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Answers To Those Questions



What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that helps people make changes unconsciously, using positive suggestions. During a very relaxing hypnosis induction, the conscious mind is distracted or very focused and the unconscious mind becomes more open to suggestion.

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Most people experience positive results with hypnotherapy. Some people are more suggestible and it is important to remain open minded when using hypnotherapy and to be fully committed to ensure the best results. The medical world is beginning to recognise this type of therapy, since the National Institute for Health and Care recognised hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS. Many doctors, dentists and therapists are now beginning to include hypnosis techniques in their practice.

How Do I Choose The Best Hypnotherapist For Me?

Ensure that you choose a qualified hypnotherapist. Anyone can set up as a hypnotherapist. Check that the person you choose is registered with the GHSC, a quick way to check a hypnotherapist is qualified is to search for them on the Hypnotherapy Directory. All therapists listed must prove they are qualified to be listed. Also, it is really important that you have a good rapport with your therapist for it to be at its most effective. If you can, meet the person. Make sure that you feel comfortable . Many therapist specialise in certain areas, so you may wish to consider this.

Why Don’t I See Hundreds Of Reviews?

Like with doctors and social services, hypnotherapy is not a service that most people are comfortable shouting out that they have used. People don’t want to declare that they have anxiety, depression or are overweight. I am always dubious when I see hundreds of reviews as I very rarely feel I can ask for a named review.

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Is It Postnatal Depression or Baby Blues?

Postnatal depression is back in the news Kate Middleton gave birth to her son Prince Louis on April 23rd. For many this is a time of joy and building that wonderful connection to their new baby, however 1 in 4 women experience some form of mental health issue after the birth.

Kate herself, prior to the birth of her son, drew attention to this issue when she said,

“There’s an expectation you’re going to be super happy all the time, and one in four of us aren’t.”

The NHS advises that it is important to seek help as soon as possible if you think you might be depressed. Symptoms can last for months or get worse impacting on the whole family as well as yourself if not addressed. Support for postnatal depression can include self-help, and a range of therapies including hypnotherapy, enabling most women to fully recover.

The symptoms of postnatal depression can include extreme sadness, crying episodes, low energy, sleep issues, eating issues irritability, feeling unable to look after your baby, feeling no sense of bond or indifferent to your baby, problems concentrating, self-blame and guilt, and in some cases thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Some of these issues may be present for the first 2 weeks after the birth and then disappear as you body returns to normal, and this is known as Baby Blues, however where the symptoms continue, they become more serious this could be Postnatal Depression.

According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Postnatal Depression has symptoms similar to those experiencing depression at other times. And according to the National Council for Hypnotherapy, Postnatal Depression is another form of clinical depression brought on by feelings of stress and anxiety.

Hypnotherapists regularly work with a variety of stresses and anxiety and can help block the negative thought patterns leading to this stress and anxiety, whilst helping you to rewire your brain to feel the way you would like to feel. A range of different techniques can be used to help you make these changes and you can learn fast easy techniques to take away and use yourself. The process of going into a hypnotic trance is so relaxing it can easily help you to reset those stress hormones in your body and bring peace.