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What is Hypnosis? 

Hypnosis is a natural, altered state of consciousness. Most people find it very pleasant as it gives them an opportunity to relax deeply and to focus more inwardly so that beneficial suggestions can be communicated to the unconscious mind from the therapist to the client and from the client to themselves – based on the changes the client want to make. This is very much a cooperative experience.

What can Hypnotherapy Treat?

I usually teach Self Hypnosis in the first session; the daily practice of this technique is an effective prescription for helping patients control their own mind, thoughts, feelings, symptoms and behaviour.

I treat a wide variety of condions with Hypnotherapy. For example hypnosis for public speaking I have used on leading barristers to great effect.  

Hypnosis is the treatment of choice for Social Anxiety, and for most acute anxieties in general. 

Even if you don’t suffer from acute anxieties Hynotherapy is a great tool for helping with confidence issues. 

With anxiety sleep can be affected and sleep hypnosis is very beneficial to break this cycle.

Phobias are also a mainstream of Hypnotherapy practice.  Hypnotherapy is often used  for fear of flying, claustrophoia, fear of spiders and many others.

I also use Hypnotherapy for weight loss and smoking cessation where a shortish course of treatment can transform lives. 

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a goal-centred therapy which usually takes 2-5 sessions to start achieving clinical results.

Hypnotherapy is a tool I use in stress management and is very successful in reducing levels of stress. This I find particularly useful at the end of a CBT session, as it embeds the new insights on which the patient has been working in a relaxed and effective way.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Some common fears:

A person cannot be hypnotised without their knowledge or implicit consent. Neither is it possible for anyone to remain in a permanent hypnotic state.

Sadly, ‘stage hypnotism’ – so very different from the clinical hypnotherapy I practice –  has given clinical hypnotherapy a bad name.

What actually is clinical hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety of somatic (body) and psychological symptoms. During treatment the individual becomes physically relaxed but remains aware and can hear everything the therapist says. Treatment is pleasant, natural, safe and has no harmful side effects. Each session lasts up to one hour.

Clinical applications

Hypnotherapy is acknowledged as being beneficial for the following: stopping smoking, nail biting, weight control, healthy eating, sporting performance, performance anxiety, exam nerves, learning, memory and concentration, self-confidence, phobias, compulsions and compulsive behavior, emotional problems, sleep problems, inhibitions, anxiety and panic, worries, stress reduction, blood pressure, self-image problems, stress related stomach problems, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), childbirth, skin problems, pain control, bed wetting, sexual problems –  and many more besides.

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11, Oakeshott Avenue, London, N6 6NT