How does Hypnotherapy work?

Does Hypnotherapy work for weight loss\/  Does hypnotherapy work for smoking?

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What is hypnotherapy?  

"Does hypnotherapy work? "

Hypnotherapy is a way of working with the unconscious to deal with phobias, general anxiety, smoking, weight loss and other issues including labour pains, pain relief, confidence and self esteem.  

It is a form of deep relaxation during which time the mind becomes relaxed so that we can work together.

Hypnotherapy can also be used effectively when clients want to discover the cause of their problem eg what caused the eating disorder, depression, general anxiety etc.It can also be used for habit breaking – such as smoking, fear of flying, weight loss, nail biting etc. Hypnotherapy can also be used  by the experienced practioner such as myself, in dream work to help the client work out the message their subconscious mind is trying to tell them.Hypnotherapy is respected by the medical profession and is in use within the Dental Profession.  

I work to the ethical standards and belong to bodies as mentioned on the ''Hypnotherapy page."  I am a qualified Hypno-Psychotherapist which means that, unlike a hypnotist, I am experienced in working with the emotional needs of the client as well as specific issues, such as smoking cessation etc.My private hypnotherapy practice is in the Bolton area.

Q – What if I say something I don't want you to know?

Your unconscious has a ‘brake’ in that you would only reveal what you, or your unconscious, thought was appropriate and essential for therapy work.  It may help you to think of your subconscious as a door to which you have the only key and only you can choose whether to open the door  - or not as you choose.

Q – Suppose something happens to you and I don’t wake up or that I might not come out of hypnosis? 

After a short period of silence your body would realise there was then a long silence and you would awaken naturally.  This is similar to the way that sometimes you may waken before the alarm clock - or when there is something important that you need to do that day.

 Q – It worries me that I don’t know what you are doing 

You are always in total control and can open your eyes and be awake at any time.  It is the same principle of being able to sleep through thunder but wake instantly if a child or cared for person needs your attention. 


Q - I am not happy with the idea of someone dominating my mind

I would be supporting and not dominating your mind and helping you explore your own thoughts in a non-directive way.As an experienced hypnotherapist I am pleased to answer any other queries if you would like to contact me.I am registered with:- 

The GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register),


The Hypnotherapy Directory  

CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) 

I work to the professional ethics of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy


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