During our lives there may be times when we feel overwhelmed and are dealing with behaviours that impact on our day to day living. Many people have a misconception of what hypnotherapy is and isn’t!
Hypnotherapy is the process of relaxing you to a place where your conscious mind becomes quiet, quietening the mind of all the monkey chatter and thoughts that run through our minds. We are then able to speak directly to your subconscious mind, using the information we have gained from you. It is then through suggestion, that we are then able to create a new pathway in your brain. An alternative, healthier behaviour. It is important for you to know that you are not giving away your control, instead you are taking it back and owning who you are.
At Reflective Wellbeing we recognise that it is not for us to tell you what needs to change, but for you to tell us. And it is you that makes that choice under hypnosis to make the changes you desire, we can’t decide it for you! Hypnotherapy can form new, healthier pathways in our minds, but only if you choose to allow it.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool and at Reflective Wellbeing is used as part of the therapeutic process to help you change bad habits, change negative thoughts, overcome anxiety, or even manage pain for chronic illnesses. It can even help you to process past traumas by providing your mind with a safe place to process the events.
The question you need to ask is, is Hypnotherapy right for me, to help you in deciding Reflective Wellbeing offers a complimentary Discovery Session.
We have experience of working with clients whose lives have been impacted upon by trauma, domestic abuse and bereavement, along with anxiety, stress, depression, self worth…
We work within in the areas listed below, if what you are looking for help with is not listed here please feel free to contact us.
~ Bereavement ~ Trauma ~ Abuse ~ Dependency ~
~ Increasing Confidence ~ Anxiety ~ Stress ~ Depression ~~ Low self-esteem ~ Acceptance ~ Weight loss ~ Stop Smoking ~~ Pain Management ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ~ Fibromyalgia ~~ Children ~ Exam Nerves ~ Phobias and Fears ~
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we all experience at various times and in various depths throughout the day. The experience of hypnosis has been described in many ways but is often explained as a streamlined state of focused attention. Many people describe hypnosis as feeling similar to daydreaming, when they are neither fully alert, nor asleep. Everyone’s experiences and therefore descriptions of hypnosis will vary because all trance states feel different to different people. Hypnosis is usually associated with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation and this can be part of the therapy, however not all hypnosis nor Hypnotherapy involves relaxation in the traditional sense.
We will use a combination of hypnosis and talking therapy to bring about changes in the client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours at a deeper than conscious level; the subconscious level, where we automatically respond. The beliefs we all hold about ourselves (positive or negative) are stored within our subconscious mind, as are many of our behaviours, patterns and habits. These behaviours can be protective and useful, but where they are unhelpful, a client might want to work with a hypnotherapist because they want to change their deep-rooted, automatic responses and cannot access these alone.
During hypnosis insight can be gained through a new perspective and adjustments can be made to limiting beliefs that have influenced or directed the client’s life, sometimes resulting in radical change or gentle differences that increase positively over time.
We will ask what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to see or feel at the end of your sessions. We will explain what hypnotherapy is, how we work and what you can expect from the sessions. After the consultation the therapist will guide you into hypnosis using the method which they believe is most appropriate for you. After a session you may feel uplifted, lighter and most likely, very relaxed. As we will be working with your subconscious mind, change is often very subtle, so you may just notice a very positive shift in how you are feeling.