Havening is a powerful yet gentle technique that has been developed to create a ‘safe’ haven in a therapeutic setting to help release an encoded traumatic memory or a deep rooted emotion safely and quickly.
Hypnotherapy is using the state of hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It may even succeed where other more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired result. When carried out by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist the benefits can be long lasting. It is natural and safe with no side effects. Hypnotherapy attempts to address an individuals subconscious mind using the power of suggestion for beneficial change. When a person is in a relaxed state of hypnosis, that’s when the brain is at its most receptive to positive change.The brain is made up of the conscious and subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy works on the subconscious mind where you will feel relaxed and calm and ready to bring about the positive changes in your life.
People believe that change is very difficult to achieve, but change can be brought about very easily and quickly all it takes is the desire to do it. How-ever it’s maintaining the lasting changes that takes more time and practice.
What is Hypnosis?
It may be surprising to learn we experience trance many times during the course of our lives. Passing into ordinary sleep involves a kind of trance state which hypnosis is similar. Neither asleep or awake it’s a little like daydreaming with a pleasant feeling of relaxation during it all. Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that for hypnotherapy purposes, positive affirmations may be given directly to your unconscious mind.
How does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy works firstly by relaxing a person. When a person is relaxed their brain is relaxed so we can appeal to the subconscious part – the part that sometimes acts as a little monkey on your shoulder an encourages us to do things we shouldn’t do. We generally know what to do from our conscious part or our intellectual part of the brain, however our subconscious can often be in conflict with us. For example, a smoker will know from their intellectual brain that they shouldn’t smoke and its dangerous, however the subconscious part will encourage such behaviour and make excuses for us. When we appeal to the subconscious mind during hypnotherapy, we are bringing it in line with our conscious mind in order for us to be able to change our behaviour.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the following and more unwanted habits: Addictive Behaviour, Childhood/adult trauma, Financial worries, Sports Performance, Stress, Anxiety, Sleep problems, Cannabis, Cocaine use, Alcoholism, Relationship problems, Smoking, Nail Biting, Weight Control, Healthy Eating, Depression, Confidence, Phobias, Emotional Problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Insomnia, IBS, Pain Control, Sports Performance, Low Self Esteem, Goal Orientation, Blood Pressure, Painless Childbirth, Skin Problems, Minor Surgery, Dentistry, Aches and Pains, Sexual Problems. Whenever your problem is due to habitual conditioning, Hypnotherapy can be used to treat unresolved events in your past which are being sustained at an unconscious level.
How many Sessions?
Solution Focus Therapy is extremely effective and sessions can vary from -14 appointments, regarding your individual circumstances. This will be discussed at the initial consultation and will depend on the issues you want to address. Hypnotherapy can often be a relatively short process.
Mild Depression – 3 + sessions
Confidence – 6 + sessions
Phobias – 6 + sessions
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) – 6 + sessions
Severe Anxiety – 6+ sessions
Depression – 6-14 sessions
Smoking Cessation – 2-3 sessions
Addiction 6 + sessions
Havening is a term used to create a ‘safe’ haven in a therapeutic setting to help release an encoded traumatic memory or a deep rooted emotion safely and quickly.
The Havening Techniques
Havening is a powerful yet gentle technique that has been developed by Dr Ron Ruden a medical doctor and neuroscientist based in the US.
His research along with his brother Dr Steven Ruden have discovered that traumatic events are encoded in the brain differently to normal memory so that it can cause a person to become phobic or to feel anxious, stressed, depressed, feelings of sadness or anger, shame or guilt sometimes without the person knowing what the underlying issues are.
Recent research suggests that addiction or mental health issues are the manifestation of trauma.
What is Trauma?
Trauma can be difficult to define as it can mean different things to different people. Individual trauma is a result from an event or a series of events or certain circumstances experienced by an individual as emotionally harmful or life threatening which can effect a person’s functioning and wellbeing.
It is not the event that creates a trauma but how a person perceives or experiences the event.
Trauma can vary in degree and can be anything from childhood experiences of neglect, loss of a parent, bereavement, divorce, physical & sexual abuse, relationship break ups, bullying, low self-esteem, growing up in an environment where feelings are encouraged to be buried, an accident or near-death experience.
Dr Ronald Ruden, creator of The Havening Techniques™
“When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic, inescapable or very stressful, it becomes immutably encoded, often with life-altering consequences.
However, recent research from the field of Neuroscience has shown us how it’s possible to modify this encoding.
The Havening Techniques™ are methods which are designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.”
Hypnotherapy works on the subconscious mind where you will feel relaxed and calm and ready to bring about the positive changes in your life.
What is Hypnotherapy?
There are many myths surrounding hypnotherapy due to the way that stage hypnosis is portrayed through the media and using language, such as ‘going under’, ‘being out of control’, the perception of being manipulated to do things you don’t want to do.
The reality is that hypnosis was pioneered by medical doctors and physicians and when used positively can be an effective tool to combat anxiety, depression and help overcome phobias.
They learned that relaxing patients into an altered state of mind or trance heightened focus and concentration showing an increased response to suggestion, whilst blocking out sources of distraction.
This in turn helped people heal, deal with pain, anxiety in a positive way. Hypnosis is natural in many ways as we all go into a ‘trance’ state on occasions when driving, reading, listening to music – ever forget driving down that part of the motorway or carriageway? We can drift off in lectures, meetings, just walking without realising that our sub conscious mind has taken over.
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Most people believe that change is not possible or very difficult to achieve. I’m here to tell you differently.
About Neuro Linguistic Programming
Change can be brought about very easily and quickly…all it takes is the desire to do it. How-ever it’s maintaining the lasting changes that takes more time and practice.
Neurolinguistic programming is a technique based on neuroscience and language patterns that work with our brains to create positive changes. Focusing on what you want your outcome to be is key to bringing about what your life will become. NLP uses visualisation techniques to help us to work together in the same way that athletes work with their coaches to become champions in sport.
This is a practical and empowering tool that will help you to create the changes you desire. I use advanced techniques that work with both the conscious and unconscious mind.
You will never do anything you don’t want to do and if you do not want to talk about painful experiences then you won’t have to – changes can still be altered and maintained.
You will gain an insight into how your brain works and how you can make positive changes happen, so be ready to enjoy the journey!
NLP to help overcome unwanted habits
Most people think they are powerless to change but the reality is that you have all the power… you just don’t realise it yet. If you really want to stop unwanted habits and have the will to change, then NLP will help transform what is already within you, to let go of unwanted habits and to be what you want to be.
NLP is remarkable in that it helps create new neural pathways to enable positive change and helps to weaken old ones that have kept you in those bad habits for so long.
My objective is to guide you through these changes using an interactive blend of therapies that work collectively, including neurolinguistic programming techniques, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
These coaching techniques can help a wide range of issues so please get in touch if there is anything you would like to change or get rid of.