Belfast Hypnotherapy Centre

Hypnosis  and Hypnotherapy explained by Hypnotherapist Alan Gilchrist

"You are feeling sleepy, very, very sleepy" is the catch-line that many people associate with the stage hypnotist, the watch swinging showman with hypnotic eyes that could pierce a stone.

The above statement is probably the most common perception that people have about hypnosis/hypnotherapy. It is certainly a mythical one and I have spent a lot of time over the last 24 years trying to dispel this myth. Hypnosis has long been associated with stage shows and the mysterious and it is for that very reason I had this website designed to set the record straight.

As you browse through my hypnosis web site, I do hope you will be enlightened as to the wonderful benefits that can be achieved by using my techniques of Fast Track Hypnosis.
Many people assume that they can be made to do something against their will while under hypnosis. If that were the case you would find me, not in my office, but down at the bank manager, swinging a little watch at him and telling him to forget about my overdraft, and we would all be hypnotists doing exactly the same!"

Stage Hypnotists like to give the impression that they are controlling a person's mind. In fact, no one can be hypnotised against their will, or forced to do something objectionable.

Hypnosis when used in therapy helps to give people more control over their lives- not less! Another myth is a person might be unable to ever come out of hypnosis. If that were the case there would be millions of bodies lying in a trance all over the world and we would all read about it!

Fast Track Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy can be used to improve a person's general functioning - mentally and/or physically and can be used with great effect to help correct a wide range of problems (See Problems web page). Hypnosis itself is only a state of relaxation with an altered state of awareness.

This means that people are not treated with Hypnosis but are treated in Hypnosis, whereby the subconscious mind can then accept positive suggestions helping to alter past behavioural problems, such as phobias, stress, confidence, etc, as well as simple ones such as, stop smoking, weight control, etc.

"Dear Alan,
as you know I came to see you the first time, more at the insistence of my wife than with any real hope of finding a let-up in the depression and nervous tension headaches which had plagued me for some time. Painkillers, anti depressants - I tried the lot. I was even admitted to hospital for treatment with no lasting benefits.

Yet here I am - unbelievably (and to my wife's relief) a changed man, needless to say a very happy one. Thanks for your treatment and CD's - I only wish that I had tried Hypnosis years ago, how different our lives would have been.
I am eternally grateful.......George "

Alan Gilchrist Fast Track HypnosisAlan Gilchirst - Main

Alan GilchristHypnotherapy Centres in Belfast - Ballymena - Coleraine -  Newry - Omagh