What is NLP?

The name Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) comes from the three areas it brings together. Neuro- the mind and how we think. Linguistic- how we use language and how it affects us. Programming- our behaviour patterns. It provides a way of helping clients to become more competent at what they do, more in control of their thoughts, feelings and actions, more positive in their approach to life and better able to achieve results.

What is hypnosis?

It is a state of altered consciousness; it can best be described as a day dreaming state, similar to the time just before going to sleep or just after waking up. It is a state of intense relaxation and concentration in which the mind becomes remote and detached from everyday cares and concerns and in this state the subconscious mind is able to respond creatively to suggestion. In hypnosis the critical faculties of the conscious mind are reduced and suggestibility to beneficial changes is increased.

What is hypnotherapy?

It is an effective and speedy technique using hypnosis to access the clients sub conscious mind in order to help to change earlier programming and conditioning enabling rapid and permanent changes to take place.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a highly effective form of psychotherapy which aims to help clients achieve desired changes in the way they think, feel and behave. Innerchange Programmes draw upon cognitive behaviour techniques, but offer a speedy effective means of making progress by working with the client on a subconscious level to help to restructure negative thoughts and behaviour responses.

Why is hypnotherapy effective and how does it differ from other therapies?

During hypnosis the client is in contact with his/her subconscious mind, the seat of all emotional and behavioural problems. Most other forms of therapy are carried out at a conscious level, and the willpower of the conscious mind is small against that of a learned response from the past. These responses and emotional reactions are like computer programmes which keep running and running, causing the same unpleasant effects, until they are dealt with.

Problems can occur when a behaviour pattern/programme is made in response to a situation that occurred in the past. The person develops and the situation changes but the behaviour response sometimes does not. As hypnotherapy can change that behaviour response on a subconscious level, the scope is endless.