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Hello! I’m Emma

My name is Emma Woodmansey-Harley, I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and extremely passionate about what I do.

I decided to become a hypnotherapist some time ago, after experiencing difficulties in my personal life causing me anxiety, which led me to seek help through a local hypnotherapist.

After a few sessions with him, I felt like a different person – brighter, lighter and with a zest for life again, and it was all down to the skill, understanding and empathy of my hypnotherapist.

I was amazed at how quickly hypnotherapy was able to help me, so I decided that I wanted to learn the skill myself so that I could help people just like me overcome any problems life throws at them.

I absolutely love what I do; I enjoy being able to help people who are experiencing difficulties in life and giving them the tools to help them overcome negative thoughts, deal with stress and anxiety, and boosting their self esteem.

I offer a friendly, sympatheticcaring, professional service which will help you move forward in life and be able to deal with anything that life throws at you.

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  • How does hypnosis work?

    When something new happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behaviour in response to that circumstance.

    Memories stored in our brains hold the original physical and emotional reactions that occurred when the given memory was first formed.

    Each time similar events occur again, the physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. These reactions may be inappropriate or unhealthy.

    In some forms of hypnotherapy, the trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behaviour, and reconstruct the event with new, healthier associations.

    During hypnosis, a person’s body relaxes while their thoughts become more focused and attentive. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis decreases blood pressure and heart rate, and alters certain types of brain wave activity.

    In this relaxed state, a person will feel very at ease physically yet fully awake mentally.

    In this state of deep concentration people are highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist’s suggestion may successfully convince you that in the future you will have a strong dislike for the taste of cigarettes.

    There are several stages of hypnosis. The process begins with reframing the problem; becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist); dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts); responding (complying whole-heartedly to a hypnotherapist’s suggestions); returning to usual awareness; and reflecting on the experience.

    The British Medical Association endorsed the practice of hypnosis in Medical School education in 1955 and since that date it has been valued as a very useful addition to conventional medicine.

  • What is Hypnosis?

    Hypnosis is a completely natural, harmless, yet powerful method for positive change in your life.

    Only you can decide to experience hypnosis and you will remain in control of your thoughts and actions at all times.

    You have experienced the sensation many times during normal daily life, when day dreaming, reading a book or watching a film, in fact at any time when you have been so engrossed in something that you are temporarily unaware of life around you.

    This is distraction of the conscious mind and the first stage of hypnosis.

  • What is Hypnotherapy?

    Many people try to fix things like stopping smoking or losing weight themselves but find they keep stumbling and return to the old behaviour within a matter of months or even days.

    The struggle is hard and the battle lost because the desired changes were made in the conscious mind only.

    Since all our thoughts, behaviour and beliefs are guided by our subconscious mind, it is there that the root cause can be determined and beneficial change can begin with the aid of Hypnotherapy.

    Many clinical studies have shown hypnotherapy is a very successful method to help people lose weight, stop smoking, manage stress and anxiety, and remove phobias and fears. It can even help combat feelings of jealousy or envy.

    As a Hypnotherapist I am able to create these periods of altered awareness using deep relaxation techniques and then utilising that opportunity to access and resolve problems embedded in the sub-conscious mind.

  • The Conscious Mind

    The conscious mind consists of everything inside of our awareness. This is the aspect of our mental processing that we can think and talk about in a rational way.

    The conscious mind includes such things as the sensations, perceptions, memories, feeling and fantasies inside of our current awareness. This is the thought process that takes care of the immediate part of “the here and now”.

    You are consciously aware of the things around you, the sounds and actions are all noticed and assimilated by the conscious part of your brain.

    How you react to those things and thoughts is determined by another, far more powerful part of brain activity.

  • The Subconscious Mind

    Everything that you experience in life is filed away in the part of the brain that deals with the subconscious mind. Just like the hard drive on your computer! Good things and happy memories bring confidence and comfort.

    Unpleasant experiences form obstacles which affect behaviour and our view of the world around us, creating unwanted habits and fear of specific situations, events or change. The subconscious mind controls our every action and reaction.

    It decides who and what we are and how we behave.

    Naturally it needs to be protected and the conscious mind carries out that task, however hypnosis can allow us access it.

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