Depression is a mental health condition that causes you to feel low for a prolonged period of time. Most people will go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just for a few days. It may leave you struggling to carry out day-to-day activities and lose interest in activities that you once found enjoyable. Depression will affect people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms, such as low mood, feelings of hopelessness, sleep problems and lack of energy.
Solution focused Hypnotherapy allows the subconscious mind to be retrained. It can correct those automatic thinking patterns that keep negative thoughts in place, allowing you to develop a more positive way of thinking.
Everyone will experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry or unease. It is a gradual process that can build up over time without us even realising it, until we reach a point where we feel we are not in control anymore and it becomes overwhelming. Anxiety and stress can manifest itself in many ways, with both physical and psychological symptoms. These include:
An impending feeling of doom
Stress and anxiety in the short term can help us overcome a challenge or dangerous situations, so it is not always bad. However, if stress and anxiety begin to interfere with your daily life it may present a more serious problem.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy offers a powerful approach to reduce anxiety and stress. During the sessions you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and it is when you are in this state that you develop the ability to control your anxiety. This will enable you to move forward feeling relaxed, calm and confident.
Sleep is something everybody needs, and it plays a vital role in our mental and physical health. At some point in our lives, we can all experience sleepless nights and this can happen due to many reasons. It is quite common to lose sleep over worries we may have in life or certain situations that make us feel anxious. You may find yourself waking up during the night and not being able to get back to sleep, or perhaps you have difficulty getting to sleep in the first place. Whatever the case may be, it can leave you feeling tired, unmotivated and affect concentration.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can access the subconscious to suggest positive changes. These suggestions can help correct your negative thought patterns so you can fall asleep easier and help you stay asleep during the night.
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Confidence is a state of mind. When we feel confident, we accept ourselves and believe in our abilities. When we do not feel confident, it can make us feel anxious, stressed, unfulfilled and ultimately, unhappy.
Many of us suffer with low self-confidence and it can be a result of many factors, such as low self-esteem or even a fear of how other people see us. Our past experiences can often influence how we feel about ourselves and how we react to everyday events. Your inner voice will undoubtedly be your biggest critic, causing you to feel bad about yourself, your thoughts or your actions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can improve your self-confidence and self-esteem by accessing your subconscious mind and using the power of suggestion to facilitate positive change, allowing you to start taking control of how you feel about yourself. The outcome will be an increase in self-worth, and this will help you become the confident, positive person you wish to be.
Fears & Phobias
A phobia is an irrational and persistent fear of an object, place or situation. You may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear and go to great lengths to avoid it. A phobia can hold you back from doing what you want to do and cause a lot of distress.
Fear of flying, spiders, heights, and needles are just some of the many phobias out there, but the good news is that with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy these can be relieved within 4 weekly sessions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can access the negative thoughts and feelings associated with the phobia source in your subconscious mind and help rearrange those thinking patterns, enabling you to respond calmly and positively to it in the future.
Most people will have tried fad diets at some point to try and lose weight. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, these fad diets are usually counter-productive and are only a short- term fix. In order to reach your ideal weight (this also includes gaining weight, as well as losing weight) and maintain it, we need to change how you think.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help change those negative thoughts about eating. It will target the subconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques to help you develop a positive relationship with food, get you feeling more confident about your body and help you gain or lose weight responsibility.
Being a successful sports person involves maintaining high levels of fitness. However, this is only part of being successful. Sports performance has as much to do with mental ability as it does physical ability, and the power of your mental state will have a positive effect on sports performance.
Hypnosis has been used in virtually every sport from golfing, boxing, swimming, sailing to cricket. It has helped golfers win The Open, boxers win world championships and sports people win Olympic medals.
Hypnotherapy will help to push those physical boundaries, improve mental strength, boost confidence, motivation and focus – key components for any serious sports person. So, whether you need help to overcome performance anxiety, improve self-confidence or to visualise that winning shot give Clare a call.
Stopping smoking is a big challenge for anyone to face and will often take more than just willpower alone. It is important you know why you want to quit and that you are making the decision for yourself. Trying to quit when you are not ready, or for reasons other than your own will most likely be unsuccessful. If you have made the decision and are committed, it’s more likely you’ll succeed.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for stopping smoking as it breaks the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking, helping you to live a healthier life.