THE PANDEMIC – PLEASE DON’T SUFFER ALONE

People are surprised at how quickly they can feel better once they learn some mindset techniques.

I am passionate about using my skills to help people cope during these mentally challenging times. I am set up for remote therapy and can see individuals or groups via video conference.

Get in touch for a free consultation and we can work from there – discounts are available if your income has been hit.

 

 

My approach

I start by listening to you to help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively. Everything is in strict confidence. You are in control and I regularly check in to make sure my approach fits your style.

I use coaching techniques and draw on different types of hypnotherapy as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and mindfulness meditation.

This is holistic hypnotherapy and meditation: mindset training as part of the mind-body-lifestyle system. I give clients the choice whether they also consider the wider picture of how thoughts, feelings, body and nutrition interact.

Who am I

I’m Elizabeth Biddlecombe, a fully qualified London-based hypnotherapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner. I help clients achieve long-term changes using these techniques and a holistic take on mental health and happiness.

My prior professional experience has trained me to relate to people from all walks of life. This was reinforced by living in San Francisco for a long time. I am LGBTQ and sex-worker friendly.

I was bulimic as a teenager so I am familiar with emotional challenges. I have had hypnotherapy and psychotherapy myself.

I am also informed by my personal journey through yoga, injuries and holistic medicine.


Contact me

phone
07367 964544

email
info @ ebiddlecombe.com

instagram
@mindintheround

Professionalism

Qualifications
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) – Central England College and London Academy of Hypnotherapy
Mindfulness Now Practitioner – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation
Continuing Professional Development and Supervision

Memberships/Registrations
National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Ethics
I follow the NCH/CNHC Codes of Ethics; committed to a confidential, professional, compassionate and effective service

Privacy
I adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Insurance
Towergate

Techniques

Hypnotherapy and meditation are parallel practices. While they both involve internal focus and have many benefits for mind, body, performance and happiness, they differ in that mindfulness is about staying present in the moment in a curious way without being attached to the outcome, whereas hypnotherapy is about getting absorbed in the imagination, often to achieve a particular outcome.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an age-old practice, supported by clinical evidence. It is natural and safe. Sessions may include looking at things from different perspectives, visualisation, relaxation and breathing exercises.

Contrary to what stage hypnotists would have you believe, it is a co-operation between the therapist and client. The client always has control. I don’t use it for one-session fixes and it isn’t a magic cure. It involves the client’s active participation.

Evidence supports its ability to help with, for example, physical health problems, unwanted habits, behaviours and fears, depression, and anxiety. As well as eliminating the unwanted it can be used to add desired states and achievements, for example, enhancing performance.

 

WHAT HYPNOTHERAPY CAN SOUND LIKE:

Important – Do not listen when driving or when you need to concentrate.

Mindfulness Meditation

This modern, western reworking of ancient Buddhist principles is practiced in both formal and informal ways. It is secular though it teaches a set of attitudes to life.

It trains the brain’s focus to be on the present moment, rather than in the past or the future. It is also a chance for intentional downtime. Mindfulness benefits both mental and physical health as well as performance, for instance in sports or at work.

I am trained in the Mindfulness Now approach as developed by the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation in Birmingham. It is approved by the British Psychological Society and based on the foundational Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). It is designed to be more flexible than its predecessors.

 

WHAT MINDFULNESS MEDITATION SOUNDS LIKE:

Important – Do not listen when driving or when you need to concentrate.

How it works

Free, confidential initial consultation – A brief phone call so I can get a feel for the issue and how I can help, and you a chance to see if I am right for you.

Structure of the sessions – All sessions include  talking, coaching and relaxation.We might also do some other mental exercises and discuss possible self-hypnosis, mindfulness, or other exercises you can do on your own.

After the session – You can continue on with your day refreshed and alert

In between sessions  – A few minutes a day of practice at home makes all the difference. It is essential for meditation; it speeds up progress with hypnotherapy. But we will talk about what works with your lifestyle and be practical and realistic. I often give clients audio files of hypnosis sessions to do at home.

Hypnosis –  This is experience exercises often with physical and mental relaxation.  It is enjoyable, natural and safe. The experience can vary – you might stay very conscious of the room and my voice, drift off elsewhere in your mind, or do both. It is often like daydreaming or the feeling just before/after sleep.

Meditation This can involve both mental exercises whether seated or lying down, or movement. While from the outside it might look like not much is happening, the participant is working intently yet gently on the inside.

In neither case do you have to wear special clothes or close your eyes if you don’t want to. You can choose whether to sit upright or stretch out, if facilities provide for it.

Prices, locations, contact

Prices

Discussed in person

Refer a friend and get £10 off your next session

 

Remote therapy

Sessions conducted by Zoom | find out more

 

Locations

South Woodford, East London:
Forest Therapy Centre 75 Station Passage, London E18 1JL | view on google maps

Acton, West London:
W3 Holistic 65D Churchfield Rd, London W3 6AX | view on google maps

 

Contact

Contact:Phone – 07367 964544    Email – info @ ebiddlecombe.com   Instagram – @mindintheround

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