As a psychologist, and with my background in physiological and biological psychology, I know that change is possible at any stage of life. Research shows that our brain maintains plasticity even through the ageing process. This means that we are able to develop new pathways and learn new behaviour at any age. My role as a hypnotherapist is to help people find their own solutions.
Everybody decides for themselves how they want to create that change. Change can happen without facing your past. Unwanted behaviour is in the now and it can be changed in the present, even if the motivation or reason for the behaviour lies in the past. It’s the difference between treating the symptom and curing the underlying cause of the symptom. Both can be effective.
Addressing the cause is not necessarily the only way to be symptom-free. And if that is what somebody is looking for, then treating the symptom is right for them. Hypnosis offers a range of therapeutic options to do exactly that. However, in most cases, the underlying issue will not just disappear if therapy focuses on the symptom alone. When people are ready to work on their underlying motivations and want to deal with what drives them, then long-lasting change can take place. In order to do so, hypnotherapy is an invaluable tool.