UK Hypnosis Blog

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and the Law – around the world

We’re often asked questions about the laws regarding hypnosis and the practice of hypnotherapy in different countries around the world. I receive questions like “Can I practice hypnotherapy in New Zealand after your course?” and “Is your qualification recognised in Spain?” It’s very hard to provide accurate advice for every jurisidication in the world! So I […]

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40 Clients in 4 Months: How Vanessa Built her Hypnotherapy Practice

Hear what Vanessa has to say about how her Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy allowed her to start a successful practice. How I started my company It’s been four months since I qualified with the UK college and since then, obviously, I’ve created my company – I’ve had more than 120 individual client sessions with […]

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Cutting through the 5 Myths of Hypnosis – Part 1

Welcome to the first in our Five Myths About Hypnosis series! I want to share with you the most common myths and misconceptions about hypnosis – and why it’s so important to question them, look to the science and use more research-informed ways of talking about hypnosis. I’m going to try and cut through the […]

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Taking Placebos on Purpose

Brief discussion of a curious 1965 study in which placebo pills were administered to 15 “neurotic” psychiatric patients, who were explicitly told that they were being given “sugar pills” with no therapeutic ingredients and nevertheless appeared to benefit from them.

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From Assistant Headteacher to Hypnotherapist in 5 months

Tom Cleary was an Assistant Headteacher at a primary school until he decided to embark on a new career as a therapist. Tom is still positively changing people’s lives, but now in a very different way – as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist. Highlights Tom received the Diploma award and started practice in the same […]

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The Smoking Cessation Market

The Market Opportunity for Smoking Cessation Services There is undoubtedly a large number of people in the UK who are looking for smoking cessation services: the latest research shows out of the 7.4 million smokers out there, around 1.6 million smokers are very ready to quit – each spending about £3,000/year on their habit. Also, you […]

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Identifying and Helping with Eco-anxiety

What is eco-anxiety? Little did I expect, when I trained as a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, that my background in ecology and environmental policy would cross over so directly into my therapy practice. But the rising tide of ‘eco-anxiety’ means I am seeing an increasing presentation of this form of anxiety in my clinic.  And particularly […]

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Mutual Support for Hypnotherapists (CBH Peer Support Group) – by Bill Sheate, PhD

Dr Bill Sheate is both an academic (in environmental policy) at Imperial College London and a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist (trained by the UK College) specialising in anxiety and stress in higher education (Imagination Therapy – www.imaginationtherapy.co.uk). His London-based practice (in Bloomsbury and South Kensington) has a strong emphasis on providing resilience skills training to students, […]

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My Journey to Success and the Career I’ve Always Wanted

An Interview with UK College Diploma Graduate Kate Middleton Dip Hyp, GHR (reg) & Owner and founder of KMhypnotherapy Tell us about your journey to running a thriving Hypnotherapy business It feels great to be a therapist! It’s everything I’ve always wanted. Mark and Fabienne have genuinely helped my dream come true; I knew what I […]

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Hypnosis and CBT – A perfect combination

  Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at some of the extensive research behind hypnosis. We’ve looked at evidence showing what it is – and how it works. We have discussed a number of studies into the range of conditions that hypnosis can help. Today let’s look at another fascinating piece of research. What […]

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Hypnosis for surgery, pain, stress and much more!

Just relax and go deeper into hypnosis… before your operation Imagine that you’re lying in a hospital bed, minutes from being wheeled into the operating room for a long-awaited procedure. All around you, machines are beeping and whirring, echoing your frenzied nerves. Moments later, a nurse enters your room. She informs you that you’ll be […]

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