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lie hidden in your soul.

Dream deep, for every

dream precedes the goal."

Pamela Vaull Starr

The therapy itself

This section deals with specific needs for information about the therapy itself rather than simply hypnosis. For information about hypnosis see "Myths about Hypnosis" and "Frequently asked questions"

In summary therapy may involve one or more of the following approaches:-

  • Deep relaxation in hypnosis
  • Improved understanding of how our ideas/beliefs/values affect our feelings and behaviour
  • Keeping diaries of thoughts and feelings
  • Feedback and working with the therapist to solve problems together
  • Breaking old habits and changing unhelpful behaviour
  • Changing negative thoughts for the better
  • Improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Understanding our past, and its effect on the here and now
  • Planning and rehearsing new ways of dealing with old problems
  • Positive visualisation and imagery
  • Learn Self-hypnosis, relaxation techniques and meditation


Clients invariably enjoy the experience of deep relaxation that accompanies hypnosis. It is rare for people to make time for themselves, and, once experienced, clients need little persuasion to return. Every attempt will be made to put the client at ease, and each session will progress at a pace comfortable for that individual, with opportunities for breaks if necessary. Nervous clients will receive a very considered approach.

Trust and Confidence

Ffynnon Hypnotherapy believes that within all clients is the knowledge and power necessary to solve their own problems. However it is not easy to do this alone. The hypnotherapist, like a trainer with an athlete, helps the client achieve better results more quickly. The client, like the athlete, has all that he/she needs to achieve what is wanted: the potential, the skills, the motivation, the power. The therapist, like the trainer, has the experience, the judgement, the outside perspective and the professional approach to make things happen.

Better in trance

The "therapy" component of hypnotherapy is not wholly dependent upon the the client entering trance but, by doing so, it allows the therapist to:-

  • Reduce unhelpful conscious limits on finding solutions
  • Allows the client to use his/her powerful imagination and unique experiences to find the correct solutions
  • Bypass traditional therapy techniques which can take many months if not years
  • Focus on achieving solutions quickly and effectively

Varied approach to therapy

Ffynnon Hypnotherapy uses an integrative approach drawing on the main psychotherapeutic approaches as necessary. The under-pinning approach is a person centered one, establishing an honest and trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. Every attempt will be made to move the client from their problem to solution state in the least number of sessions, to produce a lasting and effective resolution.

Making sense of the past

At times it may be helpful for clients to explore their personal histories. Here the client may be helped to make sense of their past experiences and emotions as they relate to their current situation and thoughts about the world and their future. Clients may become aware that their thoughts and behaviours have origins a long time ago and have no place in their current lives. Recognising patterns of behaviour can be very helpful to clients in changing for the better.

Making sense of the present

In other situations the client may be helped to examine how they experience and think about the world in the here and now. They may become aware through therapy that their view of the world is not an accurate one, leading to unpleasant feelings and emotions. These in turn may alter behaviour, and may prevent the client from fulfilling what they wish to do with their lives. Learning to change behaviours by better understanding our thoughts and emotions can be extremely helpful and empowering.

Changing our viewpoint

Sometimes the therapist will employ techniques drawn from Neuro-linguistic Programming to compliment hypnotherapy. Here the therapist will utilise the client's language and sensory impressions of their situation to effect changes in their emotions and behaviours,

If you have any issues which you wish to discuss further, do contact us for a chat.

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