Your mind is like a complex network of pipes. Each pipe has its own function and route. Some pipes are interconnected, some run on their own, some are small and some pipes are extremely well hidden.
In order for the network to function efficiently, all these pipes need to be kept in good working condition – occasionally polished, or repaired. Some even need to be replaced. Most of the time, you can take care of your own plumbing, making sure that the flow is smooth by giving it a bit of cleaning every now and then. Sometimes, things happens, beyond your ability to cope, and you need to call the plumber to prevent the network from collapsing.
Think of your hypnotherapist as a plumber. The hypnotherapist job is to ensure that your psychological pipework is flowing well – sometimes replacing pipes that are worn out or repairing those that are leaking. It may be even necessary for the hypnotherapist to search and find the hidden and elusive pipe that is causing the troubles.
Your hypnotherapist has to look at the old plan of the pipework with you and then, help you plan a new way to run those pipes. Whatever the job, your hypnotherapist will be with you to help you return the network to normal, or even improve it in some ways. Just like your plumber, your hypnotherapist has an impressive array of tools to get you back on track and live life to the fullest.
Variety of Methods
Your hypnotherapist has an extensive experience in the field of coaching on personal effectiveness allows her to work with her clients on an integrative level. She incorporates different techniques and approaches with each client, going beyond their symptoms and helping them create awareness, understanding and change. The essence is to work each client at different levels: the underlying causes, thoughts and emotions using Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Time-Line TherapyTM and Neuro Linguistic Programming interventions.
It is important to understand why a person feels or behaves the way they do. If we just focus on the symptom, e.g. anxiety, the result may be short-term and the underlying causes will still be looming within.
There is always an underlying cause why we feel and behave the way we do. It could be driven by our internal belief system, values or some association with a specific or several events. Working on the underlying causes allows the clients to explore emotions and thoughts associated with events in the past and understand how the past impacts their results now. This helps create change and forward movement.
Thoughts and Emotions
Our thoughts have a direct impact upon the body. Think about this for a minute – How do you feel if you are excited or nervous? Some people say they experience a butterfly feeling in the stomach. Your body responds directly to how you feel or reacts.
When you feel stressed or tired, your body is telling you that something is not right. On a prolonged period, it may cause more emotional and physical discomfort. A poor emotional well-being can impact your health and immune system.
Working at this level may require different approaches where the client will:
- Learn how to express emotions and let go.
- Create a balance.
- Develop inner strength and manage their states of mind.
- Discover and understand their values and internal belief system.
- Learn techniques to maintain a healthy well-being.