In early 2000, Hypnotherapists began to combine the best of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with Ericksonian hypnotherapy to produce therapy that was goal focused (what the client wanted to achieve) rather than the more traditional problem focused approach (spending time discussing the issues that brought the client to seek help). Using Solution focused hypnotherapy, a modern research-based combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy, this can help promote relaxation and achieve beneficial lifestyle changes. I use a blended discipline of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, NLP, ACT and Positive Psychology.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool that enables us to change how we choose to respond to situations. 95% of our behaviour and decisions are controlled by the subconscious mind, according to a study by Dr. Julia Mossbridge and associates. With the client in a relaxed, comfortable state, the Hypnotherapist works with the client’s thought patterns and behaviours that lie in the subconscious mind – this is everything beyond the capabilities of the conscious mind. The suggestions used by a trained Hypnotherapist in Hypnosis can include storytelling, guided imagery, visualisation and powerful metaphors, ‘re-educating’ the subconscious mind in a positive way, helping the client to be more in control of their thoughts and feelings. For more information on the science behind Hypnosis, please read this article.
I am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in Clifton Bristol. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of helping people vastly improve their quality of life and mental and physical well-being. From professionals suffering stress and anxiety to world-class actors and musicians looking to improve their performance. For more information, get in touch to find out how hypnotherapy could help you today. You might enjoy reading my blog for tips on how to improve your well-being.