Hypnotherapy is a well evidenced and increasingly popular therapy for stress and anxiety related conditions such as fears, phobias and panic attacks.
Stress and psychological factors can play a large part in many physical conditions and hypnotherapy can thus be of great assistance in cases of chronic eczema, IBS, pain or tinnitus for instance.
Despite what you may see on the stage or television, hypnosis is a natural state during which you remain awake and alert throughout. You cannot be made to do anything against your will or nature nor do you lose control in anyway. You cannot get stuck in the hypnotic state nor can I make you walk down the road clucking like a chicken... unless you want to that is.
The purpose of utilising hypnosis is to both enhance the efficacy of the therapy with which it is being used and to shorten it's duration.
There are then, many different styles of therapy and hypnosis has traditionally been used in conjunction with suggestion therapy for the treatment of nailbiting, fear of flying, driving, spiders etc. and these relatively straightforward problems can be dealt with in one to three, one hour sessions at a fee of £40 per session.
For deeper conditions, I specialise in hypnoanalysis, a course of therapy based on the principle of cause and effect - that there cannot be an effect without a cause. In contrast to the constant "firefighting" of the symptom management techniques of other therapies, hypnoanalysis aims to treat the person rather than a mere collection of symptoms, thereby releasing you from your problem and allowing you to move on with your life.
You can find out more about hypnoanalysis here.
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All medical conditions should have been examined by a doctor. In cases of IBS, a specific diagnosis must have been obtained from your doctor. For pain control, you should obtain the "go ahead" from your doctor or consultant. Prescribed medication should not be discontinued without referring to your doctor.
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“Following an extensive review of the existing literature on hypnotherapy, the British Medical Association concluded that hypnotherapy was not only effective but may be ‘the treatment of choice’ in dealing with anxiety (‘psychoneurosis’) and stress-related (‘psycho-somatic’) disorders: ‘The Subcommittee is satisfied after consideration of the available evidence that hypnotism is of value and may be the treatment of choice in some cases of so-called psycho-somatic disorder and psychoneurosis. It may also be of value for revealing unrecognised motives and conflicts in such conditions. As a treatment, in the opinion of the Subcommittee it has proved its ability to remove symptoms and to alter morbid habits of thought and behaviour. […]’ (BMA, ‘Medical use of hypnotism’, BMJ, 1955, vol. I, 190-193)”
The Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Psychosomatic Disorders
Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Examination Anxiety
Hypnotherapy for Dental Phobia