For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the largely untapped powers of the human mind, and the importance of self-belief and visualisation when setting and achieving goals.
As a young man I was drawn to hypnosis as a means to bring about self-improvement using positive suggestions and the subconscious mind, and quickly saw the potential to also help bring about positive change in other people’s lives with hypnotherapy.
I first qualified as a hypnotherapist in 2004 with the Cambridge College of Hypnotherapy and have continued to expand my skills and knowledge since then. When not working as a hypnotherapist, I can often by found surrounded by plants and animals (particularly birds of prey), with a camera in hand.
Hypnosis is a natural state that we all experience in our day-to-day lives. It is a“state characterised by increased receptiveness and responsiveness”, during which awareness is transferred from the conscious to the sub-conscious mind.
Conscious and Subconscious Mind
The conscious mind is the part responsible for rational thought, decision-making and logic. The subconscious mind is the “Auto-pilot", the part responsible for the tasks we take for granted (heart rate, digestion, healing, pupil dilation, blood pressure etc). The subconscious mind is also the part of the mind we access when daydreaming, remembering, or feeling emotions.
What does Hypnosis feel like?
Everyone’s experience of Hypnosis is unique, but you will be aware and in control at all times.
Have you ever: Driven somewhere, yet been unable to remember how you got there? Become so engrossed in a film, book or music to such an extent you were unaware of your surroundings? Concentrated so intently on something that when you at your watch you couldn’t believe the time? Walked into a room, but forgotten what you went in there for?
If you answered Yes to any of those questions, Congratulations, you’ve already experienced Hypnosis!
On your first visit some personal information will be taken in order to establish the best course of treatment for you, and to gain insight into any underlying causes. This is completely confidential.
You will then be hypnotised in order to give you first-hand experience of the state, following which you will be given some positive suggestions aimed at general confidence boosting and feelings of well-being.
Regarding specific sensations when hypnotised, these vary from person to person, but many people feel:
· Deep feeling of relaxation
· Increased heaviness or lightness in limbs
· Increased lachrymation or watering of the eyes
· A pleasant tingling sensation in the fingers and/or toes
· Time distortion (feeling the session was shorter or longer than it actually was)
· Increased swallowing.
You are in control at all times - You cannot be made to do something which is a contrary to your personal moral code.
Behaving like a chicken is not required!
Hypnosis can help with: Smoking, weight management, confidence, sports performance, exams, phobias and fears, bereavement, pain control and much, much more Take control of your life - utilize the completely safe power of your subconscious mind through Hypnosis