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Emetophobia and BWRT

Emetophobia and BWRT

Emetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomit. This specific phobia can also include subcategories of what causes the anxiety, including a fear of vomiting or seeing others vomit.

It is common for emetophobics to be underweight or malnourished due to strict diets and restrictions they make for themselves. The thought of someone possibly vomiting can cause the phobic person to engage in extreme behaviors to escape the perceived threat of that particular situation, in which the phobic person will go to great lengths to avoid even potential situations that could even be perceived as “threatening”.

Emetophobia is clinically considered an “elusive predicament” because limited research has been done pertaining to it.

The fear of vomiting receives little attention compared with other irrational fears.

The event of vomiting may make anyone with this peculiar phobia flee the scene. Some may fear someone throwing up, while others may fear themselves throwing up. Some may have both. Some may have anxiety which makes them feel like they will throw up when they actually might not. People with emetophobia usually suffer from anxiety; they often may scream, cry, or if it is severe, possibly pass out when someone or something has been sick.

BWRT will cure your Emetophobia by replacing the conditioned instinct in the Brain, with a healthy preferred emotion. So instead of the horror. You might experience calm indifference. The new response then becomes a hard wired permanent change.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Sometimes people use the term ‘clinical hypnotherapy’ when describing hypnotherapy. This is where a person receives hypnotherapy from a qualified hypnotherapist with a healthcare background.

In the UK, hypnotherapists are not required to have any specific training by law, but a clinical hypnotherapist is a licensed professional who will use hypnotherapy to treat a range of medical and psychological conditions.

Hypnotherapy is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy, therefore, uses this altered state of consciousness (or trance) as a therapeutic treatment, meaning that people aren’t treated with hypnotherapy, but treated in hypnotherapy.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Suggestion hypnotherapy 

When people use the term ‘hypnotherapy’ they’re often describing suggestion hypnotherapy (sometimes referred to as traditional hypnotherapy). If you have never tried hypnotherapy before and are unsure of what’s involved, this page is a good place to start.

We’ll discuss suggestion techniques used within hypnotherapy – how they work, what they can be used for and what having hypnosis feels like. We suggest looking through our types of hypnotherapy section to familiarise yourself with the different approaches available as this can help you figure out which may work best for you.

How does hypnotherapy work?

This is the first question many people have when it comes to hypnotherapy. TV shows and stage performers lead us to believe hypnosis involves being put into a deep trance and then doing anything the hypnotist says. In reality, hypnotherapy is nothing like this.

Hypnosis is a state of mind that we all naturally fall into from time to time. Think about those moments when you’re staring into space, or your mind wanders or you are fully focused on something. This is a hypnotic state. According to brain scans, people undergoing hypnosis show a shift in brainwave activity from a ‘Beta state’ to an ‘Alpha state’. This is similar to the way the brain behaves during meditation or deep relaxation.

When our minds are in this state, our subconscious (also known as the unconscious) is more open to suggestion. Our subconscious is the part of the mind that we’re not aware of, but influences our thoughts and behaviours.

During a hypnotherapy session, a hypnotherapist will help you into a hypnotic state and use suggestion techniques to positively influence your subconscious. Being at ease with your therapist is paramount. The more relaxed you are and confident in your therapist’s abilities, the more likely it is that you’ll be in the right state to receive suggestion.

The suggestions made will depend on why you are seeking hypnotherapy. For example, if you are looking to quit smoking, your hypnotherapist can use suggestions to encourage a change in behaviour. They may suggest to your subconscious that you hate the taste of cigarettes and do not need them now. Combine this with your own willpower and dedication to health, and you’ll likely feel more capable of quitting. For some, one session alone is enough for them to never smoke again.

Will this technique work for me?

It’s important at this point to highlight that some people are naturally more susceptible to suggestion than others.There are other factors that contribute to success in hypnotherapy too, such as:

    • your willingness to undergo hypnosis
    • your dedication to the process
    • your trust of the therapist

Hypnotherapy can feel like magic at times, but it is not in fact ‘magic’. It is a form of therapy that, like many other types, relies on work from both client and hypnotherapist.

If all the right factors are in place, hypnotherapy can be effective for almost anyone. Those who may benefit from different approaches include those with symptoms of psychosis.

Suggestion techniques, in particular, are well suited to those looking to change a habit, behaviour or thought patterns. Depending on the concern, you may be recommended to pair hypnotherapy with counselling/psychotherapy. The two can work very well together, especially on deep-seated behaviours.

What is suggestion used for?

Suggestion techniques can be used for a wide range of concerns, but the most common include:

    • Anxiety, Fears and Phobias>
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stress
    • Low self-confidence and Low self-esteem
    • Quitting habits like smoking
    • Weight loss
    • Tinnitus

When used alongside other approaches, like counselling, it can also help with relationship difficulties, depression and other mental health concerns.

Being hypnotised was the best thing I did it changed my behaviours around smoking I was no longer feeling controlled by the nicotine.

How does hypnosis feel?

Hypnosis should be a relaxing, tranquil and positive experience. Many people expect to be put into a trance and not know what’s happening around them. While everyone experiences hypnosis differently, most will be fully aware of what’s happening around them during the session.The key thing to remember is that you will always be in control.

If you wanted to, at any stage you could get up and walk away. Hypnosis is often likened to that feeling when you’re not fully asleep, but not fully awake yet either. Those lovely few minutes before you open your eyes and wake up, but are fully aware of any sounds or movements around you.

Your hypnotherapist should put you at ease and make the process an enjoyable one.

Some people struggle to recall exactly what took place during their session, whereas others remember everything. This will depend on the depth of your trance.

Afterwards, many say they feel the same as before, just more relaxed. The effect of the session may be immediate or may take some time to manifest. Depending on the reason you’re seeking hypnotherapy, you may need more sessions.

Often, the hypnotherapist will share some self-hypnosis techniques with you so you can continue your work in the comfort of your own home.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnoanalysis, Analytical hypnotherapy 

What is hypnoanalysis?

Hypnoanalysis is a form of hypnotherapy that aims to discover and resolve the root cause of a concern. It draws on concepts from analytical psychotherapy and uses these with hypnotherapy techniques. The hope is that hypnoanalysis can resolve problems rather than manage symptoms, and therefore address long-standing issues.

On this page, we’ll take a closer look at hypnoanalysis (also referred to as analytical hypnotherapy), and what it can help with.

The theory behind hypnoanalysis

The theory behind hypnoanalysis is that for some issues or concerns, there is a cause. The aim of the therapy is to uncover this cause and therefore resolve it. This process is often longer than suggestion hypnotherapy and can take a number of sessions. This allows you and your therapist to work together in a safe and confidential environment. Over time, rapport and trust builds.

Having a trusting relationship is key, as you should naturally find yourself opening up and discussing things that may have been ‘bottled up’ from the past. These past events can often be the cause of a present day problem. The same theory is used by psychoanalytic therapists.

The difference between hypnoanalysis and psychoanalysis is the use of hypnosis. When someone is in a hypnotic state, their conscious mind falls into the background, allowing the subconscious mind to come forward. This is the part of the mind that tends to ‘store’ information about the ‘cause’ of certain problems.

For example, when asked, you may not remember a specific event that triggered a phobia. So your conscious mind may not be aware of it. Using hypnoanalysis, a hypnotherapist can communicate with your subconscious to reveal the event/cause in your subconscious.

Once the cause is found and addressed, there is room for new, healthy ways of thinking. Hypnotherapy and suggestion techniques are typically used to help this process.

As this therapy is so intricate and involved, it needs the expertise of a trained professional and should ideally take place in person. Self-hypnosis recordings, for example, are not appropriate for this type of work.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

BWRT: New Kid on the Block

There’s a new kid on the block in the world of psychological therapy. It’s quick, effective and doesn’t rely on digging around in your past or exploring your intimate details. It doesn’t rely on you doing stuff every day to maintain the changes it makes, either – there’s no tapping, making notes, or finding a quiet place to sit and be still while you concentrate on that elusive ‘moment of now’. It creates beneficial change which needs no supporting or reinforcement because it’s systemic, that is, it becomes part of your ‘natural self’.

Most therapies require the client to do one of two things:

    • Talk at length about their problem so the practitioner can either locate the cause and devise a plan to deal with it, whether that’s tapping, talking, stroking, writing about it or going into trance.
    • Experience the troubling process vividly and in all its complexity so that they can gradually desensitise it.There’s no doubt those models work and usually work quite well, which is why they’ve been used for years… but BrainWorking Recursive Therapy – or BWRT, as it’s usually known – uses a totally different process to do what it does. It works directly with the part of the brain that stores all sorts of patterns of behaviour, psychological responses that fire up automatically in response to a trigger. So, when somebody tosses something towards you, you automatically try to catch it. You don’t think about it first. If you knock something off a shelf, your hand shoots out without thinking to try to catch it before it hits the floor. The brain has recognised a pattern and responded in the best way it knows to deal with the situation.You weren’t born knowing those things, so they had to be learnt, programmed in in some way. Repetition does it so well that you can learn to do some things without much thought, like writing your name, or using a knife and fork. But emo2on is what does it best, especially fear since that part of the brain is intent upon your survival. And here’s the thing: once that pattern is taken on board it must be activated whenever the trigger is present. So, if a small child observes their mother screaming like a banshee and running for the hills at the sight of a spider, that part of the brain learns that spiders are a threat

to survival. It makes no difference whether or not the child remembers the event, or even logically understands that most spiders can’t hurt us – that survival part of the brain doesn’t ‘do’ logic – the pattern that must be obeyed is that spiders are a threat to survival and the individual must escape! It matters not one jot if you know what the trigger is or not, since it’s jolly well going to fire up anyway.

It’s exactly the same with any trigger for anxiety, phobia response, stress or any other unwanted psychological process – something has programmed it in there and by the =me we know what’s happening it’s too late to stop it. The trigger was fired in a part of the brain we cannot easily get to and so trying to stop it with conscious thoughts and common-sense is roughly like trying to get water back into a hose pipe… Once it’s flowing it will keep on flowing un=l you (a) bung the end up and hope the pressure doesn’t increase enough to burst the bung, or (b) turn off the tap.

The best therapies seek to turn off that metaphorical tap and that’s exactly what most modern methods do. But while most have to find out where the tap is first, the BWRT Practitioner already knows exactly where to find it.

And that’s exactly what makes this new kid on the block so different…