Whether it’s managing your weight, keeping fit, maintaining a tidy house, gaining a qualification or improving your work/life balance, hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goal.
There are Solution Focused Hypnotherapists practising in all over the UK. We employ techniques designed to help clients visualise their ‘preferred future’. We do this through asking specially formulated questions and help people to describe how their future will be when they have achieved their goal. Encouraging clients to provide as much detail as possible so that they can create a vivid mental image.
This visualisation exercise is followed by a session of hypnosis, a relaxed state in which the mind is more receptive to ideas and suggestions. Clients can be reassured that they don’t need to be creative or artistic to be able to visualise a scenario. For example if people are worried about this aspect, I ask them to "describe their wedding day, or tell me what their kitchen looks like. Visualisation is no more difficult than that!”
Whichever solution focused hypnotherapist you see it is important for people to understand that Hypnotherapy is not a magic wand that can change a person’s behaviour without any effort on their part. Will power and determination are still needed, but hypnotherapy can be enormously helpful in maintaining a client’s motivation.
Most New Year’s resolutions involve changing ingrained habits. We may habitually eat more than we need to be comfortably full, we may leave the dishes on the draining board until morning, or we may believe that we can’t leave work until we’ve dealt with all the emails in our inbox.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works by helping clients to see an alternative behaviour, one that benefits them. We know that habits are created through repetition. The more we employ a new behaviour, the more automatic it becomes. By helping clients to imagine having achieved their goal, Hypnotherapists are helping them to create healthier habits of thought.
Neuroscience demonstrates that when we imagine doing something, similar changes take place in the brain as if we are actually doing it. So we can accelerate the formation of new habits by simply thinking about the way we want to be. The deeply relaxed state achieved during hypnosis helps the mind to absorb the positive mental image.
If you feel you need help to maintain motivation for following through on your New Year’s resolutions, contact Nadine on 07590540074 to discuss options available to you (note I have limited availability due to maternity leave) or visit www.thedecisionclinic.co.uk
And finally whatever your individual goals are this new year, I'd like to wish you all success, health and happiness for 2014.