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Do you have a limitation that has been holding you back from living your life to the full?
Do you feel frustrated by a psychological problem that, no matter how a hard you try, plagues you from time to time?
Are you suffering from stress, fear, anxiety or some form of phobia?
Would you like to stop smoking or lose weight?
Or would you like to improve your performance in a sport?

For some time now Hypnosis has proved to be one of the most effective treatments for psychological problems, unwanted behaviours and sports development. Add in the powerful techniques of Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP) and you have a therapeutic treatment that can improve and, most of the time, completely alleviate psychological problems.

Steven Burns has had extensive NLP and hypnosis training and nearly 10 years experience helping people overcome limitations, psychological problems and unwanted behaviours.

He is happy to help you overcome the following problems: 

  • Stop smoking
  • Unnecessary fear, anxiety and stress
  • Phobias
  • Feelings of panic
  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Weight Loss
  • Sports performance
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Exam nerves
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Sexual problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Excessive worry
  • Alcohol problems
  • Anger management
  • Shyness and social anxiety

How many sessions will I require?

The number of sessions required to alleviate a problem depends on each person's individual situation. You will experience changes and improvements within the first session and normally the problem will be overcome within 3 to 5 sessions. The therapeutic process, however, is more than just 'problem fixing', as each session progresses you will find yourself generally heading in a new, more positive direction in life. The sessions will last for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours and you will make deep insights and breakthroughs during each session.

What if the problem is 'deep rooted' or something I've had for a long time?

It doesn't make any difference. When people say that a problem is 'deep rooted' it just means that they have been playing over a negative pattern for a long time and have got exceptionally good at it. At the end of the day, though, it is still just a negative pattern and all negative patterns can be changed through NLP and hypnotic interventions.

How is the therapeutic process structured?

The first part of the therapeutic process will involve detailed information gathering about your problem and situation. This will involve answering a lot of questions aimed at both your conscious and unconscious mind and will provide you with deep insights into the nature of and solution to your problem.

The second part will involve several different interventions that will help you achieve significant psychological shifts and breakthroughs. These will involve NLP and hypnotic techniques. Steven will guide you through these interventions in a way that is easy to understand and profound at both the conscious and unconscious levels.

The third part will involve deep hypnotic trance work. This will create change at a deeply influential unconscious level and solidify those you have already made. It is also an amazingly relaxing experience and you will awaken renewed, fresh with a sense of vitality and optimism for the future.

The therapeutic process will take place over several sessions, usually between 3 to 5 sessions. You may, however, experience the change you desire within 1 or 2 sessions and you will always experience significant shifts during each session.   

Tell me about Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring, day dream like state of mind induced by a procedure called a hypnotic induction. When you enter a trance the conscious, normally critical part of the brain loosens and you are more open to suggestions at an influential, unconscious level. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis, hypnotherapy and the hypnotic state. some of the main ones are as follows:

Misconception One: When you go into trance you are 'zapped' or 'put under'
I'd like to re-emphasise the words naturally occurring that I used above because many people are mistakenly under the impression that when you are hypnotized you are transported into some weird, strange, un natural state or that you are in some way 'zapped' or 'put under'. This is completely un true. The hypnotic state is a naturally occurring state that we go in and out of at various times of the day. For example, have you ever drove your car to a routine destination then, when you get there, you can't fully remember the journey?  or have you ever entered a lift than, when the doors open, you get out and realise that you are not on the right floor? Those are both example of naturally occurring trance like states and all the hypnotherapist does is guide you back into a deeper version of that state through the use of language, stories, voice tone and non-verbal communication then put forward suggestions so that you get the changes that you want. Now this is obviously an over simplified version of what is a highly skilled therapeutic process but, as a general description it's pretty much what goes on during a hypnotic session.

Misconception two: Only certain people can be hypnotized
Again, simply not true. In the early days of hypnotherapy the hypnotherapist used what is called an authoritarian approach. That is , they just gave simple, direct suggestions to the client to go into a trance and then gave more direct suggestions for them to change. Now this method has it's uses but it has a problem. It was found that only roughly 30% of the population respond to this type of direct suggestion. The other 70% rejected what was being said both consciously and unconsciously so it was concluded that only a certain percentage of people responded to hypnosis. The modern day hypnotherapist now uses a blend of different hypnotic approaches which pretty much guarantees that the client will go into trance and make some powerful shifts at the unconscious level (assuming obviously that they have a reasonable level of skill). Also, as I stated above, hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that you go in and out of at various different times of the day so how is possible to not go into a state that you go in and out of regularly? it isn't.

Misconception three: The hypnotist has complete and utter control over the hypnotic subject.
Many people, after having watched a stage hypnosis show (and now Derren Brown!), believe that the hypnotist can get the subject to do anything they want them to. This, again, is a complete misconception. If the hypnotherapist puts forward a suggestion that does not fit with the clients unconscious then it will be rejected. Several years ago a study was carried out which attempted to convert a group of homosexuals to heterosexuality using hypnosis and guess failed miserably! Now you're probably thinking, but what about stage hypnosis? Surely that's an example where the hypnotist gets the subject to do a variety of unspeakable and undesirable things? actual fact...No it isn't...What happens with stage hypnosis is they ask for as many people as possible to come up on the stage and then they go through what is known as a 'selection process'. In other words they pick the ones that are highly suggestible and most likely to go along easily with what the hypnotist asks. Also, the very fact that the person has stepped onto the stage means psychologically that they have gave the hypnotist permission to do what they want. They also know its just a show and not real life so they are generally okay to let go and are more suggestible than normal. Hypnotherapy is different than this but can still produce magical results. By putting forward suggestions that fit with the client a deeply influential level the hypnotherapist can create some profound, long lasting change.    

Tell me about NLP

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming and was developed in the 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. It is a powerful body of information about how the mind works, how we change, think and feel. NLP is often referred as 'a conscious form of hypnosis' but this description isn't particularly accurate. NLP is a skill set that contains a wide range of psychological tools and techniques designed to get to the root of any problem and then, if appropriate change it. From an NLP Perspective people are never 'broken' or 'in need of being fixed', which was always the focus of traditional psychotherapy, they work perfectly. They may, however, be working perfectly in the wrong direction. NLP is about helping people change their own internal thought patterns, strategies and feelings in relation to certain aspects of their lives so that they can experience less negative emotions and inadequate results and more positive feelings and superior results. In the hands of a skilled NLP Coach or therapist you will experience change quickly at both the conscious and unconscious levels in a way much easier than you ever thought possible. Steven Burns has trained extensively in the field of NLP and, more importantly, has vast experience dealing with a whole host of different problems. Still only 32 years old he is now widely regarded as one of the most skilled NLP Coaches and therapists in Scotland.

I would like to know more

To find out how you can overcome any limitation that is stopping you from becoming a happier, healthier and more successful individual, click on the link below and fill in your details on the contact form. Alternatively, you can call Solutions in Mind on 01324 876470 or speak to Steven directly (please leave a message if you reach the answering phone) on 07837 866 358. Lets face it...What have you got to lose other than your problem?