What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – a combination of Neuroscience, Talking Therapy and Hypnosis

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern talking therapy utilising the most up to date neuroscience.  It uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. I look at what my clients want to achieve rather than the problems that prompt them to seek change.

I use a variety of different techniques that have been proven time and time again to be highly effective in bringing about positive and sustained change. Above all I endeavour to make this process relaxed and do not spend time going over painful past memories, focusing instead on the present and the future. I do of course use the immensely powerful and completely natural state of hypnosis to help bring about these positive changes.

Hypnotherapy works by directly accessing the subconscious mind creating a state of relaxation where the conscious mind becomes less active and when this occurs the subconscious mind becomes open and receptive to positive suggestion and reinforcement.  Brain waves change during this process, so we become more focused, relaxed and able to make decisions easier.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy describes hypnosis as:

Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is really a natural state of mind and is an import part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route or watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.

People who are in a hypnotic state are known to slow down their brain waves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, sometimes in a deep trance this could also be a theta state. This is not dissimilar to the level of brain activity experienced during meditation.

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