What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern psychotherapeutic approach. Practical, structured, and well researched. It is a type of talking therapy, combining the use of psychotherapy & hypnosis. We look at and focus on what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than the problem. We do not dig into the person’s past as this is not necessary to help them formulate a plan to move forward. Helping people to make significant positive changes in their lives, and in a relatively short space of time.

Is Hypnosis safe?

Yes, of course. Hypnosis (often referred to as trance) is a natural and very safe state to be in. Contrary to what you might see on television, trance is not mind control. You, the client, are still in control, and your subconscious mind will process the information or suggestions given, and decide whether it’s useful or not; you cannot do anything that is against your will.

What exactly is hypnosis or trance?

Trance is a shift in conscious awareness. We all go into trance multiple times every day. Often when driving, reading a book, going for a run, watching television, or even washing the dishes. It’s like being in a daydream. During this state, our unconscious mind is much more aware and is able to focus on helpful suggestions and thoughts. It is a very relaxing experience!

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required depends upon the issue and the client’s commitment to the therapy. Hypnotherapy is not magic, it is a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist. The client is fully involved in the process and is encouraged to participate fully.  The more engaged the client is in the process and committed to their sessions, the more likely they are to achieve the positive outcome that they desire, and potentially in a shorter period of time.

What can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help with?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with stress, anxiety (including panic attacks), low mood/depression, insomnia, confidence, self-esteem, and exam nerves. Help with symptoms of IBS, chronic pain (pain management), etc. It can also help with weight management, OCD, specific phobias, public speaking, trauma & Ptsd, sports performance, business performance, and more.

Can Hypnotherapy work online?

Yes, absolutely! The unfortunate Covid pandemic pushed therapy into the online world, and it taught us that yes, hypnotherapy via an online medium does work. I and all of my therapist peers have found online sessions to be just as effective as face-to-face. There are certain elements that must be in place for an online session for it to work, and they are:  You must have a stable and reliable internet connection, you must be in a place where you can be on your own (for confidentiality) and where you will not be disturbed, somewhere comfortable you can sit or lay, and have headphones ready. The benefits of online sessions mean that you can be in the comfort of your own home, no inconvenience of having to travel, and have more flexibility in scheduling appointments.