Hypnotherapy for Anxiety & Low Mood
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety & Low Mood (& depression)
Are you suffering with anxiety? Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is different to other forms of Hypnotherapy and uses a specific style, incorporating several aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
It teaches us how the brain works, alongside using trance. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation to allow the mind to focus on and further absorb plans discussed during the session, to enable us to use these skills in the future. What we want – is to move forward in life.
We can help individuals experiencing confidence and self-esteem issues. It can also help in dealing with aspects and symptoms of stress, low mood, anxiety (including panic attacks) and depression. This helps people to cope better with physical symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, checking habits, nail biting and certain chronic pain conditions.
Sessions are 50 minutes
Online or at 907a Harrogate Road, Greengates, BD10 0QY, United Kingdom. The room I use is peaceful, tranquil and promote a feeling of calm and wellbeing. Based in Greengates, with plenty of nearby parking available.
9am – 9pm Monday – Friday
£50 per session.
Cash, bank transfer, debit and credit cards accepted.
What is hypnosis and is it safe?
If you imagine the state of daydream, like when we are travelling or reading a book or watching television, we experience a ‘relaxed’ feeling where the mind is free to wander. This is the same as trance. Hypnotherapy takes you into that feeling by talking you through a story to allow the mind to daydream and organise the plans we have put in place. This allows our subconscious time to ‘make sense’ of our thoughts and plans and put them in order. Trance is a very natural and safe state.
What can I expect during an Initial Consultation for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy session?
The initial consultation is the perfect way for you and your therapist to get to know each other and to discuss the reasons why you’re seeking support, this includes your goals and hopes for moving forward in your life.
Take this opportunity to ask any questions about the process, so that you can feel comfortable and informed about what will happen and how it will help. There is no trance during the initial consultation.
What can I expect during a typical Solution Focused Hypnotherapy session?
During a typical session, your Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner will start off by asking you about your week (or during the time since your last session). This will focus on the positive things that have been going on and whether you have noticed or made any changes in your life and how you can continue to move forward with your goals. Following this, your Hypnotherapist will discuss aspects about how the brain works and how it relates to your experiences.
You will then sit or lay quietly relaxed (usually in a chair or on a couch), whilst your hypnotherapist speaks and guides you gently into a relaxed state, where you can enjoy resting in a day-dream-like trance state, where your mind can focus on and further absorb and reflect on the things that will have been discussed during the session.
How is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy different to other types of hypnotherapy?
Unlike other forms of Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combines talking therapy and an understanding of how the brain works, in combination with using trance. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is also different, as it doesn’t delve into a person’s past, as this is not deemed necessary in helping us formulate plans and best hopes for our future.