What is Hypnotherapy?
At The Watford & District Hypnotherapy Centre We offer private 1-2-1 therapy sessions and Due to level of demand we have Extended opening hours for 2017 we now offer appointments Monday to Friday between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm as well as Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 16:00.
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various issues, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assessment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
Here Is How We Can Help.
Hypnosis can be very effective in dealing with negative thoughts and ideas, distressing feelings, anxiety and stress, (and related conditions such as insomnia, and panic attacks). It is also highly suitable for treating fears, phobias and long-term habits such as smoking and weight problems. It is equally as effective in enhancing and improving areas such as confidence building, public speaking and sports performance.
A great way to think of hypnosis is as a state of deep relaxation and focus. During Hypnosis the conscious mind becomes detached from every day worries, the critical faculty is switched down and the subconscious part of the mind is more open to suggestion. In this deeply relaxed state which is known as ‘Trance’, the Hypnotherapist can effect changes in long standing thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
What Issues Can Hypnotherapy & Our Other Treatments Help With?
Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Rapid Cognitive Processing (RCP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can work extremely well with the following issues. At a one to one session we can discuss your presenting issue in total confidence with you and then chose the most relevant treatment plan.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
To answer that question we first have to think about the human mind. It is generally accepted that the human mind is made up of two sections. For simplicity we can think of it as the conscious mind and subconscious mind.
THE CONSCIOUS MIND
This is the section that helps with our daily decision-making processes. It is proactive, realistic, logical and intelligent. It applies rational thought to enable us to use our experiences to work out how to deal with new situations. However, it is easily overloaded. Essentially, the conscious mind learns how to do things and once learned, then passes it on to the subconscious mind.
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
This, the biggest section of our mind (every thing that is not the conscious mind) it is hidden from our everyday awareness. The subconscious operates on automatic pilot. It is involved with our emotions, imagination and memories as well as with our autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls all the workings of our body – the beating of our heart, the respiratory system, digestion, the release of our hormones – in fact everything that our bodies do in order to function – none of which is under our conscious control. It is easy to understand therefore, why the mind affects the body and the body affects the mind. In reality, the mind and body are indivisible.
The subconscious mind is powerful and can deal with many complex instructions at any one time but is not ‘intelligent’. Behaviours and body reactions that are outside our conscious control come from the subconscious. The subconscious mind always has a reason for what it does but the reason may not be easily understood by us and may be outdated or no longer useful to us.
Hypnotherapy enables us to talk directly to the subconscious, persuading it and enabling it to change preconditioned unhelpful or limiting ways of reacting.
NLP stands for ‘Neuro Linguistic Programming’,‘Neuro’ refers to the mind and how it works, ‘Linguistic’ refers to the language used the way people express themselves and communicate their experience to others, and ‘Programming’ refers to the effect that language has on the mind and on behaviour. In other words it is what is known as ‘Response to Suggestion.’
NLP is based on your day to day behaviour and its main aim is to help people understand and get better at what they do, whether it is in a personal or professional capacity the list is endless as is the variety of definitions and applications for NLP. ‘Excellence in performance’ is one of the goals of NLP and requires the development of an understanding, skills and the corresponding physical and mental states associated to allow you and enable you to achieve..
These physical and mental states can be summarised as follows;
• Motivation and an understanding of motivational direction.
• Learning, through studying toughs who can… (Modelling)
• Maintaining good health and fitness
• Communication(Miton and Meta Models)
• Negotiating wit self and others
• Public speaking, and self awareness.
• Change and change management
What is RCP?
Rapid Cognitive Processing is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centred therapies.
RCP is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviours and mental health.
During treatment various procedures and protocols are used to address the entire clinical picture. One of the procedural elements is “dual stimulation” using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. During the reprocessing phases the client attends momentarily to past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously focusing on a set of external stimulus. During that time, clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories, or new associations. The clinician assists the client to focus on appropriate material before initiation of each subsequent set.
What happens at a consultation?
At the first consultation, we will discuss the reason you have decided to seek our help, together with a relevant medical history, and you will be given a full explanation of what to expect from the initial hypnotherapy session and any subsequent follow up sessions. As Professional Hypnotherapists we give a completely confidential service.
During hypnosis you will be aware of everything that is happening and afterwards will usually be able to remember everything that was said After the treatment you will be brought back to your normal conscious state at which time you will feel fully refreshed and invigorated.
Some common descriptions of how you feel under hypnosis include:
• Very relaxed
Normally the following physical symptoms are noted:
• Slowed breathing
• Lower blood pressure
• Slower heart rate
• Increased / changed circulation
• Less muscular tension
We offer private therapy sessions Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 20:00 and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 13:00
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various issues, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assesment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
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