Elisabeth Wood. Ba hons. DHP Acc.Hyp - Weight loss, Phobias & Anxiety.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth, I have been a practicing Hypnotherapist for several years.
I have worked with people from all sorts of backgrounds (including young and older individuals) on a wide range of issues.
Hypnosis has been around for centuries. It's been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and pain. Hypnosis mimics the REM state to help you program your instincts to create the sort of re-sponses you require.
Here are a few examples of issues I have helped:
- Weight-loss. (Cutting right back on sugar and chocolate and snacking and focusing on enjoying healthy eating)
- Stress & anxiety.(for panic attacks)
- Mild Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (I have neutralised bad experiences that have caused phobias)
- Phobias - spiders, dentist, driving and flying)
- Children: Bed-wetting and soiling.(I have worked with families to alleviate psychological issues that caused a reluctance to visit the loo).
- Panic attacks.
- Coping with partner snoring.(Strategies that work and help soothe the listener)
- Alcohol abuse.
- Quitting smoking
The results of dealing with these can be life changing so do give me a call if you would like to find out how I can help you.
More about what hypnosis is and how it works.
Let me start by dispelling the many myths surrounding hypnosis. Contrary to what you may have heard previously, you actually do stay in control during hypnotherapy. This is because hypnosis is a natural state akin to night time dreaming which happens during the Rapid Eye Movement phase of sleep, otherwise known as REM. This is where original use of the pendulum came from. They knew it worked to put individulas into trance, but not why.Today we know more about the real science behind all these myths:
REM sleep is called 'paradoxical sleep' because brain wave patterns are similar to how they are during wak-ing hours. During the last three months in the womb, the human neonate experiences more REM than at any other time during its life. It's during this time that many human instincts are 'programmed' - such as empathy, fear of heights and the ability to learn language.
So if instincts are laid down through the REM state before birth, then it makes sense, during life outside the womb, to go back into the REM state in order to change your responses to things. Which is what hypnosis does.
Your instincts try to help you out, but sometimes they've just learned the wrong response. So your instincts may have learned to produce anxiety when it's not actually helpful - such as during public speaking, dating or socializing.
I've never heard anyone say they consciously decided to bring on a panic attack or a blush - these things just get switched on instinctively. So for 'hypnosis', think 'instinctive programming'. You can understand why you have a problem, but if you want the problem to disappear, it's your unconscious responses that ultimately need to change.
The first step to being confident within a situation is to truly imagine being confident in that time and place. Your imagination is aligned to your instincts, and so can program them. People can imagine something scary, sexy or annoying, and their instincts can produce emotional responses - even when those these things aren't actually happening in reality.
The more dream like and rich this imaginative experience is, the more fixed the new hypnotic blueprint or 'template' will be for actually being more confident in those times in the future.
When hypnosis has done its job we hear things like: "I didn't even expect to feel different but, you know, as soon as I got into that interview room I just felt so much more relaxed!" When people talk like this what they are telling me is that their instincts have updated. This is not the same as consciously learning something. And this is why we use hypnosis
Reference- Mark Tyrrel. Uncommon Knowledge.
I have a special interest in working with people who want to lose weight and through years of practice I have developed my own techniques - this means I can find the right and most succesful approach for you.
You may be experiencing mild to extreem feelings of anxiety that are affecting your daily life negatively. Hypnotherapy helps you access deep relaxation where old triggers and effects of anxiety are neutralised.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful yet gentle tool that will stop phobias from affecting your life. Together we will neutralise known triggers or re-program your un-conscious mind to neutralise unknown causes.
If you are specifically looking for help with weight loss:
I have a special interest in working with people who want to lose weight. I am a licenced Hypno-Band practitioner and through years of practice I have also developed my own techniques - this means I can find the right and most succesful approach for you.
Hypnotherapy is a safe and gentle and effective way to help you make lasting changes.
A hypnotherapist can not make you do anything you do not want to do nor make you behave in a way you would not normally behave.
If you are over-weight and really committed to losing weight then you should be suitable.
Hypnotherapy is not a magic quick-fix, but it will help you make changes easier.
The only exception would be if there is a physiological reason for your weight problems or if you are taking certain medications for example for thyroid issues.Your suitability will be assessed at the initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Foundation in Hypnosis with Uncommon Knowledge (2014)
I am a fully qualified and registered member of the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association(2014)
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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.
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£45 FOR PER SESSION (UP TO ONE HOUR)
A deposit of £15 is required before bookings can be confirmed.
I recommend 3 sessions to maximise results.
Smoking cessation requires a minimum of 3 sessions, pre-booked.
For cancellations, at least 12 hours notice is required.
Type of session
I am available Tuesday evenings,Wednesday day times and some weekends by arrangement.