Conditions helped by

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Angie Hayes, Hypnotherapist in Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

Conditions that hypnotherapy can help with

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions. Below are some of the most common that people come to me for help with. Even if you don’t see your particular condition listed here, please get in touch with me to see if I can help because there’s a good chance I will be able to.

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Hypnotherapy for Stress, Anxiety & Depression in Weston-super-Mare

At some point in our lives, we have all suffered with anxiety or stress or have felt low and unmotivated. Thankfully, for many of us, we find a way through it after a brief period. Sadly, this isn’t the case for everyone. The pressures of daily life can become hard to cope with and in turn this seriously affects our quality of life. The list of symptoms caused by stress and anxiety is enormous. In many cases, if left unchecked they may culminate in a period of quite severe depression. The added complication is that we all deal with stress so differently and it can be difficult to identify the exact cause.

These feelings can be brought on by a sudden trauma but more often than not they build up gradually over a period of time and you may not necessarily recognise them at first. This can happen when you have faced several challenges one after the other, without an opportunity for resolution or acceptance. Our brains cannot differentiate between real or imagined fears and issues. Stress and anxiety related conditions are often the result of our reaction to a situation rather than the situation itself. Hypnotherapy can be effective for managing stress, anxiety or depression. It will provide an opportunity to step away from the situation itself and helps us to understand how our thoughts and feelings are influencing us. Having that awareness is the first step to making more positive changes.

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Hypnotherapy for Anger Management in Weston-super-Mare

We all experience anger at some time in our lives. It’s just nature’s way of increasing our strength to protect ourselves against a perceived or real threat. However, when anger gets out of control it can cause problems in our lives and can be harmful not only to us but those around us too. Struggling to control feelings of anger can be exhausting, stressful and have a negative impact on your self-esteem. In turn this can lead to depression, anxiety, sleep problems and addictions.

Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think or behave in difficult situations. Recognising those trigger points can help you to learn how to cope with those emotions and solve problems in a more appropriate way. It can help you to break free from your problems, manage your anger and get back in control of your life. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you get back on track.

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Hypnotherapy for Addictions in Weston-super-Mare

An estimated 2 million people in the UK have problems with addiction which is recognised by the NHS as a medical condition. Additions are obsessive and uncontrollable behaviours attached to either an activity, a behaviour or a substance and as well as drugs can include other substances like alcohol and food through to activities such as internet addiction or gambling. You know you have an addiction when you feel unable to cope without the thing you are addicted to or when it stops you from leading a normal life. You may become less socially active and give up doing the things you used to enjoy.

So how do we develop an addiction? We may have turned to a substance or activity to help us to deal with some unpleasant emotions we weren’t ready to face or perhaps as a reward for completion of a tough few weeks at work. But at some point we moved from dependency to addiction as we have become trapped in a cycle of needing the substance or activity to enable us to function. Hypnotherapy can give you an awareness of the triggers or underlying reasons for your reliance. Once you have this understanding it will help you to implement positive changes to reduce your cravings and desires and get you back in control. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to make those positive changes in your life

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Hypnotherapy for Fears & Phobias in Weston-super-Mare

Phobias and fears are more common than you might think. We all have things that we find unpleasant and choose to avoid. A certain amount of fear is crucial to our survival. It can warn us that we need to act if we feel under threat and look after ourselves and those close to us. However, when fear becomes out of proportion to the object or situation that worried you then it may have started to transform into a phobia. Particularly if you have started to avoid the object or situation at all costs.

People can become phobic about almost anything. More common phobias are dentists, needles, spiders or heights. Irrational fears and phobias can be really damaging to our self-esteem and can have such a negative impact on our lives. Hypnotherapy can help with a specific fear or phobia in as little as 4 sessions. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to be free of this.

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Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Weston-super-Mare

IBS can be a medical condition or caused by anxiety, so it is important to consult your doctor first for information and a diagnosis. While there is no cure for IBS, hypnotherapy is one treatment which has been recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a suitable and successful treatment. Even if your IBS is considered a medical condition, it can be made worse by stress. IBS can be unpredictable, painful and debilitating which can have a negative effect on not only your emotions but also on your quality of life.

When we are stressed and anxious we release stress chemicals into our bloodstream and these affect the proper functioning of the digestive system. In turn this exacerbates the IBS symptoms. Hypnotherapy can teach you how to reduce the stress levels by learning to relax and manage your stress around the condition effectively. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help get you back on top of things.

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Hypnotherapy for Pain Management in Weston-super-Mare

Pain is nature’s way of telling us that we are being damaged and we need to respond at once. It exists to support our survival. So, when we touch something very hot for example, we know to stop touching it immediately! Chronic pain is something that many people suffer from. It can be relentless and it serves no real purpose, making our lives feel almost unbearable.

Regardless of where the pain may emanate from within the body, the pain signals need to reach the brain for us to become aware of it. Pain is both physical and psychological. This is demonstrated by the fact that amputees can still feel pain from the limb that was amputated. This happens because the brain is capable not only of interpreting pain messages from the body, it can also initiate these messages independently of a physical cause. Hypnosis can help with pain management as it can alter the brain’s perception of the pain message, turn down the intensity and re-enable the body’s natural pain control mechanism. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you get things under control.

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Hypnotherapy for Sports Performance in Weston-super-Mare

Sometimes we feel under pressure because we need to do the best for our team or we really want to achieve a definite goal that we have set our mind on for years. Not only do nerves and lack of confidence play a part, sometimes we start to procrastinate because we don’t feel motivated. And usually the reason is because we don’t believe in ourselves enough.

Hypnotherapy can use a range of techniques to help you to achieve your desired goals. Visualisation is invaluable for all athletes to enhance performance and improve your skills. Hypnotherapy can help you to tap into your innate strength and resources to become the very best that you can be. I can tailor programmes to suit any individual athlete with any level of goal. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to achieve your dreams.

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Hypnotherapy for Confidence in Weston-super-Mare

Lack of confidence manifests in many ways such as having low self-esteem, feeling worthless, shy and uncomfortable. You can be overly sensitive to criticism and sometimes feel like a failure. Confidence stems from the attitude you have toward yourself. Just like any behaviour your attitude can be learned and if you are lacking in confidence this may have been shaped by negative situations or experiences from the past. The great news is that just as this attitude was so easily learned, so can a new, more positive and appropriate perception be learned.

Hypnotherapy can be a highly effective way of accessing those innate resources within you to help you to change those self-beliefs and negative thoughts about yourself. This in turn will help you to build your self-esteem and confidence. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to make those positive changes in your life.

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Hypnotherapy for Insomnia in Weston-super-Mare

Sleep is the foundation of good health, yet an estimated 1 in 4 people will suffer from insomnia or disturbance of a normal sleep pattern at some point. Insomnia can be very draining and frustrating resulting in lack of concentration leading us to feel run down and depressed. A lack of sleep can elevate stress hormones affecting the mood centre of the brain. Sleeplessness is often caused by the mind’s inability to ‘let go’ of worries and concerns. We churn them over and over keeping ourselves wide awake and feeling quite anxious and miserable.

Hypnotherapy can help with building a good natural sleeping pattern, getting off to sleep and them falling back to sleep easily if you wake up during the night. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you get things under control.

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Hypnotherapy for Weight Control in Weston-super-Mare

We all know that a healthy balanced diet and regular exercise are the lifestyle changes we need to embrace in order to maintain a healthy weight. So why do so many of us struggle with our weight. Human beings not only eat for physical well-being but also for emotional reasons. We have learned to use food to mask or bury uncomfortable feelings. Weight gain can also be caused by high levels of stress. The problem with emotional eating is that if we do not address the underlying causes we will never truly satisfy our emotional hunger.

Hypnotherapy can help you redefine your relationship with food. It can help you to learn more appropriate ways to handle negative emotions so you don’t have to turn to food. If you are suffering with high level so stress, hypnotherapy can help you to replace those old negative beliefs with ones that serve you much better in life. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to make those positive changes in your life.

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Hypnotherapy for Smoking in Weston-super-Mare

If you’re reading this and you would like to stop smoking, you already know that the statistics around this subject are quite shocking. The cost, the smell, the impact not only on our own health but that of our children through passive smoking if we smoke around them. On a rational level we know that it’s not good for us, so why do we continue to do it? Smoking can be considered by some to be an addiction. So many people tell me that they smoke to relax. Unfortunately, there isn’t one single substance in a cigarette that is a relaxant. They are full of stimulants and nasty chemicals. They cause us to feel more stressed and this ‘stress response’ taking place in the brain can trick us into thinking we need more.

Hypnotherapy can help you to detach from the reliance on cigarettes and re-train your brain to be free of the need for these chemicals. With many people who are truly committed to quitting, this can be achieved with a single session of 90 minutes to 2 hours. If you are suffering from more deep-seated anxiety or stress, then this one-off session may not be beneficial for you. I can tailor a programme to work with you on reducing the stress and anxiety in the first instance to then focus on quitting smoking when you feel ready. Contact me to arrange your initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to be free of this.


Book a free chat to see how I can help you

I offer a FREE, no obligation, initial chat that lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. This gives you the opportunity to talk through any concerns and I can give you an honest assessment about whether I can help. There is no hard sell to take up a therapy that you may not want or even need. I want you to thrive and be happy. If there is an issue I am unable to help you with, then I can put you in touch with specialists within my network who may be able to help you.