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“They conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hypnotherapy has also been used with 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 simple prescribed medicine.

  • Quitting smoking, grinding your teeth, weight loss - including HypnoGastricBand, nail biting
  • Driving test nerves, interview nerves, work presentations, fear of flying, fear of motorway driving, fear of heights, fear of lifts, fear of spiders.
  • Coping strategies for anxiety, work related stress, stress during pregnancy, stress during divorce, relationship stress, stress during exams, emotional stress, bereavement, loss, depression, jealousy, detachment.
  • Improving work performance, improving sports performance
  • Relaxation strategies.

Most frequently asked questions...

What is Hypnotherapy/hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a defocused mental state occurring naturally several times daily without realising it. For a simpler explanation read the next answer...

What does being hypnotised feel like?

It's like the drowsy feeling of relaxing in front of the TV just before you drift off to sleep?

How does Hypnosis work?

I guide you into a relaxed state whilst talking gently to your unconscious mind giving you new instructions that are beneficial to you in helping you to resolve your problems.

The conscious mind focuses on day-to-day activities and decision making but without stimulus, whilst relaxing, it will drift towards sleep, which is why a Hypnotherapist asks you to close your eyes and relax.

Will I know what is happening and be in control?

You are in control at all times. Your subconscious mind will reject any unwanted suggestions and instantly return you to a fully alert state. 

Can I be made to do embarrassing things?

Absolutely not, it would be ethically wrong. Hypnotherapy is not entertainment like stage hypnosis; it is a serious process of healing and self-improvement.

Can anybody be hypnotised?

Yes. As I explained above, hypnosis is simply an induced state of deep relaxation. Contrary to what many people think, it does not require you to reach a state of unconsciousness otherwise you would not hear or benefit from what I am saying...

Please feel free to ask more questions when you contact me for an appointment.

Hypnotherapy can help with a multitude of issues: