In many ways hypnotherapy is only limited in its application by our inventiveness and skill. I specialise in the following areas:
In dealing with anxiety or stress typically you'll learn a rapid relaxation technique to lower the level of muscle tension and arousal throughout the body and then learn hypnosis and self-hypnosis to deepen relaxation and feelings of confidence.
Having learnt and practiced deep relaxation and hypnosis during the subsequent therapy sessions we have you confront challenging, stressful situations while focusing on relaxing the body more deeply - training (reconditioning) the brain and body to remain calm while in the challenging situation. By teaching you relaxation techniques, calm self-confidence and using visualisation exercises whilst under hypnosis you'll find anxiety and stress related to particular situations is finished - as well as lowering of general anxiety levels and tension in the body.
You will then imagine yourself behaving more calmly and confidently in those situations - and rehearse positive improvements in your thinking in those situations.
This rehearsal, under hypnosis, of improvements in behaviour and thinking while staying physically and emotionally calm and relaxed, is repeated many times so that new automatic responses are created.
We will discover the negative and distorted thoughts that are operating, often automatically, in the background and correct those both in discussion and under hypnosis.
You'll discover your own inner resources for becoming relaxed and centred - and we work deeply on implanting powerful thoughts of confidence and efficacy at the core of your belief structure.
Fear of Flying
Fear of Public Speaking
Fear of ..... ?
Many people seek hypnotherapy to help them with irrational fears and phobias which can be severely debilitating There is good reason for this.
Hypnotherapy has an excellent and proven record at successfully treating phobias.
There are three main types of phobia:
Simple Specific phobias (e.g. fear of spiders, fear of flying)
Social Phobias (e.g. fear of social incompetence or embarrassment)
Agoraphobia – the fear of a difficult or embarrassing situation from which you cannot escape (usually related to panic attacks or very acute anxiety).
Hypnotherapy treatment for phobias is systematic and effective.
First you will learn and practice an effective relaxation or anti-anxiety technique.
Secondly we'll train you in hypnosis and self-hypnosis and begin to build calm self-confidence and a greater sense of control.
Thirdly we'll create a clear hierarchy or list of the things you fear.
Finally, and most importantly, we'll systematically 'desensitise' you to those fears by having you imagine being in those situations while under hypnosis and practising deep relaxation as you rehearse those situations in your imagination. By repeatedly imagining yourself in those situations while I coach you to relax we build a new automatic relax of natural calmness (i.e. a normal rather than oversensitive response).
The method of "systematic desensitisation" has a long history of effectiveness in clinical studies - and combining this with hypnosis we achieve positive, permanent results more rapidly.
Single session “fast phobia cures” generally don't really "stick".
While you will experience considerable improvement from a single session usually 3-4 sessions are needed to ensure that you are permanently free from the phobia.
There is evidence that prolonged single sessions (3 hours) are effective in treating phobias and we are happy to offer concentrated single sessions for phobias.
Common phobias I have treated:
Social Anxiety / Social Phobias
Fear of blushing
Fear of social situations / small talk
Fear of public speaking
You'll immediately notice the difference after one treatment - although a course of four to six sessions is usually recommended to deepen your ability to relax and stay calm and ensure that it is a permanent response rather than a temporary fix.
flower or weeds."
- Mel Weldon
07512 139 296
Hypnotherapy Practice Location:
33 Limes Grove, Lewisham, SE13 6DD