Your Guide To Hypnosis

Your Guide To Hypnosis

There are many stories about hypnosis and hypnotherapy being dangerous, turning people into chickens, people not being able to wake up, and unscrupulous hypnotists exploiting their ‘vulnerable’ patients. However there are many people who are adamant that it has helped change their lives, some from Dudley, Tipton, Wolverhampton and much further afield – I know of for sure. I have helped them succeed in their goals. Millions of people swear that it has helped them with many issues such as weight loss, quitting smoking, other addictions, confidence, phobias, stress, success, IBS, and many more issues.

Many people are missing out on this powerful, yet very safe therapeutic tool because they are too afraid to use it. I hope to dispel these fears by answering these common questions about hypnotherapy right here and now!.

Can I be hypnotised? Most people can go into a hypnotic trance. The only types of people that cannot be hypnotised are … 1. Those suffering from psychosis or a thought disorder 2. A person with a low IQ 3. A person who does not want to be hypnotised. It is very easy to resist hypnosis if you want to.
What is a hypnotic trance? It is a normal and natural state that most of us experience several times a day without even knowing it. It commonly happens when people are driving. Have you ever driven somewhere and not really remembered the journey?, I have just missed my junction. It also often occurs when reading a book or watching TV. Sometimes you can be so absorbed in the book or TV programme that you are not consciously aware that someone is talking to you, or even where you are sat. Hypnosis […]

CBT on prescription, pick it up at the library?

CBT on prescription, pick it up at the library? Wiltshire embraces new scheme to help depression through reading

The library facility at County Hall, Trowbridge The library facility at County Hall, Trowbridge

A new scheme which uses reading to help the six million people in England who suffer from conditions such as depression and anxiety, is now available to access in libraries across Wiltshire.

Reading Well Books on Prescription will enable GPs and other health professionals to recommend 30 self-help titles for people to borrow from the local library. The service, which launched nationally last Tuesday, is now being put into place in public libraries across England.

It is a joint initiative from independent charity The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians, working with local library services and LIFT Psychology Teams, and offers people self-help books from the library as part of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) prescribed by a health professional.

Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, will both have multiple copies of the core list of 30 titles covering issues such as anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, bulimia and sleep problems. The titles will be available to borrow free of charge from local library branches or online through the request service.

Jonathon Seed, cabinet member for libraries, said: “This scheme will allow anyone in Wiltshire, in need of such support, to access self-help books locally and for free. Our libraries are friendly, community focused places, so I am delighted we are able to participate and help support the health and well-being of many local people.”

4:59pm Tuesday 11th June 2013 in News


Comment: A brilliant idea! More CCG’s should follow this example. The more a patient […]

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve?

What can I achieve with Clinical Hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with. Clinical Hypnosis can improve the situation of many issues. Is what your looking for there? if not email us via the contact page and ask what we can do to help YOU!

Academic Excellence,
Anger Management,
Anxiety attacks,
Aversion to Public Speaking,

Back Pain,
Bed Wetting (Enuresis),
Binge Eating,
Binge Drinking,
Blood Pressure,
Boosting Confidence,
Boosting self-confidence,
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth),

Caffeine Addiction,
Caring for the Terminally Ill,
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Chocolate Addiction,
Chronic Pain,
Compulsive/Obsessive OCD,

Dealing with Difficult People,
Dental Problems,
Diarrhea, Diarrhoea
Drink More Water,
Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (Pop/Soda),
Driving Test Nerves,
Drug Abuse,

Ease Eczema,
Eat Healthy,
Eat Slowly,
Eating Disorders,
Emotional Problems,
Exam Nerves,
Exercise Motivation,

Failure Syndrome,
Fears (Flying, etc.),
Feelings of guilt,

Gain Weight,
General Health,
Get Rid of Migraines,
Goal Setting,
Guilt Feelings,
Gym Motivation,

Hay Fever,
Headaches and Migraine,
Healing Power Hypnosis,
Healthy Lifestyle,
Helping with exams nerves,
High Blood Pressure,
Hot Flashes,
Hypnosis & Cancer Treatment,
Hysterical Symptoms,
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS*,

Improve Posture,
Improving concentration and memory,
Improving sports performance,
Increased Sales Effectiveness,
Infertility Hypnosis,
Inflammatorybowel disease,

Jetlag Reliever


Learning Difficulties,
Lip Biting,
Living and dealing with IBS,
Low or High Blood Pressure,

Marital Problems,
Memory Improvement,
Menstrual Tension,
Morning Sickness,
Motivation Problems,
MRI Scan Anxiety,

Negative Thinking,


Pain Management,
Pain relief,
Panic Attacks,
Performance Anxiety,
Personal Development
Personal perspectives,
Phobias & Fears,
Poor Circulation,
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD),
Prepare for Surgery,
Presentation Nerves,
Public Speaking,

Quit Smoking , Quit4Life,

Relaxation and Sleep,

Sales Performance,
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),
Self Belief,
Self Consciousness,
Self Development,
Self Esteem,
Self help,
Smoking Cessation,
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety,
Sports Abilities,
Sports Improvement,
Sports Motivation,
Sports Performance
Sports Psychology,
Stage Fright,
Stammering & Stuttering,
Stop Facial Tics,
Stop Nose Picking,
Stop Thumb Sucking,
Stress Management,

Teeth Grinding,
Tension Headaches,
Test / Exam Anxiety,
Thumb Sucking,
Travel Fright,
Travel Sickness,


Weight control

Gluten and you

Gluten and you

IBS Gluten and you – New regulation affecting food manufacture. If you have IBS and suspect gluten may be part of the problem, or suffer from Celiac disease This information is important to you. The levels of gluten from foods claiming to be either ‘gluten-free‘ or ‘very low gluten‘ have been introduced by EC Regulation 41/2009 respectively as 20 parts per million of gluten or less and 100 parts per million or less – although only foods with cereal content that has been specially processed to remove the gluten may make the very low gluten claim.IBSSlogoThe EC Regulation allows the two terms to be used as appropriate on labellings, while only allowing the phrase ‘suitable for coeliacs‘ to be used alongside them and not on its own. The term ‘No gluten-containing ingredients‘ may be used on food where no gluten containing ingredients have been added, but a small amount may be present from contact with other foods. This phrase has no legal force so it cannot guarantee that food bearing it is free. The gluten levels labeling regime introduced in the EC regulation have been implemented in England by The Foodstuffs Suitable for People intolerant to gluten (England) regulation.

This regulation has been adopted also in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Source: &


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Hypnotherapy the research

IBSSlogoThe following studies have taken place and are listed here for an on behalf of an evidenced based treatment of IBS.

‘Hypnotherapy and refractory irritable bowel syndrome: a single case study’. Tara E. Galovski, Edward B. Blanchard.  American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (July 2002), Vol.45, No.1, p.p.31-38.

‘Treatment with hypnotherapy reduces the sensory and motor component of the gastro colonic response in irritable bowel syndrome’. Magnus Simrén.  Psychosomatic Medicine (Mar-Apr 2004), Vol. 66(2), p.p.233-238.

‘The nature of IBS and the need for a psychological approach’. Olafur S. Palsson.  Editor’s Preamble, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.1-6.

‘Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  the empirical evidence of therapeutic effects’. William E. Whitehead.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.7-20.

‘Effective management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – the Manchester Model’. Peter J. Whorwell. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.21-26.

‘Gut-directed hypnotherapy:  the Manchester approach for treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Wendy M. Gonsalkorale.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.27-50.

‘Standardized hypnosis treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  the North Carolina protocol’. Olafur S. Palsson.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54 (1), p.p.51-64.

‘Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: the quest for the mechanism of action’. Magnus Simrén.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.65-84.

‘Hypnosis home treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a pilot study’. Olafur S. Palsson, Marsha J. Turner, and William E. Whitehead.  The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (January 2006), Vol.54(1), p.p.85-99.

‘Effects of tailored and manualized hypnotic inductions for Complicated Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Arreed […]

Irritable bowel syndrome and diet

Irritable bowel syndrome and diet – NHS – NICE

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a very common condition. It describes a wide range of symptoms that vary from one person to another and can be worse for some people than others.

The most common symptoms are:
wind and/or bloating
• diarrhoea or constipation, or both
• low abdominal pain, which may ease after opening the bowels or be accompanied by a change in bowel habit or stool appearance
• passing mucus
• feeling the need to open the bowels even after having just been to the toilet
• a feeling of urgency
• feeling that your symptoms are worse after eating.

If you have any of the following symptoms consult your doctor immediately:
unintentional and unexplained weight loss; rectal bleeding; a family history of bowel or ovarian cancer; if you are over 60 years old, a change in bowel habit to looser and/or more frequent stools for more than 6 weeks. Before attempting to manage symptoms via your diet, it is important to rule our other medical conditions, and to have a diagnosis established by your doctor or healthcare professional.

Ensure that you:
• eat regular meals
• do not skip meals or eat late at night
• take your time when eating meals
• sit down to eat and chew your food well
• take regular exercise – for example, walking, cycling or swimming
• make time to relax.

Helpful hints:
• keep a food and symptom diary to see if diet affects your symptoms. Remember symptoms may not be caused by the food you have just eaten, but what you ate earlier that day or the day before.
• give your bowels time to adjust to any changes that you make.

Make changes […]

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Diet Cokehead

Diet Cokehead – mum drinks SEVEN PINTS of fizzy pop a day

Diet Cokehead ... Claire Ayton

Diet Cokehead … Claire Ayton

CLAIRE’S headaches as she gave up Diet Coke are more likely to be down to caffeine withdrawal than the sweetener.Her 2424mg of aspartame a day is unlikely to have done any lasting harm. But I can only imagine the bloating she felt consuming such large  quantities of gassy drinks. On every level, kicking her four-litre a day habit is a step towards better health. Hopefully she can one day enjoy the odd can in moderation.

Sun Nutritionist


A MUM told yesterday how she guzzled so much Diet Coke she was diagnosed as ADDICTED.

Thirsty Claire Ayton, 36, ended up needing a fizzy “fix” of SEVEN PINTS a day.

She said yesterday after finally beating a ten-year addiction to the low-calorie treat with the help of a hypnotherapist: “I’d drink it all day.

“People used to comment at how many bottles we bought.”

Teaching assistant Claire reckons that since getting hooked at the age of 26 she knocked back a whopping 25,692 pints — or 14,600 litres.

By the end she was buying 14 two-litre bottles a week — and it was costing her £1,300 a year. But none of the fizz was for husband Des, 37, who runs a car parts business, or sons Conor, 14, and Ellis, 12.

Claire, of Pailton, Warwicks, said: “It was me who drank it all.”

Eventually hypnotherapist Russell Hemming got her to quit her habit by going cold turkey.

He said: “This is the worst case of fizzy drink addiction I’ve ever treated.” He found Claire had become hooked on aspartame — the artificial sweetener in the […]

Slimmer who lost 10st

Slimmer who lost 10st on diet lands new job as fitness instructor

SUPER slimmer Helena Cameron lost HALF her body weight – and landed a job as a fitness instructor.

Helena, who’s 5ft 6in, weighed 20 stone when she was 25 and couldn’t even walk to the shops.

Now, at 27, she’s a trim 10 stone thanks to hypnotherapy and exercise – and a personal trainer hired by her worried gran.

helena cameron slimmer in old clothes

And she’s started a new full-time job with trainer David Wilson, helping others shed the pounds.

“I feel great,” Helena said last night. “I can’t believe the change. I have my life back.”

Helena, of Waterfoot, Renfrewshire, started piling on the weight as a 13-year-old with anxiety problems. She gorged on junk food, chocolate, sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks, and would eat a large pizza herself at night.

Just walking as far as the car made Helena’s feet throb and she dreaded going out in case people laughed at her.

The last straw came when she went away on holiday and had to have an extension for her seatbelt plane.

She said: “The embarrassment was excruciating.”

But Helena’s life began to change in December 2008 when her gran Helen called David, and the former St Mirren midfielder used psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, diet and exercise to help.

She’d lost five stone by December last year and quit her job child support worker to focus on losing more weight, as well as helping David with his company Rapid Hypno Fitness.

And she completed her transformation last week by starting full-time work with the firm. She said: “Thanks to my grandmother, I feel amazing.”

Source: Nov 8 2011 […]

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IBS course for the UK

IBS course for the UK

Today reading many of the Facebook comments and posts I posted the following in response to the suffering.

Hi can’t help feel for you guys. I had 20 years of ibs D. You have motivated
me over a few weeks to put together all the studying of IBS and my skills as a practitioner( not GP) to try and spread my message of how I conquered IBS now clear since 2006

I have a no nonsense site info only on useful tips and some of my relevant products

Getting back to my project I intend and have prepared an IBS course for the uk it will be given based upon the geographical area of respondents.

Please email via contact page on site giving your email ( so I can contact you with dates times etc) and your name and location in the uk post code too would help. Subject : IBS course

I intend to show the mind body connection and diets and foods and much more including free cd for the attendees. This is the first I’ve mentioned this so watch the site for details.

Your comments triggered this keep as well as you can an IBS survivor!

Look forward to hearing from you.

Hypnosis overrides your brain

Hypnosis overrides your brain

The air is spiked with the scent of antiseptic and the steady, punctuating beep of a heart monitor.

The patient is in a deep sleep; the gastric band operation she hopes will transform her life is due to commence.

But Natalie Couldwell, a size 22 mum of two whose weight has plagued her since early childhood, is lying fully-clad on a couch in a tiny meeting room at Hillsbrough Leisure Centre.

There’s the faint hum of conversation from the coffee shop next door. Every now and then, a tannoy call for a gym staff member rings out.

And the “surgeon” on whom Natalie is nailing her hopes has not a single medicinal qualification.

Alison Tynan is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist; she is hypnotising Natalie into believing she is undergoing a gastric band operation, the drastic weightloss surgery which has soared in popularity, despite its risks and costs of up to 6,000 for non NHS patients.

A real gastric band operation reduces the size of an obese patient’s stomach with an adjustable band so only small meals can be eaten; usually dramatic weightloss follows.

Natalie’s stomach will be untouched. But hypnosis will hopefully convince her mind that a band is in place – and be enough to stop her from binging on her beloved chips, bread, crisps and big family meals.

Moments earlier I had watched the Stocksbridge supermarket worker close her eyes and fall under Alison’s hypnotic spell.

Rhythmically and repetitively, she talked of steps Natalie was encouraged to slowly descend, […]

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