Hypnosis is a trance state characterised by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination.You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you.
The experience of hypnosis is similar: neither asleep nor awake and a little like daydreaming, with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation behind it all. Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes (hypnotherapy), beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind.
Where your problem is due to habitual conditioning (habit formation), accumulated stress or unresolved events in your past then hypnotherapy can be used to access and reprogramme these complexes which are being sustained and remain active at the unconscious level.
No-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Thus hypnotherapy is a state of purposeful co-operation. It is natural and safe, with no harmful side effects.
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
Programming: "a model of interpersonal communication chiefly concerned
with the relationship between successful patterns of behaviour and the
subjective experiences (esp. patterns of thought) underlying them" and
"a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate
people in self-awareness and effective communication, and to change
their patterns of mental and emotional behaviour."Richard Bandler.
It looks at the way in which we think and process our thoughts (Neuro), the language patterns we use (Linguistic) and our behaviours (Programming) and how these interact to have a positive (or negative) effect on us as individuals.
is a collection of a wide range of methods and models which create an
understanding of thought process and behaviour. Understanding these
techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others.
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them 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 crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing 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.
Research has shown that CBT can be as effective as medication in treating some mental health problems. Compared to other talking therapies, CBT can also be completed over a relatively short period of time.
To benefit from CBT, you need to commit yourself to the process. All help and advice will be given to you, but we cannot make your problems go away without your full co-operation.
Due to the structured nature of CBT it may not be suitable for people with more complex mental health needs or learning difficulties.