Specializing in Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP
Hypnotherapy is the means by which you can reprogramme your old or unwanted behaviour patterns, or create new, more positive ones. In the hypnotic state, you accept beneficial suggestions that allow you to change your attitude so that you can do the things you want to do - or not do the things you don't want to do. For example, you may wish to improve your confidence, self-esteem or your performance at work or playing sport. Or you you may wish to banish the smoking habit or conquer a fear of heights or spiders. Whatever you want to achieve, hypnotherapy can help. Read more about hypnotherapy here
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT can help you deal with problems in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. CBT aims to help you break down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and show you how to change these negative patterns to
improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
CBT has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions. In addition to depression or anxiety disorders, CBT can also help people with:
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Weight loss, also eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia
Sleep problems, such as insomnia
CBT is sometimes used to treat people with long-term health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). CBT cannot cure the physical symptoms of these health conditions, but it can help people cope better with their symptoms.
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
During the 1970s Richard Bandler and John Grinder researched how effective people communicate to find out how this could be passed on and replicated by anyone. They called this process neuro-linguistic programming; it codes how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and how we get the results (programming). This evolved to become a way of thinking based upon choices and the idea that there is a positive intention underpinning all action, and this can be applied in all walks of life. Whatever you do and whatever your age, you will find that NLP provides a better way of connecting with people and will enable you to discover more about yourself and how excellence in one area of your life can be transferred and applied in other areas.
If you have read the hypnotherapy page on this website, you know that the unconscious part of our mind determines behaviour. NLP uses external behavioural clues to delve beyond the conscious mind to understand the processes running at the unconscious level which control behaviour. This is the reason NLP is so successful in so many different areas of life - at work, in relationships, in sport, and for our general health.
A core principle of NLP is 'If you always do what you've always done you will always get what you've always got'. In other words, if your current behaviour is unconsciously not getting you what you want in life then by making this unconscious behaviour conscious, you can make more resourceful choices and get a better result!
Many people study NLP to help them become more effective in their chosen field. The patterns can be employed across a wide area of applications ranging from fields as diverse as:
Education (all levels)
Team building & training
Sales & marketing
Business & management
Personal & professional development, leadership and coaching
Relationships (personal & professional)
Wherever there is human interaction and growth potential, NLP can be used to develop and enhance performance.