‘The One With The Hypnosis Tape’

Every generation seems to have its own pop cultural reference points for talking about hypnosis. But what of the sub-niche of self hypnosis audio? In the Noughties, hypnosis was largely associated with Little Britain’s Kenny Craig (‘Look into the eyes, not around the eyes‘, etc.) But before this, self hypnosis audio had mainstream exposure in […]

Skype Hypnosis – Does It Really Work?

Well, it firstly depends on how we define ‘Skype hypnosis’. Just as Google has become synonymous with web search, when we talk about voice and/or video calling over the Internet, we often say ‘to Skype’ even when we may actually be using FaceTime, Zoom or other platform. For the sake of ease in this post, […]

Why I’m Passionate About Online Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is hard enough to explain to people sometimes, but add in the word ‘online’ and you will usually be guaranteed some puzzled looks. “How do you hypnotise someone over Skype?”, I’m often asked. My reply of “Oh, I don’t” doesn’t seem to help things along either! But online hypnotherapy is something that I have grown […]

Life Lessons From My Hypnosis Work With Professional Boxers

As someone who has practiced a number of martial arts ‘off and on’ since childhood, I’ve always returned to boxing. There have been boxers in my family and being of Irish-Scots descent I think it’s a little bit hard-wired into our DNA as well. As well as the skill and sporting achievement exhibited in professional […]

Being Hypnotised – Can Everyone Achieve Hypnosis?

This is a question I get asked a great deal in my clinical work. The short answer is that nearly everyone who WANTS to be hypnotised, can be. Myths About Being Hypnotised Usually people ask me this question because they are worried, due to a myth, preconception or misunderstanding about the nature of hypnosis, that they will be wasting their time or money trying hypnotherapy […]

Helping Marathon Runners With Hypnotherapy (Review in Metro)

Each year, I always get a few enquiries from people who want hypnotherapy to help them prepare for the London Marathon. I always share with them the experience of this first-time London Marathon runner who I helped with hypnotherapy to create a supportive mindset, both for her training and the race itself. She wrote a very detailed account of her […]

Repetition and the Illusion of Truth

Repetition is a powerful communication tool. One of the easiest ways to influence the human mind is, in fact, repetition. And, yes, I am using repetition now. If we receive a message often enough, it starts to embed itself at the deeper level and forms as a belief in the subconscious mind. Since our minds […]

The Concept of the Subconscious Mind (& Why I’m Cool with It)

Mention of the term ‘subconscious mind’ can cause an intensely negative response from some hypnotherapists and others working in the field of psychology and psychotherapy. I find this unhelpful because often it does not stop at constructive criticism, but goes further into a dogmatic assertion that their view is correct – that there is no such thing as […]