Hypnotherapy in Radlett
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I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and mental health support in Radlett and its surrounding areas including; Shenley, Aldenham, Boreham Wood, Elstree and Bushey. I believe that you have the strength and resources within you to achieve life-changing results in just a matter of weeks. My goal is to guide and support you in this process for as long as you need me. I am a fully qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and I am registered with several awarding bodies including;
The National Council for Hypnotherapy, The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. These bodies regulate the hypnotherapy industry to help make sure their associated therapists give the best treatment possible.
Hypnotherapy and mental health support in Radlett – Conditions treated
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 stress and anxiety and to feel much more positive in their everyday living.
High levels of stress and anxiety are unfortunately all too common in modern-day society. Stress and anxiety can easily be created as a result of all of the demands placed on us both at home and at work. You are certainly not alone if you sometimes find life difficult. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression in the UK each year. That’s a staggering 11 million people.
There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Much of my work is centred around helping people to lower their generalised anxiety levels, in order that they enjoy freedom from self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. We spent a lot of time inside our heads, so it is important it’s a happy and calm place to be. If you are interested in how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and discover how I have successfully used it to reduce stress and anxiety levels, please read my Case Study ‘How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Calms Anxiety’
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is however extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:
- Improve their confidence and self-esteem
- Control their anger
- Achieve freedom from their anxiety
- Reduce their levels of performance anxiety
- Free themselves from depression
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Increase their chances of conception
- Treat insomnia, PTSD and OCD
- Relieve teenage anxiety
- Alleviate the symptoms of IBS
- Give up smoking
- Manage their weight
- Reduce chronic pain and
- Improve their sporting performance
Mental health and wellbeing support for children in Radlett
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 up to 10 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.
The solution-focused method is in fact so effective, that the NSPCC use it as their approach to improving children’s mental health and wellbeing. You can find out how to use solution-focused practices with your child through the following link. Many parents have, however, trusted me to help their child to improve their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with children of many ages to take control of a wide range of different types of anxiety including; phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, disordered eating and OCD.
You can watch an interview with Matt where we discuss his experience of using solution-focused hypnotherapy to help his daughter to overcome OCD here. If you would like more information on teenage anxiety please visit the highlighted link.
Hypnotherapy for better sleep
We all find it hard to drift off or stay asleep from time to due to a variety of different factors, these can include pressures from home, relationships and work. Some people find it hard to get to sleep, while others may not struggle so much to drift off but then have a fretful night’s sleep. Both of these two examples if persistent over a sustained period of time could be classed as insomnia. Sleep onset insomnia refers to the difficulty in getting to sleep whereas sleep maintenance refers to the difficulty in staying asleep.
There is a link between anxiety levels and insomnia. When we live with anxiety then we spend a lot of time in our sympathetic nervous system.
This can be described as our fight/ flight mode. It was designed to protect us. When activated it increases both our heart and breathing rate due to a release of adrenaline and other stimulating hormones. We can see that this is not an ideal situation if we are looking to sleep.
Thankfully Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is effective in lowering stress and anxiety levels. It helps to calm down the fight/ flight response and lower the amount of stimulating hormones being produced. Doing so produces much more favourable conditions for you to fall asleep. If you would like to find out more about how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be used to help treat insomnia the please read my Blog ‘Anxiety & Insomnia: How Hypnotherapy Helps’
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Radlett
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a safe, modern type of ‘talking therapy’ that combines the use of psychotherapy and hypnosis. It has its basis in neuroscience and offers a holistic approach to mental health. This makes it particularly effective in treating anxiety as the methods used replicate the way your brain works when it is functioning well. I help to enhance your brain’s natural ability to reduce anxiety and think logically.
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 negative experiences associated with the past. Whilst sometimes in life it can be of benefit to analyse and evaluate situations in the case of anxiety and related conditions it can be very counterproductive and create more anxiety. This also tends to bring other matters to the fore, so time is spent addressing these issues, as opposed to helping with the condition that you came to seek help for.
With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we recognise that we can’t change the past, therefore we begin with the end in mind. We look at what you want to achieve (the solution) as opposed to what prompted you to seek help (the problem).
Online hypnotherapy in Radlett 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 Radlett and its surrounding areas including; Shenley, Aldenham, Boreham Wood, Elstree and Bushey.
To date, my clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial to them as it has meant that there is no need for them to make travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about in our modern stressful lives.
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 arm chair or lying on your bed to take part in your therapy session? 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.
If you would like to find out more information regarding online hypnotherapy, please use this link
Using hypnotherapy in Radlett to improve mental health and wellbeing
Below are a few of the snippets from some of the many satisfied clients I have worked with. To view these reviews in full as well as others, please visit my testimonial page.
‘Ian has helped me get back my self-esteem and mojo’
‘I have waited for nearly a month to write this review because I am so amazed that stopping smoking has been as easy and pain free as it has’
‘I have tried all sorts of methods to help with my anxiety but seeing Ian is the only method that has worked for me’
‘I feel like I’ve had a massive reset’
‘Work is currently quite stressful but I keep listening to the download and the tips that Ian gave me and I’m flying’
‘Ian is calm and understanding and pushes you to find the answers in you that you know are there’
‘I feel much more in control of my habits. I can see that there was much more to my problems than just eating’
‘Ian somehow took away my self-guilt and self-shame and helped me to achieve my goals’
‘My performances have improved since my sessions with Ian. They have enabled me to better deal with on court stress and helped me to develop a more positive mind set’
‘I can’t believe the difference that he has made to how I cope with things after just a few sessions’
I look forward to meeting you during your free 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 to become the best version of yourself. Please feel free to get in touch using my contact form.
Interesting facts about Radlett
- In 1978, British motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd successfully jumped over 14 double-decker buses at Radlett Airfield. This broke the previous record held by the American Evel Knievel.
- It is thought that the name Radlett comes from the Old English word ‘rad-gelaete’ meaning a junction of the roads.
- Radlett has a population of approximately 8,000.
- Radlett has been home to many famous people in its time including; Simon Cowell, George Michael, Alison Moyet, Kolo Toure and Denis Wise.
- Solicitor William Weare was killed in Radlett over a gambling debt by John Thurtell. Thurtell had two accomplices’ pub landlord Joseph Hunt and alcohol merchant William Probert who helped to hide the body in a local pond.