Have you ever felt anxious, fearful, lacking in confidence, depressed?
If you have, you will understand how difficult it is to think clearly or to feel positive about anything.
The Solution Focused Approach
When I first meet a client, they are often surprised and relieved when I tell them we don’t need to talk about the problems.
It doesn’t matter how you got here. We don’t need to analyse it. We find solutions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.
We look for strengths and positive moments.
Above all we find your desire to change and to feel better.
If you’ve worked with me or been to one of my talks, you will be familiar with my best tool – an explanation of how the brain works.
This is such an important part of the therapy. When you understand how the brain works, and how negative thought patterns are created, you have a real advantage.
This part of the therapy is a resource that I give to clients. They take it away with them, so they can tap back into it whenever life presents a challenge or an emotional difficulty.
You Can Change!
I firmly believe that each client who comes to see me has the ability to change and the necessary resources that they need to make that change. Solution Focused questions are used to direct the attention towards the present and the future, not to the past or problems.
This approach allows the client to begin a process of envisioning what their preferred future might look like. And then to create small steps towards achieving that outcome.
When we come up with goals and solutions, deep relaxation or trance is a very effective way of reinforcing that message to our subconscious.
We possess something rather remarkable called the Reticular Activating System.
Our brain’s Reticular Activating System can bring about change when we know what we want, and when we are focused on the desired result.
This part of the brain is activated during hypnosis.
Many clients just love to experience that time of deep relaxation. Some continue to attend monthly or ad-hoc ‘top-up’ sessions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a multi-faceted approach. Each element is equally important in helping you to find your solution and to create your better future.
Based on a blog by Sarah Stanley