What is Hypnotherapy?

"Hypnosis involves the induction of a trance or sleep-like state. Suggestions, targeting the problems, can then be given to help with the healing. Hypnosis can be tried for many different problems." The Royal College of Physicians.

There is growing acceptance, and promotion, of the benefits of hypnotherapy within the medical profession. Following a process to evaluate the evidence on the benefit of hypnotherapy, The British Psychological Society concluded, “Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”

The American Psychological Association states that most clinicians now agree hypnosis can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders.

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy?

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) uses hypnotherapy combined with elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and psychotherapy. RTT was developed by the world-renowned therapist Marisa Peer based on over 30 years’ successful clinical practice. I have been personally trained by Marisa Peer, undertake continuing professional development under her guidance and receive her ongoing support.

RTT is endorsed by the General Hypnotherapy Register, the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council, the National and International Council of Psychotherapists, the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the International Association of Complementary Therapists. Increasingly GPs are recommending hypnotherapy for the treatment of various medical problems.

How does it work?

The subconscious mind is like a computer’s filing system. Think of your subconscious as a hard drive, where we store every experience, emotion, and thought we’ve ever had. In the relaxed state of hypnosis I can work with you to run a search on your subconscious, pulling up the repressed memories and buried emotions at the root of the issue you want to address.

All of your unhealthy current behaviours, such as smoking, overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, anger or self-harming decisions, have a root cause. Through the ‘memory chip’ that has been embedded in the subconscious mind, we can trace back the experiences you had as a child, and – crucially - the beliefs you linked to those experiences, which have caused the current behaviour that is no longer good for you.

What does it feel like?

Being in hypnosis means being highly relaxed which is referred to as the ‘hypnotic trance’. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever meant to travel a different way to work and found yourself on your normal route, forgotten all your worries whilst listening to music or been completely immersed in a book, then you have been in a trance state.

During hypnosis you will be completely aware of everything that’s happening, everything you say and all the sounds around you. It is impossible to make anyone think or do something they don’t want to whilst in hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is an extremely powerful way of breaking old patterns of thought or behaviour and replacing them with positive beliefs and actions. I use hypnotherapy to give my clients freedom from unwanted behaviour and transform their lives.

How many sessions?

If you have a problem, you want to resolve it as quickly as possible and no-one should have to suffer for years. Rapid Transformational Therapy is an extremely effective form of hypnotherapy and most issues can be solved in one to three sessions. Often, it only takes one session together with the bespoke recording.

What happens in a session?

A typical session will last one and a half hours. We start with a discussion of the issue you want to deal with. If you haven’t been hypnotised before I will give you a brief demonstration and then, when you are ready, take you into a safe hypnotic state. Together we can access your subconscious and will use regression to get to the root cause of your issue. After that I will carry out the ‘transformation’ to free you from the problem and make you a bespoke recording.

It is very important that you commit to listen to that recording each day for at least 21 days. This is the length of time it takes for the brain to accept a new habit of action or thought. Many people will experience a transformative shift in their thinking immediately after the session and often describe a feeling of ‘freedom’ or ‘lightness’. For others, the change is more gradual and sometimes it is not until some weeks later that they realise that an old habit or behaviour is no longer present.