Posts Tagged ‘timeline therapy’

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

 

Child abuse and how it affects victims in the long term – Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Over the past 12 months there have countless cases of child abuse reported by the media focusing on high profile names and famous personalities. These cases go back years and years, which has made us think about how long the victims have been holding on to their traumatic memories for and how their lives would have different if they had dealt with them at the time.

At Cambridge Hypnotherapy, we regularly work with clients who have been abused physically, sexually or emotionally, and in the majority of cases all 3! Typically they talk about how they occasionally wake up because of a nightmare, or if they hear about a similar situation in the news or watch something similar on a TV program then all of their old memories come flooding back into their mind. The vast majority of these clients also have something else in common, which is that they feel like there is something wrong with them and that they have a huge lack in self worth, because why were they treated like this… what was wrong with them?

Years and years of feeling like this has a huge effect on peoples lives and can often be diagnosed by the medical world as Depression. They may have started to develop an unhealthy relationship with alcohol as a way to escape these thoughts. As a youngster they may have found it hard to meet people as trusting people had become very hard to do, and as they grow up they find it safer and easier to spend time on their own rather than meet others, which has a knock on effect to relationships not only with friends, but romantically too. More often than not they also have not followed their chosen career path, rather chosen a safe, easy career where they can’t suffer any more trauma or upset.

The majority of clients that we work with reporting this type of situation are typically aged 40 years and above, therefore they have suffered with these emotions and problems for over 25 years of their lives, and thinking like this also makes them feel guilty and regretful for not dealing with it sooner! They dream about how their lives could really have been.

We can help them disconnect form those memories. Using advanced levels of NLP, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy, we allow their unconscious mind to simply go back into their past, and learn from it. The learn every single learning from every possible unconscious memory that once learned and preserved, will allow them to no longer experience any emotion at the thought of it. The memory will still be there, but there will a nothingness kind of feeling about it.

If you have suffered any kind of trauma in your past that is still bothering you to this day, please feel free to contact us here for a FREE initial consultation to find out just how easy it can be to change you life in only 2-3 sessions, or you can call us on 01223 720 120.

I look forward to hearing form you.

Luke Clough

Hypnotherapy without Hypnosis in Cambridge?

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

So how deep do you have to go into hypnosis to get the benefit?

Some people, including some hypnotists still think you have to go really deep. Yet when you think about it, if you have an issue you have surely changed from what you did to what you do now. That’s just logical, isn’t it? And when you changed back then were you put in a deep trance? ~ I think not.

Which all goes on to suggest you may not need a trance to change ~ Hey that’s NLP and Time line therapy(tm) isn’t it? Well you may not know what they are but believe me they’re processes that do not require trance.

SO………….

Why use hypnosis?

Good question!

Well sometimes we have thought about our problem for ages, talked about it to everyone or just ourselves for a long time and we need to get away from all these conscious thoughts. Another great reason is that our issues, which we really believe are just behaviours, are being carried out by our unconscious mind (try walking with only your conscious mind ~ it doesn’t work) the place to change is at the unconscious level and get your unconscious mind to do all the work.

That’s the great thing about the way all three of us work here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy. We can adapt our processes to you and your needs so if hypnosis isn’t required then that’s okay.

We once had a client who really didn’t want to be hypnotised and for a hypnotist that could have been a real problem! Not here we used other ways to help that person change comfortably. We have also had clients who have heard just how good hypnosis is and only want that and that’s what we use, we just adapt what we do, it’s as simple as that.

So back to the original question

The Answer:

Who cares as long as you do (get the benefit)

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Hypnotherapy Masterclass with Joseph and Paul Clough ~ Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

 This weekend Joseph and I are sharing our developments in hypnosis and hypnotherapy in Cambridge to other hypnotherapists, NLP & Time Line Therapy practitioners.

 I believe we have taken previous processes, stripped them down to what really works and then made them even better with our own ‘stuff’. ‘Stuff’ being the very technical word for the things we (Joseph, Luke and I, Paul) have developed that create both remarkable change in our clients and really fast change. In effect how we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy manage to see our clients generally no more than three sessions where many others take 8 – 12 sessions.

 In fact we took this to Israel where the therapists we taught we taking that long and couldn’t believe change, real change could be so fast, comfortable and lasting ~ and now they do!

 So you can see we are and will be continually be striving to create even better ways to utilise in our brand of therapy here at Cambridge Hypnotherapy.

 If you are a therapist and want to find out more or when our next weekend Masterclass is being held email info@josephcloughtrainings

 If you are looking for help for yourself click here to contact us at Cambridge Hypnotherapy.

Our Hypnotherapy in Cambridge ~ So why do we do this stuff?

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

 Hypnosis, hypnotism ~ So why do we do this stuff?

This thing , which some people say doesn’t exist and others hold in mystery (if only they knew !).

 

Here’s the answer on the form of another question(s).

Why would two young men, 18 and 24 year old respectively, decide to enter into the world of helping people and in affect totally risk their livelihoods? Changing steady careers to one of uncertainty.

 

Why would someone highly experienced and respected in business say no to that life and change direction completely towards caring for people?

 

Why?

 

Because the answer to all the above must be PASSION. Having a passion for what we do and getting the best buzz life can give you when you see someone change, let go of old ‘stuff’ like depression which has held them back for years or overcoming low self esteem such as “I’m not good enough, deserving enough etc. etc. There are few things in life that gives you that feeling and we get to experience with our clients.

 

And the best thing is the passion is growing.

 

Sorry the answer is so short ~ but it is sweet.

Releasing anger ~ Cambridge Hypnotherapy

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

This article was written a little while ago for the Time Line Therapy Association about one of my clients and their most brilliant change in their life and showed how wonderful the effects of Time Line Therapy ™ are.

And because it was such a big experience we thought we should put in on our blog as well

Before we worked on this issue I was put to the test to see how good a hypnotist I was. To stop this client smoking in one session. I wouldn’t normally do therapy this way around ~ I would usually deal with issues and then the smoking but this client wasn’t having any of it.

This clients opening sentence to me was:

My Anger is Killing me.”

From the very first moment of learning Time Line Therapy(tm) I knew it worked. It just did. It worked with letting go of my negative emotions on the trainings and wth those I did the exercises with.

But then something happens to test this belief and it did with me, BIG time!
My client came into his session and during the personal history the full extent of his problem was presented to me with the words “If I don’t get help I will die ~ That’s what my doctor has told me so I’ve come to you” Wow.

His Doctor knew there was nothing physically wrong but the effects were physical. Our client was losing weight by the day  and dangerously so. This was also causing deterioration in his organs, blood pressure was above high and blood tests showed other malfunctions. On a personal level this man used to have his daughter and son living with him but that had now all changed. His son had left home and no longer wanted more than brief contact and his daughter, now married and recently a mother did not want any contact with her father or her child with her Grandfather.
What was at the root of this diagnosis – Anger but anger in the extreme.
How was this a problem was a question I didn’t need to ask.
How long have you had this problem ~ 11 years.

I asked “How do you do this problem? ” ~ I think about it every minute of my waking day and sometimes in my dreams when I eventually do get to sleep. I argue with this person in my head. I shout and scream in my head. It gets so loud I have to put on earphones and a CD player at full volume to drown out the noise, it’s constant.

I wanted to know as little content as possible but this client wanted me to know a little so I could understand him better.

This is what he told me:
“Briefly I am so angry with my wife and have been for 11 years, I’ve told you how it has affected my relationships with my son and daughter and that only fans the flames of this anger. I’ve told you how it has and is affecting my health to the point where I am killing myself. That makes me SO angry as well and I can’t stop it – The problem is my wife died 12 years ago and a year after her death I found out something about what she did behind my back with someone else so I’ll never be able to find out………………..”
As always, as I was taught and how I teach in my trainings, I simply follow the scripts which are deep inside me now I can say them unconsciously from memory.
We established where his time line was and a simple test flight which being so far away from what he had been talking about was done with ease.

I love to show the diagrams of the process which really pre-teaches the unconscious mind what to do and what will happen and when the emotion will disappear along with a little re-framing of how anger and negative emotions do not protect and are against the prime directive of the unconscious mind. All was going well.
What really began to blow him away was that finding the root cause was not 11 years ago but at such an early age.
Now for Time Line Therapy(tm) and ten minutes of time.

IT’S GONE! What? how? where? …………….”

After testing, still gone but the real test was to be outside, in the real world.
I had tried to make contact but could never get through just voice mail so I didn’t know what to think.
Then whilst I was out one day  a second appointment was made for me with this client. Why a second appointment? So maybe I hadn’t got the result we wanted, my belief was really being tested. All I could do is wait.

So there I am waiting for my client and in he comes.
“why are you here?” I ask
Well I just wanted to tell you what happened since we last met and felt it only right to make an appointment. Here is how I am now:
The anger I felt is gone I still can’t get it.
My doctor tells me my tests are now showing a dramatic improvement and is left wondering what happened and my weight is returning to what it should be.
Oh I’ve stopped smoking – don’t need them any more.
But more importantly to me my son has returned home to live with me.
Oh I nearly forgot I’m away this weekend to stay with my daughter and her new family and I am now part of the christening plans for my Granddaughter
Thank you

Isn’t great to be part of that, the buz you get and reaffirming why we do what we do.
Does Time line work? I wouldn’t and couldn’t use it or teach it if it didn’t.

Am I congruent when I talk about time line ~ You guess!

The Gastric Hypnoband….. real or not???

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

‘The Hypno-Band’ and Weight Loss

I have had a couple of therapists contact me recently to ask me of my thoughts as to ‘The Hypno-Band’. There has been much publicity recently over this system that has been designed to aid clients weight loss within a hypnosis session (or 5) and I thought I’d take some time to share my thoughts on the process and its effectiveness.

So what is it? Well, simply put ‘The Hypno-Band’ is a process whereby the therapist will place their client into a state of hypnosis, and then take their mind on a journey through the actual process of Gastric Band surgery. The hoped for result is that the clients mind will fully accept the process and therefore the following result of having a smaller stomach and eating capacity. That’s it!

So what are my thoughts? Well Quite simply, unless you are the most susceptible person around, I don’t think that for one second you will leave a room believing you have just had ACTUAL surgery and that you are now the proud owner of a Gastric Band, it’s just not going to happen! Yes, the idea of visualising a smaller stomach can allow people to eat less, but surely this can be done without the whole surgery aspect? Does it really take 5 sessions? Well the answer is if you use ‘The Hypno-Band’ probably yes. Does it need to? NO!!! We at Cambridge Hypnotherapy work with clients for no more than 3 sessions.

So how do we differ? We use advanced levels of NLP, TimeLine Therapy and Hypnosis to make quick lasting change! We use NLP to change how your mind perceives food and exercise. If instead of meaning comfort, your unconscious mind saw that the levels of food you were eating made you feel uncomfortable, then it’s not going to lead you to that unhealthy cupboard in your kitchen. If instead of trying to relieve you from that stressful day, your mind saw that your levels of stress were skyrocketing due to still being overweight, again it will not lead you to that cupboard. We also use Hypnosis to allow your mind to find everything that you need from new beliefs, resources and behaviours so that when you walk out of our room, you feel confident and motivated to succeed in your goal and find it easy to just watch the weight fall off!

Want to find out how quickly you can reach your goals? Contact us NOW…

Regaining control over alcohol with Hypnotherapy

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Kate (name changed for confidentiality reasons) is a wife and mother of 2 young children. She had come to realise that her intake of alcohol had without noticing somehow gotten to an unacceptable level. Some people have that moment of realisation when they get a warning for being late to work once too many times, or say things they shouldn’t have said at a work party. So what was it for Kate? It was the morning when she woke her children up for school, and they said they saw her “wobbling around like a drunk” the night before. In that instant, that very moment, she knew that she had to finally deal with this problem. She had also found that over the years, due to waking up with ‘the shakes’ some mornings, she was becomingly increasingly anxious when working with clients. There had even been a couple of occasions when she had a full blown panic attack, had to cancel her clients session half way through, and had resorted to taking beta blockers to try and ensure it didn’t happen again.

During her initial consultation, Kate told me how she had stayed away from alcohol entirely for 5 days, and that this was the path she wanted to go down. However when pressed further on the matter, it became very clear that this wasn’t the path she wanted to stay on by any means, but the path she felt she HAD to stay on. She was one of the majority of people we see who say they feel as if they HAVE to stay completely free, and that if they have one drink then they will fall off that imaginary wagon. I made it clear to Kate that I would work with her on one condition, that being she understood that she would be able to have a drink again and to trust her unconscious mind!

Over the course of 2 weeks, we worked together only 3 times, certainly not the 10 sessions that she was quoted by other therapists. After the 3rd session, Kate reported back that she was at her 100% goal! She had went to a dinner party after the first session, and noticed halfway through the meal that she hadn’t even touched her glass of wine, whereas others were finishing their 2nd glass. On occasions her husband had poured the both of them a glass of wine in an evening, and halfway through the drink she noticed that she just didn’t want it anymore, put it down and had a juice drink instead. One Saturday night she was on her 2nd glass of wine and thought to herself “I fancy a drink tonight” and decided she would have a 3rd drink afterwards, however come the end of the night she just didn’t get around to it. The following Sunday morning she ran in the “chariots of fire” charity run after going for a morning row with the rowing club, and realised what she had enjoyed about exercise all those years ago. She had also made the decision to no longer take her beta blockers, as she felt so calm and relaxed every morning that nothing seemed to faze her.

So what does this tell us? Well it tells me that we are the only people who can set a limit for ourselves. If we want to regain our life completely, then we decide what we want to do and how we want to do it, we certainly aren’t dictated to by alcohol, or food, or smoking for that matter. Is there something that you would like to change in your life, or regain control over? If so, why not make that step that Kate took and call us on 01223 720 120, or email us at Cambridge Hypnotherapy now.

Hypnotherapy to let go of a phobia – the EASY way

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Before we get into how we at Cambridge Hypnotherapy use various techniques to let go of phobias in only one session, its important to understand what a phobia actually is, and why it happens in the first place.

A phobia can be described as a one trial learning, meaning it only takes one very bad experience to create a phobic response/behaviour. For example, if a man was once attacked by a dog, at that time he will have experienced a huge fearful experience and been absolutely terrified. The next time he sees a dog, the image of that dog goes into his mind where it is processed. The mind remembers what happened last time, that he was attacked and bitten, and therefore creates a huge degree of fear in order to make him run away and stay safe. It often becomes the way that even the thought of seeing a dog can create this huge fearful response.

So how can we change this behaviour? Well the first set of techniques we use are within an approach called NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Everything you see/hear/feel is just information. That information goes into your brain where it is processed and worked out what the information means to you, and once that has happened your brain will work out a behaviour accordingly. When we use NLP we don’t look at working with the input, as that is out of your control, and to start with we won’t necessarily look at the behaviour. However by dealing with the middle step, how your brain processes that information we can achieve instant changes. If when your brain processes that information it means something different to you, then it will have to find a completely different behaviour anyway, thus the problem behaviour will no longer exist.

In my opinion, being Master Practitioners of TimeLine Therapy is our greatest asset. It really is the number one system that will help you let go of an emotion that is affecting you in a negative way. As a phobia is purely an irrational level of fear or anxiety surrounding a particular event, such as a fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of spiders as well as many others, we can use a set of tools within TimeLine Therapy to allow your unconscious mind to go back into and learn from past events in order to allow the fear to simply disappear. You will be amazed at just how quickly you can feel completely different when thinking of an emotional past event, as well as when you think about that event happening in the future.

Finally we have hypnosis. We can use a wonderful state of hypnosis to further strengthen the changes that were made within NLP and TimeLine Therapy. Your unconscious mind can go ahead and find a new set of beliefs, behaviours and resources that will allow you to enjoy every moment of your life to an even greater degree. By the end of a session, you can imagine how it would be to actually feel excited about the prospect of doing whatever it was that USED to bother you.

To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help with many other issues, please visit Cambridge Hypnotherapy, or you contact us if you have any specific questions that you would like to have answered.

Luke Clough