Hypnotherapy in Stotfold
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I’m Ian and I offer hypnotherapy and mental health support in Stotfold and its surrounding areas including; Fairfield, Shefford, Henlow, Clifton and Arlesey. 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 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 16 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 support in Stotfold – Conditions treated
If you do find it hard to cope with life sometimes, you’re certainly not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people report experiencing a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, with anxiety-related conditions being very prevalent. That’s around 16.5 million people.
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. Stress and anxiety can easily be created as a result of all the demands placed on us at home and at work. Anxiety is created by our thoughts surrounding the events in our lives. I help people to stop their negative thought processes and help them to focus on the more positive aspects of their lives. Together we can make change a pleasant and life-enhancing experience for you.
There are many conditions in which high anxiety levels are symptomatic. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is however extremely versatile, amongst other things it can be used to help people:
- Control their anger
- Treat insomnia, OCD and PTSD
- Reduce chronic pain
- Overcome fears and phobias
- Achieve freedom from their anxiety
- Manage their weight
- Improve their confidence and self-esteem
- Relieve teenage anxiety
- Free themselves from depression
- Increase their chances of conception
- Alleviate the symptoms of IBS
- Reduce their levels of performance anxiety
- Give up smoking and
- Improve their sporting performance
Mental health and wellbeing support for children in Stotfold
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 16 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.
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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Stotfold
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 to 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 our attention on getting you to be the best version of yourself. To get you to this place 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.
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). If you are interested in how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy works and discover how I used it successfully to help reduce stress and anxiety levels, please read my Case Study ‘How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Calms Anxiety’
Online hypnotherapy in Stotfold 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 Stotfold and its surrounding areas including; Fairfield, Shefford, Henlow, Clifton and Arlesey.
My clients have found working by Zoom really beneficial to them as it has meant that there is no need for them to make any specific travel arrangements. It’s just one less thing to worry about. There’s no need to try to juggle other arrangements and you don’t create anxiety worrying about traffic and finding a place to park.
We are by nature creatures of habit, our brain loves repetition. When things are comfortable our brain feels safe and is able to relax. 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 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
Below are a few snippets from some of the many satisfied clients I have worked with. For more reviews please visit my testimonial page.
‘I would strongly recommend having therapy with Ian. I can’t believe the difference that he has made to how I cope with things after just a few sessions’
‘I have tried all sorts of methods to help with my anxiety but seeing Ian is the only method that has worked for me’
‘Ian is calm and understanding and pushes you to find the answers in you that you know are there’
I am grateful to Ian for his non-judgemental support, can-do demeanour and for lifting some of the darkness that has cloaked and precluded me for some time, and turning on a bright light at the end of the tunnel’
‘I have seen a huge change in my mind set. I have completely changed my way of thinking.’
‘Ian taught me to think more positively, from positive thoughts came a kinder attitude to myself and now I find myself not stressing over the small stuff’
‘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’
‘Ian’s hypnotherapy sessions have allowed me to regain control of my emotions when under pressure. He has provided me with the tools necessary for me to be able to think with intelligence rather than emotion.’
‘I truly appreciate the support he gave me throughout as I felt he cared and that I was never alone on my journey’
‘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’
‘Ian has been amazing, a top bloke who has made me realise that I can achieve my goals.’
If you live in and around Stotfold and would like to find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, please get in touch using my contact form. I offer a free initial consultation where I 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.
Interesting facts about Stotfold
- It is thought that Stotfold Mill has stood at its present site on the banks of the River Ivel for over 1,000 years. The last family to own the mill were the Randall family from 1873 until 1966.
- A fire brought devastation to the Mill in 1992 however a group of local volunteers started a trust to ensure its refurbishment. In 2006 after much hard work the Mill once again ground flour. The Nature Reserve situated behind the Mill was officially opened in 2011.
- The old Three Counties Asylum was built on a 253-acre site in 1856. It served as a mental asylum for residents of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Huntingdon. It has since been redeveloped into apartments and in 2013 it became part of the Parish of Fairfield.
- Stotfold has a population of roughly 9,000 people.
- Stotfold Football Club is nicknamed ‘The Eagles’. They play their home matches at Arlesey Rd which has a capacity of 1,500. The first recorded football to take place at Stotfold occurred in 1904.