Sharon Dyke, Hypnotherapist in Taunton
Sharon Dyke
Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in Taunton
T: 07766 250 113


Let’s find solutions


Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in Taunton, Somerset

Whatever the cause, you no longer have to experience symptoms of anxiety, depression or anger. You might not be able to change events, but you can change how you respond to them. You probably already know this, but often just knowing it isn’t enough to change your habitual patterns. That’s where I can help. We start with a hypnotherapy consultation at my practice in Taunton, where we will discuss a personal treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Moving forward with Hypnotherapy

My interest is in the future because that’s where I am going to spend the rest of my life

Charles F. Kettering said that, and it’s a great quote. This is a how Solution Focused Hypnotherapy approaches work too, in the sense that we don’t dwell on the past or on the external events that we can’t change, but we look to change how we think and feel about them and to find the solutions available to us now and in the future. This sounds simple enough, but it can be a challenge to achieve on our own.

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist I am trained to help you by using clinical hypnosis and psychotherapeutic techniques to tackle these challenges quickly and effectively. If you want to know more about how this works, then read on below and have a look at my How Hypnotherapy Works page. If you want to get started with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy straight away, then do just give me a call or drop me an email and we can arrange to have an inital chat about how I can help.


How Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you

You may already know how to get better. Logically, you may well know what actions or changes in attitude will resolve your problem. For example, you might know that being overweight may be resolved by eating differently and exercising more, or that stress is alleviated by taking time for relaxation. You may know that positive thinking, positive action and interaction leads to happiness, health and success, and helps us believe we can overcome any obstacle or difficulty. You also know that if you smoke, you can give up by not smoking cigarettes.

These kinds of solutions are widely expounded in self-help books and the media, and no doubt friends and relatives will offer similar advice. However, you may not be able to achieve the change you want to bring about by conscious will alone.

The conscious vs the subconscious mind

The issue is that the problem may not exist in your conscious, logical mind and so it cannot be controlled consciously. In fact, most irrational or overly emotional behaviour arises from the subconscious part of our minds and originates from either inappropriate, instinctive behaviour patterns or faulty programming learned as a child.

For example, people with anxiety or phobias display the instinctive characteristics of our flight or fight response - increasing their heart rate and making them hyperventilate and feel sick. Alternatively, conditioning in childhood may mean that we have an underlying belief that sweet foods are a source of comfort or reward. We may also have negative thought patterns that were copied from a depressed parent.

Using hypnotherapy to change subconscious patterns

Change needs to be driven by your subconscious. These subconscious patterns of behaviour lie in the part of our mind that responds to images rather than words, emotions rather than logic.

Once programmed, it is difficult to change these patterns, partly because conscious attempts rely on logic, a language the subconscious just doesn’t understand. In order to change we need to bypass logic and communicate to our subconscious in its own language.

I can help you do this using hypnosis, a focused state of attention that encourages the two minds to focus on the same thing. It’s a gentle but structured process that involves a lot of relaxation and some listening. If you want to ask any questions or if you feel ready to give hypnotherapy a chance then just get in touch.

Sharon Dyke, Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in Taunton
Sharon Dyke HPD, CBT (Hyp), SFBT (Hyp), SFBT Sup (Hyp), HG Dip, Cert Ed.
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