Habits can feel hard to break but that’s only because they have become so automatic over time, but this does not mean you can’t change them.
40% of our day is made up of habit and hypnotherapy has been proven to be very effective in changing a habit, with more success if we change the existing bad habit for a healthier alternative.
How do we define a bad habit? It’s a behaviour that impacts your life to a point of compulsion, which is detrimental to your well-being.
Originally, a habit may have occurred as a coping mechanism, for example, a time of stress which may have been useful but now through repetition you have developed an “empty habit”. A common example of this is when people start smoking, they may start the habit to fit into a group, but as they get older, they realise the way of thinking is no longer needed, yet the habit remains.
You may view your habit as a part of your identity and that you have learned to associate it as being a fundamental part of your being. This can lead to thinking such as “I know this is bad but it’s my bad habit”. This type of thinking is why you feel so compelled to keeping it.
So, what are some examples of unwanted habits?
On the phone whilst driving
Any kind of addiction
Some of these are also related to anxiety and depression, the list is endless.
A specific plan is tailored to each person by one of our therapists, to help them achieve their goals and to prepare for any issues along the way.
We easily identify any issues by using evidence-based procedures to help assess and build a strategic plan for success.
Case formulation (understanding of issues) is a very important part of any successful therapy. “A problem well defined is a problem halved.”
Creating Lasting Change
Creating Lasting Change
Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic state to work with you to make a change, that you believe will help you live your life in a more meaningful way.
By combining therapy and hypnosis your ability to receive and act on suggestions can be enhanced and strengthened, therefore the change you desire more likely to be achieved.
Amy | August 2021
I contacted SanaMente a few weeks back regarding my eating habits and not liking the textures and flavours of fruit and vegetables. They assured me this was something they could help with and talked me through how it works step by step. I was a little nervous about the situation but Clare was so lovely and reassuring! After my first session we had progress, not huge but huge for me! I continued giving it my best shot trying new foods along with the sessions and after week 4 I was where I wanted to be! I can’t thank Clare enough for helping me make these changes to my future and experimenting with new foods! A massive thank you for helping me make these changes and making it some comforting and enjoyable 😀
Dennis | November 2018
If your car is broken you call a mechanic, if your heating is on the blink, you call a tradesman, so if you have a problem yourself why not call for someone to help you? Linda is a warm, caring person whose goal is to help you solve your problem and she will support you all the way. Trust me you won’t regret it; she will sort it. Every journey starts with the first step so go on and take that first step after all, what have you got to lose?
Steve | 2017
My misconception about hypnotherapy was that it was something that was done to you and that it may leave unwanted triggers in your mind. This is not the case. What Linda offers is not a gimmick, with her medical background her purpose and manner are sincere and caring. She helps people overcome habits and issues. After an initial consultation, Linda created a bespoke course of treatment for me. I always felt that I was in control of the process, with Linda helping me to achieve my goals. Linda and I spent time discussing what I wanted to achieve, how I had or hadn’t made progress and what we could do next. I can sincerely recommend Linda’s approach for taking control of your habits and generally feeling more positive about life.
We would like to thank you as a family, you have helped us all with various mindful obstacles from stopping smoking, stress and for Louie – his transition into secondary school wasn’t much fun for him but with your help, he overcame all of the issues bothering him and he’s now really happy and thriving, which as a parent is all I wanted for him. You have been kind and compassionate, caring and professional and I will continue to recommend you to anyone who could benefit from your help and guidance. Thank you again.