Free Calming Relaxation Sessions
Geordie Thompson, Clinical Hypnotherapist
During this time of high stress Geordie is providing regular live short free calming relaxation sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am via Zoom. These sessions run for approximately 20 minutes. Follow the zoom link given to you by your physiotherapist to join. It is a great way to experience the way Geordie works.
Short FREE Calming relaxation sessions: listen here
Who is Geordie Thompson?
Geordie is a Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuro-linguistic Master Practitioner, he is the Chair of the Professional Hypnotherapists Association, husband to Dr Judith Thompson, Body Logic physiotherapist. Geordie has been helping our clients for the past 2 years. He has worked successfully with a range of issues including chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, pelvic pain, bladder urgency and irritable bowel syndrome. Geordie provides Solution Focussed Therapy meaning he does not dwell on the past but moves you quickly towards the future you want.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the subconscious mind is accessed and reprogrammed to solve problems such as coping with stress and breaking unwanted habits. It combines cognitive therapeutic counselling techniques with subconscious healing techniques. The goal of hypnotherapy is to enable people to understand and take back control of their emotions and behaviours.
Myths and facts
Hypnosis Is Mind Control
First of all, hypnosis is not mind control and all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. It’s a psychodynamic loop between the hypnotist and the client. It’s no different to two people getting into a great conversation. In fact, that is why conversational hypnosis works so well. During Clinical Hypnosis you can always hear what is being said and can stop at any time.
Hypnosis Is About Tricking People…
Hypnosis is the opposite of tricking people. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and to induce a trance requires rapport. A good hypnotist is excellent at building genuine rapport with people, ensuring they fee, listened to and supported. Hypnosis is an exercise in empathetic communication more than anything. So, instead of tricking people, a hypnotist is building a relationship with the subject that is powerful. Once the relationship is established, it opens the door to trance. To be effective a hypnotist will focus on helping people, not tricking them. That is a big difference.
What about the things people do in stage hypnosis shows?
So, everything you see with hypnosis has a context attached to it. At a hypnosis show it is about being entertaining and having a good time. People in the show have gone to be entertained, they have willingly put themselves up on stage knowing full well that they may be asked to do odd things and they have indicated they are willing to do so. In a hypnotherapy office, it’s about change work to solve problems like smoking, excess weight, or anxiety, so again we are working with your willingness to make changes in your patterns of behaviour.
What is hypnotherapy used to treat?
Hypnotherapy is used to treat various physical and psychological issues such as:
- Unwanted Habits
- Achieving a desired weight
- Addictions such as drinking or smoking
- Low self-esteem
- Chronic pain
- Pelvic pain
- Bladder urgency
- Irritable bowel syndrome
One on one Online sessions
Due to the current condition (COVID-19) all sessions are held online using Zoom. Most clients find it easy to use and the benefits include; being in the safety and comfort of your own home, no travel or parking costs.
What will I experience?
The process of hypnotherapy is like a gentle conversation where from time to time Geordie will help shift your perception and reframe your challenges and help you rediscover your strengths and resources in order to achieve your goal. He will combine practical cognitive strategies that you can practice and hypnosis sessions where you can relax comfortably knowing you are safe and let your unconscious mind do the work.
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy