North Dorset based.
Online appointments also possible.
"Change will lead to insight, far more than insight will lead to change"
- Milton H. Erickson
What is Hypnotherapy?
It is a form of healing and therapy that allows you to heal patterns of behaviour that have been formed in your mind that stand in the way of yourself!
The mind is very powerful, and the subconscious, similar to a computer, controls us with commands that effect our behaviour, perception & emotions. These commands, reactions and beliefs come from conditioning and from experiences that we have based a belief in from the way we have perceived it or by the way we were conditioned and led to see it. Our subconscious is similar to a recording machine that records every thought, emotion and physical experiences, and subsequently plays us back all those experiences, emotions and physical experiences in the form of memories or reactions, as you can imagine therefore, the result of this can sometimes be likened to a corrupted file on a computer.
Our conditioning and belief systems can stand in the way of our health, happiness, goals and potential in the same way that our corrupted files in our subconscious can, but like a computer can be re-programmed with hypnotherapy initiating this for us. Therefore, it can be used for just about anything you can think of! however, you have to want it to change! So it is not recommended, for instance, that you come to give up smoking because your partner wants you to!
You will be brought to a beautifully relaxed state of mind, similar to that which you are in when just waking, or just drifting off to sleep, we go into these states quite naturally at various points throughout the day, you know those times when you realise you are staring into space thinking of nothing in particular? ... you will be conscious and in full control, no one can "make' someone do anything whilst in this relaxed state of mind, it is a myth brought about by the stage acts. When you are deeply relaxed your subconscious mind becomes alert and open to suggestions, allowing the mind to be re-programmed with positive suggestions. You will sit in a relaxing comfortable recliner chair, covered with a blanket if you wish and music can be played, the choice is yours.
How many sessions to I need?
It depends on many factors, for instance, what you are coming for. It can often be just one session, but it really depends on so many factors. My aim is always to assist you in the quickest time possible, however, in some instances it may require more than one session depending on what it is for. Often new realisations will arise after having your first session, which means we are closer to resolving your issue, and of course nothing is wasted as every session is helping you on your way to that positive change that you have come about and want.
What do you cover?
There is not much that can't be helped with hypnotherapy, if something is an issue that you are finding difficult to change then hypnotherapy can help with it. Past Life Regression can also help with some issues and sometimes the issue can go back further than this lifetime. see Dorset Past Life Regression
There are of course the obvious popular issues that most people immediately think of like:-
Weight loss, Gastric Band operation, SmokingCessation, and Phobias, but hypnotherapy be used to combat all sorts of issues :-
Of all kinds! many addictions include gambling, alcohol, shopping, eating chocolate, gaming, internet, online spending, sex, drugs and I'm sure there are many more variations.
Anxiety & Depression
As well as Anxiety and depression there are many various other anxiety related disorders that can benefit from hypnotherapy : panic attacks, self-confidence, self esteem, grief, OCD and PTSD, are Just some! And furthermore, there are variations on all these themes.
Everyone is individual and unique in their own right, therefore, my approach is always to treat YOU and not just the 'disorder!' This is why the consultation is so important. If you have Anxiety, Stress and low mood, you may find my
'Anxiety Tool Kit' helpful. It is a hypnotherapy audio mp3 for releasing stress and anxiety with added bonuses on how you can manage your anxiety. Just click on the link above.
There are many health issues that can be helped by hypnotherapy. Ultimately relaxation is always going to help a health issue and many health issues have their roots, often in stress.
Hypnotherapy can be really good with helping to control pain, and even helping with boosting your immune system. Many cancer patients find it helps when undergoing chemotherapy, and in addition supports them with coping and coming to terms with their prognosis.
My approach to hypnotherapy is a holistic one, as you will notice from my views and the other modalities that I work with, I believe very strongly that we are able to heal ourselves because we are actually capable of controlling every cell in our body, it all goes much deeper than this as to the explanations as to why healing ourselves is absolutely possible, and at some point I will write a blog on here about it. For now I will just say that healing and releasing on a cellular level is common practice with many hypnotherapists and can be very successful at helping with health problems.
One of the ways I like to go about this is to combine Tuning Fork Therapy with hypnotherapy, as the vibration of the sound working on the cells and energy being combined is a great combination! see
Performance & Goals
Yes hypnotherapy even helps with this! Many famous stars and Athletes and have used it to enhance their performance, help them reach their goal and combat nerves. Some of them are:-
Tiger Woods, golfer to improve performance and block out distractions, David Beckham, Frank Bruno, Princess Diana used hypnotherapy to help her with confidence for public speaking, Sir Winston Churchill to cope with stress, Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb used it to overcome creative problems, John Travolta to enhance confidence and acting skills, Albert Einstein used to have regular hypnotherapy sessions to relax and develop his ideas and some say he created 'The Theory Of Relativity' during one of these sessions, Sylvester Stallone actually worked with a famous hypnotherapist Gil Boyne when he filmed Rocky and also used hypnotherapy to overcome over 900 rejections from producers for his movie script Rocky, he then became an overnight success.
Fees and appointments
1-1 in person or over the internet providing you have a fast good connection. (please note gastric band cannot be done over internet)
I will speak to you for a consultation of approx 20-30 mins first, which is free and can be done by phone or online. You can book your consultation and also appointment via the booking system where your card details will be taken and charged once your appointment has ended, this protects me from no shows and last min cancellations where a small fee is charged if cancelling within 48 hrs of appointment or not showing up, OR, if you prefer to call to book and pay by BACS then you can also do this.
£60 a session
£150 Smoking Cessation
Holistic life Coaching £45 see here
I gained my Full Diploma's, including Gastric Band, Smoking Cessation & Past Life Regression with 'The Somerset School Of Hypnotherapy' of which I am also a proud member.