Mindful Hypnotherapy is an approach to my work that I’ve been using for over 10 years. After I trained as a hypnotherapist I went on to use meditation and mindfulness in my own life with transformative results. I realised from my own personal experience that the hypnotherapy I used could be combined with simple aspects of mindfulness for long term health and well-being.
I always like to empower the people I work with to take control of their own mindset, for the longer term. Mindful Hypnotherapy will enable you to springboard from a few sessions of hypnosis into balancing your well-being moving forwards. People say that they are using these tools years after seeing me, and that they have changed their life.
Hypnotherapy is amazing for rapid change. Whether it’s a phobia, weight-loss, anxiety or lack of confidence hypnosis can shift unconscious blocks quickly and easily. It’s different from mindfulness in that the aim is to change a feeling or behaviour rapidly, it’s great for blocks, clearing past trauma and accelerating positive change.
But what is important to understand is that life carries on, it throws curve balls at us, we have ups and downs, things can change. Teaching simple self-hypnosis and mindfulness tools helps to build long term resilience. By learning about your soothing system, and how to nurture wellbeing on a daily basis you’ll learn why your mind, and body, will benefit from regular moments of calm and focus. I hear often hear back from my clients who say that the work they did with me was “life changing”.
Approaching change with awareness
One of the most powerful keys that unlocks your inner power, is knowing what is happening. I explain what is happening and why, the difference between your soothing system and flight or flight system. How hypnosis works, how mindfulness makes a difference and what you can do to support these different systems in your body. It’s a bit like getting to know a friend, the more you understand them, the easier it is to know how to support them, and when to support them.
People are also often surprised to learn that some aspects of meditation and mindfulness feel very similar to hypnosis as well. My sister is a yoga therapist and we often have very interesting discussions about the similarity and differences of the different tools we use in our practice. It’s important to understand that they are fundamentally different in intention though some ways of working may feel very similar.
The beauty of this combination of Mindful Hypnotherapy is that by using hypnosis you can also unconsciously embed the intention for continuing these mindset tools on a daily basis, so that you feel driven and motivated to do them until they become habit. This unconscious drive makes it easier to build a practice of wellbeing.
Which feels right for you?
Mindful Hypnotherapy is a combination of powerful mindset tools. But with any tool I want them to be simple, and easy to continue with so that they become second nature. And as always with simple tools they need to be right for you. You may prefer a hypnotically conditioned rapid relaxation tool, like 321 relax relax relax or you may enjoy a mindful moment using your breath and awareness. We try several of these out so you can find what fits for you. Imagine having a basket of rapid tools for wellbeing tucked away in your unconscious, drawing on them automatically when you need. People often say they don’t even notice themselves doing it, because it becomes a part of who they are.
Alongside all of this you get access to audio tracks, it may be a body scan or a hypnotic imagery track but it’s something that will work for you specifically. Using hypnotic suggestion we can embed the tools that you love and the habits you want to create around an ongoing wellbeing practice. If it’s something specific I’ll even tailor and record a track for you.