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Years ago when I booked to see a Hypnotherapist for the first time, I feared hypnotherapy, but at the same time was sceptical of it really working.  I had previously seen a psychoanalyst and the treatment hadn’t fully worked because I was still having panic attacks.  After 10 sessions of Hypnotherapy, my panic attacks suddenly disappeared and I was shocked the first time that the panic attack didn’t hit me.   Eventually, I wasn’t waiting for a panic attack to happen again, the feelings that had caused these had been released by hypnosis.

I remember when seeing the Hypnotherapist, that he had said if only I would let my conscious mind get out of the way my treatment would work quicker.   Some part of me was trying to analyse how the Hypnotherapy was working.   Probably because I had been brought up with a scientific mind.

Since then I have looked at a scientific way of proving that Hypnosis works and came up with a couple of measures.

Arm levitation.

If I sit comfortably in a chair and go into a state of hypnosis.   I can hit the state of hypnosis by just closing my eyes, as I have been there that many times.   I then suggest to myself that my arm is raising gradually, I may imagine that a ballon is tied to my arm.   Eventually, my arm starts to rise just like a rachet, rather than me consciously lifting my arm.   It would be hard for anybody to raise their arm this slowly and the instructions for the arm raising come from the subconscious rather than the conscious mind.

If you could imagine wanting to achieve a particular goal, if you put the suggestions into your subconscious mind, they are eventually achieved over time.   The arm levitation is a quick achievement of a goal, that is visible consciously, other goals may take much longer and it is sometimes difficult for people to see the cause and effect.

Biofeedback machine

The number of times I have heard clients who have come to see me say that they are really relaxed.  But years ago when I used to connect them up to a biofeedback machine, I used to see their heartbeat on a graph gradually drop from 80 bpm to 60 bpm.   Many people just aren’t as relaxed as they would like to think they are.  I thought it was pretty conclusive evidence to show clients, that Hypnotherapy wasn’t all in their minds on a graph.  The only issue was the uncomfortable feeling of the clamps on their fingers.

Contact me.

I can work one to one with clients in Sheffield.  Via telephone with distance clients, I do the consultation on the telephone and send them a tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording via Mp3 download link.

Groups of people can be accommodated in Rotherham or Sheffield.  Find 5 people with the same goal and I will come to you.

Tailor-made stress management courses can be carried out for businesses, which will help reduce sickness and increase productivity and profits at the same time.

Give me a ring on (0044) 01909 282435 for a free 15-minute telephone consultation.

All the best




A number of years ago a client came to see me, because they were concerned about having a knee operation while under a local anaesthetic.  I did one session of Hypnotherapy.  They listened daily to the tailor-made recording I provided on a CD and successfully had the operation.  The client was having another knee operation in the future.  The CD could be used again in the future for reassurance.

Hypnotherapy is no quick fix solution.   Use the tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording daily for a month to ensure maximum effects from the session.

Fear phobia of needles

When a client contacted me about a fear of needles.  I was more than confident to help with the issue due to the success of the client above.  This was a referral from a different customer.

To start with I find out a little more about you phobia whatever it is.

I then relax you into a deep state of trance.   Guided visualisation and other techniques are used to guide you into a deep state of trance.   Once in a deep state of Hypnosis, positive affirmations are made into your subconscious mind.

Tailor made recording

The Hypnotherapy session is recorded straight onto a CD for you to take away.   It can take anything from 1 to 5 sessions to help you with a goal.   Daily use of the tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording is necessary for you to get maximum effects from Hypnotherapy.  I recommend at least a monthly session until the goal is achieved.


By learning how to relax deeply using Hypnosis.  Negative experiences from your past that caused this phobia is released by your subconscious mind.  You are able to revaluate these negative experiences as an older wiser person and come to terms with them.


Because you are in a deep state of Hypnosis, positive suggestions made into your subconscious mind have a greater effect on you.

Positive affirmations

Can be changed depending on your goal.  Positive statements are made, rather than negative ones that refocus you on the phobia.   If I said to you “Don’t think about pink elephants”  what happens?  Rather than saying you “you aren’t scared of injections”, I would phrase “You are confidently having injections.

Positive statements over time change beliefs and behaviours.

Contact me

If you would like a 15-minute free telephone consultation.   Give me a ring on (0044) 01909 282435.   One to one sessions can be arranged in Sheffield.  If you live elsewhere I can do a telephone consultation and then send you a tailor-made Mp3 download.  I have worked with people as far away as Switzerland and the USA.

All the best








I always tell my clients on the initial contact, how many sessions it can take and what they need to do to achieve results with Hypnotherapy.  It can take from 1 to 5 sessions of Hypnotherapy and daily use of a tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording, between sessions.  I tend to see clients monthly, but more frequent sessions can be booked if desired.

Stopping smoking

How long have you smoked?  People who are desperate to stop smoking, often shift that behaviour to another addiction.   If you stop smoking without dealing with the feelings that made you smoke in the first place, then you are liable to replace that behaviour with overeating.   Overeating can be as damaging to the health as smoking.

Too often people stop smoking with one session of Hypnotherapy, which leads to the change of addiction or smoking again the next time they have a crisis in their life.   If you truly want to stop smoking you need to use the tool of Hypnosis properly, so that you gradually quit smoking.

Tailor made Hypnotherapy recording

By using a tailor-made Hypnotherapy session after seeing a professional Hypnotherapist on a daily basis.  You release the feelings that contribute to the smoking addiction and gradually release them so that you don’t take on another negative behaviour.  By gradually reducing smoking, you learn to control your emotions and other areas of your life.

Weight loss Hypnotherapy

Again I am going to ask you how long you have been overweight?   Setting too high an expectation is going to result in failure.   Have you failed to lose weight in the past by another method?   I wouldn’t recommend losing more than a couple of pounds a week, as you have to trick the mind into believing your new body image.  The subconscious mind doesn’t like a big change and will resist you losing weight.

People go to weight loss classes for years trying to lose weight.  This can be an expensive process, as there is a weekly charge, you are dependent on others and there is also the possibility of replacement type meals being promoted.

Hypnotherapy is going to teach you to release the feelings that crave food.  Negative experiences that have caused you to become overweight will be released by the subconscious mind, so that you can face them as an older wiser person.  You are going to have more focus on saying the right things to yourself, so that you change behaviours.  Eating better food that promotes weight loss.   Exercising so that you burn off excess calories and feel better about yourself.

Beneath all of this, your work life balance will be harmonised.

Stress Management

I was suffering from panic attacks when I first went to see a Hypnotherapist back in the early 1990s.  It probably took me about six months to fully recover, the panic attacks disappearing after a couple of months.  But stress had gradually built up in my life over the last 8 years and a dramatic change when working in London set off the panic attacks.

Contact me

If you are business get me to help reduce stress in your organisation to improve productivity and profits, I can tailor make stress management courses for your organisation’s needs.   If there is a group of you in the Rotherham or Sheffield area, let me come to you to help you work on your goal.  If you are an individual see me on a one to one basis.

If you live elsewhere in the world I can do a telephone consultation and provide you with a tailor-made recording via Mp3 download.  Or you can purchase one of my off the shelf Mp3 downloads on my website shop.

Contact me on (0044) 01909 282435 for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.

All the best








Ensuring clients achieve goals is as important for me as making money.  It has to be a win-win.  In order to ensure that this is the case, I offer a free 15-minute consultation on the telephone.   I always put the small print up front with clients, to ensure they know what they need to do in order to achieve their outcome.  This is a partnership and I can only help you to succeed if you are willing to do your homework.  The homework is pleasant and should also help you to feel good and refreshed.

I would rather turn a client away from day one, rather than get bad publicity from a client who wasn’t committed to their goal in the first place.  I can usually determine this in the initial free consultation.

How many sessions?

Free Sheffield Hypnotherapy

Free Sheffield Hypnotherapy

It can take anything from 1 to 5 sessions to help clients achieve their goals.  But the most important thing, other than coming to see me, is that you play the tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording daily.  Between sessions.

Tailor-made recording on CD

After each Hypnotherapy session, I provide the 30-minute Hypnotherapy session straight onto a CD for you to take away.  Years ago when I went to see a Hypnotherapist, I saw them every week.  I believe that a monthly session is adequate enough and that keeps the costs down for you.  But it is imperative for you to play the tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording daily between sessions, to achieve sustainable results.

Panic attacks

People may occasionally miss playing the tailor-made recording daily.  However from my own experiences when I was suffering from panic attacks, I was willing to listen to the recording twice a day on a bad day.   If you have a tight schedule, listening to the recording last thing at night before you go to sleep is adequate.

Stopping smoking

I had a client come to see me who wanted to stop smoking.  They listened to it in bed at night and their wife who didn’t see me, also stopped smoking at the same time.  This was 4 years ago.

Contact me

Please give me a ring if you are ready to go ahead with achieving your goal face to face in Sheffield.

Contact me on 01909 282435


If you don’t live close to Sheffield, I can do a telephone consultation and then send you a tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording via Mp3 download link.  I have worked with clients as far away as Switzerland and America.  Alternately purchase a Hypnotherapy Mp3 download in my shop.

I look forward to hearing from you.


I always provide a tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording on CD after each session and a few days later drop the client an email to ensure they know how to get the best results out of the recording.  A few weeks later I will then contact the client to ensure everything is OK.  I don’t pressurise clients to come back, I let them come back to me in their own time.

Quitting smoking

Hypnotherapy Dinnington Sheffield

Hypnotherapy Dinnington Sheffield

A few months ago I bumped into a client who came to see me 4 years ago and they told me that they hadn’t smoked since.  This was in a public venue and they were happy that other people knew about this.  Good for word of mouth.

Yesterday I bumped into the same client, who was out with the wife.  They went even further and said that the wife listened to the same recording in bed, as they were going to sleep.  The wife also stopped smoking at the same time.

Group sessions for weight loss

The customer now wants to come back and see me to reduce their weight and have asked if the wife can come at the same time.  I have no problems working with more than one person working on the same goal.  I have previously worked with a group of five ladies in Worksop looking to lose weight.


I can work with anybody in the world who can speak English, you don’t need to be in Sheffield.  I can do the consultation over the telephone and drop you a tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording via mp3 download link.

Give me a ring on 01909 282435 for a free 15-minute Hypnotherapy consultation.

All the best



It doesn’t cost any money or much time to keep fit on a daily basis.  Before I get in the car I always ask myself if I can walk or cycle before I do that.  Whenever I am walking around Dinnington and Anston, I can’t believe the number of people driving around in cars, I suspect 50% of those journeys could be made on foot or by cycle.  A brisk 20/30 minute walk is good for the heart and helps to burn off excess calories and can be relaxing.


When I was working at HSBC in Sheffield, I used to like the 1.5 mile walk every morning from the train station to Griffin house and back every day.  It also allowed me to collect my thoughts on the way into work and back out every day.  It’s possible to meditate while walking and calm the mind.  Walking also reduces stress.


There was a period when I was working around the country when I was younger and it used to disrupt my going to the gymnasium.  I have since found a much better and regular way to exercise every day.  This can be done at home or in any hotel room.  Three times a day I do situps and press ups.    I do 3 x 20 situps and press ups before breakfast, before my lunch and then before my evening meal.


This routine of sit ups and press ups takes me very little time and keeps my stomach and chest trim.  I would recommend a gradual build up if you aren’t used to exercising.  For the first week do 10 sit ups and press ups three times a day, the next week 20 situps and 20 press ups three times a day, increase in increments of 10 every week.  Eventually, you will be doing 3 x 20 sit ups and press ups three times a day.

I put my feet under a heavy object like a chair or you can purchase a device to put under the door to help you to do situps, which is very cheap.


People make excuses why they don’t have the time to exercise.  But the average person watches TV for 4 hours every day or a similar amount of time on social media.


Exercising, should be fun and not a chore.  You could run, swim, play football or whatever makes you tick.  Buy an exercise video or even join a class.


Find a daily exercise routine you enjoy to do and it will improve your wellbeing, reduce stress and burn off excess calories.

Contact me

If you are struggling to motivate yourself to exercise give me a ring on 01909 282435 for a free 15-minute consultation.  I can help you using Hypnotherapy to get into the right state of mind.  After each Hypnotherapy session in Sheffield, I always provide clients with a tailor-made Hypnotherapy session to take away on CD.  It’s so important to use the Hypnotherapy recording daily to re-program the mind and reduce the stress that gets in the way of life.

If you live away from Sheffield.  I can do a telephone consultation.  A tailor-made Hypnotherapy CD can be produced and sent to you via Mp3 download link.  Alternately try one of my off the Sheffield Mp3 downloads on my shop.


All the best


Hypnotherapy for fitness

Hypnotherapy for fitness


110% confidential

I have been working with clients as far back as 2001.  My first success with a customer was for fear of flying.  My service is 110% confidential.  Clients are only asked to give a written recommendation if they feel comfortable going public about it.  I can limit the testimonial to just their name or even less.  I tend to work with clients on a monthly basis.  Once a client has been to see me,  I contact them a week later to make sure they are getting on OK with the recording.

Fear of flying

One client was sent by a local travel agent in Dinnington.  The client came in at the last minute, because they were going on a holiday in a weeks time.  They had cancelled another holiday previously at the last minute due to nerves about flying.  I found out through the travel agent that this had been a success, because the client was now going off on another holiday.  Funnily enough, her husband came to see me about another issue a few years later and this was via a totally different source.  He cancelled one of his appointments because they were going on another holiday abroad.  Same again I struggled to get feedback on his success, but found out through another source that it had been successful

Stopping smoking

The reason I wrote this blog, is because I was at a public meeting the other night in Dinnington and an ex-client came straight out in front of other people about seeing me.  He told me he hadn’t smoked since coming to see me 4 years.   This was the greatest advertisement I could receive because other people then became interested.


Whether you want to see me face to face in Dinnington.  Or want me to do a consultation over the telephone and have me send a tailored made Hypnotherapy session via Mp3 to you.  Give me a call on (0044) 01909282435 for a free 15-minute consultation.  Alternately purchase one of my Hypnotherapy recordings in the Shop area of my web site.

All the best


Dinnington hypnotherapy

Dinnington hypnotherapy

I have been working with individuals and organisations since 2001 to better deal with stress, enabling them to become healthier and more efficient.  I know the worst case scenario of working for a large multi-national organisation, when I suffered a nervous breakdown when working in London.


Once I developed panic attacks, even an office based job back in Sheffield didn’t make a difference.  Only after seeing a Hypnotherapist and Psycho-analyst, was I able to deal with the panic attacks.

Many large organisations talk about caring for staff, but the reality on the shop floor or in the office environment it is not the case.  On the other hand, many people bring their issues to work, such as relationship issues or burdening themselves with too much debt.

Rotherham learning network.

I have delivered 4 different stress management courses for Rotherham learning network.  Dealing with different groups of people.  These courses lasted for 2 hours and were practical in nature and not overburdening people with facts.

  • Mental and physically disabled people.
  • Working woman
  • Carers
  • Older citizens

I was so shocked to hear how bad the sleep patterns were for the working ladies.  Most of them weren’t even getting 6 hours sleep a night.

Pringle computer training.

I also delivered a number of 6/7 hour courses for Pringle computer training at Darnall/Attercliffe.  They had received a request from organisations who they normally delivered technical courses to, to deliver Stress management courses.   I went into the theory of stress management but also gave people solutions.  The 2nd group who came to see me were really looking forward to the session after hearing from the first group.

One of the things that came out of this course, was that those on the shop floor were subject to as much stress as those in office environments.   Most companies seem more bothered about their executive workers than those who do the physical work in the company.

Stress management courses.

Let me develop a tailor made Stress management course for your organisation.  I prefer not to burden people with lists of things that they should or shouldn’t do.  I also like to get people to discuss their own life and where they believe the most stress to be.  We also come up with some solutions for stress people are being subjected to daily.

It would also be nice to feedback confidentially into the company, so that points of stress that can be removed.

There is nothing worse than going on a stress management course, where you feel more stressed after it, with irrelevant facts.  I hope to give people practical techniques to reduce stress in their life.  Delegates are shown how to go into trance for power breaks or to reduce stress on a daily basis.  I am not an academic lecturing people, I know what I am talking about.

I can also produce a tailor made mp3 for people to take away with them and use daily to reduce stress in their life’s and ultimately in your organisation.

By individuals in your organisation being more relaxed.  They stay more focused and produce more efficiently.  Illness days will also reduce as people feel less bored, more motivated and have fewer colds.

One to one

I can also do one to one stress management sessions.  This will include a 15-minute chat to determine the outcome required.  You will then be put into a trance for 30 minutes and the outcome made.   This 30-minute Hypnotherapy session is recorded onto a CD for you to take away and use daily.

Mp3 download

Or you can purchase my sleep and relaxation Mp3 download on my Hypnotherapy web site shop.

Contact me.

For a free 15 minute consultation give me a ring on 01909 282435.  I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best










Positive self talk

I first came across the power of self-talk when I first started suffering from panic attacks back in the 1990’s.   In some areas of my life, I was using positive self-talk without even thing about it.  However, in other areas of my life, my self-talk was poor.

I wasn’t particularly good at sport at school, due to my size.  However, I was half decent at cross-country running.  When I left school I started running regularly.  I set myself a goal of completing the Sheffield full marathon.

I would go out running 6 miles most nights, whatever the weather.  Completing a 13 mile run on  most Sunday morning’s.  After completing a number of half marathons, the Nottingham full Marathon.  I finally completed the Sheffield Marathon in 3 hours 10 minutes.  I beat the first lady in and came 138th.

Panic attacks

After working in London I started to suffer from panic attacks.  My panic attacks only got worse after moving back into a desk based job in Sheffield.  After a course of Hypnotherapy treatment, my panic attacks disappeared.  I suffered from a feeling of loneliness that had caused these panic attacks.

Hypnotherapy treatment

After my Hypnotherapy treatment, I started to work on my self-talk.  I purchased a course by a Daniel A Simmons.  The course was called the “Realization system”.  This was based on Emile Coue’s theory.  Emile Coue was most famous for, “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”

Shad Helmstetter

I then came across self-talk tapes by a Shad Helmstetter.   Shad had created a number of self-talk tapes to play daily.   These self-talk tapes could be listened to while eating your breakfast, having a shower or shaving.   Daily repeated listening to these tapes was a type of Hypnotherapy, without the trance.  Gradually behaviours and beliefs change as you listen to these self-talk tapes while doing other things.

Shad Helmstetter has moved thing on from his first book.  “What you say when you talk to yourself” and his tapes.  He has recently published a number of new books.  Shad now streams his affirmations recordings for a monthly fee.

Self-talk Mp3 downloads.

I do my own version of self-talk recordings and add questions into the mix.

Trish Hatley

A few years ago I came across Trish Hatley who had created an album of positive self-talk songs.  So far I have only found Trish doing good singing affirmations.

Trish is a swing singer in California.  She was going through problems with her voice and used positive affirmations to help her.  She then had an epiphany and decided to create an album of positive self-talk songs.

My belief is that singing, positive affirmations are more powerful and enjoyable than just talking them.   Singing the positive affirmations certainly, creates more feeling and drives these affirmations deep into the subconscious mind.   Just add the album onto your mobile phone.  You can listen where ever you are in the house or on the move.

I think singing positive affirmations could be an important breakthrough for the future.  The melody along with the positive affirmations is going to be more effective than just singing affirmations.  Have you ever had your favourite song going around in your head, long after you listened to it on the radio?  I remember when we used to have Vinyl records and repeating my favourite songs, they used to stick in my head.  The trouble is the words to many of these songs from my youth weren’t that good.  I am now much more careful what songs I listen to.  Remember “Ghost town” by the Specials.

I wouldn’t normally advertise other people’s work on my blog, but Trish Hatley’s work is so good, I am going to recommend her here.

Sing ask and it is given.

I am certainly going to look at singing affirmations as a more productive way to achieve goals.  I had Trish’s album a couple of years before I started to listen to it daily.

Singing versus talking affirmations

My original question was.  Is it better to sing or talk positive affirmations?  For me, it has to be singing positive affirmations or listening to them in that form.  I love ballroom dancing and the swing music really does it for me.  However, other people may not be so keen on affirmations being sung.  What do you think?

All the best


Positive self talk affirmations

Positive self talk affirmations



I have just come across another survey suggesting that 80% of those between 40 and 60 are overweight, drink too much alcohol or don’t exercise enough.  There is no talk of smoking in the headlines either.   Yes take surveys with a pinch of salt, but walk along any High St and you see the picture for yourself.

People say they don’t have enough time to eat healthily or exercise, but the average Brit spends 4 hours a day watching TV and how many hours a day playing around on social media.


Why not walk a mile or cycle to the shop rather than getting the car out.   I used to prepare a salad the night before when I worked at HSBC in Sheffield, it took me no more than 10 minutes and saved me a fortune in purchasing sandwiches.   You don’t need to go to a gym to keep fit.  Whether at home or staying away in hotels while working.   Three lots of situps and press ups every day keeps you trim.  Build up slowly, though.

Find a moderate, exercise route you enjoy.   Running, Walking, Swimming, Football, Dancing etc.


Being overweight,  not exercising enough or drinking too much will result in heart disease and diabetes 2 in the long term and many other diseases.   I just wish the NHS would tackle the cause of many illnesses rather than dealing with the effect after.  In the long term our tax money would be more efficiently used.


Other surveys have said that 25% of British people are overweight and 25% are obese.  Not great that 50% of the population have a weight issue.

Most of the above are about choices people make, rather than something they have to live with.


If you are willing to accept responsibility for your own life, then Hypnotherapy could be the way forward for you.

The most important thing to do every day, is to learn to relax properly.  Hypnotherapy will certainly help with this, this will reduce your heart rate.  You will also find more clarity in your mind.  You will make better decisions.

While in a Hypnotic trance, suggestions made to you have a greater effect on you.   Suggestions can be made to control your weight, exercise more, improve your lifestyle etc.

I remember back in 1990 working on the road and in London and drinking double the government’s guidelines of about 20 units a week.  Following Hypnotherapy treatment, my drinking reduced 50% to safe levels.  Since that time my drinking has petered out.  I can have a couple of drinks, then not drink again for months.   I have saved a fortune in money, but also improved my health at the same time.

It can take 1 to 5 sessions of Hypnotherapy to help you achieve a goal.  However, you need to use the tailor-made Hypnotherapy recording I provide you on CD after each session daily.  If you aren’t willing to spend 30 minutes a day on your self-improvement, then Hypnotherapy isn’t for you.

Individual or business

If I can help you or any business to deal with issues, please give me a ring on 01909 282435 for a free 15-minute consultation.  I can conduct stress management courses to help Sheffield businesses become more efficient and reduce illness days.  If you are local I can see you face to face, if elsewhere in the UK or the world I can do a telephone consultation and provide a tailor made Hypnotherapy recording via a Mp3 download link.

All the best