Below is some information regarding the therapies and strategies on offer, if you’ve got any questions, please let me know!
Hypnotherapy, PLR and NLP
Clinical Hypnotherapy has been used by many people to work on many different areas of life and a simple explanation is that it is a therapy that uses our natural relaxed state of mind where our subconscious mind has the option to pick up and use new perspectives and ideas, changing old habits for better ones.
Our subconscious mind stores every minute piece of information about ourselves, including routines and strategies, thoughts and beliefs, it is possible to access this information using the relaxed state of mind. (During a therapy session, you will always be in control of the process and what you say/do).
Our subconscious mind is responsible for keeping us safe and generally helping us run our life; this part is very powerful. It is also in charge of our automatic responses (mind and body), such as breathing, without us having to think of how to do this, plus many other routine and natural responses.
However, it also stores all our learned responses, all the routines, habits and behaviours picked up from when we were born. The flip side to these positive activities is that it uses these strategies and beliefs automatically, so it’s very possible to keep using unhelpful strategies and belief systems. These include fears, phobias, anxieties and worry, for example.
In order to change these habits, beliefs and behaviours, for better ones and replace outmoded ones, our subconscious mind may need an upgrade, to replace one for the other, which is where clinical hypnotherapy comes into play.
It’s a bit like upgrading software on a computer, so we use the new and improved habit/behaviour. As the therapist my role is similar to a satnav, helping and guiding, but not making he ultimate decision. That is what you the client does, for instance telling satnav where you’d like to get to and satnav working out how this can be done and the various options available.
It involves the art of relaxation, which most people are capable of doing, even if they describe themselves as very stressed and can never relax. Just closing our eyes relaxes us, lounging on comfy settee at the practice helps a lot! It’s this level of relaxation with allows us to access our subconscious minds, which holds all the information about us. It’s here that the new can replace the old and unwanted.
Neuro Linguistic Programming
NLP encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming.
The neurological system facilitates how our bodies function, how we react and communicate with others. Each person’s programming determines the world we create for ourselves.
NLP describes the fundamental processes between mind (neurology) and language (Linguistic) and how this affects our body and behaviour (programming).
It can be based on our post experiences, or it may be connected to some other experiences we have stored in our brain to convert it into thinking patterns and behaviours that are our experiences of life.
Our experiences and feelings affect the way we react to external situations.
For example, if you were afraid of spiders, the impulse you would get if you saw a spider (or even the thought of a possibility of seeing a spider) would be fear and anxiety, even activating the desire to get away from the impending actual or perceived danger.
In the past there would be a connecting experience which would have initially created a negative way of being in your neural network and this negative memory would be recalled to filter your current experience, making you react. (You may have copied a response for another person).
These responses can be altered via hypnotherapy and mind coaching.
Past Life Regression
PLR is a highly specialised are and should not be attempted by anyone other than a trained PLR therapist. I am registered as a PLR therapist with the Past Life Regression Therapists Association. PLR is a technique which will take an individual back through time to their previous lives accessing normally hidden memories in the subconscious mind.
It needs a trained therapist to lead you and employs the use of hypnosis along with visualisation processes similar to those used in some forms of mediation (which are easily learned). Sometimes certain times of the year and certain events can trigger a memory, quite naturally and automatically. It can be shown via a more pronounced reaction to a place/person/event which seemingly has no or little connection to the current time. It can be a strong feeling of positiveness and connection.
It’s a fascinating area, both from a general interest point of view and a technique that can also be used therapeutically to help clients move on from old fears/beliefs or find out where there is such an attraction.
If you’re interested to know more, please contact me.