Hypnotherapy is a skilled verbal communication, used during hypnosis, which helps direct a client’s unconscious in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour.

Hypnosis itself is actually a form of deep relaxation. You will be both mentally and physically relaxed, so that your sub- conscious mind opens and able to accept positive messages to help you form positive solutions to your problems, or remove barriers you are trying to overcome. Most people liken the feeling of hypnosis to day dreaming or the point when you are just waking up from sleep, and clients often remark how much they enjoy the feeling of the hypnosis.

In a typical hypnotherapy session, you will be asked questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to discuss changes or goals you want to make or achieve.

Hypnosis doesn’t work if you don’t want to be hypnotised. You are always fully in control in the sessions. If desired, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state, at any time. As an ethical hypnotherapist, I will never claim to ‘cure’ you but will explain how hypnotherapy may be able to help.

Hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide range of medical, dental and psychological problems. Areas of application can include anxiety and stress conditions, weight control, addictive behaviours (including smoking, alcohol and substance misuse) and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy is also used to enhance performance in several areas such as sport and public speaking.


How can we help?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is suitable and safe treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

~ Anxiety/Panic Attacks

~ Breaking Habits

~ Weight Loss

~ Insomnia

~ Stop Smoking

~ Headaches

~ Pain management

~ Presentation/Interview support

~ Dentistry support

~ Confidence Building

~ Medical conditions


Common FAQs

Will I know what’s going on and will I still be in control?

Yes and Yes! You will be fully aware of your surroundings and able to move, talk and walk as you wish.

Will I tell you anything I don’t want you to know?

No. You will be fully in control of all your actions throughout the hypnosis.

Is hypnosis mind control?

No. Clinical hypnotherapy aims to support and aid you in finding your own solutions using positive therapeutic techniques! Even under hypnosis you will not do anything you do not want to do.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends on the person and issue but most clients average 2-3 sessions, dependent on their needs. Hypnotherapy is most successful when you are willing to work on your goals outside of the sessions and put into practice any new skills you have learnt to form positive outcomes.


Find out more about our registered Hypnotherapist – Stuart Graves at www.lakelandandbaytherapy.co.uk. You can also contact him on 015395 65893, or email on info@lakelandandbaytherapy.co.uk.