Category Archives: Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy and trance work

Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists


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Of the many treatments available to help people change, hypnosis is probably the one therapy that causes the most anticipation/anxiety/intrigue.

Yet, the component parts of hypnosis are used by most individuals – children and adults, on a daily basis, without them realising it. Media groups and advertisers are especially skillful at using hypnosis to get their message across.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify where media groups and advertisers utilise hypnosis
  • Recognise the essential elements that create an hypnotic situation
  • Learn simple ways to use hypnosis to communicate with family, friends and work colleagues

This workshop will suit individuals wanting to utilise simple hypnosis to enhance their skills, especially teachers, care and support workers. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Presentation: The Mind Body Connection

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Image courtesy of Run On Beat

We have all heard about positive thinking and how we need to look after our mental and physical well-being.

How many of us actually take time out for ourselves it are busy lives to do just that?

In this workshop we will be looking at the mind and body connection in our everyday life, how it impacts us in a positive and negative way and how simple changes in one or the other can improve both.

We will look at simple yet effective examples of small changes in body position can help both physical comfort as well as have a dramatic effect on your mood.

We will work through the circles that bind us, negative body postures, habitual patterns etc that stop you living in and enjoying the moment and activities that can bring further balance into your life.

We will be exploring ways to allow you to get the most out of your body in a safe and pain free way that in turn will allow your mind to be free from emotional binds that you back.

So if you have chronic pain in your back, shoulders, knees or just injuries that you would like to work on, join me to see how much better you can feel.

Presentation: Create Your Own Happiness


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When we are in a happy state we usually find that we have more resilience in dealing with everyday tasks.

For some people a happy state seems to come naturally and for others they strive to gain happiness from other people or future situations that they are looking forward to.

During challenging or difficult times, it is sometimes hard to access a happier state which can make problems or difficulties seem bigger than they actually are.

When we interact with other people, how we come across impacts on the relationships that we form. When we are in a happy state the connection that we make with others is often much richer and our behaviours are often reflected back at us.

Happiness heightens our capacity to learn. Consider how a child learns through play and with that enjoyment they are able to absorb more information. This is something that can dissipate as we move through the school system and through work as we are moulded to present ourselves in a formal manner.

During this session, there will be demonstration and practice techniques on how to create a happier state. This session will give you strategies that you can use to access resources within you to have happier state when you need it.

Presentation: Awareness Of Anxiety And How To Manage It


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Anxiety is a very common state that most of us experience on a daily basis. It is fuelled by our increasingly busy lifestyles, the media, social media, peer pressures and more.

Anxiety presents with different symptoms to different people but all these symptoms have one thing in common – they feel unpleasant. Anxiety also stops one from experiencing life to the full and being present in life.

The good news is that with awareness of anxiety, we can do many things to decrease those unpleasant feelings that anxiety brings. In doing so, we can improve our quality of life and feel happier.

In this presentation, we will learn about what exactly is anxiety, why we have it, how to recognise it and the implications of it. We will also explore of some of the various methods that can be used to reduce anxiety and thus help us enjoy our lives more.

The presentation will involve some practical exercises so bring along some examples of what causes you to feel anxious.

Presentation: How To Use Self Hypnosis And Visualisation To Create A More Fulfilled You


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Self-Hypnosis can be, when used properly, one of the most powerful tools you can access.

In this workshop you’ll learn how access your own learning state, to go deep into hypnosis using the skills you’ll be taught that will stay with you from here on.

You’ll learn how to give yourself hypnotic suggestions, then how to tap into your senses that you don’t use as much making them stronger and as valuable as your number one sense. You’ll also learn how to use this tool to create a better more fulfilled you.

This hour workshop will be great fun and very informative and if you’re looking forward to it half as much as I am then I’m looking forward to it twice as much as you are! See you there.

Presentation: NLP & Hypnosis


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NLP & Hypnosis – Difference and Commonalities –  a brief insight into the history and origins, contemporary applications of both.

There will be demonstrations, and you will learn a basic hypnotic induction or an NLP pattern appropriate to the group need and demands.

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Presentation: NLP for Performance and Social Anxiety

Image courtesy of Lili Vieira de Carvalho

Image courtesy of Lili Vieira de Carvalho

NLP & Hypnosis – for overcoming any kind of Performance Fear or Social Anxiety.

Gain an overview and learn one aspect through demo of Jay’s generic seven-step coaching process which can be found at:

Presentation: Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

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Image courtesy of Lida Rose

It’s that time of year again. Where has 2015 gone??

Is it just us or did we blink and the months have rushed ahead of us. It has been a hectic and challenging time for so many of us.

The Retreat People believe that the ability to relax, let go & just experience living in the moment – even for a short while, is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourself.

Time to stop and be still is priceless as we manage unhelpful stress in these hectic and challenging times.

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Presentation: SelfHelpLessNess

The fine art of getting out of your own way

selfhelplessnessHear the one about the Stand Up comic who went to see a hypnotherapist?

Mike Milligan is a successful stand-up comic with more than 20 years’ experience. Martyn Healy is a hypnotherapist.  Between them they reckon they’d tried everything. They’d tapped every inch of their bodies …. They felt the fear and didn’t quite do it anyway … and the giants within remained frustratingly leashed.

Like many people on “their journey” they thought the next course, the next book, the next guru would be the one. And it was in working together that they realised that there was really only one problem we all faced: Getting in your own way. They call it SELFHELPLESSNESS. martyn & mike

In this session they take a fresh look at the Self-Help and Change-business which will show you:

How to recognise this self-sabotage

How to prevent it

And how to give yourself permission to succeed.

And above all you’ll have a laugh along the way… which is therapeutic in and of itself. Just ask Keith Adams!

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s been such a hectic year & so much has happened! We can’t wait to welcome our guests back for our Autumn Relaxation Retreat at Linden Hall Hotel on Sunday 12th October.

Do hope that you too can join us as for one whole day of much needed relaxation deep in the stunning Northumbrian countryside. With an Autumn chill in the air we’ll relax by a roaring log fire as well as enjoy some late Autumn sunshine. Together we can press the pause button on life & clear out that mental clutter that can feel so overwhelming. Time to revitalise & space to hear ourselves think again ….. after all, that’s what Autumn should be about!
Chris @ The Retreat People