How does it work?
CHANGING THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND
At birth, we arrive into the world with our mind a blank canvas, onto which many thoughts, feelings and impulses are learnt, from the care-givers around us. In many cases these lessons are not helpful and once embedded can compromise our feelings and lifestyles, making each day a massive challenge for many people.
However, what has been learnt can be un-learnt. Using deep relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy helps us reverse unhelpful thinking styles and learn new beneficial patterns of behaviour.
HYPNOTHERAPY IS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN TREATING...
All types of phobia can hold you back in life and diminish your enjoyment of everyday activities. No matter what the phobia Hypnotherapy can lift it.
STRESS AND ANXIETY
Everyone feels stressed and anxious from time to time. We need a certain amount of stress to stop us from having accidents for instance! But when it starts to overwhelm and compromise your lifestyle, a few hypnotherapy sessions will be the first step to keeping those feeling in their place.
Obsessive compulsive disorder can be very successfully treated with hypnotherapy. Changing the way you react and think, and calming the mind, are much easier to do in a relaxed hypnotic state.
Addictions can easily creep up on you, and before you know it your day is ruled by these unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Hypnotherapy is very successful in training the mind to let go of addictive impulses.
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HOW LONG IS A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
When you contact me via email please tell me a little about what it is you would like help with. I can then ascertain how long the session allocation should be. All sessions are completely confidential.
Typically a session lasts for one hour for most people. In the first half an hour the client and I discuss what has brought them to see me. What changes in their lifestyle could be beneficial and how to start on the road to recovery. The second half of the session we will start the deep relaxation techniques and the hypnotic induction. During this the client will be able to enjoy relaxing deeply and being much more able to change their thinking style under my direction.
WILL I FALL ASLEEP?
A narrow focus of attention can be achieved without falling asleep, which is a relaxed focussed state of mind, and some people become so relaxed that they enter the REM (rapid eye movement) state and this is highly beneficial as it is the period of light sleep when we can lay down new patterns of thinking and interpreting the world. It provides the mechanism for updating existing ways of thinking. You will still be aware of my voice, but you will enter more of a trance like state. We naturally enter a trance like state every day, when for instance watching tv or reading, and our locus of attention is very narrowed blocking outside influences unwittingly when we focus.
Being guided into the REM state enables the client to facilitate changes to unhelpful thinking styles and form new helpful patterns of behaviour.
I USE THE 'HUMAN GIVENS' MODEL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND HYPNOTHERAPY,
The Human Givens model of Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, (to quote the Human Givens College) is summed up thus...
'At its core, is a highly empowering idea – that human beings, like all organic beings, come into this world with a set of human needs. If those needs are met appropriately, it is not possible to be mentally ill. Perhaps no more powerful a statement could ever be made about the human condition: If human beings' needs are met well enough, they won't get depressed; they cannot have acute anxieties and stress, they won't fall into the grip of addictions. It is just not possible.'
So with that premise in mind, during the sessions, we will work together to turn around any unhelpful learnt behaviour and de-traumatise any past events which prevent us from leading a full and active life.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Students at SOAS are offered the reduced rate of £10 for the first session of Hypnotherapy and then further sessions will be £25. Outside of the University you could expect to pay up from £60 to £130 an hour for Hypnotherapy, so it is excellent value for money! As previously mentioned, only 1-3 sessions are usually necessary to see real change, in some cases up to 6 sessions but rarely more than this.
My non-student rate is £55 for a one hour session.
We can discuss payment via email when a session is booked.
I am beginning Hypnotherapy sessions at SOAS from February 2019. Full instructions about where to meet on campus, will be emailed to you when you book a session.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Using the 'Human Givens' method of short therapy, most clients see an improvement after session 1, and typically 1 - 3 sessions will be enough to lift the problem. Very embedded issues may take up to 6 sessions to lift.
The sessions can be once a week or more frequently. We can discuss what is most convenient and beneficial for you when you have had your first session and take it from there.
I have had many jobs over the years, including Waitress, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Parent (hardest of them all) and now most recently, a Hypnotherapist.
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Solution Focussed Psychotherapy from Brighton University.
I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council of the UK. (GHR) and have full professional indemnity insurance.
I live and work in SW London near Clapham South tube (7 minutes walk). Parking nearby is free after 10.30am.
Please email me on the address below and include your phone number. I can happily call or email you to discuss how I can be of help.
At All in the Mind, your mental health and well-being is all important to me. I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with life’s challenges. It is wonderful to see Clients moving forward and letting go of so many unhelpful unconscious thoughts and habits, and seeing them develop and thrive in a just s few sessions of Hypnotherapy. Contact me today to see how I can support you.
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