ABOUT SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPY
There is no doubt that that illnesses caused or made worse by stress are on the increase. Conditions such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and migraines are all ways that excess or sustained stress can affect our well-being. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), stress is one of the most common causes of workplace absence costing the UK economy billions of pounds in lost productivity.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) tackles these conditions by reducing anxiety and helping clients to regain a sense of perspective; once anxiety is under control many troublesome symptoms are alleviated. The therapy encourages positive thinking by helping clients to focus on solutions to problems, rather than dwelling on the problems themselves. Clients usually find their sleep patterns improve and motivation, confidence and self-esteem are all restored.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy differs from earlier forms of therapy by encouraging clients to formulate a positive image of their problem-free future rather than analysing the cause or symptoms of the problem itself. It is a highly effective and liberating approach.
Many people align their perceptions of hypnotherapy with the performances they see in the media and fear a loss of control or being ‘under a spell.’ This could not be further from the truth. We go into a hypnotic state every seven minutes (such as when reading a book or riding a bike) and through hypnotherapy we can replicate the restorative processes of relaxation to create powerful change. A trance state is actually incredibly natural and important to the body’s reparation.
Hypnotherapy can be very effective in supporting the following conditions:
- Fears and Phobias
- Weight Management
- Stopping Smoking
- Sleep problems
- Obsessive Behaviours
- Nail Biting
- Addictions and Habits
- Skin Complaints
- Sports and Exam Performance
- And many more…
At Head2Toe Crawley our Hypnotherapist is Paul Milham. Paul is a practising Clinical Hypnotherapist working in Central London with a Saturday clinic in Crawley.
Paul became a hypnotherapist through an unconventional route. Having worked both in television, as a scriptwriter, and as a teacher in a variety of secondary schools, Paul was used to working under extreme pressure in results driven environments. He became fascinated by the toll that stress can have on our bodies and the links between this and a variety of physical and emotional conditions, fears, habits and addictions.
He noted that whilst society has focused on our physical health, we are only just starting to recognise that we need to apply a similar philosophy towards our mental fitness. Every part of our bodies is wired to the next. When we are stress free our posture is good, our digestion efficient, our heart rate controlled and our mind sharp as a computer. But a body in the grip of stress can be as toxic as a body surviving on fast food and sugar.
Paul has had many notable successes as a hypnotherapist and supports people with a range of conditions.
Setting up a clinic in Crawley has also been a dream come through for Paul as, though living in London, he grew up in Crawley and is very pleased to be making a weekly trip to his birth town to deliver hypnotherapy.
HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma)
DSFH (Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy)
Member of the
AfSFH: Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists
NCH: National Council for Hypnotherapy
NBFMP: National Board for Modern Psychotherapists
Clinic Hours: Saturday 9am – 6.30pm
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 07780 843817