Richard counts himself as fortunate in having lead a varied and diverse life with many ups and downs affording him a wealth of knowledge, experience and self-understanding. His use of "Solution Focused" thinking during his personal and professional life helped him enormously. “I use the techniques I now teach on a daily basis and I know how much they have helped me and my clients! I have been lucky enough to be self employed three times, clinically depressed twice (once in my early twenties when my first business went bust and then again in my early thirties as a leader of a Corporate Sales Team under immense pressure), so I had need of these techniques. They have seen me through many a tough task and emotional situation although it was not until I became a student of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy that I realise how depressed I had been back then and how much I had used some of these Solution Focused techniques to get me back to being me again!"
The history of Richards journey started when he was just 16 and being coached for Rowing. This was the start of his Sports Psychology and Richard was taught the art of visualisation for technical change and race day preparation, way back in 1984 . It worked as he has many national and international gold medals as well as becoming a successful coach. In 2001 he was introduced to Neuro Luinguistic Programming or NLP as part of a sales technique. Although useful to Richard, NLP was not a complete solution more a wonderful tool! Whilst as a corporate Sales Manager in Prime Central London Richard was put through various ‘Corporate training programes’ by the various different global executive training experts and this training gave him further insight into the working of the mind and more importantly its connection to the body.
Although these techniques guided Richard through the tough times as well as helped him reach the peaks of his successes, they came in a dis-jointed and flawed manner. It was only when Richard sought out the Solution Focused Hypnotherapy technique he uses now did all the pennies dropped. Richard often says "I love my job - I get to bring happiness into peoples lives, I get to bring that back to a person who has become lost and forgotten what it is or who they are, I get to help people find a way to cope! That is such a wonderful thing to be able to do for another human being, I am truly fortunate!"
When Richard sought treated for the loss and trauma of a very dear and much loved friend he was introduced to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (as taught by the renowned CPHT in Bristol). This brought all that previous knowledge and experience together giving Richard a deeper understanding by filling in the gaps in his knowledge. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective yet very gentle talking therapy. Richard was so moved by the experience he felt compelled to study it. Not to become a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist but to learn all he could about the human condition. He soon discovered he had a passion, a true vocation, he discovered he wanted to help people cope, help them to achieve whatever they want to, help people understand the whys, hows and what to do's about the parts of their lives they were struggling with, he wanted to help people to be happy again..
Richard has successfully helped numerous individuals create lasting positive change in their lives – without re-visiting the past nor focusing on the presenting problem in any way. To understand how this is possible please don't hesitate to get in touch, book an initial consultation in Clapham or give Richard a call. www.themiltonpractice.co.uk
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Tracey Grist. HPD,CNLP, BA(hons) MNCH (ACC.)
Tracey is a Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor of Hypnotherapy and the membership Director for the (NCH) National Council of Hypnotherapy (one of the largest registers in Britain for practicing Hypnotherapists) and practices within their code of conduct guidelines and that of the (CNHC) Complementary and National Healthcare Council- A voluntary register recognised by the Government for good practice.
It is always important when looking for a complimentary therapist (of any kind) to ask whether they belong to a register for good practice and the protection of their clients.
Tracey comes from a creative background of design and in later years re-trained as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, she uses NLP, creativity and coaching within her trained skill set.Her primary interest is for you to be the best you can be, so easily in life we can get worn down or distracted and forget that, we are the most important thing in our lives!
Tracey uses hypnosis to subconsciously alter our internal programming, whether that be suffering at the hands of addiction, our emotions taking power over us too readily, or even that we just simply (and sadly) don’t feel loveable or good enough. How many times have we tried to use logic to solve our internal problems? Sometimes (most of the time) it is impossible to throw logic at our illogical, irrational emotions; our emotions have a (determined) different way of working, (don’t we know it!) therefore through Hypnotherapy, we address these and apply creative, and sometimes illogical solutions.With the right understanding and tweaking, we can shift those negative thoughts and behaviours into something positive, giving you the fire to be the awesome you; the you you want to be.
Every problem no matter how big or how small is a creative challenge, so please, don’t be afraid to simply just enquire if hypnosis is the right thing for you.
To contact Tracey to book an appointment or for more information Hypkids@gmail.com