What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy?
I use a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy alongside hypnosis.
This type of therapy is optimistic, forward looking and helps you to find out what it is that you want out of your life when things are better. Much therapy is problem centred and this makes you very good at your problem. In fact the problem may seem to take up much of your thinking.
Using a solution focused perspective helps you to see the glimpses of your life that happen when the problem isn’t bothering you and focusing on them. The fact that the problem isn’t there all of the time means that there are times (even very small times) when you can handle it. This is what we focus on. Over time, the brain learns to focus on what is going well rather than what’s wrong. That is when the glimpses start getting bigger and more frequent. Eventually there is more glimpse than problem and you feel better, more in control and ever such a lot more like yourself again.
“Hypnotherapy was a way of putting myself back in perspective. Reminding myself of who I am and who I want to be rather than the person anxiety made me, it gave me the clarity to see the difference and the confidence to address the problems. It allowed me to take a step back by creating an unbiased space that I felt totally secure in, and gave me room to breathe and focus on an issue that I barely wanted to acknowledge.
Before I started hypnotherapy I wasn’t really sure what to expect, it felt like something that only happened in films, but everything was done at a speed tailored to me and explained so well that I felt completely comfortable and in control the whole way through.
I think starting is the hardest part, but it defiantly changed my attitude and approach to life and also helped me in ways I wasn’t expecting, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.” (Polly D)