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‘Is hypnosis real?’, is a question that more and more people are asking, now that it is becoming the therapy of choice with regard to weight loss, phobia, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, to name just a few.


So, is hypnosis real?  Well, it is only within the last decade that science has ‘proved’ that ‘hypnosis’ exists.  What do they think we’ve been doing for the last 5,000 years or so?  If we relied on science, we’d still be in the Stone age!


Not only is hypnosis real, it’s where you actually spend most of your waking hours.  Here’s why –


Hypnosis is merely an altered state of consciousness, where you are neither fully awake nor asleep – like a daydream, reading a good novel, or when you are really concentrating.  Anytime you are not thinking about what you are doing, you’re in hypnosis.  This comprises some 90% of our daily activities.


Is hypnosis real? Richard Bandler maintains that everything is hypnosis.  I fully concur.  You see, everything we do is in line with our emotions, which are in the subconscious mind.  So, even when we think we are making ‘hard-headed’ decisions, we are reacting emotionally.


This is why our behavior can be so puzzling; it just makes no sense.  Phobia, anxiety, depression, compulsive disorders – including overeating, all fall into this category.  That is why hypnosis really is the best tool for making change – it works with the subconscious, emotional mind.


Perhaps a more valid question than, ‘Is hypnosis real?’, would be, ‘Can hypnosis work for me?’  Check out my Blog page.

Hypnotherapy Doesn’t Work


Advanced Hypnotherapist

“Hypnotherapy Doesn’t Work”

I keep hearing this lament from new clients who have tried an ineffective version of hypnotherapy, but continue to hold the belief that hypnotherapy can help with their problem.

It grieves me to consider the vast number of people who have tried an ineffective, wordy, diluted version of hypnotherapy and have given up. In my experience, most hypnotherapy is mediocre at best and not only results in a waste of a client’s money, but may very well prevent them from gaining the amazing results which can be achieved with the to-the-point, no-nonsense version of hypnotherapy.

The fault, I feel, lies mainly with the training, which tends to be far too academic and wordy. If you study the techniques that actually work, you’ll realise that wordy, unfocused hypnotherapy is just not how the subconscious mind responds.

The current trend in regulation, is to move further along the lines of wordy, ineffective hypnotherapy, by insisting that training schools develop a more degree-style curriculum, rather than focus on training hypnotherapy practitioners to become proficient with the tools that really work.  As the uninformed regulators increase the pressure to dilute hypnotherapy, more and more people will be denied this powerful, simple, elegant way to change their lives for the better.

Me? I’ll continue to deliver the sharp-focused, no-nonsense hypnotherapy that many people in Norfolk have come to rely on.




The Real Threat To Effective Hypnotherapy

Advanced Hypnotherapist

Effective Hypnotherapy-vs-Regulation

As President of my professional organisation, I am reviewing the current requirements for the inclusion of a Hypnotherapist in a number of Hypnotherapy Registers.

As is more and more the case, the academics are doing their level best to inhibit effective Hypnotherapists from working their magic. For instance, the new requirement for Hypnotherapy Training Courses is 450hrs. This is an arbitrary figure, arrived at by a committee, the members of which may not be very good at Hypnotherapy, but are skilled committee members, needing to justify their existence.

The courses get more and more diffuse, straying into ‘cognitive’, ‘clinical’, ‘psycho’, ‘analytical’, ‘spiritual’, etc. These are just ‘bolt-ons’ to what is the nearest thing to magic I’ve ever found. They completely miss the point when it comes to the way the subconscious mind reacts.

The fact is that effective hypnotherapy is not a science. It’s an art form.

In terms of effective hypnotherapy – less, most definitely, is more. The movement to train hypnotherapists to miss this point, does not bode well for the future of effective hypnotherapy. The greater the number of Hypnotherapists trained in the academic model, the fewer real ‘artists’ there will be to enable people to make real and lasting changes in their lives, and not waste time, money and effort on an academic exercise in futility. More on this later.

What are your views?