Steve Oswald Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist
Hypnosis – What it isn’t. Dispelling some of the myths.
In order to understand what something is, it’s important that we understand what it isn’t.
Myth: You can be hypnotised to do things against your will
The hypnotherapist is merely a guide or facilitator and cannot ‘make’ you do anything against your will. This is a commonly held idea that has its source in stage shows.
Myth: A person under hypnosis is asleep or unconscious
Whilst the hypnotic state might resemble sleep from the physical point of view: slowed breathing, eyes closed, muscles relaxed, activity decreased, the client is in a relaxed state where they can think and talk.
Myth: I can’t be hypnotised
Everyone can be hypnotised. We are experiencing some form of a trance-like hypnotic state each time we engage our imagination, each time our attention is focused.
Myth: A person can get stuck in a trance forever
No one has ever been stuck in a hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we enter and exit during the normal course of a day.
Hypnosis – What it is
Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a natural state of selective and focused attention. We naturally enter trance when we experience episodes of ‘daydreaming’. Our aim is to help someone enter this natural state in a positive and relaxed manner, so that they are one step closer to achieving their goals. People are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy – What it is
Hypnotherapy can be used to bring relief to existing conditions, change unwanted beliefs and behaviour, or enhance existing talents and potentials.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of ‘talking therapy’, that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis (trance). Crucially, in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, the therapist looks at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than whatever prompted them to seek help (the problem). The hypnotherapist asks the client to consider their preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.
Benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with: Anxiety, Anger, Confidence, OCD, Depression, Fears/Phobias, Weight Control and Smoking Cessation.
When we need help to focus on how to attain something or change the way we think in order to feel more content, confident, and more in control, then Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help.
Free Initial Consultation
During your free initial consultation, we discuss the process, what to expect from your therapy and how we can work together to achieve your therapeutic goal. Your therapy will be focused, respectful, professional and confidential. The initial consultation involves: How can I help you today? What would you like to achieve by seeing me? An understanding of how the brain works and how you can cope better. I will also provide you with an MP3 recording of ‘Relaxation Therapy’ to listen to between sessions.
Understanding the Brain
A key element of the approach is an understanding of the brain. I look to scientific explanations to understand how and why we feel the way we do. I am able to provide clients with an understanding of how the brain works in relation to key areas such as depression, anxiety and anger, as well as the physiology of neurochemicals. This not only satisfies our curiosity and the need to know ‘why’; it also empowers clients to take control of their situation and begin to make the necessary Positive changes in their lives.
My role, as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, is to work with you to help reduce your anxiety and help you reach your therapeutic goals.
To book your FREE initial consultation or to find out more about how I can help you, simply call or email. There is no obligation and no pressure to book further sessions after the initial consultation. For further information please visit my website.
Steve Oswald, Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist:
Telephone 07786 918306