I can help you if you are having difficulty coping with life - Hypnotherapy is very effective for people suffering with conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Weight Problems, Phobias, OCD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Sleeplessness, Lack of Motivation, Quitting Smoking, Addictions, Lack of Confidence, Fear of Public Speaking, and more.
Many people experience Anxiety, and at different levels, ranging from the fear of a single upcoming event such as an exam, to an overriding sense of fearfulness about life in general, and in extreme circumstances, panic attacks. This kind of anxiety is damaging to health and makes everyday life a struggle. It is characterised as a general feeling of unease, and if it continues for long periods it will affect how you cope with life, work and your relationships, and it can cause a breakdown of health. Headaches, raised blood pressure and digestive problems can be caused by anxiety.
Anxiety is at the root of many health problems, both physical and emotional.
Hypnotherapy helps reduce anxiety as it will encourage you to start thinking more positively about life, and focusing on the future, and what you want to achieve. When you reduce your anxiety you will find you sleep better, you will have more energy, and you are able to cope calmly and confidently with what life offers you. You will find that the physical symptoms will disappear and you will feel relaxed.
People experience Stress when they have difficulty coping with long term pressures, maybe through work, family problems, or life changes. It is now a very common cause of absence from work, and if untreated can lead to mental and physical illness.
Hypnotherapy helps to deal with stress by the way our solution focused techniques work. I can help you to change the way you react to the challenges and pressures of life. They are always there, but you can change the way you think about them, and what you believe about them and yourself. Thinking about your future more positively will help your sub-conscious mind to help you, and then you will feel calmer, and more in control of your life.
Weight Management and loss of control over eating is a problem for many people.
I expect you know what you have to do to keep your weight constant and at the right level, but it may be difficult for you to keep control over your eating, especially at particular times of the day, or when you feel stressed.
Hypnotherapy will help you to work out exactly what the reasons for your eating problems are and to find solutions to help you get your eating patterns under control in a way that works for you.
It may be that you don't have time to plan meals ahead, and make sure the right foods are in the cupboard. Perhaps you have developed bad eating habits such as snacking in between meals, or finishing up the leftovers at the end of meals. An underlying cause could be low self-esteem, or anxiety.
Whatever the reasons, they can create really unhelpful habits that hypnotherapy can help you to change.
If you are ready to make those changes, and decide to adopt different eating patterns, you will be able to - you just have to have the motivation. We will talk together and discover what it is you want to achieve, and how you can get there, and then the trance work will support you as you move forward, thinking positively about your future.
You will find that your eating can become healthier and you will feel better. You won't need to go on diets, you will lose unhelpful cravings, you will enjoy your food and will have control over what you eat and when you eat.
Lack of Motivation is another common problem for people, and this can affect different areas of their lives. It prevents us from making, and achieving goals, whether in our work, a sport, weight loss, or starting a new venture. Sometimes the goals we try to formulate just seem impossibly big, and we don't have the energy to begin to work towards them, we feel overwhelmed, and maybe this results in a feeling of failure before we have begun. Perhaps self-esteem issues get in the way, and a negative cycle can evolve.
As you now know, solution focused techniques involve talking, looking at the things you would like to achieve, what the benefits are for you if you do achieve them, and what small steps you can take to start working towards them. Moving forward gradually, deciding on those small steps in a realistic way for you can help you regain your motivation and enthusiasm. Over the course of treatment the trance work will reinforce your plans and achievements, and you will feel stronger and more in control.
Many people report suffering from Insomnia, it affects most people at some time. Poor sleeping patterns lead to exhaustion, lack of concentration, mood swings, and an inability to cope with life. It is usual for sleeplessness to be caused by anxiety. Our brain processes our anxiety at night in our REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. REM also works to help us produce helpful chemicals such as Serotonin and it is also the time we dream. So we need a good nights sleep for these things to happen. However if we are too anxious, we will wake up, and the brain is unable to do it's job.
We will need to find out what is causing the anxiety that keeps us awake, and in hypnotherapy we do that by talking about the underlying reasons for anxiety, and decide what changes need to be made to reduce the anxiety. We focus on the importance of positive thinking and action, in order to promote feelings of confidence and control in life. By visualising yourself feeling, and being, confident and successful, you can create a new outlook on life. You will be encouraged to engage in activities that you enjoy, make you laugh, that are sociable, so that you produce serotonin which is essential for us to be relaxed and happy. By focusing on the things you are good at, and the achievements you have made, you will gain in confidence, feel more positive and probably sleep well!
If you are suffering from something not mentioned on this page, let's talk - Hypnotherapy will probably help!