There are several therapies available:
Suggestion Therapy, Psychotherapy (with or without Hypnosis), Applied Psychology, and Rapid Release Therapy
The choice of therapies is based upon several factors, most notably; the type of problem or symptom presented, the needs and goals of the client and the therapy best suited to the personality of the client.
This is the most common therapy used within the hypnotherapy industry. Suggestions for changes in behaviour, habits and perception are made whilst in hypnosis and, because the subconscious mind is constantly seeking to help us improve our lives, positive suggestions are literally “soaked up” and put into practice.
This therapy works superbly well for habits (i.e. smoking and nail-biting) but will not remove significant levels of underlying anxiety so is not suitable for permanent removal of deep-seated problems such as phobias, depression and panic attacks.
It can however be used for one-off situations which will not arise frequently, for example fear of flying, or when time limitations apply.
It’s also a very effective technique used with sports people, enabling them to tap into their peak potential and to help business people feel ‘more motivated’ to close that sale!
Our personality is, to a large extent, moulded during our childhood, based upon our environment, our relationships and events arising during that time.
For some people one aspect of their lives or one single event may have a profound affect upon their personality and this can produce fears, phobias or habits which will significantly impact upon their adult lives.
Psychotherapy can be used with adults (over the age of 20 years) in order to seek the root cause of their problem/symptom. Once the cause has been established, the problem/symptom will disappear.
In this therapy, hypnosis can be used to speed up the relaxation process, before starting the session, but will not affect the outcome of the session.
Designed to show that what we think affects what we feel and so, what we do; this is not really a therapy, more a training course.
Sue can show you how small changes in the way you think, managed over a few weeks, can help you to avoid negative emotions and because of this, symptoms reduce and eventually stop altogether.
A very practical programme with one-to-one sessions. This works for everything from lack of confidence to panic attacks, depression and phobias.
The advantage of this programme is that we don’t go looking through your past (many clients have already been there and done that through counselling) but concentrate on living in the here and now, without building anxiety about what might happen.
Less emotional than psychotherapy, this is a more practical (and easier) route for many people.
“Just to let you know I went to my dental appointment this morning and had to have 4 injections in my mouth, at first I was slightly worried because I didn’t have time to imagine my ‘safe place’, but by the time he put the next needle in I was completely fine and calm.
It definitely was not as traumatic and painful as I used to believe it was. I’m just emailing to say how grateful and appreciative I am, it really has helped me so much!”
Sofia Di Salvo, Bedford
For some people a worrying thought, a fear, phobia or distressing memory seems to keep hold of them no matter what they do, and no matter how much they talk about it…perhaps the time when you had a bumpy flight and now you can’t bear to fly, or when you were small and had to have a jab and now you hate needles. Or maybe it’s much more recent; your relationship break-up and the way you just can’t let the feelings go, or the accident that you replay over and over in your mind.
For people like you, we can use the Rapid Release Therapy (sometimes alongside other therapy), to ‘dig up’ the old memories and distressing feelings and replace them with more positive, helpful feelings…you’re not going to start loving dentists but you’ll be fine in the dentist’s chair, as Sofia found …
Often all you’ll need is one or two sessions … in fact it’s so effective you’ll be just as amazed as Sofia was, that something which used to really upset or frighten you, has now just gone.
The areas our therapies treat include …