Matthew Hall MCH
VIRUS HEALTH CRISIS 23.3.20
During the current health crisis I am unable to see clients in my Hillingdon base and my Ealing clinic. Online support is available, at reduced rates via Skype, or MP3s, bespoke to individual client needs can be produced. Do get in touch for further details. This will involve phone or email / text contact to determine the best therapy. See Fees section for further details.
What is Hypnotherapy?
The state of hypnosis is very like the state between waking and sleeping. There are various methods of achieving this state. But once you are there - you are highly suggestible to positive suggestions. Then we can apply therapy to help you get to where you want to be.
Matthew Hall began to train in Hypnotherapy in 1999, having already completed ten years in the counselling field and formed Effective Hypnosis. Listen to Matthew talk about his work in a radio interview, recorded 10.10.19 - https://mindbodyradio.com/daily-show/episode/Matthew-Hall
Sexual Anxieties and Psychosexual Therapy
Tackling your Sexual Anxieties and Psychosexual Therapy are offered by Effective Hypnosis since Matthew Hall has qualified with a Diploma in Specialism with Psychosexual Dysfunction in 2019. This is not only to build up sexual confidence in those that don't have a relationship at the moment but also to tackle problems that may come up - Erectile Dysfunction, Vaginismus, Anorgasmia, and Lack of Libido. Effective Hypnosis aims to enhance sexual experience and help people to overcome difficulties.
Loss of libido
The Metro reports, in July 2017, on a study for charity Relate that shows only one third of us are happy with our sex lives and one of the main reasons given is loss of interest. The five main causes for low libido are given as -
Depression - low levels of serotonine and dopamine can lead to lack of desire. Stress causes our dopamine resources to evaporate, so even stress management will help your sex life. What has been termed 'the female Viagra', flibanserin, sold as Addiyi, targets the brain - boosting dopamine - to gear up motivation and excitement - whilst dulling serotonin, the neurotransmitter that makes us self-conscious.
Stress - producing cortisol and adenaline - that may turn off desire hormones
Alcohol and Drugs - disrupting the balance of chemicals in the body
Porn - which may reduce motivation for real contact, addiction to porn may lead to false expectations and loss of interest when these don't manifest
and Obesity - which may lead to loss of energy.
Now, whilst hypnotherapy does not intend to interrupt a clinical treatment for depression, it can do a lot to bring the sunshine back into someone's life. We can influence how the body produces endorphins, to help people feel great again.
Hypnotherapy can be used to enhance sexual experience,
Hypnotherapy can have a great influence on stress levels and use up the fight or flight chemicals in a healthy fashion - turning adrenaline into excitement,.
Hypnotherapy can end drug and alcohol addiction and need.
Hypnotherapy can end porn addiction.
Hypnotherapy can tackle obesity problems.
Hypnotherapy can be used to bring back the original desire and motivations that first attracted couples to each other.
Hypnotherapy is therefore a valid treatment for loss of libido.
Only 28% of men with Erectile Dysfunction discuss it with their GP. 50% of men over the age of 50 suffer from some form of ED.
Adam Kay writes in The Sunday Times Health column suggesting that more men with ED go to see their GP.
He says that it can be caused by depression, stress and anxiety - which can be treated with talking therapies. But also suggests stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, exercising more and eating better may solve the problems. He gives advice on the main drugs that are used - Sildenafil (Viagra) and Tadafil (Cialis), possible side effects, and how they can affect use of other medications. He then goes on to discuss alternative remedies.
It is both an informative and humourous article and can be acccessed through the Times website.
Doctors identify two types of ED - Primary ED - those who have never experienced an erection (this is rare) and Secondary ED - occurring in people that once had a regular erectile function. Secondary ED can be reversed. The British association of Urological Surgeons says that 90% can be helped with pharmaceuticals, but there is a psychological component in 10%, of performance anxiety - which can be helped by therapy.
Some medications may cause ED. Also Depression, Stress, Smoking, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Chronic illness, Kidney disorders, Nerve damage from diabetes Stroke
Common treatments are
Short term treatments - which help with erections but don't address the underlying cause. Sidenafil, sold as Viagra, increases the blood flow to the penis which can provide short term relief - helping people with diabetes or atherosclerosis to have erections.
Addressing the underlying cause Medication or exercise can improve cardiovascular health, which may eliminate ED Psychological Treatments that can reduce anxiety, increase self esteem and improve relationships with sexual partners.
Hypnotherapy can tackle many of these causes and help people to live with more full sexual experience.
This is the involuntary tightening of the pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina - making penetration, if not impossible , difficult and painful. Orgasm may be difficult. This can have a marked impact on the sex life of a woman - often leading to feelings of shame, embarrassment, fear, frustration and sadness. These feelings may often lead to non-reporting, so estimates can range from 2 in 1000 women ( www.vaginismusawareness.com ) to a 2010 survey that showed up to 6% experiencing vaginismus at some stage in life.
There is a difference between primary and secondary vaginismus. Primary occurs when a sexually active woman has never had pain-free penetration. Secondary occurs when previosly pain-free women suddenly develop vaginismus.
Causes can be physical and non-physical. Medical issues like menopause, infections, endometriosis, vulvodynia, vaginal dryness, pelvic surgeries and childbirth can bring it on. There is physical therapy for these. Psychological issues such as anxiety, traumatic experiences, sexual abuse can be dealt with by relaxation training, hypnotherapy, CBT, relationship and sex counselling
Blog post from www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing 30/9/19
Dr Max Pemberton, the Daily Mail's Mind Doctor, claims that sex addiction isn't really a disease but rather an excuse to behave badly.
He cites published recent research from Sweden's Karolinska Institute - that suggests those suffering from sex addiction have elevated levels of the hormone Oxytocin - which promotes bonding and affection - and, the Institute claims, they are compelled to seek out sex and 'cannot control themselves'.
He bemoans the fact that so many celebrities and public figures have used sex addiction as an excuse for their behaviours, and, after a spell in rehab, have announced that they are cured. He also suggests that others, with high levels of oxytocin - such as women in chidbirth - do not behave in this manner. He also says that many of his psychiatrist friends are more than willing to make a sex addiction diagnosis to those who will pay for one.
And, whilst it is true that Sexual Addiction has only been in existance since it was first coined by the American Psychiatric Association in 1987, and was only recognised as a disease by the World Health Organisation last year, many see it as So-Called Sexual Addiction.
So-Called Sexual Addiction is mostly sexual obsession - that leads to people pursuing sex at every opportunity - taking great risks to health, career and relationships. As a compulsive disorder, once fulfilled, it releases chemicals in the brain that make sufferers feel good - perhaps soothing an old emotional wound - they then become addicted to the feel good chemicals, and use them to hide away from pain.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for tackling So-Called Sexual addiction, and the emotions that lead to it.
Once initial contact has been made, regarding Psychosexual Dysfunction, Matthew will offer to make a FREE 20-30 minute preliminary phone call - to determine the exact nature of the problem, and plan therapy - before an appointment is made.
In 2019 Matthew has helped a woman to conceive through IVF as the program will not take on smokers - give up smoking with Effective Hypnosis.
"I tried to give up with my willpower and various chemicals but kept failing. I gave up instantly with Matthew. He took my cravings away and convinced me that I would never smoke again. I had my IVF treatment a month afterwards, and am now happily pregnant" Debbie E
Reproduced from www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing August 19
Effective Hypnosis has done some intensive work with a boxer in 2019, after our previous successes with professional footballers, professional golfers and Olympic athletes. We aim to raise performance in sport through Unbeatable Self Belief, Getting into the Zone, Mental Imagery, Mental Toughness and teaching people to Become a Winner
Coming Off Antidepressants
NICE tells us that over four million people are on long term antidepressants, but that not all of them have to be. Current guidelines suggest that withdrawal symptoms are mild.
However, Lancet Psychiatry Research published in March 2019 about more serious withdrawal symptoms - noting dizziness, sleep problems, electric shock-like sensations "brain zaps", tremors, restless legs, and numbness. This has led to some continuing to take them unnecessarily. They point out that Dutch research has shown that people can come off by reducing the amounts by weeks and months. NICE guidelines are now due to be rewritten.
Of course, chemicals build up in the body over time, so to stop using them at once can lead to physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. We need a healthcare plan from a GP to gradually reduce the dosage. Hypnotherapy can be used to lift the mood, spreading joy and happiness, and provide a sense of deep calm.
Addicted Youngsters - Cannabis
A study has been published, in February 2019, in the journal JAMA Psychiatry - looking at joint research completed by the Universities of Oxford, in the UK, and McGill, in the USA. They studied more than 23,000 people who had used cannabis in their teen years and measured this against the risk of depression. They found that the risk was raised by 40%, and suggest that half a million people could have avoided depression by avoiding cannabis.
Professor Andrea Capriani says " Regular use during adolescence is associated with lower achievement at school, addiction psychosis, and neurological decline, increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, as well as the respiratory problems that are associated with smoking "
Of course, it isn't only the user that suffers and pays the price. Parents suffer the bereavement of their hopes and dreams when confronted by a complete lack of motivation. If the users are young parents themselves, children suffer through bad parenting. If they are in work, employers have to put up with workers who are checked out from reality - spaced out when they smoke and irritable and nasty when they don't.
Hypnotherapy is about creating permanent change. Please see www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing for hundreds of testimonials from satisfied West London customers.
Matthew runs a practice from his clinics in Ealing Broadway W5 2RS and Hillingdon Heath. UB10 0PS. Sessions are presented to be bespoke to individual problems, so he can help with your unique and individual situation. Using the power of your subconscious mind, he aims to help you to overcome your difficulties.
He was voted Ealing Business of The Year in both 2016 and 2017 by satisfied customers. The Ealing clinic is very close to Ealing Broadway Station, and people travel from all over London for therapy. Access to Hillingdon clinic is off the Uxbridge Rd.
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 Neuro Linguistic Programming, and the meridian therapies of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Thought Field Therapy, he can eliminate or reduce dependence to, addictions and prevent relapse - whether it is:
- Sugar Addiction Intervention
- Smoking Addiction Intervention
- Alcohol Addiction Intervention
- Cannabis Addiction Intervention
- Cocaine Addiction Intervention
- Heroin Addiction Intervention
- Tranquiliser Addiction Intervention
- Gambling Addiction Intervention
- Internet Pornography Addiction Intervention
- Sex Addiction Intervention
- Shopping Addiction Intervention
Matthew can help with recovery:
- Recovery from stress and anxieties
- Recovery from sugar or food addiction
- Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction
- Recovery from nicotine or smoking addiction
- Recovery from brain damage or trauma
Matt M said
My wife and I have been non-smokers for five years now. We made a New Year's resolution to give up smoking. We saw Matthew Hall at his Ealing clinic in the first week of January 2013 and have not smoked since. Our bodies are fitter and healthier, we have saved money and we tell everyone
Reproduced from www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing 1.1.2019
Phobias and panic
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, that may cause a person to experience irrational fear about a situation, an animal, place, or object. 2.5million people in the UK will suffer a phobia at some time in their life. Panic comes when we feel out of control.
The symptoms can include - uncontrollable anxiety when exposed to the source of the fear, extreme avoidance of the source, lack of functioning when exposed to the source, and inability to control feelings.
Signs can be - chest tightening, jerky breathing, accelerated heartbeat, dry mouth, sweating, confusion, disorientation, shaking and trembling.
Effective Hypnosis can help.
Phobias are linked to the amygdala- the part of the brain that prepares us to fight or flight when we perceive danger. This enables the release of hormones that enable us to take action.
Treatments can be - Medication and Counselling, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and the Meridian Therapies of Thought Field Therapy(TFT) and Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT).
NLP is used to change attitudes- by changing the submodalities-minute details - of a problem and collapsing the worry through making subtle changes.
Meridian Therapies work on the idea that all negative emotions are caused by a blockage in the body's energy system and that by manipulating energy points we can change the way a person feels. In TFT and EFT, this is done through tapping. Thought Field Therapy is very effective in controlling panic and calming somebody down in a matter of minutes. Knowledge of this tool can be extremely useful, in life in general, or, more specifically, when about to undertake an activity - that would have previously been scary.
Hypnotherapy can help by tackling both the symptoms and the cause of the phobia -changing the reactions to one of a calm response. This has a direct result in influencing the amygdala's stress-relieving hormones rather than allowing stress-inducing ones.
Hypnotherapy can be an excellent tool for phobia release. Matthew has helped many people to overcome their fear of flying - sometimes even on the very day of flying, although he would recommend that several sessions are booked, in order for the therapy to have been assimulated into your mind.
Using Hypnotherapy To Rewire The Brain For Stroke Survivors
Stroke can be devastating. It can severely limit the abilities of those that have had it. It can also impact on those around them.
A stroke happens when a blood clot blocks an artery, or a blood vessel breaks - interrupting blood flow to the brain. These things lead to brain cells beginning to die and brain damage occurs. Abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. But Hypnosis can have an influence.
As hypnotherapy influences the hypothalamus - which governs the central nervous system - it can have a direct impact on neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to form new connections.
Hypnotherapy cannot wave a magic wand and make everything alright again - but it can influence -
Self-esteem, depression/sadness, stress, emotions, anxieties, anger and resentment, apathy, impulsive behaviour, dignity, overcoming the limitations of muscle weakness, clumsiness, and balance, paralysis, stiffness, fatigue, sleep habits, speech problems, short term memory loss, and amnesia, word retrieval, cognition, aphasia, perception, and concentration.
Please phone us on 01895810772 or 07732391008 to discuss how we can help
Weight Loss and Control
Cambridge University's Institute of Metabolic Science Published in PLOS Genetics journal in January 2019. They had studied over 4,000 people, looking at how having a slow metabolism affects weight. They discovered that about 18% of thinness is genetic, and written in DNA.
Does this mean that the other 82% of us are fated to have overweight bodies?
The short answer is no. We can speed up metabolism through exercise, drinking more water, and getting more sleep. But we can also speed up the metabolism through EFT and hypnotherapy. The EFT helps to remove blockages to smooth running of the metabolism and the hypnosis fires up the metabolism to a perfect level to process food and calories naturally and efficiently.
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, also making sure you get the nutrients you need. 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.
On November 14th 2017 Alexandra Thompson reports, in the Daily Mail, on Tracy Hoff - a Type 2 Diabetic from Chichester. She had tried to reverse her diabetes with diet and exercise through slimming clubs but found no success - because the clubs had failed to change her attitude to foods. She then tried the Virtual Gastric Band - a hypnotic technique that reprogrammed her thoughts about eating - allowing her to be more mindful about eating. Her weight has shrunk from 17.7 to 13 stones - although she is still hoping to lose another stone. Her dress size has gone from 24 - 16.
Effective Hypnosis offers the Hypnotic Gastric Banding, but only as a part of the weight control program. If you reach your ideal weight, but then go back to the habits that caused you to put on weight, nothing is achieved. Effective Hypnosis is about long term change.
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 assess 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.
Much added sugar has no nutritional value and is a poor energy source, as the body digests this sugar very quickly. But there is often nothing wrong with natural sugar, found in fruit and some dairy products, the body digests these at a slower rate, making them a lasting source of energy. 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 the association of hypnosis, because it implies brainwashing. But we effectively implant positive suggestions into the subconscious mind - that change the way you think about yourself - to relieve your 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 six weeks, with CD recordings/ MP3s to listen to in between sessions. Repeated listening creates a neural pathway in your mind of the way you want to be.
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.
Matthew teaches how to anaesthetise your body to switch off pain, how to turn the pain level to a minimal amount, and a mind-expanding system that makes pain seem forgotten. we can also tackle addiction to pain killers.
Addictions often start as a coping mechanism, a way of running away from your pain, difficult circumstances or decisions, or can be the result of a search for true happiness. you may take a substance to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life or the absence of joy. But once your body has got used to the substance, you require more and more to achieve the same effect. This 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 you try 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 addicted you become incapable of feeling any pleasure from the drugs.
Hypnotherapy will intervene by taking you to such a deep level of trance that innate neurotransmitters will kick in again and establish a forgotten way to function. Ego State Therapy can be used to examine the different parts of the personality - that want to continue, and that doesn't, and create an internal dialogue that leads to resolution. Through the use of future imaging you can envisage yourself as a happy, confident, non-user. The brain will accept this as a new memory and rewire the neural pathways to create powerful change. Call Matthew Hall for an Addiction Freedom session.
It's Never Too Late To Quit Your Smoking Habit
Blog post 1st February 2020
Researchers at University College London and The Wellcome Sanger Institute published results in the journal Nature, this week - stating that it's never too late to stop smoking. Previously, it had been thought that stopping would only prevent further damage to the lungs. But, states Dr Peter Campbell, stopping smoking has been shown to reawaken cells that replenish the lining of the airways, helping the lungs to recover from the ravages of smoking.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for stopping smoking. Effective Hypnosis has an enviable success rate for stopping people in one session. But, in order to ensure the reinforcement of becoming a non-smoker, free follow ups are offered. Do have a look at the hundreds of testimonials that are published on www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing and at our own website www.effectivehypnosis.co.uk
Matthew Hall, Master in Clinical Hypnosis
07732391008 / 01895810772
This is the number 1 source of hypnotherapy requests. It is commonly believed that it is tremendously difficult to stop. But 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 needs reinforcement that they are a non-smoker. 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.
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.
The average smoker in 2020 smokes 13 cigarettes a day. At an average £10.80 a pack of twenty - that's £7.02 per day, £49.14 per week, or £2555.28 per year. Over a lifetime of smoking between the ages of 16 and 70, it would be nearly £138, 000 - in theory. In reality the tax increases would push this total even higher.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
Evidence from a 2014 article in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine showed that hypnotherapy was three times as effective as NRT in helping people with Smoking Cessation.
But this is a much deeper level than NRT because it contacts the subconscious mind, to make changes at a subconscious level. Nicotine |Replacement Therapy only manages to partially control cravings. The meridian therapies we use are about conquering the cravings.
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.
Effective Hypnosis often deals with anxieties, guilt, loneliness, and worry. This is done not only through hypnosis, but also using the meridian therapies of Emotional Freedom Techniques and Thought Field Therapy.
Effective Hypnosis was voted Ealing Business of the Year 2016, in www.thebestof.co.uk awards, by satisfied customers.
We can help you to quit sugar addiction with hypnotherapy.
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.
Although these were originally separate issues, Matthew Hall 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 a sugar addiction, in addition to quitting smoking. CD recordings or MP3s are given as backup.
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 Field Therapy - to eliminate cravings - and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming - to create an aversion to addictive substances - and then will hypnotise people to believe that they are non-users.
Many customers leave the session, clutching their back up CD, as transformed people. If there are any relapses Matthew guarantees free to 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.
Cocaine is highly addictive - due to the effect 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 can help you to change. Call Matthew Hall for a Stop Cocaine Addiction Service - see www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing 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 1990s 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 labelling alcoholism as a disease may have ensured that health insurers did not avoid funding treatment.
But the trouble with this labelling, 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 Intervention.
Anger and Stress Management
Stress kills sex. Soldiers struggling with PTSD are reported to receive Viagra and psychosexual therapy from the MOD - after reporting that active-duty ruined their love life Mail on Sunday 24.3.2019. PTSD impairs sexual functioning on many levels - desire, arousal, orgasm, activity and satisfaction. But Viagra is not always the remedy. Medical intervention can help in about 80% of cases, but there is a psychological element, too. Dealing with psychosexual issues is probably a necessary way to help too.
You may have got into trouble with managing your responses to anger and stress management and maybe facing consequences or you may just realise that things are out of hand. Hypnotherapy can help with raising your tolerance levels and to develop new responses and behaviours.
Matthew has worked with Ealing Social Services in 2018 to help people with anger management.
Fears and Phobias - Untackled fears can lead to anxiety and depression. Matthew can make these disappear, or seem insignificant. This includes 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 you to drive free of nerves and build concentration to pass that test. Through going through the stages of the test under hypnosis you can change the neural pathways of your brain to see yourself as successful, confident drivers before they even get to the test. They will see success as inevitable. Matthew Hall 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.
Hypnotherapy for anger management
Anger is a natural emotion, but if it is squashed down and not dealt with then can lead to Rage, Aggression, Resentment, and Hatred.
Yelling and shouting may do a service by discharging the anger - but at what risk? People may be risking their relationship, their family, their home, their job, their income. Suppressed anger may lead to stress - which may lead to illnesses and dependencies.
When people come for help, they may have been threatened with dire consequences if they refuse to change. This can be imprisonment, a partner leaving, ostracism by family and friends, as well as medical warnings - of blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
Hypnotherapy can help rewire !the brain. It can use regression to heal the hurts of the past and build the future - taking you across the boundaries of personality, to experiment with seeing things from a whole new perspective- progressing to the person you want to be.
Insomnia - Matthew can help you to get into a good and regular sleeping pattern through hypnosis. Dr Max Pemberton writes in the Daily Mail, on 16.11.19, that one in five people suffer from insomnia every single night. He bemoans the fact that many more people are not given access to talking therapies. Hypnotherapy can help you to sleep in the arms of Morpheus (the Greek sleep god).
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 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 erectile dysfunction hypnosis are available. He has qualified with a Diploma with Specialism in Psychosexual Dysfunction in 2019.
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 and qualifications -
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
Diploma in Food Psychology 2016
Emotional Freedom Technique 2001
Thought Field Therapy 2008
Eye Movement Therapy 2007
Matthew has done Masterclasses in Anger Management, Depression, Past Life Regression, Remote Viewing, and Ultra Depth Training. He holds a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy.
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.
2016 Diploma in Food psychology
2017 Certificate in Using Hypnotherapy for Rewiring The Brain For Stroke Survivors.
2018 Certificate in Using Hypnotherapy for Gambling Addiction
Matthew has qualified with a Diploma in Specialism in Psychosexual Dysfunction in 2019.
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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.
Matthew was voted Business of The Year 2016 by satisfied customers of www.thebestof.co.uk and the same thing happened in 2017 - that's a lot of happy customers - do have a look at The Best of Ealing - www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing .
For a bespoke hypnotherapy service in Ealing Broadway and Hillingdon Heath.
Cash is welcome, but we also now take card payments, so that you can stagger how you pay.
General -self confidence, insomnia, phobias etc £85
Smoking Addiction Freedom- £250 - with free followup sessions for up to a year - to reinforce that you are a non smoker. Drug and Alcohol Addiction Freedom - £200 ( for three sessions)
Weight Control -( including quitting sugar and Gastric Band Hypnotherapy) £200 - ( for three sessions) .
Weight Loss and Smoking Addiction Freedom Combined £300 (three sessions)Anger Management £200 (three sessions)
Depression £200 (three sessions)
2020 Health Crisis
My fees for Skype appointments will be half of the normal fees. For bespoke MP3s the fee will be £25 a time.
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 enrolled 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."
Testimonials - 350+ - are available from https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/ealing
Just a quick note to let you know that a review about Effective Hypnosis was posted on thebestof Ealing by Lillian A.
Here's what Lillian A said:
" I can't believe that I have got into a size 12 dress again. I went to Matthew to get help in stopping smoking - thinking that this would soon pile on the weight. But he not only stopped me smoking, he also helped me to lose a stone in weight . I look and feel fabulous. Thank you Matthew."
Matthew Hall and Effective Hypnosis was awarded the best business in town - for the third time - by the members of The Best Of ( Ealing) in 2020.