Published Sunday 9 August 2015 in the Northwich Guardian. Reported by James Wilson
SUMMER holidays in the sun are just a dream for some people, especially if they have a fear of flying.
One Northwich practitioner can make taking to the skies a stress-free and more relaxing time with just three or four sessions of hypnotherapy.
Jenny Mellenchip is based at Absolute Beauty on Station Road in Northwich and she uses solution focused hypnotherapy to help people overcome minor phobias that have been holding them back.
Jenny said: “We work with clients who may dislike aspects of flying that can result in them feeling a bit nervous before they get onto a plane or while they are on board.
“Over a period of normally three to four hypnotherapy sessions, we can help someone feel more confident about flying with the sole aim of helping them to board a plane feeling calm and relaxed.”
Jenny uses specific hypnotherapy techniques to help clients with a fear of flying put business trips and family holidays abroad back on the calendar and people with a fear of heights or spiders face them calmly.
Jenny said: “To be able to help someone gain confidence in an area of their life is a fantastic feeling and it is great that clients can themselves, go on to gain confidence as an air passenger or in other areas of their life thanks to solution focused hypnotherapy.
“It’s about a desire for positive change.”
Jenny Mellenchip trained at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in Manchester and achieved her hypnotherapy practitioner’s diploma, which is wide regarded as the gold standard in the business.
Jenny and her team are also part of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), which requires members to adhere to a high standard of professional conduct and on-going supervision alongside attendance at regular training events throughout the year.
In addition to helping people overcome their fears of flying, heights or spiders, solution focused hypnotherapy can also be used to help ease stress and improve confidence as well as aiding in weight management and stopping smoking.