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The Tool Kit

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Hypnotherapy uses Hypnosis to induce a deep state of relaxation, during which our unconscious minds are htive to new or alternative perspectives and ideas.

The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually Clinical Hypnosisresponsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.

When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In some forms of hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones.

During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist's suggestion may help convince you that you will not like the taste of cigarettes in the future. Some people respond better to hypnotic suggestion than others.

There are several stages of hypnosis:

  • Reframing the problem

  • Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)

  • Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)

  • Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist's suggestions)

  • Returning to usual awareness

  • Reflecting on the experience

What Happens During A Visit

During your first visit, you will be asked about your medical history and what brought you in -- what condition you would like to address. The hypnotherapist may explain to you what hypnosis is and how it works. You will then be directed through relaxation techniques, using a series of mental images and suggestions intended to change behaviors and relieve symptoms. For example, people who have panic attacks may be given the suggestion that, in the future, they will be able to relax whenever they want. You will be taught you the basics of self-hypnosis and be given a CD to use at home so you can reinforce what you learn during the session.

How many treatments will I need?

Being The Best You Can  combines hypnotherapy with TFT, NLP and the principles of CBT. Each session lasts between an hour and an hour and a half, and most people start to see results in 1 and 4 sessions.



Brainworking Recursive Therapy

‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Technique®'. It is a scientifically based odel of both psychology and psychotherapy, created by UK therapist, Terence Watts. The methodology benefits from being 90% content free, meaning that it does not require you to reveal deeply personal information or spend many hours describing your problem.  It  is carried out in a completely conscious state and the work is based on some key questions.  It is a completely logical and straight forward, only requiring you to know what you want to change in your life for it be completely successful. 

BWRT® gets its name from the way the brain works, in its ability to be continually reassessing the environment and making adjustments as necessary, utilising the treatment through the adjustments made to thinking lead to fast-acting but long-term change. BWRT is the chosen preferred treatment for PTSD in South Africa and is used widely by the Military and Police.  NHS trials began in the UK but were interrupted due to COVID.  

How does it work?
The principle of the technique is taking a  bad habit or emotional reaction to an issue and replacing it with a preferred outcome. Very few people realise that when faced with any situation, your mind has already made a decision about how to react BEFORE you  consciously aware  and have a chance to intervene – which is why you’ll find yourself repeatedly getting frustrated with a situation and thinking ‘why did I do that?” after you did it!

BWRT®  is a grounded, science-based, methodology that deals with uncomfortable emotional or psychological triggers before you are even aware of them.  Whilst many techniques work on the response after it has been generated,  BWRT® deals with the problem at its source, before it enters the conscious mind. This leaves you feeling better and reacting in a more appropriate way. BWRT® is very fast and highly effective often only needing between 1 and 2 sessions. 

What can it be used for?

Anxiety, trauma, phobias, self-esteem, addictions, weight loss, depression, imposter syndrome,  and so much more. BWRT is the chosen preferred treatment for PTSD in South Africa and is used widely by the Military and Police.  

NHS trials began in the UK but were interrupted due to COVID.  

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Neuro Linguistic Programming- Software for the brain

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) has been described as a software manual for the brain. It is a proven model for accelerating human change and is used as a means to improve the way we think, feel and behave.

Ultimately, NLP is a model of communication that focuses on identifying and using patterns of language and thought to influence a person's behavior. It offers a definition of how the brain works (neuro), about how language interacts with the brain (linguistic) and how we use this interaction to get the results we want for ourselves and others (programming).

NLP was initially created by linguist Dr John Grinder and computer scientist and Gestalt therapist Dr Richard Bandler. Together they produced a linguistic model that identified the language patterns of a few exceptionally gifted individuals such as hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, Fritz Perls of Gestalt therapy and anthropologist Gregory Bateson.

The collection of their findings, a blend of cognitive and behavioral science, resulted in the technology known as Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 25+ years since it was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it continues to do so today.

Being The Best You Can uses NLP to help you achieve fast and long lasting change. Through removing limiting beliefs, irradiating unwanted behaviors and relieving anxiety and stress, you get more of what you really want, whether in relationships, in business or generally in life.

NLP is  fast and long lasting treatment of wide range of problems, including: Confidence building, weight management, phobias, fears, addictions and a lot more.

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Live The Dream

The word coaching literally means to transport a person from one place to another .  NLP coaching is about not only making changes but also continuous improvement in life. When talking about achieving something, it is a dream, but if you plan it is possible, Coaching can employ various methods to help a client achieve goals whether in their personal or professional life. A coach will look to increase your positive beliefs, encourage you to be decisive and set out a clear direction of how to achieve what they want from life. This is done by understanding your not’s current situation, discussing personal attitudes to life and motivating you to set and achieve goals.  Coaching helps you see beyond where you are today to what you can become tomorrow by working on your belief and value system. 

When coaching is combined with NLP we have a very powerful; tool, it allows us to alter the neural networks that dictate the way we think and act. A person will associate certain words or phrases with negative feelings and behavior and by changing these words, people can effectively start reprogramming the neural networks for a more positive life. Progress can then be made in achieving specific goals or overcoming particular issues.  

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Thought Field Therapy

Discovered and developed by clinical psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan PhD, Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is an innovative and rapidly effective form of psychotherapy, already in use in a number of NHS Trusts.

In a typical treatment acupuncture meridian points are tapped with the fingers in a precise sequence whilst the individual focuses their thoughts on their emotional problem. Most people notice an immediate and dramatic improvement in the way they feel following its application.

TFT is best described as an “Information Therapy” in that the meridian points on the body are being used in much the same way as a computer programmer uses a keyboard to bring about change in a computer’s software.

The exact mechanism of TFT’s action remains unknown, but finger tapping of meridian points on the body appears to break the connection between triggering thoughts / perceptions and the troublesome emotional response, analogous to the deactivation of a computer program by the input of a “delete” command.

Following successful TFT treatment, the individual is still able to experience the relevant emotion, whatever that may be, but now only in appropriate situations. The disappearance of the sufferer’s ability to reactivate their emotional problem is also often accompanied by significant cognitive change.

TFT has also undergone considerable “field testing” in the most challenging of situations. In October 2001, for example, Dr. Shkelzen Syla, Chief of Staff with authority over all medical decisions in Kosova, officially adopted TFT as the treatment of choice for those with PTSD in the region. This followed a 100% successful supervised clinical trial.

It is important to state that the procedures do not work on everyone nor for every problem. However, research has indicated that in excess of 75% of individuals undergoing TFT can expect to obtain the enduring resolution they seek. 

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The way we think and how we deal with our thoughts plays a major part in our mental health. Mindfulness meditation is a mind-body based, approach that helps people change the way they think and feel about their experiences.  

Mindfulness can be a life-changing way to change our thoughts and feelings positively. Making us more aware of them instead of allowing them to overwhelm us.  

Scientific Research shows the benefits of regular Mindfulness Meditation includes:

  • Decrease in anxiety, depression and irritability

  • Reduction in Chronic stress

  • Better and more fulfilled relationships

  • Helps reduce the impact of serious conditions such as chronic pain and Cancer

  • Can help relieve drug and alcohol dependence

  • Lowering blood pressure

  • Boost the immune system leading to better health and vitality 

Mindfulness is not a religion it is just a form of mental training.  It isn’t complicated or need to take up a lot of time, just a little patience.  It can be learnt in a group or in a one to one coaching format in person or by video call

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