Hypnotherapy in itself can be a highly effective treatment approach for many symptoms and concerns, however is at times not an answer purely in itself.
Solution Focused Therapy is an evidence-based approach to psychotherapy, which has been studied since the early 1980s
At Bon Accord Hypnotherapy, therapy combines the very best elements of Solution Focused Therapy techniques with the most recent, research in neuroscience and the most effective elements of Brain Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Psychology and Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen. I utilise a three pronged approach:
Solution Focused Therapy
This approach is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Therapy sessions focus on identifying solutions – positive steps towards your preferred future, rather than analysing problems of the past. We cannot change what has already happened, but we can change our way of thinking about it, as well as the way we think about the present and the future. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened and help you get from where you are to where you want to be. In this way, we will :
– recognise where you are currently
– identify where you want to be
– help you to make the necessary changes to get there.
Brain Based Therapy
Using up to date research from neuroscience, I will explain how our mind creates unwanted symptoms and behaviours and can get in the way of our desire to move forward and meet our potential. We will explore the human fear response, as well as the power of positive visualisation and self-talk and you will learn how to train your mind to work for, rather than against you.
Hypnotherapy enhances the effects of the solution focused, brain based elements of the session. It harnesses the positive elements of the natural occurring hypnotic state, using them to beneficial, therapeutic effect. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial, helping you change unhelpful thought patterns. Suggestions are often related to confidence, self-esteem and feelings of control and calmness. Your mind will reject anything not in your interests and you will remain completely in control.
Many people are surprised at how ‘normal’ hypnotherapy feels, describing a wonderful sense of calmness and relaxation.
Provided you are willing to work together with me to make changes to the way you think and commit to the therapy process, Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy can be highly effective in relieving a wide variety of symptoms including those of anxiety and stress.