CLINICAL
HYPNOTHERAPY

CLINICAL
HYPNOTHERAPY

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation similar to guided meditation,
except that one’s subconscious mind remains very alert.

Clinical Hypnosis is very different to stage hypnosis, which has considerably
distorted people’s view about hypnotherapy.

During hypnosis we attempt to reach a normal state of the mind called ‘trance’ characterised by focused attention, and absorption in some activity, image, thought or feeling. Often people can, and do enter this state spontaneously i.e. when concentrating on a long drive, watching TV, or reading etc. When a person is under hypnosis, their conscious mind relaxes and is by-passed, so their subconscious/unconscious mind can then be accessed, and here is where all changes occur.

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation similar to guided meditation, except the subconscious mind
is very alert.

Clinical Hypnosis is very different to stage hypnosis, which has considerably distorted people’s
ideas about this approach for clinical purposes.

During hypnosis we attempt to reach a normal state of the mind called ‘trance’ characterised by focused attention, and absorption in some activity, image, thought or feeling. Often people can, and do enter this state spontaneously i.e. when concentrating on a long drive, watching TV, or reading etc. When a person is under hypnosis, their conscious mind relaxes and is by-passed, so their subconscious mind can then be accessed, and here is where all changes occur.

THE CONSCIOUS MIND

The subconscious mind is critical and analytical, sorting information by noticing and evaluating differences; hence, unlike the subconscious mind, it doesn’t accept or act upon suggestions easily. Also, it has filters, so one’s language is guarded and adapted to circumstances.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

The subconscious mind contains one’s wisdom, childhood/memories, belief systems and life’s conditioning. It regulates body maintenance and automimic processes like breathing, blood circulation and tissue regeneration. Also, it is the seat of all emotions and behaviour.

By using hypnotherapy to access the subconscious mind, we are able to change unwanted behaviour, reprogram old beliefs, change negative thinking to positives, and access buried memories; so emotional issues can be successfully resolved. 

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to effect positive changes in your way of thinking, behaving and general wellbeing. It is an incredible tool and it can be used in many different ways. During trance state, the therapist attempts to influence the client’s perceptions, feelings, thinking and behaviour by asking them to concentrate on ideas and images that may evoke the intended effects.

It is important to remember that Clinical Hypnotherapy does not constitute a form of treatment or therapy in its own right, and that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is an adjunct, providing a context for the delivery of treatment or therapy. Therapy incorporating hypnosis can only be as effective as the underlying therapeutic approach permits.

There are several types of hypnotherapy: 

Suggestion Hypnosis is a technique employed in most types of hypnotherapy. The premise is that when we are in a hypnotic state, our subconscious is more open to suggestion, which helps alter thought patterns. This technique is ideal for changing habits, overcoming anxiety and reducing stress. 

Cognitive Hypnotherapy incorporates hypnosis to help ‘update’ the subconscious in line with the conscious, and its understanding of reality. It can be used for many concerns, but it is particularly helpful for phobias and anxiety. 

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy named after the well-known psychiatrist Milton Erickson (who specialised in family and medical hypnosis), uses indirect suggestion and storytelling to alter behaviour. It appeals to those who are looking for a different approach, away from traditional forms of hypnotherapy. 

Hypno-psychotherapy is an integrated approach, where hypnosis is used alongside another branch of psychotherapy i.e. Humanist, Gestalt, psychodynamic or mindfulness. It can be used to look at more deep-seated issues. 

Hypnoanalysis draws on concepts from analytical psychotherapy, and it looks to identify a ‘cause’ or ‘trigger’ event that has led to the presenting problem. By identifying the root cause, the clinician helps to reduce negative associations and resolve resulting issues. 

Past Life Regression is a technique, which assumes that we all have had past lives; hence, it uses hypnosis to help recover past memories, which in turn may revel why you are struggling with certain issues in this life/explains who you are now. This therapy is holistic, working with mind, body, emotions and spirit; it may be useful if you feel stuck on a certain issue, or find something keeps coming back into your life.

Solution-focussed Hypnotherapy concentrates on the here and now, looking at your current situation and how you would like your future to look. It is client centred and goal setting in key here; structured questioning techniques are often used to help you uncover the desired solution to whatever challenge you are facing. The core belief is that you have the inner strength and resources to draw upon to help yourself.

Whatever your needs are, hypnotherapy is an excellent, safe and positive way to help you deal with those issues, which are holding you back, or preventing you from living your best life. It can assist with a vast range of emotional, mental, psychosomatic and physical difficulties; generally, there is always something that hypnotherapy can do to help.

We also offer the following:

NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING
TIME LINE
THERAPY
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
TECHNIQUE
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING
TIME LINE
THERAPY
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM
TECHNIQUE

Eye Movement Therapy is recognised internationally as an excellent way to support emotional change. It explores undesirable emotions and ways of being, and by teaching resources while inside the problem state, it brings a person more into the present enabling them to stay out of past negative experiences. Essentially, this method involves holding the problem in mind whilst the eyes are moved in different directions. Often, the result is that the issue loses its emotional impact and becomes less upsetting.

Touch Therapy is a healing method, and when applied it generates slow brain wave activity i.e. Delta waves, along with soothing brain chemicals. When something traumatic happens, it can be recorded in the brain permanently in order to keep us safe, but the consequences of this are not always helpful or wanted. When Touch Therapy is applied to the upper arm, palms and face, as part of this process, it delinks the traumatic memory from the distress; you can remember what happened, but it doesn’t bother you anymore.

Grief Support uses a set of tools to address loss no matter what the cause. Counselling is useful to help people discover why they feel a certain way, but the human heart is not rational and doesn’t respond to intellect. Therefore, in order to heal hearts, we need to take actions that address the heart, rather than the head, to allow the release of the pain, the end to all those “I wish I’d said/not said, I wish I’d done/not done” that tend to keep grievers trapped on the mental hamster wheel of pain.

Life Coaching is aimed at helping people meet goals in their personal/working lives by guiding them in the right direction i.e. as a sports coach might do for a sportsperson, although the methods used by individual life coaches will vary greatly, with NLP being the most popular. Coaching is a beneficial process, allowing people to break their negative belief patterns, act more decisively, and set clear goals towards achieving what they want from life. Anyone visiting a coach needs to be open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and needs to commit to the process.

Reiki Wellbeing is a form of energy healing and a very popular complementary therapy; used for health and wellness all around the world. It aims to encourage the flow of energy within the body and to remove blockages in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. By improving one’s energy, Reiki enables deep relaxation, clarity of mind and emotional healing. In addition, it can help reduce the symptoms of chronic pain and illness. When more healing is required to achieve harmony, aura and chakra work can be combined with Reiki.

Stuart House, Union Lane, Ramsey,
Isle of Man, IM8 1BD

Contact Cristina Vasiliu on:
07624 260278 (IOM)
07483 260352 (UK)
info.wellmindexcel@gmail.com

WellMind Excel is located near Ramsey harbour,
behind the Royal Hotel and off Mona Street. We are
on the first floor, in discreet and well-appointed premises.
There is good public parking in the nearby Market Square
and St Pauls Square.

Stuart House, Union Lane, Ramsey,
Isle of Man, IM8 1BD

Contact Cristina Vasiliu on:
07624 260278 (IOM)
07483 260352 (UK)
info.wellmindexcel@gmail.com

WellMind Excel is located near Ramsey harbour, behind the Royal Hotel and off Mona Street.
We are on the first floor, in discreet and
well-appointed premises.
There is good public parking in the nearby Market Square and St Pauls Square.

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