Hypnotherapy in Stevenage
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I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and mental health support in Stevenage and its surrounding areas including; Gosmore, Knebworth, Langley, Walkern and Bragbury End. 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 Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, The National Council for Hypnotherapy 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 Stevenage – Conditions treated
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 their self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy however is extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:
- Give up smoking
- Manage their weight
- Alleviate the symptoms of IBS
- Improve their confidence and self-esteem
- Reduce their levels of performance anxiety
- Free themselves from depression
- Relieve their teenage anxiety
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Increase their chances of conception
- Control their anger
- Achieve freedom from their anxiety
- Overcome insomnia, PTSD and OCD
- Reduce chronic pain and
- Improve their sporting performance
Hypnotherapy can be used to help people address and overcome many differing problem areas in their lives. It is often used effectively to help people to lower their levels of anxiety so they can feel happier and calmer inside their own headspace.
High levels of stress and anxiety are unfortunately all too common in our modern times. We can feel constant pressure to juggle our lives at home or at work which can have a debilitating effect on our mental health. You are certainly not alone if you sometimes find life stressful and difficult. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem such depression and anxiety in the UK each year. That’s a staggering 11 million people.
Mental health and wellbeing support for children in Stevenage
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 mean 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 from being a teacher for the last 17 years paints a similar picture. Whilst there has without doubt been a rise in the prevalence of children’s mental health conditions, the amount of money going into address them hasn’t, leaving the system over stretched.
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.
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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Stevenage
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 brains natural ability to reduce anxiety and think logically.
During our sessions we focus our attention on getting you to be the best version of yourself. To get you to this destination there is no need for you to recall experiences from your 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. You can rest assured that you wont be asked to remember and retell upsetting memories from your past. Not only can it be very upsetting but it also tends to bring other issues to the fore so time is spent addressing these issues as opposed to focusing on the issue that you originally came to seek help for.
If you are interested in how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and to discover how I have used it successfully to help lower stress and anxiety levels, please read my Case Study ‘How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Calms Anxiety’
With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we recognise that we can’t change the past therefore we always 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).
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 Stevenage and its surrounding areas including; Gosmore, Knebworth, Langley, Walkern and Bragbury End.
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 their 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.
If you would like to find out more information regarding online hypnotherapy, please use this link
‘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. If you are around or in Stevenage and are interested in how hypnotherapy can help you, please feel free to get in touch using my contact form.
Interesting facts about Stevenage
- St Nicholas’ Church in Stevenage is thought to date back to as far as the 7th Century.
- Stevenage was the first new town to be designated under the New Towns act of 1946.
- Stevenage used to be the home of Vincent Motorcycles who built the first superbike which was the fastest production bike from 1948-1955.
- The MARS rover was developed and built at Airbus Stevenage.
- Stevenage was the first town with designated cycle ways.
- Stevenage has been the setting for a variety of films including Boston Kick Out and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.
- Famous residents of Stevenage have included; Lewis Hamilton, Ashley Young, Kevin Phillips and Ian Poulter.
- It is thought that the name Stevenage came from Old English meaning ‘The Place with the Stiff Oak’.