November, 2014

Studying to become an Accredited Supervisor with the National Council for Hypnotherapy

I spent an interesting and stimulating weekend with other like minded people at Regents College – all qualified hypnotherapists – on the first step to becoming an Accredited Supervisor with the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I am now offering 2 or 3 sample half hour sessions of solution focused supervision to newly qualified and experienced hypnotherapists to meet the practice requirements of my submission for the NCFE. Please contact me at if you would like supervision face to face or via Skype.

Finger sucking – a distressing habit.

I saw a young woman last week who had been sucking 2 or 3 fingers of one hand since she was a small baby.  She sucked her fingers to get off to sleep, whenever she felt anxious or when she was simply relaxing watching TV or reading.  They seemed to find their way into her mouth as if they had a will of their own.  She found the habit shameful and distressing and did not want her own children or her husband to find out about it.  She had tried many ways to stop, including painting her fingers with foul tasting products and taping them together but nothing had stopped her habit. After one session of hypnotherapy she was delighted to report:

I am writing you to inform you about my progress after my therapy with you.  It is going better than I thought.  So far it is fantastic. I haven’t done my “habit” since I came from the therapy.  It is so strange – in a good way.  Few times I had sudden feeling of missing/wanting it but my fingers did not go to the mouth. Before therapy fingers would be automatically in my mouth.

If it carries on like that then I have won the battle with my habit. I am so relieved.  I still can’t believe it and I can’t get my head around how hypnotherapy achieved it.

Hypnotherapy is so helpful in solving habit problems – thumb sucking, nail biting, smoking, to name but a few.   And the habit can almost always be eliminated in one hypnotherapy session.