After attending Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for 9 months in order to overcome my social anxiety I found I wasn’t happy with how long the process was taking as I just wanted to have my life back – the longer it had been the worse it had gotten!
After looking into Hypnotherapy I found Andi and the Havening Technique and was amazed in what could be done in only 3 sessions. It got to the core issues and gave me a tool I could use in my life including when out in public. I saw instant changes and started to get back to the person I was before the anxiety took over which really shocked me.
I would 100% recommend Andi to anyone. She is very easy to talk to and really listens to what you’re saying. I was sceptical about the time and thought no way could my issues be solved in only 3 sessions but it really exceeded my expectations and I feel very hopeful for the future all thanks to Andi.
*Chloe’s name has been changed but these words are all her own.
The Havening Technique is a psychosensory therapy which helps individuals to tackle issues that are the result of traumatic encoding. Taken literally the word havening means ‘to put into a safe place.’
The way it works is that negative memories or emotions are accessed and then gentle touch and distraction methods are used to take create new neural pathways so that when we come to access the memory again, the previous emotions are no longer present. In a way it resets the brain so rather than following the same unhelpful (and sometimes distressing) patterns of thinking, the brain starts to think differently and has new ways to react and respond to situations which are more helpful. In Chloe’s case it allowed her to bypass her fear and think more positively about how life could really be for her.
It is particularly useful for phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, chronic pain and self-esteem as it alters the biological structure of the brain to change the way we think, feel and ultimately behave so we can live life to the fullest. Too often people think they have to live with situations that have been damaging or unhealthy but now with Havening there is an answer that is quick and effective, allowing you to get on with your life.
For more information please see my Services page for more information or call Andi on 07845 764747 for an informal chat.