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About Hypnotherapy & NLP

What is hypnosis & clinical hypnotherapy?

Contrary to popular belief (thanks to Hollywood movies), hypnosis will not put you in an uncontrollable trance and make you do things against your will.  Instead hypnosis is a naturally occurring relaxed state, similar to the experience of daydreaming.  The clinical form of hypnosis is  called hypnotherapy, hypnosis is also recognised by the British Medical Association.  

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand creative side is made more alert.  You will be aware of your surroundings, able to open your eyes and speak or move if you want to. You will remain in control - nobody can hypnotise you against your will or ‘make you’ do anything. 

In this deeply relaxed state the hypnotherapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the client, the seeds of which can become firmly planted. Progress is made by gradually re-programming the subconscious / unconscious landscape of the mind so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are challenged, abolished, dissolved, altered or even re-routed to something healthier.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Hypnotherapy is widely utilised as a treatment for habit breaking, stress-related issues and for a longer term conditions.  Hypnotherapy is also becoming more respected within the medical profession since a recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Hypnosis is being considered more and more by people as an alternative to conventional medicine, it is incredibly effective when used in tandem with traditional medical treatment or when used independently. ­  To see examples of how hypnotherapy can help with specific issues please visit the pages under the treatment section of the website.

How effective is hypnotherapy?*

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38% success rate after 600 sessions

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Behavior Therapy

72% success rate after 22 sessions

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93% success rate after 6 sessions

* American Health Magazine and Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)

What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP, is a connection between your brain (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming).  When all three elements are enhanced through tools and techniques, this allows for rapid and mind altering change to meet a specific goal. One of the main benefits to NLP is that it changes the way we use our brains and allows us to understand why we might have a particular phobia to spiders, for example.  We can't remove all the spiders in the world, but we can  change a person's perception of the spider. NLP has an amazing track record for instilling fast and efficient change in a person and gives them the tools to live their life how they want to live.

Are there are news articles about Hypnotherapy?

You can find some news articles below which highlight how Hypnotherapy can help to treat common every day problems,

Wall Street Journal -  A Surprise Medical Solution: Hypnosis - May 7th 2018

Women's Health Magazine - Everything You Need To Know About Using Hypnosis For Weight Loss - May 10th 2018

Daily Express - Hypnosis could be the key to curb your drinking habit - Feb 5th 2018

Mail Online - Finally! Hypnotherapy is helping to beat my chronic insomnia - April 9th 2018

Mail Online - Britain's fussiest eater who was hooked on diet of sausage rolls for 15 years is cured by hypnotherapist - May 21st 2018

Daily Mail - 'I'd hardly slept for 18 months': How two hours of hypnosis ended my insomnia nightmare - Nov 20th 2009

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