Do you ever struggle with unwanted and intrusive negative thoughts? Do you sometimes find yourself engaged in small ‘rituals’ whereby you check your car door is definitely locked again and again and again?
Are you tired of this cycle of endless checking and obsessive behaviour? Are you looking for help to break away from it and so embrace a positive way of managing your life?
If the answer is “yes”, you may find Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help to ease your mind away from thinking endless negative thoughts that can lead to, in extreme cases, you struggling to leave your own home.
“I often see people who come to seek help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD”, explains Sally Potter, a fully-qualified and insured Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner based in Ivybridge and Plymouth.
“As our daily lives are increasingly stressful in the modern world so, sometimes, our brains struggle to adapt to the challenges we face.
“As such, it tries to protect us by re-checking things again and again, or introducing obsessive thinking into our lives. Negative thoughts then end up in something we term as a ‘stress bucket’ and people may find themselves re-checking things as part of an unwanted habit.
“Solution Focused Hypnotherapy aims to empty the stress bucket so allowing the client to have a more relaxed and confident outlook to their life which, in turn, helps them to stop worrying, and to focus on the positive aspects of life as a whole.”
Sally offers a free initial consultation to explain how the brain works and how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for the client. She also provides a relaxation CD or MP3 download for prospective clients during the course of the meeting.
Each session is designed to focus the mind into a mode of positive thinking prior to entering the trance state, which is relaxing and soothing for the individual.
The number of sessions used by people who have obsessive feelings can vary and, obviously, as with any medical issue, it is important to remember that your GP is also there to help.
Sally was awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) in 2016 following extensive training as part of the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training course. She is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), which ensures its members adhere to a strong ethical code and engage in regular supervision sessions.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help improve sleep, help with anxiety and depression, reduce phobias and fears and help people to stop smoking.