Paul Wattam Dip. Hyp ISCH GQHP EFTP - GHR CRSST CNHC
During my service with The Derbyshire Constabulary I had my first experience of the power that the mind actually possesses. During a bad road traffic accident I had cause to single handedly lift a Ford Estate car off a trapped motorcyclist with no effort at all. From that moment on I was hooked on Hypnosis and the Power of the Mind.
Even after leaving the C.I.D, during my 20 years abroad in sales and management I was committed to research and studying of hypnosis. However, when I returned to the UK a few years back, my care for other people led me down a slightly different path and I began gaining numerous qualifications and a larger knowledge of both hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Parts Theory, NLP (Neurol Linguistic Programming) & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I now use a mixture of all of these methods in my practice, to ensure lasting results for my clients.
The best feeling that I can possibly get, is the life changes that I can make for other people. Whether it be turning the life of a suicidal person around and helping them regain their confidence in life, weight reduction in people who have been unable to lose weight before, or stopping a '60 a day' smoker overnight. The ability to assist people in ridding themselves of pain, fears, phobias, doubts, or to help them bring out the best in themselves is truly one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had and I wouldn't change it for the world.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a skilled verbal communication, used during hypnosis, which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnotherapy is used to change habits, to replace behaviours and to provide strategies to improve our lives and decision making processes.
The technique does not involve the patient being put into a deep sleep, and you cannot be made to do anything that would go against your moral or social principles.
You will remain fully aware of your surroundings and situation, and will never be vulnerable to any unwelcome command. The important thing is that you want to change some behavioural habit or addiction and are highly motivated to do so. You have to want the treatment to work in order for it to do so……
How many Sessions will it Take?
The readiness and ability of people to be hypnotised varies considerably and hypnotherapy sometimes requires several sessions in order to achieve meaningful results. However I also teach the technique of self-hypnosis which can be practised at home, to reinforce the usefulness of our sessions together.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert.
The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient's behaviour and physical state to alter.
For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding. Progress can only be made be reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
WHEN I AM HYPNOTIZED HOW AM I GOING TO FEEL, WILL I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, WILL I BE ASLEEP?
You certainly will not be asleep or unconscious. If you were asleep, we would not be able to have a dialogue. As a matter of fact, during hypnosis you are 30% more aware of what is going on around you than you would ordinarily be, but you can be selective about it (which you can’t do in the waking state). While under hypnosis, you are in a very relaxed and pleasant state.
IS HYPNOSIS SAFE?
Hypnosis is completely safe when a competent and qualified hypnotist practices it, so you will in no danger at all with myself.
WILL I REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER THE SESSION IS OVER?
You will remember everything unless I have valid reasons to delay the recall until I feels it is safe and beneficial to you. (This would be particularly true of uncovered early memories of abuse or other traumas.) Usually, you will remember only what you are ready to remember. You may be asked to describe images or sensations or sounds as they come to you, but you will be encouraged to avoid explaining or making any sense out of these impressions.
WHAT IF I DO NOT COME OUT OF HYPNOSIS?
Everyone comes out of hypnosis. Remember that you went into hypnosis willingly, so just as you decided to go into hypnosis, by the same token you will decide to come out of it. There are, on few occasions, some people who enjoy it so much that they resist coming out.
I have been asked: what happens if anything happens to me during this period? After a while, you will drift off into a natural sleep and then reawaken normally.
CAN ANYONE BE HYPNOTIZED?
Everyone who can understand what I am saying to them, and who wishes to be hypnotized can be. Even people with short attention spans can be hypnotized but the procedure requires special skills designed for each individual.
WHAT IF I CAN NOT GO DEEPLY ENOUGH?
A light hypnotic state may be sufficient to accomplish the goals of the session and most people can achieve a trance deep enough to allow for the process. Hypnosis is one of many tools and techniques used to uncover information or to work out issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully Qualified In Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Membership to or registered with:
I.S.C.H. - Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis
GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register
GHSC - General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
CRSST - Central Registration of Stop Smoking Therapists
CNHC - Complementary and National Health Care Council
Dip. Hyp - Diploma in Hypnotherapy
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 *
- 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
- Bad Memories
- Confidence & Self Esteem
- Exam Nerves
- Fears / Phobias (flying, heights, spiders, etc.)
- Interview Nerves
- Nail Biting
- Panic Attacks
- Past Life Regression
- Performance Enhancement
- Stage Fright
You can visit with me for a full consultation absolutely free of charge. Here you can provide me further details of your issue and I will explain the process. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Sessions are not necessrily restricted to 90 minutes, please allow for this when booking an appointment
Per session £65 (Min 90 minutes)
Stop Smoking £195
(Normally one session appr. 3:30 hrs long, subject to client's issues)
HypnoSlimmer including 'Hidden Issue Resolving' £315 Incl. 2 CD's (with bonus 'Mind Gym' CD value £20)
5 weeks course. First week is for a de-stress and anxiety release. (When a person suffers from suffers with stress and anxiety they will find it very difficult to achieve and maintain the ideal weight.)
Hypnotic Gastric Band £175
Monday - Friday 10:00 to 18:00.......... Saturday 10:00 to 15:00