AJR Hypnotherapy Surrey specialises in evidence-based cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy, particularly for stress management, anxiety management (including social or performance anxiety, exam or interview nerves), emotional issues (fears, past trauma), personal development (eg. self-esteem and confidence, assertiveness, goal setting and achievement, public speaking), skills training (eg. relaxation skills, self-hypnosis, coping skills, mindfulness, meditation, visualisation) and positive change, but also for addressing other issues and conditions. AJR Hypnotherapy Surrey also draws on traditional methods and techniques of clinical hypnotherapy, tailoring treatment to individual needs.
Hypnotherapy enables you to harness the immense power of your own mind for your own positive wellbeing. Contrary to myths of “mind control” or “altered states of consciousness”, many modern researchers now view hypnosis as a natural state of focused awareness, in which you become more responsive to suggestions (both your own and those of the therapist) – but only those you choose to accept!
With evidence-based cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy, you and the therapist work
together to decide on what is best for you and you take an active role in your therapy. You learn to use your mental powers for you own greater benefit, while the therapist uses his or her expertise and skills to guide your progress and facilitate the therapeutic process. You are in control at all times and you decide what your therapy goals are.
This is no “magic pill” – although hypnotherapy has been described by a leading researcher as a “non-deceptive mega-placebo”! To get the most out of your therapy, you will need to be motivated, adopt a positive but realistic attitude, and be prepared to take an active role in your treatment (eg. carrying out some practical exercises between treatment sessions). Anything worthwhile takes a certain amount of effort, but experiencing hypnotherapy can be immensely rewarding and the benefits will be well worth it. In addition, it will often provide you with skills you can transfer to many areas of your life, giving you a greater sense of self-confidence and self-efficacy.