Having “off” days or feeling low from time to time is normal and experienced by almost everybody.
When this goes on for longer than is comfortable or manageable it can leave us feeling like we are unable to cope and we can go over and over our problems until it feels as if we are losing control of our lives - unable to function or enjoy anything. It can affect our mood, focus and energy levels.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to break free from the destructive cycle of depression. It will also give you the tools and techniques to enable you to stay that way.
In our Initial Consultation, I will give you an understanding of how our brains work and why we think and behave as we do. It’s incredibly powerful to have this understanding and enables you to make the first step towards change and help break the vicious cycle of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
In subsequent sessions using a combination of "talking therapy" techniques and hypnosis, I will help you to move further out of this negative mind-set and bring back a more balanced perspective on life. This will also help you feel more positive and more in control of your thoughts and feelings.
We will focus on how you want to feel (and not how you don't) and identify the steps needed to get you there, all of which will be personal and appropriate to you.
The deep relaxation experienced during hypnosis aids and consolidates the process considerably. This highly relaxed state allows us to bypass the conscious, critical mind which means we can seed the subconscious mind with beneficial information like suggestions and positive affirmations – and they will stick (if you allow them to).
We use hypnosis not just to relax the mind and body – but also to reshape our unconscious thoughts and promote positive thinking. We can override those automatic thinking patterns that keep habits, negative thoughts and irrational responses (all factors that can contribute to depression) in place with patterns that serve you in a positive and more helpful way.
The therapy works well alongside prescribed medication but please consult your GP for advice should you have any concerns.
If you feel it's time to act, please contact me to make an appointment or simply to have a chat.
"Tracey is brilliant at getting to the core of the problem quickly and really helped me work out what I needed to do to change. It was so simple but I couldn't work it out on my own. I really liked the way the sessions are structured...a bit of time to talk about what was worrying me, talking about what small steps I could take to change that and then some relaxation to embed what I'd decided to do. I would describe it as a combination of skilled forward looking counselling and hypnotherapy."
Thank you for visiting! Please note that I am now practicing in Stockbridge, having moved from my previous clinic in Chandlers Ford. Google is still showing the old address, but I hope that this will be corrected very soon.