Kate Hudson-Hall : Dip.THP (NSHAP), DipAdvHYP - (NSHAP), AFA.Dip (ASET)
13 Clarendon Road
Pools On The Park
017843 92449 / 07545 618462
Kate has trained extensively in hypnotherapy/psychotherapy and Neuro–Linguistic Programming and holds a diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (Dip.THP) and an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (Dip.AdvHYP) qualifying with the National School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (N-SHAP) in 1999.
Kate is also a full member of The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and holds a senior qualification in hypnotherapy practice (SQHP). practicing according to the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council code of ethics and has full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Kate is a certified Practitioner of the Usui System of REIKI HEALING. Reiki is often described as a spiritually guided life-force energy that uses its own wisdom to bring healing, balance and harmony to the recipient.
Kate is also an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner and has found the EFT on its own is an extremely powerful treatment, but when combined with hypnotherapy and NLP it’s virtually unstoppable.
Kate gained her ASET level 3 diet and nutrition diploma in 2008 and went on to develop her ‘Imagine Yourself Slim” 6 week weight loss courses in 2009, and “gastric band hypnosis today” programme in 2011 with great success in assisting people to cut out crash dieting, helping them to stop overeating and working on encouraging control around food and motivation for exercise. For more information please see 'Any Further Informaton' below.
Kate has a busy private practice in Surrey, practicing 1-2-1 personal sessions, Skype sessions and also teaches at various venues. She is committed to assisting her clients in achieving their full potential. She believes that her “Imagine Yourself Slim” courses and therapy appointments should be quick, effective and fun.
“I have been searching for help for over 20 years, and working with Kate from Wise Blue Owl has been the answer for me. The work I did including hypnosis therapy and psychotherapy had a profound impact on me and has helped me magnificently. Kate is a very caring and works from her heart, no matter what you need help with.” Sl from Richmond
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.
HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK?
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 postive 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.
“ I have three small children and have been struggling with my confidence since having my third child, its hard for me to find time for myself, I was a bit unsure about using Skype for psychotherapy but it was amazing, I think completely differently about how I feel about life and much more confident. The Skype psychotherapy has been a positive all round and to be able to access this from my own home was brilliant.” (Julie P. Scotland. 2014)
“This Gastric Hypnosis program is a great compliment to anyone who is serious about losing weight. Kate is very friendly and professional and puts you at ease from the start. I would definitely recommend her Skype program as an alternative to surgery.” (Debbie. Chicago. 2013)
“Having decided to do the workshop on stress management with Kate at Wise Blue Owl, it has changed my life. I was pulling my hair out trying to juggle work and family home life, I feel so much more calm and relaxed and I even now find time for myself every day. The whole program has been incredible.” (Josie, Richmond 2013)
“Imagine Yourself Slim on Skype has changed my life, I have lost over a stone in weight and it’s been much easier than I thought and I am so happy. Thank you to all at Wise Blue Owl especially Kate.” (Sarah S France 2013)
“I loved the work we did on my mind before the band was fitted as it helped me understand why I was overeating. I now recognise when I am full and it has strengthened my mindset to make healthy choices.” (Jane London. 2013)
“I have been searching for help for over 20 years, and working with Kate from Wise Blue Owl has been the answer for me. The work I did including hypnosis therapy and psychotherapy had a profound impact on me and has helped me magnificently. Kate is a very caring and works from her heart, no matter what you need help with.” (Sl from Richmond 2012)
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Theraputic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Dip.THP (NSHAP)
Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma DipAdvHYP - (NSHAP)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition AFA.Dip (ASET)
Advanced Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Progamming(NLP) D.N.L.P.
Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy D.C.M.T
KG Hypnobirthing Diploma DipHB(KG)
Emotional Freedom Technique Level 3 (AAMET)
Reiki Healing Level 1 & 2 & Reiki Master (2009)
Certificate in Macmillian Cancer Care : Cancer Awareness
Listening and Responding
Introduction to understanding cancer and the treatments.
Care during the final hours and bereavement.
Member of NHS Directory of Complimentary and Alternative Practitioners since 2004.
Member of General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
Kate holds the Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice with The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
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
Anosmia,Dysgeusia and Troposmia.
Not all hypnotherapists would of come across clients who suffer these disorders. If fact there is little known about how hypnosis can help disorders like Dysgeusia, Troposmia & Anosmia.
Here at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre Kate Hudson-Hall is not only one of the few hypnotherapist who has experienced clients with these disorders, but has had success with her clients regaining these smell and taste.
For more information on how Kate may be able to help you with smell & taste disorders please contact her on 017843 92449 or email at her firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Kate:
Having worked as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist for the last 20 years I have help clients with extremely unusual and interesting issues with great success.
I recently had a client whom came to me as she was suffering from Troposmia which is connected to Anosmia which is the inability to detect odour and also Dysgeusia which is the distortion of the sense of taste, therefore for the most part, lost her sense of smell and taste, this had started 15 months prior, and begun with a very ‘stuffed up’ nose and was told this may be due to a virus and treated accordingly, the medication didn’t help and gradually she began to lose the sense of smell and then within a year it had gone virtually completely – the only two smells that she could smell was the smell of a leather jacket and the smell of biscuits cooking when she went past a bakers. Around the same time my client also lost most of her sense of taste, whatever she did eat would taste rancid and she was left with only being able to taste salt, and the sweet and sour in foods.
My client had been for many tests and scans with consultants and the outcome was that she was suffering from the Troposmia disorder which is part of the Anosmia disorder –and also the Dysgeusia disorder.
My client and I had six appointments, over a period of three months, on the second visit, she had just been to see her consultant that day only to be told that her sense of smell and taste would never return as the nerve endings had died!
As the weeks of working together progressed, gradually her sense of taste and smell began to develop and by the end of the six appointments together working with hypnotherapy my client had regained a significant amount of her sense of taste and smell.
We will be working together to continue developing her sense of taste and smell.
If you would like to know more about how hypnotherapy can help you, please contact Kate at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre.
Dysgeusia is a distortion of the sense of taste. Dysgeusia is also often associated with ageusia, which is the complete lack of taste, and hypogeusia, which is the decrease in taste sensitivity. An alteration in taste or smell may be a secondary process in various disease states, or it may be the primary symptom. The distortion in the sense of taste is the only symptom, and diagnosis is usually complicated since the sense of taste is tied together with other sensory systems. Common causes of dysgeusia include chemotherapy, asthma treatment with albuterol, and zinc deficiency. Different drugs could also be responsible for altering taste and resulting in dysgeusia.
Anosmia is the inability to perceive odour or a lack of functioning olfaction. Anosmia may be temporary, but traumatic anosmia can be permanent. Anosmia is due to an inflammation of the nasal mucosa, blockage of nasal passages or a destruction of one temporal lobe. Inflammation is due to chronic mucosa changes in the paranasal sinus lining and the middle and superior turbinates.
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Each appointment is for one hour at £100 per hour.
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I am lucky enough and hugely blessed to have three sons, the birth of my first son and with no pain relief, was not the easiest of births. My second son’s birth was far quicker and also with no pain relief still not a very easy time. After his birth I decided to train as a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist, and a couple of years later I then fell pregnant with my third son, it was at this time I decided with all my new knowledge and determination that I would flow through this birth with no fear or pain. I began to change my thoughts and feelings about my previous births, I built on my confidence and alleviated any fears I had.
I made myself a hypnosis relaxation tape (a tape - yes, it was a few years ago!) and after having to be induced I took myself off into my world of relaxation, I had no pain throughout contractions and when it came to push, I was calm, tranquil and at ease. My son was born and was the perfect baby (of course, just like all mothers would say!) he was calm relaxed and totally at peace. I left the poor midwife dumbfounded.
The whole experience was such a unique, amazing, positive, life changing birth I knew I had to help other women to also achieve such an experience, I eventually found KG hypnobirthing (the courses are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives), having trained with them and achieved a hypnobirthing diploma DipHP (KG) . I now help other couples feel prepared and confident about pregnancy and childbirth through private or group classes.
I believe that birth of your baby is a unique incredible milestone that will be remembered and reflected on forever. A woman’s birth is very personal and the choices that are made for herself, her baby, and her family should be upheld and respected.
As a Hypnobirthing teacher I will provide you with tools and knowledge that you too can achieve a calm, relaxing, peaceful and empowering birth.
I am also a member of The Hypnobirthing Association, the organisation which has been set up to provide a professional body for hypnobirthing teachers.
So come and join me and learn how you too can achieve a relaxed and calm birthing experience.
Find out more at www.hypnobirthing.website
Imagine Yourself Slim Weight Loss Programme
Mind body slimming coach Kate Hudson - hall developed 'Imagine Yourself Slim" in 2009, with huge success in assisting people to stop crash dieting, working on encouraging control around food and causing motivation for exercise. Her Imagine Yourself Slim programme offers you a final solution for sensible, long-term weight management. In just six weeks, you'll learn everything you need to know to lose weight steadily and healthily.
You'll find out how to choose the foods your body really needs and, more importantly, learn how to eat when you are hungry rather than just tired or stressed. You'll also pick up tips on how to enjoy a more active lifestyle by introducing easy exercise into every day life and become empowered to make your own food and lifestyle choices.
This weight loss programme is not a diet but a new way of life and when incorporated into everyday life, its skills will enable you to make healthy life changes and stick to them.
‘Kate gave me very special help – Before seeing her I had been defeated by my weight since childhood with the result that I felt miserable about my size and shape. Kate totally understood my difficulties and changed my approach. Her help, kindness and guidance gave me the strategies and techniques to conquer that over whelming feeling that losing weight was beyond my control. The course was a life changing experience. I hope she realises how very grateful I am.’ GW from Richmond.
“I took this course to get rid of my excess baby weight. 5 years on I am still happily a size 10, your course changed my life!” Tracey Mafe in Birmingham.
Find out more at: www.imagineyourselfslim.info
About Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre
Providing a wide range of complementary therapies and wisdom Alan Piper and Kate Hudson-Hall have formed Wise Blue Owl for beneficial thoughtful complementary therapies to help with whatever maybe troubling you. After successfully creating two charities, one,Changez Charity to assist clients withmental health issues with Dr Vince Cable MP as the Patron, and another charity, The Dawn Hastings Foundation to support cancer sufferers and their families, Alan and Kate have created Wise Blue Owl to invite a wider audience to experience their support and complementary therapies.
Find out more at www.wiseblueowl.co.uk
Kate also provides Complementary and Alternative therapy for those suffering cancer and terminal illnesses. At Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre we have a number of therapists who hold relevant qualification in this area of expertise.
Advisory note: Person's with these conditions should only seek out complementary or alternative therapists who are suitably qualified in this area of expertise.
For further information of complementary and alternative therapies for cancer care, please call us at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre 017843 92449 and we will be happy to discuss with you in the first instance, if we feel your condition allows and will benefit you from the use of complementary or alternative therapy of any kind.
Skype therapy is becoming increasingly popular, where you can talk to a professional psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, take courses or workshops from the convenience of your own home.
Kate offers workshops and personal One to One therapy appointments VIA SKYPE
• Although the client may be thousands of miles apart having therapy, it feels like you are in the same room. This format is becoming very popular for people in remote areas or people who are unable to leave home for one reason or another. Interestingly, many of the clients who contact Wise Blue Owl are scattered around Europe, China and the United States.
• Using Skype with voice or video to talk online has been very well received by our clients, we were one of the first to use this method and have found it to be effective at getting results over several years of practicing therapy on line and also training workshops.
• If having a therapy session, we will arrange a time and once this session time has been arranged you will be sent a short questionnaire to fill in. This will give us your personal details, medical information, contact information and also the Skype or Facetime name that we will need to contact you.
On the day of your booking we will contact you via your chosen device at the time requested to begin your session. It really is that easy. we look forward to hearing from you and how you have made that decision to change your life forever.
• Skype is a wonderful, free download software application that allows users to make voice calls over the internet at no charge. You can speak to one of our professional therapists no matter where you are in the world.
For further information on Skype Therapy please go to http://www.skypetherapycenter.com/home/
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm Saturday - 9.00am - 2.00pm