Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Mesothelioma Patients May Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapist is treating a woman

The word “hypnotism” used to scare me. My mom taught us to avoid it, though I never understood the reasons behind the warning. I certainly didn’t want someone else “taking control” of my mind.

I recently discovered hypnotherapy for myself. After several appointments with Sandy Drenner, a hypnotist and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner in Orlando, I can tell you firsthand there is nothing to fear. She helped me process some self-esteem issues and also helped me to form new beliefs about how I define success.

And when I discovered hypnotism can benefit mesothelioma patients and their friends and family, I knew it was time to learn even more about it. So I spoke with Drenner at length about the topic. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

The Hidden Wonders of Hypnotism

Q: How can hypnotherapy be useful for patients with mesothelioma and their loved ones?

A: Clinical/Medical Support Hypnotherapy can provide support physically and emotionally. Clients can be taught how to calm the body using self-hypnosis, how to manage the effects of pain, allowing the body more physical comfort. Hypnosis can also prepare clients for upcoming medical tests and surgery, allowing the body to be calmer and receive treatment.

I have been privileged to work with people with cancer. I find hypnosis a great adjunct to medical treatment. It is designed to complement what the physicians are doing and thus create the best environment for the body to heal.

For patients and loved ones, it can be a very therapeutic way to process emotions and even grow spiritually if […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Hypnotherapy, NLP|Comments Off on Benefit from Hypnotherapy

Claire Dares… Hypnosis

Claire Dares… Hypnosis

The first of Claire Adams’ on-going series where she tries out things she would normally not have considered. How did she get on in the hypnotist’s chair?

Last week when I was asked to be hypnotised against my fear of heights, all manner of pre-conceptions entered my head; I was convinced they would make me believe I was a goat in a Paul McKenna-style way.When I arrived at the Alexander Practice though, I was immediately put at ease; he talked me through exactly what was going to happen so I let him work his magic on me.  The relaxing music began and Geoffrey began his talk – and, in case you’re wondering, there was no swinging clock.I was under for 35 minutes and I have to say I remember most of it.  I was fully aware of what was happening the whole way through, it was like day dreaming in a way, sort of half awake and half asleep – a state I’m in most days to be honest. Claire Adams

                                                                                             Claire Adams
So the real question has to be, has it worked????

For the first 15 minutes or so, Geoffrey talked me through relaxing the muscles in my body – it worked, I couldn’t feel the chair I was sat on, my hands were completely numb and my mouth was wide open but I couldn’t shut it (not very attractive).


Well, on my return, I hauled myself onto the top level of the … car park and peered […]

By |February 9th, 2012|Hypnotherapy, Panic Attacks, Phobias, The Mind|Comments Off on Claire Dares… Hypnosis

Hypnosis shown to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

Hypnosis improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

Hypnosis shown to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

A scientist at the University of Liverpool has found that hypnosis can slow down the impacts of dementia and improve quality of life for those living with the condition. Forensic psychologist, Dr Simon Duff, investigated the effects of hypnosis on people living with dementia and compared the treatment to mainstream health-care methods. He also looked at how hypnosis compared to a type of group therapy in which participants were encouraged to discuss news and current affairs.

They found that people living with dementia who had received hypnosis therapy showed an improvement in concentration, memory and socialisation compared to the other two treatment groups. Relaxation, motivation and daily living activities also improved with the use of hypnosis.   Dr Duff said: ‘Over a nine month period of weekly sessions, it became clear that the participants attending the discussion group remained the same throughout. The group who received ‘treatment as usual’ showed a small decline over the assessment period, yet those having regular hypnosis sessions showed real improvement across all of the areas that we looked at.

‘Participants who are aware of the onset of dementia may become depressed and anxious at their gradual loss of cognitive ability and so hypnosis which is a tool for relaxation can really help the mind concentrate on positive activity like socialisation.’ Further research will now take place to establish whether hypnosis maintains its effects on dementia as the illness progresses, over longer periods of time.

Dr Dan Nightingale, co-author of the research and leading dementia consultant at the Abacus Clinic in Newark, added: ‘Evidence to date has shown that we can […]

By |March 22nd, 2009|Anxiety, Depression, Hypnotherapy, Latest News, Stress, The Mind|Comments Off on Hypnosis shown to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for dementia sufferers

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.

An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer

An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer

The Use of the Therapeutic Audio Program: An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer


To determine if on-going post traumatic and emotional presentations following traditional surgical treatment and emotional support provided for female breast cancer survivor patients could be successfully addressed via specific clinical hypnotherapeutic processes.


This private study set out to evaluate a simple means of introducing cost effective mind body processes aimed to mitigate post-treatment emotional presentations and to increase female breast cancer survivors’ participation in their own emotional recovery.

Background Methods

Twenty-four female breast cancer survivors aged 41 – 58 years presented with post traumatic emotional issues including anxiety, fear of reoccurrence and vulnerability over a period of 29 months (07/00-10/02). End of treatment time lapse varied between 3 months to 8 years 2 months. An initial session explained the mind body connection. Specific guided imagery and relaxation processes were used intended to mitigate presenting symptoms and frequency of presentation. Audio recordings of each session given to each participant used the same process, content and delivery methods. An additional ambient music session provided patient self-relaxation. After each session, subjects continued listening in the home environment according to a required schedule. All patients completed a questionnaire at 4 monthly intervals; numbers were variable as patients joined the group at various times.

Background Results

Reduced anxiety was reported in 23 of the 24 participants. One participant who reported increased emotional distress also reported a life-changing event occurring in the significant other. Also reported were reduced fears of reoccurrence, increased optimism, along with a sense of taking part in their own healing, easier relaxation and increased confidence and self-esteem.

Commencing March 2003, the above processes were migrated onto compact disc, with a 45-day […]

By |July 24th, 2008|Cancer, Hypnotherapy, Latest News, Womens Issues|Comments Off on An Aid to Emotional Recovery After Breast Cancer

Ease bowel illness

Ease bowel illness

Hypnosis ‘can ease bowel illness’

Hypnosis could ease symptoms. Hypnotherapy could help people with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say. Doctors should consider using this and other “psychological” treatments such as antidepressants to help sufferers, King’s London experts say in the British Medical Journal. However, a shortage of therapists could hinder this, they add.

Experts said there was growing evidence that IBS cases have psychological as well as biological elements.

Other therapies

IBS is a common and painful medical condition that has a wide range of symptoms, including regular abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation. Conventional medicines prescribed for IBS often ease symptoms partially, or not at all. Using a psychological treatment does not mean that the disease is ‘all in the mind’ Dr Ian Forgacs, Kings College London

Many scientists now believe that the cause in many cases is a combination of mental and physical factors, and that the drugs commonly used to tackle it may be aiming at the wrong target. Patients with IBS are more likely to be diagnosed with depression.

Dr Ian Forgacs, a consultant gastroenterologist from Kings College, says that doctors are often reluctant to prescribe anti-depressants, especially in patients who, apart from their IBS, show no outward signs of being depressed.

He urged them to consider other forms of psychological therapy, including hypnotherapy, as an alternative in some cases.

“Patients with irritable bowel syndrome should be made aware of the existence of these treatments so that they can make informed choices,” he said.

“Specifically, they should be made aware that using a psychological treatment does not mean that the disease is ‘all in the mind’.”

He found that one of the most effective treatments for IBS in research studies were so-called […]

By |February 18th, 2008|Anxiety, Digestive Disorders, IBS - Irritable bowel Syndrome, Stress|Comments Off on Ease bowel illness

Reasons To Consider Free Self Hypnosis

Free Self Hypnosis

Reasons To Consider Free Self Hypnosis

Many people have heard about the benefits hypnosis can have in assisting people with all sorts of addictions, vices and other personal issues. Not everyone, however, is willing to take the plunge and try this unusual, but generally well-regarded technique. For these people, free self hypnosis can be a great stepping stone, and it can even be all that’s necessary to get the job done.

free buttonFree self hypnosis techniques can be found in books, online and even in magazines. The idea behind free self hypnosis is basically the same as paid, but it puts the tools to relax the body and free the mind in the hands of the person him or herself. The results of free self hypnosis might vary, but the side effects of the process can actually be quite good for the body and mind even if the suggestions put forth don’t take hold.

Free self hypnosis will often involve a combination of relaxation and breathing techniques. These are designed to work together to help stress melt away, clear the mind and also awaken the subconscious to positive suggestions and influences. Mastering free self hypnosis might take a little time and practice, but it’s considered beneficial for a number of reasons. They include:

·Stress. By their virtue, hypnosis techniques, free self hypnosis or otherwise, are designed to help take stress off a person’s mind and body. As the techniques for self hypnosis are mastered, people often find themselves better able to relax. The repercussions for the entire body from this process can be incredibly positive. When stress is cut down, the entire body […]

By |February 18th, 2008|Hypnotherapy, Resources, Self Hypnosis|Comments Off on Reasons To Consider Free Self Hypnosis

Key to overcoming anxiety

Key to overcoming anxiety

Self hypnosis could be the key to overcoming anxiety

Self-hypnosis could be the way for young people to overcome their problems with anxiety and depression.

David Byron, the senior specialist educational psychologist for Hampshire County Council, revealed the success of an innovative hypnotherapy project on Thursday 4 January 2007, at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Educational and Child Psychology Annual Conference.

The Hampshire Hypnotherapy Project, which combines applied psychology with hypnotherapy, has been the focus of doctoral research at UCL and been operating for six years for secondary school pupils who have anxiety related problems. These problems are affecting their social-emotional well-being and educational progress and frequently disrupt school attendance and home life.

Mr Byron studied ten pupils who had undergone the hypnotherapy and ten pupils who were being taught more traditional relaxation techniques. He found that both approaches helped to reduce anxiety but that the hypnotherapy seemed to produce greater gains, with additional reductions in hopelessness and an improvement in self-esteem.

Things also seemed to improve in subsequent months and there was also a high level of parent satisfaction, with one parent observing “thank you for giving me my son back.”

The sessions work by seeing the student and the parent together. The student sets a number of things they would like to change to make their lives better. Each student then receives about four sessions where they are taught how to self hypnotise and work on these targets. The students then receive three follow up visits for six months.

Mr Byron said: “It seems to empower the students’ to change their lives and it’s not me doing it, it’s them. I’m […]

By |February 18th, 2008|Anxiety, Hypnotherapy, Self Hypnosis|Comments Off on Key to overcoming anxiety

What techniques are utilised

What techniques are utilised

What techniques are utilised, and what’s the background on them


“Hypnotherapist” — Induces an hypnotic state in the client . Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subject to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in client using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis. He/she may train client in self-hypnosis.

“Clinical Hypnotherapist” – Clinical hypnosis is a procedure during which a qualified professional or therapist (the “hypnotist”) gives a patient carefully worded instructions to follow with the goal of helping the patient enter a state of deep relaxation. In this hypnotic state, the “hypnotized” client is aware of everything that is going on, but at the same time, becomes increasingly absorbed in using his or her imagination as directed by the hypnotist.

The hypnosis practitioner uses carefully worded language to help the patient enter into a state of highly focused, suggestible attentiveness in which the patient is able to clear away mental “clutter” and focus on his or her problem and solutions to the problem. Hypnosis practitioners employ a body of techniques to help their patients acquire the self-control, self-mastery, willpower and confidence to visualize, realize and achieve their goals. Frequently, hypnosis practitioners teach their patients self-hypnosis methods that they can employ on their own to reinforce and continue the process of positive change.

The hypnotist gives the patient suggestions to experience changes in behaviours, feelings, sensations, images, perceptions, thoughts, beliefs, and/or physical functions or symptoms. Suggestions are typically included for relaxation, calmness, confidence, increased self-control and well-being. Instructions typically include imagining or thinking about pleasant experiences.

Hypnosis is a relationship-based process of communication […]

By |November 27th, 2007|About Me, Anxiety, Digestive Disorders, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Stress|Comments Off on What techniques are utilised

Making an Appointment

Making an Appointment

If you’re interested in finding out what Hypnotherapy can do for you, I offer an initial 30 minute consultation, with no obligation to carry on with the treatment. This will allow me to talk you through what Hypnotherapy is able to achieve, you can ask

any questions you have, and we can establish what it is we are aiming to do in any subsequent sessions. See if you can get on with the sound of my voice by trying the FREE button below and listening to the free track on my download site. If you can then thats fine a face to face appointment or if your budget is tight then a download may help.

If you’re happy to carry on working with me, we can have an hour session of hypnotherapy directly afterwards, provided the diary allows – so you should plan for you initial meeting with me to be one and a half hours. Subsequent sessions will be one hour.

I do not usually see clients in the comfort of their own homes. This is usually because there are too many distractions and in some cases the very thing we are to work on is associated with the home environment in some way. I therefore use a Clinic Environment. However if you are nervous, I understand it may be a new experience for you so  it’s OK for a friend or relative to come along with you.

Appointments held during the normal working day, on weekdays, are £75 for one hour session (The first session is more likely to be of two hours – Same price though £75 so you get 1 extra […]

By |October 7th, 2007|About Me, Hypnotherapy, Make an Appointment, Resources|Comments Off on Making an Appointment