Hypnotherapy and sleep disorders

Hypnosis permits a wide range of choices regarding where and how to intervene in the patient’s problems. Hypnotherapy is used to manage various types of disorders, and to explore the techniques, strategies and hypnotic scripts employed by various hypnotherapists.Research data available on the efficacy of hypnosis in the treatment of sleep disorders. Acute and chronic insomnia often respond to relaxation and hypnotherapy approaches, along with sleep hygiene instructions. Hypnotherapy has also helped with nightmares and sleep terrors. There is also successful use of hypnotherapy for  specifically for head and body rocking, bedwetting and sleepwalking. Hypnosis is a specialised technique, not a therapy itself, and should be used as an adjunctive intervention within a complete psychological and medical treatment package. Most of the literature is limited to case reports or studies with such a small sample that at times it is very difficult to interpret the results. There is a major placebo effect, so uncontrolled trials are of limited value. It is hard to perform a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial to evaluate hypnotherapy given that cooperation and rapport between patient and therapist is needed to achieve a receptive trance state. For more information on how hypnosis can help you with sleep disorders call us at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre. 01784 392449

Recover from panic attacks

panic attack posterI see a lot of comment’s on panic attacks. Panic attacks are easy to cure if you seek out the right kind of help. (lets differentiate first between panicked attacks and other anxiety disorders). Panic attack is based on Adrenaline kicking in at an inappropriate time. Adrenaline kicking is is a normal and needed part of human functionality that serves as the fight or flee emotional make up of every normal person. It is there to serve the purpose of if in a danger situation should we arm our self mentally & physically to fight that danger or should we run from that danger, we have to make a split second decision , of subconsciously on which of those 2 courses of actions to take. With people who suffer panic attacks normally due to some previous bad experience or trauma, that system is simply out of calibration. Ie that fight or flee decision making decision and level is not in sync. There are many proven techniques to get this system back in sync these are generally hypnosis based practices, clinical hypnosis, Nuero linguistic programming, because it is the sub conscious mind that needs just some gentle re clarification. No drug is proven to do this, no other talking therapies will do this. Any experienced clinical hypnotherapist will cure Panic attacks in 1 to 3, 1 hour sessions with high success rate. For more information call me at 01784 392449

Hypnosis to help heal relationship issues

Hypnosis to help heal relationship issues,

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Hypnosis is becoming more and more popular as a therapy that has many good qualities. Hypnosis is also very good a relieving pain. To find out more about hypnosis and pain relief please call us on 017843924449

Hypnotherapy for post natal depression

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Postnatal depression and stress counselling available at Surrey / Middlesex Therapy Centre. For more information on how our professional Counsellors /Psychotherapists can help you please give us a call.

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hypnotherapy for weight loss in Ashford,Staines,Sunbury,Feltham

Welcome to Imagine Yourself Slim weight loss courses offering you a final solution for sensible long- term weight loss management.
Are you ready to take your first very important steps towards becoming happy with your own body without dieting or calorie counting?

Woman jumpingOn this fantastic Imagine Yourself 6 week course you will find out how to choose the foods your body really needs and more importantly, how to eat when you are hungry rather than just tired or stressed.

In just six weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to lose weight steadily and healthily also to help you stop over eating, control cravings and feel totally motivated to




‘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.


 “I have been searching for help for over 20 years, and working with Kate at Imagine Yourself Slim has been the answer for me. The information I learnt on the 6 week course  had a profound impact on me and has helped me magnificently. Kate is a very caring and works from her heart.”  Sl from Richmond


“Motivating, inspiring, confidence building .. it works! Thanks Kate”. Julie from Hampton.


“I loved the course, couldn’t have been more fun. Always a laugh to share and lose weight at the same time.” John in W1.

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Hypnobirthing In Ashford,Staines,Sunbury,Feltham


Hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge and the tools to have the best natural child birth for you.

You need information and knowledge in order to get the best from the system in which you find yourself.  You need to understand the implications of the choices you may be required to make.

Most of all, you need to release fear and learn to trust your body, your instinct, and your baby. In order to do this, you need information and knowledge.

But we can’t do it for you. We are the signpost. You make the journey.We regard it as our responsibility to give you all the information and support we possibly can to help you, and we will always be there for you to refer to after you have attended a class with us.

For more information please call us on 01784392449 or visit our

Political anxiety

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A recent Survey by The Prince’s trust has revealed that political upheaval, job worries and low self-confidence have left people anxious and saying political events had made them fear for their futures.

Prince’s Trust head Martina Milburn said it was ‘deeply concerning’ adding that the picture was ‘of a generation who feel their ability to shape their own future is slipping away from them’.

She told the BBC: “It’s shocking how many feel so desperate about their situation and it is vital that we support them to develop the confidence and coping skills they need to support in life. The single most important thing we can do to empower these young people is to help them into a job, an education course or on to a training programme.“Now, more than ever, we must work together to provide the support and opportunities they need to unlock a brighter future.”

According to the research, carried out in November by YouGov for the Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index:

50% felt it was harder to get a job than a year ago.

42% felt traditional goals like home ownership or a steady job were unrealistic. 

34% felt they would have a worse standard of living than their parents. 

28% felt out of control of their lives.

Too many of the young people polled are demoralised and pessimistic, says the charity, with 

18% believing they would be unable to change their circumstances.

16% saying their lives would amount to nothing, no matter how hard they tried.

12% said they did not know anyone who really cared about them.

45% were stressed about body image.

37% worried about coping at work or school.

Confidence levels were lowest among those who felt out of control, with almost two-thirds of this group blaming lack of self-confidence for holding them back.

Anxiety, stress, lack of self-confidence and self-esteem are becoming more prevalent among young people, agrees the National Council for Hypnotherapy adding that its 1,800 highly qualified therapists across the UK often deal with such issues, and that clinical hypnotherapy has a high success rate in treating these people.

“We live in a society where great demands and responsibilities are placed on us,” says the NCXH. “And while some people manage, more and more people are showing signs of over-anxiety, which leads to stress, which can make a significant impact on the quality of life and well-being.”

The national body adds: “Anxiety can also manifest itself in different worries; it may be fear of being around other people, it may be anxiety in specific social situations, anxiety in your relationships with particular people at home, at school or at work.

Anxiety is a fear or concern that is exaggerated, and is out of proportion to the situation, although sometimes it may not feel like this. The symptoms of anxiety correlate with the stress response or ‘fight-or-flight’. This is primal response that protects you against threats in your environment, so if danger is present your body triggers a rush of blood to your arms and legs so that you can fight or run away. To experience prolonged flight-or-flight creates feelings of anxiety.”

In treating some one for anxiety or related issues, a hypnotherapist can help assess the anxiety, identifying the root of stress or anxiety whether it is a situation, a physical issue, a past experience or a relationship.

After sessions with a hypnotherapist working towards a commonly agreed goal, the once anxious person may feel more confident; more relaxed in situations that have previously been worrying and many people say that they are calmer and that they have more clarity of thought – able to make decisions more easily.

People who have experienced side effects of anxiety such as insomnia, find that they are sleeping much better and as a result are able to work more effectively.

If you are feeling unduly anxious or stressed about your life, why not contact us now at Wise Blue Owl Therapy Centre and find out how we can help you. 01784392449  or send us a message through or contact page.https://www.wiseblueowl.co.uk/contact

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Hi Alan I just wanted to let you know that we exchanged contracts and will be off next week. Thank you for your help and support – it has definitely made a difference – I’ve not been getting so stressed about everyday things and am not allowing the stress to spiral out of control ,So, in short – thank you! I’m really glad I came to see you.

Emily – Surrey

What is agoraphobia

SPACE-D OUT What is agoraphobia and what causes fear of open or public places? Symptoms, cures and celebrity sufferers.

WHILE going out in public is a daily necessity for many, it’s not easy for everyone.

Agoraphobia is one of the most common fear-related illnesses, and anxiety support organisation No More Panic has estimated that it affects 1.5 million people in Britain.

So what are the symptoms of agoraphobia and is there a cure?

The common phobia affects millions of Brits – and can stop people from leaving their house

The common phobia affects millions of Brits – and can stop people from leaving their house

What is a phobia?

A phobia is described by the NHS as an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

They are more pronounced than fears and tend to develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger regarding a situation or object.

If a phobia becomes very severe, the person suffering may organise their life around avoiding the aspect that’s causing distress.

Symptoms of phobias

Typical symptoms associated with phobias can include:

  • Dizziness, trembling and increased heart rate
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • A sense of unreality
  • Fear of dying
  • Preoccupation with the fear object
Being trapped in a large crowd, or busy public spaces, can trigger a variety of symptoms

Being trapped in a large crowd, or busy public spaces, can trigger a variety of symptoms

What is agoraphobia?

The Oxford English Dictionary describes agoraphobia as an “extreme or irrational fear of open or public places”.

The term is easily confused with acrophobia, which is an extreme fear of heights.

Doctors coined the term in the late 19th century, merging the Greek words for assembly and phobia.

It manifests in different forms, with different patients complaining of fears of open spaces, public transport, packed shopping centres or being outside home in general.

This can lead to agrophobics avoiding leaving the house for long periods of time and trying to bypass areas that might be busy.

What are the symptoms of agoraphobia?

Cognitive reactions include suffering panic attacks, trembling or feelings of dread.

The NHS has also outlined the different physical symptoms of agoraphobia, which include…

  • rapid heartbeat
  • rapid breathing (hyperventilating)
  • feeling hot and sweaty
  • feeling sick
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • diarrhoea
  • trembling
  • dizziness
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • feeling faint

What causes agoraphobia?

Some theorists believe that agoraphobia is a result of evolution

Some theorists believe that agoraphobia is a result of evolution

Research on agoraphobia is still in its infancy and the exact cause of the condition is unknown.

Scientists have come up with a number of different theories on why this fear arises, including…

Substance induced: Drugs that trigger anxiety can contribute towards agoraphobia. This includes alcohol misuse, tobacco addiction and chronic use of tranquilisers.

Spatial theory: Some researchers have noticed that there are more cases of agoraphobia in busy cities. Urbanised areas that are packed with cars and people are more likely to induce the panicky symptoms.

Evolutionary psychology: Theorists have debated whether humans have adapted to instinctively try to find shelter when they’re in open spaces.

Is there a cure for agoraphobia?

Just like treating other phobias, curing fear often isn’t easy.

Cognitive behaviour therapy can be used to help sufferers change their unproductive thought patterns.

This allows them to distinguish that their intense fear is in their imagination.

Other treatment that is taken on by agoraphobic patients includes behaviour therapy, counselling and hypnosis.

In some cases, anti-anxiety medication can be prescribed to help relieve the stressful symptoms.

What celebrities have agoraphobia?

Miranda Hart opened up with her battle with agoraphobia during a candid interview

Miranda Hart opened up with her battle with agoraphobia during a candid interview

British comic Miranda Hart has openly spoken out about her battle with agoraphobia and anxiety as a young woman.

In an interview with the Guardian, she revealed that the condition had pushed her to go and live back with her parents when she was in her 20s.

Home Alone child star Macaulay Culkin has also self-diagnosed himself with the illness.

He told CNN: “It wasn’t like I went to a therapist and he said it. It’s just I realized – I started going outside, and it felt like the buildings were going to eat me.

“I didn’t even realize I wasn’t leaving the house a lot. I was just kind of, you know, there was always photographers in the bushes and things like that, and there was a lot of things out there that were trying to consume me.”

They’re not the first celebrities to suffer the effects of common phobias.

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2653698/what-agoraphobia-causes-symptoms-cures/