There is no ‘one size fits all’ in therapy
The problems that people experience are just as unique as the people who experience them.
A variety of therapies can be used in online sessions
Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of mind in which you are aware of everything that you experience.
Although often mistaken as a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an altered state of awareness where the subconscious mind is very alert. We all experience hypnosis, usually several times a day. Examples you may be familiar with include daydreaming, travelling to work and not remembering the journey, or being deeply absorbed in a good book or film.
During hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes more receptive to suggestion and hypnotherapy uses this process to suggest new thought or behaviour patterns and responses. There are no specific feelings associated with being in hypnosis because everyone experiences it differently.
Hypnotherapy is often very helpful for addressing specific issues such as phobias, panic attacks, stopping smoking and losing weight. It involves working on a subconscious level and can be relatively rapid compared with other talking therapies, with many issues requiring between 3 to 6 sessions, depending on your situation. A variety of techniques can be used including:
Many of us know someone who has had therapy to help them cope with a situation which is causing emotional problems or upset.
Talking therapy sessions provide a time and space to discuss these issues with someone who is trained to listen without judging you, whilst offering support and enabling you to move forwards. Various types of talking therapy can be used including:
Talking therapy is often suited to situations where you may be experiencing difficulties in your life such as low self esteem, anxiety, relationship difficulties or bereavement. Working with and resolving issues can often be achieved in a fairly short course of sessions and some issues may require longer term therapy. Often improvements are seen in short term therapy (12 sessions or less) and sessions are typically weekly, especially in the early stages. A course of six sessions is often recommended in the first instance followed by a review.
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