Shomit in Tatler’s Good Shrinks Guide
A highly skilled hypnotherapist, [Shomit’s] theory is straightforward: talking things through with a therapist can help you to understand what is happening in the here and now. To understand something, though, is not the same as to shift it.
So you turn up at his Chiswick home, which feels safe and nurturing, and tentatively settle into a chair – and it’s like floodgates opening. Mitter’s gentle interrogations will have you admitting stuff that you’d tried to push to the back of your mind, stuff that you’d buried for years. His style of hypnotherapy runs deeper than repeated affirmations – expect a mixture of meditation (it allows you to view your fears from a ‘still point’, so that you can manage your reactions to them) and visualisation work (he has you conceive the future as you want it to be and imagine a life in which you are happy and healthy).
Only by managing the world ‘in here’ will you be able to cope with the world ‘out there’, [Shomit] says. Recovery, after all, is an inside job.