I started as a therapist back in 2001 using Hypnotherapy as my main ‘tool’ in trying to help people with their issues. I was lucky enough to be picked up by several TV companies who filmed my work with clients and as you can imagine by practice quickly bloomed.
The more I discovered about CBT the more I liked it and found it worked very well with hypnotherapy. It was as if CBT was the nuts and bolts and hypnosis was the icing on the cake, if you like mixed metaphors, that’s a humdinger!
Over the the last 2 years I have been using more and more mindfulness approaches with clients and find inviting the client to focus on the ‘here and now’ works very well. My office is on the third floor on Harley St and though not being noisy, the traffic provides a gently hum to listen to….one of the starting points of awareness…what can you hear?
A lot of people are put off by the idea of meditation for many reasons. Mindfulness however is so simple, so uncluttered with mumbo jumbo, so direct that practicing it is like falling off a log. It also dovetails very nicely with CBT because a lot of CBT is about not letting the mind run away with you…to keep your feet on the ground.
If you are experiencing the present moment through your senses it is likely that you are not feeling anxious.
Anxiety is usually a thought about the future. Or perhaps a thought about the past that we call regret. But what about the present moment? Focus on what you can hear or what you can feel in the body and your mind will quieten down bringing down the anxieties as it quietens.
It is quite difficult to be in the moment and to feel anxious at the same time…try it. Notice that your mind will roam to other times and places but if you here and now you are probably feeling calm. Spooky eh?
The ideas behind mindfulness are quite a blow to traditional therapy which seek to do a lot of thinking about the past. For some it seems, it is the nature of our consciousness that is the issue and the source of our problems and not anything more than that.
How to be in the moment is a learned technique and not as hard as you think (joke).
It’s not much fun if you have Social Anxiety and live in London. But help is on hand.
Hypnotherapy can help you by giving you the tools to be calm and relaxed.
The combination of CBT and Hypnotherapy has been proved to be very effective in treating Social Anxiety, so go and give it a try.
Do give me a call at my Harley St office or email with any questions.
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Well the answer is in the question. Why would I want to stop you smoking?
In other words Hypnotherapy supports and encourages and even inspires you to do something you want to do and if that is to stop smoking then with a bit of luck you might stop. But it’s a free country and so if you want to smoke…by my guest.
A hypnotherapist is not in the business of making you do something you don’t want to do.
If you want to stop smoking then the hypnotherapist fans the little flame of your desire to quit and builds that desire to as high as you can possible go. But it is your flame and your choice.
Try stopping smoking with me in Harley St Central London.
Here is a link to my Hypnotherapy In London site.
Well the simple answer is that it doesn’t take a magic trick to stop smoking as millions have stopped by deciding to quit and sticking to that decision.
A Hypnosis session usually involves talking and hypnosis. Motivating you to stop is very important and so ‘getting your ahead’ around the idea that stopping smoking is good for you, that you can do it and that life will be fine without smoking is very important.
Smoking has hypnotised you into thinking that you need fags to feel good ,relax and generally deal with life. This is not true and you only think it because you have been hooked onto a drug that promises way more than it can deliver.
Hypnosis is not sleep. It’s more like a deep day dream where you are encouraged to think and feel about the positive things you do want in your life and seeks to ‘re -program’ your thinking. However this is not as wacky as it seems. See it as more of a clear out of the old and bringing in the new.
Pop into central London for a stop smoking hypnotherapy session .
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I have been working as a hypnotherapist for 10 years now and have found that many people have successfully
stopped smoking using a mixture of hypnotherapy and talking.
It takes some effort usually but sometimes clients just put the whole smoking thing behind them and walk out of my office an ex-smoker…result.
If you are curious how hypnotherapy helps a person to stop smoking, give me a buzz or drop me a line. You are most welcome and you might just stop smoking.
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Excessive hotness and sweating can knock your confidence but hypnotherapy can give you back more control over your body.
If your mind can get you hot and sweat then surely it can make you cooler..with some training.
Find out more about excessive sweating and hotness and how hypnotherapy could help from my Hypnotherapy in London website