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Hypnotherapy

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. It involves a partnership between myself the therapist and you the client to achieve the changes you want. We work together to relax your mind, so you can understand how your thoughts and feelings determine the way you experience your life.

And when you are relaxed in this way, it's easy to make the connection between your experience and your thoughts and feelings, and accept suggestions about other ways you can feel and think to achieve the results you want.

During the hypnotherapy session I will guide you through a process to induce a trance like state  that helps you to focus your mind, respond more readily to suggestions and become deeply relaxed.

You are always in control of the session, and can come out of the trance at any time, if you need to. You cannot be made to say, do or reveal anything against your will. You allow yourself to go into the trance, to the level you are comfortable with. You are normally aware of everything that is said and done in the session, and recall as much as you would from an ordinary conversation.

Everyone can go into hypnosis, though each person's experience of the details of the trance will be specific to them.

In general, people experience hypnosis as relaxed, focused awareness and absorption. It is similar to states you go in and out of through out the day, like daydreaming, listening to music, reading a book or watching TV, and the time just before waking up and going to sleep. It is also like the times when you can't remember the journey when you arrive at your destination, or the feeling that time has somehow disappeared when you've been concentrating hard.

Every session is tailored to the individual, but will or may include some of the below stages:

Relaxation

I will guide you to visualize yourself in a sate of peacefulness and relaxation, to remain in this state of calm even when confronting  past trauma's and fear.

Coping Skills

You maybe taught certain cognitive-behavioural skills (CBT), such as guided imagery,  cognitive re-structing or reframing  this is where I will ask about your thought process in certain situations so you can identify negative patterns. Once you’re aware of them, you can learn how to reframe those thoughts so they’re more positive and productive.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Is an approach that involves analysis strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal.  It relates thoughts, language and patterns of behaviour learned by experience to specific outcomes. NLP theory assumes that all human action is positive, the experience is neither good nor bad it just presents us with more useful information. 

Combining my extensive knowledge and experience, I support you to make positive changes.   1 hour Session $130

 

Hypnotherapy and brain functions

Hypnosis is natural

 

Hypnotherapy, a type of psychotherapy that uses hypnosis, can be potentially beneficial for modifying responses and behaviours by targeting the subconscious mind. Although the exact mechanisms are not completely understood, research has shown that hypnotherapy can influence both the hypothalamus and the amygdala.

 

Here's a brief overview
Hypothalamus 

This is a small region of the brain located near the base. It plays a crucial role in many important functions, including releasing hormones, regulating body temperature, maintaining daily physiological cycles, controlling appetite, managing of sexual behaviour, and regulating emotional responses. Clinical hypnotherapy can help in managing stress, anxiety, and certain behavioural issues, which may influence hypothalamic function. During hypnosis, the increased relaxation and focus could potentially modulate the hypothalamic output leading to more balanced hormonal release and improved stress response.

Amygdala 

This is a part of the brain's limbic system located near the hypothalamus. It's involved in processing emotions, fear responses, and memory. Emotional traumas or constant stress can overstimulate the amygdala, resulting in anxiety and emotional disorders. Hypnotherapy can assist in calming these responses. By accessing the subconscious mind, a therapist can help reframe negative patterns of thought and potentially dampen the overactivity in the amygdala, leading to reduced fear and anxiety responses.

Remember, the brain is highly complex and interconnected. The effects of hypnotherapy are not just localized to the hypothalamus and amygdala, but can have wider implications on the brain's network. Please note, while there are promising indications, more research is needed to fully understand the neurophysiological effects of hypnotherapy.

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