Clients often remark how enjoyable and relaxing our Hypnotherapy sessions are. For some, when we first work together, they’re pleasantly surprised how upbeat and different the process is compared to their initial expectations!
So, if you’re curious about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, here’s how it works:
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and it’s designed to reduce anxiety, calm the mind and support you. Using a powerful combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis, clients are able to make changes in a relatively short period of time.
Unlike traditional counselling methods Solution Focused therapy focuses on the present and the future in a positive way, how you want things to be, rather than dwelling on the problems which caused clients to seek help. Thinking about life in a positive way helps rewire your brain, an integral part of the process because it helps build new healthy patterns of behaviour which means you’ll be less likely to dwell on things in life, breaking the often-debilitating cycle of negative thinking.
Each session is far more than just hypnosis. We begin by exploring the positive things that have happened over the last week which, establishing positive thought patterns which helps you cope with life in between sessions. We’ll explore how these positive things makes you feel, helping you visualise small steps towards your new goals which then become more achievable.
The process helps you think using you ‘Intellectual Brain’, your Left Prefrontal Cortex. When we think from this part of our brain, we generally get things right in life as it’s logical and makes proper assessments of situations in life. We can’t always change the events in our life, but with practice, we can change the way we choose to think about them.
We consolidate sessions with Hypnosis, guiding you into a state of focused attention and deep relaxation which we call trance. It’s a misconception that hypnosis can make you say or do things against your will, you’re always in control. In fact, we all enter many times a day, often when we’re focused on the task in hand. Have you ever been watching a good film or reading a book and completely lost track of time?
In this state your mind is more responsive to suggestions that are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns. It means that new ideas and approaches to learning can be considered, because we can access the subconscious – that part of us that drives our responses and causes us to react in certain ways, such as swerving to avoid something in the road. It helps you calmly look and think about those responses and decide which are needed and which are unwanted, so you can make new decisions about your future behaviours. Several sessions are often required, but because it’s a brief therapy, for some, change happens in a relatively short period of time.
It’s fantastic to see the positive changes as clients benefit from Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. It’s such an uplifting method of treatment for a wide range of psychological issues and gives you the tools you need for lasting change outside of the therapy room. What could be better?