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 […]

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, […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Addiction, Compulsive Eating Disorder, Diet, Hypno-Band Weight Loss System, Hypnotherapy, Weight Management|Comments Off on Hypnosis overrides your brain

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Evidence Based Hypnotherapy

Review of Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy: by Donald Robertson.
Which Forms of Hypnotherapy are Evidence-Based?
Hypnotherapy as Empirically-Supported Treatment (EST)

Ratings using Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria reviewed by David M. Wark (2008)
Copyright © Donald Robertson, 2009  Reprinted from The Hypnotherapy Journal Spring 2009

I beg farther to remark, if my theory and pretensions, as to the nature, cause, and extent of the phenomena of have none of the fascinations of the transcendental to captivate the lovers of the marvellous, the credulous and enthusiastic, which the pretensions and alleged occult agency of the mesmerists have, still I hope my views will not be the less acceptable to honest and sober-minded men, because they are all level to our comprehension, and reconcilable with well-known physiological and psychological principles.  – James Braid, Hypnotic Therapeutics, 1853

One of the most useful articles to be published recently was arguably Wark’s review of those studies on hypnotherapy that were rated as meeting the Chambless & Hollon (1998) criteria for “empirically-supported treatments” in the field of psychology, known as ESTs for short.  It may not surprise many NCH members to know that when the research literature on psychotherapy was previously reviewed by a task force of nineteen psychologists led by Prof. Dianne Chambless most of the psychological therapies identified as “empirically-supported” (formerly termed “empirically-validated”) tended to be specific forms of cognitive and/or behaviour therapy (CBT).  Most forms of psychotherapy, ranging from the more controversial and pseudoscientific ones to some of the more “respectable” and mainstream approaches, do not meet these strict criteria for empirical support.  However, one study was identified which demonstrated that cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) was “probably efficacious” for weight loss in obese clients.  In this respect, hypnotherapy might (tentatively) be said to […]

Telephone Hypnosis

Telephone Hypnosis

No matter where you live, no matter if its in a remote community or in a big city in the UK or overseas you can always reach therapists who is skilled in working with your type of problem. Technology has certainly brought the world to your doorstep. At one time it could have been be costly and very difficult to get the right help you need. You may of had to travel far to locate and visit a therapist who specialises in what condition or issue that needed a resolution. That’s until now. That is why we offer you the opportunity to have hypnosis over the phone and via Skype.

Simply log on to Skype and search for HypnoFix

Remote telephone  hypnosis offers my clients a session of hypnosis whilst they are in the privacy and comfort of their own home, giving them an enhanced sense of control over the process. People sometimes feel more relaxed in their own environment instead of a therapy room. This can be especially helpful for those who lack self confidence to leave the house or home and need help but may not have the ability to go to a therapist directly, such as agoraphobics and those with eating disorders, chronic IBS patients who cant be away from the bathroom or problematic compulsive habits who need support.

Sessions can be arranged to suit. Like all the therapy conducted by HypnoFix, it is tailored to the client’s needs and we treat people according to their specific needs.

An article in New Scientist Magazine from 29 January 2002 claims that a small UK study suggests tele-hypnosis can be even more effective than […]

My Ethos

My Ethos

My ethos …….demonstrates my commitment to deliver the most up to date and as clinically effective therapy as is possible and in sharing this, allows you to understand what is behind the therapy, whilst providing an insight into the person who delivers it.

I currently undertake, and am prepared to, whilst observing patient confidentiality, to carry out the following:-

Maintain relationships with:-
•    All service users (you the client/patient)
•    Carers relatives and visitors to my clinics where ever they be conducted.
•    Clinical and non clinical staff from general practices
•    Clinical and non clinical staff from secondary care providers, carers, charities, etc.
•    Clinical and non clinical staff from community providers, dieticians, district nurses, case managers and psychotherapists, complimentary health service providers.
•    Clinical and non clinical staff from children’s, adult and older peoples mental health services
•    Local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the old (PCT’s) Primary Care Trusts.

I also confirm I will:-
•    Work as a high level clinician providing specialist help, assessment and treatments to adults and where appropriate under 18’s with parental / guardian’s guidance.
•    To liaise with GP’s and specialists when and where required or requested.
•    To actively manage caseloads including new and existing clients in line with the requirements of my governing bodies.
•    I undertake to undergo Continual Professional Development (CPD) where possible, as frequently as possible.
•    To manage a comprehensive caseload of both severe and complex (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) IBS patients alongside the general workload of non-IBS Hypnotherapy Clients.
•    I undertake to listen and deal, both sympathetically, compassionately and over all with personal knowledge experience of over 20 Years of suffering IBS, with total understanding during any consultation.
•    I will […]

What can I achieve with hypnosis?

What can I achieve with hypnosis?

The list below is not in anyway complete but goes to demonstrate what hypnosis can help with.Change

Hypnosis can improve your 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,
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,
Inflamatory bowel 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 ,Stay Stopped,

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

If for some reason your particular issue is not listed here it does not mean that it is not amenable to hypnotherapy, this is just an example of conditions which hypnotherapy commonly treats. I look forward to hearing from you about your issue as I have these People.