This is no Hocus pocus. Clinical hypnosis unlike stage hypnosis, enables us to use sub-conscious resources for changing our behaviour and changing our thought processes. Essentially, cognitive hypnotherapy re-programs our thought patterns in a way that helps you to overcome issues including addictions, over eating, nervousness and many others. Hypnotherapy is versatile in its ability to cure a range of physiological problems and associated side effects. Here's some common problems cured by Hypnotherapy:

If you suffer from anxiety, you probably feel you are unable to control it or stop it coming. You may feel you are unable to cope with the perceived demands or expectations of your environment or people with- in it. When we experience a level of stress that is unwanted or that we feel incapable of responding to, our mind senses a threat. Automatically our body switches to 'red alert'; we feel fear, adrenaline floods into the bloodstream and the body prepares for action i.e. 'fight or flight'. Hypnotherapy is a totally natural complementary therapy. It can help you learn to relax, leading to a reduction of stress and anxiety in the body. Anxiety can be a learned response and Hypnotherapy can help to uncover the roots of this learning. Old information which may have come from childhood can be up- dated to a more adult understanding and perspective. It then can be used to give you effective coping strategies to manage such symptoms so that you can regain your life and no longer be controlled by anxiety.

Feeling confident about ourselves and having good self-esteem is fundamental to our wellbeing. The reasons for lack of confidence and low self-esteem are diverse, ranging from deep rooted frequent criticism from adults as a child, a traumatic experience, being humiliated in a public arena, as well as your own inner critic, habitually beating yourself up. However, the good news is that whatever the reason, it is possible to cultivate confidence and good self-esteem in the here and now ourselves. Hypnotherapy and NLP (neuro linguistic programming) are extremely powerful tools for eliminating negative thought patterns and beliefs about yourself, resoling in strong self-confidence and a healthy self – esteem.

At any one time there are many people whose lives feel ruined or destroyed following past events that just won't go away. Oaten they live in silence and no mater how hard they try to push them away, bad thoughts feelings and images keep returning to haunt and depress them. The causes are many and widespread and can range from being in a car accident, being violently attacked, raped or to being abused in childhood.

The good news is that nowadays there is much that can be done to help. It doesn't require having to talk about it—oaten the therapist can be unaware of the detail—and it is so quick and immediate that most people will experience considerable benefit from a single session from an experienced therapist.

One of the most common reasons people have for visiting a hypnotist is for help in losing weight. Many people find it possible to diet and shed weight only to find that within a short time, it has crept back on. It is the inner reasons for over eating that need addressing. Food serves many purposes in our society beyond the satisfaction of hunger and the need to maintain life. The act of eating can be comforting and food can be used as a tranquilliser. Eating habits learned as a child can carry on into adult life. Parents may offer their children sweets and biscuits as a reward for good behaviour or as a comforter eater a fall or a disappointment. Some overweight adults continue to console or reward themselves with excessive food throughout life, many eat more when worried or unhappy. From childhood we are taught to eat at fixed mealtimes rather than only when our bodies tell us that we need food. All sorts or social traditions make it difficult to rely on appetite to tell us when we've had enough. Successful long-term treatment of weight and obesity depends on individual work with the client to uncover their particular reason for over-eating.

Alcohol is a widely used drug and is sill illegal in some countries. Like any drug, care needs to be taken in the amount consumed. Probably more crimes, accident, ill health and unhappiness are caused by over indulgence than with any other drug. Easily available and socially acceptable in our society, it is not surprising, many people become dependent on it. Alcohol becomes a real problem when you feel unable to cope without a drink or when it prevents you from having a normal life. The stereotyped image of a drunk is not the only face of alcohol abuse. Many apparently ordinary and respectable folk Succumb and like other addictions, it can be difficult to break the habit without help. There is a role for hypnosis in the treatment of addictions. The addict is primarily abusing himself and trance work improves self-esteem and helps find better coping strategies.

The above list is not exhaustive. Hypnosis has also been used to help ease symptoms associated with disabilities, stress, anxiety and trauma through use of regression and trance work. Regression works by essentially going to a root cause of a problem and helping the individual overcome negative thoughts and replace these with thoughts of confidence, strength and self-esteem. Hypnosis has always been successful in the treatment of phobias, feelings of depression, loneliness and helped people to pass important exams.