When it comes to choosing therapy there are many forms to choose from, whether it be mainstream or something of a more alternative type.
In fact the sheer volume of choice can be somewhat overwhelming. Do you need reflexology, homeopathy and what are the differences between sports & aromatherapy massage? Maybe a life coach could help, or would person-centred counselling be better? We have way more choice than we need, so why would anyone even bother thinking to try hypnotherapy?
As a solution focused hypnotherapist, I’ve seen for myself the amazing changes that it can bring about. I recently had a client with an intense fear of flying who couldn’t so much as even think about driving past an airport without feeling a strong emotional response. But after just a few sessions she was happy to go away on her first foreign holiday. Hardly able to believe how she managed it.
Something I tend to hear is, “I’ve come to you as a last resort, I feel completely lost”. Their mood and motivation is at an all time low, and hope is all but gone.
So here are the three reasons you have been waiting for that may just work for you too:
Reason 1: It’s Effective and transforming.
We generally know exactly what we ought to be doing to sort out the situation that we’re uncomfortable with. We know we shouldn’t eat emotionally when we’re trying to lose weight. Logically, it’s unlikely we’ll be involved in a plane crashing, so we could in fact just book that long awaited foreign holiday. And of course, when we want to quit smoking, we obviously realise that we shouldn’t light up that cigarette. But… these shoulds or shouldn’ts only go so far. When we try and figure things out on a purely conscious level, it takes the strongest of willpower. At some point we need to deal with the root.
Hypnotherapy engages with the part of our brain that holds your experiences, habits and knowledge. Even the ones you are unaware of from a conscious point of view. A phobia may well have been triggered by an early event in childhood, that had no relevance at the time. With hypnotherapy these memories can be re-processed allowing them to be emotionally discharged with.
Reason 2: The all-rounder – versatile and relevant for so many ailments.
I find it hard to find an issue I can’t help with hypnotherapy. It’s well known for smoking and weight loss, the things that really grab headlines I suppose. But did you know, I mainly work with people suffering high levels of anxiety and issues over lack of sleep? Indeed, it doesn’t matter whether your issue is about obsessive behaviours, anxiety or lack of confidence – hypnotherapy could just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Reason 3: Quicker and more affordable.
Quite rightly my clients ask “how long will all this take?”. It’s the million dollar question, but everyone is different and your needs will always vary. There’s simply no answer to this, but whereas some talking therapies can take commitment of a year or even more, solution focused hypnotherapy tends to be a much quicker solution. I often find clients get better quicker than even I predict. It’s not unusual to see clients find real sustainable changes happening between 6 and 9 sessions. These results however come from deep commitment not only from my clients, but me too.