Have you ever tried hypnosis?

About 20 years ago I did a post graduate qualification in clinical hypnosis and used it all the time to help people in my private practice. It somehow seemed to go out of fashion and clients stopped asking me for it.

I’ve had a couple of clients asking me about hypnosis again recently and wondered if it’s something you may like to know about?

Despite what you may have seen on telly, hypnosis isn’t the same as being asleep, or being in some strange state that means you’ll do anything you’re asked.

Clinical hypnosis feels like you’re lovely and relaxed; you can still hear everything around you and could get up and move if you wanted to. I often think it feels the same as when you’re drifting off to sleep; you’re not asleep yet and would be wide awake if somebody walked into your room.

There are 3 phases to hypnosis that correspond to the type of brainwaves you emit.

I won’t bore you with the science behind it but, simply put, the 3 phases are:

  • Closing your eyes and allowing yourself to become relaxed enough.
  • Implanting suggestions into your unconscious mind.
  • Bringing you back into the conscious part of brain (back in the room) with the suggestions firmly in there.


I’ve recorded a short script for you to see how hypnosis feels and try it for yourself. You will find it here.


There’s nothing in the script except to feel happy and relaxed. For hypnosis to make a difference to a problem such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem etc, it would have to contain specific elements.

Maybe I could write some specific hypnosis scripts for you, would you find that useful?

Please let me know in my short survey: