Monday 1 October 2012


The Government's new initiative to involve all the country's smokers in a smoke free month, the month of October is called Stoptober and begins today October 1st. The thinking behind this is that if people can stop for at least 28 days then they are 5 times more likely to remain smoke free thus breaking the habit. This is a good initiative but smokers will need alot of support alongside. Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with stopping smoking (see the information on our site and remaining smoke free. Please contact us for advice and to make an appointment. 

Monday 27 February 2012

Weight Loss Success

I'm pleased to say that I'm now helping even more clients lose weight.   The number of clients coming for this affordable two session protocol, that I've optimised over the past couple of years, is growing and proving very successful indeed.  Mainly getting clients through referral from former clients, several stones in weight have already been lost this year!

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Looking for luck in 2012?

It is rarely by chance that people are consistently lucky, the evidence shows there is a science behind being lucky.  Lucky people have either learned to be or are naturally relaxed, optimistic people.  They have the confidence to try new things and explore new avenues of opportunity.  They tend to be more sociable, networking, increasing their likelihood of coming across some connection that then leads them to success.  They tend to be engaging and listen to their intuition.  Their cups are invariably half full and anticipate success and good fortune.  They see their goals in their minds eye, rehearse that success which helps them to focus on what they need to do and they work through any obstacles that get in their way.   

So ask yourself what changes to your personality would bring you more opportunities.   Perhaps it’s to overcome a performance anxiety, a social phobia or indeed any phobia that you find restricts the way you live your life.  Perhaps it is start thinking positively and stop habits that have dulled your clear thinking for years.  Perhaps it’s to find the energy, stamina, to succeed no matter what life throws at you.  We all experience failure, but turning that around into an experience from which we can learn to succeed is key.

Neither Hypnotherapy nor Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can guarantee you a win on the lottery, but may help you to help yourself make the changes to your life that you consider are preventing you from being the best person you can be.  Helping to instil a change in mind, focus and give you the encouragement to make a difference and achieve success whatever success is within your grasp.  The optimism, relaxation, sociability, goal focus that hypnotic state promotes can increase luck.   Some of the best luck in life is to be lucky enough to enjoy being you and all that you means, regardless of wealth.

So if there’s something holding you back, if you need some help with your new year resolutions, if you just generally want to have a brighter outlook on life, it may be worth a call to Pam's hypnotherapy services, Rugby or Daventry,also Hypnotherapist, Sally Kalums, Leicestershire and other hypnotherapists from the The Completmentary Practice website. 

Wednesday 26 October 2011

A Weight Off Your Mind?

A lot of people incorrectly think that they lack the willpower to lose weight, but what they are actually doing is talking themselves out of finding the determination to do just that.   Their language embeds precedents for their personal behaviour around food. 

‘I’m always picking on the kids’ food’, ‘I can’t have one biscuit I have to have the packet’

These are common statements from my weight loss clients and they are self-fulfilling prophesies.  The more they tell themselves this is what they do, the more they embed this into their subconscious mind as their way of behaviour.

There are a number of phrases that I ask clients to discard at the door and others I ask them to pick up and take with them as they leave.  ‘Diet’ is the main discard word and lifestyle, change, positivity are the basis of the new language.  We discuss how changing your thoughts, the way you think about yourself then has a direct effect on your behaviour and subsequently how you feel in yourself and ultimately those pounds lost which feed the process again.  Using cognitive behavioural techniques in couple of hypnotherapy sessions I have seen numerous clients lose significant amounts of weight and change to healthier happier lifestyles.  I don’t have a magic wand, I just use the power of the client’s mind, suggesting new internal dialogue, boosting their self-esteem, and focusing on goals to help people think and behave in a more appropriate way. 

Whether food is just a substitute for some emotional craving or just an overindulging habit, hypnotherapy can help those who will help themselves to achieve their weight goal and maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

A lot of patients come to me saying they are nervous of hypnotherapy; there is a misconception of a loss of control promoted by certain entertainers in the media.   Well I tell clients that exactly the opposite is true, I describe hypnotherapy as ‘psychology with your eyes closed’: it can give you more control over the way you think, the way you feel and the way you behave.  Hypnotherapy uses relaxation and most find it an enjoyable therapy; an apt analogy is it's a bit like a massage for the mind.  Certainly once clients have experienced hypnosis, they usually look forward to their next session’s indulgence and report feeling overall better about themselves. 

I was prompted to write this blog today as another client, who had their first session a month ago and then went on holiday, booked in for her second.  She has lost nearly one stone, ‘it’s weird’ she said, ‘I’ve just stopped doing what I used to do’.  More to the point she’d started concentrating on doing something different and…. that’s not magic!

Monday 10 October 2011


As an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist I've used hypnotherapy myself  to alleviate pain potential.  At the dentist I've had root canal recently performed without anaesthesia, so I know the power of the mind, using positive relaxing imagery can alter our perception of pain and reciprocally inhibit the fight flight response that exacerbates pain.  One of the main problems facing mothers to be is the fear factor and having trained as a HypnoBirthing®practitioner I now understand that the HypnoBirthing®Childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.  HypnoBirthing® teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner.  Mothers to be learn to call upon their body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

HypnoBirthing® teaches mothers to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself of harmful emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.

HypnoBirthing® teaches the art of using natural birthing instincts being aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

There are HypnoBirthing® films showing labouring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome. 

What really said it all to me, when I was training, was the equal mix of delegates:  Clinical hypnotherapists, midwives and HypnoBirthing®mum's all learning the Maria Mongan method of HypnoBirthing®, all with an educated belief, and of course the HypnoBirthing® mum's there living proof, that birthing can be a wonderful experience with minimal discomfort.