able to begin to picture more positive actions. The area of the brain that is the gateway between the conscious and the subconscious is opened up and you more able to come up with new and creative solutions to old problems rather than reject suggestions that do not fit with your current, unhelpful and often outdated and beliefs and behaviours. By being able to anticipate a positive status update you are adding positive emotion to positive thought and this increases motivation.
In short, this means that the relaxed state of Hypnotherapy provides easier access to our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind can be programmed or reprogrammed to change habits and attitudes by accepting suggestions that will succeed our conscious mind and by using the power of our own imagination.
I am an accredited and registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the BACP with over 14 years experience of working with individuals, couples and therapeutic groups in a variety of settings.
Counselling is always at the heart of what I do, but by incorporating other treatments and techniques I can offer my own unique combination of therapies to effectively help clients to feel better on all levels.
A Time For You, Counselling & Reiki Swindon
During our initial consultation and within the safe and confidential space I provide for you, you will feel enabled to tell me what is troubling you. I will be able to gain an understanding of you and any part of your story that you wish to tell. Together we will decide on the best combination of therapy-healing to suit your individual needs in the time we have available to us during your sessions.
By Integrating my skills and experience in this way I can help you to dissolve old patterns, heal from past losses and trauma, let go of difficult feelings and memories, change self limiting beliefs and thoughts and move towards your vision of the future.
Other therapies and treatments I offer
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