What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
In simple terms, it is about finding solutions to your problems without excessive dwelling on your past. It uses practical, modern and well researched strategies to help people make significant, positive and lasting changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.
Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. You may not be aware of this but we go into hypnotic trances every day without us knowing. It is very similar to daydreaming. Perhaps you’ve been staring out of the window of the bus going into work, or driven home along a road you know well yet not remembered parts of the journey. Or maybe you have been so totally preoccupied looking at your phone or tablet that you didn’t hear when someone called your name. If any of these examples ring a bell, you’ve been in a hypnotic trance.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be helpful with:
- Anxiety & overwhelm
- Lack of confidence (adults & teens)
- Weight management
- Poor sleep
What Hypnotherapy isn’t
This is miles away from stage hypnotism or fearing you’ll will be ‘out of it’ and not in control. On the contrary, you are fully conscious during the hypnosis session and you can even open your eyes at any time should you so wish. It is a very safe and gentle yet effective way of inducing and harnessing the power of a natural trance state to reprogram unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours that may reside in your subconscious mind. You will very feel relaxed and calm and aware of everything around you. It is an extremely pleasant and enjoyable state and my clients love it.
‘I have been seeing Birgitta weekly now for about 6 weeks and as early as after our first session I noticed subtle changes in my own behaviour and thinking. I am working with self-confidence issues, negative thought spirals and I’m also trying to change my relationship with alcohol as I use it to dampen feelings. Birgitta is very insightful and truly has a gift. Her approach is methodical and direct. I could not recommend her more highly.’
– Joan, East Sheen
Your preferred future
Regardless of what your challenges may be, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on your preferred future and the direction you want to take from now on. We will not analyze or go into depth about why you are where you are. This may be different to other therapies you’ve encountered. Using a combination of the latest neuroscience, CBT, NLP, SFBT and hypnosis, clients usually make significant positive and beneficial changes within a relatively short period of time through accessing the part of the brain which is receptive to changing negative thoughts, habits and behaviour.
Collaboration with your therapist
Investment in solution focused hypnotherapy is one of the best choices you could make but it’s not an instant fix. The brain responds best to repetition and usually you will need at least 6 to 8 sessions to warrant positive lasting change for the better. Fears and Phobias are normally treated in 4 sessions but we can discuss this over the phone when you ring and make an appointment.
Whilst the results of Hypnotherapy can often appear magical it is not like waving a magic wand. Ultimately it is down to you to want to make the changes and be willing to engage in the therapeutic process. The treatment process is effectively a team effort and should be treated as such. For this reason I cannot guarantee results.
‘My sessions with Birgitta have been a life changing. I used to get really cross with most people, especially my kids, and I was always anxious, feeling I had not done enough. Through hypnosis with Birgitta I have learned that only I am in charge of my future and that my thoughts shape my reality. I love, love, love the deep relaxation and will come back for a top up when life gets the better of me. Thank you.’
What we think shapes our world, both emotionally and, to a considerable extent, physiologically too. By changing our outlook we can gently yet profound changes in our lives. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through a state of focused attention using guided visualisations, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their lives that encourages a shift in perspective.
No treatment takes place during the initial consultation. Instead we have the opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed environment to ascertain if hypnotherapy is a suitable treatment for you. It also gives me the opportunity to explain how hypnotherapy works in more detail.
If you’d like to find out how hypnotherapy can work for YOU, please get in touch for a free confidential phone consultation.