What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is talking therapy that uses hypnosis. So when you come to see me we’ll start with a chat about where you are now and the outcome you want from working with me. Hypnotherapy is an amazing method for bringing about change and most people find it very relaxing and feel as if they’ve been asleep, even though they haven’t!
Hypnotherapy is so much more than reading a script to someone when they’re in hypnosis; if it were that simple anyone could do it after watching a YouTube video! Knowing what to ask, when to challenge unhelpful beliefs and when to keep it zipped, is essential for the therapy to be brief, rather than protracted. Choosing what to say to you in hypnosis that will make the difference between a relaxing experience and a transformative one is most important of all.
"I had no idea what I was walking into; I had never had Hypnotherapy before and some sessions we just talked. I had some incredible reactions, some intense realizations and I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life I cannot recommend Lorraine highly enough!" - Rebecca
Why hypnotherapy? Because it works!
We spend most of our time in logical, ‘thinking mode,’ but making certain changes or breaking old patterns by simply 'deciding' to do so is rarely successful long-term. This is where hypnotherapy can really make a difference. When you are in hypnosis you are in a more receptive and creative state and a therapist can work with you to find new ways of doing or seeing things.
There are many different styles of professional hypnotherapy and they all work, so it’s a personal decision for you. Most people choose a therapist based on who they are drawn to and it’s important to choose someone with whom you feel comfortable, that's why I offer an opportunity to have a chat with me on the phone or via Zoom. Schedule a time slot here. I use Solution-focused hypnotherapy (which focuses on the desired outcome, not the problem), Ericksonian Hypnosis (which uses stories, metaphors and subtle language patterns) and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (a personalised combination of CBT and hypnosis).
"Addressing those underlying reasons through discussion and hypnotherapy rather than simply trying to halt the symptoms has made an enormous difference. It has also been a fascinating and life-affirming journey" - Nick
I'm trained in several Psycho-sensory techniques including EMDR and 'tapping' or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which can result in quick changes to behaviour and emotions through sensory stimulation. These can be useful for trauma, anxiety, phobias as well as low self-esteem and unwanted habits.