What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?


Hypnosis on its own will be unlikely to give any relief to your symptoms. It’s merely a very relaxed and calm state of mind. All hypnosis is ‘self’ hypnosis, your hypnotherapist acts as a guide helping you to this truly wonderfully relaxed state of mind where you are able to focus totally on a specific beneficial concept or idea. You may be surprised to discover that hypnosis is a regular state for most people, it is something that happens virtually every day to us. Have you ever been so engrossed in a book or in watching a film, or perhaps driving along your usual route, getting to the end but cannot remember driving there? Or just simply daydreaming off in your own little world, these are all forms of hypnosis.


Hypnotherapy is totally different from other forms of therapy; the most important difference is that it is able to work directly on your subconscious mind, often with rapid results without the need for any physical intervention or drugs.

The therapy part which is done whilst you are in a hypnotic state can be Suggestion Therapy or Hypnoanalysis. Before we start rest assured that we will discuss the various therapies and you can be comfortable that whichever therapy we use will be the right one for you.

Suggestion Therapy is used to help overcome issues like exam or driving test nerves, stopping smoking, unwanted habits, confidence issues, often taking only one to four sessions

Hypnoanalysis is used to go to the roots of the problem allowing you to return to past memories and experiences and with your therapist’s guidance understand and remove the underlying cause of the symptom. It is used to help with things like irrational fears, phobias, emotional problems, stress etc

How does it work? Hypnotherapy brings beneficial, therapeutic change by using the altered state that hypnosis creates; it allows access to your subconscious mind, where all your habits and responses that have been learned through experience, good and bad are stored. When the conscious part of your mind is totally relaxed, the subconscious becomes much more accessible, and so it is possible to address issues like fears, phobias, anxieties and negative habits at their cause. It is not an alternative to conventional medicine, but it does complement it. If you are experiencing physical symptoms my advice will always be that you should consult your doctor first. Hypnotherapy will not cause any ill effects, but ignoring a physical illness might. Some conditions may require will power and motivation. 

EFT. (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT is a meridian therapy which is used to stimulate the meridian channels releasing blockages related to negative emotions and beliefs. It’s a non intrusive therapy sometimes referred to as “acupuncture without needles”, used to treat fears, phobias, physical pain, weight problems and loosing emotional baggage. It is painless, easy and fun to learn often with very rapid results usually permanent.

NLP. (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP is based on an understanding of how our life experiences have been coded and interpreted, uncovering life patterns that work well and life patterns that don’t. So knowing how your brain functions you are able to change it so that it is working for you, using various techniques to create lasting change. Strengthening what works and change what doesn’t.

BWRT®  BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®

BWRT® stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a totally confidential method that doesn’t require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and is carried out in a completely conscious state. It doesn’t use hypnosis or any mystical concepts - it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and only needs you to know what you want to change in your life for it be successful. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more call James on 07702684568 or go to