Hypnotherapy and the Menopause

Menopause is something that can affect nearly EVERYONE! Either because they are female and their bodies will undergo this change or because they are related, close, live with or work with a female who will undergo this change.

Menopause is actually only one day in a woman’s life before this day and potentially for many years before she is peri-menopausal.  During the peri-menopausal years a woman’s oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate and when these hormones are out of whack, the body can go haywire both physically and emotionally.  Even after the menopause symptoms are still very common affecting more than three-quarters of post-menopausal women.

A symptom associated with the menopause are hot flashes however these can be the most manageable as they are expected.  What a lot of people are completely unaware of and which comes as a bit of a surprise is ANXIETY and just to throw in a few more gems there’s panic attacks, weight gain, low mood, exhaustion, brain fog, depression, insomnia, lack of confidence, low libido, aching limbs and joints.

Other glorious symptoms include heart palpitations, irritability, hair loss, memory loss, dizziness, incontinence and bloating.  The list is seemingly endless and therefore the menopause can be quite a tough ride for all concerned!

The prescribing of hormone replacement therapy is still considered controversial and many women opt not to choose HRT for health and personal reasons.  Even on HRT women often still struggle with their symptoms.

Clinical hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in reducing many of the symptoms of the menopause and can support you to gain control of your body and emotions.

Founder of Mynd Hypnotherapy Karen holds an enhanced DBS and is fully insured to work with both adults and children.

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

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Hypnotherapy and IBS

Uncomfortable and debilitating an estimated 10 to 20% of the population in the UK are suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

IBS can prevent people from carrying out simple tasks such as long car journeys, avoiding public transport, attending social events and causing discomfort on a regular basis.

Because of cultural taboo surrounding toilet habits it’s a subject that not many people want to discuss and so IBS not only creates physical discomfort but emotional too.

By messages between the brain and gut becoming disrupted this then creates issues within the digestive track leading to pain, bloating and bowel changes.  It is also known that high levels of stress increase symptoms further impacting the lives of those who suffer.

As well as medication cutting out dairy, gluten, spices, trying supplements can also be an option.  With IBS patients often struggling with a range of treatments, finding a consistently effective approach can be challenging.

There is growing evidence supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for patients suffering with IBS.  With solution focused hypnotherapy keeping up to date with the latest research in neuroscience its effectiveness against both standard and psychological treatments is potential as a go-to solution.

By the use of suggestion, imagery techniques and progressive relaxation hypnotherapy guides the client into a sense of calm soothing their symptoms restoring the gut brain communication and improving overall well-being.  The power of the mind is truly limitless.

Founder of Mynd Hypnotherapy Karen holds an enhanced DBS and is fully insured to work with both adults and children.

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

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Hypnotherapy for Childhood Mental Health

Children and adolescent mental health services are under increased strain and with long waiting lists and the lack of correct signposting parents are often left frustrated and confused in the search for getting help for their child, often unaware about different therapy options that are available.  It is now becoming more common for children under the age of 18 to be prescribed anti-depressants and referred to mental health apps with numbers soaring after COVID-19.

NICE guidelines state that anti-depressants should not be prescribed to children under the age of 18 unless they are in regular talking therapy and under the care of the psychiatrist.   Unfortunately, this is often not the case and as children continue to sit on waiting lists their mental health deteriorates.

Hypnotherapy is recognised by the National Health Service (NHS) and the Professional Standards Authority (the UK Parliamentary regulator for healthcare) as a treatment option to help children overcome many long-term conditions.  The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) also agree with the NHS that “early interventions are crucial for ensuring the best possible outcome for children.”

By the use of hypnotherapy, children and adolescents can change habits, gain focus and attention as well as improving physical symptoms.  By creating new pathways and learning new skills hypnotherapy is a scientifically proven therapy helping your child’s brain to rewire and start to figure out how to achieve their goal.   Hypnosis provides a focused attention and therefore your child has the capability to respond to suggestions.  It is important to understand that during hypnosis your child will be aware of what is going on and cannot be made to do anything that they do not want to do.

Issues that can benefit from hypnosis are:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Nail biting
  • Bedwetting
  • Behaviour issues
  • Body image
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Grief and loss
  • Headaches
  • Motivation
  • Pain Management
  • School/sports performance
  • Exam related stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Social anxiety
  • OCD
  • Fear of the dark and other phobias

The number of sessions will vary from child to child often benefits can be seen in a relatively short time frame.  By listening to the child and engaging their imagination in a supported safe environment they are able to make long term change.

Founder of Mynd Hypnotherapy Karen holds an enhanced DBS and is fully insured to work with both adults and children.

  • Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
  • The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
  • Registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH)

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