Phobias - If you've suffered from fear of something which leads to avoidance of it then you could benefit from a phobia treatment. The treatment is gentle and does not force you to face your fear until you are ready and we aim only for the goals you set. The average treatment takes between two and four sessions, although it can take longer, and has been known to work in a single session. We primarily use techniques based in the behavioural school of psychotherapy, we also employ techniques from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) in addition to traditional hypnotherapeutic methods.
Stop smoking - A two session treatment which can break the habit now and forever. A number of different techniques can be employed to suit the individual: Traditional Habit Breaking, Aversion, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and others. Whatever your motivation is, we have a technique that can help. As hypnosis works best with motivated people we suggest that you consider hard how ready you are to give up, what your reasons for giving up are and what you will do with all the extra time and money. If you have reservations about giving up you should discuss this further with us.
Weight Control - A long-term therapy, with two or three sessions in the first month to get you started and then ongoing support at intervals you see fit. We will teach you the skills to help you control your eating, to enjoy healthier foods and help find the time and motivation to exercise. As with all good weight control techniques we will not only want to give you the ability to attain your target weight, we also aim to give you the skills to maintain that weight.
Confidence, Self Esteem and Assertiveness - There are many ways in which hypnosis can help you to become more confident, assertive and gain a greater self-esteem. Through mental rehearsal of 'difficult' situations, ego boosting techniques and other methods, it is possible to change old behaviours and thought patterns to more positive one. Assertiveness is the art of getting what you want without causing offence or harm to others; it is the balance between passivity and aggression. Becoming more popular every year, assertiveness training has been used to help sales staff, trainers, customer service staff, nurses, the police and many others, as well as being valuable in everyday life.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) - A common enough problem these days which causes discomfort to many. The symptoms include stomach pains, irregular bowel discharge and can be very embarrassing for sufferers. Often this will be caused by psychological reasons and has been shown to respond very well to hypnosis. Please note that we will need to consult with your doctor so please have their details ready when calling. Two or three sessions for improvement is usual
Motivation - For whatever purpose: success at your business, success in all and any endeavours no matter how small or grand, we can help clarify goals and achieve them. We will discuss what you wish to achieve, the options for achieving goals and help to set those goals within hypnosis. We can also help you tackle any specific psychological problems which are getting in the way of your achievement. Everyone has great potential and we can help you achieve yours.
Performance Anxiety (exam stress, public speaking, driving test nerves etc.) - We all encounter situations which worry us: examinations, tests and public speaking, to name a few common examples. The stress we feel is a perfectly normal reaction to a situation, it is our body's way of preparing us for this situation. There is usually a release of adrenaline, which allows the body and brain to work more effectively. From time to time however these reactions are inappropriate to the situation or too strong, this is where hypnosis can help. Through the use of visualisations, suggestions and your own undiscovered inner resources, we can help you to use the stress energy to enhance your performance without it becoming a problem, keeping the good energy and losing the bad stress.