About hypnotherapy in Tunbridge Wells town centre & online

Many people are familiar with hypnosis, having seen it used by entertainers in stage and TV shows. You may very well know of somebody who has used it to stop smoking or lose weight.

What is not so well known is that hypnotherapy is a highly evidence-based holistic therapy which can assist with a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, stress management and many more. Government advisory body The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) lists hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS, whilst hypnotic pain relief has been researched in universities the world over.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis could be described as a diversion of the attention of the conscious mind which allows better communication with the subconscious, the part of the brain responsible for behaviour and emotions. It's a state that we enter often in our life, when engrossed in a good book or when you drive a car and can't remember the last part of the journey for instance.

What is hypnotherapy?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is traditionally based on suggestion and the principle that the subconscious mind is more receptive to those suggestions whilst in the hypnotic state. But don't worry, any suggestions given must be in accordance with your stated aims and your personality or they will simply be rejected. You cannot be made to do anything against your will or nature. There is no "going under" and you'll remain alert and aware throughout. 

My own philosophy is that all therapy should be "Holistic", taking into account the underlying issues rather than mere palliative symptom relief, the effects of which have been shown to be short lived in any case.

In addition to suggestion, therefore, sessions will also include elements of modern therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique and these techniques will often need to be practiced between sessions for the full benefit to be realised.

Can I be hypnotised? 

Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be, though hypnosis is not generally suitable for use where there is a history of epilepsy or psychosis.  

Online

In addition to being situated ideally in Tunbridge Wells town centre, sessions are also available online via Zoom, VSee and other platforms. Many people are surprised to learn that hypnotherapy can be experienced in this way but you can be assured that research studies consistently show online therapies to be equal in every way to in-person sessions and this is borne out in practice. 

Those of us who aren't technology wizards can be reassured that the process is a relatively simple one which I am happy to guide you through, perhaps (if you are local) during a free, initial face to face consultation.

Sessions

Sessions are up to one hour in length at a fee of £50.00 per session. A PayPal link, bank transfer or Square card payment link will be sent to you for payment in advance of the session. (Concessionary rates are available on discreet enquiry).

NB

All medical conditions should have been examined by a doctor. In cases of IBS, a specific diagnosis must have been obtained from your doctor. For pain control, you should obtain the "go ahead" from your doctor or consultant. Prescribed medication should not be discontinued without referring to your doctor.

Please get in touch for further information either by text or phone on +447714590798 or by email at paul.taylor2014@outlook.com where I would be pleased to hear from you. 

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

 

Paul

 

Some relevant research studies relating to hypnotherapy and allied therapies:

(i) Review of some 100 research studies shows Emotional Freedom Technique "to be an evidence-based practice for anxiety, depression, phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder", capable of reducing Cortisol levels and effecting gene expression with results equivalent to, or greater than, CBT. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381429/

 

(ii) Working Alliance in Online Therapy as Compared to Face-to-Face Therapy

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/109493102753770480

 

(iii) The Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Psychosomatic Disorders

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207140701338696

(iv) Effectiveness of Hypnosis for the Management of Headache 

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207144.2018.1494432

(v) Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Examination Anxiety

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.1993.10403004