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Firstly, well done for taking a step towards achieving your goals and realising your potential.

These first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, but it is these steps that lead us towards what we are looking for.

The subconscious mind is more powerful than most people would give it credit for. It can, amongst other things, control our fears, our moods, our habits, our feelings, our behaviours, our thoughts and our stress and anxieties. 

Although our subconscious mind is doing its best to keep us safe and well, it can sometimes cause us inner conflict.

Most therapies talk to the conscious mind, hypnotherapy talks to the subconscious mind.

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A big hello from me, Mark Bessell.

As a Client-Centred Registered Hypnotherapist, my aim will be to focus on your own needs, goals and requirements. As everyone is different, sessions will be tailored to you. 

By using the humanistic approach, you will be able to come to your own conclusions without the personal views, ideas and beliefs of the hypnotherapist. This allows all positive changes to suit your own personality and morals, leading to long lasting results.

Your subconscious knows the answers so allow me to guide you in finding them. 

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Hypnosis is a focused state of mind which reduces conscious awareness and enhances the subconscious to respond to positive suggestion. 

Hypnotherapy uses this increased suggestibility to aid in the treatment of medical concerns or psychological disorders.

Combining this with other 'tools' such as Parts Therapy and/or CBT/CBH, it can lead to a powerful, positive and long lasting change in you.

The subconscious is a powerful part of all of us which can take control of our minds and lives in ways that sometimes we are not even aware of.

Unlike other therapies, hypnotherapy talks directly to the subconscious part of our minds to make positive changes to the way we think, act and behave.

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Hypnotherapy could help with many issues and problems. Only some of these are listed below:

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Stress

  • Inner Turmoil

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Weight Loss

  • Sport Performance

  • OCD

  • Addictions

  • Phobias & Fears

  • Behavioural & Emotional issues

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

  • Sleep & Relaxation

  • Eating Disorders

  • Confidence

  • Assertiveness

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Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as SAD or Social Disorder.

Everyone gets nervous or feels shy at some point or other. It is completely normal to feel this anxiety, especially when doing or facing things for the first time, such as a job interview or a first date.

For those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, these feelings and emotions can be debilitating. Fears of being judged, making a fool of yourself, or being unable to talk in social situations are all examples of the signs and symptoms of possibly suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder.

The clinical psychologist and author, Ben E Wolfe, explained anxiety as the following - 'anxiety represents an unconscious fear of unbearable insult to the wounded self, which is protected by conscious coping strategies such as avoidance, cognitive distortions or emotional constriction'. 

The overwhelming fear of social situations can lead to the sufferer feeling stress and, in some cases, extreme anxiety, which in turn can then lead to the avoidance of social situations. This can then lead to problems, for example, with relationships, jobs, school performance and socialising. At the extreme end of the scale, even smaller everyday tasks can be a big stressful event for the sufferer.

Knowing that Social Anxiety Disorder is a common problem is of little help to the person who is feeling alone.

Usually starting in the teenage years, Social Anxiety Disorder can improve during adulthood but can also, without treatment, last a lifetime.

Studies have found that hypnotherapy can be highly effective for the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. A significant reduction, or even permanent relief, of anxiety could greatly increase the wellbeing and quality of life for the client.

Hypnotherapy could be of huge assistance to you overcoming negative, unwanted thoughts and feelings, and replacing them with more positive ones. This in turn can lead to increased self-belief, confidence and a more positive outlook.

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Introducing other therapies/techniques to your hypnotherapy sessions can be a powerful addition in achieving your goals and reaching your potential.

There are many techniques that could be used during a hypnotherapy session. Which of these is actually used during a session depends on the client, the clients needs and the issue itself.

See below for two examples of techniques and therapies that can compliment hypnotherapy which could help the client reach their required outcome:

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We all have different parts to our personality and all of these parts have our best intentions in mind. Unfortunately, sometimes these parts have different priorities, which can lead to inner conflict. 

These parts, or states, are very normal and enhance our day to day living by being able to draw on the part that is most relevant for any given situation.

Parts Therapy in hypnosis allows therapy to progress quickly since the the individual state that can benefit most is brought out (made executive) and empowered or given a change of role.

Parts Therapy is a very powerful 'tool' that can really create an understanding of yourself as a person.

Parts Therapy can also go hand in hand with regression which can then aid in the release of trauma caused by past events. 

Parts Therapy can be used if the clients issue requires it.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way that you behave and think.

CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts, feelings and actions can trap you in a vicious cycle.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) combines CBT with hypnosis to create a treatment that can solidify these positive and lasting changes by talking directly to the subconscious instead of just the conscious mind (such as with CBT). 

CBH may be used with some clients, it simply depends on if the issue requires it.

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