Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy

Whether you’re striving for personal growth, seeking solutions to challenges, or aiming to enhance your well-being, solution-focused hypnotherapy empowers you with the tools and guidance to achieve your goals. Learn more about how it works, what to expect, and the conditions it can manage below.

What Can Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy Help With?

Whatever you’re facing right now, I’m confident I can help you by using the most up-to-date solution-focused hypnotherapy techniques. Here are a few of my specialist areas:

What Is Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy?

Rooted in neuroscience, solution-focused hypnotherapy is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. It uses the principle of focusing on solutions rather than problems to help individuals uncover their innate strengths and resources to overcome challenges.

Psychotherapy itself is incredibly beneficial; the type of psychotherapy I practice is called ‘solution-focused’ and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Being future-oriented means we focus on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. The effects are then enhanced with the application of hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.

During solution-focused hypnotherapy sessions, we work collaboratively to define clear and achievable goals, emphasising the positive steps you can take to achieve them.

Solution-focused hypnotherapy helps you reframe thought patterns and behaviours that no longer serve you while fostering the development of new, healthier ones. Unlike other types of therapies, with solution-focused hypnotherapy, you’re not just addressing past problems; you’re rewiring your negative thought patterns for lasting change.

How Does Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy Work?

At your initial consultation, we will discuss what you want to achieve, provide an explanation of how your brain works, and discuss how hypnotherapy can help you. We will also talk about how many sessions you may need.

During our sessions, we engage in open conversations to envision the positive outcomes you want to achieve. By exploring your strengths, resources, and the progress you’ve already made, we amplify your confidence and motivation. The process involves setting achievable objectives that pave the way for meaningful transformation.

Hypnosis, a central aspect of this therapy, is used to guide you into a state of deep relaxation. This relaxed state allows us to communicate directly with your subconscious mind, which is highly receptive to suggestions and change. By accessing this part of your mind, we can work on rewiring negative thought patterns, building new habits, and cultivating a more optimistic mindset.

As powerful as this type of therapy is, unfortunately, I cannot magic away problems, as hypnotherapy is not something that is done to you. Change happens when you are ready and willing to take the actions and steps necessary to allow change to happen, and it is a collaborative effort. Unlike what is portrayed in the media at times, hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything you do not want to do. Anything that is inappropriate for you will simply be rejected by your subconscious.

What To Expect From Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy Sessions

Initial Chat

Our journey starts with an initial conversation about your goals and aspirations for positive change. I will then establish a personalised treatment plan.

In-Depth Talk

In our sessions, we engage in solution-focused discussions exploring strengths, successes, and steps for desired outcomes. Focusing on the future throughout.

Hypnosis Phase

Enter the relaxing hypnosis phase, where your subconscious mind becomes receptive to positive suggestions to reframe negative thought patterns.

Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy: Facts & Statistics

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking"

According to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe, to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. (source)

"Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight Than 90% of Others and Kept it Off"

Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended. (source)

"Hypnotised volunteers are up to 50% more capable of handling painful stimuli"

Hypnotized volunteers are up to 50% more capable of handling painful stimuli (Faymonville etal., 2006). Scans reveal that hypnosis can lower activity in the brain’s anterior cingulate cortex ,linking sensory stimuli to emotional and behavioral responses, and switch off pain signals. (source)

"In Britain 55% of birthing women using hypnosis required no medication for pain relief"

Hypnotherapy has been used successfully to prolong pregnancy and prevent premature delivery. In Britain 55% of birthing women using hypnosis required no medication for pain relief, compared with 22% of women in non-hypnosis groups. In two other reports 58% of women using hypnotic analgesia required no medication. And five other reports quoted 60-79% of women using hypnosis required no medication. (source)


"reduced anxiety in more than 79% of control participants"

A 2019 meta-analysis of hypnosis as a treatment for anxiety found that “the average participant receiving hypnosis reduced anxiety more than about 79% of control participants”. (source)

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Frequently Asked Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy Questions

Is solution-focused hypnotherapy suitable for everyone?

Yes, solution-focused hypnotherapy is generally suitable for individuals of various backgrounds and ages. However, it’s recommended to consult with a qualified hypnotherapist to determine if it’s the right fit for your specific needs.

What kind of things can solution-focused hypnotherapy help with?

Solution-focused hypnotherapy can assist with a wide range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem, and more. It’s a versatile approach focused on positive change.

What happens during a typical solution-focused hypnotherapy session?

A typical session involves discussing your goals, strengths, and the positive outcomes you want to achieve. The hypnotherapist will guide you into a relaxed state of hypnosis to help reframe negative thought patterns and foster lasting change.

How does solution-focused hypnotherapy differ from traditional therapy?

Unlike traditional therapy, which may delve into past issues, solution-focused hypnotherapy primarily focuses on your desired future and solutions. It’s a forward-focused approach that leverages your strengths and resources for positive change.

How many solution-focused hypnotherapy sessions are typically required?

The number of sessions varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some clients experience significant progress in a few sessions, while others may benefit from more extended support. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to create a tailored plan.

Is hypnosis safe during solution-focused hypnotherapy?

Yes, the hypnosis used in solution-focused hypnotherapy is safe and guided by a trained professional. You remain in control throughout the process, and the goal is to help you achieve relaxation and positive change in a secure environment.

Meet Your Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist

Zoe McAlpine

Hi! I’m Zoe, a solution-focused hypnotherapist based in Herne Bay, Kent close to the neighbouring towns of Canterbury, Whitstable and Faversham.  I am on a mission to help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. With a genuine passion for guiding positive transformations, I’m here to be your partner in growth. Let’s work together towards meaningful change and a brighter future.