If you are looking for a hypnotherapist near east London, this article will introduce some frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy and how a hypnotherapist works. I work in King’s Cross, which is in easy reach of East London. For more about my hypnotherapy services, click here. Perhaps you have goggled ‘hypnotherapist east London’ or perhaps just were looking for help with a particular problem. Here I will explain about how I work and also provide some background information and history about East London and the King’s Cross area.
Hypnotherapist East London: What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a technique that uses the hypnotic state, which enables changes in perception and memory, a major increase in response to suggestion, and the potential for managing many physiologic functions that are usually involuntary. Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked or ignored. In this naturally occurring state and with the help of a trained therapist, the person may focus his or her attention on specific thoughts or tasks.
What background does a hypnotherapist have?
As a hypnotherapist near East London, I am fully qualified and insured. Hypnotherapy is performed by a licensed or certified healthcare professional. As with other hypnotherapist, I am specially trained in this technique. The decision whether or not to use hypnotherapy in a clinical setting as a sole treatment or as an add-on treatment in psychotherapy should be made in consultation with a qualified professional who is trained in the use and limitations of hypnotherapy.
How can I benefit from seeing a hypnotherapist near East London?
Hypnotherapy is usually considered as a very powerful tool for change. I can stand alone or might aid psychotherapy. At my King’s Cross hypnotherapy practice I use it both as a treatment in itself and in conjunction with other techniques, for example CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). Hypnotherapy helps with psychotherapy because the hypnotic state allows a person to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories that may be hidden from the conscious mind. As a hypnotherapist, based in East London, I also support people to better perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.
Hypnotherapy can be used in two ways:
Suggestion therapy: The hypnotic state helps you better able to respond to suggestions. Hypnosis can help a people change certain behaviours, such as stopping smoking, hair pulling or nail-biting. It can also help change perceptions and sensations, which can be particularly useful in treating addictions such as smoking or pain or chronic conditions such as IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome).
Analysis (hypnotherapy): This approach uses the relaxed state to find the root cause of a disorder or symptom. This type of hypnotherapy has been used at my East London hypnotherapist practice. It can help with issues such as a traumatic past event that a person has hidden in his or her unconscious memory. Once the trauma is revealed, it can be addressed in psychotherapy or other talking tools such as CBT.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy in East London?
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for several conditions such as:
- Phobias, fears, and anxiety.
- Sleep disorders.
- Post-trauma anxiety.
- Grief and loss.
As a hypnotherapist in London, I have helped people at my East London practice with pain control and to overcome habits, such as quitting smoking or overeating. Hypnotherapy can also be helpful for a person with severe symptoms or in need of crisis management.
Are there any drawbacks to hypnotherapy?
As an East London hypnotherapist, I have helped many different people. However, hypnotherapy might not be appropriate for a person who has psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. Performing hypnotherapy is not advised if someone is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It should be used for pain control only after a doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment.
Some therapists use hypnotherapy to recover repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental disorder. However, something to bear in mind is that hypnotherapy may pose a risk for creating false memories. That is to say that if an individual is working with an untrained hypnotherapist and unintended suggestions are transmitted. For this reason, using hypnotherapy for certain mental disorders, such as dissociative disorders, remains controversial.
Are you a hypnotherapist or a showman?
Frequently people has misconceptions about hypnotherapy based on TV shows or movies. As hypnotherapist in Eat London, I can assure you that hypnotherapy is a safe procedure, since I am a trained therapist. Hypnotherapy is certainly not mind control or brainwashing. A hypnotherapist cannot make a person do something embarrassing or something the person does not want to do.
Hypnotherapist East London: Area history
Now that I have outlined a few important questions about hypnotherapy, here is some historical information about the area in which I practice, King’s Cross, close to East London. Indeed the area now known as King’s Cross lies approximately 2 km north-west of the ancient Roman settlement of Londonium. Roman remains suggest it may have been the site of the famous battle between Queen Boudicca and Roman invaders. The story is told that the final resting place of Boudicca, the warrior queen of the Iceni, is under Platform nine at King’s Cross Station. However this is not certain!
Boudicca ended up there following her last battle with the Romans in AD 61. A mission of Roman monks arrived in Essex in AD 597 with the relics of the martyr saint St Pancras. Their mission was to convert Britain to Christianity. The monks then built a church where St Pancras Old Church is found today. This therefore makes the site one of the oldest places of Christian worship found in Europe.
If we fast forward to the 18th century, a map from 1745 shows the King’s Cross area as simply open fields with Pancras Road (formerly King’s Road) as a traditional route out of London to the north.
Euston Road, also known as ‘The New Road’ until 1857, was completed in 1756. Local buildings were generally poor quality terraced houses and also included the Small Pox Hospital, which was built in 1793-4, and the Fever Hospital, which was completed in 1802.
With East London docks not far, 1820 saw the completion of the Regent’s Canal. This linked King’s Cross and East London to the major industrial cities found in the north of England. As well as factories of all descriptions, by the end of 1850s, the construction of residential buildings was well underway.
As we move to the twentieth century, war and the Nationalisation of 1948, meant that the transport of freight by rail saw a steady and profound decline. The area went from being an industrial and distribution hub to an quiet and underused site. Many of the previously busy buildings were now vacant and derelict. It was really the twenty first century that brought a revival to the area. Indeed to much of East London as well. East London, like King’s Cross moved from an industrial centre, with poor and working class residents, to be gentrified and now attract trendy bars and more affluent residents. This of course may have been detrimental for existing communities, though with changes in industry, moving to technology, East London in particular saw enormous changes.
July 2001 saw the start of construction work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the restoration and extension of the old St Pancras Station. The area around King’s Cross has benefited from great investment, including over £2.5 billion on transport infrastructure alone. The area has also seen an incredible influx of investment into world-class buildings including the Francis Crick Institute and King’s Place. These and other changes acted as a catalyst for even more development and have helped change perceptions of King’s Cross.
You can’t mention King’s Cross without also mentioning the famous Harry Potter connection, of course. As all fans of J.K. Rowling’s world famous bestselling series will know, it’s at King’s Cross station where the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry go to catch the train to school. It’s Platform 9 and half from where the Hogwarts Express leaves.
Harry Potter and his friends go to the platform, by running through a brick wall situated between platforms 9 and 10. Today, in the real King’s Cross station, platforms 9 and 10 are separated by tracks. However you can find a platform 9¾ on the wall in the station concourse. It’s a famous London landmark!