I offer hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety, phobias, quit smoking and other issues around mind body healing and transformation.
Location: Cocoon, 39c Station Rd, Holmfirth HD9 1AB
Becky is passionate about living life to the full and helping other people to do the same. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can change lives. Becky believes in treating the whole person and that treatment should be tailored to the individual. She is an imaginative, creative and caring therapist with a calm and relaxing manner, providing a safe and reassuring environment for her clients.
Becky had CFS/ME for 12 years before doing the Lightning Process, which uses hypnotherapy and NLP among other techniques, to make a full recovery. Therefore, she knows the power of hypnotherapy first hand. Mindfulness techniques were also instrumental in her recovery.
Becky trained with Chrysalis in Hypnotherapy, obtaining a distinction. She is also a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She is a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher, having trained with Bangor University in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and integrates this approach in both her life and work. Due to this background Becky is excellent at working with people to combat stress and anxiety.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes is becoming more “main-stream” but there is still much ignorance about it. Hypnotherapy is not the same as the stage hypnosis you see on television; it is a gentle and non-invasive technique. Hypnosis focuses the mind whilst a person is in a state of relaxation. The relaxation of mind and body has the effect of turning attention inward and awakening the senses. Under hypnosis attention becomes more focused, just as a magnifying glass can concentrate the sun’s rays to become powerful enough to start a fire. A person will have a heightened awareness of internal sensations, and as this happens awareness of the external environment and everyday concerns is reduced. Therapeutic suggestions can be made to the person’s powerful sub-conscious and through these, changes to behaviour and thought patterns can be made, allowing the person to achieve their full potential. Hypnotherapy has many useful applications for both psychological and physical issues.
To find out more:
or read Waterfield R. (2004) Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis, Pan Books
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is, at its heart, simply paying attention to what is. Being rather than doing, absorbed in the moment just like a small child.
Kabat-Zinn suggests there are & attitudes that form the foundation of mindfulness practice:
Mindfulness can be helpful in dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, pain and illness, as well as other aspects of life such as relationships or with children.
MBSR stands for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. This programme, lasting eight weeks, was pioneered and developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970s in Massachusetts to treat people with chronic health conditions. Although it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, it is a secular meditation programme. Its great success has led to a growing interest in Mindfulness and recent neuroscientific research supports its many benefits.
No, you will only tell me what you want me to know. You are always in control and I am not a mind reader!
No, for a start it would be unethical! You are always in control during a hypnotherapy session.
No, although some people do fall asleep sometimes. You will feel very relaxed. You may also think time has passed quickly and feel your conscious mind drifting.