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Power of You Hypnotherapy & Counselling

Alison Bloomfield MHS

Alison Bloomfield MHS

Qualified Hypnotherapist

I'm a graduate of Chrysalis Courses
I'm a graduate of Chrysalis Courses
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What is: Power of You Hypnotherapy?
Power of You Hypnotherapy uses the ancient technique of hypnosis to help you bring about any changes you may wish to make, using your own powerful subconscious mind. (Hypnosis was first used in the Western World in 1770). I called myself Power of You Hypnotherapy because Hypnotherapy is about the power within you to make change possible. The power of the subconscious mind is an amazing tool, if you believe, it will happen. I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society who are an accredited body. Their members adhere to a strict code of conduct, ensuring clients are having therapy with a person who is passionate about carrying out an ethical and professional level of service, whilst also adhering to best practice.

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I regularly attend continuous professional development courses in order to offer you the latest understanding, knowledge and relevant expertise. So far these have included: Using Hypnotherapy with children and young people Working directly with Trauma using eye movement desensitisation reprogramming and visual kinaesthetic rewind technique Working with creative art in therapy Awareness in bereavement care foundation course Safeguarding Sudden and Traumatic Death Networking Presentation Transactional Analysis 101 In May 2018 I attended a course on Working with Depression.

Coronavirus Update

During this time of uncertainty and crisis I am here for you.  Although we can’t meet at the moment, I’m happy to talk over the phone or do a video call through FaceTime (apple devices only) Skype, Google Hangout or Zoom.  All these video meeting apps are secure and free to use over the internet on a 1 to 1 basis.  Due to the financial circumstances at present, my rates are accessible to all.

What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that uses hypnosis, a skilled verbal communication which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour. In a typical hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist will make you extremely relaxed in order for you to receive the hypnotic suggestion that will help bring about the change required. Hypnosis is when you are in the ‘trance’ state, this is a perfectly safe condition to be in. (The ‘trance’ state is when you are in a totally relaxed state of mind and body). You are always in control, you cannot be ‘made’ to violate your own values or accepted patterns of behaviour whilst like this. (Hypnotherapy by definition is an altered state of consciousness.) People may choose to have hypnotherapy for a variety of reasons:- They may want to learn to relax deeply; to change an unwanted habit; to conquer a fear such as public speaking or to enhance an aspect of their lives such as sports performance. When you meet with a hypnotherapist for the first time they will explore exactly what you want to achieve and how hypnotherapy may be able to help. Hypnotherapy works with the power of your subconscious mind and can often create positive benefits in a relatively short space of time. Hypnotherapy is approved by the Royal Society of Medicine as an effective therapy for a whole variety of issues – and is not to be confused with such things as stage hypnosis. An ethical hypnotherapist will work with you to enhance your wellbeing and will certainly not do anything to make you feel foolish, embarrassed or uncomfortable. And, they most definitely will not make you cluck like a chicken! Everything that you discuss will be kept in the strictest confidence.
What sort of issues can Hypnotherapy help with?

Hypnotherapy can be effective with a variety of different issues. If you want to make positive changes in your life it can be an excellent motivator. There may be things from your past that you would like to explore or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. An ethical hypnotherapist will never claim to ‘cure’ you, but they will explain how hypnotherapy may be able to help, or even lessen the symptoms that are restricting your overall wellbeing. Hypnotherapy may be able to help with issues like those listed below:

  • Changing habits/ modifying behaviour, e.g.
  • Healthy eating
  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight (Therapy can only be carried out if your BMI=Body Mass Index), is over 30 – if your BMI is less than this it would not be ethical to help you lose weight, but I may be able to help you achieve/maintain healthier eating habits)
  • Self Confidence
  • Shyness
  • Self esteem
  • Public speaking
  • Relaxation
  • Sleep
  • Emotional Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Exam nerves
  • Job Interviews
  • Driving
  • Depression
  • Coping with pain

Phobias such as:

  • Spiders
  • Flying

This list is not exhaustive, if you do not see what you would like support with please ring and ask. If I cannot help you, then I may be able to signpost you to someone who can.

What are the costs and how do I pay you?

I charge £25 for the initial consultation (up to one hour) and then £50 per hour.  If a course of therapy is required then we can discuss the ongoing costs accordingly.  Cash or bank transfer are the two current ways to pay.

Testimonials

I have extensive experience with helping clients overcome their concerns and issues.  Here are just a few of my testimonials.

“Alison helped me overcome my fear of flying.  i now fly regularly with my family on holidays all over the world.”   RG

 

“My ten year old daughter was suffering from massive anxiety.  With Alison’s help she is now fully engaged in all aspects of school life.  Thanks Ali!”   DW

 

“I was suffering from terrible insomnia.  By exploring all the details of my sleeping habits with Alison and having a course of hypnotherapy and counselling I now sleep soundly.”   MB

 

“Alison helped improve my confidence after a relationship break up.  She helped me to realise my self worth and move on.”   PB

 

Pilates with Hypnotherapy Workshops

Our successful workshops, mixing Pilates and Hypnotherapy ran through 2019.   The Pilates focused on muscle relaxation combined with strengthening the numerous muscles of the body.  Muscular imbalances are typically the culprit when it comes to most injury in the body.  The main reason for these imbalances are your core.

A weak core often plays a role in this muscular imbalance, and that’s where Pilates starts: by building core strength.  The core is known as the centre of the body for good reason. Its deep abdominal muscles are closest to the spine, and when those muscles are weak so is everything supported around it.  By strengthening the core, alignment can find its natural base, while building a stronger foundation for when you move (and where you move from).

Followed by:
A one hour of hypnotherapy and relaxation focusing on Wellbeing.  Clients learnt about the power of the mind and a range of self-help techniques for relaxation and wellbeing.

Please get in touch to find out when the next scheduled workshop will take place.

Where are you?

I am based in Lancing, West Sussex. There are excellent road, rail and bus connections.

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