Welcome to Houghton Hypnotherapy, a professional and experienced Hypnotherapy practice run by Helen Houghton, a fully qualified practitioner of Analytical Hypnotherapy, dedicated to delivering a person centered, eclectic, confidential and non-judgemental form of therapy, based on the safe use of Hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy combines the safe and extremely relaxing process of Hypnosis with a therapy that enables you to make positive changes in your life.
This unique and highly successful therapy gives you the ability to use the power of your mind to relieve symptoms and change behaviour by addressing the root cause of the problem.
Areas of expertise include Anxiety, Stress, Panic attacks, Fears and Phobias e.g. Emetophobia (Fear of being sick), Depression, High Blood Pressure, Social Anxiety, Shy Bladder, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Weight Loss, Easy Smoking Cessation.
Whether you suffer from a fear of flying, desperately want to give up smoking , lose those pounds that seem to hang on whatever you do, constantly live with an anxiety or phobia that just won't go away, or maybe you are extremely anxious about having an operation, you have the potential to overcome these challenges and I can help you do it easily.
This site has useful links and information on Hypnosis, the therapies offered, some of the symptoms that can be helped and the fees charged.
Houghton Hypnotherapy practice is in Saxilby near Lincoln which is easily reached from Lincoln, Gainsborough, Retford, Worksop, Newark, Grantham and surrounding areas.
Helen is a registered practitioner of the IAEBP - The International Association for Evidence Based Psychotherapy and the Past Life Regression Association.
All therapies are person centered to provide the best solution for each individual. I spend as much time as the client needs on the explanation of each therapy in the free initial consultation enabling the client to feel fully informed and confident in the solutions suggested.
Approaches used include:
During our life we may find that we have an increasing feeling of being out of control, maybe feel that there is something wrong but however hard we try and whatever we do to try to resolve this feeling it remains, making us feel worthless. It's a feeling that's hard to explain but non the less it's there and invariably impacts on our life in one way or another.
This feeling that there is something inside us but outside our control may be the effect of bottled up emotion which is hidden away looking for a means of escape. This form of therapy seeks to find and release that cause and hence the symptoms should disappear . Emotional problems respond particularly well to Analytical Hypnotherapy. This is done in a safe, secure way under Hypnosis enabling the client to uncover the cause in their own time - just a natural purging resulting in the client leaving behind their anxiety enabling them to be free to unlock their potential. It's often described as the final piece of the jigsaw.
Analytical Hypnotherapy usually takes about 6 - 12 sessions, once a week for approximately an hour.
Suggestion Therapy (sometimes called Clinical Hypnosis)
Suggestion Therapy seeks to use the power of positive suggestion to enhance, motivate or change behaviour and is ideally suited to such things as:
Healthy eating regimes
Alleviating fear (e.g. public speaking, flying, injections, visits to the dentist etc.)
During each session you will be relaxed into a calm, light hypnotic state where you will be wide awake and fully in control and you will be given suggestions that will affect your behaviour/feelings once you are out of the hypnotic state - hence the term 'post-hypnotic suggestion'.
Suggestion therapy can be very effective, but the results are only temporary. It is particularly useful when short-term benefits are needed, and only one or two sessions would be required—with perhaps a booster session at a later date.
For Stop Smoking Therapy or Weight Management, Suggestion Therapy is combined with a powerful cognitive therapy to form a long term solution - see the relevant sections below.
This powerful programme focuses on the individual. It provides valuable insight allowing personal growth and development, promoting positive change helping the individual to regain control over their life.
During times of significant change, when current coping strategies and mechanisms become redundant and a feeling of being completely out of control takes over, spiralling emotions, anxiety, panic attacks and stress become overwhelming. Rational thinking and everyday functioning become difficult.
Change Therapy can help you to find balance and regain control of your life. It is extremely effective in helping individuals dealing with bereavement, facing redundancy, leaving school or university, coping with a new job or any other significant change.
This usually requires 2 - 6 sessions depending on the individual circumstances.
Stress Management Training
A preventative and empowering approach.
Stress is the emotional, physiological and psychological effects caused by a build up of either internally or externally generated mental pressure. Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. Our response is something we can change.
Who is the training aimed at?
Firstly any individual who has experienced or who is currently experiencing the many signs and symptoms of stress including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, feeling powerless or out of control, anger, irritability, dependence on alcohol, cigarettes, poor memory, indecision and numerous aches and pains.
Secondly anyone who works alongside or manages an individual who is prone to stress. The ability to recognise the symptoms of stress in others enables individuals to be proactive and supportive which leads to a smarter more efficient working environment.
Stress will manifest itself in a myriad of ways, but remember, we all need an amount of stress in our lives to be able to survive, to be able to do our jobs, and to give us the will and the energy to cope with the excitement of life.
Stress is not only helpful and necessary, it is a positive force in our life.
This Stress Management Training will gives you the tools and knowledge to combat the negative effects of stress over 4 sessions.
Stop Smoking Therapy
Stop smoking easily in a couple of hours by learning how to use the power of your subconscious mind
• No grumpiness, conflict or negative feelings
• No need for patches, gum or tablets etc
• See yourself as a non smoker
A powerful approach to take back control easily.
This therapy is individually tailored providing a powerful, common sense and practical experience, that puts you back in control of your thoughts, impulses and beliefs about smoking - making it very easy to become a proud non smoker.
If you are a smoker and genuinely want to stop then this is the therapy for you.
• Are you unhappy with your weight?
• Are you constantly looking for that perfect diet?
• Does your weight yoyo?
• Do you struggle with motivation and maintaining will power?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES then it's time to try a new direction...read on.
All too often low self esteem, lack of confidence and anxiety can undermine the strongest of will power causing any attempts to lose weight to fail sooner or later. I prefer to focus on gaining the ideal weight and shape rather than losing excess weight as the subconscious mind will always try to regain anything that you lose - even if you desperately want to lose it!
I offer two solutions for gaining your ideal weight and shape:
Suggestion therapy individually tailored to your specific circumstances but aiming to focus on both the conscious mind giving you valuable tools to ensure you achieve success and on the subconscious mind (using the relaxing form of hypnosis) which will have a subtle yet profound affect on your conscious efforts. This usually takes 2 to 3 sessions, each session lasting about 1 hour.
Analytical Therapy provides a solution for individuals who suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem or who just don't feel right. It can be summarised briefly as a therapeutic technique in which a client is relaxed into hypnosis, and using free-association, sets out to release and resolve bottled-up emotions, conflicts and anxieties. This therapy seeks to find and release the cause and hence the symptoms will disappear. If the excessive eating is triggered by emotional problems then by releasing the emotion the drive to eat excessively will recede.
Analytical Hypnotherapy usually takes about 8-10 sessions, once a week for about an hour.
Past Life Regression Therapy.
Whilst using Regression Techniques on clients I became increasingly interested in the ability of some clients who appeared to be experiencing recollections from a totally different era.
This interest lead me to study further into the subject of Past Life Regression with the Past Life Therapists Association.
Clients differ tremendously in their reasons for wanting to undertake Past Life Regression. These reasons include general curiosity, a feeling or knowing that they have been here before or they feel they have a connection with a stranger, a spontaneous recall and want to know more, historical obsession, vivid dreams or issues that they seem unable to get to the bottom of.
Whatever your beliefs, I offer a completely non-judgemental environment for you to safely and enjoyably explore and discover your Past Lives.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation which can take place at the practice or by telephone, the choice is yours. This enables you to meet me, find out about the different types of therapy and more importantly to see if you feel we can work together. There is absolutely no obligation, treat it as a fact-finding mission.
12 Warwick Close
Lincoln LN1 2FT
Tel: 07841 451915