Hypnotherapy is useful for number of issues: reducing anxiety through the induction of trance or guided visualisation, help with quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption or even help with sleeping. Support for lifestyle changes is also where hypnosis can help whether it is improving motivation for exercise or to help with healthy eating.
Have you ever wondered about hypnosis? Well it is best described as a heightened sense of attentiveness made possible by the tuning out of external distractions and bringing attention to your inner world. It is an extension of the everyday trance; that state when you're walking down the street while remembering your last holiday or thinking about a song and perhaps someone you love. When we watch TV we enter a state of trance due to the flicker rate of the screen.
In an online hypnotherapy session you will be accessing the state of trance INTENTIONALLY to improve aspects of your life, to clarify your needs in relationship, to help you shed unhelpful habits or as a support for the development of healthy lifestyle habits.
As wonderful as it is, hypnotherapy isn't a magic wand which sweeps away life-long habits in a single session. Depending on what you would like to use it for, it may requires anywhere between 3 or 9 sessions before changes will be felt, especially if the issue has been a factor in your life for many years.
As with Counselling, the first session will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other, see if we are a good fit and allow me to understand your issue within the context of your life. I will ask questions about your general health, your family of origin, your lifestyle and then ask you to describe your presenting issue and your therapeutic goals.
Our first session together forms the basis of your treatment plan, and if you are committed to making positive changes in your life you can schedule your future appointments in a number of ways.
As with counselling, there are opportunities to assess therapeutic progress throughout your visits.
Hypnotherapy can be a helpful tool for addressing your discomfort about seeing the dentist.
Hypnosis is a technique that involves using focused attention and relaxation to enter the natural everyday trance state in which your mind becomes more open to suggestion and positive reinforcement.
Here's how hypnotherapy can be used to help you manage dental anxiety:-
1. Goal setting and preparation:
In the first of three sessions, we can discuss your specific concerns and goals. Together we can work on setting achievable targets, such as reducing anxiety levels, changing negative associations, or improving your own coping mechanisms.
2. Addressing underlying issues:
Hypnosis can help uncover and address underlying psychological or emotional factors which contribute to your fear of the dentist. This may involve exploring past experiences, beliefs, or concerns related to dental visits and working towards resolving them.
3. Developing relaxation techniques:
Hypnotherapy often incorporates relaxation techniques such as calming breath work, progressive muscle relaxation and visualisation work. These techniques can help you manage your anxiety before and during dental visits.
5. Building positive associations:
Through hypnotherapy, it is possible to create positive associations with dental care. These can involve re-framing negative thoughts, imagining positive dental experiences, and reinforcing feelings of calmness and comfort associated with visits to the dentist.
It is important to note though, that while hypnosis can be helpful for many individuals it may not be effective for everyone. It is best to arrange an appointment with me and together we can assess if hypnosis is suitable for addressing your specific concerns.
Hypnosis for motivation and support for lifestyle changes
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