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I like to do things for my clients that produce instant results.

This is why I used a blend of hynotherapy along with EFT – the Emotional Freedom Technique.

Awareness of this amazing technique is growing at the moment, and it’s becoming more popular. You might know it as ‘tapping’.

Essentially it involves tapping on the energy points or ‘meridians’ – the acupressure points used in Chinese medicine – to help release emotional blockages, overcome fears, relieve pain and recover from trauma.

It was founded by Gary Craig, who developed it out of the work of many previous therapists going back through the 20th century and thousands of years before that. Gary Craig retired in 2010 and released EFT into the public domain. It’s now used as a therapy in its own right or alongside other treatments including as acupuncture, pyschotherapy and, like myself, hypnotherapy.

I came across EFT while I was studying for my hypnotherapy diploma, when I met a dentist who used it. I trained in Gary Craig’s school of EFT and I now use it every day to help my clients change their thought processes. I find it can instantly release people from the memory of old upsets and trauma.

It’s a powerful treatment that can bring up a lot of old junk from the past, and help you to rationalise it and get rid of it. I find this is preferable to talking about problems without end – people want results straight away these days.

What’s more, its a straightforward, non-intrusive technique that clients can take away and use for the rest of their life, whenever they feel it’s needed.

Its results are proven, and there have even been research studies carried out into its effectiveness, that demonstrate what EFT therapists already know – it’s a powerful technique, that works.

If you’re interested in this, you can make an appointment to talk about how EFT will help you. Contact me here or call 0113 255 2644.

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Imagine you had to cross a deep ravine by walking across a narrow, weak plank.

Imagine you have to make this walk because the forest behind you is on fire and it’s the only way you can save your life. However, you have a lifelong fear of heights, and, until this day, you wouldn’t even have stood on a chair to reach a shelf.

How would you approach this walk? Quite naturally, you’d focus all of your attention on the safe, sturdy land you’re headed to.

Intuitively, you’d also resist looking down, because you’re well aware that looking would make the fear much worse, making you less surefooted and more likely to bring about your worst fear – freefall. Read the rest of this entry »

There are a lot of letters after my name, so I thought it might be useful to explain some of them.

They all represent different types of training I’ve undertaken to be able to help my clients in as many ways as I can, with whatever problems are weighing them down.

CHBPP stands for “Certified Hypnotic Birthing Process Practitioner”, which means I’ve qualified to help mums get through childbirth by training with Sharon Mustard, the founder of the easibirthing method.

The way a mum-to-be thinks about childbirth has a massive impact on what kind of a birthing experience she will have. Unfortunately, there are a lot of beliefs around childbirth which are passed around, that it is largely characterized by constant screaming and hours of excruciating pain the like of which you’ve never experienced before. Read the rest of this entry »

Taking a stand against bullies is all about the way you stand.

A good, powerful posture doesn’t just change the way you’re perceived – it makes you feel more powerful inside.

These tips, drawn from hypnotherapy, NLP and martial arts will help you handle your fear when facing up to tough situations or difficult people.

They’re great for managing conflict – but they’ll also work in interviews and public speaking, too. Read the rest of this entry »

The Virtual Gastric Band is my most popular service, and my clients have had some wonderful successes with it.

This is despite the criticism it comes in for, even from other hypnotherapists, who say it can’t work.

The Virtual Gastric Band treatment is based on a hypnotherapy session in which your subconscious receives the message that you have had a gastric band operation, and your stomach has become the size of a golf ball.

The criticism is that the conscious mind will be fully aware you haven’t actually had this surgery, so that conscious mind will override the messages delivered to the subconscious and your old eating habits will remain.

The truth is, the critics are right. Read the rest of this entry »

As I explained in my last blog, past life regression is a helpful, powerful tool hypnotherapists use to help clients.

It is not necessarily about voyaging back to a time before someone’s birth to find out what they were up to – going beyond a person’s own belief system in hypnotherapy doesn’t work.

Our ‘past lives’ are also relevant to our current life and how we feel about ourselves now, so the term could refer to childhood or a difficult period in the past that has left its mark on. Read the rest of this entry »

Our subconscious is a very good storyteller.

Some of its stories are based on fact, some are tall tales, but they’re all deeply symbolic – and very helpful in therapeutic healing.

When someone has lived through a traumatic experience, their subconscious can lock away the difficult feelings that came with it.

This is where past life regression can be very helpful, in unloading the old ‘stuff’ that the subconscious has buried away. It tends to come out of the stories we have created, and hold deep in our memory, which make our experiences somehow easier to deal with. Read the rest of this entry »

A fob watch on a chain like those supposedly used by hypnotists

Sleeeepy?

Look into my eyes….. you are feeling sleeeeeeepy…. very sleeeeepy….

I love the cartoon-ish image of the hypnotist who swings a fob watch and chain, and puts people into a trance against their will. It couldn’t be further from the truth of what authentic hypnotherapists do – in which every session is built on a completely trusting relationship between therapist and client.

However, there’s one interesting aspect of the hypnotist’s image that does have a grain of truth – the swinging watch.

No, I don’t have a fob watch and chain, and if I did I wouldn’t swing it around in front of my clients’ face when I’m working with them. But that doesn’t mean it’s a completely unfounded manoeuvre. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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