What kind of Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is an established complementary-health discipline that uses therapeutic techniques and the naturally occurring condition of trance to help with a range of medical and social conditions.
To help you make wanted deep changes, Summit offers a combination of hypnosis with a selection of respected therapeutic approaches taken from all the main psychological schools, such as Rogerian, Gestalt cognitive-behavioural therapies, and analytical. Additionally, NLP techniques are incorporated when useful giving clients the benefit of a very wide range of methods.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Through hypnosis, and working closely in partnership with your practitioner, trance allows you to get in touch with your unconscious, helping you to identify the root of the problem or a better solution. By looking to a changed and positive future, research shows you promote success by re-routing your brain's neural pathways!
Hypnotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of needs, particularly in regards to Health and Well-being, as a treatment on its own or combined with Life Coaching or NLP. If through fatigue or loss of confidence your "get up and go has got up and gone" or your "va-va-voom more of a phut, phut, phut", we'll work together in the first instance to put you back in touch with your core essence and pulse.
You can read what even sceptical clients have said about its value on the About/Testimonials Page for its use in weight-management, sleep problems, pain management, low-self esteem and loss of confidence after relationships difficulties. Other successes include tackling over-drinking, gambling, low mood, stress, fears, injury recovery and more.
Working with Summit
Audrey offers an initial FREE phone consultation or to meet in the West End of Edinburgh for a coffee so you feel at ease when you start treatment. Please go to the CONTACT page for information. Audrey is a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) and works to their professional standard, ensuring confidentiality, confidence, competence and safety. She holds the respected Post-Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in Hypnotherapy from the West of London University; a course promoted by the BSCH.
Please refer to the Testimonials posted in the "About" page along with information about T&Cs and Fees.
Examples of Hypnotherapy treatments
Habit-breaking / Sleep problems
Smoking cessation (one or two appointments), over-drinking, nail biting, insomnia (sleep hygiene, relaxation and self-hypnosis), Night Terrors, teeth-grinding/bruxism.
Assertiveness Training / Confidence Building
A mix of Hypnotherapy and NLP activities, helping with self-esteem and confidence building. These enabling you to access a more powerful way of being quickly. Useful after relationship breakdown etc.
Coaching for sport achievements. Audrey has a particular knowledge of competitive horse riding and skiing and takes part in other sports.
Promoting Healing / Injury Rehabilitation or Illness Recovery
Research supports use of relaxation and guided imagery for a speedier recovery. Techniques for pain control.
It is an enabling and constructive aid, addressing underlying issues and developing beneficial life-long habits to regain and maintain a healthy weight. Techniques include virtual gastric band if needed.
Stammering / Public Speaking / Interview Preparation
An approach to improve stammering through developing relaxation, desensitisation, confidence and assertiveness. Preparation for presentations and interviews including Hypnotherapy to relax and build confidence plus NLP techniques to use on the day so you arrive at your best. Audrey's speech and language therapy skills combines well with this work with proven outcomes.
Stress Management / Depression / Over-drinking
Gaining insight, relaxation techniques and healthy life-style management including help with over-drinking, anxiety, low mood and work-life balance tips. Testimonials show good outcomes.
In accordance with the BSCH, a case history and medical background is taken for all hypnotherapy clients to ensure suitability for therapy. The practitioner is not trained to work with those with severe asthma, epilepsy or a serious heart condition. If this applies to you, please contact the BSCH for a suitable medically qualified hypnotherapist. Research shows that those diagnosed on the autistic spectrum do not benefit from the treatment. If you are taking medication for depression, please mention this when making the appointment. Some treatments require your GP’s permission. Children from 7 years may be considered for hypnotherapy. Please see a variety of Testimonials on the "About" page.