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Five simple ways to ensure your hypnotherapy lasts

lastingA well-known dog charity tells us that puppies are not just for Christmas but for life and ideally therapy is the same. Not just a quick fix that improves things for a while, but real and long-lasting change. But at some point, nearly everyone begins to wonder whether the results they’re getting while they're seeing me will last once their therapy is complete, and they are back out in the world without the routine, comfort and support of regular sessions. Will they be able to keep up the changes by themselves?

It's a natural enough thought, especially if change happens surprisingly fast. But I'm always happy to hear that clients are thinking in this way, because it shows that they understand that they are in charge and can take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

What can I do to make sure the changes last?

You may be asking this question because you're thinking of taking therapy, or because you are already doing so. Perhaps you have got some kind of help for your problem before and although it did get better, later on, you found yourself slipping back into the old ways.

If you have worries, it's best just to talk to me (or your own therapist if that's someone different) about them. After all, it’s no good quitting smoking or worrying less when you are seeing a hypnotherapist and then going back to the old routines when you stop. 

infographic - how to make sure your therapy lastsMaintaining the results after therapy ends

        1. Stay positive and focus on your successes. Avoid worrying constantly about your problems returning. That's like negative self-hypnosis – a repeated suggestion in your mind that things will go wrong, making it more likely to happen.
        2. Take a close look at exactly what you are doing differently now things have changed. Continue to do what you are doing which is so successful so you can keep doing it.
        3. Remember that therapy can't protect you against every situation that might arise in the future, we all have occasional bad days and stress. But if you continue to use the tools and techniques you learned in therapy you will deal with these times more quickly and effectively.
        4. Use those same techniques in as many situations as you can, often clients find there is a kind of ‘ripple effect’ where solving one problem makes it much easier to solve others as well.
        5. Make a promise to look after yourself mentally and physically every day for the rest of your life - and keep it. Improve your lifestyle choices around diet, sleep, and exercise, listen to a hypnosis audio, practise self-hypnosis or explore related techniques like meditation or mindfulness.

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deb180.square2Debbie Waller is a professional hypnotherapist, specialising in stress, anxiety and related issues. She also offers EMDR which is used for trauma, PTSD, phobias and OCD and publishes hypnotherapy-for-ibs.co.uk for those interested in using hypnotherapy to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Debbie owns a multi-accredited hypnotherapy school, Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training and offers further training for qualified therapists via CPD Expert. She is the author of Their Worlds, Your Words and The Hypnotherapist's Companion, editor and contributor to the online magazine Hypnotherapy Training & Practitioner, and co-author of The Hypnotherapy Handbook.

For more information on any of these services, phone 01977 678593. 

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Debbie Waller Hypnotherapy

The Loft Complementary Therapies, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2DB

Phone me: 01977 678593

Please note: Information on this site is for your guidance only and does not replace advice from a medical professional.

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