Hypnotherapy Explained

" What is hypnotherapy and how can it help me?"

At Breathe Holistic Therapy our hypnotherapy service is focused on hypnosis for pregnancy including childbirth, pregnancy sickness and breech babies, using the easibirthing method. This powerful training programme can be tailored for each individual couple ensuring a course designed for your unique needs.  As a qualfied hypnotherapist our trainer, Joanne Marie, is able to use her wide set of skills to adapt the easibirthing method for each couple.

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Easibirthing is a specific programme of hypnosis designed to promote calm and confident child birth which utilises the pain management and calming aspects of hypnotherapy.  Hypnosis for childbirth, also called hypnobirthing or natal hypnotherapy, teaches many skills to empower couples throughout their pregnancy and childbirth.  Please visit hypnobirthing videos to share other couples experiences.

The process of hypnotherapy may seem confusing or almost frightening but it is simply a combination of talking therapy and physical relaxation with mental focus (hypnosis). The treatment involves a skilled communication aimed at directing a persons imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, feelings, thoughts and actions. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is often done very simply through relaxation and creative visualisation. You will also learn skills for the future to enable you to reproduce the benefits felt in the hypnotherapy sessions. 

During hypnotherapy you are still in control and the hypnotherapist can not make you do anything you don't want to. There is not a magic button inside your mind that the therapist can access to "fix" you, so commitment to the therapeutic process is essential. 

In a typical hypnotherapy session the therapist, Joanne Marie, will discuss with you your goals. Joanne will ask questions about medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for you. This ensures the most suitable treatment is chosen as everybody requires an approach tailored to their specific needs. The therapist may discuss other techniques such as Mindfulness if they feel they may benefit you. 

This flexible therapy can be applied to many issues but it is not a replacement for medical care or prescribed medication. Hypnotherapists can not diagnose illness or provide medical advise but they can work with you to help you overcome the barriers and make the changes you want.

At Breathe Holistic Therapy promoting calm, confident childbirth is our goal.

If you would like to experience a sample of some relaxation you may experience during hypnotherapy please listen to this short relaxation Mp3.  For more information please do contact Breathe.