Why Hypnotherapy ?

What can Hypnotherapy help with?

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Insomnia                Anxiety                Stress

Weight management          Depression

OCD             IBS                     Pain

Fears/Phobias        Addictions          Stopping Smoking     Anger

Sports Motivation      Self-esteem    Confidence     Public Speaking

Pregnancy  and Childbirth.    Certain Skin Conditions.


Question: Can You make me cluck like a Chicken?

Answer:  No, not unless you really want to cluck.

There are many myths regarding hypnosis. These myths make people a little unsure of hypnotherapy.

The typical misconceptions relate to people being made to do silly things when in trance or not having control over a situation when in trance. Another belief is that a person is ‘put under’ when in trance and they are not aware of things happening around them.  So let us look at the reality of trance.

Facts about hypnosis:

Hypnosis is just a trance like state, which is simply  like daydreaming.

Hypnosis does not take away the control of an individual. In my therapy room a person could just get up and walk away if they so wished.

Hypnosis can not make you do anything you do not want to do.

Trance  feels very much like the times when you are so focused on a task that you lose track of time or when you are watching TV and you drift off but you can still hear the TV in the background. Another example of trance is when you traveling on that journey home, you  arrive at your destination and think, ‘Gosh, I do not know how I got here.’ Even though you have arrived safely home. The part of the brain that you needed to get you home safely has done it’s job, but you were daydreaming in a trance state.

Trance is a natural state and it occurs naturally many times during the day.

Hypnosis enables us to replicate this trance in a positive way. Both the conscious and subconscious can  focus on any goal set when in trance. We can access the subconscious with the aim of changing unwanted thoughts or behaviour  patterns. Goals are always set by the client and agreed upon during a therapy session. Once an achievable goal is decided upon, then you, the client creates a picture, a visualisation of you achieving that goal.

Visualisation is a powerful tool. If you imagine yourself to be confident, self assured and happy, our brain will believe this and you will begin to feel all those things. Once you start to feel happy and good about yourself you do become that person.  Just like an athlete gets themselves in ‘the zone’, the athlete visualises winning, has focused concentration on the end result.  If failure and negative thoughts dominate, then that  negative person becomes a reality. So we always think in a positive way.

Hypnotherapy helps to achieve  a change of perspective,

Hypnotherapy helps to reshape our thoughtcropped-fotolia_54157739_xs.jpg patterns and reactions, enabling us to change our lives for the better.

If you see yourself as a happier healthier person … then you become that person.






  • Results will vary from person to person and the length of therapy will not be the same for any two people. We are all human and  we are all individuals.