I have been fascinated with hypnosis way before i qualified in 2001. After having trained at probably the worlds oldest school of hypnosis i soon realised that not only did i find my niche in life and enjoy helping change other peoples lives, but they seemed to really benefit from it too. Its a win win situation!
I specialise in hypnosis and related techniques only. That means you can be sure that i have the skills you need when looking for a clinical hypnotherapist.
I am a weight loss specialist, but also have 14 years experience in all other areas of hypnosis too.
I am still amazed at seeing people get rid of all sorts of problems, psychological and physical. Hypnosis when used right, can really change your whole life.
I am always happy to give someone free advice about whether hypnotherapy is right for them, and you might find i will tell you things that other therapists might not!
I am a qualified, insured and registered hypnotherapist and hypno- psychotherapist. This may sound the same, but to be a qualified Hypno-Psychotherapist, takes up to 1800 hours at masters degree level. To be just a hypnotherapist takes 450 hours training at a much more basic level.
Being bound by a strict code of ethics and operate within set procedures outlined by fellow training organisations and governing bodies.
I am also trained in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) to Master level . This is a relatively new technique which can dramatically reduce the time needed for a given presenting problem. The technique was brought to print in the 70′s and is one of the leading new forces in psychology.
You can rest assured that I only belong to the most reputable professional associations like the CNCH who maintain a strict code of ethics, and a complaints procedure for any problems that may arise.
Feel free to check me out on the websites mentioned and also on the small selection of reviews here and on the web.
People often ask – what is hypnosis? Well, hypnosis is nothing new, until anaesthesia came along, you would have been one of the lucky few, to have an operation with the chance to be hypnotised.
We’ve all experienced it, whether we realise it as a ‘trance state’ or not. A good example is when you are driving along and then think to yourself.. “where am I going?…Im going the wrong way”. You might explain this by saying..”I was miles away” or ” Im not concentrating”.
The point here is: you got where you were, somehow, even if you dont remember actually driving there, your mind was definitely somewhere else, but you are still able to perform what you wanted to- in this example, its drive the car. Standing in a long queue can also let our minds wander, this is the same as a trance state.
To me, there is no argument about whether hypnosis exists or not – you cannot pinpoint a persons mind, but we all know it is there . Our mind is just a name we give to it, it is the same with a trance state.
Hypnotherapy IS : safe, relaxing, effective
Hypnotherapy IS NOT : dangerous, nor mind control
– You cannot get stuck in hypnosis
– There is no mind control
– You are always safe, aware and in control
– Nothing bad will occur whilst in a trance state
How It Works
One of the pioneers of modern hypnosis- Milton Erickson said that we all have inner powers/abilities/strengths that we do not make the best use of. Clients when faced with a problem are not so much unresourceful as in an unresourceful state. That is to say that we often do not realise our capabilities, and it is only by using the trance state that we can learn new things- new ways to behave even if we have exhibited these old unwanted behaviours for many years. As stated before a trance state is akin to meditation, a deep focus or a different way of using our minds to achieve something. A runner goes into ‘the zone’ when in a race, yet immediately they cross the finishing line, they can collapse through exhaustion.
You can learn to use this power to your advantage, whatever your goals are a trance state can help you get where you want to go. A trance state is a natural thing not something to be scared of. A while ago there was much input from the scientific community to say that hypnosis was all put on and i.e being faked by people. Lately however science has shown that certain parts of the brain are activated during hypnosis, and these parts of the brain were not active in the control group of the experiment who were just following along. There have also been countless operations carried out using only hypnosis as anaesthetic, it is quite literally switching the pain off!! If you can cut people open in surgery and control the pain using hypnosis- imagine its potential power for other things.
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