Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind" - New York Times.
Chameleon Therapy Centre Ltd. offers Hypnotherapy for Adults, Kids and Teens in Higham Ferrers, Rushden.
Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes is far removed from the practice of stage hypnotists. Hypnotherapy will not make you cluck like a chicken or dance like a penguin. Rather, Hypnotherapy is an effective form of treatment to help people overcome and control a range of emotional, habitual and even psychological issues and problems, which originate in the mind.
Hypnotherapy is learning how to relax. When you learn how to relax and let go, you can also learn to let go of the fears and phobias you might have, you can let go of the stress and the anxiety, the worries and negative thoughts that plague your mind. Hypnotherapy can help you to see how life can really be for you and how you would like your life to be. Hypnotherapy can ultimately help you to change the way you perceive your life and therefore live your life.
Hypnotherapy can help you take control of your life and can be used in the treatment of:
Hypnosis is simply a natural state of heightened awareness in which you will experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing or become highly focused - anything between daydreaming and near-sleep. In fact, we all experience this altered, trance-like state when we concentrate deeply on something, whether becoming engrossed in an interesting book, an exciting film, a beautiful piece of music or when we are just day-dreaming. Most of us have experienced driving along a familiar route and wondering how we got there. Our conscious mind has simply switched off and allowed our unconscious mind in which familiar tasks such as driving are stored, to take over.
A session of hypnotherapy incorporates elements of both counselling and coaching as well as hypnosis. Using a combination of words, thoughts and images, the hypnotherapist will help you enter a relaxed state of being. The experience of hypnosis is a very personal thing and different people experience hypnosis in different ways. Some may sense a feeling of heaviness, whilst others may feel very light. Others may feel a slight tingling in their body, whilst others may experience a feeling of warmth.
Essentially, much like being in a daydream, in a hypnotic state, you will experience a very calm and pleasant feeling. Unlike sleep you can still hear and respond to your surroundings.
Our mind is divided into two separate parts the conscious and unconscious. Our conscious mind controls our reasoning, analytical self and dominates our wakening life. The unconscious mind contains our beliefs, memories, emotions, habits and experiences.
The Critical Conscious Faculty (CCF) is the bridge or filter between the conscious and unconscious mind. The CCF allows our conscious mind to compare new beliefs or experiences with our own firmly established belief system within our unconsciousness. In order to ensure our survival and reduce anxiety our conscious mind will be forced to reject any new idea which is not consistent with our beliefs, making change impossible.
Trying to stop smoking for example can be difficult because deep down in our unconscious we may have been told that smoking reduces anxiety and if we stop we won't be able to cope. This irrational belief along with the fear of having to go through life without a cigarette dominates despite any alternative messages we may receive that remind us of the health benefits of being a non-smoker.
However, hypnosis works by switching off the CCF so that we can communicate directly with our unconscious mind, challenging any negative thoughts and ideas embedded in the unconscious mind, without being stopped by our critical, reasoning self. Our unconscious mind becomes more receptive to beneficial direction and positive suggestions, empowering us to overcome problematic behaviour and ultimately improving our mental, physical and emotional well-being.
If we are able to think differently, we will be able to behave differently and ultimately achieve different results.
Some people worry that once hypnotised they may lose all control and be taken advantage of. In a hypnotic state you do not lose control. You will remain alert to the outside world and can remove yourself from hypnotic state at any time as well as decide whether to accept the therapist’s suggestions or not. You cannot be made to do anything or accept any suggestions that violate your morals, values or is something you do not believe can be possible.
Hypnotherapy is co-operative partnership between you and the therapist with the soul purpose of obtaining a specific result agreed-upon beforehand.
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Read what my clients have to say about therapy:
I’d been suffering from anxiety (and PTSD, unbeknown to me) for a few years when I started counselling with Chalene. I can 100% recommend Chalene! She guided me rewiring my thinking and helped me gain a different perspective. She made me realise the importance for self-care and not shying away from my emotions, and allowing others in to give me support.
Chalene took the time to teach me Mindfulness and mediation, the latter becoming very useful in everyday life. I was very sceptical about hypnosis but after having a few mild session of hypnosis she has completely changed my view of it. I can confidently say that since the Mindfulness, mediation and hypnosis sessions I am feeling so much calmer. And having spoken to a traine and caring professional my mind feels less chaotic. Please give it a go! - Kate
"Earlier this year I saw Chalene to assist with a phobia around needles and hospitals. During my sessions we worked using hypnotherapy to explore these phobias.
"Counselling has had a pretty dramatic impact on my life. It's helped me in so many ways, the most important being a real improvement in my relationship with my wife, friends and family.
I've become a calmer, happier, more focused version of myself and I'm enjoying both my personal and work life more because of it" - Cameron
Deciding to book hypnotherapy was one of the best decisions I have made, although I was sceptical at first it has made me stronger and helped me reassess where I am in my life now.
I feel calmer and in control of my future rather than uncertainty. Chalene is a calming influence, great listener and was completely non judgemental when we covered some difficult periods in my younger life.
I am looking forward to the future again. - Anon
At the beginning of the year, my life took a dramatic change from what had been so happy. I tried to cope with it all, but couldn't and just didn't know what to do or how to resolve it. I decided to book some sessions with Chameleon Coaching and Therapy and thank goodness I did! The help that I recieved was amazing and now my life is back on track. I would recommend Chalene at Chameleon Coaching and Therapy to anyone- I can't and don't want to think where I would be if I hadn't made that appointment.
Once again THANK YOU so much. - Gillian
"Chalene has made me find myself again and helped to put my life into perspective. I will always be grateful to her, her calming voice and wonderful journeys that she has taken me on during my sessions. These new skills will stay with me always." - Lesely
"Working with Chalene has honestly transformed my life. I have gone from being extremely anxious whilst driving (to the point that I didn't want to drive at all) to actually enjoying driving again". - Emma
"Chalene made me feel very relaxed and was very easy to talk to. After a few sessions of hypnotherapy I very quickly began to feel a lot better and a lot different. Chalene helped me with tools and ways of managing or thinking about things differently.
I would highly recommend hypnotherapy and more so Chalene to anyone suffering with anxiety or similar feelings." - Abbey
“I would thoroughly recommend Chalene. I went to her via a recommendation from another client. The therapy process has been transformative for me, guided by Chalene's expert approach, warmth and patience.
Many times along the way I would fall back a little and think I couldn't find the strength to get through but she could always see those struggles and remind me of how far I had come and that I could keep going. I found all the book recommendations really helpful as reading combined with the talking really helped me to understand why I react the way I do to certain situations and how to be able to live with a traumatic history of events.
I have been empowered to make many positive changes and found courage I did not know I possessed.
I wish anyone embarking on a journey similar to this to take courage and work with Chalene. She really is fab” - JW
Counselling for Anxiety
"I don't know what you are doing with him, but it seems to be working so far, he seems to be coping so much better." - A mum
Hypnotherapy for Overcoming Past Abuse
“Thanks to Chalene, I was able to overcome many obstacles that I had been struggling with for an extremely long time. She allowed me to go back through my past and understand the ins and outs of everything that happened.
Although therapy may seem like a daunting prospect, Chalene made me feel as comfortable as possible at every session I went to, meaning I was able to talk to her with ease.
Chalene is utterly amazing at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone who may be struggling with something in their lives, no matter what it may be” – Lucy
Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy
"7 weeks since my smoking cessation session and I’m still a non smoker, I am amazed at how simple and yet how effective the process was. Money well spent!" - Rob
"Just to let you know... no smoking... working well!" - David
" I'm so happy as I haven't touched one single cigarette, I've had cravings, but I've just not given in and it's been a lot easier with the hypnotherapy. Thanks again." - Keeley
"Still not smoking. It's been really easy. I've not had any cravings or been tempted at all so far." - Nicki
I'm still going strong, my congestion is going, my cough has gone, I'm starting to feel less cloudy in the head, my energy is improving. So those are the benefits so far, and it's only been a week!! It's the best thing I've ever done. Wish I'd done it years ago.' - Debs
Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
"I'd started losing weight whilst seeing you, and that's continued and whilst I'm still no veggie freak I'm eating so much less than before and never eat for the sake of it! It's been a revelation meeting you, your methods certainly work!" - Claire
“Deciding to book hypnotherapy was one of the best decisions I have made. Although I was sceptical at first it has made me stronger and helped me reassess where I am in my life now. I feel calmer and in control of my future rather than uncertainty.
Chalene is a calming influence, great listener and was completely non-judgemental when we covered some difficult periods in my younger life.
I am looking forward to the future again” - Anon
“I am a very strong willed person that under normal circumstances, would overcome most things. However, when it came to sweets, I had no will power at all. I would buy a packet of mint humbugs and eat at least half a packet every day. I tried just eating one, telling myself that was enough, but my hand just reached for the bag and the rest is history.
Being concerned that we have diabetes in the family, plus I am of a certain age whereby fat is very difficult to get rid I spoke about my sweet addiction with a friend. Unbeknown to me, my friend had already been to Charlene at Chameleon for help to overcome anxiety issues. So I thoroughly checked out Charlene Long’s credentials before making my first appointment. I am a very sceptical person and was not convinced that Charlene could help me out, not even after the initial free session. But I had nothing to lose except my money so I booked a 5 session slot.
After the second visit I noticed that there was indeed a difference and I began to control my addiction without realising at the time that I was actually doing this. By session 5, I could now manage the addiction and still eat sweets but not to the extent that I used to. I now limit my consumption to one or two and not even every day, just when I feel like it. It’s great to be in control!
So many thanks to you Charlene for your invaluable help, and apologies for being so sceptical to begin with” - Simone Taylor
Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress
"I sat my QTS Numeracy Test today and do you want to know the result.....
I passed :-) So happy :-)))))) Thanks so much for all your help... and for the excellent MP3 audio. It really helped." - Julie
“I have been at the mercy of my anxiety for more years than I can remember. I have tried counselling, NLP, CBT, prescription medication, herbal medication etc. etc. but still fall back in to all the old patterns of behaviour. I found Chalene at Chameleon through a therapy website and after studying her bio rigorously decided she was the therapist for me...
I was not wrong! I had 4 sessions, and can honestly say I feel like a completely different person. I no longer lay awake at night worrying about things and when faced with difficult situations I am not turning inside out trying to deal with it. I don't understand how it all works but I do know it does work!!
I would thoroughly recommend Chalene and if in doubt..... give it a go!”- B. Mason
Hypnotherapy for Public Speaking
"I certainly learnt a lot about myself through the whole journey, and a lot of that was because of the work we did. You were fantastic thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions." - Charlotte
Hypnotherapy for Phobias
"I had my first prenatal appointment today and I'm very happy to report that I had my blood taken. No panic or fuss just a little bit nervous but had a great nurse that helped a million. I can't thank you enough for all your help with my 'old' phobia :) You have changed my life and now I can look forward to my pregnancy." - Lucy