Hypnotherapy, coupled with the positive power of suggestion, provides a gateway from negative thinking towards confidence, optimism and reawakened self belief. My approach is solution-focused; actively overcoming specific challenges as well as coaching news skills for permanent flexibility and resilience.
I made the decision to become a therapist following a successful career working internationally in business events. During that time I had the privilege of hearing from some of the most influential business leaders from around the world. What I found fascinating were the similarities threading through so many of their stories. May of them shared an incredibly resilient and positive mindset. I learned that so much of success is about self-belief, determination and persistence.
Life’s challenges, whether they be from work, family or in personal relationships, tend to be outside of our direct control. However, one thing that we can all influence, all of the time, is how we respond to each situation. Every setback provides an opportunity for growth. Once we recognise this fact, we can stop feeling stuck and respond to challenges by learning how to overcome them or change direction completely.
My first experience of hypnosis was as a teenager when a hypnotherapist helped me to overcome an extreme fear of flying. During the process, my mind was opened up to completely new ways of thinking. I had a choice to make. I could either be defeated by fear and let it rule me. Or I could learn that adrenaline and its heart-pounding physical effects are nothing more than our ancient brain’s response to the unknown. I learned to observe my thoughts, emotions and the reaction of my body with a new level of detachment rather than feeling overwhelmed by them.
Two key factors determine much of our lifelong behaviour: habits and limiting beliefs. Creating change in these two areas can bring phenomenal rewards.
Firstly, I work with clients to examine how habits are identity based. For instance, an individual who views him or herself as conscientious, hard-working or diligent may have a propensity towards working excessively long hours. At the extreme, this can mean losing all sense of work-life balance, generating anxiety and unhappiness. In order to reduce anxiety in the long-term, the individual needs to not only change the habit of working too hard. Significantly, he or she needs to loosen ties with the label of diligent and understand how identifying with it too strongly can be harmful.
Similarly, personal or family dynamics from our early childhood may lead us to believe that our character is fixed in a certain way. What we believe to be true about our character is often wrong and provides a limiting belief that is unhelpful or even destructive. Through discussion we can identify limiting beliefs and work to change them.
In my practice, I work with clients to remove the power of unhelpful, negative emotions including self-doubt, blame, guilt and fear. Hypnotherapy, coupled with the positive power of suggestion, provides a gateway from negative thinking towards confidence, optimism and reawakened self belief. My approach is solution-focused; actively overcoming specific challenges as well as coaching news skills for permanent flexibility and resilience. I work with clients to manage work-based stress, to improve their personal relationships as well as self image. Whatever the situation, our mindset and the way that our thoughts interpret the world defines our reality.
If you are interested in making a change to your life, I would be delighted to work with you.