Archive for July, 2013

Dealing with OCD with Cambridge Hypnotherapy – on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

This week I was asked by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to speak on their show, discussing the topic of OCD and looking at the different methods to treat it. As we work with many clients with OCD at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, I was asked on how Hypnotherapy can help change the way that people think or behave.

OCD can be displayed in many different ways including the following:

  • cleanliness and hand washing
  • checking appliances, lights and plug sockets are switched off
  • making sure doors and windows are locked over and over
  • having to perform a particular behaviour a set number of times
  • calorie counting and body image
  • thought about hurting themselves or others
  • having to organise things or line things up to an irrational level
  • Feeling anxious about things you know you don’t need to

To us here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy, even though all of the symptoms above are slightly different, they are also exactly the same in the sense that are just a behaviour or way of processing information and thinking about things.

Using NLP and Hypnosis, we can help change they way that our minds process information, which will in turn lead to a change in our behaviour too. We can allow your mind to accept that once you have done something, that memory can be real so that the mind doesn’t need to go back and re check it and you can start to trust your own judgement the first time you do something. No baby is born with OCD behaviours, which tells us that these symptoms and ways of being are simply  learned behaviour. More so, if we have learned it, what’s stopping us from learning a new one again, if we show your unconscious mind all the reasons why it needs to?

It doesn’t take long to let go of Obsessive Compulsive behaviours, in fact we here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy only work with clients for 2-3 sessions.

If there is something that is bothering you, then why not contact us now by clicking HERE, or call us on 01223 720 120 and we can talk you through it. We always offer you a FREE initial consultation to find out more before you ever proceed.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Luke.

Hypnotherapy and memory recall – with Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Recently I had a client approach me to say that he had changed his password to his works computer due to his daughter accessing it and playing childrens games and generally doing the things that young children do. The only problem that he had was that he remembered sitting at his computer, entering his old password, then looking out of the window whilst thinking about a new password, and then…… BLANK! Nothing… and he now had no access to his computer and without remembering the password was facing up having to take his computer in and having it rebuilt. The financial cost of this was irrelevant, however the hassle, time and delay to his work would cost him much more than money could equate to! He wondered whether hypnotherapy and memory went together or not?

As a Hypnotherapist in Cambridge, I believe that every event and moment of our lives is stored inside our minds. We may not have conscious access to these things, but they’re there! Hypnosis has been used many times in the past within criminal cases, where victims of crimes have developed a mental block about an event. The unconscious mind is  repressing these thoughts and memories due to them being painful, emotional, or generally of no use to them there and then!

With my client, there was no emotional pain that his mind was protecting from, and if anything it was causing stress and pain due ot the consequences he was starting to face.

Using Hypnosis, we can allow your unconscious mind to start reframing exactly what is important to remember, and therefore finding it very easy for these forgotten memories to suddenly bubble up into the conscious awareness.

That’s exactly what happened here too. He went away, sat at his computer, and a word suddenly popped into his mind which was more random than he could imagine, yet upon attempting it when prompted, he was greeted by his homepage! After a whole weekend of stress and dread, it simply took 60 minutes of sitting with me and trusting his unconscious mind to do what it had to in order to achieve his objective.

If you would like ot know wether we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy can help you realise an objective, please feel free to call us on 01223 720 120, or alternatively you can contact us here now.

Have a wonderful day,

Luke Clough