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Depression and
Hypnotherapy

Whether you’ve suffered for decades, something recent brought it on, or whether it comes and goes in your life, depression can be devastating and waste years of a person’s life. Hypnosis has a long history of helping people with mood disorders, so find out if hypnotherapy can work for you.




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Anxiety and
Hypnosis

Anxiety or excessive stress can make life miserable and prevent a person from following their dreams. Hypnosis can help by changing the way your brain evaluates your environment. Through Hypnotherapy or similar treatments, you can go back to enjoying more of your life and regain your peace of mind.



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Man making the symbol of Time-Out with his hands.

Calling Time-Out
on Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn’t just happen to soldiers. A car accident, an illness or a death can cause seemingly endless misery for some.

Thankfully, these conditions respond well to modern psychological treatments such as EMDR and IEMT, so find out more.


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What is Cognitive Hypnotherapy and What Type of Conditions Can it Treat?



Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a fast, and effective way of dealing with emotional problems, habits and performance issues. It is the go-to treatment for anybody suffering from stress or trauma related issues, addictions, temper, phobias, health issues and a whole host of related conditions. Cognitive Hypnotherapy recognises that many mental functions are unconscious processes which can be difficult to address directly through logic and will-power. These functions include habits, emotional responses, immune functions, strategies, focus and attention, memory access and attitude. Hypnosis has a long history of effectively managing these issues.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern style of hypnosis, developed by Trevor Silvester of the Quest Institute which takes the guess-work out of a lot of hypnosis work. All Cognitive Hypnotherapy treatments are entirely bespoke, built around the very specific needs of the client, which makes it more effective in reducing the problems being experienced. The hallmark of this therapy tends to be much longer initial interviews spent gathering very specific information so we can design the best treatment. The actual treatment is typically of a shorter duration often using very light trance work. Because some clients who don’t like the thought of ‘losing control’ to the therapists, they prefer this style of working. Inductions are shorter allowing the therapist to conduct several interventions in a session, test the work, and move to the next stage of the process. This means that, even for more persistent issues, a client may not need the repeated listening to a hypnotic track. If a problem is more stubborn, then we typically provide a track to be taken away. Listening to the track between sessions, typically gives a better outcome for these cases. The improvement within each session should be both noticeable and measurable so clients should never be left wondering if the session has been effective.

Rather than relying on an open-ended weekly session that might span many years (e.g. like some counselling and psycho-dynamic models) we would rather rely on a steady stream of new clients needing just a handful of sessions, who then go on recommend their friends. We think that’s better business in the long run.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is particularly useful for addressing emotional issues involving trauma where the client is averse to ‘opening-up’ about and discussing the cause of their problem in graphic detail and this is especially true for IEMT treatments. We understand that this can be distressing and in many cases, positively harmful. We can operate in an entirely ‘content-free’ style without needing to open-up painful secrets or relive traumatic events. We don’t pry.

Treatments are often delivered using very light trances. You won’t lose control. You won’t be asleep or ‘under’ – consider it more like relaxing daydream. Specific ‘hypnotic’ treatments don’t last long and will include information gathering before and after the main treatment, then a little more information gathering, etc. and then perhaps some exercises for you to take home. In many cases a bespoke recording is made for you to listen to in-between sessions to embed the work more powerfully. The next session will assess progress and treat remaining issues until a successful outcome is achieved – at which point we usually give you something extra to take away to start accelerating your health and growth in other areas, perhaps something to help you refocus and refresh your life.



Some people have one simple issue that needs addressing and this may be addressed in as little as a single session. For others there may be a difficulty or complexity which might lead to small batches of sessions over an agreed period.

Simon Bates
MNCH(Reg)  BSc Cog. Sci.  MNLP
Freedom Hypnosis

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Hypnosis can help with so many issues. In addition to helping with the problematic conditions such as depression, anxiety conditions, addictions, guilt, shame and anger, etc. hypnosis also help with performance issues, getting clear on goals and motivation. Most people need a little therapy once in a while, even if it's just to get clear on issues that won't go away by themselves. Book a session today.