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 […]

Stress drives teachers out of schools

Stress drives teachers out of schools

Targets, bureaucracy and ballooning workloads make teachers increasingly anxious, delegates at NUT conference are told

Science teacher

Is teaching the most stressful profession? Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

Stress is driving increasing numbers of teachers out of the profession, with some even considering suicide, a teaching union conference heard on Monday.

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers conference in Harrogate heard there had been a “meteoric” rise in work-related stress due to demands to meet government targets.

Research by the Health and Safety Executive in 2000 found teaching to be the most stressful profession, with 41.5% of teachers reporting themselves as “highly stressed”.

Sue McMahon, a delegate from Calderdale, West Yorkshire, said: “As a divisional secretary, I have seen a meteoric rise in work-related stress and on more than one occasion have had to support a member who has attempted suicide.

“This … is due to the demands being placed on our members to hit government targets.”

She said a “target tsunami” from government is “sweeping away those that you are struggling to support”.

Laura Fisher from Wakefield told delegates how two weeks into her first job as a teacher, a colleague looked at her and said: “‘Go home and drink a bottle of wine and you’ll be fine.’ I said ‘I don’t drink’, and he said, ‘give it six months’.

“That was six years ago. I still don’t drink, but I do like chocolate.”

The NUT is concerned that an increase in form-filling has driven up teachers’ workloads.

The union passed two resolutions, calling for the union to support victims of work stress and for the Health and Safety Executive to intervene in schools where employers do not […]

By |April 10th, 2012|Anxiety, Sleep, Stress, The Body, The Mind, What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help|Comments Off on Stress drives teachers out of schools

What to do with suspected IBS in Under 2 Minutes

What to do with suspected IBS in Under 2 Minutes

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 20% of the population. The diagnosis should be considered in patients with at least a six month history of:

  •  Abdominal pain or discomfort
  •  Bloating
  •  Change in bowel habit


  • Consider diagnosing IBS if abdominal pain or discomfort is:
  •  Relieved by defaecation or
  •  Associated with altered bowel frequency or stool form

and at least two of the following:

  • Altered stool passage (straining, urgency, incomplete evacuation)
  •  Abdominal bloating, distension, tension or hardness
  •  Symptoms made worse by eating
  •  Passage mucous
  • Lethargy, nausea, backache and bladder symptoms may be used to support diagnosis.

“Red Flag” indicators (refer to secondary care (Specialist GI Unit ) if present):

  • Unintentional and unexplained weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding
  •  Any family history of bowel or ovarian cancer
  • In people aged over 60, a change in bowel habit lasting more than 6-weeks with looser and/or more frequent stools.
  •  Anaemia
  • Abdominal masses
  •  Rectal masses
  •  Inflammatory markers for inflammatory bowel disease

If symptoms suggest ovarian cancer, undertake appropriate examination and referral Investigations to exclude other diagnoses. Investigate/refer as appropriate if abnormal:

  • Full blood count (FBC)
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Anti-body testing for Coeliac Disease (Tissue Transglutaminase – TTG)

What next and when:
Provide information about self-help covering lifestyle, physical activity, diet and symptom targeted medication. Arrange follow up to assess response and re-assess “red flags”.
First line pharmacological treatment

  • Choose single or combination medication based on predominant symptom(s).
  •  antispasmodic agents
  •  laxatives for constipation (not lactulose)
  • loperamide for diarrhoea
  • Advise people to adjust doses according to response, shown by stool consistency.
  • Aim for soft well formed stool (Bristol Stool Form Type 4 )bristol stool type,faeces chart,bristol stool chart type,meyers scale,bristol stool scale ibs

Second line pharmacological treatment
Consider tricyclic antidepressants(TCAs)

Start at a low dose (5-10 mgs equivalent of amitriptyline) taken at night and review regularly. […]

Psychological factors affect IBS patients

Psychological factors affect IBS patients

Psychological factors affect IBS patients interpretation of symptom severity

A patient’s viewpoint of the severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can be influenced not only by physical symptoms of IBS but broader psychological problems, according to a new study in, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

“Clinicians who face pressure to treat patients in a cost-effective manner within tight time constraints and at a satisfactory level are likely to find that patient-reported outcome data can increase their understanding of what patients mean when they describe how they function or feel,” said Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and lead author of this study. “To maximize the utility of patient-reported outcomes, it is important to know what they measure and what influences patients’ perceptions of their symptoms when gastroenterologists ask them about their symptoms. Our study suggests that irritable bowel syndrome patient-reported outcomes are not simply about gastrointestinal symptoms.”

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are used to describe symptoms, inform treatment planning and gauge the benefit of treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, including IBS. In this study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, researchers explored two different PRO rating scales that measure IBS severity, and identified psychological factors that might bias PRO ratings by affecting how patients interpret symptom severity. They found that a substantial proportion of the variation in the PROs (50 to 55 percent) could be explained by three distinct gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms: pain, bloating and defecation.

While the study showed that GI symptoms explain some of the variance in overall IBS severity scores, there was a large […]

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.

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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 […]

Feeling Stressed


Feeling Stressed?

Are You constantly feel tired and irritable?
Are You finding it hard to concentrate?
Are the smallest tasks leave you feeling overwhelmed?

YES! Then you may be suffering from stress. Here is the good news! Your stress can be managed!

Stress originates in your mind with your thoughts and perceptions and hypnotherapy therefore is one of the quickest, simplest and most effective ways of overcoming stress. Just imagine feeling totally relaxed and calm in any and every situation, leaving you feeling confident and motivated to face any challenge before you. Experience the Feeling of how wonderful it feels to feel calm, in total control and more importantly totally relaxed! With the help of NLP, CBT and hypnotherapy – this can become your reality.

Why not take advantage of a free telephone consultation on 01384 621857 (after 6pm) (no obligation) to discuss just how I can help you manage your stresses. The Start is easy just give me a call now on 01384 621857 or email me at to book your free consultation or have a skype chat if you prefer.

OK So What is stress and what are the symptoms of stress?

We all suffer at some point in our lives from the effects of stress, so your not unique there! – it’s a part of human nature. Stress, for example in a sports or work environment, can enhance our performance, however if you are feeling totally overwhelmed by stress, all the time, then it is time to do something about it before the stress affects your health (stroke/heart attack etc.), self esteem and performance both at work and play.

Most events in our lives are not dangerous or life threatening in […]

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 […]

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.

A tot of hypnosis stopped me drinking

Hypnosis stopped me drinking

A tot of hypnosis stopped me drinking

Over the Christmas period I was suddenly surprised by faith. I don’t mean that I found God; I mean that over a few days, against my preconceptions, I become a true believer in hypnosis. On December 5 I went to a hypnotherapist to be hypnotised into stopping drinking, and it worked.

ProseccoAs a scientific materialist, I have always been sceptical about alternative therapies. There may just be something in black boxes or Rolfing or homeopathy, but there just isn’t enough evidence – or in some cases any evidence – that they work. There certainly isn’t enough scientific evidence about any of them to justify chancing National Health Service money on them. All the same, hypnotism seems to have done something remarkable for me.

It began when my GP, who is a friend and knows I love medical talk, was discussing treatments of fashionable obsessive compulsive and eating disorders: he remarked that hypnotherapy seemed to work surprisingly well for some people. “Does it work for drinking?” I found myself asking. He replied that it was worth trying and recommended someone nearby.

This is not a confessional column. I am not proposing to use the word alcoholic. I reject the notion of middle-aged, middle-class binge drinkers. All I am saying is that I recognised late last year that the time had come for me to take control of alcohol before it took control of me; there are alcoholics in my family, and my husband’s parents conducted life afloat on a choppy sea of dry martinis, carefully chosen wine and digestifs. Hypnosis sounded quick, and if it worked, easy. So off I […]

By |February 18th, 2008|Addiction, Hypnotherapy, Latest News, Men's Issues, The Mind, Weight Management, What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help, Womens Issues|Comments Off on A tot of hypnosis stopped me drinking

What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help

What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help

The following conditions can be helped, minimised or eliminated with treatment

Academic Excellence
Anger Management
Anxiety attacks
Aversion to Public Speaking
Back Pain
Bed Wetting (Enuresis)
Binge Eating
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
Dealing with Difficult People
Dental Problems
Drink More Water,Stop Drinking Fizzy Drinks (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 /Flushes
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

By |October 7th, 2007|Hypnotherapy, What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help|Comments Off on What Conditions Can Hypnosis Help