Janet Dowling Clinical Hypnotherapist
Cotswold Eye Care Centre, High Street
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Phone: 07980 269509
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I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Cheltenham and Winchcombe. I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, a leading teaching college, leading to me gaining a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (DSFH). I gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) through the National Council of Hypnotherapy.
My passion has always been to help people reach their potential and for them to be happy which is why I chose to train as a primary school teacher when I left school. There is something very rewarding about watching someone develop their skills and achieve what they want. I taught predominantly in UK Primary Schools for 25 years and most recently for 17 years at Winchcombe Primary School.
In 2014 I was ready for a change and for a different work life balance so I decided to retrain as a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is a technique that I have been familiar with for most of my life, starting when I was a young teenager when my mum had sessions to help her with her anxiety about travelling.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has allowed me to continue with my vocation to help people get the best out of themselves and their lives. Clients may arrive nervous and anxious but quickly realise that with me they are safe and valued. Their smiles return and there is excitement about what their future holds.
About Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy enables you to take control, in a positive and rational way, of how you think about and respond to situations in your daily life.
It can help you break the habits of negative thinking and behaviours that affect your ability to be happy and cope well. You will then recognise the changes that you want to make. You can then take control of your life again, allowing you to live your life in the way you want to. It is a safe and pleasurable experience that over time encourages your mind to focus on what you want it to.
A beneficial aspect of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is that it can have the effect of lasting a lifetime. This is because you will experience techniques that will enable you to practise deep relaxation and self-hypnosis whenever and wherever you want to.
What to expect in the treatment sessions
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process between me the therapist, and you the client. It is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
The initial consultation is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you and how many sessions you are likely to need. You will begin to understand why you think, behave and suffer in the way you do and more importantly what can be done to help you.
Subsequent sessions involve much more than hypnosis. During the first part of each session we'll talk about the progress you have made and I'll encourage you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
I'll help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more positive perspective on the quality of your life. I'll then guide you into a relaxed state of hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.
Hypnotherapy is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Psychotherapy in itself is extremely helpful and its effects are enhanced by the application of hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.
- Addictive Behaviours
- Anger Management
- Breaking Unwanted Habits
- Confidence & Self Esteem
- Emotional Issues
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Pain Control
- Panic Attacks
- Performance (Sports, Memory etc)
- Phobias & Compulsions
- Relationship, Sexual & Infertility Issues
- Skin Disorders
- Sleep Issues
- Smoking Cessation
- Stress & Anxiety
- Weight Issues
- Working With Children