There are numerous phobias, the most common being fear of flying or fear of public spaces. The intense fear we feel means we spend a lot of time aoviding certain things or situations and our world becomes smaller as we stop enjoying some of the things we used to.
Phobias usually develop as a result of a distressing or traumatic event, often in childhood.
Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective in helping people to overcome phobias through the use fo hypnosis to lower levesl of anxety (if levels of general anxiety are high this will need to be addressed first). The rewind and descentisation techniques. followed by a reframe of how you would like to experience the situaion, experienced in hypnosis can help you to regain control once again.
Confidence and Self-esteem
Life's difficulties and experiences can affect how we feel about ourselves and result in low confidence and self-esteem, which can have a massive impact on all areas of life.
Hypnotherapy can help to lower stress levels allowing you to be aware of your inner strengths, resources and abilities.
Solution focused techniques focus you on what you want to achieve and how you would like your life to be, empowering you to change the way you think about yourself and your capabilities. This helps to build your confidence and strengthen your self-belief, which can utimately improve the whole quality of your life!
When we are stressed or anxious we may experience problems with getting to sleep, our brains being ""too busy" to relax or it may be that we wake during the night feeling anxious and then cannot easily get back to sleep. Often a vicious circle develops, fuelled by a new worry ...........worry about not getting to sleep.
Hypnosis if often an effective treatment for insomnia, as it can help an individual to relax, both mentally and physically and this can help to break this cycle, encouraging a more effective sleep pattern to be restored. Hypnotherapy can also help to gain insights for the reasons for the sleepless night, and solution focused techniques can be very effective, helping the client to address any issues, resulting in a better nights rest.
Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition which affects the digestive system. It is unknown exactly what causes IBS. However it is thought that stress is a major contributing factor. Stress can trigger chemical changes that interfere with the normal workings of the digestive system. Any stressful situation (for example, family problems, work stress, examinations) may trigger symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Therefore, our state of mind can have a huge impact on our physical well-being. Hypnotherapy can help to reduce stress, which can help to stop triggering the symptoms of IBS. Hypnotherapy can also help to manage pain, promote positive thinking and coping strategies, all of which can help you to be back in control of your life again.
What is IBS and what are the symptoms?
In IBS, the function of the gut is upset, yet all parts of the gut look normal even when looked at under a microscope. IBS is aproblem with how the bowel works, otherwise there is nothing wrong with the bowel. IBS may not cause any harm to your body but it sometimes causes a lot of discomfort.
Symptoms of IBS, can include:-
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend that GP’s refer clients to psychological therapies, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT) if they do not respond to medication. There have been several research studies that have shown Hypnotherapy to have been successful in using Hypnotherapy to manage IBS: notably the studies by Dr. D. H. Vasant, Dr P. J. Whorwell and Dr. Palsson.
Menopause - How can you make this time more positive experience?
Are you menopausal? Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you struggling with difficulties sleeping, anxiety, low mood or other symptoms?
These sessions can help to:-
These session can help with menopausal symptoms, to enhance the quality of life and enable you to feel empowered!
How you think and feel can significantly change how you experience the Menopause.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you:-
During your sessions you will experience deeply relaxing hypnosis which has evidence to support its affectiveness in treating insomnia, reducing anxiety and improving menopause syptoms.
Hypnosis replicates the REM part of your sleep cycle and can also allow you to let go of limiting beliefs and focus on what is postive for you! This can lower anxiety, raise confidence and mood. Discover new ways to change the way you think and feel about yourself, plus mindfullness, meditation and other relaxation techniques to support your symptoms. Learning these simple techniques and implementing positive strategies can make a real difference!
These sessions can help mentally, physically and spiritually to enable you to relax, stop worrying and take control of the next rewarding phase of your life!
Relax for Pregnancy & Prepare for Birth
It is always a privilege to work with women during their pregnancies and help them prepare for the birth of their babies. I am very joyful to be involved in such an amazing and miraculous field of work.
Solution focused Hypnotherapy for pregnancy and preparation for childbirth uses a combination of hypnosis and positive visualization techniques and the use of special relaxation CD’s to use in-between sessions.
Hypnotherapy can help:-
· Encourage deep relaxation
· Lower anxiety and blood pressure
· Balance emotions and raise mood
· Aid deeper and more restful sleep
· Increase energy levels
Hypnosis, with the use of relaxation techniques and visual imagery can be extremely effective in lowering anxiety. Women practicing these skills may notice many benefits including shorter labour, less pain and increased feelings of calmness.
This process allows you to learn wonderful relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis. This powerful combination, together with the hypnobirthing tracks allows you to relax deeply, promoting the hormones that help you to follow your own intuition, tune into your body and choose the birth you want.
Hypnosis also allows you to let go of any fears or worries in a gentle and supported way. In addition, beautiful visualisations are used to focus on all the positives, enhancing the connection with your baby, whilst enabling you to be calm and in control.
If you would like to have some support and help at
this special time, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Our lives can be so busy at times that we just keep going to the detriment of our body and mind as we put our well-being a the bottom of our list of things to do!
These sessions allow you the space just for you and uses hypnosis which gently guides you into a deeply relaxed state. Stress can be lowered and a sense of calm and control is restored to our lives with a feeling of being revitalised, rejuvinated and clear headed.
Relaxation is an essential part of good health and with regular practice we can learn to mange our stress levels and feel the benefits long after our sessions have finished.
An effective and relaxing MP3 is also provided for use at home.
"It matters not how long we live but how" - Philip James Bailey
What are guided visualisations & hypnosis?
Guided visualisations are when you are you are guided into a relaxated state whilst listening and imaging relaxation scenes or images. Perhaps you will be in a beautiful garden, a relaxing beach, walking across lovely meadows or watching a waterfall in a woodland.
Hypnosis can be likened to a state of relaxed, focused awareness, which most people experience every day. This state is experienced when a person becomes deeply relaxed and highly focused, for example, when daydreaming. You will be guided into this relaxed state by listening to the sound of my voice and people describe hypnosis as being extremely pleasant and deeply relaxing, giving them a feeling of well-being.
Working in this way can help you to feel good and more empowered.
Relaxation sessions also include providing information on and teaching of simple but effective relaxation techniques, mindfullness, meditation and self-hypnosis to allow you to manage your stress levels at home. You will be given a hypnosis audio to use at home.
People I have worked with often report feeling:-
Having Slept better
More in control
Able to make good decisions
The Old School House, The Courtyard, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BP
The Old School House is located in the Parsons Pool and Bleke street corner of the Bell street Car Park (SP7 8AP). There is a pay and display car park for up to 2 hours. Alternatively you can park in the Tesco car park (SP7 8PF) for free for up to 3 hours
In Frome sessions are provided in Keyford and there is free parking provided.
I am providing sessions both face-to-face and online, which is proving to be just as effective as in person sessions. Working online allows you to access sessions from your own home and from anywhere, without the need to travel and cutting down on the time needed. Please see client testimonials to see how successful this way of working has proved to be!
Contact me now and take the first step towards positive change!
To book an initial onsultation or a relaxatoion session in Frome, in Somerset, in Shaftesbury in Dorset or online click here to email me or phone 0779 913 7378 to see how I can help and take a key step towards peace of mind and positive change .