When qualifying, I could have taken the option of working in a big practice or clinic, but that wouldn't have been for me. I had made the change from being part of the corporate world and believed that if I was going to be committed to make changes and help others, then those changes had to start with me. I work mainly from my home practice, which is comfortable, private and creates a safe environment for my clients to get results. I qualified with the International Hypnotherapist Association (IHA) which is one of the largest bodies of recognised Hypnotherapists, as well as being a fully qualified NLP practitioner. The IHA aims to promote the highest levels of professionalism within the industry. I am also a member of a number of professional bodies including the CNHC which is the UK's largest complementary health body, fighting the fight for NHS recognition. Completely confidential 15 minute consultations, either by phone, or in person, are provided free before you book your initial session. After consultation, home visits may be provided, as anxieties, panic attacks or phobias are best dealt with where the individual feels safe and comfortable.
Who is it for? Anyone that wants to make positive changes in their life. Contact me to find out more!
There is no such thing as a typical hypnotherapy session, as each treatment is tailored to the requirements of each client but I see the majority of clients for 4 to 8 sessions. The first session lasts about one and a half hours and is mainly given to taking a case history, and assess your needs and goals. It is also used to allay any fears you may have and answer any questions. You will not always be hypnotised during the first session as I really want to try and understand the best way to approach your issue and see the world through your eyes; all therapy is a very personal experience. A treatment schedule is designed based on the information gathered in this first session, and further sessions last for around an hour.
Training with the Speakmans
I recently trained with the Speakmans and have also trained in ALL Paul McKenna techniques
Media - Linda is available for PR, Radio & Television
"Answering the Questions Within" by Katherine Bruce.
Linda Davis is a hypnotherapist based in Cheshunt who uses both hypnotherapy and NLP techniques to help unlock clients from addictions and anxiety. "All our memories, good and bad, are stored in our brain as neural pathways," says Linda. "The memory will be held as a picture or a feeling so I can take clients back to the memory that is causing stress and change the picture to something more positive, like a clown for instance." Linda uses this process to change the client's feelings and behaviour towards the memory, in turn changing their behaviour in the present. "."
Q & A
What is hypnotherapy?
During a hypnotherapy session I take my client into what’s called ‘guided relaxation’. By going into this deep relaxation we start getting the conscious and the subconscious to work in unison to tackle whatever issue they want to address.
Can hypnotherapy really help people get in shape?
We all know that to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in, but despite that knowledge, diets often fail. Hypnotherapy works because we go to the root of the issue – the bit of the mind telling you to eat that piece of chocolate even though you don’t need it. I help people to replace self doubt with confidence and to retrain the part of the brain telling them they don’t deserve to look good.
Does that mean they can ditch the diets?
Sadly not. But it will make it much easier to stick to healthy eating habits. It teaches you to see eating healthily as a pleasure rather than a chore.
What does it feel like to be hypnotised?
We use the guided relaxation to silence all that mental chatter so it feels very peaceful. Afterwards clients feel as though they’re waking up after a really deep and invigorating sleep.
Can anybody be hypnotised?
Lots of people tell me they don’t think they can be hypnotised but really you just have to be open to it. The feeling of relaxation is a little bit like when you’re in a daydream. If you can go into a daydream then you can be hypnotised.
How many sessions does it take?
Normally people come for 3-4 sessions but afterwards I give clients a CD so that they can repeat the sessions for as long as they need. Hypnotherapy isn’t like a magic pill, it takes work, but the results I see are truly fantastic.
Linda Davis is a registered Hypnotherapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
The human mind is such a huge resource,there's so much stored in the unconscious that to tap into it can be very powerful