'The Mental Toolkit'

Once therapy has concluded and a problem is solved or a goal is reached, it can be helpful to realise how this has come about. All the therapist has actually done in applying hypnotherapeutic techniques, is to ask questions and deliver carefully chosen words. The real power that has brought about change lies with the client. The therapist acts merely as a facilitator. In order to emphasise this point, it is sometimes said that there is no such thing as hypnosis, only SELF-hypnosis. It can, therefore, be useful to develop this skill during therapy as it can be seen as acquiring a 'mental toolkit' for life.

Self-hypnosis is introduced to clients in the first session as part of their homework and it is true to say that some will find it easier than others. Practice and perseverance make for steady improvement.

This is the story of one client who 'got it'...

'Lucy' presented with low self-esteem and lack of confidence. She overcame her difficulties in four sessions and found that self-hypnosis introduced her to a wealth of resources that enabled her to tackle other issues as they arose later in life.

Following therapy, she used her new-found skill to...

Improve her concentration and memory recall in taking exams... relax in the dentist's chair... enjoy better sleep... eliminate a thirty year, nail-biting habit... improve her game of squash... banish negative thoughts... positively reframe upsetting incidents... overcome a fear of public speaking.......

'Lucy' would say that she has become her own therapist by recognising the power of her unconscious resources and applying them as and when needed.

'Accessing the Mental Toolkit' is offered as a one-to-one course comprising three, hour long sessions, costing 225.00.