Hypnosis has a dated, zany reputation, stemming from the turn of the century- involving pendulums, out of body experiences, chicken impersonations and a ‘look into my eyes, look into my eyes’ analogy.
At the London Clinic of Hypnotherapy we want to eliminate all the myths and outdated associations.
Hypnosis is recognised by the NHS as a complementary therapy and can help many problems from diabetic children with needle phobias to Company Directors crippled with the fear of presentations. It simply re-programmes unwanted thought patterns to move forward the area of your life that needs attention. Change your thoughts to change your life.
A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred Barios PHD revealed the following recovery rates:
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. We lull you into a deeply relaxed mode, gently allowing you to tune out of your conscious mind and daily routine. We can then access your subconscious mind, that is open to change. You have the power to do this also and we help you learn hypnotherapy techniques, suggestions and affirmations.
The conscious mind is in neutral and the subconscious mind is in gear. We suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle improvements to you, during the hypnotic state, after an in depth session to understand your individual needs. Everyone is unique. For example, if you want to overcome a fear of flying, you may try everything consciously to do it, but will still fail as long as your subconscious mind retains this terror – therefore preventing you from succeeding solo.
Long term progress can be made by reprogramming your subconscious / unconscious landscape of the mind so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are challenged and therefore altered. You can remain fully awake and aware of your surroundings and situation, during hypnosis.
It is paramount you want to change your behavioural habit or addiction and are highly motivated to do so, you have to want the change for it to be fully effective.
Life is ever evolving and we need to move forward for positive outcomes. Our thoughts control our actions.
Tapping is a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once.
The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a wide range of emotions.
Tapping sends signals directly to the stress centres of the mid-brain, not mediated by the frontal lobes (the thinking part, active in talk therapy). Because EFT simultaneously accesses stress on physical and emotional levels, EFT gives you the best of both worlds, body and mind, like getting a massage during a psychotherapy session.
In fact, it is EFT’s ability to access the amygdala, an almond-shaped part of your brain that initiates your body’s negative reaction to fear, a process we often refer to as the ‘fight or flight’ response, that makes it so powerful. It also taps into the nervous system to soothe and restore.
Mindfulness is a simple and very powerful practice of training our attention. It is simple as we are really just paying attention to what is happening in the here and now (eg: sensations, thoughts and emotions) in a non-judgemental way. It is powerful because it can interrupt the habit of getting lost in thoughts, mostly about the future or past, which often generates more stress on top of the real pressures of everyday life.
With practice, mindfulness can serve as the perfect antidote to healing stress that can sometimes undermine our health, performance and quality of life, and can provide a sensation of relaxation. Indeed the evidence has shown that it can be an effective aid in the treatment of many mental and physical health issues, as well as generally improving our performance, relationships, and well-being.
REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Meditation cuts back your stress chemistry (like cortisol and adrenaline) and replaces it with natural bliss chemistry (like dopamine and serotonin).
STAY FOCUSED AND CLEAR
Meditation develops full-brain functioning. Your prefrontal cortex is activated, alpha waves increase and neurophysiology changes so you think clearly and make good decisions.
SLEEP BETTER AND HAVE MORE ENERGY
The very deep rest of meditation does two things: gives you lots of energy and calms your system so you can fall asleep (and stay asleep!)
BE HEALTHIER AND YOUNGER
Stress weakens your immune system and speeds up ageing. Meditation reverses this: you get sick less often and you stay youthful.
GET ALONG BETTER WITH PEOPLE
When you’re healthier, happier and thinking clearly, you’re nicer to be around. All your relationships get better.
'Lydia and I had a great connection from the start. From our first call she asked all the right questions and really got to the core of my anxiety issues. I had 5 sessions, and I can confidently say I feel like a new person. It is still a long journey but I will be using her hypno for years to come. Highly recommended and very personable!'
'Hypnotherapy was an unchartered territory that I was willing to be open minded about for for my particular issue. Lydia was extremely informative and very skilled at her profession. I am bowled over with the results and will be recommending the Clinic to those in need.'
'Very happy I chose the London clinic of hypnotherapy. Very professional clinic and effective treatment. Lydia was amazing. Highly Recommend.'
'I can't recommend the London Clinic of Hypnotherapy highly enough! I had my session on Friday and haven't had a craving for cigarettes since. Lydia is a fantastic guide to unlocking the power of the subconscious mind.'
'Lydia has such a beautiful heart and space that really helped me manage my really bad bird phobia. I was a bit unsure of what hypnotherapy entailed but after doing an unsuccessful few sessions of CBT, I thought to try hypnotherapy. After the very first session with Lydia there was a HUGE shift in my reaction towards my fear. With each session there was another step towards change and now, after only 3 sessions, I feel safe Thank you so so much Lydia for your open space and heart.'
'I recently had a positive experience with Lydia. I think she has good expertise and she embraced me when I was completely out of control. I am really grateful to her!'
'I went to see Lydia with an open mind as it is something I never done before. The whole experience was a huge eye opener for me and helped me to achieve what I had set out to do. Lydia is extremely welcoming and happy to discuss your needs in full. I would totally recommend!'
'I visited Lydia for the first time around a year and a half ago and couldn't recommend it more. Lydia provides a safe, comforting and relaxing space. Hypnotherapy can feel daunting but all my anxieties disappeared as soon as Lydia invited me into her space. She provided an excellent and effective treatment for me, I returned several months later for a top up session and experienced the same wonderful and consistent treatment.'
'Highly recommend. Really helpful for a lot of different areas in my life. I always left feeling lighter and relaxed. Sad to be moving!'
'Seeing Lydia was life-changing. I went to see her because of my anxiety which was debilitating. It only took 3 sessions to return to normality and to feel strong and confident again. Lydia's experience, background and supportive attitude and empathy are truly unique. I cannot recommend her enough.'
'Lydia is incredible: she has helped me with a stubborn issue and I can honestly say, it's made a huge difference – unlike anything else I had tried before. She's extremely pleasant and professional yet personable. I can wholeheartedly recommend hypnotherapy and Lydia to anyone who feels stuck, or wants to unlock the power of their brain. It's pretty incredible to realise how much is dictated by our subconscious mind!'
'Lydia is brilliant at her job. She makes you feel completely at ease and helps you identify the changes needed to make positive progress. Since finishing my sessions a few weeks ago I have made it a daily habit to meditate for 20 minutes every morning, which has improved my outlook and anxiety immeasurably. I feel much more focused at work/in meetings and I don’t spend so much time with a drifting mind.'
'This was my first experience of hypnotherapy - any doubts I had were allayed immediately post session which left me feeling lighter both physically and mentally. My focus has definitely improved and I've begun decluttering in a big way something that's never happened in any way before now. Very exciting results from a single session, I shall definitely be returning to help quit smoking.'
'Visiting the clinic and doing some of Lydia's courses have instilled positive ways of thinking and 'being' into my everyday life. The step by step therapy promotes long term change for a better outlook on life and all that it throws at you. I would highly recommend.'
'Lydia was very welcoming and made me feel at ease from the first session. She is very knowledgeable and quickly able to identify negative thoughts patterns that need to be changed. She’s very understanding and works on your goals and always follows up each session with emails of feedback and information to help. Thanks a lot. Highly recommend.'
'I have found my hypnotherapy sessions with Lydia unbelievably helpful, she has a delightful calm and non-judgmental manner and helped me work through work-related anxiety issues that had plagued me for many years. In a few sessions I felt like a new person and now feel that I can take on new challenges without hesitation. I would (and have) recommended her to friends and family without hesitation. She is wonderful!'
'Lydia has been a great listener and has really helped me, I have really enjoyed our sessions together. Cannot recommend her enough.'
'I went to Lydia with no expectation of great change and I have left with a profoundly positive life enhancing shift. Lydia is immaculate in everything; her manner, demeanour, delivery and her home is also a stunning space in which to seek to understand and address any areas of life which are challenging. My time with Lydia has been one of the best investments I've ever made.'
'I had three life changing sessions at the London Clinic of Hypnotherapy. Lydia has the power to turn down negative thought patterns and create positive ones.'
'I used to get very stressed and nervous about exams. The Clinic really listened and paid attention to my specific needs. They also gave me a skills test which I can carry on through to University years. I am truly grateful.'
'I had my session one month ago to stop smoking which has clearly worked as I haven't had a cigarette or craving since, it has also relieved anxiety in general which I asked Lydia to focus on in the session. Lydia has a very personable, kind, calm and professional approach which I think was key to the session. I would highly recommend.'
'Lydia is has a deeply intuitive understanding of the connections between people and how that works on a therapeutic level. Her practice is grounded with focused good intentions and a quiet but purposeful desire to see the very best outcome for her all her clients.'
'The moment I walk through the door I find myself starting to uncurl and relax. I went there to stop craving sugar and after one session I just stopped compulsively buying it and kinda stopped craving it. I also went for menopausal anxiety and I can truly say I’m definitely more able to cope. My motivation exercise is excellent and Lydia really is encouraging me to try new things.'
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