Deborah Baxter GQHP, LHS, MFHT The Spirit Within Hypnotherapy
The Spirit Within Hypnotherapy
435 Warsash Road
01329 842663 / 01329 842663
Discover how hypnotherapy can help you. You will have confidential one-to-one sessions in a calm and friendly environment. In the modern world we live our lives at a very busy pace, which sometimes leads us to ignore issues that we need to deal with. I have been working as a therapist since 2000, and my practice has grown to incorporate many techniques that help people to ‘be who they want to be’. I see myself as an integrative practitioner and treat each person as an individual. As such, I offer an individual treatment plan to every client and all work is client centred.
When I started working at Swindon college I had been working in IT for many years. Having worked for many major blue chip companies I had never had any holistic treatments let alone heard of them!
I was used to working hard and playing hard, being under pressure and stressed out, meeting deadlines. That was, until I started helping out students and tutors in the college to be a "body" to work on. The more I received the more I realised that stress and deadlines is not want life is all about. So I started my journey...
I have a whole range of experience and knowledge and know how to help you. I also remember what it was like when I too was stressed and anxious and looks forward to helping you RELAX, restore your confidence and be the person you want to be.
Has the enjoyment of having a drink got out of hand? Do you want to quit smoking once and for all? Hypnotherapy will help you let go of your addiction and be the confident person you want to be without any crutches. How good would that feel?
Weight reduction and management is an exciting area of hypnotherapy for me. Many studies have proven that diets just don't work long term. Hypnotherapy helps to change a person's relationship with food. When you discover why you are eating those comfort foods it is much easier to change your habits. I offer a programme of weight loss sessions with or without a virtual gastric band. Why not phone for a chat to see if this approach would help you gain back control over your eating?
National no smoking day, Stoptober, chewing gum, plastic fake cigarettes. Are you still struggling? Campaigns never stop about the benefits of stopping smoking. You know what they are, but even some celebrities are hounded by the press for being pregnant and still smoking. You may feel that cigarettes calm you down, when in fact they make you more anxious, under pressure and unable to cope! Ironic isn’t it? So the more you crave, the more you smoke and the more pressure and anxiety you give to yourself by doing so. Did you know if you smoke 15 to 30 cigarettes a day, your skin can’t repair itself from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Some doctors say they can tell whether a person smokes just by looking at their face. Do you want to feel free from anxiety and stress making you in control of your own destiny? Let hypnotherapy support you in quitting for good, helping you become calmer, happier and freer. “Say goodbye to your cigarettes and hello to the cash in your hand”©
Stress and anxiety seem to be particularly prevalent in this day. Often we don’t even notice how stress and anxiety can affect us until it negatively impacts our physical health. Learning to relax and deal with the world in a more appropriate way can be truly life changing.
Another common issue in today's world is IBS. If you have been diagnosed with IBS then you may be interested to hear that research has shown gut specific hypnotherapy reduced symptoms in over 80% of patients. I offer a five session programme following gut specific protocol.
Prior to being a therapist I worked for many years in IT. I worked for large corporate companies, so I have been on the receiving end of deadlines and demanding roles.I still enjoy creating projects on the computer, leaflets, business cards and advertisements to further enhance my business. Also I look at ways to provide you with literature that may help you with your specific problem or issue.
Fear and phobias
Another area that I have studied further in is fear and phobias. Does being frightened rule your life?
If you have a fear or a phobia it is a very real feeling. You may feel silly talking about it to others because they do not understand why you feel you cannot do certain things.
It may be a simple phobia or a more complex one. For instance you may not like baked beans. The simple solution is do not eat them! But if this phobia stops you from going shopping for fear of going down the aisle where the baked beans live, then it is more complex. You may have a fear of heights or a fear of flying or a phobia that you may choke.
Whatever your fear or phobia, hypnotherapy can help you let go of your fear and rid you of your phobia, so that you can get on and enjoy your life, like everyone else.
I specialise in infertility. Helping you get pregnant using a combination of Reiki and Reflexology. Once pregnant, I offer Maternity Reflexology which is a much gentler therapy for your and your baby. Hypnobirthing is an exciting area of hypnotherapy for me. I see both the expectant mother and her birthing partner. The birthing partner will also be hypnotised, so they have a feel for hypnotherapy. They will then be able to instil a deep sense of calm, confidence and control for the expectant mother. You will be given information to assist you with your last few months of pregnancy and CDs to play to calm and soothe you in preparation for labour.
Training, qualifications & experience
Deborah Baxter is a member of :
- The National Hypnotherapy Society
- The General Hypnotherapy Register
- The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
- The EFT Register
- The Federation of Holistic Therapists
Level II Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Masterclass in Working with Addictions - Drugs and Alcohol
Masterclass in Working with Children
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for IBS
Certificate in Inner Child Therapy parts one and two
Masterclass in Gestalt Inner Child Therapy
Masterclass in Mindfulness
Masterclass in Hypnobirthing
Masterclass in Working with childhood sexual abuse
Masterclass in PTSD
Masterclass in OCD
Masterclass in Impact of child sexual abuse on adult survivors and their relationships
Level I and II EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Childhood Sexual Abuse
My training in recent years has lead me to help clients of both sexes with childhood sexual abuse and rape. If you have been affected by these traumatic experiences please call me for a totally confidential non pressurised chat to see how hypnotherapy can help you.
I have undertaken further training for Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I am a member of NACC, National Association of Crohns and Colitis.
I have undertaken additional training for Hypnotherapy for Hypnobirthing. Hypnosis for a wonderfully natural childbirth prepares you so you can have an enjoyable pregnancy. Treatments such as Maternity Reflexology tie in very well with Hypnobirthing. This is also offered during pregnancy to keep your energy levels up and your anxiety down. It can also be used after the birth of your baby to help regulate your periods.
Stress and Anxiety
Imagine a time when you felt at peace. Relaxed. Content. Free of worry. Now imagine that you could feel that way every day. Sounds impossible? It's not. You can balance your emotions.
Negative emotions such as anger and anxiety can weaken the immune system and leave you vunerable to illness. Stress and tension also increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and dozens of other serious conditions.
We all suffer from time to time with stress and anxiety. It is part of our make up. A little stress is a good thing. It can make you up your game to win a promotion, give a good presentation at work, or win a race.
However, sometimes that stress and anxiety can take over making you feel anxious all the time. You may worry about the "what if's?" You may even start creating scenarios in your head and then nothing comes of it.
If you feel it is time to put stress back on the right level then hypnotherapy can help you. Hypnotherapy will help reduce your stress and anxiety so you can sleep better, see things more clearly and move forward confidently making plans for the life you want.
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Please do feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements. Your therapy is as individual and unique as you are. I look forward to working with you in a calm and relaxed environment, offering you the kindness, trust worthiness and care you need.
- Do you suffer childhood sexual abuse in silence?
- You’re back in the room! Why? Where have you been?
- Are you starting or stopping this Stoptober?
"A chance encounter with a hypnotherapist and my innate curiosity sparked my desire to give hypnotherapy a go. So I took myself off to have some sessions and I was gobsmacked! I managed to address some of the issues that had plagued me all my adult life in 5 sessions, and yet I had been in and out of counselling and psychotherapy for over 10 years.
How could such a process be so quick and so beneficial?
It’s interesting when I look back and realised I had spent over 10 years in therapy, once a month going over and over the same ground ad infinitum. Hypnotherapy had been such a quick and simple solution and frustratingly I could have saved myself all that time and money! And also I could have been feeling so much better and been in a much better place so much quicker."
(Hypnotherapy for anxiety and stress)
"Having never tried Hypnotherapy I was not sure what to expect, but I had every trust in Deborah from the moment I heard her voice. I was a bit skeptical about it, but was very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience, it was nothing like you see on these TV shows, nothing wacky or weird about it. I found it to be deeply relaxing, my sessions with Deborah has changed my life, my friends all noticed the difference in me. I am happy about my life but more importantly about who I am, I discovered so much about myself. My confidence and self esteem has been restored and the emotional baggage I had been carrying all my life disappeared completely, its great to be free of all that. A Big Thank You Deborah."
(Hypnotherapy for confidence)
"Just had to let you know, after leaving you after my first hypnotherapy session I managed to do parallel parking (between 2 cars) 2 reversing round corners and a 3 point turn, you've really worked wonders so far, even my husband can't believe the difference "
(Hypnotherapy for passing your driving test)
"Deborah always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. Her voice is soothing when she is talking you into a relaxed state. A very pleasant relaxing experience."
(Hypnotherapy for stress relief)
"I worried about my health, but more importantly what my smoking was doing to my children. I did not want to set them a bad example by smoking. Thank you Deborah! It's been months since I have given up and I feel so much healthier and happier."
(Hypnotherapy for stopping smoking)
"All went well and my baby was born on the 14th, three days early. It was a much calmer experience - when I arrived at the hospital the midwife couldn't believe how relaxed I was considering I was fully dilated!! I think the hypnobirthing must of helped me a great deal as it kept me focused :) I went in at 7.00am and was back home by 1.30pm! Many thanks."
(Hypnobirthing for second baby)
I worried about my health, but more importantly what my smoking was doing to my children. I did not want to set them a bad example by smoking. Thank you Deborah! It's been months since I have given up and I feel so much healthier and happier."
(Hypnotherapy for stopping smoking)
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
9-7pm Monday to Friday, some Saturday mornings