A Hub of Hypnotherapy

As the popularity of alternative medicine has increased over the past three decades, many people have turned to hypnotherapy as a valid technique for treating stress, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain, migraine headaches and multiple other conditions. A city on the forefront of alternative medicine which offers you an incredible array of hypnotherapy options is London. If you think hypnotherapy might be an effective treatment for you, London is the perfect location to find a credentialed and certified hypnotherapist to help you with your concerns.
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Hypnotherapy is an appropriate option for anyone who wants:

  • Psychological and/or physical relief without relying on pharmaceuticals
  • Control over his or her own treatment
  • Health care that applies a holistic view of mind-body systems
  • Natural solutions for healing and wellness
  • A guided form of “talking therapy” that has an emphasis on self awareness and self analysis

London is a major hub for hypnotherapy

Dozens of prestigious neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy schools like the Quest Institute are headquartered there, plus hundreds of hypnotherapy practitioners operate in London as well.

I have found that the Quest Institute hypnotherapy approach is particularly helpful, as it fuses elements of NLP, cognitive theory, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology with hypnosis, so you benefit from the best of both modern and traditional therapeutic techniques that are tailored to match your unique therapy needs.

To choose the right hypnotherapist for you, consider these factors:

    • Rapport: For any therapy to be effective, you must first trust your therapist and feel comfortable with him or her; you will, after all, be discussing some sensitive subjects. Consider an introductory telephone interview or discussion to determine if there is a good fit between you and your therapist of interest. If you feel uncomfortable at any time or for any reason during that preliminary discussion, feel free to move on and try a different therapist. Don’t worry about hurting the therapist’s feelings; professional therapists understand that there are a variety of factors that impact your decision, so they will not take it personally if you select a different one.

 

    • Specialisation: Some hypnotherapists specialise in particular niches such as helping athletes or coaching high-level executives who manage large-scale corporations. Ask your therapist of interest if he or she has any specialties. Hunt for a therapist whose core capabilities align with your major areas of concern. For example, if you are seeking a hypnotherapist to help you with smoking cessation, try to find one who specialises in treating addictions.

 

  • Confidentiality: Ask the therapist about his or her confidentiality and privacy policies. As noted above, your therapeutic relationship will involve disclosing and discussing sensitive matters. A professional hypnotherapist will gladly tell you about his or her confidentiality policies and procedures to help build your trust and comfort level.

Address should not be a key factor in choosing your therapist

As you consider your best options for hypnotherapy, London and its Harley Street location might spring to mind first. Harley Street is one of the most prestigious addresses in London for therapists, and a Harley Street address might give you an immediate impression that if someone operates from there, they are a valid resource. This might be true; however, there are some wonderful, highly esteemed and certified hypnotherapists operating out of other neighbourhoods in London, too. When selecting your hypnotherapist, ignore the street address and focus on the three elements we discussed above: rapport, specialisation and confidentiality.