Hypnosis and Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Waterloo, Southbank and London Bridge

David Lewis runs our Hypnotherapy service at Breathe London. Cognitive Hypnotherapy appointments cost £75 for 60 minutes. You can call David directly on 07545871504 or email david@changeandmore.co.uk. Alternatively you can request an appointment on his website at www.changeandmore.co.uk/appointments

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About Hypnosis

The immediate benefit of hypnosis is deep relaxation in which the critical and analytical part of the mind can power down. This allows us to enjoy deep physical and mental relaxation free from worry. In this state we are more able to gain insight into our problems and accept positive suggestions. In the hands of a skilled therapist this is an opportunity to replace limiting beliefs with more empowering ones.

Hypnosis is a very natural relaxed, absorbed state. It is not sleep, although to some it feels like the moments just as you drift into sleep or out of sleep. People can, though, easily drift from a very relaxed hypnotic state into sleep (which is perfectly fine – David will wake you up gently!). The aim in hypnosis is for the client to stay awake and hear everything. People in trance are always in control but much more open to positive suggestions that can help them with the changes they want to make. A hypnotised person can ‘wake up’ at any time they so wish. However clients are generally so relaxed that they are happy to go with the flow. When one is in trance the normal conscious analytical part of the mind gets much less of a say and hypnosis can go to work with our unconscious.

About Cognitive Hypnotherapy

There is considerable evidence that hypnosis is effective for many people. David practices Cognitive Hypnotherapy, which combines the best aspects of hypnosis and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in a single modality. As well as being a hypnotherapist, David is a fully qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist and coach. Therefore, depending on the needs of the individual client he is able to deploy the best aspects of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and coaching to help people achieve their outcomes. A good example of this is David’s popular programme “The Anxiety M.O.T.” - www.changeandmore.co.uk/anxiety-counselling - which draws upon the best anxiety reducing techniques from psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching in order to equip clients with the stress-busting tools they need to feel calmer, more in control and less overwhelmed in any situation.

Whilst hypnosis fast-tracks us towards insight and accepting positive suggestions, it is still up to the client to go and act upon these: However, there is little doubt that for many people it just makes it that much easier to find the resolve to do things more effectively rather than just repeating old worn-out patterns.

Hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Anger management
  • Childbirth (‘hypnobirthing’)
  • Confidence/motivation/self-esteem
  • Drug addiction
  • Eating and weight
  • Eczema
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Male sexual performance
  • Migraine
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Pain control
  • Past life regression
  • Phobias (fear of flying, spiders etc.)
  • Sexual problems
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports performance
  • Stammering
  • Stress / anxieties

About David

David Lewis is Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Coach working in London. His background is in psychological therapy, and between 2005 and 2010 he worked in the Psychotherapy Department at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital. He has gone on to apply his expertise in the powers of the conscious and unconscious mind as therapist for individuals and groups who want to get back on track with their lives as quickly as possible. He specialises in designing and delivering tailor-made transformation programmes that meet clients’ specific needs. He supports his clients by continually developing their resources, skills and potential as they work towards achieving the results they want. For more info visit www.changeandmore.co.uk

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