Hypnotherapy on Harley Street
Harley Street Hypnotherapy - Philippe Jacquet & Associates
Philippe Jacquet & Associates is a highly qualified hypnotherapy provider with a presence on Harley Street. Find out what our hypnotherapists can do for you.
What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?
Hypnotherapy is a type of treatment for people who are struggling with phobias like flying or public speaking, or addictions like smoking, which can help to treat conditions or stop habits. It uses hypnosis to put you into a relaxed state, as opposed to making you sleep, and then allows the therapist to make suggestions to the unconscious mind that can help change your thinking on a certain issue.
Importantly, you remain in control while under hypnosis. You do not have to take on our Hypnotherapists' suggestions if you donít want to. You can even break yourself out of a trance. Nonetheless, hypnotherapy wonít work if you donít truly want to be hypnotized, and thatís okay.
According to UK law, hypnotherapists donít have to have any specific training, so itís essential to look for treatment from a medical professional accredited by governing bodies. Our Harley Street hypnotherapy team has Bachelorsí and Mastersí degrees in therapy subjects, voluntary accreditation from the Health Professionals Council (HPC), and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), among others.
What the Hypnotherapy Process Looks Like at Our Harley Street Center
When clients come into our Harley Street Office, they are often concerned about their habits, behaviours, and beliefs that are counterproductive, negative, or even harmful to the life that they desire. Usually, the roots of these behaviours, addictions, and beliefs are very deep and may even be largely hidden from the individual. In these situations, hypnotherapy can be a highly effective option to uncover those unhelpful, harmful, or negative thoughts that are driving the current unproductive behaviours. After all, what we believe is ultimately what shapes our actions and behaviours, so changing thoughts and beliefs is critical to reshaping our future actions.
The Conscious and Unconscious Brain
Most people are comfortable with the idea that the brain has two components or parts. There is a conscious mind where we think, solve problem, and make decisions, which we consider logical and factual. Then there is another part, a more shadowy or hidden part of the brain known as the unconscious. This part of the brain is where we experience our instinctual behaviours including our imagination, our values and beliefs, our emotions, and our sense of who we are in the world around us.
Everything that gets into the subconscious is first somewhat processed by the conscious. In other words, we try to explain, analyse and categorise information from the world around us to fit into our prior perceptions. This then gets stored in the unconscious mind, reinforcing what we already believe. For example, if you are constantly told as a child you are not good at school, you begin to store this information as a belief. Every time you do poorly on an exam or a paper, this reinforces the belief. Then, when you are faced with an academic task, your unconscious mind is already telling you that you will fail, so you donít study or try, and you do not succeed.
Changing Those Beliefs Through Hypnotherapy
Since all the information in your unconscious mind is corrupted by the conscious mind, it is a never-ending cycle of misinformation. By using hypnotherapy, the conscious mind and unconscious mind are both relaxed, allowing suggestions to bypass the filter of the conscious mind and be stored as unaltered, positive messages in the unconscious.
Through hypnotherapy, these positive messages can be developed that replace the mistaken, inaccurate, and incorrect messages of the past. In the example above, the messages would focus on using effective study skills, confidence in test-taking, and an accurate ability to recall information. On the next test, you do well, receive positive feedback, and your conscious mind now sends messages to be stored in your unconscious that support the fact that you are a capable learner, reinforcing the positive and driving future behaviour for success.
At the Harley Street Office, our hypnotherapists can work with clients on all problematic behaviours. Most clients will notice a change in their thoughts and behaviours within just a few sessions, and these changes can last a lifetime.
How to Stop Fear of Flying
Many people use hypnotherapy to counteract a fear of flying in order to get the most out of their personal and professional lives. There may be underlying phobias or previous bad flying experiences to blame, but hypnotherapy can work to uncover and resolve them.
How to Stop Smoking
A smoking addiction is another common reason for seeking hypnotherapy treatment. It can be hard to break the addiction cycle, even when the conscious mind knows that smoking is unhealthy. This treatment can be especially beneficial when combined with over-the-counter medicines to treat the physical addiction to nicotine.
Many people who fear public speaking can suffer professionally because of it when it comes to making a presentation at work or speaking at a company event. Hypnotherapy is considered one of the most effective treatments for the anxiety that comes with public speaking.
Hypnotherapy for Phobias in Harley Street
Phobias, or irrational fears, can often be ingrained from childhood. Hypnotherapy can work with the unconscious mind to understand the fear and process it safely.
Hypnotherapy for Athletes
Sports hypnotherapy is a visualisation technique that has been used by professional athletes for decades, with the idea being to envisage a winning performance in order to perform better.
Building Confidence with a Hypnotherapist in London
Low confidence can be boosted with hypnotherapy by replacing negative thoughts with ones that are more accurate.