There’s always at least time in our lives where we feel the walls cave in on us, due to either stress, anger, anxiety or depression. It’s human nature, anyone who says otherwise are lying. The only difference between people is whether they can deal with these situations or not. Nene Local talked to Inspired to Change Thrapston to find out how hypnotherapy can really turn around someone’s life.
Experience in Hypnotherapy
Caroline Prout has been a registered hypnotherapist for over four years now. Having suffered from anxiety and viral chronic fatigue syndrome, she had been to see every therapist under the sun. However one of her friends was a hypnotherapist and offered to try and help, and she was surprised at how easily she began to recover. She told us that the treatment was the only one that made sense to her, and she has been inspired to try and help those in the same position that she once was.
Sleep is Key
The first thing Caroline gets her clients to do is get a healthy sleep pattern. As only around 1/7 clients she sees get a good night’s sleep this is one of the primary areas she focuses on. The brain needs two forms of sleep, rapid eye movement or REM (the brain’s way of processes our memories and restoring our mind) and non-rapid eye movement (the resting of the body). These types of sleep need to be in a ratio of 20%:80% to be fully rested.
When people are overly stressed, the REM exceeds the 20% limit. This may not seem too bad, but to put things in perspective the REM takes four times as much effort as taking a maths exam. So, when the brain has a lot of things to clear, it can leave you feeling both mentally and physically exhausted. A guided relaxation is the easiest way to get these sleep patterns properly balanced, so she offers CD’s to all her clients.
The Good Bit
The next thing Caroline does is put clients into a trance. Now, therapeutic hypnosis isn’t the kind you see on TV, with no swinging watch or people making chicken noises. Hypnotherapy is a form of indirect suggestion, allowing the brain to problem solve by itself, just with a friendly nudge in the right direction. The client is free to think whatever they want, Caroline is just there to provide an indication of what to do whilst in this trance.
Hypnotherapy can help reduce things from stress, anxiety and phobias to chronic pain and even fertility. It is a truly fascinating treatment, and effective as well. If you wish to find out more, see the contact details below.
61 Kettering Road, Islip