Hypnotherapy in Taunton – does it work?
Tone News has been talking to Taunton based hypnotherapist, Sharon Dyke to learn more about how the therapy works to improve your own personal well being.
Listen to our EXCLUSIVE interview with Sharon at the bottom of his page!
Sharon explains a bit more about the process:
For many people, hypnosis conjures up images of stage entertainment, and the general response would be ‘I’ll end up clucking like a chicken’! Thankfully that perception of hypnosis is flawed.
Hypnosis is the natural way in which we harness our thoughts. We all enter a state of hypnosis naturally every day, for example, day dreaming or driving the car down a road we know very well, and realising we don’t recall the last 5 minutes of the journey.
At no point will a person say something they don’t want to when in a hypnotic trance, they maintain full control over what they say and do.
Nor can people become ‘stuck’ in trance, if anything they may drift off to sleep simply to wake a few minutes later. There is nothing magical about hypnotherapy; it’s simply a natural trance like state.
What is so powerful about hypnotherapy?
I use positive guided imagery and suggestion that encourages my client to consider alternative outcomes or emotions to any given event.
We all have within us, a conscious critical facility (CCF). This is the automatic sensor that monitors all new information received. If a contradiction should arise between new and currently held beliefs then the CCF will filter out the new information and won’t allow it to be accepted.
Any information not consistent with the opinions already formed in our own internal database, will be rejected. The purpose of the CCF is to provide a stable sense of understanding about ourselves and the world in which we live.
It aims to keep us safe by not allowing us to do anything which may cause us harm, encouraging us to only believe or act upon tried and tested information.
Solution Focused Hypnotherpay bypasses this filter system, allowing those new positive ideas and suggestions to take hold without being blocked by any feelings of threat or danger.
When relaxed, the barriers are dropped, new approaches to learning can be considered. In this relaxed state we can access the subconscious – that part of us that drives our responses and causes us to do things like, look both ways before crossing a road, or to scream when we see a spider!
By accessing this part of the mind, we can calmly look at those responses and decide which are necessary and which are now obsolete, making new informed decisions as to how to react in the future.
Anytime someone needs help to focus on achieving something different, or to change the way they think so they feel more confident and in control, then Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help.
If you would like to know more, you can contact Sharon Dyke by visiting her website.
Listen to our EXCLUSIVE interview with Sharon Dyke below: