This policy will be regularly reviewed and updated when necessary.
Personal data is information about you that can identify you as an individual. Personal data collection is required in order for Liane Reeves, Registered Dietitian to provide safe and accurate advice and for this advice to be communicated to you and other relevant health professionals involved in your care.
Once an appointment has been arranged, you will be required to provide personal data including name, address, contact details, past medical history, dietary and lifestyle information, medication, relevant test results and GP/Consultant contact information for Liane Reeves, Registered Dietitian to make an informed decision about the advice you require, enable her to make a diagnosis and provide the support needed. If you refuse to provide the information requested or you wish to withdraw your consent, Liane Reeves will not be able to provide you with appropriate advice.
If your data is required for a new purpose, the changes will be communicated to you before beginning any new processing.
Sharing your personal data
Reception staff at: Wantage Osteopathic Practice, and Anna’s Admin will have access to your details and notes in order to book appointments and send correspondence.
With your consent, correspondence will be sent to other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
We will not share your information with any third parties without your consent.
Our website contains links to other websites which have their own privacy policies. We do not accept liability or responsibility for these policies.
Who is the data controller:
Liane Reeves, Registered Dietitian, Wantage Osteopathic Practice, 1 Church Street, Wantage, OX12 8BL. Tel 07947 053396. Liane@reevesdiets.co.uk. Liane is registered as Data Controller with the Information, Controllers Office (ICO).
How long will my data be kept?:
In order to comply with the British Dietetic Association, patient notes which contain your personal data will be kept securely for ten years.
If you contact Liane Reeves, Registered Dietitian but do not arrange an appointment, your contact details will be kept for no longer than one year following your last correspondence or until you request your details be deleted. Liane Reeves will not distribute, sell or lease personal information to third parties unless she has your strict permission or is required by law to do so.
Secure physical and electronic procedures are in place to safeguard your information. Your personal data will not be shared with any other parties without your consent.
We use end to end encrypted email, Halaxy Practice Management Software and Zoom.
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What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis (also known as hypnotherapy) is simply an increased focus of attention on one experience, whilst the focus on other things is decreased. We will all have experienced this in our every day lives, for example when we are so engrossed in an activity (e.g. reading or watching a film) that we do not hear someone calling our name. Guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention are used to encourage a heightened state of awareness, which is also called a trance state. This process is known as an ‘induction’. Suggestions are then given in the trance state such as ‘each day you will feel calmer and more in control’. Or, to help with pain management, you might be asked to imagine a different feeling such as coolness or numbness. These suggestions then stay in your subconscious mind to help you to change your habits or improve your symptoms.
What can hypnosis help with?
Hypnosis can be used to help with managing pain, depression, stress, anxiety, changing habits as well as other psychological and medical problems. It has also been shown to be an effective way to manage symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The National Institute for Clinical and Care Excellence (NICE) have recommended that psychological interventions including hypnotherapy should be considered for people with IBS whose symptoms have not improved with medical management after 12 months.
The brain-gut connection
We have all experienced ‘butterflies’ in our stomachs when we feel nervous at some point in our lives. Other emotions such as anger, sadness or anxiety can also trigger gut symptoms as the brain and gut are closely connected. Signals are sent from the brain to the gut and from the gut to the brain via the nervous system and gut microbiome. This two-way communication is known as the gut-brain axis. Hypnosis has been shown to help treat the anxiety or depression which may drive the symptoms and can also target the gut function itself.
Would I stay in control of my actions?
Yes. In fact hypnosis helps you to gain more control over your mind and body rather than less. You can also continue to speak or signal to the therapist during the hypnosis in response to their questions or suggestions. You will also be able to remember the hypnosis experience and remain aware of who and where you are.
How easy is hypnosis?
Some people find it easier than others to enter hypnosis and therefore it will be more effective for some than for others. However, practice between sessions can help. All hypnosis is considered to be self-hypnosis as you remain in control, so it is not necessary to always be guided. You can therefore practice on your own or listen to recordings between sessions.