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Geoffrey Schofield D.Hyp D.CBT

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in Derby

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in Derby

It may be surprising to many to learn that we experience trance states often during the course of our lives. Even passing into ordinary sleep involves a kind of trance state. The experience of hypnosis is similar: neither asleep nor awake and a little like daydreaming, with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation behind it all.

Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness, which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind.

In this way, hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner (subconscious) self, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge as well as being the unwitting source of many of our problems.

It is a fact that nobody can be hypnotised against his or her will, thus therapeutic hypnosis is a state of purposeful co-operation.

Hypnotherapy may be used to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems and most people will readily respond to hypnotherapy. It may even succeed where other, more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired results. It is natural and safe, with no harmful side effects.

Suggestion therapy

hypnosis_and_hypnotherapyThis is ideally suited for treating the simpler problems that affect us and is effective immediately, requiring only one session. These are some of the symptoms and ailments I have successfully treated using suggestion therapy:

  • smoking
  • weight loss
  • confidence boosting
  • nail-biting
  • sports psychology
  • relaxation
  • pre-exam / driving test nerves

This list is not exhaustive so if your problem is not listed please do not hesitate to contact me.

Analytical therapy

Although the use of hypnosis is the same as in Suggestion Therapy, the technique used is entirely different and utilised to uncover the CAUSES of psychological problems. The number of sessions required is difficult to predict, as much depends on the personality and disorder of the client. All members of the IAH are bound by a code of practice and ethics and agree to discharge each and every client from treatment at the earliest possible moment consistent with that clients good care. The treatment will usually respond to between 8 and 12 weekly sessions of approximately 50 mins. each. This is a totally private and individual therapy. Conditions that respond particularly well to Analytical Therapy include:

  • paranoia
  • bed wetting
  • depression
  • skin disorders
  • anxiety or panic attacks
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • phobias (e.g. Claustrophobia, fear of flying, Arachnophobia etc.)
  • allergies
  • nervous tension
  • stress
  • migraine
  • fears

I have listed just a fraction of the conditions that have responded successfully to Suggestion or Analytical Therapy…please note that these lists are not exhaustive due to space…for example there are over 1000 phobias!

Geoffrey Schofield D.CBT D.Hyp
1 Vernon Street
Derby, DE1 1FR.
Mobile : 07582 865 265
Telephone : 01332 559 126
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