How can Hypnotherapy help?
Insomnia: - you've tried every herbal method (baths, teas, and exercise) but nothing is helping. You're desperate to get some rest.
Since hypnotherapy works with the unconscious part of the mind and sleep is such an unconscious process, this method works really well. The main cause of insomnia is anxiety. Our bodies can go into a heightened state as our minds sense danger or a threat. We are usually kept awake by extra adrenaline going through our nervous systems, keeping our minds active and alert. This could be triggered by stress, trauma or childhood events.
In hypnotherapy, we work through fears so your mind can think logically and you can get the sleep you need. When you feel calmer and more relaxed in general, it’s easier to doze off at night. We also look at any particular beliefs or frustrations around sleep, allowing you to let go of negative thought processes, so you feel safe and secure enough to doze off.
Maybe you have recently been promoted to your dream job, but part of that includes pitching to clients. You're experiencing severe anxiety, and maybe also issues with your digestive system. How can you overcome this fear of public speaking?
The biggest and most common cause of anxiety is the belief that we aren’t good enough.
We can learn this fear of rejection as a child and it can stay with us through our adult life. We can learn that it’s not safe to be around others and the fear of failing can be very debilitating. The critical inner voice takes over and even though logically there is no immediate threat, your mind is predicting danger.
Lots of us are turn to food when we are feeling stressed, or unhappy or tired.
Firstly, identifying the underlying feeling that is causing you to eat on the way home from work and ask yourself what is the cause of that feeling. Maybe you don't like your job or a colleague is making you feel inadequate, an angry boss making you feel frustrated, or unstimulating work that’s not satisfying. Food may just be distracting you from the real issue.
Hypnotherapy is an extremely relaxing and non invasive therapy for all of these issues and more.
Hypnotherapy in the News...
Hypnotherapy is hitting the news more and more often these days. It’s gained acceptance from NICE and the NHS for conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), hypnobirthing, and the management of cancer symptoms, and it’s becoming more widely used by a wide cross section of society for all kinds of different reasons.
Hypnotherapy pops up in pop culture as well. It is often mentioned on reality TV shows like the Real Housewives of Cheshire (RHOC) and The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE).
TOWIE stars are often seen heading for hypnotherapy after they face a life challenge.
Gemma Collins , Yazmin Oukhellou, Sam Fairs and Amu Childs have all had sessions of hypnotherapy, often documented on the TV show.
Tanya Bardsley from RHOC underwent a series of hypnotherapy sessions before the birth of her fourth child and credits it for helping the baby turn, as she was presenting in breech position close to her due date.
Leanne Brown, another star of the RHOC – a show which is famous for its feuds and arguments, says that she underwent hypnotherapy alongside other practices like meditation while she was struggling with her mental health while she was on the show.
In 2018 Ferne McCann appeared on television during a session of hypnotherapy to help her with her stress and anxiety. She was already a convert to hypnotherapy, having used it while pregnant. The sessions left her feeling like she was fully able to enjoy being a mum and take her daughter out in public, free from the inner self-talk which had been holding her back.
Read about how Susan Calman overcame her fear of flying with hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy has no negative side effects, it won’t interact with your current medications and it’s an incredibly safe and effective tool to help support people to make changes in their lives. The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) says that ‘Hypnotherapy can have many beneficial effects with a very wide range of issues from a simple phobia to complex trauma’.
Clients often report beneficial changes in other areas of their life in addition to the concern for which they originally sought help for, these may benefits can include (amongst others), improved sleep, the ability to relax and a general sense of wellbeing, the ease to be present and enjoy life less distracted by intrusive thoughts. There are a whole host of additional changes possible with Hypnotherapy, as client’s issues can block to ability to be calm, centered and carefree, once the primary issue is addressed the block can naturally and easily dissipate.
All you have to do is close your eyes and set yourself free...