Hypnotherapy works by inducing a peaceful, trance-like state of relaxation in which the conscious mind is by-passed. The therapist can then speak directly to your subconscious mind, making suggestions that promote beneficial changes in the way individuals react to situations.
It is helpful to think of the mind as two parts:
The conscious mind that contains our abilities to reason, temporary memory and will power.
The subconscious mind that contains our long term memories, harbours our emotions, and is the seat of our creativity.
If you have ever wondered why you react to certain things in particular ways, have irrational fears of things, or habits you cannot control - the answer is often in the subconscious.
DR JOHN BIRKETT
Clinical Hypnotherapy MB.BS.MRCAP.PA Cert
HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of psychological conditions and stress or tension related problems, including:
Hypnotherapy treatment to stop smoking is dealt with in a double session. Other conditions may require up to 5 or 6 sessions.
Appointments available Mon and Tue afternoons only, upon request and subject to availability.
ABOUT DR JOHN BIRKETT
Dr John Birkett studied medicine at Cambridge University and King's College Hospital London, qualifying as a doctor in 1983. Since 1989 he has been a General Practitioner in Weston-super-Mare where, as senior partner, he is also a prescribing lead and GP trainer.
Dr Birkett trained in hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy (affiliated with the University of West London) in 2009, and has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis. He is also a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
As a medical doctor with a scientific background, Dr Birkett originally approached the concept of hypnotherapy with some caution and scepticism before becoming an enthusiastic advocate.
*Like with all other services at Cowan House, we must implement a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within the 24 hours prior to the appointment time, we will be unable to give a refund.