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Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic changes.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy states the following regarding Hypnotherapy.

‘Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is really natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.’

Research has shown that hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for breaking negative states because when in a trance, the subconscious mind is receptive to learning new information.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps people to achieve change in a relatively short period of time. It uses a variety of techniques, including forward-thinking talking therapy with trance and is a modern and well-researched form of hypnotherapy which focuses on bringing about positive change.

Claire offers solution based hypnotherapy for many conditions, including the following, without drug interventions and their side effects;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pain relief
  • Insomnia

Hypnotherapist Claire Bader DSFH

Claire has lived and worked in the Stroud area for over 30 years, and qualified with a Diploma in Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy (DSFH) from CPHT after becoming interested in how the mind and body work together as a result of her work teaching Qi Gong (a moving meditation).

Having worked as a mainstream instructor, specialising in teaching exercise to the over 60’s or less able or for those wanting to return to exercise, Claire gained a further qualification – PSI (Postural Stability Instructor), which she trained and studied for alongside the physiotherapists at Stroud Hospital.  It was this course which led her to Qi Gong, as this is a component of the PSI course.

Over the years Claire has worked for several local GP practices and currently works for the GP Charitable Trust in Minchinhampton.

Claire firmly believes in hypnotherapy for change, without drug intervention and their side effects. Claire is confident that her clients have the answer, and that her role is to help them find it.

In her spare time, Claire likes to paint in water colours or mixed media.  She enjoys ‘jazz jive’ and walking her dog around our beautiful countryside, which is an inspiration for some of her art work.

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