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Heal's Therapeutic Approach - Mindfulness, C.B.T, & Hypnotherapy

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Not all therapies are made the same.

At Heal, we take a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach. Combining various techniques from Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T), we tailor comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plans to help clients manage and overcome a wide range of emotional and mental health issues.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies

Since the 1970’s, clinical psychology and psychiatry have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness practice for helping individuals experiencing a variety of psychological conditions.

“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges when paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally to things as they are.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the process of bringing one’s attention to our thoughts, feelings and emotions occurring in the present moment through the practice of meditation.

We use elements from both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as part of our treatment plans to help clients achieve their goals and live life to the full.

Mindfulness-based approaches are used to treat clients with a range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Habits & Addiction
  • Panic Attacks
  • Recurrent Depression
  • Relationship Breakdown
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Substance Misuse
  • Workplace Stress

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is treatment for anxiety without the use of medication. The 8-week evidence-based programme offers secular, intensive mindfulness training including techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mindfulness exercises to assist people with stress, anxiety and pain. After engaging in an MBSR course, participants have reported feeling less anxious, more energised and engaged in their work, as well as sleeping better and displaying fewer physical symptoms of stress.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) was designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurrent depression. MBCT is an adaptation of MBSR that uses the same basic format and structure, combining mindfulness exercises like meditation, breathing techniques and stretching, with elements from cognitive therapy to help break the negative thought patterns that are characteristic of recurrent depression.

MBCT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for people who suffer from recurrent episodes of depression. Evidence shows that MBCT can, on average, reduce the risk of relapse of recurrent depression by 43% (Mark et al, 2014).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a short-term, problem-orientated and intensive approach to help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.

It was created to work as a highly-structured, pragmatic and quick approach that helped people understand their problems and resolve them easily by breaking them down into 5 main areas. Treatment focusses on demonstrating how these areas are all interconnected and how their interaction can interfere with our lives and affect emotions and behaviours.

The 5 main areas are:

  • Situations
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical Feelings
  • Actions

At Heal, we integrate techniques from CBT with Hypnotherapy, delivering Hypno-CBT to clients alongside Mindfulness-Based interventions to help them achieve their everyday breakthroughs.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been used over the years to treat a variety of psychological and physical symptoms. It is a straightforward, ‘down to earth’ therapy in which hypnosis is used to produce deep relaxation, which not only dramatically reduces levels of stress and anxiety but also increases an individual’s ability to respond to positive suggestions.

At Heal, we use an advanced branch of hypnotherapy, Hypno-CBT, which moves beyond the traditional approach of direct suggestion for symptom removal. It integrates concepts and techniques from CBT and Hypnotherapy to create highly structured and goal orientated treatment plans. For this reason, it is probably one of the shortest forms of psychological therapies, with the average number of sessions being between 4-6.

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5 MONTHS A NON-SMOKER

I had wanted to give up for ages but always failed until I came across this treatment.

Before treatment my day was geared around when I was going to have a cigarette and I would rush home sometimes to have one or rearrange my day around them. I only smoked when I was alone as I felt ashamed and the smell upset others. I can honestly say that the Stop-in-seven treatment was excellent and the support wonderfully reassuring. It was all encompassing about how one was making oneself ill but also encouraging about how much better one would feel after giving up. One of the hardest aspects of the week was when we had to change the brand of cigarette. Oh how I craved for my own brand of cigarette I had smoked for 30 years. As I write this I think I can now call myself a non-smoker and it is amazing I have given up. I had wanted to give up for ages but always failed until I came across this treatment. Physically I don’t cough anymore and I can smell better and am eating healthier and enjoying it more. Emotionally I feel stronger clearer and realise I am proud of myself for eventually stopping the habit which I never thought I would. I would recommend Stop-in7 treatment to anyone trying to stop smoking. It is well organised extremely supportive and it works. Thank you.

Gill, Brighton
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6 WeEKS A NON-SMOKER

I have tried various methods including hypnosis sessions previously, but to no avail.

Alex, I just wanted to take a moment to contact you. Since taking your Stop Smoking course It’s been a revelation ! It’s not even like I am an ex-smoker… I am a NON SMOKER ! I literally have not had a single thought about wanting to have a smoke ! For years on and off I have stopped and started again.. The lead up to the main event and the fact that the videos are available after the main session have proven to be just what is needed ! I have tried various methods including hypnosis sessions previously, but to no avail. So I just wanted to say a big thank you from me and my wife.

Peter, Hartford
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