I have helped hundreds of people with a wide range of issues, big or small, often not associated with coaching, hypnosis & hypnotherapy. If you think your mind is involved, I can usually help at my clinics in London (W1) and Cornwall (Helston and Truro) or on the phone/skype as I work with people all over the world providing bespoke hypnosis downloads for clients to listen to between sessions.
Many client come with a problem but then soon realise that when they let this go they can begin to create the life they really want. Often our thinking of what we don’t want in our life hold us back from really exploring what we do want and then creating that.
Many come feeling stuck and not being able to move on and their situation may be rooted in a problem that keeps them trapped where they are. Either way with the combination of coaching and cognitive hypnotherapy I help people change their life.
I offer a free initial conversation with all clients to explore things further together without any commitment. Most people find these incredibly useful whether we chose to work together or not. One chap had been signed off work with stress and after our initial consultation he felt so much better he went back to work without any further sessions.
Contact me to arrange a conversation to explore how I can help you create what you want in your life.
Confidence Issues and Self Esteem
For example: confidence, self-esteem, blushing, creativity, self-belief, fear of public speaking.
Imagine being able to live your life feeling confident in who you are and what you are doing. Dealing with confidence or self esteem issues allows you to live the life you most want. Develop the ability to operate with confidence, feeling safe and strong and able to face situations. You have the ability to change patterns of behaviour and with my help I will show you practical solutions and you will be able to take control. By replacing old negative feelings with new perspectives you can let go of the feeling that is bothering you.
For example: fear of flying, spiders, heights, panic attacks, fear of anything…
Phobias are extremely common, as many as 1 in 10 people are likely to be affected by a phobia at some stage in their life. When experiencing your phobia, anxiety or stress, do you get butterflies in your stomach, a flushed face, raised pulse, faster breathing? Years ago we developed the ‘fight or flight response’, meaning that on noticing danger we would either take flight, or fight it. Our blood would flow away from our brain and to our arms and legs and muscles, to best equip us to run away or fight. Although often not to our advantage any more, our bodies often still react the same way, which explains the physical feelings we get when faced with our anxieties, phobia’s etc.Sometimes problems like this could begin as a reaction to a childhood event, and can develop and increase over time. The past can influence how we confidently face the future, or it can be a thing that holds us back from being able to do what we really want. By replacing old negative feelings with new perspectives you can let go of something that is bothering you. Phobias are often surprisingly quick and easy to deal with effectively for example one lady picked up large house spider and removing it the day after her session when previously she couldn’t even look at a picture of a spider, she had even tried the arachnophobia day at the zoo.
Anxiety, Panic and Stress
For example: stress, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, PTSD, high blood pressure, self hypnosis, worrying, palpitations
Are you constantly worrying about something? Are you stressed about work or other things? Perhaps you find it hard to relax or sleep. As an estimate, anxiety and panic disorders affect more than 2 million people in the UK. Some people have a known trigger to their anxiety or panic, others don’t. Either way Cognitive Hypnotherapy is very effective at helping you overcome these problems by re-educating the unconscious mind in a variety of different ways.
Obsessions, Compulsions, Habits and Addictions
For example: smoking, alcohol, gambling, shopping, chocolate, sugar, binge drinking, sex. Habits such as nail biting, skin/lip picking, bruxism (teeth grinding), bladder control, knuckle cracking, nervous cough, trichotillomania (hair pulling).
Living with an obsession, compulsion, a habit or an addiction can be extremely limiting for you. Imagine being able to live without it, treating yourself better. If there is something you can’t stop doing then you can learn how to manage it or control it.Many destructive habits are difficult to overcome because we are not always consciously aware of when we are doing them. For example, many people bite their nails when they are watching TV or worrying about an upcoming event which is why working at the unconscious level is so powerful.
For example: headaches, PMT, post surgery, arthritis
Whatever pain you may be feeling can you imagine a life without it? The connections between our mind and our body provide possibility for directing our own healing, and cognitive hypnotherapy is a means of facilitating that direction.We can concentrate your inbuilt immune system devices and work to alter perceptions of pain. You can learn how to have more control over your physical feelings and start living free from what ever it is that is holding you back. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is enormously powerful for pain control to the extent people have undergone operations using hypnosis rather than anaesthetic leading to faster recovery times.
Weight Loss, Eating Habits
For example: weight loss, healthy eating, exercise, sluggish metabolsim
Have you tried numerous diets and find that none of them give long lasting weight loss or change? Do you become resentful of the limitations they give you on what you can/cannot eat? Overcoming issues to do with food, eating and self-image can sometimes seem impossible to solve. There are many reasons why we eat, and lots of them have nothing to do with hunger. You now have the opportunity to overcome these issues and we will work out the best way to resolve them in a safe, confidential and effective way.Imagine being able to look the way you would most like, control eating habits that are stopping you from doing this and working together towards a future where you are able to enjoy yourself and feel confident. All this without being told what or what not to eat. You can change your eating habits and feel good about yourself in a natural and healthy way. See Gill’s story“It’s not about dieting it is about changing your life” Oprah Winfrey
For example: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Syndrome are behavioural problems which have a destructive effect on the sufferer and those around them. Untreated they can result in extreme ill health and even death. At the root of these disorders is often a severe lack of self-esteem as well as a distorted and/or negative body image.Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP are an ideal tool for dealing with these issues as they work at a deeper level of consciousness, helping the individual to develop a greater understanding of their own mind and why their brain causes them to behave in this destructive way. Rather than attempting too quickly to change behaviours, which the individual believes are necessary, we gradually build on feelings of self worth until the client can decide on small changes to their patterns of eating and associated behaviours at a rate with which they feel they can cope.
For example: interviews, public speaking, auditions, stage fright, exams, driving test, perfectionism, procrastination, wedding day nerves, motivations, creativity, patience
When experiencing your interview or exam nerves or public speaking, do you get butterflies in your stomach, a flushed face, raised pulse, faster breathing? You fear these events with dread?Years ago we developed the ‘fight or flight response’, meaning that on noticing danger we would either take flight, or fight it. Our blood would flow away from our brain and to our arms and legs and muscles, to best equip us to run away or fight. Although often not to our advantage any more, our bodies often still react the same way, which explains the physical feelings we get when faced with our anxieties, phobia’s etc.Imagine being able to go into an exam or interview or speak infront of a group of people with confidence and ease.. You can develop the ability to operate with confidence, feeling safe and strong and able to face situations. You have the ability to change patterns of behaviour and with my help I will be able to show you practical solutions to these issues and you will be able to take control.”According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two? Does that seem right? To the average person that means that if they have to go to a funeral, they’d be better off in the casket than giving the eulogy.” Jerry Seinfeld
For example: golf, tennis, rugby, running, football, snooker, cricket, martial arts, squash…any sport
Want to make that step change in your performance? How much time do you train your mind as well as your body? You’ll be surprised how much your thoughts can effect your performance. Hypnosis and NLP can help you be aware of where the problem lies and to help to enhance your skills and build your confidence, making your performance better and more consistent. It can help you to identify and ‘get in the zone’ – that almost trancelike state where your performance is flowing and natural. Players I see are constantly surprised at the new things they learn that can help them.
Using hypnosis, relaxation and visualisation I can help you to create a more positive outlook for your future. Many things which have happened in your past could be influencing your current outlook, by guiding you to alter the way any negative events from your past are holding you back from being happy today I can help you to create a happier future for yourself. I can teach you self-hypnosis, which is a great way to relax, and can be a great help in dealing with both depression and stress. Living a life with depression is not enjoyable. It’s a decision that you can make, to overcome this and feel better. By replacing old negative feelings with new perspectives you can let go of the feeling that is bothering you.
For example: mood swings, anger, forgiveness, road rage, guilt, swearing
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Emotionally ‘hijacked’? Using hypnosis and relaxation I can teach you how to take control of your emotions and resulting behaviour. If you feel stuck or trapped by an unwanted emotion I can help free you from that unwanted emotion enabling you to move on with your life. Feeling that you do not have control of your emotions or behaviour can be a scary and debilitating place to be.
For example: pain management, headaches, allergies, IBS, asthma, PMT
Whatever health issues you may be facing can you imagine a life feeling better? The connections between our mind and our body provide possibility for directing our own healing, and cognitive hypnotherapy is a means of facilitating that direction.We can concentrate your inbuilt immune system devices and work to improve your health issue. You can learn how to have more control over your physical and emotional feelings and start living a life that allows you to cope in the best possible way with whatever you are facing.
For example: natural conception, IVF, ICSI
Take control of your fertility in a process where it is easy to think everything it out of your control. I can help you change your thinking and beliefs about whether you will get pregnant, let go of the stress that is often associated with getting pregnant as well as utilising the mind-body link to ensure you body is in the optimal state for success. With personal experience of infertility I relate to the roller coaster of emotions you may be experiencing. See my website, The Fertile Mind, specifically for fertility. “Russell helped me to gain perspective and to regain a feeling of calm when I felt my life was completely out of control. Hypnotherapy also helped me to start each IVF cycle with a positive frame of mind that the cycle could actually work. During the IVF process which was completely out of my control, Russell helped me to feel that I was able to make a positive contribution to my treatment. It helped me to remain calm and relaxed at very stressful times and also gave me a feeling of empowerment.” MT, Surrey, Pregnant after 2nd cycle working together (her 4th)
For example: insomnia, sleep disturbances, sleep apnoea, snoring, sleep talking, sleep walking, nightmares
Whether it is for you or a partner dealing with sleep issues can bring a significant improvement in your quality of life. A lot of sleeping issues arise because you are not in a deep sleep state, perhaps because your mind cannot switch off from thinking/worrying about things. Cognitive Hypnotherapy and teaching you self hypnosis can help you deepen your sleep and overcome your sleeping issues.
For example: divorce, rebuilding trust, grief, bereavement, loneliness, jealousy, sexual problems
Do you feel ‘got at’ all the time by your partner? Feeling unloved? Whether you have problems building relationships, maintaining them, or are a couple who would like some help together I can help you on your way to achieving a healthy and happy relationship. Having a better understanding each other, what makes us feel loved as well as what is important in our relationships can transform a relationship.If you are currently single and previous relationships are holding you back from starting new ones, I can help you let go of any negativity which might be holding you back, and prevent any similar negative patterns going with you into your new relationship. If you seem to attract the ‘wrong’ partner we can identify the unconscious reasons for this and overcome it once and for all.
Perhaps you have tried to quit smoking before, tried patches, gum or willpower. It is widely acclaimed that hypnotherapy is an excellent way of stopping smoking once and for all. Imagine being able to control cigarettes, instead of them controlling you. You can make the decision quit smoking and realise that the healthy future that you could have is easy to achieve. You can stop smoking.Research comparing many different studies of hypnotherapy has shown that on average smokers are over five times more likely to break the habit with hypnosis than by willpower alone. Hypnotherapy in general is also proven to be more than twice as effective as nicotine gum.Cognitive hypnotherapy is an enormously effective method and I will provide you with all the insights and tools that you need to live a smoke free life.
For example: eczema, excessive sweating, psoriasis, warts
Whether it is eczema or another skin condition that is affecting you, can you imagine a life without it? The connections between our mind and our body provide possibility for directing our own healing, and cognitive hypnotherapy is a means of facilitating that direction.We can concentrate your inbuilt immune system devices and work to improve your condition. You can learn how to have more control over your bodies’ reactions and start living a life that allows you to be free of the condition and feel more confident and better about yourself.Cognitive Hypnotherapy is enormously effective when working with skin conditions and allows you to get better in the best possible way for you.
For example: PTSD
Trauma can have a significant impact on your life, sometimes causing you to feel anxious or depressed. You may have trouble sleeping or suffer with flashbacks of the event or events. Even individuals who deal with traumatic incidents in a professional capacity are likely to be influenced by something they experience at some time in their working life. Using NLP, EFT and hypnosis, it is possible to change the way the brain processes these memories and allow them to be safely stored away. As well as dealing with recent experiences, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be overcome even if it has been ongoing for many years.
If you feel that you are stuck, not sure where you’re going, or have dreams but you’re not sure how to go about achieving them, I can help you on your way. Together we’ll establish exactly what you want and set realistic goals, utilising skills you already possess which will help you on your way to making your dream become a reality.The advantage of life coaching with a Cognitive Hypnotherapist is that I can help you with skills you might need or hurdles you might come across along the way, for example, if you’d like to increase your self confidence to take the next step to be the person you want to be, as a Project You coach I have the skills to help you do this.