Hypnotherapy Services in Swindon
How would you feel tomorrow if you could wake up and feel:-
In Control Around Food
Relieved that you have finally managed to quit Smoking
Happy again, having lost that Depression
Refreshed, Energetic and Positive
Whatever problem you are trying to overcome, hypnosis may help you to uncover and understand why you feel this way as well as providing a tool to change how you think, feel and behave
Linda Clarke is a Master Hypnotherapist who consults at The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AS.
If you have any challenges that you are struggling to overcome then take that first step to discover the power of hypnosis.
How does Hypnotherapy Work?Hypnosis is a trance state, just like a zoom lens on a camera which you access many times a day. Examples of this are when you are day-dreaming, praying, engrossed in a book or a movie or when you are driving. Oftentimes when we are driving and we have something on our mind we miss our off-ramp on the highway or arrive at our destination and wonder how did we get here? In all of these examples of trance we might ask ourselves “Am I unconscious?”, or “Have I lost control”? The answer, of course, is no. Hypnosis is simply a state where mind and body are relaxed which gives one access to the subconscious mind. The state of Hypnosis is a suggestible, open state where your subconscious mind is able to accept new thoughts as a reality. Not only may hypnosis provide long-lasting results, but it also works in a completely different way than any other self-help techniques. During your first session with Linda she will spend some time to get to know you in order to help you set some goals for subsequent sessions. This provides a safe environment where you will be able to discuss any challenges, fears or needs that you have. Next, Linda will work with you to elicit a relaxed state. This state is nothing like the type of dazed/crazy state you see on television shows – you will be aware of everything that is being said and of everything happening around you. In a hypnotic trance, we have access to our subconscious mind and can re-pattern our thinking (as well as delve into relevant past issues – if required) in order to create a new belief system that can help us to think, feel and behave resourcefully.Read more on how hypnotherapy works
Some frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy:-
Does one have to access a deep trance for hypnotherapy to be successful?Not at all. We are all unique and some of us relax easier than others. We do need to experience some deeper states in order to regress back to our childhood but regression is not always essential to makes changes in how we think, feel and behave. Because our mind and body are connected we can change our physiology (including the neural pathways of our brain) simply by what we imagine. You might like to test this; Close your eyes and remember a time when you had a negative emotion such as anger, fear or hurt. Take a few moments to go back to that time seeing all the sights that were a part of that experience, hearing the sounds and noticing what you were saying to yourself. Spend a few minutes playing the movie of that event in your mind and when you are ready, open your eyes coming back into the present moment. You will have noticed that perhaps your breathing changed, you felt physical sensations in your body and maybe your heart beat changed. This is because our body doesn’t know the difference between what we imagine and what is actually happening.
Can the hypnotherapist make me do something against my will like in the movies?A hypnotherapist doesn’t have any special powers, he or she has been trained to speak to you in a certain way to help you relax and using suggestions and imagery help you to achieve your goal. Your mind has its natural defences and will always protect itself. I have many clients see me because they want to perhaps stop smoking or lose weight. Unless they are motivated and are open to changing their habits then hypnosis alone will not help.
What can hypnotherapy be used for?Hypnotherapy is known to be effective in uncovering and understanding why we feel and behave the way we do and is an effective tool for change.
Can one learn self-hypnosis?Yes, one can learn these techniques; A trained hypnotherapist can teach you this in just one session.
Hypnosis Can be Utilized to Address Psychological, Emotional & Physical Challenges
Relieve pain, including hypnobirthing
Addictions such as alcoholism and smoking
People suffering from depression can learn to understand why they feel the way they do and make changes to feel happy again.
People suffering from Insomnia have found that learning hypnosis facilitates having a deep relaxing sleep.
Physical conditions caused by emotional stress and tension such as irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, and eczema have also been successfully alleviated or lessened with hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is also known to Enhance Fertility for both men and women.
Getting a great healthy nights sleep
“I just wanted to say thank you for giving me some great techniques to restore my sleep patterns. I’m getting a great healthy nights sleep most nights and wake up feeling alive and invigorated in the morning.”Candice 2009
Read more testimonials here
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Many clients ask Linda – how many sessions will I require? This is really dependent on you, your motivation to change and how you experience hypnosis. When experiencing hypnosis we are communicating directly with the subconscious mind, so change can often be noticed in just a few sessions. Why don’t you take the first step to contact Linda to discuss with her what you want to change?
If you need further information then have a look at these Case Studies on Hypnotherapy to see how Linda has helped many people achieve permanent transformation.
It’s up to you – start today and you are one session closer to transforming your life!