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Karen Martin

Childhood mental health services are in crisis.  When a child who feels helpless, hopeless and out of control is brave enough to tell their parents, only to discover that they can’t find a way to solve the problem either, the world very quickly becomes a much scarier place. Small issues can become huge and unmanageable if... [read more]

Karen Martin

Shouting doesn’t get you anywhere. In fact, as soon as voices are raised, you’ve lost the argument and have little chance of resolving your differences. Often, couples will find themselves going over the same old ground, in the same way, becoming more and more frustrated and angry with each other. Once you turn the volume down and... [read more]

Karen Martin

A few simple strategies can make a big difference As a busy full-time hypnotherapist, I spend a lot of time helping people cope with anxiety. The progress we make is sometimes undermined by those closest to them thinking they can just get over it or telling them to ‘pull themselves together’. This is compounded by the fact that... [read more]

Tom Jagiello

Time Line Therapy™ was created by Dr Tad James, an early developer of NLP in the late ’80s. It is part of the NLP approach that largely focuses on Ericksonian hypnotherapy.  Many scientists made an observation that as human beings, we develop in our nervous system, some way of coding and storing the experience of time.... [read more]

Roger Gilbert

All communication is hypnosis!   In the popular imagination hypnosis is something exotic and out of the ordinary.  However, in reality, the truth is rather mundane.  Hypnosis is the name given to those states when: our attention is focused on our inner experience rather than on whatever is going on in the world around us (like when we... [read more]

Debbie Stanton

Hypnotherapy has been practiced for a long time and used for anything from eliminating bad habits to relieving stress, pain, fear and anxiety. Hypnotherapy can change our minds to accept new, healthier habits or preferred responses by placing positive suggestions deep into the subconscious parts of our brains. Once out of trance, the subconscious then sends... [read more]

Roger Gilbert

Many people complain that they don't get enough sleep, or that they have poor quality sleep.  This is something to take seriously because scientists now recognise that getting too little or poor quality sleep not only leaves us feeling tired during the day, but also has a negative effect on our physical and mental wellbeing. Fortunately, recent studies... [read more]

Anthony Kelly

Look Into My Eyes. The Pitfalls of being a Hypnotherapist

Posted by Anthony Kelly 552 Days Ago


Since I qualified as a hypnotherapist some friends/family/strangers wont look me in the eye. Only a few days ago at a networking event my husband (also an NLP practitioner and Hypnotherapist) without meaning to started hypnotising someone whilst explaining hypnotism! One friend's main concern was, 'You'll know my deepest, darkest secrets.' The outcome being I do not have... [read more]

Diane Oxborough

Hay Fever Free (in One Easy Session)

Posted by Diane Oxborough 555 Days Ago


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Shelley Cushway Dip, Cbh, Hyp

Acting 'as if' - experimenting with the change you want to develop

Posted by Shelley Cushway Dip, Cbh, Hyp 573 Days Ago


Acting ‘as if’ As part of my work as a coach and therapist I regularly ask my clients to work hard during sessions and / or complete homework in between sessions.  This sometimes entails using their imagination in session, either in or out of hypnosis, to imagine being in a situation they wish to master, using specific... [read more]

Honey Lansdowne

The real secret to getting motivated

Posted by Honey Lansdowne 700 Days Ago


So you want to know the real secret to getting motivated? Like so many secrets to success, it’s very simple! The real secret to getting motivated is to clear the blocks. Yes that’s it. But let me explain why. Clear your blocks to get motivated Smart people know that Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to achieving the things you want to in life... [read more]

Debbie Stanton

Our subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and what is not. Therefore even if you only 'think' worst case scenarios or have anxious thoughts of any kind, then that is what your subconscious will perceive as real and will respond accordingly. Think of our subconscious minds as our protection mechanism, if it feels... [read more]

Honey Lansdowne

Why everything you think about Hypnosis is probably wrong

Posted by Honey Lansdowne 762 Days Ago


So how can I be so sure that everything you think about Hypnosis is probably wrong? Well for two reasons. When I have free consultations with clients they usually have questions about Hypnosis which I like to sort out and answer as fully as I can before their sessions. And also, in preparation for this article, I... [read more]

Diane Oxborough

Craving to Stop Smoking Easily?

Posted by Diane Oxborough 869 Days Ago


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Steven Blake

The 5 lies of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is not only a hidden illness; most of what is written about it is either irrelevant or simply untrue. Lie #1, The cause is unknown. Lie #2, There is no “cure.” Lie #3, There will be a pharmaceutical answer. Lie #4, People with Fibro all have the same illness. Lie #5, Being a Fibro Warrior is a... [read more]

Vicky Mcleod

Does Hypnotherapy Actually Work?

Posted by Vicky Mcleod 1178 Days Ago


A question I'm asked often as a hypnotherapist is whether hypnotherapy actually works. Hypnosis is actually a natural state, a level of altered awareness like those we can gently go in and out of ourselves through our day. For example, when concentrating on a task, and very deeply involved in it, you’ll notice time seems to... [read more]

Theresa Borg

Hypnotherapy, in my experience, is a fast, easy to access, and relatively cheap quit smoking aid. A hypnosis session is usually completed in a single, two hour session, is completely safe, and if you choose the right therapist, will allow you to not only leave your session as a non-smoker, but can also help you to have... [read more]

Vicky Mcleod

Changing on the Inside to Improve the Outside

Posted by Vicky Mcleod 1179 Days Ago


It’s not enough to tell people who are fearful to be courageous. It’s not enough to tell people who lack confidence that they should be more confident, relax, or just be themselves. It’s not enough to tell people who are sad, that if they change their thinking they will feel happy. It’s not enough to tell... [read more]

Douglas Buckingham

Whenever I do a talk or workshop about hypnosis, one of the first questions that I like to ask the group is how many people have ever experienced hypnosis. With a smaller group that are there to study, you might get 40-50pct of the group raising their hands; and with a larger audience for a talk,... [read more]

Dominic Borsberry

Does your self talk make you happy or sad...?

Posted by Dominic Borsberry 1329 Days Ago


When we put on a suit we men generally feel better, smarter ready to take on the world, I recently bought a suit. The suit is for a client’s wedding coming this summer. Now I bought it for a reason; perhaps to fit in, meaning you would not turn up to a wedding in your tracksuit,... [read more]

Hayley Kiemel

Is Stress Making You Sick?

Posted by Hayley Kiemel 1366 Days Ago


The fact is a small amount of stress is good for us. It helps to motivate and focus us on achieving a goal or target. The problem is, we were never designed for chronic stress. Actually, we evolved to use the stress response to survive. The thing is we no longer live in caves and we... [read more]

Robin How

The Virtual Gastric Band – what’s that? It’s a simple but usually very effective way of training your mind to change your eating habits. In hypnosis, you would experience having an imaginary gastric band fitted to your stomach to form a small pouch so that you would feel full on a smaller amount of food than you... [read more]

Lawrence Michaels

Hypnosis and self hypnosis- Part 2

Posted by Lawrence Michaels 1469 Days Ago


This is the second article of two parts on self hypnosis, with a focus on the practical learning of how to use self hypnosis to achieve a specific outcome.  Once you are able to enjoyably enter the state of trance easily in your own unique way through exploring some or all of the techniques described in my... [read more]

Lawrence Michaels

Hypnosis and self hypnosis- part 1

Posted by Lawrence Michaels 1469 Days Ago


This is the first of two parts where I am going to be talking about hypnosis and self hypnosis. By the end of this article you will know more about what Hypnosis is, why it can be so helpful and also gain a practical understanding of how to enjoy the benefits of self hypnosis. In part... [read more]

Stephan Toque

Hypnotherapy and the therapeutic power of mindfulness

Posted by Stephan Toque 1470 Days Ago


Mindfulness based hypnotherapy, as its name suggests, places a strong emphasis on mindfulness practice. But what exactly does mindfulness mean? What is being mindful? In this increasingly fast-paced world we live in, life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn't have to be this way. We are often caught up in habits, patterns of... [read more]

Suzanne Coldwell

Be The Best That You Can Be!!

Posted by Suzanne Coldwell 1472 Days Ago


I truly believe that we are on this planet to shine and to be the best that we can possibly be. We are all doing the best we can with the knowledge that we have at that particular time.  As Marianne Williamson said "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you... [read more]

Graeme Harvey

Hypnotherapy the second oldest profession in the world

Posted by Graeme Harvey 1497 Days Ago


Hypnotherapy in its various guises has been around for thousands of years. In ancient China, India, Egypt and Greece they had sleep clinics where patients were given a healthy diet and treated to suggestion through meditation etc. The title of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy was coined by a Scottish Surgeon James Braid around 1848 and the modality... [read more]

Robin How

Think seriously about Stopping Smoking The two main reasons for stopping smoking are Health and Financial. You might decide to defer the date of your death by several years and live to see your loved ones enjoy their lives too. Or your principle aim might be to afford a very decent holiday or two each year, or... [read more]

Steven Blake

Hypnosis is a very pleasant experience.  I have written this Q&A as some people are apprehensive about it or have mistaken views about what it is, what it does and who is in charge.  Most of the misapprehension comes from stage hypnosis and films where people appear to be taken over and do things beyond their... [read more]

Kathy Newton

Many people worry that going into a trance state means that they lose control to the therapist, but this isn’t the case. The client has to allow the trance state to happen in order for the therapist to help them make positive changes, and they are usually able to remember most of the therapy, accepting or rejecting... [read more]

Cathryn Todd

The Mind-Body Connection

Posted by Cathryn Todd 1498 Days Ago


It is becoming more widely recognized that there is a connection between our thoughts and feelings, and how they affect us physically, and ultimately determine the state of our health.  There is a lot of media attention on the foods we eat and how our environment can affect us.  Issues such as obesity, stress, depression, anxiety and... [read more]

Julie Modla

Maybe we find it easier to stay quiet than to share our stories? Maybe for the fear of exposure, or the fear of exposing our emotions? Emotions that we don't want to discuss even when it affects our wellbeing? Many men and women have a difficult time putting our thoughts into the open for the fear of... [read more]

Steven Blake

You know that voice in your head? You know, that one that tells you bad stuff and brings on thoughts and emotions you would rather not have. And if you are thinking “what voice” – that’s the one.  Well, it’s not you! Yes that’s right it’s not you. Nor is it your ego, or your unconscious or... [read more]

Adeline Kam

Dare to be Different

Posted by Adeline Kam 1521 Days Ago


Hypnotherapy for Emotional Detox gives you the courage to be unique, to stand out – to be yourself.     How is that possible?  Unresolved emotions from the past, whether it is the recent or distant past still drive your behaviour; albeit, unconsciously. Like the bars of a cage, these painful emotions keep you trapped, unable to move forward, to... [read more]

Steven Blake

A few years ago I came to the conclusion that in a relationship "the one who loves the least has the power in that relationship". As with all my lessons in life, as a therapist, I now share them where it is relevant and appropriate. When Jane (not her real name) seemed a little perturbed by my... [read more]

Steven Blake

We all know what we should do and yet we struggle to do it. This is because very little of what we do is done consciously. Our unconscious processes drive most of everything we do. This is because of repetition and the learning process from it. When we know something and have done it many times... [read more]

Julie Modla

Every client who picks up the phone, sends me an email or walks through my door, all want the same thing. They may want to give up smoking, cut down on the glasses of wine a night that they are drinking, Rid themselves of the fears and phobias that are preventing them from leading the full life... [read more]

Julie Modla

Saying yes when you want to say no, neglecting to take care of yourself by ignoring your own feelings. Judging yourself, trying to live up to others expectations of us. There is an ideal of perfection, perfect husband/wife/partner, perfect home maker, perfect parent. What status we should aspire to, what lifestyle we should lead, becoming the... [read more]

Angela Hardy

Weight Loss By the time most people use hypnotherapy to help with weight loss they have normally tried many diets and found that they don’t work. This is because it is the unconscious patterns of behaviour that keep people in a cycle of inappropriate eating and drinking. When those patterns are changed weight loss becomes much easier... [read more]

Phil Richards

A Convincing case for Hypnotherapy

Posted by Phil Richards 1535 Days Ago


Firstly let me tell you what happened to me. I was a heavy smoker 20-40 a day and when the new law came into being that meant you could no longer smoke in the office or public building. The company I worked for was offering free hypnosis sessions for those who wanted to give up. I had... [read more]

Douglas Buckingham

A common misconception about Hypnosis is that you “lose control” in some way and surrender your power to the therapist. This may arise from places where hypnosis has been used for entertainment, such as stage hypnosis, and other experiences that people haven’t fully understood. The reality is that losing control is a long way from the... [read more]

Lulu Appleton,

The Power of Thoughts

Posted by Lulu Appleton, 1550 Days Ago


Whether you want to lose weight, deal with panic attacks, calm your anxiety or gain more confidence – in fact, whatever the issue, it’s rarely a lack of discipline or willpower that holds you back.  Since the majority of issues are emotionally driven, you can safely assume that your inability to deal with them actually has very... [read more]

Lily Cameron

Why Diets Don't Work - And What To Do Instead

Posted by Lily Cameron 1567 Days Ago


As a hypnotherapist, one of the most common enquiries I receive relates to weight loss. With ominous headlines about the obesity crisis, models becoming ever thinner and celebrities castigated by the press for failing to "bounce back" just weeks after giving birth, it's no wonder that the diet industry is worth billions and eating disorders are... [read more]

Lawrence Michaels

NLP and Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss and Emotional Eating

Posted by Lawrence Michaels 1578 Days Ago


As a Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach I have helped a lot of people to lose weight, with overeating and emotional eating being the main difficulty. It can be a sensitive and emotionally distressing subject and it's because people can get so unhappy, that they often come and see me. Nearly everyone will tell me that they desperately want... [read more]

Niki Cassar

Feeling lonely is something we’ve all experienced at some time in our life, but usually only for brief periods. But what happens when the inner feeling of loneliness becomes increasingly pervasive and we can’t shake it off?  How do we cope with it?  More importantly, how can we be free of it? The long term effects of... [read more]

Niki Cassar

Occasional anxiety or panic attacks are experienced by one in ten people.  For some people, these can become increasingly regular. The unpleasant symptoms of these attacks cause anxiety about when the next one might occur, which in turn can lead to further attacks. The increasing regularity of attacks causes the sufferer to avoid situations where cause... [read more]

Leslie Staines

Hypnotherapy And That Voice In My Head

Posted by Leslie Staines 1589 Days Ago


Our interaction with the world about us is formulated by our perspective and already held views of ourselves.  “What does that person think of me now?” “Are there any lumps or bumps showing?” “Is my tie straight?” “Will I get that job?” “Oh no! I can’t give a presentation”, “Everybody is now looking at me.” “I... [read more]

Emma Reed

I had an interesting conversation the other day. I was asked if anyone can hypnotise a person, or if you need special skills to be able to do it. I found this a fascinating insight into the generally held misperceptions of what hypnosis is. I mean really there is no mystery to what I do. Being... [read more]

Debbie Winstanley

Transform Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life

Posted by Debbie Winstanley 1594 Days Ago


Hypnotherapy is about communicating with the unconscious mind. That larger 90% part of the mind that so often controls the decisions we make and the behaviours we display. In other words, the programming we have undergone since childhood (by family, teachers etc), which so often influences the way we react to the world, and in fact... [read more]

Lawrence Michaels

Public Speaking Tips

Posted by Lawrence Michaels 1596 Days Ago


Having a fear of speaking in public is one of the commonest fears in the world, affecting most people to some degree, especially if they haven’t had much experience of speaking in public. Here are my top tips, based both on my personal experience and through the many clients I have helped: Visualise giving your speech. This is probably the most... [read more]

Lawrence Michaels

5 Simple Tips to Overcome Anxiety And Panic

Posted by Lawrence Michaels 1596 Days Ago


I see so many clients who have anxiety related concerns, whether that be severe PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Panic Attacks through to having a fear of public speaking. So I have written below some fairly simple and effective options which anyone can use to help their situation. They are not in any specific order of... [read more]

Sandy Hector

How to find a good Hypnotherapist

Posted by Sandy Hector 1596 Days Ago


If you were to choose a hypnotherapist, how would you go about it?  First of all, and most importantly, choose a hypnotherapist with suitable qualifications, then find out how they work and what their fees are. If you have a specific problem that you are seeking help for, ask how their therapy will help you. A good hypnotherapist... [read more]

Jose Penrose

Recognising and dealing with stress

Posted by Jose Penrose 1596 Days Ago


Stress is very much a modern phenomenon, it seems. All of us experience stress in our lives from time to time.  Some people thrive on it, even embrace it.  Others are overcome by it and succumb to disabling physical and mental symptoms.  Of course, if the stressful situation is of short duration, then we will probably... [read more]

Vikki Holloway

Beliefs: Are You Living Your Best Life?

Posted by Vikki Holloway 1597 Days Ago


Have you ever wondered why you life is the way it is?  Do you consider yourself to be living the best life you possibly can? Are you enjoying your life or are there things that hinder you but you are not sure why? Most of us only think about these things during reflection after a time of... [read more]