Change for the Better Solution-focussed Therapy and Coaching in Northampton & UK
Hypnotherapy, Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), NLP

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For those experiencing stress, anxiety or unwanted behavioural changes relating to the lockdown, psychological and emotional support can increase resilience and the ability to manage difficult situations. You will likely find that any emotional problems you had before lockdown have been exacerbated by the restrictions and by fear. This is a reasonable reaction to an unreasonable situation and we may dispel the exacerbation and work to alleviate the existing problem. For depression you may have immediate alleviation of symptoms plus longer term resilience.

For the longer term, are you seeking freedom from emotional or psychological concerns so that you may live life to the fullest? Do you need emotional and psychological support to make an improvement, recover from a phobia or trauma or to deal with stress in your life? Do you need such support to help you manage a medical condition? As a sportsperson or performer you may wish to replace performance anxiety with increased confidence. Sometimes, couples may benefit from emotional therapeutic support.

You may have decided that now is the time to be free of an addictive habit or limiting beliefs, be slimmer, be relaxed rather than anxious, happier rather than burdened by depression. Or perhaps you need to recover from trauma or PTSD or you need to manage relationship breakdown, loss or grief. We can use NLP, coaching, hypnosis or hypnotherapy and Clinical EFT with concerns ranging from stress, bereavement, anxiety and trauma to helping you recover from relationship breakdown.

Your professional life may be impeded by a personal difficulty such as depression, stress, anxiety, low confidence, limiting beliefs, PTSD or even a phobia. It may be that you have no specific difficulty but aim for wellness and improvement in your emotional and mental well-being. Whether you are working or retired, did you know that it is possible to increase your physical and mental well-being as you age?

"Getting older is inevitable; ageing is optional". Dr Mario Martinez

Perhaps you have decided to take charge of your health, behaviour, your emotional life or your work life. Together we can help you let go of difficulties and focus on improvements. Perhaps you are looking for help from a hypnotherapist or practitioner of NLP and EFT in Northampton to develop excellence in a particular area of your professional or personal life.

It may be that you want to be generally more relaxed and happier in order to make the most of both your personal and your occupational life. You may have more control over wellness and illness prevention than you realise.

"The state of your health is dictated much more by your beliefs than your biology." Dr Christiane Northrup

Whatever your concern, we may work together to achieve the most helpful change for you. This need not be difficult: you may be surprised at how many changes can be brought about relatively quickly. Reducing performance anxiety in sport may be achieved in a couple of consultations. A phobia, for example, can often be dealt with in a single consultation though I would advise allowing for two. Using therapeutic and coaching methods for concerns such as trauma, anxiety or stress and personal developments such as changing unhelpful habits, changing limiting beliefs, enhancing confidence or increasing motivation, I recommend a change package: following an initial 30 minute phone assessment, 3 consultations of 80 minutes take place over a period of 6 - 8 weeks, reinforced with contact by email or phone. This contact supports any 'homework' which has been supplied and assists in putting change into practice. Similarly, I recommend a change package to complement medical treatment for chronic and acute illness such as cancer and heart disease. For M.E. and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I recommend allowing for 6 sessions initially. These individual sessions will also be supported by contact inbetween consultations.

For those who have consulted Natural Health Worldwide or Dr Sarah Myhill's environmental medicine website and wish to be assessed for micro-immunotherapy as discussed by Dr Myhill, I am available as an approved micro-immunotherapy conversant practitioner and can also advise on Dr Myhill's "Groundhog" dietary and lifestyle protocols.

For organisations aiming to promote emotional and mental well-being amongst members, I can tailor a programme of mental health maintenance. Some organisations, including public service providers may wish to support members following difficult or traumatic events. I can offer therapeutic coaching within the organisation or individuals may be referred to see me outwith the organisation.

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"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." LaoTzu

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My Approach

My name is Virginia Hayden. I can help you make changes in your well-being, behaviour, emotional and mental health which are beneficial to both your personal and your occupational life. Applying a range of tools from Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), hypnosis or hypnotherapy, coaching and Emotional Freedom Techniques (Clinical EFT), I can help you change by reducing or removing a personal difficulty and by improving and enhancing your existing abilities. If you are in business, academia or any other profession, I can help you remove a personal difficulty or install an improvement with NLP, coaching or Clinical EFT and so benefit your professional performance.

As a practitioner of hypnosis, Clinical EFT and NLP, my aim is to help you achieve your own aims as smoothly, as quickly and as painlessly as possible whether we are working for improvements in health, behaviour, work or personal life. My approach empowers and enables you to manage your particular situation and build your resilience as quickly as possible. To support this process, I may give you 'homework' using tools introduced during consultation. Between consultations you are encouraged to keep in touch and ask any questions you may have to make the most from the 'homework'.

All our conversations and the work we do together are completely confidential. This remains the case if you are referred to me by an employer, a family member, friend or colleague.

If you are troubled by past trauma, these are addressed in a way which reduces pain and reduces any difficulties caused in your present life and work. I want to ensure that your focus is away from what you don't want and more definitely upon what it is you do want - how you want to be. Almost certainly you will learn new things about yourself. I think it is important that therapy and coaching should be as brief as possible and should be enjoyable. Therapy need not always be a serious process despite having serious aims. Be prepared to enjoy the experience and even to laugh.

If you prefer not to reveal some aspects of a problem, processes such as Clinical EFT and NLP may be used without spelling out these aspects. Whether we use hypnotherapy, Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques or NLP together, the intention is to help you to become more self-sufficient and able to make better choices. To this end, it may be valuable to teach you certain tools from NLP and EFT to use in between sessions. In addition, such 'homework' contributes to the speed and effectiveness of our work together. 'Homework' is useful too, for people needing palliative care, for both emotional and physical support.

To read about Using Our Emotions, Emotions, Stress and Emotional Freedom Technique,Controlling Anxiety, Limiting beliefs, How to stop dieting and lose weight, Recovering from M.E./C.F.S or Relationships: deciding whether to stay or to leave and breaking up and loneliness, go to my Blog

The Body-Mind Connection and Medical Treatment

If you are receiving medical attention, Clinical Emotional Freedom Technique, NLP and hypnotherapy may each complement and support conventional treatment. The body-mind connection means that our thoughts and feelings affect the chemistry of our whole body and therefore our health. For many disorders including M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by working with our thoughts and feelings, we may have a healing influence on our body. From the point of view of Clinical EFT, all disease is associated with an energetic imbalance and unresolved emotional issues. Because emotions do manifest in our body and often as pain, we may significantly reduce pain especially if medical investigations have found no obvious cause for that pain. For people at the end of life, tools such as Clinical EFT, hypnotherapy and NLP can provide valuable palliative support. It is important that if you come to me for complementary therapy to help with a medical problem (for example, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, headache) that the problem has been diagnosed by a medical professional. If appropriate - and with your permission - I may write to your doctor outlining the approach we are taking.

You can read a bit more about this here.

"There are undeniable links between our thoughts, the stress response and both our susceptibility to illness and our capacity to heal." Dr Candace Pert

Where I Work - Individual clients

UK-wide by Skype and phone.
Following face-to-face consultations it may be appropriate to continue working by Skype or phone. Or, if you prefer to use skype for your convenience, this may be arranged. If you have a disability or disabling health problem, we may work together exclusively by Skype and phone. Such consultations are particularly useful if you have M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Evening or weekend consultations may be arranged.

Face-to-face in Northamptonshire, Daventry and East Midlands.
My hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT practice in Daventry near Northampton is also within reach of Towcester, Banbury, Rugby, Coventry, Milton Keynes and the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

Where I work - corporate and organisational clients

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire
On-site for corporate and organisational clients

"In as much as we are human, we are all in need of help." Erich Fromm

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