Matthew Hall MCH

Matthew Hall MCH

50 Marlborough Rd
Hillingdon Heath
UB10 0PS

St. Andrews Community Centre
Mount Park Rd
W5 2RS

01895 810772 / 07732391008

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50 Marlborough Rd
Hillingdon Heath
UB10 0PS

St. Andrews Community Centre
Mount Park Rd
W5 2RS

01895 810772 / 07732391008

About me

Matthew runs a tremendously successful practice from his clinics in Ealing and Hillingdon. He is a well experienced expert in many areas, but particularly in Freedom from Addictions and Weight  control  - Using the powerful techniques of Hypnotherapy, but also incorporating skills in NLP, and the meridian therapies of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Thought Field Therapy, he is able to eliminate, or reduce dependence to, addictions and prevent relapse - whether it is Sugar Addiction Freedom, Smoking Addiction Freedom, Alcohol Addiction Freedom, Cannabis Addiction Freedom, Cocaine Addiction Freedom, Heroin Addiction Freedom, Tranquiliser Addiction Freedom,or  Gambling Addiction Freedom, Internet Pornography Addiction Freedom, Sex Addiction Freedom or Shopping Addiction Freedom. Matthew takes card payments.

Weight Loss

According to a 2016 survey, by Glotech, one third of the adults in the UK are trying to lose weight. They say that seventeen million are following some kind of diet, either from a book, magazine, or a group. However, the survey says that most give up after four months. This often leaves them with a sense of failure. Restrictive diets may only produce more craving for the substance- ie, sugar, - if there is a nutritional lack anyway.

To a large extent, diets don't work. Losing weight requires a strategy - taking into account nutrition, exercise, stress, hunger, habits and reasonable goal setting. You need to leave behind the thinking and mental processes that have led to obsessions with food, become more aware of what triggers you to eat, what foods perk you up and which ones make you sluggish and heavy, and just what you need to do to burn off the energy created.

Are you an emotional eater? Are you a person who overeats in response to stress? Do you eat on the run, without proper thought for what you are taking in?Do you have too much sugar in your diet? Do you get cravings for foods even though you are quite full? Do you have no clue about why you are overweight ?Do you feel guilty about eating certain foods, yet find yourself returning to them nonetheless? Book with Effective Hypnosis and we can relieve your anxieties about food addiction.

We do an assessment to ensure that the sessions are bespoke to you . Effective Hypnosis can do a lot about controlling your anxieties,emotions, and stress. We can also tackle cravings for sugar. There is often nothing wrong with fruit sugar, as the fibre in fruit will cancel it out. But hidden sugars in processed foods will add to your weight without you noticing that you are full. If you have time and inclination to prepare food from scratch - then you won't need to worry, but if you live life in a rush you could be taking on convenience foods that aren't good for you. Effective Hypnosis plans to put anxieties to rest.

People don't like us to use the word 'implant' with association to hypnosis, because it implies brainwashing. But we effectively implant positive suggestions into the subconscious mind - that change the way you think about yourself, relieve anxieties, and change the relationship that you have with food. The positive suggestions can help to abolish negative behaviour patterns, and overcome bad old habits of eating.

What we offer is a three session program - generally spaced out over a six week period.,with CD recordings/ MP3s to listen to in between sessions.

Session 1 Trance training, letting go of stress and anxieties, controlling emotional issues, Sugar Addiction Freedom, Hypnotic Gastric Banding

Session 2 Speeding up Metabolic Rate, teaching Thought Field Therapy to conquer cravings

Session 3 Teaching Self Hypnosis Skills,to avoid temptations.

In August 2016, Terri J said about Effective Hypnosis

I went to see Matt to control my unhealthy lifestyle. Living and working in a pub I got used to free food supplied there, from processed meats. and drinks being bought for me all the time. i started to get a little round. I went for hypnotherapy and started to make better choices. ok, so,an occasional pub meal was ok, but not as a daily diet, and I did have the time to cook for myself and plan out meals properly. In two months I had gone from 14 stone 7lbs to 12 stone 9lbs. My clothes were looser, I looked better, and I'd saved my tips - so I was richer. Thank you Matt
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Addictions often start as a coping mechanism, a way of running away from pain, difficult circumstances or decisions, or can be the result of a search for true happiness. The user takes a substance in order to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life, or the absence of joy. But once their body has got used to the substance, they  require more and more top achieve the same effect. They may lead to a breakdown in motivation, loss of work or income, lying and stealing, and even taking away everything you love and care about.

A basic characteristic of addiction is that people who suffer from it do not believe they do - they only become aware of it when they suffer damage, which awakens them to the recognition that something has to change.

How the addiction happens  - when a person engages in an activity they enjoy,  the neurotransmitter dopamine is produced, resulting in feelings of pleasure. When a person tries a drug -  the drug causes a huge surge in levels of dopamine,  which results in more intense feelings of pleasure.  The brain remembers the pleasure and wants it repeated. But normal dopamine activity is reduced - and the disrupted dopamine system wants more artificial stimulation. If the process is repeated often enough, eventually the addict becomes incapable of feeling any pleasure from the drugs.

Hypnotherapy will aim to take a user to such a deep level of trance that innate neurotransmitters will kick in again and establish a forgotten way to function. Through use of future imaging customers can envisage themselves as happy, confident, non users. The brain will accept this as a new memory and rewire the neural pathways to create powerful change. Call Matthew Hall for a Addiction Freedom session.

Stopping Smoking.

The physical addiction to nicotine lasts only four days. If you go without it for that long you have broken the addiction.However,the psychological addiction - associations you have with it, people you smoke with - might last longer. Matthew Hall will assess the situation - taking into account the reasons you started, what you get out of it, the triggers and why you want to stop.

What hypnotherapy can do - is take away your craving, convince you that you are a non smoker and that you don't need or want to smoke. Matthew offers FREE FOLLOW UPs to anyone who starts again. We may not get to Smoking Addiction Freedom the first time with a tiny minority , but we will get there. Quit smoking with Effective Hypnosis.

Why stop?

The health benefits of stopping smoking are enormous. But here are a few to get you thinking. Stop and you will breathe more easily -with better lung capacity. Stop and you will have more energy. Stop and you will feel less stressed. Stop and you will have better sex - as your blood will not be constricted. Stop and you will improve your fertility. Stop and you will have younger looking skin. Stop and you will have whiter teeth and sweeter smelling breath. Stop and you will live longer. Stop and you protect others from the poisons in smoke.

Saving Money.

The average cost of a 20 pack of cigarettes in 2016 is £9.68. If you smoke 20 a day for a year, this is £3533. If you started at 16 and smoked until you are 70 the cost would be £190,792. Even if you don't want the health benefits, giving up could save a lot of money.In fact, for less than the cost of a month's 20 a day smoking, we can fix you.

Stop smoking in one hour with Effective Hypnosis. No matter how long you have smoked, or how difficult it seems to stop - Effective Hypnosis can fix you.

In August 2016, Nancy P said about Effective Hypnosis

I gave up smoking with Matthew Hall's Hypnosis,after years of trying.I then followed his weight control program. I went down by three dress sizes and lost 32lbs in two months. His magical words really changed my whole motivation.I will be forever in his debt. See this man to stop smoking and lose weight.
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Testimonial from Ben P, reproduced from 9.6.16                                   " I had this habit of taking cocaine after a couple of pints - which was ok, once in a while, but when I found myself going through £500's worth in a weekend I realised I had to stop. Hypnotherapy took away the craving,the desire,and made me a stronger person."                                                                             Call Matthew Hall for a Losing Your Addiction service. Hypnotherapy can turn off the craving and desire for both addictive substances and unwanted habits.

Effective Hypnosis often deals with anxieties, guilt, loneliness,and worrying. This is done not only through hypnosis, but also using the meridian therapies of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Thought Field Therapy. Testimonial from Michael L, reproduced from          
"I allowed myself to be lulled into a state of trance, and all my worries, about something I did twenty years ago, just didn't seem important anymore. I now have life tools to help me,and the future looks a lot brighter" 2.6.12
. Effective Hypnosis was voted Ealing Business of the Year 2016, in  awards, by satisfied customers. We can help you to quit sugar addiction with hypnotherapy. Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy is recognised in expertise. We do find that we get a lot of work with pregnant women who want to give up smoking. If you are one of these then please stop straight away -if you have problems with stopping, then please call Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy.
.Although these were originally separate issues,   Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy now runs a three session joint Weight Loss and Stop Smoking Service, for those who fear that stopping will only pile on the weight. We can help you to quit sugar addiction, in addition to quitting smoking. CD recordings or MP3s are given as backup.
Testimonial from Jane Williams, reproduced from Feb 2016.
"I wanted to lose a few stones before my wedding in September, and I certainly hit the target with Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy's Hypnotic Gastric Banding - I lost eighteen pounds in the first two weeks - and had lost the two stones before the end of his program.People said that I looked amazing on the day and are still complimenting me now,after four months.My self-confidence skyrocketed. Thank you Matthew"
Testimonial from Barry Hanks, reproduced from October 2013
"Sitting in my warm office, with hurricane winds blowing, I see the huddled groups of smokers in the street below. They must be freezing. A few months ago I was one of them - looking and feeling terrible, with regular health problems - frequent colds, coughs, and heartburn. I saw Matthew  Hall, of Effective Hypnosis, one Wednesday in July, in his Ealing clinic. He put me into a surreal trance, and using horror stories of what might happen next, if I continued on this path, and positive stories of recovery, convinced me that I neither wanted or needed to smoke. I was happy to leave my cigarettes on his desk, as I left to begin a new healthy life. Thanks Dude. Barry"
Testimonial from Vince Marston, reproduced from October 2013
" My girlfriend and I had been hoping for a baby in 2012. As it wasn't happening she went to see a nutritionist. She got lots of advice, but the one thing she decided was to improve her sleeping. She went to see Matthew Hall, of Effective Hypnosis, in Feb 2013.She started to sleep better with his DEEP SLEEP programme. She also conceived. So I realised that I had a far greater responsibility than for just us two, and decided to give up smoking.  The thought of saving at least three and a half thousand pounds a year was a great motivation.  It was as if Matthew had waved a magic wand when he hypnotised me. he took away my desire to smoke. It has been six weeks now and Dani and I are so excited for our future."
Testimonial from Nina Fox, reproduced from August 2013
"Wow, I can't believe how much I have changed. I went to Matthew Hall, of Effective Hypnosis, about my smoking. After questioning me, he said that it was probably down to my stress levels that I was smoking. We tackled the stress. We tackled the smoking. And guess what?  Because the stress was no longer causing me to store calories - I lost weight too. Through tapping and hypnotherapy I have become a stress-less, non-smoking, slim and attractive woman. Thank you Matt."
Testimonial from Sandra K - reproduced from May 2013.
"I got into a bad crowd when I went up to Uni. I spent my loan very quickly on drink and drugs. I found myself begging, borrowing and stealing to fund these habits. Somebody found me sleeping in a doorway, and mentioned that they had seen Matthew Hall, of Effective Hypnosis, to stop smoking, wondering if he could help me too. I scrounged the money for an appointment, but he gave me a huge discount too. He taught me how to release internal endorphins and then gave me a total revulsion to drink and drugs. I have been free of these for three months now. Thank you Matthew." SK
Whether it's drugs, alcohol, or simply smoking addiction, Effective Hypnosis can make a real impact.
People are amazed to discover that they can give up the habit of a lifetime in just one session of hypnotherapy. Matthew combines the skills of Thought Fiald Therapy - to eliminate cravings - and Neuro Linguistic Programming - to create an aversion to cigarettes - and then hypnotises people to believe that they are non smokers.
Many customers leave the session, clutching their back up CD, as transformed people. If there are any relapses Matthew guarantees free follow up sessions until customers are successful.
When we learn something new our brains change through the process of neuroplasticity. Changes in our neural pathways and synapses enable us to retain new knowledge. these changes can lead to life changes. By experiencing their future selves as happy, healthy, non users in hypnosis neural pathways are changed, as a new memory is built.Rather than victims of circumstance or addiction, we can become masters of our future.

Testimonial - dated May 2013, from Jenny H
"I have reached the tenth anniversary of not smoking. Ten years ago I went to see Matt for hypnotherapy and I have not touched a cigarette since. There have been both major and minor traumas, but I have not been tempted from the healthy lifestyle that I adopted then. He has been wonderful. His back up CD is constantly in use, as it helps me sleep".Reproduced from
Testimonial, dated April 2013, reproduced from
"I saw Matthew to give up smoking both cannabis and tobacco. I had to stop being a stoner as it was impacting on my work. I didn't have the motivation to go in, so I had no money. Now that i have given up I have loads of spare cash and I feel healthier too. First class."
Testimonial, reproduced from Febuary 2013
"Two years ago my future looked bleak. I had been diagnosed with COPD due to my smoking. My doctors had told me that unless I changed I would die. My daughter was pregnant and worried that I might not see my granddaughter, and was praying for a transformation in my life. She found Matthew Hall, the hypnotherapist and he was the catalyst for needed change.
Matthew was interested in my major motivation for change - which was to enjoy familly life. Throughout the hypnosis he banged on about how stopping smoking was going to transform me, and how I was going to be enabled to enjoy my grandchild. he emphasised the benefits of stopping what he termed as a rebellious habit, and I stopped.
Now I have a lovely granddaughter, who is a real joy to me. i am gradually healing and I thank my lucky stars for hypnosis. Thank you Matthew."

Cocaine is highly addictive - due to the affect of dopamine receptors providing almost instant pleasure. It can damage the heart and blood pressure Depressive symptoms can develop due to withdrawal. Hypnotherapy can provide an alternative way to get the benefits -without the danger, expense or withdrawal symptoms. Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy can help you to change. Call Matthew Hall for a Stop Cocaine Addiction Service - see for testimonials.

The Statistics on Alcohol 2016 reveal that there were 1.1 million alcohol related hospital admissions in the year from 2014 - 2015.

Is alcoholism a disease or an addiction?

Dr Max Pemberton, author and  MIND DOCTOR for the Daily Mail writes, in June 2015, commenting on the confusion created by referring to alcoholism as a disease rather than an addiction.

He says that the “Disease Model” of addiction was first promoted in the late 1990’s in America, and soon spread to other parts of the world. The thinking was that drinking alcohol flicked a switch in some people’s brains that made it hard to stop. It is suggested that labeling alcoholism as a disease may have ensured that health insurers did not avoid funding treatment.

But the trouble with this labeling, as argued by Max Pemberton, and a 2016 article in the Lancet Psychiatry, is that it disempowers people. It takes away the element of personal responsibility and accountability. Max feels that drinking is an attempt to blot out intense emotional pain and psychological distress – recovering from an addiction is about taking responsibility and doing something about dependency.

Also, the model of thinking which says an alcoholic is a helpless victim, who can do nothing to help himself without the intervention of a higher power, is something that disempowers. Don’t think that Effective Hypnosis is against the higher power – we are all for it , but -  recovery from addiction is possible with the power of the mind. If you do feel helpless against the power of your addiction - then hypnotherapy may provide you with the means to take your power back.

Hypnotherapy is an excellent  way of tapping into the innate resources of the mind and can help to conquer alcohol addiction. We help people to quit alcohol, and gain Alcohol Addiction Freedom.


Testimonial - dated April 2013 - reproduced from
"About a month after I saw Matthew Hall for the Hypnotic Gastric Band I noticed that my jeans were falling off me. So I tried on a pair that I had ordered last year - that the catalogue company wouldn't take back when they didn't fit - and they now fit. Then I tried on an old size 18 and they now fit again too. I think I have dropped a top size as well. Thank you Matthew."

Fears and Phobias -  fear of flying and heights, fear of spiders and insects, crowds and public speaking. Fear of driving, fear of vomiting, fear of needles, fear of dogs, fear of cats.

Self Confidence - so important in all areas of life, so it comes into almost every session . Matthew can train the mind to be full of optimism.

Driving Test Nerves - Matthew can teach a learner to drive free of nerves and build  concentration to pass that test. Through going through the stages of the test under hypnosis customers can change the neural pathways of their brains to see themselves as successful, confident drivers before they even get to the test. They will see success as inevitable. Matthew Hall Hypnotherapy has never failed in helping people to pass their driving test.

Performance enhancement - sports hypnosis, stage fright etc
Depression - Matthew can help you to find the way back from despair to feeling happy about life.
Insomnia - Matthew can help you to get into a good and regular sleeping pattern through hypnosis. Sleep awareness month happens in March 2016.

Fatigue - Do you wish you had back the energy and vitality you had as a teenager? Have you joined a gym in the hope of getting that energy back, and found that it didn't really help? Do you wake exhausted, and need a constant supply of stimulants just to keep you going through the day?
Well, what I do as a hypnotherapist is to help you to get those addictions to stimulants under control and to coach you towards getting that vitality back into your life. Call me now for a session.

Matthew can help with sexual dysfunction issues too. Loss of libido hypnosis for both women and men and erectyle dysfunction hypnosis are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 1987 Matthew began a lifelong investigation into the therapeutic use of trance, in the study of shamanism. This led on to professional studies -
Diploma in Counselling 1991 
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis 1999
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy 2000.
Master in Clinical Hypnosis 2006.
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming 2004.
Master Practitioner in NLP 2015
Chrysalis Effect Practitioner 2012

Emotional Freedom Technique 2001
Thought Field Therapy 2008
Eye Movement Therapy 2007
Matthew has done Masterclasses in Past Life Regression, Remote Viewing, and Ultra Depth Training. He holds a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. In 2016 he is studying for a Diploma in Food Psychology.

In 2012 Matthew has been trained as a wellbeing coach, for people with chronic fatigue, with the Chrysalis Effect. He is now an accredited practitioner.
In December 2012 The Lancet published details of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. This stated that the number one cause of death worldwide was High Blood Pressure, number two was Smoking, number three was Alcohol, and number four was Obesity.
The wonderful thing is that the subconscious mind has the power to do something about these conditions, and therefore preserve life. The immune system can be awakened, under hypnosis, to provide therapeutic change to blood pressure, and the addictions of smoking and alcohol can be eliminated with hypnosis. Weight control can tackle obesity. Effective Hypnosis can directly influence the top four causes of death,and preserve life.

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* 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

Matthew has  trained in 2012  as a Chronic Fatigue Specialist. This is in keeping with the philosophy of the ME Recovery charity, whose slogan is Get Your Life Back From ME. Effective Hypnosis aims to be paramount in ME recovery.
Matthew was awarded a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming  in 2015.
In 2016 Matthew is studying for a Diploma in Food Psychology.

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Cash is welcome, but we also now take card payments.
General -self confidence, insomnia, phobias etc £85
Smoking  Addiction Freedom- £250 - with free followups if necessary                                 Drug and  Alcohol Addiction Freedom - £85 each ( for three sessions) or pay upfront at £200 (value £270).
Weight Control -( including quitting sugar and Gastric Band Hypnotherapy) £85 each - ( for three sessions) or pay upfront at £200 (value £270).
Weight Loss and Smoking Addiction Freedom Combined £300 (three sessions).Credit Card Logos

I am happy to give free consultations

The Ealing Gazette were good enough to run an article about Matthew in January 2013, here it is -
Matthew Hall has made it his mission to master the power of the mind, after witnessing the devastating effects of addiction.
He did social work for Hounslow for fifteen years, but after reading Paul McKenna's hypnotic self help books, he was inspired to learn the art of hypnosis himself.
In 1999 he enroled on a course, and has been building his practice, which operates from Mount Park Rd, Ealing, ever since.
Business is booming, as it seems that hypnotherapy is a recession busting trade.
"In the economic downturn people always want to save money. I get regular phone calls from people who can no longer afford to feed their habit, and that's where I can help". He said.
The 51 year-old treats people who have trouble quitting drugs, smoking and with weight control, as well as those with phobias. Recent phobias have been fear of cats, and fear of vomiting - very scary in the current noro virus epidemic.
Hypnotherapy is shrouded in mystery and is often attacked by sceptics.
Mr Hall, who lives in nearby Hillingdon, and also practices from there, explained that people often get a warped perception from fiction and the media.
"People get confused" He said "I am using the hypnotic state as a way to provide therapy. The hypnosis you see on TV is mainly for entertainment - but I have no nasty tricks.
" I often have to put people at ease. After talking for about twenty minutes we assess the best things to target and then I'll use tapping techniques to alter mood and take away cravings, then I talk them down into a trance so that I can talk to the subconscious mind.
" I then give positive suggestions. When they wake I make a recording, asking them to listen regularly ( though not whilst driving ).
"I do this to help them to succeed and improve their lives."


Further information

Testimonial from Liz C,  dated June 2013, reproduced from
I went to see Matt for insomnia. It was really starting to be more than an annoyance. I was waking up at 3am on a regular basis, and finding it very hard to stay awake for a working day. Matt helped with my stress levels and I was able to sleep through the night after a week or so. But the amazing thing was that I lost two stones in weight too. I was being more selective in my eating as I didn't need the quick boosts to keep me awake. He taught me self hypnosis skills too, and I became more confident. I look and feel great.
Testimonial from Martina W
, dated June 2013, reproduced from
Matthew told me that hypnotherapy was the fountain of youth. I didn't believe him - but I did notice that my skin looked much younger when I gave up smoking with him. I have a lot more energy too. I listen to his Cd several times a day. I feel wonderful, and am very thankful to him. I have saved money, restored my health, and feel transformed by his words. MW
Testimonial from Christine S, dated May 2013, reproduced from
Matthew is the nicest therapist that I have ever met. He really took an interest in my individual case and attended to my specific needs - rather than just presenting a generalised weight loss package. He did a combination of weight control and alcohol control and I managed to drink less wine and to lose 2.5 stone. I recommend his style and personality.
Testimonial from Jaun C, dated January 2013 ( reproduced from )
I sent my wife to Matthew in October to learn self hypnosis skills.
She was expecting our baby in December and we wanted to avoid any discomfort. He did explain that it might be a mass hypnotism that was leading us to expect pain, but was very happy to provide three sessions to give us what we wanted. Soon Nicky was able to hypnotise herself.
As it turned out the baby didn't come until 2013, but she was able to go through labour in a total trance. A pain free childbirth - as we wanted. Thank you so much Matthew.

Testimonial from Ed D dated November 2012 ( reproduced from  
I went to see Matthew for weight control.I was getting a bit chubby, which was embarrassing, but |I was also falling asleep at work. matthew re educated my mind around food and got me back to swimming - something I hadn't done for years - I'd forgotten how relaxing it is . I lost 16 pounds.
     Testimonial from Barry H dated August 2012 -  ( reproduced from )
I went to Matthew to stop smoking and cut down on weed. He taught me how to release endorphins - and, wow, it opened a door inside my head. I am now free of addictions.

  Testimonial From Mike B July 2012(reproduced from
I had to stop smoking when I realised that I was going to become a father.
Matthew put me completely at ease with his easygoing manner. i was amazed at how quickly i went into trance, and at how willing I was to take on the positive suggestions.
I am now a richer, non smoking expectant father.
Thanks Matthew.
Testimonial from Ben O, July 2012 ( reproduced from )
I went to see Matt for pain relief. I had been fighting MS for six years and using the occasional spliff here. Now my MS is virtually under control without the spliffs as he taught me self hypnosis skills and I can tranquilise myself.
Thanks Matt
  Testimonial from Barbara December 2012
I gave up using cocaine with Effective Hypnosis. My motivation was raised 100% by the soft lazy trance that Matthew put me into. It was easy after that.

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