Hypnosis is a normal and natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing but at one with deep concentration. Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic change.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing you to focus on the positive aspects of your life that encourages a shift in perspective. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis can help the parts that other approaches can’t reach!
It is called a ‘brief’ therapy because it works incredibly quickly; most people suffering from anxiety and/or depression disorders can expect to be back to their real selves again within 8-12 sessions. Treatments of simple fears and phobias take 3 sessions and smoking cessation is a single 2 hour session*.
Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is “done” to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
The initial consultation is free of charge and is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need.
Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you have made and we will be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
We will help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. We’ll then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.
What is Psychotherapy?
There are many different kinds of Psychotherapy, all of which aim to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties. Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’.
Solution Focused Psychotherapy is future oriented:
The type of Psychotherapy we practice at Old Town Hypnotherapy is ‘Solution Focused Therapy techniques’ and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. As the name suggests it focuses on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems of the past, so you will not be expected to relive distressing memories or talk in detail about embarrassing problems.
Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, the therapy can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems.
– acknowledge where you are currently
– identify where you want to be
– help you to make the necessary changes
Solution Focused Psychotherapy avoids problem talk:
The type of Psychotherapy we practice at Old Town Hypnotherapy does not involve analysing painful memories from the past. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened and help you get from where you are to where you want to be.
* Individual results may vary, please read our disclaimer carefully.