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  1. Why choose a therapy centre?


    When there are so many therapists around, why is it advantageous to choose a therapist working within a centre.

    One of the many advantages is that as there are a range of disciplines practising there it is more likely that your therapist will be able to discuss and ask advice off colleagues if an additional or alternative therapy is indicated.  Within a centre you have a smooth progression  to the new therapist and especially if an additinal one is indicated then they can work together quite easily.

    Therapist working within a centre are likely to have a broader view of therapies rather than just a focus on their own and in fact will often have tried a selection of the other therapies on offer, often doing a 'swap' with colleagues.

    We have a great example of this going on right now within the centre as Jenny, our beauty therapist is starting to attend pregnancy yoga classes with Suzanne and will be having a course of hypnotherapy for childbirth with Andrea soon to prepare for the birth.  Andrea goes to Jenny (when she can get an appointment - booked up) for a beauty therapy (can't you tell!) and no doubt Suzanne will be taking advantage of the facilities soon.

    Other good reasons are that you can be more assured that your therapist has good qualifications and insurance if they are working from a centre as the centre will require it.
    They will have guidelines to adhere to for their governing organisation, and also will be required to adhere to some additional professional guidelines by the centre.

    You can also be fairly sure that your therapist is committed and is taking their work seriously not just fitting the odd client in here and there so will have gained experience.

    It's okay to  relax and rest assured that there are unlikely to be interruptions.  A therapist working from home or worse from your home will not in some cases be in as much control of the environment  making that relaxing experience a bit harder to achieve.

    Just a thought - something to consider when you are choosing a therapist.


  2. Hypnotherapy is probably one of the most misunderstood words in the English language.

    To some it means  profound change, to others it means hogwash, yet others would say scary and loss of control.

    All of the above could be right and could be right off the ball depending on that  perception again - how you look at it.

    Hypnosis is not a lot really, it is the skill of the person doing the therapy part of hypnotherapy that makes the difference.

    Hypnosis is just a state of relaxation, particularly of the mind - nothing new there - most people experience it when they are very tired and go a bit zombiefied or just after waking when they might not be quite their normal selves.

    The most fascinating thing about hypnotherapy (the therapy part) is unravelling the intricacies around a particular problem, behaviour or belief.

    In some ways you could compare a hypnotherapist to that little guy, Rumplestiltskin who has the skill to quickly untangle the silk and sort out the buttons or whatever the king demanded.  Hopefully, unlike Rumplestiltskin, the hypnotherapist does not use his skill to barter for new born babies and such like.

    So if you go to a hypnotherapist who is able to understand your problem and find a solution reletaviely quicklyy - hopefully you will think hypnotherapy is profound.

    Yet one who is not that engaged and reads a script from a book giving you an 'off the peg' inferior experience might be decribed as practising hogwash.

    Yet again the one who likes to talk about putting you into a trance and taking control, talking about him/herself and how good they are, generally taking the credit for your subtle changes if any might be described as scary and taking control of you.

    I know which was I am proud to be.

    If you aspire to being a good hypnotherapist Rumplstiltskin style then a foundation course in the skills behind hypnotherapy is starting later this month.  The 25th October and you can still join it.  It's one day per month for 6 months and you could go straight onto the hypnotherapy Training Course afterwards - or not.

    Cost is £360 ring me and arrange to come in for a chat about it.

    Or read more about it here

    Andrea (stiltskin) Lowe.