Mark E Edmondson DHP Acc. Hyp - Hypnotherapist
What is Hypnosis, and what do you do as a Hypnotherapist?
Have you ever been so caught up in a book that you didn’t notice the hours drift by whilst you were reading? Or driven on a motorway and arrived at your destination, completely unaware of how you go there, or unable to remember part of the journey? If you have (and almost all of us have) then you have been in a form of hypnosis.
Hypnosis occurs when we have a concentrated focus of attention from our conscious mind, that allows our subconscious to take over. It’s at that point that suggestions can be implanted to change our behaviour. If you were in that trance-like state whilst driving along the motorway, and your passenger said, “let’s stop for a drink at the next service station”, you would agree without question. When you arrived, you may wonder how you got there, but you would do it nonetheless. That is how hypnotherapy works.
The hypnotherapist deals directly with the subconscious to change learned behaviours in a way that is more effective. For example, your phobias are learned behaviours and unwanted, irrational ones at that. Hypnotherapists can help by talking directly to the subconscious and changing the way your mind thinks and deals with them, so your phobias are no longer scary.
As a fully trained and accredited hypnotherapist, who is constantly working and learning to improve my knowledge and skill sets, my approach is to get to know my clients so that I can treat them as a whole person. I try to find out as much information about you as you allow me to know, so I can discover why you smoke, or why you eat too much, or why you have stress, or any number of other issues. That way, I can help you to overcome your problems in a way that ensures, with your help, they won’t come back
Frequently Asked Questions
Not necessarily. Hypnosis is not sleep so you will be completely aware of where you are, and what is happening. Everypne experiences hypnosis is an individual manner, so what you experience will be different from what others do. You are however, not asleep.
Absolutely not. Contrary to what you may have seen in the movies, you are always in control and you can retain the ability to snap yourself out of hypnosis at any time.
No. You can keep all your secrets hidden if you wish. Again, you are in control and if there are things you don't wish to tell me, then no ammount of suggestion will force you to reveal them.
In that case, you most certainly can be hypnotised. Research has shown there is a strong correlation between intelligence and suggestability
Quite simply, that cannot happen. The trance state is a natural state of consciousness and we go through it when we fall asleep, and when we wake up. So, no matter what happens, you will always eventually wake up.
Absolutely not. You are always in control and your own moral principles remain with you throughout the entire process. So if you wouldn't normally go out and rob a bank, no hypnotist could make you go and rob a bank.
What Clients Say
I had one, 90 min hypnosis session to stop smoking and I am now free of cigarettes thanks to Mark. Feeling much better for it. It was a great session and I would recommend Mark to anyone who wants to stop smoking or for anything else. He also offers follow up sessions which is great, as some dont. Thank you Mark, already starting to see the benefits of not smoking.
I was in constant pain from Fybromyalgia for the past 16 years and saw Mark as a last resort really. I wish I had gone to him earleir. After 6 sessions, my pain is so much better, and I can control it myself. Life has meaning again
Jennifer, Lytham St Annes
Mark is absolutely brilliant would recommend him to anybody who wants hypnotherapy
I was suffering from acute memory problems, brought on by stress. It was making my career as an actress completely impossible. After only 8 weeks, I'm memorising scripts just as easily as before. I feel as if I have my life is back
I knew I had a problem with overeating, but always yo-yo dieted, and the weight just wouldn't stay off. Mark reframed my mind, and now it seems almost too easy. I've lost 2 stone and I feel fantastic