Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis for the management of fear, anxiety and stress
HOW IT WORKS
Hypnosis is the power of your mind to focus inwardly. When you close your eyes and focus, something extraordinary happens to both the brain and the mind. The rigid boundaries of perception that have held you in place and controlled your behaviour, begin to soften. Reality becomes less real and more negotiable. Ideas, dreams and goals become much more accessible. In hypnosis you discover that you are capable of much more than you consciously realise. The purpose of hypnosis is to challenge fears and misconceptions- and to see them in a new light; to create and enable the exploration of new awarenesses and new possibilities, and to make the changes that you want
If you want to benefit from hypnosis and make the changes in your life, to take back control, make a difference, leave behind the anxieties, have the happiness in relationships, be successful in business, sports and to move forward and leave all negativity in the past, then believing that you can do all of these things is easily accomplished with hypnosis.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis- that is, you are hypnotising yourself in a clinical setting. The therapist is guiding you and not controlling you. For a successful hypnosis experience, you just have to want it to happen, believe that it will and engage with the process fully. It is really is as easy as that. It is your belief and expectation that makes it happen
I am a very experienced and advanced Clinical hypnotherapist and I adhere to evidence based hypnotherapy protocols where CBT and Hypnosis are effectively integrated.
For many years I have been a dental professional and regulated by the GDC, therefore am fully conversed with the need to be ethical, scientific evidenced based and currently up to date in training skills.
Twelve years ago I trained as a professional advanced clinical hypnotherapist and went on the gain a first class honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with 1st class honours in Hypnosis. On the strength of my research and skills, the University of Surrey awarded me a funded PhD scholarship.
I have completed the highly regarded and acclaimed Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma and Advanced Diploma with the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis .
I have won awards from the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Department of the Royal Society of Medicine and have presented at the UK Hypnosis convention in London
Successful hypnotherapy is a collaborative undertaking where you will learn to adopt a positive hypnotic mindset and develop your self hypnotic skills for positive changes anywhere in your life, whether it is managing fear and anxiety, overcoming negative thoughts, or where you are struggling to see a positive future
Everyone can be hypnotised because it is not about you being hypnotised by me.
Hypnosis is a process where by you actively become engaged with the suggestions offered by the hypnotherapist. Your responses to hypnosis are primarily a result of a positive conscious attitude and expectation ..Using the skills you learn you can continue to affect your behaviour and performance utilising self hypnosis.
RESEARCH IN HYPNOSIS
A recent clinical review of hypnosis and relaxation therapies published by the BMJ concluded that "there is good evidence from RCT that both hypnosis and relaxation techniques can reduce anxiety, panic attacks and phobia"
(Vickers & Zollman, 'Hypnosis an relaxation therapies", BMJ 1999:319:1346-1349)
A study of 20 individuals compared the use of self-hypnosis and relaxation therapy in managing anxiety, over 28 days. study of 20
Both groups were shown to have achieved significant reduction in psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety. However, the self-hypnosis group exhibits greater confidence in the positive effects of the treatment, higher expectations of success, and a greater degree of cognitive and physical improvement.
(Lucy O'Neil, Amanda Barnier & Kevin McConkey.' Treating Anxiety with self hypnosis and relaxation", Contemporary Hypnosis,1999,vol.12(2):68)