Free Your Mind Hypnotherapy

Your mind, your choice, your control

What can Hypnotherapy help with?

  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Snoring (for the person who’s affected by snoring)
  • Control with eating
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain management
  • Stopping smoking
  • Regression therapy

What is hypnotherapy?

The mind and body are inextricably linked – what you do with one affects the other. If one isn’t working properly, the other will react and ultimately suffer. Finding a balance between both every day is a challenge, but understanding the link and finding what sometimes puts you off-kilter, can make such a difference to your life.

Hypnotherapy can be used to address those things in life that affect our mind, but also our body too.
If you’re struggling with fears, phobias, anxiety, lack of confidence, poor concentration, stress, pain or weight control issues, these may all be helped with hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis isn’t sleep – it’s a deep form of relaxation similar to daydreaming which allows us to explore your inner thoughts.

Get in touch to find out more, ask any questions, work towards achieving your goals and make the changes you’ve always wanted to.

Anxiety and Phobia

Phobia and anxiety are far more common than you might think.

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You may tell yourself that you should be able to overcome them because they are illogical, but still have them anyway. The simple reason for this is that the subconscious mind isn’t listening. This is where hypnosis comes in. It ‘grabs’ the attention of the subconscious mind and encourages it to change how it thinks. 

Smoking Cessation

Believe it or not smoking is more of a habit than an addiction.

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Sadly, it’s a habit that costs a lot of money, makes you unwell or can kill you. When you are ready to stop, hypnosis may help you.
If you want to kick the habit, stay healthy and save money, book an appointment with me.

Regression Therapy

Have you ever wondered why you feel the way you do about certain things?

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This may be due to something that happened to you in your past. It may not be a major thing; it could be as simple as a comment someone passed that stuck with you.

Regression therapy can help you back to that significant time and help you to understand the present.

About

Hi, my name is Mark Smith. I’m a Hypnotherapist registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

I’ve been an osteopath for 30 years, registered with the General Osteopathic Council. It’s a profession which requires regular and ongoing learning and training – and this is how I was led to hypnotherapy. A few years ago, I chose to take a hypnotherapy course for pain relief to help my patients more and that one-day course turned into me completing a medical diploma in clinical hypnosis.
Since then, I had also completed a course in cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnosis and am working toward the advanced diploma in clinical hypnosis.

My interest in both mind and body has led me to pursue two areas of specialism and I often combine them for my clients. I am also a qualified fitness instructor and have taught classes in resistance training, circuit training, pre and post-natal exercise and Pilates.

I’ve previously run marathons and taken part in ultra-distance triathlons too. These days I run several times a week including a weekly Parkrun, enjoy mountain biking, dancing and walking my dogs.

All this experience has made me realise that we only achieve our true potential when mind and body work together.

Often, it’s the mind that holds us back – with fears and phobias. We build walls around us of self-preservation in which we can ultimately imprison ourselves.
Hypnotherapy can allow us to find our way back to logical and rational thinking and break down these walls.

Services

1. Discovery Session

This session gives us the chance to discover if hypnosis is the right path for you and if you’re ready to take the journey that path leads you on.
We will talk about what you’d like to gain from it, your goals and what changes you are hoping for from the therapy.

2. Anxiety

Reduce your anxiety in certain situations or use the techniques to prepare for situations that make you anxious.

3. Phobias

Usually, people want to address their phobias when they start to affect their daily life. Hypnotherapy allows your mind to reset to a point before the phobia took hold.

4. Stress

Learn to cope with everyday stress, increase your resistance and lower your crisis point.

5. Snoring

Snoring is not a problem for the snorer but is for the one who has to listen to it. Hypnosis can help you ignore the snore! Giving you a good night’s sleep again.

6. Control with eating

Weight loss or weight control can be a major issue for some people – both of which can affect your mind too. Hypnotherapy can help you to switch off the urge to eat all day, too much, or at the wrong time (comfort eating).

7. Confidence

There are many reasons why confidence may be low but hypnotherapy can find out the reasons why. Helping you to lead the life you want to lead.

8. Panic Attacks

Hypnotherapy can help you to know what triggers your panic and also how to keep calm.

9. IBS

Hypnotherapy can be used to reduce the symptoms of IBS, by addressing the stress that leads to them.

10. Pain Management

The way our minds view pain is different for every individual. Hypnosis can help you put your pain in perspective and help gain control over it.
Hypnotherapy is a healer – and can be used to help treat pain.

Frequently asked questions

What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that deals with problems that are occurring in the subconscious mind and are creating unwanted behaviours or symptoms.
Does it work?
Hypnotherapy can achieve some remarkable changes in some people – often people who thought they would never see a change.
There will always be instances where for a multitude of reasons it’s doesn’t work for some people and this is part of the reason for my discovery session – to see how the creative mind is used.
How does it work?
It works but capturing the attention of the subconscious mind and encouraging it to change its way of thinking, which then has an effect on the unwanted behaviour.
How many sessions will I need?
How many sessions depends on the client and the problem to be addressed. There is no set formula and the continuation or cessation of treatment will always be the choice of the client.
Can I be seen at home?
We don’t do home visits – all clients are seen in the clinic.
What do I wear?
Just comfortable clothing will be fine.
Will I lay down or sit up?
Clients are seated for treatments.
Will I be put to sleep?
You will not be put to sleep. The technique is very relaxing so you may feel tired, but this will be your body’s reaction, not the hypnotherapist controlling you into sleep.
Will I know what’s going on?
You will at all times, know what is going on. You will never be ‘under’ to a point where you are unable to speak or move yourself, to talk to me.
Will I be in control?
You will always be in control during hypnotherapy and can stop at any time.
Will I remember what’s happened?
Just like in real life, you remember aspects, so you may not remember all of the session. Compare it to an hour of time – can you remember everything from it? Hypnotherapy is much the same.
What if something upsets me?
You may get upset, but this is all part of the healing process. During a hypnotherapy session, a safe place is often created which you can direct to if you start to feel upset during the session.
Is hypnotherapy safe?
Yes – it has no adverse side effects or long-lasting negative effects.
Are hypnosis and hypnotherapy the same?
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not the same. Hypnotherapists use hypnosis for therapeutic benefit.
Who needs hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can be used for a range of reasons – for fears, phobias, anxiety, stress, weight loss and giving up smoking. Have a look at our services to find out more.

What can’t it be used for?

In cases of true organic psychological illness, hypnotherapy may not be appropriate.

Contact

Telephone: 07720 548364 / 01795 420 408

Rochester

181 Wilson Ave

Rochester

ME1 2SN

Opening hours: 10am to 7pm (Monday to Friday)

Subject to availability