forest-trees-lake-gary-burge-hypnotherapy-plymouthHypnotherapy is well known in successfully helping people to stop smoking in one simple session but it can also be used to help in other, tremendously positive ways – from improving confidence and sleep through to easing stress and promoting relaxation.

As we head into 2017 then people may be looking at alternative ways to ease the stresses of working, and living, in our modern hectic 24/7 lifestyle. As we take on more and more, we can sometimes find that we struggle to cope, and so, stress becomes that unseen burden that can lead us to become anxious, sleepless and prone to anger or even overeating.

“Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to help to empty ourselves of stress and to be more at peace with the world around us,” says fully qualified and insured practitioner Gary Burge. “We work with a client to help them move forward in their lives to greater achievements in a relaxed, calm and confident fashion.”

Hypnotherapy is also widely used to help people overcome specific phobias, including the fear of flying. “Spring is a time when people may be looking ahead to booking flights for summer holidays and some individuals may find flying a little daunting – we can help ease the fear of flying using specific hypnotherapy techniques which are therapeutic for the individual.”

Gary Burge is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) which insists on the highest standards of practice from its members – many of whom hold the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD).

The AfSFH says that the training provision for the HPD should require a minimum of 450 hours of study and 120 hours of face to face teaching to achieve the required standard. Accredited AfSFH training schools also ensure students undergo assessed practices and the submission of a portfolio, which is externally moderated.

“The course certainly required a lot of work,” says Gary. “I am delighted at having studied so hard though as it is a tremendous sense of achievement to be presented with the HPD. It’s great to be able to help someone overcome a fear of flying or use the training to aid a smoker quit the habit for good.”

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