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The effective and powerful way to problem-solving and personal growth.

I am an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist based in Seaford, East Sussex. I have been helping people improve the quality of their lives with hypnotherapy for over 25 years.

Ericksonian hypnotherapy – named after Dr.Milton Erickson – is as an effective approach to personal change which is significant for a number of reasons. The modern method is to induce trance and elicit change conversationally using stories, anecdotes, metaphor, verbal- and non-verbal language. This contrasts the old-fashioned authoritarian and ‘directive’ approach used in traditional hypnosis.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

People typically associate hypnotherapy with behaviour change and improving performance. While it is true that hypnosis has an unrivalled record in helping people reach personal goals like stopping smoking, losing weight or overcoming a fear or phobia, it has a far wider range of applications than is generally realised.

Any time you want to make a personal change in any area of your life, hypnotherapy is an effective and effortless way to go about it. Because it is effective this usually means a minimum number of sessions (usually between 1 and 5), and using your natural ability to go into trance makes therapeutic change effortless.

Some of the more common conditions and situations that hypnotherapy and other brief techniques can help with are listed below:

Relieving Anxiety

People often find their lives dominated by an anxiety-related condition. Symptoms like feeling afraid for no apparent reason; being tongue tied or blushing in certain situations; constant feelings of worry or pressure; fear of crowds or panic attacks all respond well to hypnotherapy.

Lifting Depression

Hypnotherapy uses techniques for teaching the skills to reduce and even prevent depression in a drug-free way. These skills include, for example, changing one’s thinking style, controlling unwanted or obsessive thinking (rumination), improving sleep, managing mood, changing outlook and goal-setting.

The evidence shows that these techniques work extremely well in alleviating depressive symptoms, even when they are quite severe.

Managing stress

Stress often creeps up on us and catches us by surprise. It’s a common misunderstanding that stress is associated with weakness of some sort. Nothing could be further from the truth. In my experience the people who commonly fall foul of stress do so because they have been facing constant- or high-demand, and they have simply overlooked their own needs. Once they are caught in the stress cycle it’s difficult to find the energy to sort things out. With hypnotherapy, the stress cycle can be broken, and you’ll be provided with new insights and coping strategies.

Developing Resilience

Resilience won’t make problems go away, it means the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and handle stress better. If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient.

Improving sleep

Sleep disturbances are common, yet also easily treatable in many cases. Hypnosis provides a perfect gateway to retrain your sleep habits and restore balance in your life. People usually report improvement from the first session.

Managing Emotions

People often find their lives dominated by an anxiety-related condition. Symptoms like feeling afraid for no apparent reason; being tongue tied or blushing in certain situations; constant feelings of worry or pressure; fear of crowds or panic attacks all respond well to brief treatment.

Self-management

Taking a solution-focused approach to personal development will enable you to improve performance in many areas. Whenever you want to improve performance, pass an exam, clarify your life goals, deal with a crisis, or be more resourceful in the face of challenge or high demand, hypnotherapy can help you develop or re-discover you inner resources.

Wellbeing

Personal wellbeing involves a number of positive decisions about how we think and how we interact with the world. Improving wellbeing means taking simple steps that enable you to find balance – physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual.

Personal Development

Is there something you want to change or improve on; a goal but don’t know where to start, or a project that has stalled? It has been said that “Life is about growth and change”; we can’t avoid change but we can decide how to use it.

Unwanted habits

Nail-biting, nervous tics, teeth grinding, blushing… the list is long. One authority list 145 disorders where hypnotherapy has been shown to either prevent or live well with the problem.

Fears and phobias

Hypnotherapy is an effective approach for dealing with irrational fears, phobias and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Improving Relationships

Good relationships don’t happen by accident. Successful ones need maintenance and unsuccessful ones can be transformed into something more useful. A little time to reflect and discuss opens up possibilities.

Change and Transition

Is it a crisis or a crossroads? Learning how to use the times of change and transition that inevitably occur in all of our lives means the difference between personal growth and personal anguish.

Confidence and Self-Esteem

Feel better about yourself. Even the most confident people can feel underpowered at times. You may find that though generally, you feel good about yourself, there are certain situations where belief in yourself abandons you. No need to be held back by self-doubt.

Contact me

Contact me for a free short session to discuss your needs and how hypnotherapy can help you. Alternatively, for this initial meeting, we can arrange a call by ‘phone or Skype.

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