Hypnotherapy in Hinckley is a valid alternative to more traditional therapies, such as counselling in Hinckley. If you are looking to make changes to your life, then please take a moment to learn how hypnotherapy could help you make those transformations.
In many cases counselling and medication are the two most popular interventions that people seek when they are suffering from conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress, for example. The NHS offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which can be helpful but is not suitable for everybody. If you are inspired to change and are looking for alternative options then perhaps hypnotherapy or BWRT might provide the remedy you have been seeking.
Vicky Tunaley HPD DSFH BWRT (Adv) Hypnotherapist Hinckley
Comfortable hypnotherapy clinic in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood by many people, whose only experience of hypnosis may be what they have seen on the television or at comedy stage shows. Experiencing hypnotherapy in Leicestershire can provide a very rewarding and beneficial therapy session, that has absolutely nothing to do with making you cluck like a chicken!
Hypnosis in a clinical setting is called hypnotherapy and is a very relaxing, natural experience that uses the brain’s natural brainwave states to help change unwanted subconscious behaviours.
During a session you will be guided into an altered state of consciousness, which may be thought of as relaxed focus. It’s quite normal to feel alert during the process of hypnosis, or to drift into an absorbed kind of daydream. We all experience moments like this naturally, perhaps when we are driving on a familiar route or reading a very interesting book. Hypnotherapy doesn’t feel strange or weird, it’s very normal.
Hypnotherapy is 100% safe and natural and the client is always in control.
Not all hypnotherapists work in the same way and there are various styles of hypnotherapy that can be used. I often work using a solution focused approach, which combines positive psychology with hypnosis. This approach is backed up by scientific research, which shows that when we focus on positive outcomes and small goals we do much better than when we trawl through our past and re-live negative situations or events over and over again. If you think about it, this makes sense. Thinking about bad things makes us feel unhappy, and thinking about good things cheers us up.
What is BWRT?
BWRT is short for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy – which is a bit of a mouthful. It is a modern therapy that people are just starting to hear about. One of the first questions many of my BWRT clients ask me is “what happens in a BWRT session?”. That is the golden question and one which is never answered but only experienced! There’s a good reason for this, and it’s all about how the neural pathways in our brains generalise what we think we know.
When we experience anything in life, we automatically make judgements about it. We gain understanding and knowledge and this feeds into our model of the world. Some of our experiences will be valid and helpful to us, which means that we can feel productive, happy and successful. However, sometimes events occur that can distress us or make us feel anxious, fearful, upset or angry.
BWRT recognises that all our reactions to everything that we experience relies on what we have already seen, heard, done, discovered or otherwise engaged with. Therefore, through BWRT we can work to change these old patterns so that new neural pathways are formed. Neural pathways are the nerve cells in the brain that transmit and receive information – it’s how we make sense of the world that we live in.
When we change these neural pathways through the BWRT process then our thinking changes too.. It does this because we are no longer activating old memories and reactions but instead have created new, more positive outcomes.
BWRT is a type of psychotherapy and can be a very quick way to help people overcome strong emotional feelings.
Anxiety affects many people and is the brain's natural response to threat and danger.
However, problems arise when we aren't in a dangerous situation but still feel on high alert.
Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and find calm.
There has never been a better time to stop smoking. Only 16% of the population in the UK now use cigarettes to self-medicate.
Hypnotherapy to stop smoking can make it easy and effortless to quit. As a result your health and wallet will both see the benefit.
When we experience pain it's a signal to tell us to be careful and not cause further injury to a site that may be affected.
However, some pain is chronic and serves no purpose. Find out how you can change your perception of pain.
Most people who want to lose weight know exactly what they should be doing - eating less and moving more.
My motivational weight loss sessions will help you to keep motivated and resist cravings.
Does it sometimes feel as if you need to blow your top? Do small things irritate you to the point that you find it hard to control your anger? Hypnotherapy can help tame the tiger and get you feeling calm and in control.
Do you feel concerned every time you feel a little unwell? Maybe you worry about lumps and bumps and all manner of ailments that can befall you? Sometimes people with health anxiety obsess about death and dying. Hypnotherapy can help.
There are times in life where we need a little more bravery. For example, due to public speaking, confrontation or just being able to socialise easier.
Hypnosis can change old behaviours so that we can improve in areas where we feel weak.
Are there times where you feel certain people or places are strangely familiar?
Do you experience deja-vu?
Maybe you are just curious?
Regression into a past life experience can be rewarding and eye-opening. In addition, it can help people feel calmer about the death experience as we can gain a greater spiritual insight.
If you are finding it difficult to sleep, or waking up in the night, hypnotherapy can help you to relax, soothing the mind so that you can enjoy a restful night's sleep again.
Subsequently, it will be easier to stay alert and focused during the day. What's more, focus, concentration and general mood can improve too.
Sometimes life can feel bleak, as if all the colour has been washed out of it.
Low moods can be very isolating and lonely. It can feel as if nobody understands you.
Hypnotherapy can help you to find the spark in life again.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
We all see life differently, through our own personal filters. The way we view the world will be a combination of our unique personalities, our life experiences and the influence of other people. Sometimes we don’t like our own behaviour – we might feel as if we have failed or let ourselves down. Perhaps we haven’t met our own expectations of who we could become in life. Maybe we struggle with negative thinking and anxiety and long for a sense of happiness and peace.
There are many ways that hypnotherapy can guide us into more fulfilling, happier lives because we all have great abilities to change. The fact is, we can change any of our behaviours, impulses, thoughts and feelings. Nobody needs to be stuck with a label they don’t want.
Sometimes the inner voice that we listen to isn’t very helpful to us. It might tell us something that we believe to be true, but which we don’t like. For example:
“I’ve always been shy”
“I can’t stop worrying about things”
“I’ll never be able to stop smoking”
“It’s just the way I am”
“I want to be happy, but I don’t know how”
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to release out-dated thinking patterns that serve no purpose. And in place of negative thinking or bad habits hypnosis allows the mind to create healthier and happier ways of thinking. If you are looking for hypnotherapy in Hinckley, Leicestershire or the surrounding areas I can offer a free face-to-face initial consultation to answer any questions you may have and to give you more information about how I can help you find the outcomes that you want.
I can also work worldwide through Skype or other video means.
How can BWRT help me?
BWRT can help to reduce strong negative memories or emotions. It might be that there is a certain trigger that upsets you. This could be a phobia, like a fear of spiders for example. Or it could be a traumatic event that occurred, such as a burglary, or the moment you found out your partner cheated on you.
When something happens to us that we find particularly stressful or upsetting, it lays down a strong emotional memory. Often we re-live these events over and over again, which only serves to make the bad feelings stronger.
When you arrive for your BWRT session I will ask you a lot of questions which will elicit in more detail the information that is required. Because memories aren’t stored in isolation it’s often the case that there are past events or situations that, on the surface, don’t seem to be related to the problem but which do need deactivating.
During the BWRT process you will be fully alert and in control and often only one or two sessions are needed to create the change that you need.
Many times my clients have a look of surprise on their faces after the BWRT therapy has taken place because they can hardly believe that a memory they found to be so difficult and distressing now seems unremarkable.
When we change the neural pathways in the brain in this way, we are changing our future responses. Imagine the brain always searching it’s library for the same instruction sheet in order to think a certain way or carry out a certain process. After BWRT that instruction sheet has been replaced with a newer edition incorporating the new information. This means that we can’t help but feel differently about things. And when we feel differently, we act differently too.
There is a full list of conditions on the BWRT page that can give you more insight into how BWRT can help.
I can also work worldwide through Skype or other video means.
List of conditions hypnotherapy can help with:
- Quitting Smoking
- Driving Anxiety
- Exam Nerves
- Fear of Dying
- Ageing Anxieties
- Panic Attacks
- Getting over Rejection
- Low Moods
- Health Anxiety
- Learn to love yourself
- Pain Relief
- Anger Management
- Self Acceptance
- Sexual Issues
- Reducing Stress
- Fears and Phobias
- Successful Mindset
- Positive Thinking
- Weight Management
List of conditions BWRT can help with:
BWRT Level One
- All types of Performance Anxiety
- Commitment Anxiety
- Exam anxiety
- Fear of Authority
- Fear of failure
- Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Panic attacks
- Relationship Issues
- Self Worth/Self-Confidence Issues
- Social Phobias
- Success Inhibition
List of conditions BWRT can help with:
BWRT Level Two
- Binge eating and drinking
- Eating disorders
- Porn addiction
- Post natal depression
- Sexual obsession / addiction
- Substance Abuse
I also offer other therapies:
- Reiki Healing
- Indian Head Massage
- Hopi Ear Candling