The Highridge Practice is able to offer proven and practical 'Solution Focused' Hypnotherapy and Coaching interventions that enable people to feel positive, purposeful and in control of their lives.
The following represents some of the major therapeutic areas where hypnotherapy can be helpful in bringing about a successful solution to a perplexing problem. The following list is not exhaustive so please contact us for further information about any condition you have that's not listed below.
Common Childhood Conditions
Childhood conditions are more common and more varied than most children or their parents think and Hypnotherapy provides a safe and effective method of helping with conditions such as: night-terrors, bed-wetting, anxiety attacks, bullying, anger-management, shyness, social-anxiety, hair-pulling, nail-biting, body-image problems, excessive dieting (anorexia), feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth, examination, interview and presentation nerves - to name but a few.
Fears & Phobias
Lots of people will have a phobia at some point in their lives, with the most common being a fear of spiders, snakes, water, flying and enclosed spaces; followed by public speaking, making a speech and giving a presentation. Hypnotherapy can helps to reduce fearful anxieties by replacing unhelpful thoughts with positive one's that enable you to gain control over your nervousness.
Stress & Anxiety
Numerous reports on health over the years have estimated that over 9 million people suffer from anxiety attacks during their lives; and more people take time off work and full time education due to stress related illnesses, than any other form of health related problem. Hypnotherapy provides an effective treatment for managing stress using mindfulness techniques that can help you to overcome your anxieties and help you feel more positive and in control of your life.
Panic attacks happen when our survival response system (Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn) detects real or imaginary threats to our Wellbeing or Way of being. Hypnotherapy can help reduce fearful anxieties and can help change the way you react to situational events when your stress levels rise.
Examination, Interview & Public Speaking Nerves
Everyone experiences a degree of anxiety when faced with an important examination, interview or public speaking presentation. Unfortunately some people can become so anxious that their ability to put in a good performance can be compromised. Hypnotherapy provides a safe and effective way of keeping nerves at bay, enabling you to concentrate, feel confident and be motivated to succeed.
Low Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence and Self-Image Issues
Hypnotherapy can help to raise your current level of self-esteem and self-confidence by helping you to replace negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours with positive and purposeful new ones.
Sleeping Difficulties (Insomnia)
Hypnosis can help you learn to re-educate your mind so you can create restful and refreshing nights sleep for yourself, regardless of the current or historic cause of your sleeplessness.
Negative Thought Patterns
Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind to remove thoughts, feelings and behaviours that have become unhelpful to us, and works on replacing them with ones that are more positive, purposeful and helpful to us. A change which can be life changing for those who suffer in silence from chronic conditions that can physically manifest as anything from migraines or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Hypnotherapy can have a major impact on improving or restoring performance by allowing you to take control of your stress levels when mentally preparing yourself to win an event. Many top sports people use hypnotherapy as healthy performance enhancement tool in their training programs.
Whether in your personal or professional life hypnotherapy can help you access your subconscious mind, which holds the key to realising your untapped potential.
Independent research has consistently shown that hypnosis is 5 times more successful in helping people to stop smoking than using willpower alone and is 3 times more effective than using nicotine replacement products according to The New Scientist magazine. While a Which? report suggests that Hypnotherapy provides the only smoking cessation method where people experienced no cravings, no irritability, no bad temper and no weight gain over a sustained period of time! If you genuinely want to stop smoking then Hypnotherapy offers you a safe and proven method to quit.
Depression is a mood spectrum disorder and its effects can range on a scale from relatively mild or temporary episodes of unhappiness, sadness or miserableness, which if ignored or untreated can progress into self-harm territory (i.e. alcohol or drug abuse, eating or sleeping disorders, self-mutilation or manic behaviours, etc) at one end of a personal distress scale. To severe or chronic (long term) bouts of misery, despondency and hopelessness at the other end of the scale, where suicidal or harming others thoughts can materialise. Regardless of where someone is on a sale of depression hypnotherapy can provide people with a more positive and purposeful outlook and belief in themselves and their future.
We offer three types of solution focused Coaching, namely Business Skills, Career Crossroad and Life Coaching.
Business Skills Coaching
Business Skills Coaching helps people to identify specific beliefs, behaviours, knowledge or skills gaps in their personal practices that are stopping them from being promoted, recognised or taken seriously at work. Business Skills Coaching provides a personalised development plan that enables people to achieve their time-bounded leadership, management or career advancement ambitions.
Career Crossroad Coaching
Career Crossroad Coaching helps people to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Namely to decide which career path they initially want to pursue or subsequently want to move into. While there is a significant diagnostic component in Career Crossroad Coaching in order to establish someone's inherent talents and personal preferences. The majority of time is spent discovering what someone’s long term hopes and ambitions actually are and how these can realistically be achieved.
We all have times in our life when we don't need counselling or criticism, we just need someone to talk too who will listen, understand and help us to reframe or re-balance our perspective on life so that we can feel happier about our lives and life choices again. Life Coaching provides people with the personal space and permission they need to take time out from their busy lives in order to focus on their current feelings or fears and their future hopes and ambitions.