Most people will suffer from anxiety at some stage in their life. The NHS describes anxiety as, “a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe”.
But how does this feeling of unease affect us? Well it can have both mental and physical effects. Mentally it can make a person feel nervous, restless or on edge, other people can have a sense of impending danger or doom. Some of the physical effects of anxiety are increased heart rate, chest pain, panic attacks and insomnia. Anxiety’s impact on a person can build gradually, becoming severe to a point that it can stop a person doing even the simplest of tasks.
The two main treatments for anxiety are medication and psychotherapy. In more recent times, doctors and GPs are pushing more towards the latter with talking therapies the preferred method used. Hypnotherapy is one of these talking therapies.
So how does solution focused hypnotherapy help with anxiety? Solution focused hypnotherapy combines talking therapy with trance. We don’t visit the past or focus on the problem. Instead, we will focus on the positive aspects of your life. During sessions you will learn how to control the anxiety and feel comfortable in everyday situations. Over the sessions you will develop a new positive mindset, giving you the skills to find your own solutions to cope in future challenging situations.
A lack of confidence and low self-esteem can affect aspects of our lives such as, work, relationships, socialising and sporting & workplace performance. Hypnotherapy accesses the subconscious mind and can replace negative thoughts, beliefs and behaviours with positive alternatives resulting in an increase in confidence and self-belief.
The NHS website describes insomnia as, “regularly have problems sleeping…find it hard to go to sleep…wake up several times during the night…lie awake at night…wake up early and cannot go back to sleep”.
Sleep is essential to allow our body and mind to recharge leaving us refreshed and alert. Good quality sleep helps keep us healthy.
If you do have difficulty sleeping you will know, lack of quality sleep can have a detrimental effect on our day to day lives. Just some of the problems associated with insomnia are:
- Risk of heart disease
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Weakened immunity
- Mood changes
Solution focused hypnotherapy can bring about change that encourages relaxation just prior to sleep. This helps to reduce stress, which in turn helps you get to sleep easier at night and to stay asleep throughout the night.
A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Phobias can be split into 2 categories, specific and complex.
Specific is where someone reacts negatively when they encounter something that causes fear; spiders, needles, flying, the dentist to name but a few. This fear prevents them from doing things that they would normally do in everyday life. These specific phobias can be treated in just 4 sessions.
More complex phobias including emetophobia, social phobia and claustrophobia take a bit longer. This would be assessed with you during the initial consultation to determine the best option forward for you.
We can all agree that smoking is one habit that is extremely unhealthy. Each year 78,000 people die from smoking in the UK with many more living with smoking related illnesses. So why not break free from this unhealthy, detrimental habit.
Solution focused hypnotherapy is a great way to quit smoking. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most effective method to quit smoking as per a study conducted by Iowa University. This study involved 72,000 people and looked at the many different ways to quit with hypnotherapy proving to be the most successful.
A single session between 90 – 120 minutes is all that is needed to quit. One important thing to note is that hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything you don’t want to, so it is vital that you really want to stop.
Imagine how you would feel smoke free?
Hypnotherapy can help you be the best that you can be. It improves mental strength and boosts confidence, motivation and focus – everything that you need to perform to the best of your ability on the pitch, in the ring or wherever your passion takes you.
Hypnotherapy has been used by many elite athletes throughout sports, including golf, boxing, football, swimming plus many more. Countries have used hypnotherapy with their entire squad of Olympians to improve medal count.
You often hear the phrase “get your head in the game”. Although athletes maybe in the best physical condition possible, this is only half of the battle; they need to be mentally strong as well with confidence, motivation and a focused attitude are just as important. Professional or amateur, going into the game with a winning mentality puts you ahead of your opponent.
If you need that winning mentality, get in touch.
There is no quick fix to weight management. Fancy diets only work on a short-term basis. Whether you are looking to lose weight or even gain weight, you need to change your relationship with food. If you want to reach your ideal weight and stay there then you need to change the way you think about food.
Being overweight has a damaging effect on our health. Obesity and excess weight are the cause of many major health issues in the western world.
Within these sessions you will learn how your brain works in relation to food. The links between hormones and neurotransmitters and why and what we eat.
Hypnotherapy helps us control and change the bad habits that we have with food. It also changes how we think so that we can develop new positive habits which encourages us to have a healthier lifestyle and changing our perception of those things that encourage weight loss.