Are you affected by stress in the office? Do you find yourself working long hours? Perhaps you feel stressed by too many deadlines? If so, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may be able to help you feel calmer, brighter and happier about life.


Duncan Little, a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) practitioner based with the award winning team at The Observatory Practice, The Crescent, Plymouth, says, “One of the most common areas that people come to see me about is areas of life connected to stress and, in particular, stress at work.”


Workplace stress can manifest itself in a variety of different ways – not just in the office but also at home and socially.


Duncan provides a free initial consultation for potential clients to explain why we sometimes respond negatively to stress and how SFH can help.


“There are parts of our brains that are very adept at dealing with the perception of threats and our negative reactions to stress are an evolutionary coping mechanism which might not be helpful in our day to day lives.”


“People who struggle with stress in the office may find they have anger issues or that they struggle with sleep patterns – perhaps becoming insular in their thinking.”


With every negative thought a person experiences, it goes into what Duncan terms as being their “stress bucket.” As the levels increase so the person struggles to cope.


Duncan Little says Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps empty the stress bucket by encouraging the client to be able to look towards positive solutions which can help to propel them towards a brighter future.


“A key part of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is the safe use of a trance state which is a natural way to aid in the reduction of stress so that, after a number of sessions, the client can start to feel better placed to cope with life.”


Some clients have also found that it helps to improve their thinking ability, productivity and confidence – both in and out of the workplace.


“By emptying the stress bucket, we allow the brain a greater degree for flexibility in being able to think positively, act positively and interact in a productive fashion.”


Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help to take control over other aspects of our lives, ranging from stopping smoking through to reducing phobias and weight management.



Simply request an appointment via Duncan’s website. Alternatively, you can book by e-mail: [email protected]

You can telephone Duncan on: 01752 421302 / 07765 363746