When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk.
- Karen Joy Fowler
Welcome to Pondering Elephants
Ever thought ‘why did I behave like that, that’s not like me?’ Are you scared of something that seems ridiculous? Perhaps you think you are incapable in some areas and unable to change. Do you hear yourself saying ‘I can’t’ more times than is fashionable?
But what if you really could learn to do things differently?
With Cognitive Hypnotherapy it’s entirely possible
It’s a great sign that you’re seeking a way forward, because often problems get heavier to bear the longer we hold on to them. Problems that may be solvable, with therapy that is tailored to you.
In relation to stress management, a great speaker once said:
‘Hold a glass of water for a minute, it’s easy, hold it for an hour, you will have an ache in your arm, hold it for a day – it’s time to call for help – the longer it’s held the heavier it becomes.
If you recognise these feelings, I aim to help you turn these thoughts around, to teach you techniques that stop limiting thoughts in their tracks and transform who you think you are into the person you would like to be.
‘So drink the water, put down the glass, feel refreshed and realise you knew the solution all the time….’
If other therapies (including Hypnotherapy) have not helped, that is not a problem, As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I have many tools in my toolbox and am trained to use your past experiences to help utilise what does work for you. With me there is no failure only feedback. I really believe you do have the potential within you to feel differently about a great many things.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an Evidence Based Approach.
Think Big, Think Possibilities
How I can help
About WordweavingTM was invented by my Tutor, Trevor Silvester, the Founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy. In a nutshell it is a way of forming a tailor made language pattern that uses models on how the brain works best to accept suggestions made to it.
Click this link for in depth information about what it is an how it works: https://www.questinstitute.co.uk/hypnotherapy-courses/wordweaving/about/
Stress, Anxiety and Fear
I specialise in stress, anxiety and fear. Together we may visit and re-frame past events, use practical techniques aimed to help you stay positive in challenging situations, use Relaxation Therapy and aspects of Coaching to help give you confidence in your ability to get through whatever comes your way.
I have techniques aimed on helping you understand the world from another’s point of view and ways to help you identify trigger points and how best to communicate.
When working with couples, I work with each of you individually to help restore the yin and yang of your relationship.
Limiting beliefs can really hold you back. Learn where these beliefs come from. Learn how they might hold you back unnecessarily. Learn how they can grow over time and how to stop this from happening.
We may re-frame past events, focus on your capabilities and the resources you have within you.
Panic attacks are common and I appreciate how frightening these can be. I aim to examine and re-frame the cause.
I can teach you methods to help you relax. I will help you learn to change them to mean something else.
Why do we fear things that are unlikely to harm us? Phobias are funny to everybody other than the person who suffers from them. If left untreated, phobias may enhance over time.
I have specific techniques for the treatment of phobias and will give you some relaxation therapy to help eradicate the problem.
As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I have an extensive tool kit to help you become a non-smoker. I have many techniques to help you resist the craving and change the pattern of your habit so you can move towards a more healthy life.
If you suffer pain or discomfort or have a diagnosis that is causing you anxiety, I have some soothing relaxation and self-healing techniques that may help.
Many physical illnesses and problems are exacerbated by stress and anxiety, for instance irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, skin problems, stammering and many more.
Insomnia is experienced by many people. Cognitive Hypnotherapy offers a drug-free programme to help you feel refreshed. I will look at your sleep routine and assist you with some relaxation therapy and bespoke WordweavingTM to help you relax at home (see section on WordweavingTM above)
The way your mind works is unique, as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I use techniques that are tailor made for you. I believe you have everything you need within you to help solve your problems that is why I work in your model of the world, to find what works best for you.
I use your words to create a helpful language pattern designed to aid your unconscious accept positive suggestions. Changes may occur straight away or over time when pondering over the ideas brought up in the session.
Your comfort is key to a relaxed experience and I offer a homely non-clinical atmosphere. Therapy is usually held in my garden room which is private, has a wood burning stove, cushions and blankets to help you feel relaxed.
There is on-road parking available and wonderful walks nearby should you want time to relax and ponder after your session. You will be offered refreshment on your arrival (please advise me of any allergies in advance).