Ashdown Hypnotherapy

Wendy Ashdown Dip.APCH, BWRT(Adv.), LAPHP, ANRPC, MBBRS Telephone: 07982 258556 – Email: wendy@ashdownhypnotherapy.co.uk

HYPNO

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is everywhere, all of the time.

  • When you realise you’ve driven in the completely wrong direction because you were so engrossed in thought, that you didn’t even notice taking that wrong turn.
  • When you’re so engrossed in a film or book that you’re completely oblivious to what’s going on around you.
  • Daydreaming “I’m sorry, I was miles away”.

Sound familiar?.. that’s because we are in trance-like states, naturally, several times throughout the day and trance-like states are also associated with states of relaxation. 

In fact, hypnosis sometimes feels so normal, you can think that nothing has happened.

The most common descriptions I hear are • a feeling of ‘heaviness/sinking into the chair’ • a feeling of ‘lightness/floating’ • time distortion • ‘tingly’… it’s a little bit like that period between being  awake and falling asleep, where you’re conscious but just feel so relaxed, you could move if you wanted or needed to, but you just can’t be bothered…

How does Hypnotherapy work?

 

 

Hypnotherapy uses this relaxed state to bypass your critical conscious mind (on the left) and gain access to the powerful forces of your unconscious mind (on the right) so it can make some adjustments that will allow you to live a better life. 

 

When you are in this relaxed state, your unconscious is open to suggestion and re-patterning. Your mind has the chance to be clear from all the ‘busyness’ or clutter that we collect and can then help you see more clearly how & where you need those changes and give you the belief & motivation that you can achieve your goals.

You’re fully in control when under hypnosis and you don’t have to take on my suggestions if you don’t want to. If necessary, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state at any time.

Hypnosis does not work if you don’t want to be hypnotised.

And please remember that your success is reliant on your commitment , belief and determination to succeed.

And finally…

  • Yes, most people remember everything straight afterwards.
  • No, you can’t get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis as you are in control at all times.
  • Yes, you can move and speak throughout your session, in fact I often encourage it!

This is why I offer a short session of Hypnotherapy for relaxation as part of my consultation so that you have the chance to experience it for yourself before continuing with your journey with me.. you’ll love it! 

BB4B: Broadband For The Brain ®

An Autonomic Nervous System Therapy based on the premise that we all already have enough in the way of resource and ‘mind power’ to heal our bodies and resolve many psychological issues.

We have inherited from our ancestors this need to be vigilant at all times and constantly check our environment for threat. So our brain is only applying a small part of our available mental or physical processes to any given task, whilst applying a much bigger part to checking & testing our environment for threat. Our brain also keeps major parts on ‘standby’ – just waiting to ‘kick in’ when or if a threat is encountered. That’s a lot of nerves just ‘waiting’ to do something…

What if we could bypass the testing, enhance our concentration & physical processes elsewhere, voluntarily diverting those resources as, when & where we need them?*

*NEW* Warriors, Settlers & Nomads (WSN)

Just as there are 3 primary colours that make up every other colour.. there are also 3 human psychological behaviours that combine to make every possible personality!

There’s the Strong & Controlling Part, the Compliant & Friendly Part and the Enthusiastic & Energetic Part… think of them as the Firm Part, the Kind Part and the Fun Part or better still, the Controlling Part, the Caring Part and the Charismatic Part…and it’s the mix of the 3 that makes us work the way we do.

There is not a better or worse part, in fact we need aspects of all them in various aspects of life but uncovering where we either thrive or lack certain parts in life’s challenges can be hugely beneficial.