Hypnotherapy in Milton Keynes

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Ian Murton in woods with his sons

I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in Milton Keynes and its surrounding areas including; Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Buckingham and Woburn.

I specialise in helping children and adults to overcome all types of anxiety and insomnia so that they can look forward to living life to the full.

My goal is to guide and support you in this process for as long as you need meI am a fully qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and I am experienced in working with both children and adults. I hold a full DBS certificate having worked as a qualified teacher for over 17 years.

I am registered with several awarding bodies including; The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, The National Council for Hypnotherapy and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

These bodies regulate the hypnotherapy industry to help make sure their associated therapists give the best treatment possible.

Hypnotherapy and mental health well-being service in Milton Keynes

Hypnotherapy can be used to help people address and overcome many different problem areas in their lives.  It is often used effectively to help people to lower their levels of anxiety and stress. This enables them to feel much more positive in their everyday lives, helping to bring a sense of calmness and control into their lives. High levels of anxiety and stress are unfortunately all too common in our modern-day society. Stress and anxiety can easily be created as a result of the demands placed on us both at work and at home.

There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Much of my work is centered around helping people to lower their generalised anxiety levels, in order that they enjoy freedom from daily mind chatter and self-limiting thoughts. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is however extremely versatile; amongst other things, it can be used to help people:

Therapy for children in Milton Keynes

Mental illness is unfortunately all too common in children. Statistics show that 3 in 4 mental illnesses start before the age of 18, with 2 in 4 being evident before the age of 14. The long wait for services such as CAMHS means that 70% of children are currently not receiving help for their condition, with some waiting for many years for support with their mental health.

My experience of being a teacher for the last 17 years paints a similar picture. Whilst there has without a doubt been a rise in the prevalence of children’s mental health conditions, the amount of money going into addressing them hasn’t, leaving the system overstretched.

Solution-focused hypnotherapy offers very quick results, it can be extremely effective in helping children from around the age of 8 upwards to find relief from their condition. As it is outcome and future-focused there is never any need for a child to discuss the actual problem concerning them. This allows the child to become engaged in their therapy as they are able to imagine and describe their future when the problem no longer exists.

Solution-focused hypnotherapy offers a simple3 step approach to help bring about positive change.

#01 Discover

You learn what’s happening to make you feel the way you do and how together we can quickly make you better.

#02 Change

We work together each week to bring about positive change helping you to calm your mind and reduce feelings of overwhelm.

#03 Thrive

No more living with anxiety. You’ve completely changed your way of thinking, allowing you to enjoy living the life you want.

Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Milton Keynes

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a safe, modern type of ‘talking therapy’ that combines the use of psychotherapy and hypnosis. It offers a holistic approach to mental health improvement, using a science-based approach. This makes it particularly effective in treating anxiety as the methods used to replicate the way your brain works when it is functioning well. I help to enhance your brain’s natural ability to think logically and reduce anxiety. During our sessions, we focus all our attention on getting you to be the best version of yourself. To get you to this end destination there is no need for you to recall any negative experiences associated with the past. This makes it a particularly useful form of therapy for people who are living with trauma, as there will be no need to recall your distressing experience.

What creates anxiety?

Neuroscience tells us that anxiety is created when we worry or think negatively about a situation or event. You can worry about things that have happened in the past, present or may happen in the future. From my experience of working with many anxiety suffers, it is especially common for them to repeatedly negatively forecast the future. They constantly worry about what might happen and usually find it hard not to catastrophize the situation. Your mind can’t tell the difference between imagination and reality, so if you think the outcome is likely to be negative your brain will accept that as fact and as a result more anxiety is created.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety in Milton Keynes

When you are anxious you can’t think with logic, reason or intellect, that part of your brain is shut down.  Instead, you think from a part of our brain which is negative. It will always see things from the worst possible perspective.

It’s constantly in a state of high alert looking out for the next thing to worry about. It’s common for people to feel as though they’re caught in a vicious circle, feeling like they are trapped inside their heads with negative thoughts spinning around constantly.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help to stop those thoughts spinning around, calming your mind and helping you to focus on and enjoy the more positive aspects of your life.

Online hypnotherapy in Milton Keynes via Zoom

I conduct my therapy sessions via Zoom so I am able to help people from a wide geographical area. However, I find many of my clients come for hypnotherapy in Milton Keynes and its surrounding areas including; Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Buckingham and Woburn. To date, my clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial as it has meant that there is no need for them to make travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about. It also means that it can fit more easily into a busy day, as you only need to schedule the therapy session without the need to include travel time on either side.

As long as you have a good internet connection, a device connected to it and an area in your house where you won’t be disturbed then your therapy session will be just as effective as one conducted face to face. In fact, it can be more effective as you’re much more likely to be able to enter a trance state quicker when you feel safe and comfortable in a familiar environment. We are by nature creatures of habit, our brain loves repetition. When things are comfortable our brain feels safe and is able to relax more. The electrical waves in your brain actually change. What could be more comfortable than sitting back in your favourite armchair or lying on your bed to take part in your hypnotherapy session?

You can find out more about online hypnotherapy here.

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Moving forward

I look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation where I can explain how your mind works, why you currently feel the way you do and more importantly how I feel I can help you become the best version of yourself.

Interesting facts about Milton Keynes

MIlton Keynes Dons Stadium
  • Milton Keynes has over 5,000 acres of parkland, rivers, lakes, and woodland.
  • Midsummer Boulevard in Milton Keynes is so-called because the sun rises at its east end on the Summer Solstice.
  • 50% of the population of Milton Keynes is under the age of 35.
  • Milton Keynes has more bridges than Venice.
  • Milton Keynes Bowl has a capacity of over 65,000 and in the past has hosted performances from Queen, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and The Prodigy.
  • The oldest domestic building in the area is in Milton Keynes village and dates from the 13th century.
  • Milton Keynes has a population of approximately 230,000
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