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My name is Liz and I am a qualified practicing clinical hypnotherapist. I am also registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
I have always been fascinated by the connection between the mind and the body and as a result sort help from hypnotherapy some years ago. The difference a simple treatment made to me changed my life so much that I decided to train to become a hypnotherapist myself.
Hypnotherapy is an entirely holistic approach and each session is tailored uniquely for the individual and for that particular time in their life. As individuals we are constantly changing and growing and hypnotherapy is completely in tune with that path and is completely adaptable for most situations, problems or conditions. I have a particular interest in assisting child birth and the period straight after birth which can often seem stressful to new parents but this led me on to work with more generalised anxiety which I have found produces some great results. More recently I have developed an interest in working with cancer patients, and autoimmune disorders, offering some ease, pain relief and comfort with various aspects of these cruel diseases and their various treatments.
Having realised the benefits first hand I have gone on to experience the huge rewards of being able to help other people make changes to improve their life. Whether your issue is an unwanted habit, a fear/phobia, anxiety, weight loss, addiction, child birth, PTSD, smoking cessation, a physical condition or an emotional difficulty, I firmly believe that hypnotherapy can make the difference for you as it has for me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist having trained with the excellent Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnotherapy which is accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC),
I am also registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
I am a 57 year old woman with 4 children and 5 grandchildren and a wealth of life experience both positive and negative, that gives me a good insight into the difficulties other people experience also. These things combined with my general interest in helping other people to achieve their own well being are the reason behind my work.
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 *
- 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 *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I started out with a particular interest in working with pregnant women and new mothers to help with childbirth and those early weeks of parenthood that can be so daunting. I feel very strongly that hypnotherapy can help with not only the discomfort of labour and birth but also the anxiety that goes with learning how to be a parent. This can be a stressful time for new parents with everyone short on sleep and a new baby to get to know. Hypnotherapy is perfect for helping with those issues by giving the parents a sense of calmness and confidence which of course ensures a happy baby. During my time working and training I began to see just how beneficial hypnotherapy is to anxiety, and how quickly big results can be obtained.
Of course hypnotherapy is powerful tool for so many subjects so take a moment to read what some people had to say:
I would highly recommend hypno birthing to any pregnant mum to be, it defiantly help me during my labour, I can not thank Liz enough for her help x
Massive thanks to Liz McLaughlin Hargreaves for helping me conquer my lifetime phobia of masks. So many years being crazy around this time of year and not being able to shop until now! Even had my first Halloween experience with Jacqui Thompson, Miguel Bowler And Emmy the best pumpkin carving companion a girl could ask for! ???????????? xxx ???????? xxx
Loved my hypnotherapy session with Liz, she is so professional and made me feel totally relaxed and at ease! Would highly recommend her.
Liz came to visit me in Bologna and I had the opportunity to have a hypnotherapy session with her. I have experienced self hypnosis and self guided meditation but have never experienced such a level of relaxation and calming state of mind that I did during my hypnotherapy session with Liz. She provided me with useful coping techniques that help me get through daily life in a more calm and stress-free way. I would highly recommend Liz and will definitely be having another hypnotherapy with her. Thank you so much!
Myself and my husband came to see Liz for a Hypnobirthing course ahead of the birth of our first baby. It was amazing- we both gained so much confidence about the birth and it was lovely to take time out during the pregnancy to relax entirely and see Liz. When it came time for birth Liz's techniques and more importantly her CD she made for us kept me really calm and let me get some sleep in between contractions over the 4 day labour! It was so important to me to keep some control and Hypnobirthing with Liz allowed me this at the most important time of or lives. I can't thank her enough for that.
I was afraid of flying and Liz had worked miracles with a friend of mine so I thought I would give it a go. It was a lovely relaxing experience and Liz put me at ease straight away. Even after one session it definitely helped me. I wouldn't say my fear has completely gone but I feel I deal with flying so much better now and found my last trip aboard so much more enjoyable. I used to dread the couple of days in the run up to a holiday as hated the thought of getting on a flight and the last time I went away I had none of that on the flight itself I felt much more calm and able to control any feelings of fear that did arise. Life's too short to live in fear of something so I would definitely recommend Liz to anyone wanting to overcome their fears! Thank you
I was recommended Liz to see if she could help with my anxiety issues. I found it helped me a lot and made me more relaxed in situations where normally I might feel very anxious. Liz also helped me to focus on deleting unnecessary negative thoughts. Which I try and work on frequently by finding something positive to do. Thanks, James
For those that know me well, you will know just how absolutely petrified I was of spiders, well tonight I managed to handle a spider situation all by myself, not killing, but putting one in a glass and throwing it outside! All thanks to a couple of fantastic hypnotherapy sessions with the wonderful Liz Hargreaves. I never even imagined being able to do this! If you have any obstacles in your life you have difficulty tackling then I 100% recommend this fabulous lady. I'm sure my friends will be overjoyed at not receiving rescue calls late at night from now on!
- Special offer recommend a friend and both get one session at half price
The first session will be for consultation for which there is no fee and completely obligation free. This is because it is important that you are comfortable and at ease with me before committing to a booking. Many issues can be dealt with fairly quickly but I always recommend at least 2 sessions for those who have never had hypnotherapy before to really allow the client to gain the most benefit. A session will be £65, however multiple sessions will be discounted and we can discuss this at the consultation. Smoking cessation and weight loss are priced seperately.
Your health and well being is very important and most people who have experienced clinical hypnotherapy agree that the benefits far exceed the monetary cost.
Feel free to visit my web site for details: www.lizhargreaves.co.uk
Many misconceptions exist about the Hypnotic state and if you are wondering what it is like to be hypnotised, it is a little like daydreaming or become so absorbed in a book or a film that you are completely oblivious to everything else. In fact we all drift in and out of hypnosis several times a day without even realising it. And just like those moments of daydreaming or becoming absorbed, should anything happen that requires urgent attention you will “snap out” of the trance state and be instantly alert and able to deal with any situation. You, the client, are always in control. And the beauty of hypnosis is that it is completely natural and safe.
In hypnosis the subconscious mind is address while the conscious mind is resting thereby allowing the suggestions to be accepted subconsciously without criticism. The subconscious part of our mind it where our “programming” is and it is these “programs” that often create the behaviours we are trying to change.
Many people are now discovering the benefits of hypnotherapy including the Duchess of Cambridge, who reportedly used it for assisting in a natural and calm childbirth. Also used by sports men/women and public figures who find it useful for focusing and enhancing performance. It is also rumoured that Winston Churchill used post hypnotic suggestions to help him stay awake at night when he was Prime Minister.
Hypnosis can change your life if, that is what you are looking for, and there are no limits to the potential benefits to be gained.
I am available for appointments day time, evenings and weekend by prior arrangement. I can, in some cases, do home visits if this is appropriate.