Keith Abrahams - Positive Ways
My passion is supporting people and their change. Hypnotherapy is an effective, fast and practical approach and through reading the pages on this site will enable you to understand both that and the full range of emotional and therapeutic issues that this approach to healing can resolve. It is both a modern form of effective healing and a very ancient established one at the same time. I work effectively with and across the full range of hypnotherapeutic and emotional issues.
My role as your therapist is not only to help you quickly recover, but also to demonstrate and show you new ways and understanding, to teach you to be your own coach. The pace of change in today’s world is fast. Simple and effective ways from the past are sometimes pushed aside and the new ideas and science can seem too complex to be of use. My job is to keep it simple and build with you positive ways that will work for you, the unique person you are.
My studies and qualification with the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and as a coach, counsellor as well as a hypnotherapist, have taught as how to apply the modern psychological and scientific approach in a simple fashion (without the ‘psychobabble’) and that what is important is teaching the client how our brain (through our physiology), our mind (through the patterns of behaviour we adopt) and our relationships (with ourselves, others and things) interrelate to cause us emotional upset.
By supporting my clients, like a Sherpa carrying the load for a short time, or maybe as a Teacher of the techniques and then as Guide pointing the way, my clients quickly heal and take back the control over their lives. I will simple work with and support them until they do!
This is because I take a wide and varied approach to the work that needs doing, ensuring that our clients are treated as individuals, by tailoring the work to suit their unique needs and resources, which is a cornerstone of the Dynamic Experiential Narrative Theory (DENT) principles, that themselves build on the hypnotherapy techniques. I will help you build, quickly, Positive Ways:
1.Getting a Healthy Life by:
1.1 Addressing Addiction: Become smoke; drug- and alcohol-free; follow the Quit Smoking Fast Program, build the drug and alcohol.
1.2 Attaining & Sustaining the Ideal Weight; by overcoming eating disorders, obesity, binge eating and being overweight, using simple techniques like the hypnotherapy gastric band.
1.3 Enjoying Exercising enthusiastically; by being motivated, instructed and having a program of support in place.
1.4 Overcoming Anger & Conflict; through understanding the process of anger and working with the emotion to be healthy.
1.5 Rapidly Recovering from operations & illness; such as arthritis, asthma, constipation, diabetes, IBS, indigestion, headaches, migraines, and preparing for operations, coping with cancer and using pain management techniques.
1.6 Turning Stress to Success; by managing panic attacks, solving problems, like debt management & reduction, coping with PMT and using the creative imagination to make stress work healthily for you.
1.7 Sleeping Soundly; without bruxisms, tooth grinding, working with dreams, nightmares and healthily moving beyond insomnia.
1.8 Being Beautiful; addressing skin complaints & disorders like acne, psoriasis, eczema and becoming, if needed, the appropriately blushing bride at your perfect wedding.
2. Responding Calmly and Getting:
2.1 Exam Confident & Study Focused; improving concentration, motivation and focus on the correct way to study, work with dyslexia, write reports, dissertations and develop a passing exam technique, including driving tests and professional exams.
2.2 Phobias Faced & Compulsions Contained; by facing fears, quietening compulsions, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, intrusive thoughts, and phobias - like agrophobia, flying phobia, animal and claustrophobia – through to changing habits – like nail biting, snoring, twitches & ticks and social phobias.
2.3 Relaxed Dental & Medical Treatment; like needle phobia, glove sensitivity, drill fear, dental anxiety, medical anxiety, gagging concerns and general medical anxiety.
2.3 Rewarding Relationships; learning emotional intelligence & the art of listening & expressing are essential to overcoming frustration. Couples counselling supports that, helping with fertility, intimacy (see below under performance).
2.4 Anxiety Abated; by overcoming trauma (PTSD) & helping you learn how to be calm, adapt your patterns of responses, overcoming panic attacks and performing and responding exactly as you need to.
3. Performing Perfectly by:
3.1 Proudly Speaking Publicly & Acting Superbly; Be confident in your presentation,Poise and speak without stuttering, stammering whilst projecting a positive voice, positive image and presence.
3.2 Improving Sports Performance; with sports coaching techniques of “being in the zone”, using the focused state of attention & observing self in golf, football, athletics and any sport especially my specialty of swimming.
3.3 Interviewing Very well; drawing down on business coaching & hypnotherapy to plan & write your CV, rehearse your pitch and practice interviewing techniques to market and sell your self effectively.
3.4 Developing your Career & Earning More; developing your unique competences, explaining and demonstrating those competences, proving your worth and asking for more money!
3.5 Recovering Your Love Life; through from confidence in finding and pleasing your partner, developing your libido and overcoming sexual dysfunction – like Anorgasmia, Vaginismus, Frigidity, Erectile and Ejaculation problems.
It is my passion for people that I credit with the breadth of experience I have had; as a parent, (a young!) grandparents, managing director, coach and lately lecturer, including my time working in schools with young people, prisons and helping the unemployed back to work.
And my training is complimented by a breadth of personal and professional experience, which brings added depth and value to my clients. Some clients wish to explore deeper and further and I am both experienced and trained in working with other forms of healing too, which works well in helping clients finding different and useful ways of changing their old patterns and moving towards new, positive ways of leading their lives.
This might include exploring their spiritual views, seeking guidance, counselling or even direction. we are trained to support that too. It takes courage and strength to ask for help. I will meet you there and encourage, support and suitably advise you through whatever is needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & CBT
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
Diploma in CBT Coaching
Certificate in Counselling
Association of the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
Member of the Association of Coaching
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sleep and Dreaming
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The majority of my clients enjoy the one to one approach, but also find to helpful be supported by a friend in the hypnotherapy room; that is a very helpful and useful way to work too. Similarly, many clients enjoy developing new skills by being taught and sharing experiences by attending workshops. This helps them mange their budgets too.
To support this I run a range of different workshops as a general program of being healthy and positive in life and for specific and focused issues. Please check this site for some of the events or email me for a full list.