Hypnosis Stafford


Hypnosis Stafford

The cameras were ready to whirr into action and pop star Gary Barlow was waiting expectantly in the corner of the Dublin studio. My daughter Camilla, 21, was about to shoot her first music video, singing the Take That hit Rule The World.

Camilla looked the picture of calm, clearly enjoying her first taste of stardom. Yet, 24 hours earlier, suffering from a severe attack of stage fright, she had begged me to fly over and help her combat her nerves using hypnosis – one of the skills I use in my job as a personal development coach.

In 2009, after Camilla handed Gary her CD in a recording studio, he gave her a record deal. Almost overnight she went from being a student at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford to singing in front of Royalty and TV audiences of millions. Once confident, she had suddenly become terrified of performing live.
First, I explained to her that what she was feeling was a perfectly normal reaction to stress. When we sense danger – whether real or imagined – the nervous system releases a flood of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol.
These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens and your senses become sharper. It helps you stay focused, energetic and alert.

The problems start when you feel this kind of stress before going on stage, giving a wedding speech or a presentation at work – when you really need to stay calm – and it can have the effect of freezing a person in panic.
The more our nervous system is activated by stress hormones, the harder it is to switch off.
The result is a string of problems including irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, eczema, low selfesteem, poor sex drive, inability to make decisions, even a nervous breakdown.
But this kind of acute stress is easy to overcome. As Camilla lay on her hotel bed, I got her to breathe deeply. This opens up the diaphragm and activates the body’s relaxation response.
As she became calmer, I talked to her about how excited and happy she was going to feel and focused on all the positive aspects of the next day so that those ideas stayed in her mind. She was able to sing brilliantly, had a fantastic time and the day was a great success.
It is important to give yourself time to stop and relax. I know several CEOs who go to the toilet for five minutes, do some deep breathing, relax mentally and can then go into a meeting able to make necessary decisions.
When breathing deeply, tell yourself positive messages. Your mind absorbs them and when you arrive in the situation you anticipated would be stressful, they will often be there in your head, calming you down. And think about the positives in your life, the people you love or who love you, and those feelings will help calm your body and mind.
What I’m suggesting might sound fluffy but I know from 18 years’ experience that it works. Here at Hypnosis Stafford we employ identical techniques to help you make the necessary changes you desire.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1345137/Take-That-How-Gary-Barlows-protege-Camilla-Kerslake-used-hypnosis-beat-stage-fright.html#ixzz21T9oW08D

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What is it Like Being Hypnotised

What is it Like Being Hypnotised?

Through hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, people enter trance state and become more open to suggestions that could help them improve their health. Sometimes people use hypnosis to quit smoking or lose weight.

By Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: November 4, 2012

Why be hypnotised?

Through hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, people enter trance state and become more open to suggestions that could help them improve their health. Sometimes people use hypnosis to quit smoking or lose weight.

Through hypnosis, people can sometimes learn how to better control anxiety. It also has been studied for pain management, hot flashes in breast cancer survivors and irritable bowel syndrome.

What happens when you’re hypnotized?

What is it like being hypnotised? There are a lot of different styles of hypnosis, so each hypnotist, or hypnotherapist, will do things a bit differently. The classic version of hypnosis is done through progressive relaxation. Some hypnotists will use guided imagery, where the hypnotists will focus your attention on pleasant images that replace negative feelings. At the beginning of your session, you and the hypnotherapist, or hypnotist, will talk about what your person goals are. For example, “weight loss” can mean a lot of different things.Once you’re ready, the hypnotist will help you enter a trancelike state of relaxation. You might lean back in a recliner, and the hypnotist might dim the lights.

During the process, you make the decision about whether you’re going to allow yourself to be in the state of mind to be receptive to suggestion.Your hypnotist will start you breathing in a way that will relax you. If you’re not comfortable once you arrive, you can leave before the process begins. As you grow more and more relaxed, the hypnotist will begin making suggestions that will be targeted at curbing your behavior. At the end, you will be brought out of the trance state.
Each person is different in how much they remember. Most hypnotherapists will record your session using an audio recorder or a video camera. This recording is available for you in case you would like to know more about what took place. The session will usually take between 30 minutes and an hour.

Does it hurt?

It shouldn’t. The only pain you might feel could be emotional pain if you’re dealing with past trauma. It’s not uncommon to cry a little, because you’re releasing emotions and relaxing.

What are the risks?

Hypnosis is generally considered safe, if performed by a trained professional. There aren’t many risk factors to hypnotherapy. It’s rare, but you might headache, dizziness, nausea, anxiety or creation of false memories.
One risk factor is that it might not work. It’s best to research hypnotherapists and hypnotists before using their services.

What’s the follow-up?

The number of times people go back varies and is based on the severity of the case and the individual. For example, people going for weight loss who need to lose a significant number of pounds might go back five times. Others trying to quit smoking might go back fewer times. Sometimes after a year or so, people might want to go back for another session to refresh their minds.

Source: Charles Bender, hypnotist, chief financial officer and programs director at Chrysalis Institute in Moore; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; The Mayo Clinic.


Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Staffordshire

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Staffordshire


Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Staffordshire and Rugeley.

Welcome to  Stafford Hypnotherapy (HypnoFocus) where hypnosis and hypnotherapy in staffordshire are our areas of special interest. We have two clinics based in Staffordshire. The largest is based in Rugeley and the second is located at the Marjorie Centre for Complimentary Health in Uttoxeter. The Stafford Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis clinic based in Rugeley is open seven days a week and at weekends by special arrangement.

I have included links to the individual clinics below. We know that each patients treatment requirements are unique so please call or email for more information. We will be happy to spend time listening to you before offering suggestions on how to take things forward.





You will see from the information on the sites that I have extensive NHS experience as a Registered Nurse and also as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and have been a qualified hypnotherapist for many years. I also run a successful training school for hypnotherapists where you can qualify as a fully accredited clinical hypnotherapist. I am happy for you to contact me by telephone or email and I will answer your questions promptly, honestly and professionally. Hypnotherapy is now widely regarded as a suitable adjunct to help clients and patients achieve certain health goals. Weight loss hypnotherapy, Hypnosis for stopping smoking and for the treatment of phobias and panic attacks

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Staffordshire

If you want any information on how hypnosis and hypnotherapy Staffordshire my help you solve your particular problem or perhaps you are interested in becoming a qualified hypnotherapist please contact us using one of the websites or by telephone on 01889 808065

We also specialize in offering advice about weight loss using hypnosis and hypnotherapy. We offer  a number of treatment options including Gastric Band  and Cognitive Behavioural interventions. We have been advising clients on the use hypnosis for weight management for over 12 years.

If you require advice on Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy in Staffordshire, Rugeley, Stafford, Cannock or Uttoxeter and Derby then please contact us. We have clients who travel many miles to visit us as we are seen as one of the most professional and highly qualified hypnotherapy clinics in the Midlands.

Please visit the sites above and let me know if I can be of further help.