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This is a question that many new clients who are curious about hypnotherapy will ask me in my Sheffield Hypnotherapy Practice in S8. The truth is that we are all unique and so every person will experience hypnosis in their own way.

Hypnosis is simply a natural, pleasant, relaxed state in which you are more aware of your internal experience than the world around you.

For some it’s a pleasant ‘day-dreaming’ feeling, such as being absorbed in a book or a hobby, except what you are becoming really absorbed in is you! Others can feel more relaxed or sleepy than they expected, sometimes dramatically so although you are always in control and for others, it’s a more alert, switched on feeling. You can often find you move between lighter and deeper states throughout the hypnosis experience.

What’s important to know is that how you feel isn’t an indicator of how effective hypnosis is. Regardless of what it feels like for you – its working!

Contrary to popular belief results using hypnosis do not depend at all on ‘going deep’ and are not reserved only for those who can be deeply hypnotised. In clincial work, only a very light level of hypnosis (also called trance) is required for phenomenal results.

How hypnosis feels can change as sessions progress. If you like hypnosis is an ‘inner skill’ that you develop the more you use it, so whether you practice self-hypnosis at home or notice a change over several sessions with me, you are likely to find you become more deeply absorded in the inner wonder and wisdom of you each time you experience it.

Hypnosis is one of those experiences that is hard to explain until you experience it! So if you are curious, I would highly recommend you allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy it and discover for yourself its power and potential in your life. Hypnotherapy can truly be a life transforming experience.

Its really important of course that you seek who you choose to work with in hypnoisis wisely – Not all hypnotherapy is the same at all and WHO you choose to work with is a huge factor in your experience and your success.

If you are curious about how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your best health and wellbeing please contact me using the form on my site, my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyHypnotherapy/ or call Beki on 07528637825

Happy New Year Everyone!
The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start. All the mistakes, disappointments and frustrations of the previous year are over, and it’s time for a clean slate. New Year’s Eve is traditionally the perfect time to let go of the past, and look to the future with optimism.

All too frequently however, resolutions seem to go by the wayside by mid-January. A combination of bad weather, getting back into working routines and existing in darkness after 4pm, can leave you feeling flat and uninspired, making it too easy to go back to old habits. These might concern weight, anxiety or alcohol issues or just self limiting beliefs. However, I am sure; if you follow these self hypnosis tips below you’ll make 2020 the year of success! (For additional helps for all conditions please call 07528637825)

Gratitude

Practice gratitude
Before making your resolutions, take a moment to reflect on the things that you already have. List everything that you are grateful for; loving family and friends, a healthy mind and body, the food on your table, the roof over your head. These are things that we all take for granted from time to time, but if you can’t appreciate the things that you have, satisfaction will be almost impossible to achieve. I recommend you do this daily.

Think about happiness
Focus on what would make you happier; on the areas of your life that you want to improve. What we focus on grows so whether you seek to improve your health, your weight, wealth, relationships, career, or reduce stress or anxiety, placing happiness at the centre of your resolutions, means you’ll not only feel happier but that you’ll more likely continue with them, as they won’t feel like a chore.

Create your resolutions
List your five top goals, and the timeframe to achieve them. For example, ‘I will be in a wonderful, loving relationship with my ideal partner by December 2020’; ‘I will find the perfect job within six months’; ‘I will reach my ideal, healthy weight by August’. Next, rewrite them in the present tense to turn them into affirmations.

‘I am in a wonderful, loving relationship.’

‘I am excited and fulfilled by the work I do.’

‘I enjoy exercising and keeping my body healthy.’

‘I am the perfect weight’

 

By repeating these hypnosis affirmations in the present tense, you are programming your mind to believe that they are a reality. Be specific and clear with your goals, to ensure that your affirmations are successful.

Ladder of Happiness

Create a ‘ladder of happiness’
Look at where you are now, and write down five steps that are necessary for you to reach your goals, starting at the bottom. For example, if your resolution is to further your career, your first step might be to:

1)ask for more responsibility

2) find out about training courses

3) make more business connections

4)change your career path, or start your own business.

Draw the ladder, and hang it somewhere that you will see it every day, perhaps near the kettle, or on the bathroom mirror. The steps will differ for each person and need to be broken right down into achievable tasks. Familiarise yourself with every step and really visualise your success. Mark the ladder in some way as you achieve each rung, and give yourself a pat on the back or small reward.

Aim for the sky
There’s nothing wrong with setting yourself a high target when it comes to New Year resolutions. The higher you aim, the more likely it is that you will see success, which is the surest way to help you feel inspired to continue on your journey. Think big, and reap the rewards!

*If anyone feels they need some motivation or confidence boosting to back up their plans please feel free to book a few appointments with me Becky

on 07528637825 or use the form in the contact details section.

As a clinical Hypnotherapist in Sheffield, near Chesterfield ,abbeyhypnosissheffield.co.uk , with many years of experience, I am often asked whether hypnotherapy is better than counselling and it’s a difficult one to answer. Partly because I feel that I do incorporate counselling into my sessions anyway, particularly during the initial assessment, and partly because it depends on the person and what it is they require.

Some people who are going through a challenging time in their lives just want a listening ear whilst they vent and seek guidance, others have deeper, more persistent problems and accept that they need specialist help to get to the root of it and want a reassuring hand.  Someone who believes in you and offers you a space of empathy, growth, empowerment and possibilities. Hypnotherapy can be used for all kinds of problems, not just weight loss, smoking and phobias but anxiety, confidence issues, bereavement and depression, amongst several others. Counselling can change the way you feel and help your understand your situation better. Hypnotherapy can also do that and bring about powerful changes in your life at the same time. With hypnosis you become a force which can overcome challenges.

If trying to decide which road to travel down, this may make it clearer for you:

Counselling gives you a safe space in which to talk and reflect whilst being given support, guidance and understanding. It is cheaper per session than hypnotherapy untitledbut you may require years of therapy in order to feel better. The other limitation to counselling is that you are not necessarily given the tools and support to make the necessary changes in your life.

Hypnotherapy is a process which is much more proactive and dynamic than counselling as hypnosis goes straight to the unconscious and subconscious part of the mind much more effectively than talking therapies and therefore produces faster results. Change can and does happen very quickly and successfully.  While some people do experience profound change within one or two sessions, usually it tends to take around four to six sessions – depending on what they wish to achieve.

Comparisons

The length of the sessions for each are about the same, both are confidential and safe, both are usually done face to face but can be done over skype. At present, counselling is available on the NHS whereas Hypnotherapy currently isn’t but attitudes are changing and many doctors now recommend Hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy usually focuses on changing behaviours, while counselling and psychotherapy more often help with self-understanding and acceptance. Using both together, side by side is probably the best combination, breaking old habits through self awareness and developing the skills and confidence to create new, more adaptive behaviours.

I try to combine both within my sessions so give me a call on 07528637825 or go to my contacts page on my website and leave a request: http://abbeyhypnosissheffield.co.uk/sheffield-hypnotherapy-hypnotherapist-s8-reik-contact-for-chesterfield-anxiety-stress-weight-loss-fear-of-flying-habits-exam-nerves-smoking-confidence-grief-anger-depressio/

 

Many thanks for reading,

Becky at Abbey hypnotherapy