hypnotherapy and change

Existential hypnotherapy. What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of your life? Existential Hypnotherapy could help you to find it and live it I often sit down with a client and as they begin to explain their reasons for coming it becomes increasingly clear that their life has lost a sense of meaning. ‘Why am I here?’, ‘what’s my purpose…

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Hyperacusis and how hypnotherapy could help

Hypnotherapy could help you learn to forget about that noise. Hyperacusis need bother you no more.   Hello Are you suffering from an intolerance of everyday sounds? Does the sound of the neighbours drive you mad? Are you driven insane by the sound of people chewing their food, the noise of a hoover, the ringing…

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F*ck it! Dance as if nobody is watching you!

Life is short. So, just say ‘f*ck it’ and dance! The video above is by one of my favourites: Francoise Hardy, a dark, melancholy and devastatingly beautiful (a mon avis) character from the 60s. For those of you without any French it’s about the ephemeral beauty of a rose which, even whilst in full bloom,…

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Take small steps to make great strides!

How a commonly used hypnotherapy technique could help you  Water is a fascinating substance. We pay little attention to it because it’s so everyday. However, just watch this video. It shows that great changes sometimes happen in small steps. Sometimes the greatest changes happen almost imperceptibly. It takes a great many small snips to…

Dare to dream, dare to act! The alternative is stagnation.

If you only dare to do what you’ve always done, you’ll never achieve what you could have achieved I was recently seeing a client who wanted something very badly. Perhaps there’s something you want really badly too. When, however, the opportunity arose for her to take a chance in achieving her goal, she found herself…

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What to do when achievements fail to satisfy

Career success? Academic triumphs? Still suffering from a lack of self-esteem? Perhaps hypnotherapy could help you. Trying to fix your self-esteem by achieving things is like having a bucket with a hole in the bottom. You pour achievements into the bucket and every one of them feels good, for a while. Over time, however, the…

What can hypnotherapy clients learn from the Wizard of Oz?

How hypnotherapists can use this metaphor to help their clients progress Hi there Long before we had TV, radio and writing man handed knowledge from generation to generation through stories. Every culture had its oral traditions and every culture handed down its cultural inheritance through the metaphors these stories contained. Bruno Bettelheim wrote one of…

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Inside Out and hypnotherapy: what the Pixar movie can teach us about our minds

Rarely has a film proven so useful to psychotherapists / hypnotherapists  Hypnotherapists commonly search for metaphors through which to describe the inner workings of the human mind. I use such metaphors in my own hypnotherapy practice every single day. The best metaphors are usually those selected by my clients. If they talk about different parts…

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Be an adult and bin the mind games!

You could learn to stop playing the same old roles I was training my hypnotherapy students last weekend (I originally wrote this post in 2016) and the topic in question was Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis was designed in the 1960s by Dr Eric Berne and is quite simply brilliant. When it works there is nothing…

inner child hypnotherapy

Love your inner child and heal through self-compassion

It’s not your fault and it never was. Forgive your inner child! I never fail to be saddened by the capacity of my clients to curse, berate and belittle themselves. A never-ending series of clients, in Reading, Oxford, London, Thame and Wallingford sit in one of my chairs and tells me just how awful they…

International Happiness day!? Can you join in?

Happiness can be hard to reach. Hypnotherapy could help you get there. ‘Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder’. Henry David Thoreau. Everybody wants to be happy. Who…

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Driving you crazy? Park that fear with hypnotherapy!

You learned the fear of driving. Unlearn it again! Hypnotherapy could be the answer.   One of my favourite topics to work with is the fear of driving. I’ve used hypnotherapy for the fear of driving in Reading, London, Oxford, Wallingford and Thame and it really does work. Hypnotherapy is the perfect therapy for such…

goals in hypnotherapy

What lies beneath? Hypnotherapy at its best!

Not all goals are what they first appear to be There’s  a belief in psychotherapy that clients come with a ‘presenting issue’ whilst there is also a deeper ‘process’ or ‘core belief’ going on underneath the surface. So, let’s illustrate this with some examples. All of them are sufficiently disguised so as to prevent identification…

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Spring clean your emotions with hypnotherapy!

This Spring could be the start of a wonderful new you! Hypnotherapy could help you! I’m presently waiting in Reading for my batch of afternoon clients, enjoying a break at the Global Café, one of my favourite places. As I was walking down Kendrick Road the sun was on my back and birds were scrabbling…