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Hypnotherapy is a brief strategic therapy - one that is aimed specifically at finding a resolution to your problem as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. It is not a long drawn out method of solving a problem. A skilled hypnotherapist will have the ability during a case study to ascertain whether you need to regress back to find the root of the problem, or whether it is more applicable to use future progression techniques to change tomorrow. Hypnotherapy utilises hypnosis, a state of altered consciousness in which the therapist can help you to access the deeper levels of awareness, to which you are usually oblivious in your normal day-to-day functioning. More often than not, what you are experiencing as a problem, whether emotional, psychological or psychosomatic (i.e. actually producing physical symptoms) is only a surface EFFECT of a deeper underlying mental/emotional CAUSE. It is at these deeper levels of consciousness that we as hypnotherapists work with you, to bring about change in the way you feel think and behave. A skilled hypnotherapist will always work with your co-operation and in the most caring and nurturing manner. If left untreated, problems can sometimes create a ripple effect into other areas of your life, and what many people find is, on completion of effective hypnotherapy, other problems seem to melt away. (The Hypnotherapy Association “About Hypnotherapy")
Hypnotherapy is a state that allows us to communicate more clearly with our subconscious and allows us to begin to take control of those little scripts that run our lives. Hypnotherapy is a mix of Hypnosis, Conversation and Self-Discovery.
Is a method of influencing brain behavior (the "neuro" part of the phrase) through the use of language (the "linguistic" part) and other types of communication to enable a person to "recode" the way the brain responds to stimuli (that's the "programming") and manifest new and better behaviors. Neuro-Linguistic Programming often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change (or "programming") that is wanted.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a definition:
Dr Richard Bandler invented the term "Neuro-Linguistic Programming" in the 1970s. He was recently asked to write the definition of Neuro-Linguistic Programming that appears in the Oxford English Dictionary. It says:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: "a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned with the relationship between successful patterns of behavior and the subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them" and "a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behavior."
From NLP Life.
Uses of Hypnotherapy and NLP
This list is not exhaustive, but provides a range of issues that can be treated with hypnotherapy and NLP
•lack of self-esteem
•lack of self-control
•stress & anxiety
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•Self-awareness & understanding
•Fear of travel
•Performance & stage fright
•Driving test nerves
•Obsessions & Compulsions
•Past life regression