Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Do you want to be more motivated? Just get on with it!

You tell me your goal, or your plan and as I understand how the brain chemistry works, I will help you identify your action steps and move towards the goal you have set. Hypnotherapy helps you get into the resourceful place in your mind to be able to 'just get on with it'.

Do you want to perform better?  Beat a record?  Win a title?  Train for a triathlon?  Improve your game of golf?  Whatever it is, we use a technique called an inner rehearsal, where the brain becomes familiar with the goal and knows how to move towards it.

Hypnotherapy sessions are very much tailored for you and your individual goal or purpose.  We, as Solution Focused Hypnotherapists know how to help you stay focused and keep on the right track that moves you forward with the goal you have set for yourself.

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  


During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.  

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience is called REM and is very much similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks. 

 

To book your initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you, call/text Tammy Foley on 07792 706275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

I am based in Manorbier,  Pembrokeshire.


Clear the memory clutter!

We all know what happens to our computer when its memory is full....it slows down. So it's no wonder that our brain starts to creak when it's overloaded.

Mindfulness meditation and relaxation help memory maintenance....

Relaxation is your body’s way of rejuvenating. Relaxing allows time for your mind and body to repair.  It has also been shown that relaxing improves your mood and improves brain function and memory.

I have found the importance of relaxation in my own life.  I’ve discovered when I neglect finding time to relax; I do not perform as well in any area of my life.  It’s not that I don’t like to relax, but in the midst of a chaotic schedule, I found it hard to find the time.

Here are some ways I’ve learned to incorporate relaxation into my daily schedule.  If you try them, you may find they work for you as well........

1) Making time for downtime

If you want relax, sometimes you have to make time.  You may want to wake up a few minutes earlier and give yourself time to enjoy that cup of coffee instead of running out the door with it in hand.  You may also try to have “scheduled relaxation” – having designated times just to relax, even if only for a few minutes.

We schedule other important aspects of our lives – why not relaxation?

2)  Free your mind

This idea was a hard one for me because I’m a thinker.  I think ALL day long. I think about what I’ve done, what I didn’t do, what I need to do and how I’m going to do it.

Challenge yourself to have a least a few minutes every day to free your mind.  I’ve found it easiest to incorporate this into my weekly runs around Manorbier and Jameston. For 30 minutes I run in silence, just enjoying the countryside.

3) Get away

We can all appreciate a nice getaway, and more often than not associate getting away with a vacation. What about when we can’t take a vacation?  Getting away can be as simple as changing your surroundings, and if you are unable to do that, visualize being somewhere else!

If you find yourself having a stressful moment at work, take a walk outside.  If you don’t have that luxury, escape to the bathroom – no one really ever questions that.  If you find that you have to stay in your seat, close your eyes and find your happy place.  Sometimes a little break is all we need to relax.

Find time to relax and take care of yourself....if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will?

 

 

To book your initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you, call/text Tammy Foley on 07792 706275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

I am based in Manorbier,  Pembrokeshire.


Hypnotherapy Helps to Tackle Exam Stress

I am focusing this blog on the issue of stress caused by exams as many young people start to revise (or cram) for those important examinations later this summer.

Thousands of people up and down the country will be taking an exam of some sort during the late spring and early summer. Other than the obvious (GCSEs, A levels, and Degrees) there are many people taking exams leading to professional qualifications, and many rely on a good pass grade to obtain a place at university or college, a professional qualification leading to employment, or even being able to KEEP their job. All very stressful and, although most of us get through exams without too much difficulty in the end, there are a significant number of us for whom the pressure can become too much, leading to poor results, or being physically unable to participate in the actual exams resulting in associated negative outcomes.

It is completely normal, and in some ways a positive thing, to feel some anxiety around preparing for and taking exams, just as it can be with other important events in life. A little bit of anxiety, that ‘nervous tension’, can actually act as a motivator and can help the person to focus their attention, keeping the mind alert. However, exam stress becomes a problem when it reaches a level where it interferes with the ability to prepare for and perform in exams. Too high an anxiety level interferes with clear, coherent, and creative thinking and can also create a negative mindset, which in turn can lead to panic.

I am a practitioner of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH). SFH is a modern research-based combination of hypnosis and psychotherapy, which promotes relaxation and helps clients to make beneficial lifestyle changes.

Hypnotherapy is a great way to reduce stress and create new positive study habits. It can help during study periods and also help on the day of the exam itself because you are feeling more in control and relaxed. It can also improve and restore confidence and the motivation to succeed.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for anyone taking exams, but I suggest that students who have been away from study for some time can be especially prone to stress and could benefit greatly from Hypnotherapy to get back into the rhythm and discipline of studying.

We know that too much pressure can lead to stress and a range of physical and mental health problems. You don’t need this at any time, but especially when you need to be on top of your game and get those grades! Stress affects the way you think, feel, and behave, impacting every area of your life. Hypnotherapy offers powerful techniques and strategies to enable you to deal with exam stress and to help you think and behave in a more positive way which has many benefits prior to, during, and after those exams.

I encourage clients to focus on how they want things to be. We will avoid problem-talk and instead help my clients to visualise their preferred future. By encouraging clients to think and express themselves positively, I can help to improve their outcomes.

 

 

 

 

To book your initial consultation to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you, call/text Tammy Foley on 07792 706275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

I am based in Manorbier,  Pembrokeshire.

Hypnobirthing is 'hyp' in Pembrokeshire!

This month I'm focusing on how hypnotherapy can help with the management of birth and labour. Self hypnosis can help women who want a gentle, natural birth with minimal intervention. It’s becoming very popular here in the UK.

But what exactly does it involve?

Hypnosis for childbirth has been used for more than a century now. Self-hypnosis just refers to a person being able to alter their own state of consciousness by practising techniques so that normally perceived experiences, such as pain, do not reach awareness or do so with less force. It’s becoming more common for women to request a “hypno-birth” and midwives across the UK not only welcome it but are also training to understand the techniques so that they can assist in the process too. Some women like to hire their hypnotherapy practitioner to assist them in labour as well, but, this isn’t necessary – the practice and exercises will do the job!

Generally, hypnosis for childbirth is taught one-to-one or via classes and, between sessions, the expectant mother is encouraged to practise visualization and relaxation exercises regularly in preparation for the birth. Dads can be actively involved too, which for some parents-to-be is part of the appeal; they can learn how to gently encourage their partner through the process, so many Dads attend the sessions too.

So what are the benefits and are there any risks?

It seems that more women are questioning the level of medical intervention needed in the birth process, and feel that if pregnancy and labour are progressing normally, would prefer to deliver in their own time and in their own way. Hypnosis in childbirth forms a part of that approach. Certainly many women who have experienced it have enjoyed a calm, even relaxed, birthing experience. Research in the USA in recent years indicates that outcomes for women who used self hypnosis in childbirth have had fewer post-birth problems than those who didn’t, but as interest grows here in the UK, studies are in progress which will provide feedback on overall outcomes.

Hypnotherapy is a great way to reduce stress levels in general, and therefore it makes perfect sense that hypnosis techniques can be very beneficial in childbirth. I work with parents who prefer to have a birth experience with minimal intervention, and that includes pain relief. I use an approach which focuses on women understanding the physiology of labour and birth, and understanding some of the terms she may hear throughout her labour. The aim with hypnosis for childbirth is to develop a woman’s natural physiological ability to birth through confidence, understanding and control. The mother is taught to induce and maintain a state of self-hypnosis through a variety of techniques, which I can teach one a one-to-one or class approach, where parents-to-be meet each other and this can provide a very supportive network for them too.

Hypnosis for childbirth is highly effective for most women, but they do need to also work with their midwives and medical personnel, and if there are any indications during pregnancy that a hypno-birth may not be suitable, they should listen to medical experts as safety and the well-being of both mum and baby are paramount. If there are no contra-indications then communicating to the midwifery team as early as possible about this approach is helpful in the care planning process.

 

Call or Text 07792 706275 now to book your initial consultation or visit www.tammyfoleyhypnotherapycom for more information.

Depression is like a big dark cloud.

Do you feel like you have fallen into a dark well of despair? Hypnotherapy helps to shine through those gloomy days.

It seems like a lonely and unforgiving place to be.  The depressed brain is starved of positive chemicals and this literally restricts your ability to think clearly and resourcefully.

Hypnotherapy is designed to manage the chemistry inside your brain to help you move towards an optimistic outlook.

In the depressed brain the primitive part of the mind is much more active.  This part of the brain is normally very negative and worst case scenario focused.  This makes us feel hopeless and unable to see a way out. Depression takes away our confidence and our ability to remain rational and positive about ourselves and our situations.  We feel so low and need some help to get us boosted and back on track again.

Here at Tammy Foley Hypnotherapy in Pembrokeshire, we take things slowly, at your pace, and together find the way through the depression. You will learn to take control over your mind in a safe and supported way.

Your Hypnotherapy programme is tailored specifically for you to help you identify the ideal goal, and supports your progress in a way that is gentle and subtle.  

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  

During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.  

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience is called REM and is very similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks.

 

For more information or to book an initial consultation, call or text Tammy Foley on 07792 706275 

Tammy Foley is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist practising near Tenby, Pembrokeshire