Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - a professional and friendly service where you can discuss, in confidence, how you would like your life to be different... then enjoy deep relaxation whilst your subconscious mind does the hard work for you ... Imagine it ... Believe it ... and Change your Life...
Welcome to My Healthy Mind
Hello, my name is Sarah Jones and I enjoy working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Chartered Psychologist. I also love being a wife and a mum of three young children.
My past experience of working with people has been in HM Prison Service, helping many people to improve their life through making changes to their thinking processes and behaviours. I became a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in 2000. I now work in private practice.
I trained in Hypnotherapy at the Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis in Birmingham and in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) with Moving Minds. I am a Licentiate Member of the Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (LAPHP) and the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH Lic). I am registered on the National Hypnotherapy Register and also with UKCHO. I am registered with the CNHC. Membership of each of these Associations ensures the client that I am working to high standards of care, with the needs of the client always being the priority.
As a Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help the client to reach and maintain a healthy mind. I use EMDR to clear traumatic memories and hypnotherapy to imagine a better future. Throughout our discussions about how life can be more positive, I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT - thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked and patterns can be recognised and changed); Psychoanalytical Therapy (delving into the past and re-processing what we find) and Client Based Therapy (listening and understanding, allowing the client personal time to understand what he or she has experienced). I use each of these therapies to suit the client's needs, always with the goal of helping the client to benefit from a healthy mind.
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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a very enjoyable state of deep relaxation which we all naturally pass through every day - both when we fall asleep and again when we awaken. However, this process often happens so quickly that we tend not notice it.
What will Happen?
During consultation and the first part of the therapy session, we will discuss, in detail, how you would like life to be different. You may know specifically what has to change, or you may be unsure how you would like things to be different - and that's fine. Through discussion, these changes will be identified.
During hypnotherapy, you are guided into the relaxing state found between waking and sleeping, and whilst you listen to relaxing music and the sound of my voice, your subconsicous mind will do the hard work for you. Contrary to popular belief, the client is fully aware of everything that the hypnotherapist is saying and cannot be made to do, or say anything that they do not wish to do, or say.
A personal CD for home use to support your progress is always provided through the post following treatment.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Individuals progress in hypnotherapy at their own pace. Some people, and some issues, will require more sessions than others, so it's difficult to be specific. Many people will make considerable progress within 3 sessions. Some will require only one - others may require significantly more. The client always chooses whether to return for more sessions.
What if I think I won't 'go under'?
In order for Hypnotherapy to be successful, the client needs to be willing to relax, so that their subconscious mind can listen. Some people may take longer to relax than others, and that's fine. Only if a person does not want to relax, or is really unable to relax, will they not be able to experience hypnosis.
What if I would like therapy but I think my issue is silly?
Often the issue that you think is 'silly' can indicate the real centre of the problem, so I find it incredibly helpful to know exactly what you think is 'silly'. This often indicates the perspective of the inner child, so this is where the healing can take place. No professional therapist would ever consider an issue that is causing you problems as 'silly' - part of my commitment to clients is to remain supportive and non-judgemental at all times.
How does this work - how can it indicate the centre of the issue?
In earlier years, we are given many rules and 'messages' by those who care about us and by the world around us, teachers, family, friends, television, etc. Many of these messages are interpreted as they should be and enable us to live a happy and successful life.
However, as children, we sometimes pick up messages that were never meant for us (for example, by overhearing adult conversations, or listening to the news) or sometimes the messages we were given we interpreted from a child's perspective and did not really understand (I'm no good, I am not loved). Sometimes, the messages were only supposed to last for the length of our childhood (you must always ... you must never ...)
As an adult, we can be plagued by these messages in the form of inappropriate beliefs, fears or inhibitions and suffer from the consequences that they bring - (police officers (uniforms) should be feared, I am unlovable, I must always empty my plate, I must never speak to strangers) etc. etc. etc.
As an adult, we bring the childhood messages together with the adult knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The child can continue to believe that we have to do something (clear the plate, never spend money) - yet often it simply does not make logical sense. We are then left with thoughts such as "I am so afraid of heights - I know really that I am safe, but I just can't help it" or "I know that I'm not really hungry but I simply have to finish my meal. The adult part is judgmental of the childhood part and believes it to be 'silly'. However, the childhood part holds the power.
As these childhood messages exist in your subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can be succesful by allowing communication between your subconscious mind and the therapist, informing it that it no longer needs to hold onto these messages. This should bring harmony between the child and the adult self and a release from the consequences that these messages have had on your life.
MA MSc BSc C. Psychol. Dip Hyp (CECCH)
LAPHP NCH (Lic) UKCHO CNHC
Hypnotherapist, NLP, Psychotherapy, Thought Field Therapy, Weight Loss