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I meet a lot of people who have had a negative experience with hypnotherapy, and unfortunately this may put them off from receiving treatment from anyone. That’s a shame, because good hypnotherapy, properly administered, will guide you to work wonders in your life.

In this second of a two-part blog on finding the right hypnotherapist, I address how to make sure they are the person who is right for you.

4. Be clear about what you want Read the rest of this entry »

The relationship between a client and a hypnotherapist needs to be one of deep trust.

I hear stories every day of hypnotherapists abusing their powers, causing more problems than they fix and leaving people traumatised and deeply suspicious of hypnotherapy. There is a lot of concern nationally about unqualified and unregistered people who are out there practising hypnotherapy.

Standards of hypnotherapy are being raised all the time by qualifying bodies such as the National Hypnotherapy Society and the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, who scrutinise the qualifications of their registered therapists. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week I heard a discussion on the radio about the recent revelation that not enough is being done to help people with sleep problems.

Not enough, other than prescribing drugs, that is.

It’s a big problem – around a quarter of us experience some kind of disorder affecting their sleep. The most common I see is insomnia.

One classic tip is to keep a notepad and pen on your bedside table, so that you can write down your worries. This, the wisdom goes, means that you’ll then be ‘free’ of them. Read the rest of this entry »