It’s not magic…but it kind of is

It’s not magic…but it kind of is “Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity” – Lao-Tzu As part of our training course in Clinical Hypnosis, we  offer a series of classes for experienced hypnotherapists based around the life’s work of David Kennedy. The title of […]

Why stopping smoking seems so difficult

Why stopping smoking can seem so difficult   Top reasons our clients give us: 1. The first is the obvious one – the belief that stopping is difficult. This becomes a self-fulfilling idea. If we believe something is going to be difficult, it usually turns out that way; 2. There is a deep belief that […]

Hypnosis vs. Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis vs. hypnotherapy “Is what you do real hypnosis, or is it just hypnotherapy?” “Do you do hypnotherapy, or just hypnosis?” “Do you actually hypnotise people, or do you just do hypnotherapy?” “I want to try hypnotherapy first, and if that doesn’t work I’ll try hypnosis.” “I have seen a powerful hypnotist work, so I […]

Willpower, motivation and smoking

Willpower, motivation and smoking Now is always the right time People who don’t smoke often assume that a smoker is someone who is weak-willed. In fact, many smokers say this about themselves – that they lack the willpower to quit, even though they want to. It is a nice, neat theory, but it isn’t right. […]

What is hypnosis?

What is hypnosis? Hypnotherapy is not just relaxation, and it’s more than guided visualisation. Sometimes the best way to describe what hypnosis is involves talking about what hypnosis is not. The word “hypnosis” conjures up all kinds of associations, and in entertainment and the media we are often encouraged to believe that one of the following is true: […]

Memory Recovery

Can I be hypnotised to remember something that happened in the past? We are often asked if we can help uncover a lost memory using hypnosis. What we’re talking about here is not “I have a bad memory” territory, but rather an “I think something happened to me and I’ve blocked it out” situation. It […]

Susceptibility and Suggestion: Can I be hypnotised?

Susceptibility and suggestion Can I be hypnotised? ” … the reputation of hypnosis is checkered, not because of any serious clinical liabilities associated with its use, but rather because of its misapplication and the misconceptions that inevitably follow…myths abound that hypnosis means giving up control to someone … and is dangerous. How incredibly unfortunate for […]