What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy recognises that every person is unique - the care and attention given is therefore specific to each individual client.
It uses practical, structured, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. It is a type of ‘talking therapy’ that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. It also includes an understanding of how the brain works, which really helps make sense of why sometimes, aspects of life can feel out of control.
It is different to other therapies because it looks at what you want to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever has prompted you to seek help (the problem). The focus on the solution means the client does not have to ‘relive’ their past problems/challenges. Success comes from the help given to each client to formulate plans and best hopes for how they want to move forward in their lives in the future.
One of the great advantages of this therapy is the use of trance. We use trance to access the subconscious mind to reflect on positive ideas that may be of benefit to the client.
What is Hypnosis/Trance?
Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a very natural, relaxing state, encouraged by using guided relaxation, where the mind can relax and then focus on thoughts and suggestions that might be useful. We go into trance many times a day – when we are driving, watching television, reading a book – we do it all the time.
Many people are curious about it, but a bit apprehensive because of what they have seen on television or stage shows. Yes, the stage shows are real, but they are for entertainment purposes only. Barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken is part of the show, you will be pleased to know this is not what you will experience in our hypnosis sessions.
Hypnosis is safe, effective and works very quickly compared to other types of therapy. But it’s important to be aware that, although highly successful, there is no magic wand, and, in most cases, results will not happen overnight. Remember, it takes 21 days to create a new habit – so regular and continuous sessions are needed to achieve the best results.
Hypnosis is a willing state – you cannot be hypnotised against your will. You are still in control. It is a heightened learning state where the body is deeply relaxed, and the mind is alert. It is when the two minds – our conscious and our subconscious minds come together and focus on the same thing. When we are in that state, we have access to the subconscious mind. Using relaxation techniques, imagery and the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy is a fantastic approach to reflect on different ideas or solutions that may be of benefit to us.
Does Hypnotherapy Work?
There are no guarantees to how each individual will progress, however in my experience I have found that those who are committed and motivated, go on to achieve huge success. It is important to remember that you are the key to your success and being motivated and committed from start to finish is going to allow you to get the best out of your sessions.
During our one-to-one sessions, we look in depth at your unwanted behaviour and look to replace them with more desired behaviour patterns, as well as looking at building confidence at the same time.