We now offer hypnotherapy from a qualified therapist. This can be extremely effective when dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety and confidence building, weight management, stopping smoking and many others. 

What is Hypnotherapy?

During hypnotherapy you enter an altered state of awareness. This isn’t something unusual in fact we experience altered states of awareness everyday e.g when listening to music or just before we go to sleep. In this state any suggestions made will register with the unconscious part of the brain and can address problems that are often deep seated. As a result it can be much more effective than other therapies which only deal with the conscious part of the brain.

How can it help me?

If you are suffering from stress or anxiety or are lacking in confidence, hypnotherapy can be very effective for converting these negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. Often these thoughts and feelings are your brains way of protecting you but over time they can become problematic. By using hypnosis we address these negative thoughts and feelings and use positive suggestions to establish more beneficial thought patterns.

What can I expect from a session? 

Each session can vary in length and content. The first session will usually be the longest and will be more about finding out about you as a client and talking a little bit more about hypnotherapy and how it can help you. In this session it will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have. The session will end with a short progressive relaxation under hypnosis. Other sessions following on from this will be tailored to your specific issues and will differ from client to client.

Will I lose control?

You will remain in control at all times. It is you the client that makes the positive change, the therapist only gives you the positive suggestions for your conscious mind to take on board. If any suggestion goes against any of your core beliefs then you would simply dismiss it in the same way that you would in the waking state.

What if I don’twake  up?

You will definitely wake up at the end of each session, or before, if required to do so. Although it can appear to be like going to sleep it is quite different. Instead of the senses becoming lessened like in sleep they actually become heightened as does the brain activity. 

About the therapist

Christie Howes trained at the Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis and through this training he has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience. Along with this he has had more than half a decade working with the public in a wide variety of roles and also has had experience of working on a one to one basis with people of all ages from many different backgrounds. He has an enhanced DBS certificate.