Why does your problem exist?
Whilst many people are now familiar with the benefit of hypnosis and the range of problems it can be used to treat, few people are aware of the major advances in hypnosis over recent years. In your search for a hypnotherapist in London or suitable hypnotherapy treatment, you may have become confused by the various types of hypnotherapy on offer (for example; clinical, analytical, medical, advanced, cognitive) as well as other branches of therapy (including NLP, EMDR, EFT, CBT and counselling). All hypnotherapists may use hypnosis, but it is the way in which they use it that can differ so considerably. In order to help you decide which treatment might be most appropriate for you and which questions you might want to ask a therapist about their approach, it is important to understand the three main ways in which these therapies work as well as their aims and purposes:
This treatment focuses on:
- what symptoms you are experiencing now – physically, emotionally and / or mentally
- what you want to change or do differently
- what modifications can be made to your thoughts and actions to help manage or ease your symptoms when they arise
This treatment focuses on:
- when your problem started
- when your problem is triggered
- when you are most disabled by your problem and ways you can manage it when this happens in future
This treatment focuses on:
- why you react differently to situations than most others
- why you can’t move on from past experiences
- why thoughts, feelings, memories or experiences continue to affect you
- why your symptoms cannot be rationalised away
Suggestion-based hypnosis and therapy that deals with the conscious, thinking, rational part of the mind tends to focus on the what, which can provide quick, rapid results, with the emphasis on speed rather than long-lasting changes.
Analytical hypnotherapy and those treatments that tend to hone in on the initial triggering event, focus on the when, which may help you to reflect on perhaps an upsetting or troubling time in your life and the impact this still has on you now.
If a person knows when their problem started and understands that their symptoms are unhelpful and limiting, yet still continues to suffer, then it is necessary to focus on the why. In this instance my preference is to use Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy (LCH). For example, if you had an accident and hurt your ankle, it would be important to understand what damage had been caused. The doctor will also want to know when the accident took place. If their diagnosis is a broken ankle, then they can go about treating it. But what if a year later your ankle hadn’t healed? In this instance you would need to address why the ankle hadn’t healed in the way you would have expected it to, since knowing ‘when’ and ‘what’ wasn’t enough to fix the damage. Similarly, LCH investigates why you haven’t dealt with, healed from or naturally let go of unhelpful feelings, behaviours or emotions. Many people suffer criticism, rejection, stress, embarrassment and sadness at some point in their life, but not all then go on to suffer symptoms such as anxiety, blushing, depression and insomnia, for example, so why might you?
By locating, identifying and, most importantly, correcting the reasons why a problem continues to persist, the symptoms can be disposed of automatically without the need for future back-up sessions. The aim of LCH is not to offer a short-term fix but rather to provide long-lasting effects – like pulling a weed from the ground rather than chopping it down; it may take a little more time but with the roots removed it can’t grow back.
The treatment itself is relaxing, enjoyable and comfortable. It will not cause you to relive any traumatic event or experience any emotions. With an average of approximately 6-8 sessions*, a problem which has been causing distress for many years can be effectively disposed of for good.
* average for all problems except for the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy treatment. For details of this particular therapy please see the Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy page.
What happens during a session?
Initial Consultation: This is our chance to find out more information from one another. You will be asked relevant questions about your problem(s) and the way in which they impact on your life so that we can discuss what changes or improvements you are seeking and what will be possible to achieve. Explanations about the treatment will be provided, your questions answered and reassurances given on any concerns you may have.
Once we have agreed on the desired outcome of treatment, you will then have the opportunity to experience hypnosis to show you just how natural and enjoyable a state of relaxation it is, and how easy it is to achieve. At the end of this session you will know what to expect from the relaxation and the treatment itself, and I will know how you are likely to react and respond in subsequent sessions.
Payment will be taken for this consultation and an appointment will be made for your first treatment session.
Treatment Sessions: As each and every person responds uniquely, there is no set format to these sessions. Based on what is easiest and simplest for you, a variety of techniques will be employed to enable you to get the most out of the relaxation so that I can then begin to question your subconscious on the reasons why you have been suffering your problem or condition. As you will simply be relaxed – not unconscious – you will be aware of the entire session. Furthermore, you will always be kept updated on the progress made at each session.
This process continues until all facts are known about how and why your problem or condition was created. Identifying and then correcting the inaccurate subconscious information will ensure that it can no longer have any effect or cause any reaction (problem) in future.
All techniques are simple and straight forward and you are guided every step of the way – after all, the easier and more enjoyable the process is for you, the more you relax and the quicker I can locate and correct the cause of your symptom(s), enabling you to live the life you deserve as simply and speedily as possible.
Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy Trademark
Over the years many practitioners have incorporated the word “Curative” when describing their treatment, despite providing more basic methods of hypnotherapy. Due to concern over the confusion which was being caused by this, the trademark “Lesserian™ Curative Hypnotherapy ” was registered to mark the difference. The name “Lesserian™” Curative Hypnotherapy is therefore protected by law and denotes the method of treatment which requires the understanding of how people create their problems which is the necessary first step on the path to correcting the cause of, and resolving, a symptom / condition.