Hypnotherapist West London, Ealing, W13
Hypnotherapy & Trance
Hypnotherapy is about utilising trance states to go go beyond conscious limitations and access the unconscious mind to heal problems, reclaim lost resources and tap into creative solutions. In fact, hypnotherapy runs through most of the techniques I use to make profound changes effectively, by involving the unconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy and the unconscious mind
You can think of the conscious mind as being aware of, for example, the words you are actually reading or hearing or saying at any given moment, while at the same time those thousands of words that you know and recognise are stored unconsciously until you say or hear them in awareness.
Of course the unconscious mind is also where all your skills, resources and memories are stored, and utilising trance states in hypnotherapy leads to creative resolution of problems using these vast resources. Your unconscious mind also knows what experiences triggered the responses you want to change e.g. uncontrollable emotions such as anger, hurt, depression, jealousy, guilt, resentment and sorrow, phobias, tension, stress, insomnia, lack of self esteem, lack of confidence etc. So a hypnotherapist using trance techniques can help you go right to the heart of the problem and resolve it at source. Hypnotherapy gives an effective alternative to “papering over the cracks” or consciously trying to change unwanted behaviour, or hoping the problem in thinking, feeling or behaving will resolve if you understand consciously why you have the problem. Understanding why does not lead to effortless change but trance techniques aim to make the desired change occur automatically in your life without conscious effort.
Hypnotherapy gets to the root of problems
Hypnotherapy moves you beyond the limitation of conscious thought to a level where real change can occur, and without trying you can become pleasantly surprised at how different you can be. You can go in and out of hypnotic trance from moment to moment as you get in touch with those hitherto unremembered incidents in the past when you learned to have the problem.
Hypnotherapy and the other techniques I use
As a trained hypnotherapist I use many varied and powerful trance techniques and can recognise the hypnotic element in the many other therapies in which I have trained. A hypnotherapist can notice when a client is spontaneously going into trance in search of a resource in their history or memory or memories where the problem was learned. At this point the hypnotherapist will keep quiet and leave space for the client’s unconscious mind to search out solutions or causes, which up till then had not been available consciously. Often clients will, to their surprise, contact memories they haven’t thought about for years and realise how relevant they are to the manifestation of their problem. Then the memories can be healed and the problem resolved.
Hypnotherapy in all its different guises specialises in this making contact with the unconscious mind, where all your history of how you learned to have the problem is stored as well as all the resources you need to heal it.
I have been trained in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy which has much more to offer than just giving the unconscious mind suggestions in a relaxed state. Suggestions have their place, but the unconscious mind is very creative and intelligent and can be connected in a more powerful way to heal the past, which is negatively influencing your happiness and fulfilment in the present. Ericksonian Hypnotherapy emphasises the creativity of the unconscious mind and its vast resources, which are often limited by conscious beliefs about what is possible. For example, have you ever “slept on a problem” and woken up with an unexpectedly good solution or insight? Or have you woken up with some important missing fact which you had overlooked or forgotten? While your conscious mind was asleep it could not interfere with the ability of the creative unconscious to find solutions. The unconscious mind can oversee the whole problem without limitation.
Trance can be thought of being a little like daydreaming, where the conscious mind is distracted and lulled into a state of not thinking too hard, thus allowing the unconscious to work towards resolutions unhindered.
As a hypnotherapist I often teach self-hypnosis to interested clients. This is not just for making self-suggestions, but rather to get more communication with the unconscious mind. This can allow you to learn how to be much more aware of what you want and don’t want, and how you genuinely feel about things. It is also a good way to really start switching on the Relaxation Response and to carry this over to your daily life. It can be wonderfully relaxing to just go into trance, a little like a pleasant day dream, and a chance to switch off for a while and do yourself some good. Self hypnosis can also help you with furthering creative projects, and getting in touch with innovative ways of solving problems. It is an excellent skill to acquire and have access to for the rest of your life.
Some Problem areas where hypnotherapy is particularly useful:
OBSESSIVE THOUGHTS Learning to relax, so the thoughts can slip away.
INSOMNIA Using self-hypnosis to calm fast internal dialogue so you can slip into sleep.
FLYING Using self hypnosis to shrink time so the flight seems shorter, and instructing the unconscious to change your internal time to accord with your destination so you soften jet lag.
SPORTS Practising doing your sport in your mind. Research shows that this does enhance performance as imagining doing an action uses the the same neural pathways as if you were physically moving.
PHYSICAL PROBLEMS Learning how to do visualisations which can support your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS Anger, fear, sadness, depression – getting to the root of these so they can dissolve.
NIGHTMARES Learning to re-enter the dream so the nightmare can have a positive ending.
HABIT CONTROL Slimming and stopping smoking.
STUDYING Learning how to “incubate” essays.
RELAXATION Using self-hypnosis to reactivate the Relaxation Response, which can get a little “rusty” nowadays! A good antidote to stress and tension.
RECURRING DREAMS Learn to stop that recurring nightmare or dream coming back.
By accessing the unconscious mind in trance with guidance from a hypnotherapist, you can explore and make changes to specific areas of your life as well as enhancing creativity and intuition. I am a qualified hypnotherapist and skilled in providing hypnotherapy in London for a whole range of personal problems and issues. If you are seeking hypnotherapy in London please contact me now. I work in West London, Ealing W13 which is convenient for Acton, Chiswick, Brentford, Hanwell, Greenford, Southall, W5, W7. More about Julie de Burgh
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