Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness.
Hypnosis is widely promoted as a treatment for various long-term conditions and for breaking certain habits.
When might it be helpful?
Solution-focused hypnotherapy is an incredibly powerful way to cope with life. Using the cutting edge understanding of how the brain and body work, the therapy allows you to take back control of your life, increase motivation and happiness, cope with stress, anxiety and pain and help you achieve the things you want to achieve.
The therapy is effective for depression, anxiety and stress, anger, OCD, lack of motivation, relationship issues, weight-loss, anti-smoking, sports and business performance, specific fears such as flying and dentists, and simple happiness.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Research studies have suggested that hypnotherapy may help with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), such as abdominal pain.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recognised hypnotherapy as a possible treatment for IBS in those who haven't responded to other treatments.
Studies suggest that hypnotherapy can be beneficial for childhood eczema. It may also be useful for treating other minor skin conditions, especially those made worse by stress if used alongside medicine.
Anxiety, pregnancy & childbirth
Hypnotherapy is widely promoted as a treatment for anxiety. It has shown some promise in preventing anxiety in pregnancy and relieving pain in labour and childbirth.
The NHS recommends that hypnotherapy is the most effective therapy for IBS.
The therapy teaches that happiness is about a balanced life. You understand areas that may need attention and focus on getting that balance.
Hypnotherapy isn’t counselling and so you don’t go over areas of your past. We focus on today and tomorrow thus you move forward in your life.
It’s fun - the experience in therapy allows you to apply the techniques into other areas of your life: better success, better relationships, better happiness.
Karen is a busy, happy mum of four. Her life is full of exciting challenges. She is a keen runner and has completed many, 'Race for Life' and 'Colour Runs'. Karen likes working with a diverse range of clients. Her background as a support worker has given her a unique take on other people's lives, and its resulting complexities. Karen likes to specialise in working with children suffering from stress and anxiety.