• Stop Smoking

  • Loose Weight

  • Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Emotional Pain

  • Allergies

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Past Life Regression

  • Sports Performance

  • Abuse

  • Academic Performance

  • Addictions

  • Anger

  • Bad Habits

  • Bed Wetting

  • Concentration

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Fear

There’s a lot going on in our bodies that we are not conscious of. We are not normally aware of our heart beating away once or twice a second. We are not aware of the blood coursing through our veins supplying vital oxygen to our limbs and organs. We are rarely cognisant of the complex system that extracts nutrition from the food we eat and our nervous system which is like a massive communication network is largely unnoticed. These hidden systems, so vital if we are to function effectively, have often been compared to an iceberg: Although we are self-aware and we can see and feel a great deal, like an iceberg, there is even more happening beneath the surface.


All of these systems are controlled by our brain. Those which we are aware of are controlled consciously. Those that we are unaware of are controlled sub-consciously. The brain is programmed with routines that, like a computer, it operates again and again to achieve mostly desirable outcomes for the body it controls. As we move though life the brain acquires new programs and modifies old ones to meet the changing conditions of our life.


Occasionally the brain acquires routines that don’t serve us well, an affinity for nicotine for example. Once this rogue program is lodged in the brain, the sub-conscious continues to run it even though the conscious is aware that the behaviour is not in our best interests. Some people refer to these routines as “Thought viruses” and like computer viruses or biological viruses they can create mayhem.


Hypnosis provides a way to bypass the conscious mind and access the sub-conscious mind directly providing suggestions that have been created by the client. What this does is replace the rogue program with routines that serve you better. The therapist helps you to enter a trance like state which opens your sub-conscious to the new information. There is nothing dangerous or scary about the process but the conscious mind will often try to criticize or avoid the change so when you bypass it straight to the unconscious you avoid the new program being side-stepped.


You have the power to accept or reject any or all of the suggestions made by the therapist which is why it is not possible for the hypnotherapist to control your brain or make you do things that are against your moral code.


Hypnosis has proved effective in treating a wide range of conditions including nicotine addiction, weight control, anxiety and phobia (See sidebar for a more complete list). Hypnosis has also proved useful in areas such as performance improvement in business, sport and academia.


Almost everyone can be hypnotised and everyone can, if they wish, resist the therapist’s suggestions. You are in control of the process and you are in control of the outcomes. Hypnotism isn’t for everyone, just those that want results.



Questions you have about hypnotism may be answered on our FAQ page.



What we can see is just the tip of the iceberg