What is solution-focused hypnotherapy?
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
“Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Clinical Hypnotherapy than any other Complementary Therapy…By using hypnosis, people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self-healing!”
- The Health Education Authority / NHS NICE
"When many hundreds of efficacy studies were looked at together, in a meta-analysis, brief solution-focused therapy was proven more effective for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, phobias, trauma, and addictive behaviour than any long term psychoanalytic style of therapy or drug treatments."
- Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrell (founders of the Human Givens College)
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies to help you make significant, positive changes in your life in a relatively short period of time.
Hypnosis is a natural brain wave pattern that we enter into many times a day, for example, when we're daydreaming, just before we go to sleep, and even when we're watching television.
Hypnosis can also be described as 'controlled imagination' (Spiegel 2007), a mental state that allows change to take place at a neural level.
With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what you want to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted you to visit us (the problem).
The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. We always start by asking you to consider your preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables your possible solutions to become more obvious and gives you a goal to work towards.
"Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions."
- Steve de Shazer
Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state of deep relaxation. You remain in control at all times, and in this state, your mind is able to process what we will have discussed at the beginning of every session together.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and the guided relaxation and visualisation, allows you to focus on the positive aspects of your life which will encourage a shift in your perspective.
Through working together, Blue Sky Hypnotherapy can help with a huge range of problems including boosting confidence and self-esteem. It can help in the treatment of depression and anxiety, including panic attacks, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Other phobias such as spiders, water, flying, and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.
“Trance is a natural everyday experience.” - Milton H. Erickson
Blue Sky Hypnotherapy can help you to quit smoking, address addictions, manage your weight, cope with pain, and much more.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable method of treatment for many problems. It has absolutely no harmful side effects, and is suitable for just about everybody.
If you'd like to know whether we can help you, then please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.