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 […]

French firemen test hypnotherapy techniques

French firemen test hypnotherapy techniquesFirefighter performs hypnotherapy

Hypnosis appears to lessen the pain and emotional distress of people who are trapped or injured after accidents, Haguenau station manager David Ernenwein said.

Fire brigades keep a person under hypnosis in a vehicle during an extrication exercise, on May 28, 2013 in Haguenau, eastern France.

“Look me straight in the eye. Your mind is emptying, your body is relaxing,” says the fireman, using the calming words of hypnosis to help a trauma victim — a technique being pioneered by fire crews in the eastern French region of Alsace.

At the Haguenau fire station, 120 firemen have been trained in basic medical hypnosis which they can use to soothe someone trapped under rubble or in a car following an accident, or even a person suffering an asthma attack.

The idea is that hypnotherapy can complement traditional first aid assistance.

“These are verbal, gesticular and respiratory techniques that aim to ease pain and anxiety, but that obviously don’t replace traditional first aid,” explains Cecile Colas-Nguyen, a nurse and member of the fire brigade, and a trainer in hypnosis.

While firefighters arriving on the scene of an accident get to work tending to the injured or cutting a victim free, staff trained in hypnosis establish a more personal link with the person and divert his attention away from the trauma of the scene.

Typically the firefighters speak in a calm and measured voice and are careful to avoid any negative words. Instead of focusing on the […]

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How to Spot War Trauma ‘TIMEBOMBS’ – PTSD

How to Spot War Trauma ‘TIMEBOMBS’ – PTSD

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There are more than a million sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Britain today

By Marco Giannangeli

SOLDIERS and reservists who are suffering post-traumatic stress after combat in war zones are to get more help when they return to civilian jobs.

In a new charity initiative a special programme has been set up to help managers and HR staff spot the signs.

It comes after the charity, PTSD Resolution, was approached by companies concerned over their legal liabilities in cases of post-traumatic stress.

There are already more than a million sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Britain today.

While troops by no means account for them all, experts are expecting a big hike in numbers next year. It takes an average of seven years for the disorder to be diagnosed and next year marks the seventh anniversary of British troops being deployed in Helmand province, scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in Afghanistan.

Employers can find themselves liable in two ways. An indirect episode with one of these ticking “timebombs” may see a member of staff behave “uncharacteristically”, causing accidental damage or errors which have financial consequences. Directly, an employee may be dismissed for unacceptable behaviour.

There are more than a million sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Britain today

In the latter case, an employer may be liable for not fulfilling a duty of care if it is revealed at an employment tribunal that an employee had post-traumatic stress.

The charity’s programme, Trauma Awareness Training for Employers, will help managers and human resources personnel detect early signs in someone who is suffering. The charity has more than 200 therapists across Britain.

Patrick Rea, director of PTSD Resolution, […]

By |November 23rd, 2011|Fears, PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder|Comments Off on How to Spot War Trauma ‘TIMEBOMBS’ – PTSD

PTSD Combat Stress Enemy Within

PTSD Combat Stress Enemy Within need your support today. HypnoFix want you to help the broken as well as remember our fallen at this time of year.

Not convinced? watch this clip via the link below –

(Warning: Do Not watch this clip if you think you do or are sure you suffer Combat Stress or military induced PTSD – This may trigger an event!)

Combat Stress – The Enemy Within Appeal

Now head to .uk and sign the Ipetition today. After all they suffered once, and again, again, again, again and…. Give it more than just a thought, because they do everyday, sometimes every hour, every minute. Go on support our guys and girls who have PTSD – Combat Stress . Sign The petition and donate…. Please.

I Don’t necessarily support all the reasons for wars, but I do support those who have to carry the burdens!Please read on the extract from Combat Stress.

Enemy Within

On World Mental Health Day, Monday 10 October, we launched a campaign to battle the stigma of psychological disorders that prevents hundreds of Veterans from seeking help.

This second phase of The Enemy Within Appeal is planned to last two years.

The campaign, funded by Comic Relief, will address the stigma that surrounds Veterans’ mental health disorders. It will raise awareness of our services, and battle the perception of shame that deters these brave ex-Service men and women from seeking treatment for their mental wounds.

Please sign our pledge to battle the stigma of Service-related mental ill health

In a recent survey carried out by Combat Stress, 81% of Veterans suffering from mental ill health, who responded, revealed that […]

PTSD Do you or a Loved one Have it?

PTSD Do you or a Loved one Have it?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder isn’t an exclusive for war veterans! Anyone can have it given they have been in the wrong place at the wrong time so to speak. That’s not dispelling or minimising the after affects of war either.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect people who have been in natural disasters, air crashes, boat sinking ‘s, in fact accidents and catastrophic events even a car accident PSTD can affect you.

Here are some facts about PTSD.

It’s natural to be afraid when you’re in danger. It’s natural to be upset when something bad happens to you or your loved ones or even someone you know. But if you feel afraid and upset weeks or months later, it’s time to talk with your doctor. You might have post-traumatic stress disorder.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?

PTSD is a real illness I’ll make that quite clear. You can get PTSD after living through or experiencing or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, a hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid even after the ‘REAL’ danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.

If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.

Who gets PTSD?

  1. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age.
  2. Children get PTSD too.
  3. Witnessing domestic violence could trigger it
  4. You don’t have to be physically hurt to get PTSD. You can get it after you see other people, such as a friend or family member, get hurt.

What causes PTSD?

Living through or seeing something that’s upsetting and dangerous can cause PTSD. This can include:

  1. Being a victim of or seeing violence
  2. The death or serious illness of a loved one
  3. War or combat
  4. Car accidents and plane crashes
  5. Hurricanes, tornadoes, […]

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 […]

Hypnotherapy Helps Homecoming Heroes

Homecoming Heroes

Hypnotherapy Helps Homecoming Heroes

As I write this Remembrance Day is fast approaching and the United Kingdom’s ongoing involvement in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan (& Now Libya Added 23/03/11 and now Syria, Somalia and South Sudan 28/09/2015) always in headlines, the troubles homecoming heroes have in adapting to their return to civilian life is often overlooked.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy has pioneered a programme which allows our members to offer homecoming servicemen and women a free consultation/session to help cope with their return to civilian life after the stresses of warfare.

Such sessions, says the NCH chairman Paul White, will help with relaxation, removing anxiety, dealing with depression, processing traumatic events, dealing with loss, re-adjustment and building self-esteem.

Many returning servicemen and women have shown a high rate of stress.

Sessions, says the NCH chairman Paul White, will help with relaxation, removing anxiety, dealing with depression, processing traumatic events, dealing with loss, re-adjustment and building self-esteem. Everyone reacts to stress in different ways and to different degrees. Some people have more stress than others. Some people handle stressful situations better than others. Each person is triggered by different stressful situations, depending on their own make-up.

“Stress is one of the biggest threats to people’s health, happiness, and well being,” says White.

“Stress may cause confused thinking, depression, over-eating, excessive drinking, reckless driving, high blood pressure, heart problems, and a myriad of other health problems. The symptoms of stress are sometimes insidious and undetectable, until one day you feel overwhelmed with life. Everything bothers you, from your work to your favourite pet at home. You may even start […]

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.