Hypnosis is a natural calm state of focused inwards attention
( a bit like zoning out or day dreaming)
When we allow ourselves to enter this unique state of focused attention it opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.
It allows beneficial suggestions to be given directly to the part of our mind known as the subconscious or unconscious.
Our subconscious or unconscious is the part of us that knows us the best, runs all of our everyday programs and is there to keep us happy, healthy and safe.
We may have beliefs, behaviours and habits that limit our everyday life.
During hypnosis these thoughts and behaviours can be changed allowing us to view our world differently and reach our full potential.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a specialist psychotherapy process which is used to treat disturbing events, trauma and PTSD, amongst other distresses.
During EMDR the alternating left-right stimulation of the brain with eye movements, sounds or taps, seems to stimulate the frozen or blocked information processing system.
As the process continues, distressing memories seem to lose their intensity, so that the memories are less distressing and seem more like ‘ordinary’ memories.
The effect is believed to be similar to that which occurs naturally during REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) when your eyes rapidly move from side to side.
EMDR helps reduce the distress of all the different kinds of memories from your senses ( what you saw, heard, smelt, tasted, felt or thought.)
Although EMDR uses simple eye movements it is an intensive therapy with protocols and procedures, which have been well researched for their effectiveness.
EMDR is cited in the NHS NICE guidelines as a recommended therapy for PTSD, however it is useful for any memory that is causing disturbances/ distress (including: anxiety based disorders (including panic attacks), obsessive compulsive disorders, phobias, abuse (verbal, physical and sexual), rape and sexual assault, self-esteem issues, anger, depression, performance anxiety etc).
Hypnotherapy is effective, however results may vary and success is not guaranteed. Full client commitment is important.
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