1. EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
This is an extremely effective technique that has been proven to work with all sorts of issues but especially those concerning some sort of trauma. It has been used successfully in helping people with post-traumatic stress disorder and is based on repeating side to side movements of the eyes. It is based on the idea that traumatic events can ‘clog’ the neural pathways in the brain and once clogged it is difficult to move on. However, the simple procedure involving these simple eye movements while focusing on the issue needed to be resolved can help to un-clog these neural pathways. EMDR can be very effective and may work extremely quickly.
2. EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT involves ‘tapping’ on various points of the body. These points are related to the meridians or energy centres of the body. When carried out in a set pattern, whilst focusing on the issue at hand, remarkable results can be achieved. Again, as with so many of these techniques, it can be used on a wide variety of issues and is often utilised when dealing with cravings, fears and phobias.
3. NLP – Neuro-linguistic Programming
(What is NLP Coaching?)
NLP is a method of changing the patterns our brains may have become accustomed to through changing the way we communicate with ourselves and others. The language we use, and encounter, on a day to day basis is incredibly powerful, and can be utilised for positive outcomes if we so wish. Techniques in NLP are often incorporated into the hypno-therapeutic process and work well when dealing with all sorts of issues.
(Issues that Mindfulness may help with)
(Try mindfulness for yourself right now)
Mindfulness is about centring ourselves in the present moment. It is not about escaping our fears but, instead, is about facing whatever is going on right now. It is about having a gentle compassion for ourselves, while accepting all that makes this moment completely unique. Mindfulness has been used literally for thousands of years, and has its roots in Buddhist traditions. These traditions have shed light on many contemporary psychological conditions and have been adapted to help especially with issues surrounding depression and anxiety.
Relaxing and letting various suggestions wash over you is a very powerful part of hypnotherapy. However, these other techniques complement hypnosis beautifully. And sometimes it’s difficult to say which technique is being used at any one time because they merge into one another so well and have the same basic aim – to help you to make a change of some sort – whether that’s feeling happier and more relaxed, dealing with a phobia, feeling more confident, or losing a habit…
I always have a full client intake interview (which sounds very grand – it’s basically a good old chat to see what you’d like help with) when I start to work with anyone coming to me for the first time. Then I can be sure of choosing the most suitable methods and techniques for that particular person and their particular issue.
If you’ve read this and are wondering whether to try hypnotherapy for yourself, why not give me a call on 07733 839 591 or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out the rest of the website www.rmbhypnotherapy.com for more information and testimonials from satisfied clients.