Hypnotherapy eases away life’s discomforts

When clients come along to see me, they are usually not in a good place in their lives for one reason or another and have lost their enthusiasm for living to their full potential in some way.

It is fair to say they feel stuck.

A technique I use with clients quite often is that of reframing, let me give a brief explanation of what this is and how it works to help the client experience the situation they have found themselves, in a more productive way.

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Reframing is a technique used to change the meaning or perspective behind a statement, my client may make about a situation, person, place, relationship, or thing in their lives, that is having a negative influence upon them.

Problems rarely just vanish; they must be worked through.

Reframing is not a way of seeing the world through rose tinted spectacles, just being able to see different ways of looking at the problem makes it easier to understand and resolve.


Reframing is the ability to attach a new meaning to an external event or sensory experience which in turn causes a new response to it.

There are two main types of reframe: context & content


Context Reframing


Most behaviours serve or have served a purpose and are useful somewhere.

There are very few which do not have value in some context.

e.g., Having a loud voice is very unacceptable if used in a library or funeral parlour, but very useful if you are a singer or public speaker.

If you hear yourself making statements like:

“I’m too………” or “I wish they would stop….”


Ask yourself:


  • When would this behaviour be useful in my life?
  • Where would this behaviour be a resource in my life?



Content Reframing

 The content of an experience is what you choose to focus on. The meaning can be whatever you make it.


  • What else could that mean?
  • What’s good about it?
  • In what way could this be a positive resource?

Reframing allows you to see it from different perspectives, which enables you to respond instead of reacting to situations in your life.



Whilst looking for ways to help yourself, consider this!

You are part of the problem and therefore in order not to be, you require a therapy that can reason with the part of your mind that, given the right guidance, can gain access to the resources needed to make change happen.