Hypnotherapy in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Hypnotherapy and Hypnotherapists in Barnsley, South Yorkshire - Tracy Birch

Is Hypnotherapy medically approved?

Hypnotherapy has received medical approval since 1892 as a safe and proven method of improving health and well-being.

Approval in the UK: In 1892 & 1955 the British Medical Association (BMA) reported in the British Medical Journal that through extensive evaluation the committee have to report that they have satisfied themselves of the "genuiness of the hypnotic state. The committee are of the opinion that, as a therapeutic agent, hypnotherapy is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep and alleviating many functional ailments".

1958 Catholic Church accepted Hypnotherapy as legitimate therapy

1968 The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis was founded.

What the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is the process of inducing a passive state of mind and establishes reliable communication between the conscious and subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is a psychological healing method that makes use of Hypnosis to treat problems. Hypnotherapy is the significant method for making desired changes through therapy intervention.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is your natural ability to tap into the power of your mind, at a deep level, to achieve the results you want. It is a natural neurological state in which you have greater control of your mind, heart and body. Because ALL hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you can learn how to use this powerful tool to convince or unconvince yourself of anything. Understanding how to intentionally access the subconscious mind through hypnosis, you can focus on your goals, gain greater control over your physical and emotional habits, and "re-program" limiting beliefs and behaviours to create desired positive change. As your Therapist, I am able to guide you to view problems or challenges from a different perspective, and help you to gain helpful insights into your past and potential future behaviour.

Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help to address bedwetting, address attitudes and weight goals, and help clients achieve behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues, and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking. Hypnotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain. Hypnotherapy has also been used with both adults and children to help manage the pain associated with irritable bowel. There is evidence to support its use in this condition for both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.

How does Hypnosis feel?

Everyone's experience of hypnosis is unique. It's similar to drifting off to sleep and night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep. These are some of the ways clients have described the experience: Deeply restful and relaxing, Calm sense of well-being, Like the period of wakefulness just before falling asleep, may experience heavy, light, warm, cold, tingly or numb sensations. Awareness of Hypnotherapists voice and other sounds, Perception of "time distortion" as in day-dreaming.

What will happen in a session?

As a qualified therapist, I will undertake an Initial Assessment and ask you to complete a medical questionnaire. In some circumstances, permission may be sought by you to write to your doctor prior to any treatment commencing, in order to let them know that you are having Hypnotherapy

The session provides an opportunity to talk you through the process of therapy and how I work, as well as encourage you to discuss your problems and concerns in a private and confidential setting.

Goals for therapy are discussed, agreed and a full explanation of sessions and treatments will be provided.

Any questions would also be addressed. Finally, if we mutually agree that this is the course of action right for you, you will be asked to sign a consent form to enable treatment to begin.

How do I choose a Hypnotherapist?

It is important to choose a qualified hypnotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy. You can check whether a hypnotherapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured

The CNHC (The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) : was set up by the Department of Health in 2010. The Department of Health recommends that you choose a Hypnotherapist that is registered with the CNHC. www.chnc.co.uk

The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) : is the largest not-for profit hypnotherapy Professional Association in the UK and all members registered meet their approved accreditations and ethics. www.hypnotherapists.org.uk

Professional Standards Authority : The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. An independent UK organisation who reports to Parliament www.professionalstandards.org.uk/find-practitioners/practitioner/hypnotherapist