Combining the two most powerful and effective psychological therapies, namely, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy used effectively on a vast range of different issues.
Set aside time.
Allow yourself develop strategies and skills, to feel in control. To behave, think and feel confident, relaxed, calm and satisfied.
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'...effective therapy depends far less on the hours you put in than on what you put into those hours'.
Research evidence has revealed the effectiveness of the following approaches. Notably, each treatment plan decided on case-by-case bases, tailored to the individual, specific to the needs and preferences of the client. The following are approaches, which inform my approach and may be part of your treatment plan.
Developing psychological resilience, therapy allows for transformations, overcoming of difficulties, enabling you to develop skills, which have wide reaching applications. I essentially provide you with a self-help manual. Providing you with strategies to cope with challenges using powerful and effective techniques. You gain the potential to apply these invaluable and life-changing skills to various aspects of your life, achieving a sense of control, satisfaction and achievement.
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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”. Aristotle
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Frequently people experience the feeling of being self-conscious or nervous in various scenarios and social situations. This however, can become a problem when it interferes with everyday functioning, for instance; when one avoids particular places or social situations because of the feelings that they may induce. Social anxiety presents as a fear of particular social situations or circumstances, especially those situations which individuals are uncertain about or those, which, are unfamiliar.
Situations, which may trigger social anxiety:
Physical symptoms one might experience:
Feelings, one might experience:
Behaviours, which may accompanying social anxiety:
Thoughts, which may accompany social anxiety:
The integration of the two most powerful and effective psychological therapies, namely cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical hypnotherapy uncovered as the most evidence based therapeutic interventions available today in the field of psychology and psychotherapy.
This integration referred to as cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, found to be the most effective treatment for anxiety, stress, panic attacks and social anxiety. The specialist approach employed by Amanda Walsh at Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis, involves combining the appropriate psychological and physiological elements into each treatment plan, tailored specifically to meet your needs.
In relation to habits peoples thoughts may be a variant of 'well, that is just the way I am' or 'I can't help it, it's just me'. What people too frequently do not consciously recognise is the considerable amount of psychological distress, which emerges from 'how you are' not necessarily corresponding with 'how you want to be'.
‘There is nothing he may not make natural;
there is nothing natural he may not lose’.
CBH is an effective method used to uncover what predisposes the habit. It also uncovers what is sustaining the habit and preventing change. My approach involves, combining hypnosis with cognitive behavioural strategies and interventions. The multi component approach works on many different levels to break the habit, providing you with the tools to help you to succeed for the long term; achieving a sense of control, satisfaction and achievement.
'Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit'
New Scientist v136
New Scientist in 1992, published findings of a clinical study, which uncovered hypnosis as having the highest success rate, in the cessation of smoking. Research comparing many different forms of intervention including hypnosis in the cessation of smoking revealed that on average smokers are over five times more likely to break the habit of smoking with hypnosis compared to willpower alone. Hypnotherapy in general is found to be more than twice as effective as nicotine gum.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), including nicotine patches or nicotine gum, nasal sprays etc. are some of the most popular methods used by people in an attempt to stop smoking. However, research studies reveal that NRT has a success rate of 7.2%. Compare this with the success rate of will power alone, which is 6%.
Noteworthy to mention that many of the hypnotherapists in the study employed hypnosis alone, often using outdated methods lacking an evidence base. My approach to your smoking cessation session involves, combining hypnosis with cognitive behavioural strategies and interventions, which increases effectiveness further. In other words, results improve considerably when combining clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy procedures and protocols. This multi component approach works on many different levels to aim to break the habit, providing you with the tools you need to help you to succeed.
The stop smoking programme comprises of two sessions.
The first session consists of a half hour consultation. We will schedule this for approximately one week prior to your smoking cessation session.
In this half hour consultation, I explore with you the facets of the habit and any challenges you may be experiencing; from there I get to work on tailoring your treatment plan.
The second session is approximately an hour and a half in duration. This session is filled with evidence based techniques and strategies, which function to work against the old habit. The session is uplifting and an inspiring experience.
You possess everything you need within your body and mind to achieve your goal and become a non-smoker. You are capable or learning to use your mind to take control, to train it to work for you and stop the habit. I can teach you how to use your inner resources to help you achieve your goal and stay a non-smoker.
Smoking is a powerful stimulant. Cigarette smoking stimulates adrenaline and increases the heart rate. When one smokes, the body is in fact stimulated, contrary to many smokers assumption that the cigarette has a calming, relaxing or anxiety reducing effect. A smoker is experiencing an artificial feeling of being relaxed. Essentially, the perceived relaxed feeling is the removing of the stress caused by the last cigarette. Smokers are therefore; still tenser than if they were a non-smoker.
Within hours of smoking cessation, the heart rate reduces to normal.
Smoking cessation reduces the risk of fatal heart and lung diseases. Within five years of quitting smoking, the risk of heart attack is approximately half of that of a smoker. Within ten years of quitting smoking, the risk of heart attack is more or less equivalent to that of a non-smoker, who never smoked a cigarette in their life.
For many the cost of smoking would pay their mortgage or significantly reduce the repayments.
NOTE: The above is an estimate. The price of cigarette packets vary and inflation has not be accounted for in this estimate. Furthermore, there are additional costs which smoking incurs, not calculated into the above figures, such as the increase in Health Insurance premiums etc.
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I love to hear from you and I will respond personally, as soon as possible.
I am confident that you will find the package of treatment at Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis beneficial.
I guarantee that you will be satisfied with our time together. I provide clients with the best possible treatment available to me. I guarantee that I will work very hard to help you achieve your goal. If you are not satisfied with the quality of service, which you receive at my practice, then I am happy to provide you with a 100% money back guarantee.
Simply contact me within 4 weeks of your smoking cessation appointment and I will offer you another session free of charge or alternatively, you are welcome to your money back.
Clarification: It is important to note that clients undertake therapy on the understanding that it is a collaborative process. It is important that you want to stop smoking. Progress and successful outcomes depend in part upon client motivation and participation. Notably, it is largely considered unethical and unprofessional to offer 'cures' or guarantee success in any form of psychotherapy or psychological therapy. A satisfaction guarantee is within the limits of what I am permitted to advertise.
Code of Ethics and Practice
I accept and follow Code of Ethics and Conduct of the NCH, GHR and BPS. Copies of these and other documents are available to clients on request.
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