What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) is much more than just hypnosis. It is a powerful combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis. SFBT is a modern form of psychotherapy that encourages clients to work towards their preferred future, focusing on how they want things to be. Unlike some forms of psychotherapy it does not involve analysing the past or examining problems; instead it helps clients visualise and achieve a more enjoyable and fulfilled future.
What Happens during Hypnotherapy?
I will bring the conscious and subconscious minds together by using my voice to gently induce a trance state. Trance is a powerful form of deep relaxation. Here we can focus on the behaviours that you have decided to change. States of trance are quite familiar to us as we slip in and out of trance several times a day, whilst driving, reading, walking, watching TV etc.
It is completely safe; no one can be hypnotised against their will and can easily reject any suggestions that are not appropriate to them.
How many sessions will it take?
Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy generally works very quickly compared with many other therapies and the number of sessions needed depends on the area to be addressed.
In most cases Depression and Anxiety related disorders usually take between 8-12 sessions.
Specific phobias, motivation, exam nerves, public speaking, etc. can usually be dealt with in 3 – 4 sessions.
Smoking cessation is a one off 2 hour session.