The Magic Wand Therapy (errr except it's not!)
The Magic Wand Therapy (errr except it's not!)
Well it certainly isn’t magic and sadly it doesn't involve mind control. If it was or if it did, we suspect we would all be trained hypnotists running around trying to control each other's minds!
Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness during which the unconscious mind (see below) is more open to new or alternative perspectives and ideas.
The idea of the conscious versus unconscious mind was first made popular by Sigmund Freud.
In simple terms, the conscious mind is made up of all the mental processes and resources of which we are aware, such as our senses or our logical thought.
'Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change.' Milton Erickson
Whereas the unconscious mind is made up of all the mental process and resources of which we are unaware, such as our memory, our beliefs, our imagination and habitual responses.
Freud likened the unconscious mind to a mental waiting room, in which memories and thoughts remain until they 'succeed in attracting the eye of the conscious mind’?
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis (a form of deep relaxation and focussed attention) to bypass the more logical rational part of the mind (the conscious mind) so we can work more directly with a clients unconscious resources, such as their memory, their beliefs or their imagination. This can help expedite change.
'The easier you can make it inside your head, the easier it will make things outside your head.' Richard Bandler
Beyond very basic suggestion, metaphor and visualisation, a session of Clinical Hypnotherapy may include Giving Love To The Inner Child, Regression, Forgiveness Therapy and Parts Therapy.
If you are nervous about Hypnotherapy or want to know more of the science, just ask!
Versus traditional psychotherapy, clinical hypnotherapy can be a more direct and potentially authentic means to heal old emotional injuries and change long term beliefs and perspectives.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises the important role of critical thinking in how we feel and behave. CBT focuses on changing current thoughts and feelings rather than the past.
Coaching focuses on engaging, motivating, challenging and all importantly empowering another human being to be more courageous, more authentic, more confident and ultimately, much more more!
Living an emotionally healthier life is the key to living a happier life - and the happier we are, the better we perform in everything we do.
Or to put it another way, this is not a dress rehearsal!
We only get one shot at this thing called life - so if not now, if this isn't the time to embrace an opportunity for positive change, then when?
HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB!
Could you be more connected and more present during the good times, so you appreciate and enjoy them more?
Could you be more resilient and more positive during the tough times, so you feel less angst and more resourceful?
And could you feel more fulfilled and happier in the 80% of your life you spend in between?!?
Why not have a chat - it's free after all! We will ask some questions about you, your history and your specific circumstances. We will tell you whether we can help and if we can, more specifically how.Get Started
Sessions last up to 2 hours. The number of sessions will depend on the issue(s) you wish to resolve. For example - curing phobias requires 1 or 2 sessions whereas some addiction work may require up to 4 or 5.Get Started
We charge £250 per hour (inc VAT). In most cases payment is due at the end of the session by card or bank transfer. Where we deem appropriate and where we can, we are happy to provide flexible payment terms.Get Started
We will always be sensitive to clients needs and if we can change appointments around to avoid charging, which we usually can, we always will. That said, please be aware that any booking is subject to a rigid 24 hour cancellation / rearrangement policy. If we do not receive a minimum of 24 hours notice of a cancellation or re-arrangement, we reserve the right to charge for the appointment in full.
A lot of our potential clients are concerned about confidentiality but just like doctors and lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is of utmost concern and sharing anything outside of their sessions would be a violation of our code of ethics. We do not digitalise any of our client notes and the paper versions remain locked away until they are shredded a few months are we have finished working together. Over the years, when a client has been very sensitive to the issue of confidentiality, we have been more than happy to sign legally binding Non Disclosure Agreements.
Other than for smoking cessation, we do not offer any guarantees. As you will have seen via Trustpilot, our approach proves remarkably effective so if you come to us with a real determination to succeed, you'll have an excellent chance of rapidly achieving your goal.
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"Today, I am loving myself again and I am no longer hurting myself. This is worth more than I ever thank Kirsten for"
"Steve didn't just help me kick my habit, he has also helped me rewire my mind which has impacted all areas of my life"