Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Areas of work

Below are just some of the things I can help you with including:-

  • Easing Anxiety and Stress
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Goal Achievement and Motivation
  • Lifting Depression
  • Weight Control
  • Hypno-Birthing
  • Insominia
  • IBS
  • Addiction
Please scroll down for more information.
 

For more information or to make an appointment please contact Tammy:

                    Phone: 07792 706 275  Email: tfoleyhypno@gmail.com                        

 

Easing Anxiety and Stress

Stress or anxiety can be a common complaint when trying to achieve a work/life balance and most people encounter it at some point. When stress or anxiety reaches a stage where it is overwhelming us or reaches a point where we are not coping well and our quality of life deteriorates then this excess or prolonged stress or anxiety can lead to illness, physical and emotional exhaustion, increased anxiety or even panic attacks.

When you come under excessive pressure from your home, work or social factors, you will tend to respond with either anxiety, anger or depression or a combination of all three.               

Around 12 million adults see their GPs with mental health problems each year – most of these suffer from anxiety and depression, much of which is stress related.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help us cope in many different situations in a calm and confident manner. It can be aided by using self-hypnosis techniques and/or a relaxation CD which helps to reinforce the calm state experienced during the hypnotherapy session.

To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about overcoming anxiety disorders and stress phone/text 07792 706 275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

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Fears and Phobias

Fears and phobias can arise for a number reasons, but often they are formed from events we have found highly stressful in the past. This forms a template in our mind and our stress response is activated whenever something resembling and relating to this template is perceived. Common fears and phobias can relate to almost anything and most fears are irrational and so can be related to anything.

How Hypnotherapy can help…… 

With specific fears and phobias, for example, flying, spiders etc. general anxiety is reduced, then in a safe relaxed mind state, the emotional arousal is removed from the template that you have built, so that it does not illicit that same stress response. This is followed by a replacing the fear with a new, more positive way of reacting to that specific problem.

With more general phobias such as agoraphobia, vomiting, claustrophobia, and so forth, those, which are ever, present. General hypnotherapy is required to reduce anxiety and stress levels overall.

Nerves relating to specific future events are helped by guided imagery and visualisations whilst under hypnosis, to give you the confidence and control to be able to discard their nerves, feel more relaxed in the given situation, so that it will not affect your performance negatively, but rather enhance it.


Solution Focused Therapy is an amazing way for you to be able to discard those things, which are holding you back in life and free you from the negative thought patterns surrounding them. This enables you to be you at your very best.

To arrange a initial consultation with me and to find out more about overcoming fears and phobias phone/text 07792 706 275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

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Goal Achievement and Sport Motivation

Lack of confidence or motivation can be caused by underlying degrees of stress, anxiety or depression. Lacking confidence in ourselves and our abilities is often because we hold negative thoughts about past or future life experiences.

With Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy anxiety can be reduced, unwanted behaviour patterns eliminated and subconscious processes developed to be more optimistic and motivated to succeed. This is part of the successful treatment of problem areas such as sport motivation & performance, public speaking, interviews and exams.

Here's my Hypnotherapy & Sport Motivation video, please watch it and enjoy, it's under 3 minutes long.....

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To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about increasing self confidence and motivation phone/text 07792 706 275 or email  tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

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Lifting Depression

Depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder today – a significant factor in the break up of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Often, when it occurs, the individual will turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others, pushing away friends and loved ones and have a general feeling of despair or inability to see how their situation can change for the better. Often it starts so gradually the individual doesn't realise anything is wrong, but they will start to withdraw more and more from living. Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having some of the symptoms associated with the illness such as:-

 

  • depressed mood and sometimes fearfulness
  • sleep disturbance
  • loss of energy
  • weight loss or weight gain
  • loss of pleasure or interest in usual activities
  • difficulties in thinking, concentrating etc
  • negative thinking or forecasting the future

 

Some of the symptoms can be treated specifically – insomnia, eating disorders and lack of concentration are examples. Often depression is exacerbated or even caused by substance abuse – alcohol, drugs or cigarette smoking.

With appropriate hypnotherapy, depression is one of the most treatable disorders. It has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with anti-depressants alone and is now considered the most effective treatment, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engage fully in life again.

To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about help to overcome depression phone/text 07792 706275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

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Weight Control

Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, are often an outlet for a range of emotions including anger, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Such responses can be caused by a variety of factors: a general inability to cope, psychological trauma, bereavement or difficult relationships. Eating disorders can develop as a coping mechanism in response to these stresses.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy tackles these conditions by reducing anxiety and helping clients to regain a sense of perspective; once anxiety is under control many troublesome symptoms can be alleviated, including unhelpful behaviours associated with food.

This highly effective form of therapy can help clients overcome conditions, such as eating disorders, that are caused by, or made worse by, inappropriate responses to stress. The therapy encourages positive thinking by helping clients to focus on solutions to problems, rather than dwelling on the problems themselves. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy differs from earlier forms of therapy by encouraging clients to formulate a positive image of their problem-free future rather than analysing the cause or symptoms of problems from the past. Clients usually find their ability to cope improves and motivation, confidence and self-esteem are all restored. Once they have a better perspective on life they can regain control and a healthy relationship with food.

 

To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about weight management phone/text 07792 706 275

 

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Hypno-Birthing

As a Mother myself, I truly understand the benefits of hypnosis, not only during childbirth, but during the pregnancy as well. 

The mind can be trained to experience discomfort as only pressure, and that is what is achieved in childbirth hypnosis. In addition, with labour, the more relaxed the mother is, the more comfort she will have. Physical relaxation, using guided visualisations followed by positive hypnotic suggestions, is learned and practiced daily in preparation for birth.  Suggestion is given to the subconscious mind to believe that birth will be comfortable, easy and more enjoyable. These sessions will teach you how to enter into self-hypnosis instantly, and create your own natural anaesthesia whenever and wherever you need it. You will have control over your body, and be able to be an active participant in your birth process. As labour progresses, you relax even more, trusting in your body’s natural ability to give birth with ease and comfort.

These sessions will teach you how to enter into self-hypnosis instantly, and create your own natural anaesthesia whenever and wherever you need it. You will have control over your body, and be able to be an active participant in your birth process. As labour progresses, you relax even more, trusting in your body's natural ability to give birth with ease and comfort. 

Benefits of using hypnosis for childbirth:

Less or no use of analgesic drugs means less risk of side effects on mother and baby.

  • An awake, energized mother.
  • A calm, peaceful birthing environment.
  • Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.
  • Fewer interventions and complications during labour.
  • Babies who sleep and feed better.

To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about hypnobirthing phone/text 07792 706 275

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Insomnia

It is believed that over a third of the population suffer with sleeping problems according to the NHS.

It may be the case that you may have:

  • Problems getting to sleep
  • Waking during the night and struggle to get back to sleep.
  • Waking up to early in the morning and failing to resettle.

Stress and anxiety are common causes of insomnia, and also depression.

Lack of sleep over a period of time can effect us negatively with fatigue, irritability, reduced problem solving skills, lack of motivation, inability to cope with stress, weight gain and a reduced immune function.

Along with this, sleep is our time for learning and memory when we enter our REM (rapid eye movement) dream phases of sleep. Sleep is also when our body replenishes and repairs itself, and the ‘happy’ chemicals like serotonin and dopamine are restored. So it is vital that we get enought sleep, or we can suffer both physically and mentally. 

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can encourage and restore normal sleep patterns, by reducing the amount of stress and anxiety we perceive in our lives.

Commonly financial worries, health issues, stress at work, and relationship and family issues, can cause anxiety. Often the less sleep we are get, the worse they can seem.

In some cases it can be the dread of going to bed as we know we will lie there for hours, and we find ourselves in a grip of a vicious cycle. The more we agonise over it, the harder it will be to find that nice sleepy relaxed state.

Hypnotherapy can replicate the REM sequence, and the techniques learnt will aid a good nights sleep, and a clearer headed, refreshed, more motivated, happier you will  awaken in the morning after a good nights sleep.

To find out more about improving your sleep patterns, phone/text 07792 706 275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS

Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS) can affect as many as one in five of us. It is generally recognised by sufferers with griping pains and churning in the stomach, bloating,  cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. This can then follow by individuals developing fears of being too far from the nearest WC, or avoiding certain social situations, and can have a major effect on our lives.

If you are suffering from IBS symptoms your Doctor should be your first port of call where possible. Once you have been diagnosed and the triggers have been found, whether it be sensitivity and pain in the gut, digestive problems, food allergies or psychological problems or a combination of all of these,  we can work towards finding solutions.

IBS can be exacerbated by stress, and often doctors will recommend relaxation and hypnotherapy to help. 

How I can help… 

Hypnotherapy can help with IBS, by reducing the way you view stress and anxiety in your life. This can be caused by any number of reactors in our lives. Commonly financial worries, health issues, stress at work, and relationship and family issues, lack of sleep etc. can cause anxiety and stress.

Through questioning we will identify the solutions to reducing worry, anxiety and stress, and help to get you focused on the positive aspects of your life, and away from the issue itself, which in itself starts to shift the focus in your mind.

To arrange an initial consultation with me and to find out more about helping your IBS phone/text 07792 706 275

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Quitting Smoking

The secret of hypnotherapy is that it helps people to use their imagination to create a non-smoking future.  This often feels very positive and empowering.  Stopping smoking becomes the positive and definite choice and allows you to regain control, not only of your smoking habits, but of your life.

The only thing I ask is that it's your decision to quit, not a family member or friend trying to persuade you etc.  As long as it's your decision then, with some people, hypnotherapy immediately becomes a very good tool to help you stop this negative habit.

The physical addiction to cigarettes is less than 10% – the rest is all in the mind, which can be re-educated!

Within the two-hour session it will be explained how you have created such a dangerous habit, as well as reminding you of the dangers of smoking, and how hypnosis can help you to stop. As long as you have a genuine desire to stop smoking, you could leave the therapy session a non-smoker, with no cravings. 

To find out more about quitting smoking phone/text 07792 706 275 or email tfoleyhypno@gmail.com