Welcome to Jon Hinchliffe Hypnotherapy

I am based on the beautiful island of Sanday in Orkney. I am normally very effective at helping a person in one two hour session. Getting to Sanday can be slow with Ferries but we also have access by flights from Kirkwall on mainland Orkney.

If you have an issue you would like to work on please take a look around and feel free to call me on 0800 612 6536 .

Is all hypnotherapy the same?

Hypnotherapy is a bit of an art. A lot of hypnotherapists are taught to work using scripts or using language similar to stage hypnotherapists. I have been taught Hypnotherapy the Ericksionian way. Not only this but I have been taught by the trainer that taught most of the current UK trainers, Stephen Brooks. Brooks specialises in live demonstrations and since he often sees a client only once he will pack in a lot of content to that one session. I have studied extensively with Stephen Brooks and now train other hypnotherapists myself. This means it is normal for me to pack as much as I can into one of my sessions. It is rare for me to see clients weekly as I like my clients to get as much from a session as they can. When someone walks into my room I have no pre-conceived plans as to what I will do to help them. I will start asking questions and my clients tend to find they start moving on just from these. I will also give lots of examples of what I am talking about to help you really understand what it is you can achieve. Then I move onto a formal hypnosis session to really cement in all the learnings you will make during the session.

My sessions tend to last about 2hrs as I want you to achieve as much as you can as fast as you can.

Hypnosis is scary stuff isn’t it?

A lot of clients do have concerns about their minds being messed with. This is probably based on having seen hypnosis in the movies or in a stage show. You can’t be made to stop smoking or lose weight unless you want it to happen, much as I would love to help change the world. Hypnosis is safe and tends to be relaxing. Everyone experiences trances every time they get engrossed in a book or watch TV. Runners experience an active type of trance. As a hypnotherapist I have a good understanding of how the mind works and how to help you achieve more with your mind. I normally teach techniques which will allow you to achieve things for yourself after you have finished working on your issue.

If hypnosis isn’t like in the movies will I really benefit from it? I don’t believe I can be put in a trance.

These are all normal concerns. Stage hypnosis tends to use people that go into a very deep trance state. This is not required for therapeutic work. Something called “NLP” or “Neuro Linguistic Programming” is very powerful and doesn’t use what most people recognise as a trance. I work with people in whatever way they are comfortable for me to work with them.

I have a reputation of being difficult to hypnotise (probably wrongly) however I have worked on myself and despite not originally believing it was possible I have almost completely pulled myself out of M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which is something I have had since 1994. I did this using the principles of what I learned with hypnotherapy and just applying it to myself. I was so sceptical I went on a course for hypnotherapists wanting to help ME suffers and did so with a purpose of helping others. I didn’t expect to find a way I could eventually improve myself.

So what sort of things can Jon Hinchliffe Hypnotherapy help with?

That is a very difficult question. I would never claim to be able to cure cancer but I can help with the symptoms and I would not rule out the possibility that focusing on having a healthy body would help bring about a healthy body. The following gives an idea

  • Pain control
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Increasing confidence
  • Breaking phobias
  • Anger control
  • Improving general health/well being
  • Overcoming depression
  • Beating exam nerves
  • Stopping nail biting
  • Overcoming irritable bowl syndrome
  • Stopping smoking
  • Improving performance
  • Beating nocturnal enuresis (Bedwetting)
  • Weight control
  • Breaking habits
  • Speeding up healing
  • Beating obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Overcoming insomnia
  • Achieving your maximum
  • Family interactions
  • Sexual matters
  • Low Self esteem

Still not sure?

Pick up the phone and call me on 01857 600708. If I am busy I will call you back as soon as I can.

  1. #1 by Hypnotherapy Exeter on 22 February 2012 - 1:05 pm

    Just came across your site an have to say im loving it, very useful blogs, keep up the good work.

  2. #2 by Juliet Hollidge on 1 April 2017 - 5:16 pm

    I came for a hypnotherapy session in January for help with depression, anxiety, deep seated issues from childhood and for weight loss. Jon was friendly, professional, informative and helped me immensely with all of my problems. I came away with a positive outlook and I haven’t looked back. It was the best £50 I have ever spent. I can’t recommend Jon highly enough or thank him sufficiently for being the catalyst to turn my life around. JH

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