What are Hypnotherapy, NLP & Mindfulness?
Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness are evidence-based, safe, interesting, and often curious and exciting ways to explore difficulties which may be impacting on our lives. They provide the tools to enable us to make positive changes, such as breaking habitual patterns of behaviour, improving our health, wellbeing and confidence, or finding a sense of direction. They provide a sort of instruction manual for 'restoring' our brains.
Old patterns can be replaced with new ones. I firmly believe that these upgraded skills can be learned, and it helps to know how. Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mindfulness offer the opportunity to learn the 'how' of how to do that, demystifying how your thought patterns influence how you think, feel and act - so that you can become your true self.
Hypnosis is the natural phenomenon of focused attention, and hypnotherapy is a way of extending and utilising our positive, resourceful states of mind and transforming any unhelpful negative 'trances', often combined with relaxation. This enables us to become more open to positive suggestions.
NLP is a collection of tools and processes that offer a practical way of influencing our thinking, behaviour and emotions that can be used to make changes in our lives, often rapid, and is the science of changing our 'internal maps of reality' so that they become up-to-date, relevant and helpful.
Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our own lives which, with practice, gives us greater access to our inner resources, enabling us to cope better with stress, pain, depression and the challenges of life and leads to improved health, happiness and wellbeing.
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You aint broke, you don't need 'fixing'
My interest in education through supporting students, and as a life-long learner, has led me to believe that a teaching model has the potential to offer more remedy to minds perceived to be damaged, dysfunctional or hurting than a medical or therapy model. In other words, I try to approach psychological 'disability' as if it were an educational issue rather than a therapeutic one.
I aim to work from a presupposition that, 'people ain't broke, and they don't need fixing' Ã¢ÂÂ but they may have become very skilled at patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour which are not serving them well. As a result, they may have experienced a great deal of suffering from which they would like to recover or escape. People can become exceedingly skillful in anything to which they pay enough attention, even if unintentional and unpleasant, such as, for example, 'doing' stage fright or being depressed. If they can think, feel and do something horrible really well, they can learn new behaviours and become equally expert at, say, walking on stage and performing confidently, or being happy.
The good news is that people are able to take responsibility for their own recovery or positive change, acquire an personal identity free of diagnostic labels, and develop a mindset of acceptance about the past, motivation and hope about the future, and joy and peace in the present.