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Hypnosis - What can it do?


A competent and experienced hypnotherapist working with clients can achieve wonderful results. Relaxation relieves stress at home and work.

Hypnotherapy can help with weight control issues, insomnia, anxiety and depression, habit problems such as smoking, overeating, alcohol, drugs or unwanted mannerisms, performance in many areas

Hypnosis, often with doctor referral, has proved effective in physical and mental illness, dealing with phobias, degenerative conditions, anaesthetic needs and, especially, attitude and behavioural changes. It can create the all important positive attitude necessary for healing. It can enhance learning, motivation, build confidence and improve relationships. This list is not exhaustive, so please contact us with your questions.

Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours.In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual. Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal.


It is often used to help relieve anxiety, aid sleeping, help to address bed-wetting, address attitudes to weight, and help clients achieve the behavioural change to stop smoking. It may also help with minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress and confidence issues and may also be used to enhance performance in areas such as sport and public speaking.  Hypnotherapy may help people to cope with and manage the relief of perceived pain. Hypnotherapy has also been used with both adults and children to help manage the pain associated with irritable bowel. There is evidence to support its use in this condition for both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to medicine.


How does it work?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, sometimes mistakenly thought of as sleep, unconsciousness or losing control. In truth it is an altered state where the conscious mind is by-passed and then the sub-conscious mind can be accessed. The sub-conscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind. It ‘tape records' all experiences and learnings, good and bad. It is a way to emotions, past events suppressed, repressed or forgotten by the conscious mind. The sub-conscious can access facts, information, causes of feelings, behaviours and attitudes; these can be strengthened and changed with the help of hypnotherapy.

Manage your life.

Being able to think and act positively is achieved through an awareness of self-management. The elements are vital to achieve success. The person who manages events, emotions and personal progress is free from stress anxiety, fear, inadequacy and other negative traits.


Hypnosis can create and enhance confidence, assuredness and a sense of personal competence.
Self-doubt, negative childhood imprints, effects of past failures can be converted to positive learning experiences for excellence.


Hypnotherapy can help belief in personal power (the ability to act) resulting in the complete turn-around of lives and fortunes.


Achieve your potential.

Self-esteem and self-confidence are essential to well being. Self-esteem is fundamental to friendships, ambitions and goals - even health, itself.

A person must like, respect and admire the person he/she sees in a mirror. Life events, in childhood or adult years, can damage self-esteem and confidence; reducing the chances of reaching one's full potential.

Past negative programming, from judgemental parents, teachers, relatives or peers can inhibit progress.

However, hypnotherapy and hypno-analysis can reveal the causes, create understanding and modify self-doubts and beliefs, enabling individuals to achieve their full potential.

Our therapists very often combine Clinical Hypnotherapy with NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and EFT (emotional freedom technique) to achieve a complete and holistic approach to successful healing for the client.







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