Is Hypnosis Safe?
Yes. Hypnosis or trance is a naturally occurring state. In Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we focus on relaxation, positive visualisations and positive suggestions to help calm the part of the brain where the negative emotions come from. Over time, you will start to feel more like yourself again. You will feel more resilient and will handle worries and challenges without overwhelm.
What Age Groups do you work with?
I work with ages 10 and up. I was a speech and language therapist and have experience of working with children and teenagers. There are an increasing number of young people being referred for Hypnotherapy and I am seeing very positive results in working with young people.
Is my problem too complex for Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis elicits relaxation which dramatically reduces stress levels. Stress in the body exacerbates all mental and physical issues. When we resolve stress in the mind and body, so many things can change for the better. We use scaling in each therapy session where we look at how you are feeling on a scale of 0-10. I have worked with people who have scaled as low as a 0, 1 or 2 when they first come along, and after 2 or 3 months are scaling 8, 9 and sometimes even 10!
How Long Do The Effects Last?
Once you have had the right number of session, the effects of Solution Focused Therapy are long term. You will not necessarily have to come back again. Of course if you want to come back in the future, for relaxation sessions and to keep you ‘on track’ you can. It is unlikely that you will need to however, as the work has already been done.