Hypnotherapy Helps you Overcome Barriers and Create Lasting Change in the Present.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach with 20+ years experience in healing, performance enhancement, and personal development I am dedicated to empowering you to create positive lasting change in your life. I am an Edinburgh hypnotherapist and coach and I use a variety of techniques including cognitive behaviour hypnotherapy, solution focussed psychotherapy and coaching, positive psychology, mindfulness, NLP, EFT and EMDR as well as Eastern Spiritual Meditations and Western esoteric practices to guide you into health, well-being and excellence.
As a Holistic Edinburgh Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, I believe in addressing the issues that lie underneath your symptoms and not just offering a temporary cure. While hypnosis can help you address negative conditioning created by past experiences, coaching helps you move on and create the life you want in the present.
I am here to empower you to achieve greater peace of mind in all aspects of your life. I am here to help you feel a sense of mastery and confidence so you can achieve your dreams.
During your first session, I will assess your own unique needs and design a course of treatment specifically tailored to your goals.
What techniques are used during a Hypnotherapy Session?
Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapy
Cognitive behaviour hypnotherapy is an application of cognitive behaviour therapy where hypnosis is applied instead of traditional CBT. It is particularly effective to help with phobias, and to increase confidence. It can be also be used to help with anxiety, sleep disorders and intrusive thoughts.
Emotional Freedom Techniques, otherwise known as tapping is one of the many techniques I use in my sessions. I utilise this technique together with hypnosis to maximise its effects. EFT can be useful in trauma treatment and it can be easily learnt and used at home. It is an effective way to releasing negative emotions and redirecting thought towards more positive and helpful choices.
Transforming Regression Therapy and Inner Child Work
Originally developed by Gil Boyne, this is a method that uses Regression, Positive Visualisation, Gestalt dialogue, Body Awareness and Ideomotor Questioning to bring about a transformation in the client consciousness regarding issues the causes of which had previously been unknown. It involves regression and Inner Child Work which helps people reframe negative traumatic events and empowers you to learn self love.
This is a technique whereby the client is safely brought to recall past experiences that have caused a misconception in their belief system to occur. This misconception is then recognised, overcome and substituted with a more appropriate belief.
Parts Therapy and Ego State Therapy
These methods were pioneered by Charles Tebbetts and based on the Psychosythesis Approach which was originally developed by Roberto Assagioli M.D . and then used extensively by Roy Hunter. This technique uses hypnosis to identify conflicting parts that are damaging your wellbeing, then helps those parts negotiate with each other through the therapist to bring about a resolution. The focus is to achieve a synthesis of the various parts of an individual's personality into a more cohesive self. It is very effective in inner conflict resolution and in dealing with dysfunctional behaviours.
Creative Intuitive Suggestions
I use intuitive creative suggestion to help people change their perceptions of themselves and are most useful when created by the client himself/herself or when the client participates in their formulation.
All of my approaches are informed by the principles of NLP. NLP is more than a set of techniques. It forms the underlying structure by which goals are clarified, strategies are created, effective learning can take place, habits are changed and inner resources are utilised and strengthened.
Hypno-healing Is a technique that reprograms the subconscious mind to alter the physical processes within the body. Bill Atkinson-Ball. This technique can be used only after proper medical attention where conventional medicine has not been able to help, or when the problem has psychosomatic origin. It is very effective in treating IBS, especially IBS-C and other psychosomatic illnesses.
Role Therapy and Shadow Work
This techniques are based respectively on the work of George Kelly (1955) and Charlie Morley as well as Debbie Ford and originate in Jung's psychology . The idea is to expand our sense of self to include parts of ourselves that we previously rejected. It encourages experimentation and provides a point of view that might be new and inspiring. This sort of technique can be effective to understand ourselves and others better and it can also be very effective when used with couples where there is a communication breakdown.
Developed by Randal Churchill, hypnotic dreamwork is very effective in dealing with nightmares and uses dreams without making use of analysis of any kind. The idea is that everything we dream is a part of us who is trying to communicate. By learning to listen and to negotiate we can integrate different parts of us, learn the message and achieve harmony within.
I use a mixture of NLP (fast phobia cure), Human Givens Rewind Technique, Havening, EFT, EMDR and light hypnosis to help you move from the position of 'victim' to the position of 'victor'. Someone who has survived trauma and is stronger because of it.
What can Hypnotherapy help with?
If you'd like to overcome a long-standing problem, want more clarity and direction in your life, or want to take your performance and creativity to new levels look no further.
With the help of hypnotherapy and by teaching effective self-hypnosis I have successfully helped clients achieve long-lasting positive change for issues such as:
It is now scientifically proven that hypnotherapy is highly effective in treating IBS and other psychosomatic symptoms. Following a recent study hypnotherapy for IBS is now the first port of call recommended by the NHS.
Fast Weight Loss
Losing weight is not sustainable with dieting. What needs to change is mindset as well as ingrained habits. Emotional eating needs to be tackled too, together with a healthy approach to exercise.
Addictions and Stop Smoking
Addictive thinking is a pattern of behaviour based on avoidance. The function of this pattern, however dysfunctional, needs to be addressed if you are to kick an addiction successfully. No matter what the addiction is, it responds to this method of treating it because it tackles its cause, not just the symptom.
Fear of Public Speaking
If you are afraid of speaking in public or you suffer from stage fright, look no further. Interview and exam nerves are caused by performance anxiety. Hypnosis can help you feel more confidence under the spotlight.
Sleep disturbances, insomnia (short and long term) can be effectively helped with hypnotherapy. Hypnotic Dreamwork is particularly effective for dealing with nightmares and recurring dreams.
Headaches and Migraines
Tension headaches and migraines respond well to hypnotherapy treatment. A former sufferer myself I can testify to its effectiveness even when chronic.
Fears and Phobias
Hypnotherapy is very effective in treating fears and phobias. Using a mixture of Havening, EFT, EMDR, NLP and Cognitive Behaviour therapy most fears can be treated within 4 sessions.
Other symptoms treated: