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 […]

New Figures about British Phobias

Figures about British Phobias

The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to New Figures about British Phobias

According to the International Business Times, half of adults living in the UK suffer phobias with most popular topics being listed by one third of participants as heights, one in seven stated they were afraid of flying and one in ten of spiders. The study measured how affected sufferers were by their phobias and one in ten said it had affected relationships and a further more worrying 7 percent said that it had cost them their job.

The study looked at over 2,000 people and aimed to highlight the importance of tackling phobias head on before they truly affect a lifestyle.

An effective way to solve phobias is to use hypnotherapy. The National Council for Hypnotherapy members have helped hundreds of thousands of clients conquer their fears and phobias through establishing the root of the phobia and working to help the mind re-think the way such topics are approached. As one of the UK’s most established hypnotherapy directories, the NCH gives clients the chance to find local hypnotherapists in their area throughout the British Isles.

A spokesperson from the Council added, ‘As this study highlights phobias are extremely common in the UK – from small fears of spiders to more extreme phobias such as fear of large crowds, the figures suggest that half of adults experience some sort of phobia in their adult life. Hypnotherapy can work towards eliminating these fears by changing the way the mind thinks about the trigger for the phobia.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy continues to follow health related […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|About Me|Comments Off on New Figures about British Phobias

Anxious parent, anxious child

Anxious parent, anxious child

Children with a parent who has problems with anxiety are at high risk of getting an anxiety disorder themselves. But a small new study suggests that treating parent and child together may help.

What do we know already?

Everyone gets anxious from time to time, but when worry starts to take over your life, it’s called anxiety disorder. It can be very distressing and stops people from living their lives fully. Some people with anxiety disorder also have phobias and get panic attacks.

It’s not surprising that children pick up on a parent’s problems with anxiety. Studies vary, but as many as 65 percent of children with a parent with anxiety disorder will get it too.

This could be due to genetic reasons, or to behaviour learned from parents. But so far there’s been little research into whether this ‘learned’ anxiety can be prevented.

This small new study looked at whether a programme of six to eight sessions of family therapy for parents and children could help. Therapy focused on improved problem-solving skills, education about anxiety disorder, and help for parents to avoid over-protecting their children.

What does the new study say?

One year after the study began, none of the children who’d taken part in the programme had anxiety disorder, compared with 30 percent of children in the group that didn’t take part.

In the group who’d had therapy, the children’s anxiety scores were lower when assessed by therapists and by their parents, although the children themselves didn’t think their own anxiety was less.

How reliable are the findings?

This was a well-run study (a randomised controlled trial) where children were randomly split into two groups, half of whom took part in the programme while the other […]

By |July 8th, 2009|Anxiety, Childrens Issues, Hypnotherapy|Comments Off on Anxious parent, anxious child

IBS, Scampi Fries and maggots – weird phobias, addictions and illnesses that hypnosis has cured

Weird phobias

IBS, Scampi Fries and maggots – weird phobias, addictions and illnesses that hypnosis has cured

A British woman has lost four stone after being hypnotised into thinking she had a gastric-band fitted. Hypnotism is clearly powerful stuff as this woman’s weight-loss campaign and the following tales prove.

Chicken Nuggets

After 18 years of eating nothing but chicken nuggets and chips, a student was last year weaned off her unhealthy diet by a hypnotherapist and started to eat vegetables and pasta. Since she was two-years-old Carla Laban was violently sick after every meal unless it was chicken nuggets, but now she is starting to enjoy other foods.

Hypnotherapy may be able to cure irritable bowel syndrome after trials showed it has a 70 per cent success rate. Doctors claim the mind relaxing technique combats the condition, which causes constipation, diarrhoea, cramps and nausea. The treatment is so successful that there is an 18-month waiting list of people lining up to try the therapy at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital.

According to Australian psychologist Dr Janet Hall hypnosis can help cure women of sex phobias such as the fear of sperm and vaginismus, a fear of intercourse. “I’ve found that with hypnosis you can get them to rehearse the sex act in the safety of their own imagination,” Dr Hall told a conference in Sydney.

Last year a man who could not afford a dentist’s bill had two rotten teeth and roots removed without an anaesthetic, thanks to hypnosis. Leslie Mahon from Colchester said: “It was incredible. There is no worse pain than that inflicted by dentists but I didn’t feel any.”


A woman who was so sacred of fruit that she couldn’t bear to have a fruit bowl in the house was cured […]

By |June 20th, 2009|Diet, Hypnotherapy, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, Latest News, Stop Smoking, Weight Management|Comments Off on IBS, Scampi Fries and maggots – weird phobias, addictions and illnesses that hypnosis has cured

Phobia List

Phobia List

Is your Phobia here?


Abluthophobia: Fear of bathing
Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching. Fear of skin infestation by mites or ticks
Acerophobia: Fear of sourness
Achluophobia: Fear of darkness
Achluophobia: Fear of the dark or of night. Synonyms: Nyctophobia
Acousticophobia: Fear of noise
Acrophobia: Fear of heights
Aelurophobia: Fear of cats. Synonyms: Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Gatophobia
Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting due to airsickness
Aerophobia: Fear of draft. Fear of fresh air. Fear of flying
Agoraphobia: Fear of open, public places like markets
Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia: Fear of crossing streets
Aibohphobia: Fear of palindromes
Aichmophobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects. See also: Belomophobia, Belonephobia
Ailurophobia: Fear of cats. Synonyms: Aelurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Gatophobia
Akousticophobia: Fear of sound or sounds.
Algophobia: Fear of pain
Altophobia: Fear of heights
Amathophobia: Fear of dust. Synonyms: Koniophobia
Amaxophobia: Fear of being in or riding in vehicles
Ambulophobia: Fear of walking
Ancraophobia: Fear of wind
Androphobia: Fear of men. Synonyms: Arrhenphobia
Anginophobia: Fear of narrowness. Fear of having a sore throat
Ankylophobia: Fear of stiff or immobile joints
Anthrophobia: Fear ofhuman beings.
Anthropophobia: Fear of meeting people or society
Antlophobia: Fear of floods
Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single
Apeirophobia: Fear of infinity
Aphephobia: Fear of touching or being touched
Apiophobia: Fear of bees. Synonyms: Apiphobia
Apiphobia: Fear of bees. Synonyms: Apiophobia
Aquaphobia: Fear of water. Synonyms: Hydrophobia.
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Arachnephobia: Fear of spiders. Synonyms: Arachnophobia
Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders. Synonyms: Arachnephobia
Arrhenphobia: Fear of men. Synonyms: Androphobia.
Asthenophobia: Fear of weakness
Astraphobia: Fear of lightning. Synonyms: Astrapophobia
Astrapophobia: Fear of lightning. Synonyms: Astraphobia
Ataxiophobia: Fear of disorder Synonyms: Ataxophobia
Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder. Synonyms: Ataxiophobia
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection
Atephobia: Fear of ruin
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure
Aulophobia: Fear of flutes
Aurophobia: Fear of gold
Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty. See also: Misophobia
Autophobia: Fear of being alone
Aviatophobia: Fear of flying.See […]

By |February 9th, 2009|Fears, Hypnotherapy, Latest News, Phobias|Comments Off on Phobia List

Alternative Therapies

Alternative Therapies

BBC Examines Alternative Therapies

Imagine having your dentist pull your teeth out and drill into your jaw with no anaesthetic – just someone muttering in your ear about being on the beach.   Sounds alarming?  Welcome to the extraordinary world of hypnotherapy.

Half a million people in England use hypnotherapy every year.  It’s claimed it can help with smoking, obesity, tinnitus, weight loss, phobias, allergies, anxiety and even breast enlargement.  What do we know about hypnotherapy and hypnosis?  And how are scientists trying to find out about how it works and its effectiveness?

In the first in a new series, Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Science and Society at Bristol University, embarks on a personal and scientific journey to explore three popular alternative therapies: reflexology, meditation and hypnotherapy.

Travelling across the UK, Europe and over the Atlantic to Montreal, Kathy Sykes, in a journey that is at times funny, intimate, moving and revealing, she follows patients who are pinning their hopes on hypnotherapy.  There is Richard, the policeman, who wants to quit smoking; Nicola, who wants to eat less chocolate; and Mandy, who wants teeth implants without anaesthetic. Kathy herself has a go at being hypnotised as she tries to understand more about the science behind the hypnotic “trance.”

She meets hypnotherapists, and also mainstream scientists, who are looking inside our brains to try and unravel what goes on during hypnosis.  She meets Professor Peter Whorwell in Manchester who is pioneering the use of hypnotherapy for people suffering from the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

A mixture of serious science and personal journey – Alternative Therapies is intriguing viewing for anyone interested […]

Therapy maze

Therapy maze

A guide to the therapy maze

How can you recognise which therapies are safe and who are the reputable practitioners? Here we guide you through the therapy maze.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is it?

Practical techniques are used to turn negative thoughts and actions into more positive ones.

How does it work?

The CBT therapist is a bit like a personal mental trainer – they set goals and give the client clear guidelines about how to achieve the changes they want.

The Claims

Clinical trials have shown it is very effective in treating phobias, anxiety, depression and compulsive disorders such as severe over-eating or obsessive cleanliness. Businesses swear by it for stress management. The Department of Health gives it their seal of approval.

The Pain

All therapy can bring unpleasant buried emotions to the surface and CBT is no exception. It is also very goal-oriented and some people may feel that it puts too much pressure on them to achieve results.

Who should do it

Particularly suitable for people with anxiety, phobias and depression. But if you are looking for an in-depth understanding of your relationships, this may not be the therapy for you.

Our expert says:

‘Research has shown that this therapy is very effective in helping people tackle their problems, be they phobias, stress, depression or compulsive behaviour. It is very problem-solving and can produce remarkable results.

‘The downside is that if you really don’t want to face your fears, the therapy itself might increase your anxieties.’ SP


What is it?

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation. Contrary to popular belief, you are not unconscious during hypnosis – but your conscious awareness operates at a different, deeper level.

How does it work?

Before clients enter the hypnotic state, they […]

By |February 18th, 2008|CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Resources, Reviews|Comments Off on Therapy maze

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