I have successfully treated many people with a wide range of issues such as:
Anxiety, Confidence Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Eating Habits, Improving Learning Potential, Insomnia, Life Coaching, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Other ‘Bad’ Habits, Pain Management, Phobias, Pregnancy Anxieties, Public Speaking, Relationship Issues, Relaxation and Stress, Smoking Cessation and Other Addictions, Sports Performance, and Weight Loss.
Many people suffer with anxiety, the constant worry about things that haven’t happened yet. The result can be high blood pressure, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep deprivation, habitual eating, panic attacks, palpitations, etc. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective at treating anxiety.
How great would it feel to have all the confidence you needed to succeed in business, personal life and in relationships? Cognitive Hypnotherapy utilises Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NLP) to help you identify and sustain confidence wherever and whenever you want. This can empower you to be in full control of how you want to feel in the most appropriate way. Through my support we can help you dismiss negative thoughts and feelings for you to have high self-esteem and confidence in a relaxed and safe way.
Many people go through some form of depression in their lives. However, for some it can become more permanent. Hypnotherapy can allow you to visualise a more positive life. I can also teach you self-hypnosis which you may find relaxes and uplifts you. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is unique in that all suggestions are bespoke to the individual’s needs. Furthermore, I can show you NLP techniques that can also reverse negative thoughts.
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Syndrome can be extremely destructive on sufferers, their friends and loved ones. Without treatment the sufferer can become extremely ill, or worse. At the core of these disorders is often a lack of self-esteem and a distorted and / or negative view of their body.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can treat these disorders because it works at an unconscious level, the deeper reasons to why these disorders manifest. Also, Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help the individual to develop a greater understanding of why they behave this way. Therapy is gradual; self-worth and a changed perspective depend on small changes at a safe and comfortable level for the client to handle.
Why do we often eat when we are stressed? For many people eating represents safety, security and pleasure. But when we do eat this way, we don’t enjoy the food and if these patterns continue we are likely to become overweight. NLP utilises a very powerful tool to swap ‘bad’ habits for ‘good habits’. Also, I can help empower you to increase your confidence and self-esteem to be in full control of what and when you want to eat. Furthermore, as I am also professionally insured to give guidance on diet and nutrition, this can be something I can help you with.
Improving Learning Potential
Did you find school hard? Did the education system let you down? Do you feel stupid?
Often we do not realise our learning potential. Many of us leave school at 16 but go on to undertake complicated work with our hands and become plumbers, electricians, car mechanics, etc. This is because you learn best by doing things manually rather than learning from text.
I can help you identify your preferred learning style. If you have a fear of exams or a lack of confidence, as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I can help treat that too.
Similarly, if you are a trainee professional then I can teach you effective techniques to remember key information.
You may find through coming to see me how much fun you can have from learning, as well as how much you are able to remember. You might just surprise yourself!
Sleeping disorders can affect many people, especially living in a city like London. The effects can be very distressing for the insomniac and his / her partner. The cause of sleep deprivation is often because the person is not in a deep sleep due to stress, anxieties, difficulty to relax, over-thinking, etc. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help by dealing with these issues. Also, the use of self-hypnosis, and sleep relaxation techniques can help overcome the inability to sleep.
If you feel that you are stuck, not sure where to go in life, or have ambitions but don’t know to achieve them, then I can help you. Together we can establish what you want and set realistic goals, utilising your skills towards achieving these ambitions and / or helping you become unstuck.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Other ‘Bad’ Habits
OCD can be extremely debilitating. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help break down an obsessive compulsive disorder. This approach targets the centre of the disorder and teaches the client to overcome the anxieties involved. OCD is always reported worse in times of high stress. Hypnotherapy can help induce relaxation. If you have an OCD, I can show you practical solutions and assign tasks bespoke to your needs that can help free you from your OCD or, at the very least, help you control it.
Obsessions and compulsions can often be performed without conscious awareness, for example nail biting or hair pulling while watching the television or worrying about an event in the future. Hypnotherapy can help effectively stop these habits.
The effect our brain has over our body is far greater than many people believe. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can, with the utilisation of NLP and Emotional Freedom Technique, provide the possibility for directing our own healing.
This can be extremely effective with headaches and PMS. Success has also been found with treating arthritis.
As your unconscious mind controls your immune systems, it can alter perceptions of pain. I can teach you how to have more control over your physical feelings.
Successful surgical operations have been performed under hypnosis, without any anaesthetic, and the results have shown faster recovery for the patient. This demonstrates how powerful hypnosis is for pain control.
As many as 1 in 10 people are likely to be affected by a phobia. Our ‘fight or flight response’ enables us to run away or fight when faced with danger. However, in modern society this is often an inappropriate response, and our perceptions of danger may often not be rational. When we are not able to run away from danger we are left with increased blood flow to our muscles as well as heightened responses and this can lead to butterflies in the stomach, faster breathing, increased pulse, etc. For some people their phobias can be extremely debilitating.
Phobias are often a result of a reaction to a childhood event and can develop and increase over time. The good news is that phobias are often very easy and quick to effectively treat.
As the past affects how we are in the present and how we see our future, by replacing negative feelings with new perspectives you can let go of anything that is holding you back. Just imagine how much better that would be for you!
Similarly to pain management, anxieties about pregnancy can be treated through relaxation techniques as well as simple techniques to gain control over any discomfort.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can also teach you how to dissociate yourself (by watching yourself you can trick your mind into thinking that it is not happening to you in that moment) from any pain and then when you want to, associate yourself again.
For those who find it hard to become pregnant, Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you too. I can help teach you relaxation techniques and assist you through hypnosis to guide your body into the optimal state for successful conception. Furthermore, I can help you change any negative thoughts or beliefs you may have about your chances of having a baby. On a scientific level, when we are constantly anxious or stressed, our blood goes from areas like the reproductive organs to other areas such as the muscles of our arms and legs, thus reducing the chances of conception.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you overcome any anxieties you have in presenting yourself in public. Your fears are based on negative experiences and often stem from childhood. Through hypnosis we can change this earlier experience, therefore changing your perceptions. Then, through powerful visualisation exercises you will be able to see yourself successfully presenting to others.
Furthermore, I can teach you successful techniques for relaxation prior to public speaking, and to build your confidence.
I can help you to communicate with your partner healthily again if you feel unloved, misunderstood and engaged in arguments. Whether you have problems maintaining or building relationships, or you are a couple who would like help together, I can help. I can identify and explain to you why you are experiencing difficulties, as well as individually help you should there be past experiences affecting your current relationship.
For those who are currently single, I can help you let go of any negativity that might be holding you back. I can also help you to prevent any negative experience following you into a new relationship. Some people feel they seem to attract the ‘wrong’ partner. If that’s you, then we can identify why and permanently change this.
Relaxation and Stress
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you let go of any stresses in your life and I can also teach you how to hypnotise yourself to counter stressful moments.
Smoking Cessation and Other Addictions
Even if you have tried in the past to quit smoking through patches, gum etc, hypnotherapy can work for you. It is widely acclaimed to be very effective in the permanent cessation of smoking. And, on average, research shows you are five times more likely to stop through hypnosis than by willpower alone.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can also help you to be in control of cigarettes, rather than the other way round.
I can also show you, even if you have been smoking for years, how easy it is for you to live a healthy life. I can provide you with all the tools you need to be a permanent non-smoker.
Similarly, with other addictions, I can help you break your habit. I can help you to identify why (and you may not even be consciously aware of) you do what you do.
Whether it’s a gambling, drug or any other addiction, I can help.
The effect the mind has on the body is very evident in sport. NLP can teach you to be like a sports person you admire. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can make you aware of any problems and fix them to build your confidence, enhance your skills, improve your performance and make you more consistent in your attainments. This is effective for all sports and martial arts. You will be surprised how quickly you can get and stay ‘in the zone’!
You may have tried several different diets and found none of them have been effective for long lasting weight loss.
It can sometimes seem impossible to overcome issues about food, eating and self-image. Often we eat not through hunger but because of stress. We can resolve these issues.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy can change your eating habits and make you feel good about yourself in a way that you may never have thought. You can regain control on how you want to feel, what and when you want to eat, and look forward to a future that you want to live.
I am also professionally insured to give healthy eating advice. I can therefore help you structure an appropriate eating regime and, with hypnotherapy, help you maintain the necessary changes.