GHSC VALIDATED PRACTITIONER
General Hypnotherapy Standards
Perhaps you are just feeling curious about hypnosis
or NLP, or maybe you are looking for a fast and powerful
way to change existing issues and to further develop yourself.
Whatever your reasons, do take some time to have a look around,
and perhaps, allow yourself to wonder about the changes
you could be making in your life.
Hypnosis is simply a natural state of absorbed attention
combined with heightened awareness. You will experience this
state of highly focussed attention naturally throughout each
and every day. Common examples might include, day dreaming;
when you are totally immersed in a book or TV show; engrossed
in a favourite hobby or even when driving. Hypnotherapy is
literally therapy done while in the state of hypnosis and
can be thought of as an effective and speedy form of psychotherapy.
Using hypnotherapy and NLP, you are more in contact with
your unconscious mind, the seat of all emotional and behavioural
problems. Most other forms of therapy are carried out at a
conscious level, and often they only work on the symptoms
rather than the underlying cause of the problem.
My services can treat many of the things that you would traditionally
visit a counsellor or psychoanalyst for and a lot more besides.
But it is my aim to help you resolve your issues as quickly
as possible without dragging the treatment out unneccessarily.
I specialise in treating anxiety & panic attacks, changing
eating habits, stress management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(IBS), smoking cessation, changing habits, removing fears
and phobias, memory and study habits, and improving confidence
and self esteem. Many issues can be very quickly dealt with
in around four sessions, for more deep rooted or complex problems,
possibly five or more may be required. However as we are all
unique individuals, the number of sessions will vary and ultimately
you decide when you have reached resolution.
I offer a no obligation 1 hour Initial Consultation. This
gives us the chance to discuss your problems further, answer
any questions you might have, and give you an estimate of
the number of sessions you may require.
When you are ready to make the changes you want, call
me on 0161 881 4333 or
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A tube of paper about the size of your
little finger, stuffed with tobacco has ultimate control
of your life.
Are you satisfied with that?
If not, then maybe the time has come
to try hypnotherapy and NLP. Hypnotherapy and NLP can
be the answer to all the issues surrounding quitting.
No pills or patches, no chemicals. And in the hands
of a skilled hypnotherapist you will be given suggestions
that will eliminate the possibility of replacing the
cigarette habit with food. It is remarkably easy and
the overwhelming majority of people enjoy the hypnotic
trance and the benefits begin immediately.
Issues surrounding the cigarette habit
are dealt with so that you are free of the need to smoke.
Smoking is not a function of will power but habit triggered
by the unconscious. That means that the unconscious
can also be used to trigger cessation.
Treatment is spread over 2 separate
sessions (approx. 2.5 hours in total) and uses a combination
of advanced hypnotherapy and NLP techniques. The cost
of the full treatment is just £150 and includes
2 sessions, CD, handouts and a free backup session.
Just the mere word 'diet' implies something
you do temporarily. You diet against your normal eating
patterns which are controlled by your unconscious mind.
You may lose weight, but it is usually only temporary.
As soon as you stop dieting, your old eating habits
and beliefs return again and your body goes back to
what it was doing before the diet. Your unconscious
mind holds all your beliefs and habits concerning food.
These are beliefs and habits you may not even be aware
you have, and it is these that keep the weight on your
Your unconscious mind is very powerful, so no matter
how hard you try to break a habit at a conscious level
of mind, the unconscious will always win, eventually
causing you to go back to what it considers 'normal'
behaviour for you.
Through hypnosis and NLP, we can speak
directly to your unconscious mind and speed up the process
of change by altering your negative beliefs and habits.
And even though your unconscious mind is more powerful
than your conscious mind, it readily accepts new information
when you bypass what we call the Critical Factor, which
is what happens during hypnosis.
Around 4 sessions are usually enough
to change your beliefs and feeling about food.
Someone experiencing panic and anxiety
is feeling the effects of the 'fight or flight' response.
The fight or flight response is our bodies natural response
to a perceived danger. When it is activated, hormones
are released into the body to enable us to either deal
with or escape from the dangerous situation. The effects
of the fight or flight response include an increase
in our heart rate to pump blood faster to the lungs,
muscles and brain. We breath more rapidly to increase
our oxygen levels, our muscles tense ready for action
and many functions not necessary for fighting or escaping,
such as digestion or reproduction, slow or stop.
It is important to realise that what
we think about can actually activate the fight or flight
response. Our minds and bodies can't tell the difference
between the thoughts about a situation and the situation
itself. Therefore by simply thinking, worrying or 'what
if'-ing about something you are actually activating
the fight or flight response in exactly the same way
as if you were actually experiencing it in reality.
Through hypnotherapy and NLP we can
change the way you think and feel about a situation
so that your reactions changes.
Most people will need around 4 sessions
to overcome their anxiety and panic.
The initial cause of phobias can usually
be traced back to an experience where a biological response
has become associated at an unconscious level with a
particular trigger or stimulus, usually as the result
of some emotionally charged event. When you are re-presented
with the trigger, for example, seeing a spider, the
associated response is triggered, most commonly resulting
in feelings of anxiety, fear and panic.
The most complete and effective way
to eliminate or reduce the phobia is to change the unconscious
association between the stimulus and the response.
Hypnotherapy and NLP can be extremely effective at
treating phobias, because they deal directly with the
unconscious mind. Most phobias can be treated in just
a few sessions, and with some phobias a single session
may be all that is required.
Common fears and phobias: fear of public
speaking, fear of driving, fear of bridges, fear of
crowds, bird phobia, spider phobia, fear of flying.
It is not the situation that causes
stress, it is how you react to it. People are stressed
by many different things, someone may be stressed by
the thought of meeting people they don't know, for others
it may be being late for an appointment or having to
give a presentation. The situation itself does not cause
the stress, otherwise everybody would be stressed by
the same situation.
The key lies in how we react to the stressful situation.
When stress occurs it is because we have reacted in
a negative way to the perceived stressful event, which
in turn causes us to feel stressed.
Event ---> reaction to event --->
Feelings about the event
By changing the reaction to a positive one, the resulting
feelings about the event also become more positive.
For example if you are stressed about
an upcoming presentation, perhaps worried that you will
look stupid in front of a group of important people.
The thought that you will look stupid is your reaction
to the perceived stressful event. By changing that reaction
to a more positive thought, for example, curiosity,
you are more likely to find yourself looking forward
to and enjoying the presentation.
People will often need around 4 sessions
to change their reaction to stress.
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be
highly effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. Over 15
years of solid scientific research has demonstrated
hypnotherapy as an effective, safe and inexpensive choice
for IBS symptom alleviation.
Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in
over 80% of the people who use it.
Hypnotherapy is often thought to be therapy that only
affects the mind, but as mind and body are inseparably
joined, hypnosis can also help physical ailments.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome, one of hypnotherapy's
greatest benefits is its well-established ability to
reduce the effects of stress. Your state of mind can
have a direct impact on your physical well-being, even
when you're in the best of health. If you're struggling
with IBS, the tension, anxiety, and depression that
comes from living with an incurable illness can actually
undermine your immune system and further compromise
Hypnosis can reduce this stress and
its resultant negative impact by placing you in a deeply
relaxed state, promoting positive thoughts and coping
strategies, and clearing your mind of negative attitudes.
is a professional Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypnotherapist,
Life Coach, a Licensed NLP Master Practitioner
and an Ecotherapist. Nigel has trained with some of
the best hypnotherapy and NLP trainers, including Paul McKenna,
and by Dr Richard Bandler - the creator of Neuro-Linguistic
Programming (NLP). He has received training in Contemporary
Psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Ericksonian
and traditional hypnotherapy, and combines all his skills
and experience to produce a treatment that is tailored to
your exact needs. He uses a solution focused approach to the
therapy which can bring about results in a much shorter time
than traditional counselling or psychoanalysis. He has also
received specialist training in treating IBS, working with
addictive behaviours, controlling pain, Ecotherapy, and in
using the latest stress management techniques.
in helping people with anxiety, panic attacks, weight loss,
smoking cessation, panic attacks, stress management, IBS,
pain control, confidence and self esteem, insomnia, public
speaking and performance anxiety, fears, phobias, and study
and sport performance enhancement.
He is a senior
qualified member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, the
Hypnotherapy Association; the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy;
the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy; a UKCP candidate
in training; the Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
(ANLP); the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative
UK Register of IBS Therapists; the National Register of Practitioners
in Smoking Cessation
according to the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, ANLP
and Hypnotherapy Associations code of ethics, and has full
Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Member of the Community for Contemporary Psychotherapy
Accredited Master Practitioner Member of ANLP International
Full Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
Full Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy
Member of the NHS Directory of Complementary & Alternative
Member of the National Phobics Society
Member of the UK Register of IBS Therapists
Approved Anxiety UK Therapist
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Training, and Hypnosis and NLP Related Workshops
Although I do
get lots of enquiries about hypnotherapy training in Manchester
and hypnotherapy courses in Manchester, I do not offer training
or courses in hypnotherapy, though I can recommend some good
trainers in the area.
However I do
run several hypnosis, NLP and coaching related one and two
day workshops in Manchester, covering various subjects such
as introduction to NLP, self hypnosis, controlling eating
habits, stress management, habit busting and life enhancement.
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