Calming, enlightening, and often surprising, the modern approach of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy offers change in spades.
Let me tell you how…
What is Hypnosis?
The leading name in science – pioneering researcher and hypno-psychotherapist, Dr David Spiegel at Stanford University – simply states this…
“Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention – a little like looking through a telephoto lens of a camera, shutting off all your peripheral attention.
What you see, you see in great detail, but devoid of context.
For example, if you imagine you’re watching a film – you become so absorbed in the film you become part of the imaginary world.
You’re experiencing the film
you become part of it, and you detach yourself from being the audience.
So a state of hypnosis really is something we can all experience throughout the day.”
When we use hypnosis for the purpose of therapy, we can enter a state of mind where we see ourselves and our lives, without judgement.
No beating ourselves up along the way.
Just a gentle observation, and a total dissociation of self.
When combined with therapy this can be a powerful, natural tool – to intensely concentrate on what would be a helpful outcome for you, by focusing on what you need, and how to move towards it.
The Added Bonus
It’s totally relaxing, and I’ll give you free tools to practice this at home.
The nervous system is soothed.
The fight/flight volume is dialed down.
And you’re left with a calm and peaceful frame of mind and body.
What is Solution Focused Therapy?
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a short-term, goal and direction-focused approach, which uses positive psychology principles and practices, and helps clients change in their ways of thinking, and their behaviour, by focusing on creating and implementing new ideas and solutions to their concerns.
It’s a therapy that promotes hope, helps you build upon existing strengths, and assists you in creating new and improved outcomes.
Simply put, we look at where you are, and at where you want to be, and together we begin to build the bridge to get there.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Ah, the part where everything comes together.
So Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a potent combination of these two approaches.
When we look at where you’d like to be we start to work through realistic and manageable ideas (overwhelm has no place in the plans here), and we dive into the details of how it looks, how you would know you were on the way, and what you would notice.
This assists in opening the mind to possibility, and turns the possible, into the probable.
Then, when in hypnosis, your mind will focus intensely on these thoughts and your specific, desired outcomes, and as is said, ‘what the mind can conceive, it can achieve’.
Of course when in hypnosis this all happens when you’re in that calm and relaxed state. Your mind does all the work in the background, while you let your conscious thoughts drift off to someplace else.
A renewed sense of optimism, an improved feeling of hope and possibility, and the beginnings of a mind map to guide you along your way.
All achieved while you were asleep!
Frequently asked questions
How many sessions of hypnotherapy do I need?
In any therapy, there is no set number of sessions that suits everyone.
Through taking hypnotherapy sessions, I would hope you experience something of an immediate response in some way.
Additionally, to potentially accelerate progress, there are a few helpful factors that may be a catalyst for change.
– a constant level of engagement within the session
– maintenance of consistency beyond the therapy room
– a high degree of hope and expectation
Beyond any possible initial improvement, we’d be hoping to see a notable change within 3 to 6 sessions and a significant and lasting change between 6 and 12 sessions.
Of course, should you want, you can continue with sessions if you feel you are continuing to make further progress, or alternatively if you wish to look at new directions.
Do you offer guarantees?
No approach or therapist can guarantee how long therapy will take, or what the outcomes will be.
I do however offer a simple method to measure outcomes so that we can observe your progress regularly and monitor what may be having the greatest impact.
I also guarantee to offer you my every effort, alongside my knowledge and experience, to help move you towards where you would like to be in the briefest time.
What is the cost of hypnotherapy?
The cost of hypnotherapy is determined largely by location, and experience.
Central London prices for a professional hypnotherapist range between £100 to £400 per session
Smoking cessation hypnotherapy courses range between £200.00 to £500.00 approx.
The price at London Hypnotherapy is £150.00* for a single hypnotherapy session and for initial consultations.
Promotional reductions are available every 3 months
*Reductions for NHS staff and full-time carers are available throughout the year
Do you offer online hypnotherapy?
Online hypnotherapy is something I’ve been offering for many years, even before the pandemic!
Access is simple and the outcomes are as effective as face-to-face sessions.
This option also allows for people who struggle with agoraphobia, have difficulty using public transport or driving, or have a physical disability that may prevent them from coming to the practice.
Read about Online Hypnotherapy for more information.
Where is your London Hypnotherapy Clinic based?
I run a practice room In Clerkenwell, EC2, which is serviced by underground and rail stations, and numerous buses.
The closest stations are
Farringdon – (circle + district) 0.5 miles
Chancery Lane – (central) 0.5 miles
Angel – (northern) 0.7 miles
Kings Cross – 0.9 miles
And bus routes 63, 38, 19, 243.
The practice is set in a peaceful courtyard where you can sit when the weather is good, and a waiting room with toilet facilities.
Will I lose control in hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a highly focused state of attention, and it’s considered you are therefore in a greater, and not lesser, state of control.
Hypnosis is a natural frame of mind that, to some degree, anyone can enter during the day, by removing all distractions and losing themselves in the task at hand.
Willingness is the key to successful hypnosis – for you can only experience hypnosis if you choose to.
Will I feel drowsy after hypnosis?
The time spent in hypnosis in your session (10 – 20 minutes), is really not long enough to feel drowsy for any extended period following your hypnotherapy session.
Plus you’ll take a few minutes at least to get into the land of nod, so really we’re talking 10 – 15 minutes give or take.
Drowsiness is considered to happen when we enter into a state of sleep inertia, which is generally experienced beyond 24 minutes (as per NASA report c.1995)
Often people remark how much more alert they are following a session, and the NASA report also states alertness can actually increase by approx. 50% after a nap.
But before you leave the session we will always engage in conversation to bring you back into full consciousness.