Hypnotherapy for Help with Migraines in Manchester

Hypnotherapy for Help with Migraines - Manchester

The impact that migraines can have on your life is often overlooked by employers and the general public. They can all to easily dismissed as ‘just a headache’ or feeling ‘a bit sick’. The truth of course is that everyone experiences migraines in their own way. Some have aura and others don’t, some are physically sick and others become panicked or slur their speech.

I’ve had many of the symptoms above and at times had chronic migraines almost daily. I was given various pain killers and even beta-blockers. These may work for some but for me migraines were my bodies way of telling me to stop and were linked to my stress / anxiety levels.

Whilst it should be made clear that there is no evidence to suggest that direct hypnosis can ‘cure’ migraines what solution focused hypnotherapy can do is help positively intervene – helping you to relax, sleep better, be more positive and give you a set of tools to cope better with migraines. For me this has meant that I now have 1 – 2 migraines every 6 months and when I do I can usually track the source.

If you’d like to come in for a half price initial consultation and see if solution focused hypnotherapy is right for you then please call 07756 932 702 or get in touch HERE.

You can also find more information on migraines at Migraine ActionMigraine.org.uk.

If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.


What to look for in a Hypnotherapist.

Always ensure that you do thorough research of both the hypnotherapist and his or her credentials before proceeding with treatment.

Be aware of bold claims.

Whilst the Advertising Standards Authority have now updated their codes to cover websites there are still some therapists making ‘bold’ claims and selling the kind of ‘snake oil’ remedies reminiscent of the Wild West. It should be made clear that success is not guaranteed and full client commitment, such as listening to the relaxation/support CDs, is required for the sessions to be worthwhile. No magic pills are available and this means client participation is a necessary requirement. I offer a half price initial consultation enabling a thorough explanation of all aspects of therapy.

Ensure an eclectic approach.

When choosing a hypnotherapist it’s often best to ensure that they are eclectic in their approach to therapy. As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (SFH) I use elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and the latest developments within Neuroscience, along with Trance to offer a positive intervention and ensure the right environment to tackle your presenting problem.

Make sure your hypnotherapist is insured and part of a society or association.

Make sure that your hypnotherapist is part of a larger governing body. Whilst there is no current legal obligation on the part of the hypnotherapist there are various voluntary organisations that both ensure quality and give the therapist a good support structure. Insurance should also be current and specific to therapy work. I was trained by the renowned Clifton Practice where I gained my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH), I am currently a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) – This ensures that I adhere to their ‘code of conduct’ and attend regular supervision and continuing professional development. I am also fully insured by ‘Holistic Insurance’ and have a current and full DBS Certificate for working with children and vulnerable adults.

For more information please call 07756 932 702 or get in touch HERE.


Ben Gaskell DSFH AfSFH-Reg is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in the Stretford area of Greater Manchester, serving the local and surrounding areas of Urmston, Didsbury, Sale, Chorlton, Hale, Altrincham and Trafford. Further details can be found on ‘getting here’ or my ‘contact’ page. For more information on Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy please call 07756 932 702.