What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis has been used as an aid to healing since the dawn of mankind. It is an entirely normal mental state, experienced by everyone every day, usually when passing into, or awakening from sleep, or while concentrating on a specific task to the exclusion of everything else
As a medium for therapy, hypnosis is unsurpassed because it is entirely non-addictive, immediately beneficial from the relaxation it provides and because no drugs or invasive inducements are used
How does it work?
A person under hypnosis is neither unconscious nor asleep, they are in a very relaxed state. Their thinking mind is quietened, and their immediate anxieties are dispersed - yet their general awareness is heightened and their capacity to communicate through speech is not impaired
By using relaxation techniques to bypass the conscious mind it is possible to give positive suggestions that are acceptable to the subconscious mind. These suggestions reinforce the conscious resolve to overcome negative habits or reactions
At the initial consultation a treatment programme will be discussed and tailored to each clients individual needs. Different issues can be resolved using different therapeutic processes – all of which will be carefully explained. All treatment is completely non invasive
Who can Hypnotherapy? help?
Smoking cessation, Weight Control, Pre examination Nerves, Driving test fear, Phobias, Lack of Confidence, Motivation, Stress, Personal and Sexual Problems, Eating disorders, Migraines, PMT
Meet a practitioner
David Ridgeway has worked in the field of Personal Development since 1989 as a practising therapist and coach, employing Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Counselling skills
In 1996 he founded ACT (Achievement Coaching Technologies) and has developed many therapeutic processes including:
- E.S.P. (Easy Stop Process) for smoking cessation
- Life Path Analysis which enables effective and viable treatment for many psychological issues
- Achievement Coaching for effecting positive change and success
David may be contacted by:
Telephone: 07790 951575
Practitioners can also be contacted at the New Street main contact number: 01403 271129
The initial consultation is free. After that fees vary depending on the individual treatment programme
Tuesdays and Fridays afternoons – hours flexible other times by arrangement