Laura Jane Woodward - Bristol Hypnotherapist
Laura Jane Woodward Hypnotherapy; BSc (Hons), HPD, DFSH, AfSFH (reg), CNHC (reg)
I’m Laura Jane, and I’m on a mission to promote happiness and well-being to all, to help you feel relaxed and happy. Just imagine … living a life that you actually love; a life where you completely and utterly thrive, and not just survive.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, I specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a wonderful collaborative form of hypnotherapy that helps you as the client to access your own potential, to solve the problems in your life and achieve your goals as effectively and quickly as possible in a friendly, positive, comfortable and confidential environment. I work with clients of all ages, backgrounds and professions.
Whatever your current challenge and whatever has happened to you in the past, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help. I will work with you to find out what you would like your preferred future to be like. We don’t dwell on the past, often painful experiences. Clients report how 'freeing' this process feels.
This positive psychotherapy work is enhanced by the application of hypnosis. Hypnosis is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. When we enter the state of trance, our subconscious mind becomes more receptive to positive suggestions, accepting directions to empower you, to promote change and achieve your full potential. Brain waves change during this process, we become more focused, calmer and able to make decisions with clarity.
We all have the ability to change if we are motivated. With the knowledge and skills acquired during our sessions, you will be able to understand why you are feeling the way you do and make a decision about how to react to the situations in your life. Using the latest advances in neuroscience, I can help you to remodel your brain and patterns of thinking, to create a new strong, confident, calm and control state of mind.
I’ve taken myself from a place of fear and anxiety to one of joy and peace. I learned how to feel happy every day. I learned how to sleep, I learned how to reduce my anxiety, and crucially I stopped allowing others to define my sense of self.
I am a single mother of two amazing growing boys, and in most ways I feel so blessed. But, this hasn’t always been the case. When my marriage broke down; I felt sad, I couldn’t sleep, I was anxious and so lost, and then there was the isolation and responsibility that comes with bringing up children alone. Struggling to manage my work and life balance, as many of us do today, I hit rock bottom.
Overwhelmed by the power and potential of hypnotherapy, and fuelled by a long-standing passion to help people to be the absolute best they can be, now, I devote my time to helping others achieve peace and contentment in their lives, to learn to sleep and how to feel happy every day.
I can honestly say that I love my work, and am delighted with the amazing results that hypnotherapy allows me to achieve, in helping people take control of their lives.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can effectively help those committed to change with a wide range of issues including, but not exclusively;
Anxiety • Stress • Low Mood • Insomnia • Panic Attacks • Fears and Phobias • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Obsessive Compulsive Disroder (OCD) • Bereavement • Postnatal Depression • ME & Chronic Fatigure Syndrome • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • Pain Management • Childbirth • Confidence and Motivation • Self-Esteem • Weight Management • Sports Performance & Rehabilitation • Giving up Smoking • Support during Chemotherapy
It would be my pleasure to work with you.
Laura Jane xx #justimagine
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm Laura Jane; I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist specialising in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, with a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) from the Clifton Practice and a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) from the NCH. I also have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
I am a full registered member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS certificate allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred 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.