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Unmasked Mental Health are pleased to offer Hypnotherapy sessions delivered by Dr Phil Whileeker MBA MA (Hyp) MPhil DUniv SQHP MPracNLP CBTPrac (Adv Dip) Certified Stress Coach.

The first session will be 90 minutes long followed by further sessions which last up to 60 minutes.  The cost is £90.00 per session.

Here we provide an overview Of Hypnotherapy, its Applications, and potential benefits.


Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilises hypnosis to induce a deeply relaxed state, enabling individuals to access their subconscious mind. This state of heightened focus and suggestibility can help address various issues, ranging from behavioural patterns to emotional struggles.

How Hypnotherapy Works:

During a hypnotherapy session, a trained hypnotherapist guides the individual into a state of deep relaxation. This relaxed state, often referred to as a hypnotic trance, allows the therapist to bypass the critical conscious mind and directly communicate with the subconscious mind. Through positive suggestions and imagery, the therapist helps the individual explore and reframe their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

Applications of Hypnotherapy:

  1. Behavioural Issues: Hypnotherapy can be effective in addressing habits or behaviours such as smoking, nail-biting, or overeating by targeting the subconscious mind’s underlying causes and providing suggestions for positive change.
  2. Anxiety and Stress Management: Hypnotherapy techniques can aid in managing stress, anxiety, and phobias by promoting relaxation, altering negative thought patterns, and fostering a sense of calm.
  3. Pain Management: Hypnosis has been found useful in managing chronic pain conditions, such as migraines, fibromyalgia, or back pain, by helping individuals develop coping strategies and modifying their perception of pain.
  4. Emotional Well-being: Hypnotherapy can assist in overcoming emotional challenges, including depression, grief, trauma, and low self-esteem, by facilitating the exploration and resolution of underlying psychological issues.
  5. Performance Enhancement: Athletes, public speakers, and individuals seeking to improve their performance in various areas can benefit from hypnotherapy. It can enhance focus, confidence, and motivation, enabling individuals to reach their full potential.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy:

  1. Non-Invasive: Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive approach that does not require medication or surgery, making it a safe alternative for individuals seeking complementary or alternative treatments.
  2. Holistic Approach: By addressing the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy can target the root causes of various issues, promoting holistic healing rather than solely addressing symptoms.
  3. Versatility: Hypnotherapy can be integrated with other therapeutic techniques, such as Stress Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or used as a standalone treatment, depending on the individual’s needs and preferences.
  4. Empowerment: Through hypnotherapy, individuals are empowered to tap into their inner resources and develop self-awareness, self-control, and resilience.
  5. Long-lasting Effects: Hypnotherapy aims to produce lasting changes by addressing the underlying issues, enabling individuals to maintain positive transformations even after the therapy concludes.

Considerations and Precautions:

Hypnotherapy is a valuable therapeutic technique that can support individuals in achieving personal growth, positive change, and emotional well-being. By harnessing the power of the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy offers a versatile and holistic approach to address a wide range of issues and enhance overall quality of life.

For further information or to book, please call  01422 356945 or email

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