Oh dear! The upcoming TV program using hypnosis as “entertainment” continues to cause alarm. Personally, I’m not over-concerned. People will always abuse hypnosis in order to make money make themselves well-known. The “master hypnotist” in the forthcoming program is only filling the gap left by Paul McKenna, who presumably has now made enough money and can put his feet up. Read the rest of this entry »

I learn to my dismay that a television program will be broadcast this weekend which presents hypnosis as means by which hypnotists can “hack into” the minds of hypnotic subjects. The person who brought this to my attention was Shaun Brookhouse, the Principal of the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, the establishment which provided me with my very thorough basic training. Shaun has written a short article which he has asked any of us who are concerned for the future of hypnosis and hypnotherapy to re-post.

The article which follows is the work of Shaun Brookhouse MA PGCert(ClinSup) CertEd ADHP(NC) ECP FNSHPM(Hon) CNHC UKCP(Accred) Read the rest of this entry »

There is always something very satisfying in helping another person to stop smoking. As an ex-smoker myself I know that stopping smoking is not the easiest thing in the world. As a hypnotherapist, to help someone quit is to rid them of a deadly and unsociable habit and also to save them money. Money spent on fags soon adds up.

Mike Till – a client from several years ago – contacted me recently for information about a matter unrelated to smoking. My smoking cessation treatment had successfully broken his smoking habit and he is, to this day, still smoke-free! Of his own volition, quite unprompted by me, he offered this testimonial to my treatment:

”With a baby on the way in my second marriage I was getting really fed up of being a slave to cigarettes and felt I really HAD to do something more definite than the usual game of ‘cutting down’ or giving up for a week- just to prove I could quit any time I wanted…………. which clearly I couldn’t. I would be up early in the morning to fill up on the cigarettes I’d missed while I was asleep and, at 40 a day, too much of my day was being spent smoking. I needed to give up before the baby arrived in March 2006, otherwise I knew I would really struggle afterwards.

I had read the Allen Carr book and, although it all made sense, it didn’t really ‘do it’ for me. In January 2006 I was recommended to Neil by someone who had given up smoking with his help. Although he wasn’t local to us it was a sensible suggestion so I made contact.

I made one visit at which Neil explained that he would be able to tell me by the end of the session if he could help- which he said he could. He then told me to come back in two weeks time and he would be able to send me away as a non-smoker as long as I really wanted to stop.

On visit two, having travelled the hour journey and arrived in Horsham very,very early, I parked the car in a country park a couple of miles from town and then chain-smoked the last few cigarettes from my pack. In the meantime I managed to flatten the car battery by running the radio and aircon without the engine running. When it was time for the appointment the car wouldn’t start and I had to ring Neil, whose wife came out to collect me.

At the end of session two I felt no different but at least I didn’t have any cigarettes left so that was a good start. I won’t pretend that the next couple of weeks were fun but the knowledge that I was a non-smoker was a great help and stopped me in my tracks.

Seven years on I know I am a life-long non-smoker. I have never faultered or been tempted. Why would I? I’m a non-smoker!

Thanks Neil. There is no point in pretending I could have done it without you. Actually I could have given up lots of times over the last seven years instead of just once and finally.”

Mike Till- Liphook
May 2013

Many thanks Mike. Best wishes to you and your family


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This article was kindly provided by Mr Bennett Mathers. Many thanks, Bennett.

There are many things that can prevent people from getting a restful night’s sleep. Fear, anxiety, restlessness, pain and emotional upsets can keep people from relaxing enough to fall asleep. If all of these things can keep healthy people up at night, imagine what they could do to someone diagnosed with an illness like mesothelioma, a deadly cancer. After receiving information about mesothelioma prognosis from a cancer specialist or oncologist, a person may stay awake purposefully because they are afraid of dying. Among the many methodologies employed by cancer patients to improve sleep patterns is hypnosis.

Sleep Issues That Can Come With A Cancer Diagnosis

Having a physician diagnose you with cancer is not going to make it easy to fall asleep at night relaxed with confidence about the future. There can be many unanswered questions about the disease process and what exactly it entails. It is frightening to be diagnosed with an illness that has cut so many lives short.1 A cancer patient can literally stay up all night worrying endlessly about who will care for the children and whether they will be able to pay all the medical bills. Read the rest of this entry »

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