Hypnosis is a trance state characterised by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It’s not really like sleep, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a book or a movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
Hypnotherapy is a guided or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. This trance-like state is similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or even one’s own thoughts or meditations. In this state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find and utilize the natural resources deep within themselves that can help them make changes or regain control in certain areas of their life.
I am originally from Manchester but I began as a professional hypnotherapist back in 1997 in Fuengirola in Spain, where I was living at the time. I have practiced in London and Birmingham over the years and now live and practice in Bury. On my travels I have studied with various schools of hypnotherapy and I also did a variety of distance learning hypnotherapy courses to develop my skills and had a few mentors I trained with in the field of personal development such as Tony Robbins, who stared in the documentary “I’m not your guru”. It’s safe to say I have a lot of experience in the field of Hypnotherapy, counselling and NLP.
I have a joint honour degree in Psychology and Philosophy and my first experience of hypnosis was some 20 years ago, when I first learned how to hypnotise others and how to use self-hypnosis. Over the years, I have been a student of human psychology – wanting to know why some people excel in what they do and why others struggle. This quest for knowledge led to me completing a variety of training programmes, including studying with Doctor John Butler, arguably the greatest clinical hypnotherapist in the U.K. and with Anthony Robbins, who is considered to be one of the top motivational speakers/coaches in the world, alongside other experts in the field of hypnotherapy, hypno-psychotherapy, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). I am accredited by ACCPH (Accreditation of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) and a member of the British Association of Therapeutic Hypnotherapy. I have numerous diplomas in various aspects of hypnotherapy too, too numerous to list them all.
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The practice is located in the centre of Bury, on Silver Street, across from The Fusilier Museum, just down from the Library and Art Gallery and close to the Tourist Information Office. It’s close to The Rock, 5 minutes from the metro station, 2 minutes from the bus station and has metered parking directly outside and in the side streets around it. There are lots of car parks dotted around Bury centre, it’s great for shopping, has lots of coffee shops and is within easy reach of Manchester, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Bolton, Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton.
Stage hypnosis works, but again you can’t make the person do anything that they would not want to do anyway. Stage hypnosis is for the benefit of the audience, hypnotherapy is for the benefit of the client.