Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a highly effective therapy that works on a neurological level. We do not go over past painful memories, instead we focus on moving you towards your preferred future. The latest research in neuroscience states that in order to process what has happened to us in the past, we do not have to go back over and analyse previous events. We can process difficult memories through hypnosis, and strengthening new neural pathways in the brain. Often what keeps us in the cycle of
When stress builds up, there is a part of the brain called the primitive brain that becomes more active. It is also known as the limbic system and it has not been updated since caveman days! Its job is to look out for danger but it is not as flexible or intellectual as other parts of the brain, so it sees everything as a threat. Even a difficult email has the potential to make our primitive brain react as if it were facing a predator. It responds with anxiety, low mood, and patterns of behaviour that are not always helpful to us everyday life.
By relaxing the mind through hypnosis, we can help the hyper vigilance of the primitive brain to calm down. Hypnosis slows down brain waves and through positive suggestions it helps to strengthen what we call the left pre-frontal cortex. This is a part of the brain that does have flexibility, that is intellectual. It can weigh up any situation that life has to offer and will come up with the right answer.
When we activate this part of the brain through weekly hypnotherapy session, it strengthens. We do have neuroplasticity in the brain which means we can rewire negative patterns of thoughts and behaviour.