As a regular Prime Studio attender, you recognise the importance of exercise to improve strength, physical fitness and well-being. However, our minds are often overlooked. By exercising your brain and mind you can strengthen your mental and emotional capabilities too, leading to a complete package of fitness.
It may be that you have been struggling with stress or anxiety, low self-esteem, fear or phobias, anger, lack of motivation, disturbed sleep or have some negative habits such as emotional eating or drinking too much alcohol. Whatever the issue, a bespoke treatment plan will help you find meaningful alternatives to your present ways of thinking, feeling or behaving, making you mentally stronger and promoting your personal development.
There may be an aspect of your life that you wish to change but something keeps stopping or sabotaging your best intentions. Hypnotherapy helps to disrupt, reframe or eliminate unwanted patterns by addressing them at source, in this case the subconscious mind, at the same time it will replace or introduce new positive or supportive patterns. Hypnosis combined with therapeutic and psychological techniques allows me, as your therapist, to access the infinite resources of your subconscious mind to bring about the therapeutic changes you desire.
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to live their lives. It describes the fundamental dynamics between mind and language and how that affects our bodies and behaviour. It can be further described as the process by which subjective change occurs through the use of language and brain conditioning. Negative, limiting, unhelpful thoughts and processes are changed into positive helpful cognitions allowing the resolution of problems to be achieved quickly and easily.These techniques can help you gain the confidence to succeed in many areas or activities. For example, you can visualise yourself being successful at public speaking or a sporting event, or overcome issues that are stopping you from doing what you want, such as flying or travelling. As your therapist, we would work together to enable you to plan and achieve your desired outcome.
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy first developed in the 1980s. Certain eye movements or other form of bilateral stimulation (BLS) have been shown to reduce the negative thoughts, feelings and emotions associated with unpleasant memories. EMDR was originally introduced as an effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). More recently this innovative technique has been shown to be of value in the treatment of depression, phobias and many other issues.The mind processes memory all the time, however some memories, usually of adverse events, might be incompletely processed. This results in recurrent triggering of distressing thoughts, feelings and images. Whilst we can't erase unpleasant memories, the process of Eye Movement Desensitisation Processing (EMDR) can detach the memory from the disturbing experience, significantly reducing any associated distress.
Mindfulness is the state of bringing attention to the present moment in time, with balance and equanimity, without judgement or criticism, being compassionate with yourself.
A regular mindfulness strategy leads to physical and psychological benefits such as:
- Increased experience of calm and relaxation
- Higher levels of energy
- Increased self-confidence and self-acceptance
- More self-compassion and compassion for others
- Helps manage against stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and addiction