About Hypnotherapy

shutterstock_131291522Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern and well researched strategies including the best of CBT and NLP. It is particularly helpful with confidence and self esteem problems and is now recognised as one of the most successful interventions (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety (including panic attacks, IBS, painful memories & traumatic experiences etc).

Hypnosis is a completely natural state of heightened awareness, where you are able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions and where you can make use of your imagination to help make positive changes in your life.


The misunderstanding and impression that many people have is that hypnosis is something magical, mystical and potentially dangerous – a form of mind control, where people are put into a trance and lose control of themselves. Hypnosis is in fact the complete opposite, as people visit hypnotherapists and use self-hypnosis because they want help to gain more control over their lives, not less, and the hypnotherapist is simply helping them, through relaxation, to gain access to the parts of their subconscious that will help them achieve their goals.

It is a very natural, safe form of therapy where you will be totally in control yet deeply relaxed.

In essence, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and a hypnotherapist simply guides you into hypnosis through relaxation – they are not asking you to experience anything strange that you haven’t experienced before. This is why sometimes people come out of hypnosis unsure whether they were actually hypnotised or not, as it is such a familiar feeling.  The extraordinary quality of relaxation you can achieve with hypnosis is extremely beneficial and a natural state of awareness for your mind where you can effect change for good.

To be absolutely clear, a hypnotised person is:

  • Totally in control
  • Aware of their surroundings
  • Comfortably relaxed
  • A consenting participant

For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy to be successful, all you need is to be committed to the process and be willing to accept positive changes in your life – as with everything worth doing, success is dependent on your commitment and determination, so be prepared for change!