|Posted by kevanowen on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM|
As an experienced professional hypnotherapist I am passionate about helping you to make positive changes in your life. Whether your aim is to gain more confidence, to de-stress, to lift your mood, to overcome phobia or excessive anxiety, to stop consuming too much convenience food or to free yourself from the dangerous habit of smoking, hypnotherapy will help you to kick-start the change process.
Hypnosis is a special way of using various naturally occurring states. It’s a collaborative process in which you allow yourself to follow the guidance of the therapist by using your imagination to evoke positive emotions and rehearse behaviour change.
One aspect of hypnotherapy is the skilled use of guided imagery – a gentle yet effective way of reducing pent-up stress and generating deep relaxation -the crucial first step towards lasting therapeutic change.
Human imagination is a powerful reality generator. The kind of “movies” you run in your mind can have a direct effect upon the way you perceive reality and have a direct bearing on the way your life turns out.
Hypnosis and therapeutic guided imagery will enable you to focus your mind in a way that is helpful to you.
This wonderful creative process makes use of a natural facet of the mind, namely the ability to narrow focus of attention and to create new patterns of learning.
The state of flow is one of the highest positive emotions, a state of complete involvement. You enter a state of flow when you are totally immersed in what you are doing and you are operating at the very limit of your abilities. You could think of it as a very positive trance state.
Some trance states are less than positive and can cruise distress, e.g. anger, anxiety, depression and addiction. These are examples of common symptomatic trance states.
My aim as a therapist is to help you find a state of flow in your life, in which you free yourself from the trap of those negative trances and start to live a life of flow. This is the “sweet spot” between boredom and stress.