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The Crowther Centre for Analytical Hypnotherapy

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You may be surprised to learn that most people, despite outside appearances, hold themselves in fairly low esteem.  Perhaps you hold yourself in high esteem.  Maybe you like everything about yourself.  Perhaps you don’t have any bad habits and are getting everything you want out of life. If that is the case, most of the people around you are not so lucky.  Luck, of course, doesn’t come into it.

You’re not alone.

Let’s assume that, like most people, you feel you are not achieving what you want.  Perhaps that means that you are trying, unsuccessfully, to break a habit like smoking, over-eating, drinking too much or nail biting.  Or perhaps you feel you haven’t got what it takes to really succeed in your job.  Maybe you’ve convinced yourself that you are one of life’s failures.  Any one of these situations might be mixed up with recurrent feelings of depression or confusion.  All too many people can get so caught up in their own problems that there seems no way out.  Trying to get up an escalator that is coming down is a perfect way of explaining this life crisis.  You keep on running and you get nowhere.  The first step in getting off this treadmill is to realise you are not alone.

Creating your own reality.

Now, I would ask you to believe some very important truths.  First, no-one is a failure.  Second, you create your own reality – everything that happens to you is the result of what you do or think.  Third, virtually anything you really want to do is within your reach.  The power to be who you want to be, to be happy, to be a success, even to be more healthy comes from your own mind.  If you would like to release this power, I would like to help you help yourself.  Remember accepting such help doesn’t imply failure or difference from others.  It simply means the individual has taken charge in whatever it takes to gain a better life.

How I work to help you.

There are two ways in which I work to help you help yourself.  Both utilise hypnosis.  One way involves getting to the root of those problems that seem as if they won’t go away, however hard you try.  I explain this below.  The other way involves the simple use of suggestion therapy.  This can, for example, boost confidence, ‘kick-start’ weight loss, or break bad habits such as smoking.

Understanding cause and effect.

Everyone has been conditioned by the events in their life.  Negative things (or things we perceive as negative) that happen to us condition our mind.  This is particularly so during childhood.  Don’t think that such events have to be what we, as adults, would now regard as trauma.  It could be something simple; unexpected harsh words from a loved one, or being pushed to pursue an occupation in which you lack confidence.  It could be a frightening situation that lasted perhaps just a few seconds.  Anything that gets taken the wrong way by a young mind can also create blocks that reduce the quality of an entire lifetime.  Different people react in different ways.  One person might, later in life, suffer eating problems.  Another might become locked into a lifetime of chain smoking.  Alternatively, the result could be serious depression, failure to get a career promotion, relationship difficulties, acute anger or frustration – or no obvious effect.  Sometimes an old problem causes the mind to amplify a current problem, thus causing physical pain or heightened symptoms in a particular condition.

Why problems can emerge later.

A major upset in later life (like being made redundant or losing a loved one) can sometimes trigger an unconscious memory of an original event that worried you.  The cause and effect process can seem rather complex and is best explained verbally – something I’ll be pleased to do by way of an introductory consultation.


If you decide that you would like to improve the quality of your life, I am here to help.  It may be that I can help you unravel what has been affecting, quite unconsciously, maybe for many years.  I liken this to putting all the pieces of a jigsaw back in the right place – through the use of hypnosis.  When this happens, it’s like someone turning the light on in a darkened room.  It’s often surprising what could have had such an effect.  Knowing and understanding will be liberating – and certainly not in the least bit frightening.

Putting you in control.

My way of releasing blocks to a quality life is, as explained earlier, through hypnosis.  Contrary to most people’s idea, it doesn’t involve a magical experience.  You don’t have to go into a trance or sleep in the way stage acts would suggest.  If anything, clients during a hypnotherapy session, tend to feel more aware of what is going on around them.  They do, however feel very, very relaxed.  This relaxation, together with the opportunity to talk through – and get to the root of – problems while putting everything into perspective can be a huge step towards a new life.  A typical case might take a few one-hour sessions which are always tailored to each individual.

Melting problems away.

Each session, or analysis, is like a conversation punctuated by periods of drifting through thoughts, memories and mental images.  Little-by-little, or perhaps suddenly, there is likely to be a recall of the blocked event that is causing problems.  From that point, the current effects of that event simply start to melt away.  What happens will be entirely under your control.  In fact, it will be you, with my help, who solves your problems.   And you can really shed those problems, not for a week or two but for ever.  However, you may well not need the full Analytical Therapy as described above, my Suggestion Therapy consisting of one, two or three sessions may well be enough to control the symptoms.

So what is hypnosis?

The state of hypnosis is a completely natural phenomenon.  There is nothing mysterious about it.  Hypnosis happens to us as part of everyday life – we simply call it ‘daydreaming’.  What’s more, this centuries old technique is being used increasingly as an adjunct to more conventional forms of medicine.  The hypnotic state is very pleasant and relaxing.  The therapist’s voice is used to induce the state of hypnosis.  There is no question of being controlled or manipulated whilst in that relaxed state.  Nobody could possibly be made to do or say something against their will. There is absolutely no danger of any harm befalling a person whilst in hypnosis.