Hypnosis In Watford
What Is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy and how exactly can it help me?
You may have found this page when searching for Hypnosis in Watford, Hypnotherapy in Hertfordshire or a similar search term, I thought I would take a line or two to look at the process we use and hopefully answer any questions you may have when considering booking our services.
“Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy…….by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self healing.”
The Health Education Authority
Hypnosis is the single most powerful psycho-therapeutic tool for breaking the negative trance states of Depression and Anxiety. It can help with Stress, Smoking, Weight Loss, Phobias, Confidence, Pain Control, and Childbirth.
Hypnosis is a natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing but at one with deep concentration. We will not lose awareness or control, in fact our awareness is heightened.
Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic change.
There are three types of therapies:
Suggestion Therapy is a traditional treatment used to help with problems such as smoking, pre-test nerves, nail biting, pain etc. It makes use of the mind’s heighten awareness and suggestibility to beneficial suggestions in order to make changes. This type of therapy generally requires one or two sessions.
Brief or solution focused therapy: This involves the use of modern methods which help a large range of symptoms. This therapy is concerned with helping people achieve what they want to achieve in life. In solution oriented hypnosis we are It is particularly helpful with confidence and self-esteem problems, and change can often be achieved rapidly. Solution Based Therapy is now recognised as one of the most successful interventions (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety disorders (including) panic attacks , agoraphobia etc concerned with awakening abilities that appear beyond the persons deliberate control.
Analytical therapy: this is used, combined with brief therapy techniques, when it is felt to be appropriate to deal with problems originating in the past.
It can be summarised briefly as the doctrine of cause and effect Hypno-Analysis aims to reveal this cause and then by dealing with it in many possible ways to remove the harmful effects.
The use of CD’s is an integral part of the therapy. This continues to focus the mind and provides solutions between sessions.
It is advisable, except where Anti-smoking therapy, straight forward suggestion therapy or minor phobia therapy is involved, to have a Free Consultation to discuss the problem. This will help to determine the method of treatment.
The treatment is tailored to your preferences, your personality and your needs. Each session costs £55.The length of treatment might range from three sessions for minor phobias to perhaps 10,hour-long sessions for some one who is clinically depressed.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.
What to expect:
Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is “done” to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
The initial consultation is free of charge and is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need.
Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you have made and I’ll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
I’ll help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. I’ll then guide you into a relaxed state of Hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.What is Hypnosis like?
Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives.
Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being Hypnotised.
During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.
What Hypnosis is:
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.
Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels – it’s not unlike daydreaming – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.
What Hypnosis isn’t:
Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind – no one can Hypnotise you against your will.
Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to – your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.
5 Hypnosis Myths Exploded
OVER the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition. This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change. Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn’t use you. Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis myths.
Hypnosis Myth 1) All hypnosis is the same
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type “You are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident”. Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn’t work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.
It’s like the difference between a football coach who thinks you’ll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his people, he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.
Hypnosis Downloads.com offers hundreds of sessions using the best type of hypnosis.
Hypnosis Myth 2) Subliminals work
Subliminals are words that you can’t hear. Common sense says they shouldn’t work, and there’s no research proving that they do.
Hypnosis Myth 3) Some people can’t be hypnotized
The only reason you can’t be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That’s not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.
Hypnosis Myth 4) Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you
If you couldn’t go into hypnosis, you wouldn’t be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through ‘negative self hypnosis’. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that’s self hypnosis!)
Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. We’re not giving people medication here – if it wasn’t a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn’t work!
Hypnosis Myth 5) You lose control in hypnosis
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.
If you have been scared of hypnosis in the past, this article has hopefully convinced you to at least give it a try. But remember, ensure what you’re getting is the real thing.
Our Hypnotherapy treatments can give assistance from our Watford based therapy centre in stopping Smoking, Weight control, Anxiety issues, stress management and much much more besides…..you can read more about us on this sites About Us page.
We offer private 1-2-1 therapy sessions and Due to level of demand we have Extended opening hours, we now offer appointments Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm as well as Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm.