Therapy for
Lifestyle Change

Do You Feel Stuck?

Do you feel stuck in a vicious cycle?

Does one part of your mind want to change but another part want to keep going with your old habits and behaviours?

Do you wake up in the morning with good intentions but feel disappointed by the time you go to bed because you’ve given in to the old ways, even though you know they are not doing you any good?

If you are experiencing these cycles, you are not alone and changing our behaviour can be much easier than you think. Let us show you how.

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What are unwelcome habits and behaviours?

Unwelcome habits and behaviours can be anything that we want to change but seem unable to. They are usually associated with strong emotions and changing them can be associated with an element of fear, even though we know it makes sense.

Examples of things we may want to change include: smoking, drinking, over exercising, pushing ourselves too hard at work or the gym, thrill-seeking, comfort eating and our relationship with food, excessive shopping and wasting our money on things we don’t need. 

It could be about betting, spending hours on social media or watching tv, becoming lost in negative thoughts and memories about the past or worries about the future.

It could be about continuing in relationships that are not good for us, spending time with people we do not like, worrying about what people think of us, trying to please people but not taking care of our own needs.

Hypnotherapy can help you make positive changes in your life.

 

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

Hypnotherapy can help when it comes to making changes in our life.

First and foremost it is non-judgemental, kind and compassionate. We know that to be human is to sometimes behave and do things that are not so helpful.

As part of the therapy we explain how habits and routines form and why we get stuck with them. We then help you paint a clearer picture in your mind of how you want life to be and how you want to feel. We show you how to avoid creating strong opposite reactions in your mind to the change. We do all of this through, talking and listening, explaining things and the use of hypnosis.

One of the mistakes I often see people make is in thinking that change requires courage, determination, willpower and resisting but approaching change in this way can cause strong reactions against the change.

I have helped many people make positive changes in their lives. Why not get in touch to find out more?

“I found my sessions gave me a deep and refreshing understanding of myself with skills and insight to help me.  I go forward with more positivity than I have felt for years”. Pat

Self Care

One of the best books I have read about change is ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear. The reason I recommend this to people is because it explains the importance of our underlying beliefs. If we don’t understand and change these our behaviour is likely to continue.  The book also  illustrates some of the modern neuroscience about what happens in our brain when we do familiar things and how to approach change effectively. It is a really good book.

When it comes to thinking about and working through change, the ‘Cycle of Change’ designed in 1977 by Prochaska and Di Clemente can also be helpful because it shows typical phases people often go through in the change cycle.

When dealing with significant changes and upheaval in life, the Kubler Ross Change Curve (based on the Kubler-Ross model of grief) can be helpful as this shows the emotional inner journey that we personally experience when coping with transition and significant change.

Émile Coué a French psychologist who lived in the early 1900s belived that our imagination is stronger than our will. I believe this wholeheartedly and would encourage you to start by imagining how you want to be.