NLP was developed in the early 1970’s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder who studied excellence within the field of therapy. Their main studies were of Milton Erickson (responsible for bringing hypnosis to the clinical world) Virginia Satir (a family therapist) and Fritz Pearls (founder of Gestalt therapy). Bandler and Grinder also drew upon the work of linguistics, anthropologists and psychoanalysts. NLP is an art and a science. It is largely based on the idea that the sensory information around us is translated into thoughts and ideas which affect our state, physiology and behaviour and therefore our results. Our words also affect our experience and the experience of others. NLP teaches us how to use communication more effectively. NLP also tells us that we code or represent information to ourselves in certain ways, using specific strategies and techniques we can represent this information differently to produce better results. The presuppositions are a list of convenient beliefs. They give empowerment and help us to understand how others might be experiencing the world. In short, NLP is an attitude of wanton curiosity, that uses strategies and techniques to consistently produce a specific and desired outcome. NLP techniques are available to learn from People Building who are based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, or for therapeutic use with Gemma Bailey, in her clinic in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
Hypnotherapy is an application of hypnosis for therapeutic benefits. It can be used in areas such as medicine, sport, and for development of a persons well-being. Hypnosis enables your mind to focus concentration, producing a state of deep relaxation. Throughout this process, your mind is more open to suggestion, allowing you to make changes in your perception and behaviour, for the benefit of your health.
Using your imagination is a mild form of self- hypnosis. During hypnotherapy the trance is aided by your focus on the hypnotherapist’s voice. When you focus in this way you are able to ignore, if you want to, the great deal of other distractions that may be around you.
Whilst in hypnosis you are neither fully awake nor fully asleep. However deeply you may go into hypnosis, you will remain in control of the situation and will continue to receive important sensory data.
Hypnosis has been accepted as a valid therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association since 1955. Conventional medicine is more aware of the connection between body and mind and to achieve a sense of well-being, harmony must be maintained in both. Hypnotherapy techniques are available to learn from People Building who are based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, or for therapeutic use with Gemma Bailey, in her clinic in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
Hypnotherapy is a very safe form of therapy that can be used to treat and alleviate a wide range of ailments and problems to increase ones own personal empowerment.