30 Ombersley Street West
01905 772729 / 07864856078
Hi, my name is Stuart and I am a qualified professional hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner here at JST Change, based in the heart of Worcestershire.
I began my career working within the B2B markets working for numerous commercial printing companies and large multinational brands. From there I ran a print consultancy business before moving into logistics management.
Re-trained in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Neuro linguistic programming, MBCT and I am currently completing BSc degree in Psychology.
JST Change Worcester was formed to provide consultative therapy to empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches to help you ensure the greatest levels of success.
I look forward to talking with you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DipHyp - Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Dip - Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Coaching
- Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- Smoking Cessation Specialist
- Weight Management Specialist
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.
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Free initial 30 min consultation via Phone or Skype
Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions are between 60-90 minutes £60
Skype sessions available from the comfort of your own home £40
(All sessions include personalised mp3 recording or your treatment)
IBS Treatment (4-5 sessions) £150
Insomnia (3 sessions) £99
Stress & Anxiety (4 session program) £150
Fears & Phobia sessions (typically resolved within 4 sessions) £150
Stop Smoking sessions are between 90-120 minutes £150
Weight Loss Hypno-Band (5 sessions) £250
Weight Loss with C.B. H (Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - 4-5 sessions) £250
MBCT (Mindfulness based cognitive therapy) sessions are between 60-90 minutes £60
Pediatric Hypnotherapy sessions £40
Within science, there is no debate as to whether hypnosis exists or works. Science simply cannot agree on what it is and how it works, although as The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states:
"In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist."
These suggestions help people make positive changes within themselves. Long gone are the days when hypnosis was seen as waving watches and controlling people's minds. In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control and you are not made to do anything. It is generally accepted that all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis. A hypnotist merely helps to facilitate your experience - hypnotherapy is not about being made to do things, in fact it is the opposite, it is about empowerment.
How does it 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.
What form might the treatment take?
Firstly, any misconceptions a potential patient may have about hypnosis should be dispelled. The technique does not involve the patient being put into a deep sleep, and the patient cannot be made to do anything they would not ordinarily do. They remain fully aware of their surroundings and situation, and are not vulnerable to every given command of the therapist. The important thing is that the patient wants to change some behavioural habit or addiction and is highly motivated to do so. They have to want the treatment to work and must establish a good clinical rapport with the therapist in order for it to do so……
The readiness and ability of patients to be hypnotised varies considerably and hypnotherapy generally requires several sessions in order to achieve meaningful results. However the patient can learn the technique of self-hypnosis which can be practiced at home, to reinforce the usefulness of formal sessions with the therapist. This can help counter distress and anxiety-related conditions.
What problems can be treated by hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry and has proved to be of benefit in obstetrics. It can shorten the delivery stage of labour and reduce the need for painkillers. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia. Children are generally easy to hypnotise and can be helped with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, whilst teenagers can conquer stammering or blushing problems which can otherwise make their lives miserable.
Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsessional compulsive behaviour, and stress-related problems like insomnia, may benefit. Conditions exacerbated by tension, such as irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and eczema, and excessive sweating, respond well, and even tinnitus and clicky jaws (tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction) can be treated by these techniques.
Tues - 10.30 - 21.00 Wed - 10.30 - 21.00 Thurs - 10.30 - 21.00 Frid - 10.30 - 21.00 Sat - 10.30 - 13.00