Alan R Piper HPA,DipCMT,MUFH,GHSC/GHR,DipNLP
13 Clarendon Road
Springhealth Leisure Club
Pools On The Park
01784 392449 / 07734 900007
Alan Piper HPA,DipNLP,MUFH,GHSC/GHR,DipCMT
I qualified after being personally trained exclusively on a one -to- one basis with the late & most respected of clinical hypnotherapist Bob Neill, (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy as we know it today and had studied,developed and practiced hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in his 80s in 2006. Bob was also a founder member of the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association in the UK, and author of the practical hypnotherapy books. I became a member of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association in 2004 after I qualified from Bobs teachings. I am a member of the Untied fellowship of Hypnotherapists and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council & General Hypnotherapy Register, I also hold a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and diploma in Complete Mind Therapy.
HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK?
Hypnosis is often referred to as an altered state of waking awareness. It is a perfectly natural state, which occurs somewhere between being fully awake and fully asleep.
Being hypnotised does not involve becoming unconscious, nor are you put ‘out’ or to sleep. You continue to have the faculty of hearing and the ability to think. Your mind can in no way be dominated by the therapist and you cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to do, either in hypnosis or afterwards.
Many clients are worried about hypnosis. They have perhaps seen stage hypnotists who make people believe they are chickens or eat onions believing them to be apples and they fear being made a fool of. However, clinical hypnosis is practised for the benefit of the client. At the heart of everything we do are your needs and helping you to achieve your goals.
Your hypnosis begins with you sitting on a chair or lying on a couch. You can slowly relax and enjoy listening to the soothing sound as your therapist speaks, leading you gently into a wonderful relaxed state with their voice. This is called being in a ‘hypnotic trance’ and is harmless, similar to drowsing before you fall asleep at night. The therapist may encourage you to go as deeply as you can into hypnosis. Each individual’s response to hypnosis is different and so the depth experienced may vary from a shallow state to a very deep state. The therapy can be effective at any level of hypnosis and so you will find that you will go to the level that is most appropriate for you at that particular time.
Once you are in this relaxed state, you do not have to do anything. You will simply hear what are called ‘positive suggestions’, statements. These enhancing positive suggestions are just that – suggestions – so you are less likely to succumb to unhealthy behaviours.
Another hypnotic technique is guided visualisation. For example if you are undergoing IVF and approaching ‘egg transfer’, you may see in your minds eye a picture of your baby or babies nestling down on a nice soft pillow. To reduce menopausal hot flashes, visualising coolness moving through your veins can be helpful. For weight loss, simply being able to ‘see’ yourself at your goal weight can be very powerful.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSIS
Will I go to sleep?
No. Hypnosis works best when you are relaxed but not asleep. You will still be able to speak and get up and walk out of the room if you choose to, although no client we have ever had has ever done that. The process is very enjoyable.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
Many people worry they won’t be able to go ‘under’, but in truth we all hypnotise ourselves all the time. If you drive home and go on ‘autopilot’ for the last mile or so, you are in a hypnotic state. When you day dream you are in a hypnotic state. It is an entirely natural process and our hypnotherapists at Wise Blue Owl simply helps you to achieve it more quickly than you would be able to do it on your own.
How does hypnosis work?
Everything we do while we are awake we do at two levels – conscious and unconscious. When we agree with something, we say ‘yes’. That is our conscious response. When we agree we are also likely to nod our heads. We do not consciously do it. It happens anyway, as an unconscious response.
Hypnosis allows us to access the unconscious mind because deep relaxation switches off the conscious mind. For example, on a conscious level we might decide we are on a diet. However, a bad day at work and we unconsciously reach for a biscuit and the diet is blown. This unconscious link between stress and eating biscuits could have been set up either by childhood experiences – fall over and your mum gives you a biscuit. When something becomes a habit, a conscious decision to eat a biscuit becomes automatic` or unconscious.
Because hypnosis can access the unconscious mind, we can ‘reboot’ it and remove any viruses that have been slowing down your progress. Those annoying self-defeating behaviours that have seemed so difficult to escape can finally be overcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained exclusively on a one -to- one basis with the late & most respected of clinical hypnotherapist Bob Neill, (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy as we know it today and had studied,developed and practised hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in his 80s in 2006.
I hold a Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy.
I hold a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic programming.
Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner.
Philosophical Counselling Practitioner.
Qualified member of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association.
Qualified member of the Untied Fellowship of Hypnotherapists.
Qualified member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council & General Hypnotherapy Register.
I hold certificate In Introduction Understanding Cancer and Treatments.
I am a highly experienced and highly regarded hypnotherapist, I trained extensively in Hypnotherapy, and holds Diploma's in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Mind care. I was personally trained on a one -to- one basis with the late & most respected of clinical hypnotherapist Bob Neill, (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy as we know it today and had studied,developed and practised hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in his 80s in 2006. Bob was also a founder member of the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association in the UK, and author of the practical hypnotherapy books.I became a member of the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association in 2004.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
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Fees £90 for 1st consultation and £80 for any follow up sessions.
We can also take card payments from MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Paypal or direct bank transfer.
Available weekdays. 9am to 7pm Saturdays 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.