Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy at the Belfast Hypnotherapy Centre - A part of my Life!
Whenever I commenced in practice over 25 years ago in Belfast at my Hypnotherapy Centre, I never dreamed that I would also have clinics in Spain, on the Costa Blanca as well. People would very often ask me why my style of Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy is different from the conventional way. It all stems back to my early years as a Hypnotherapist in Belfast in the early 80's.
Back then Hypnotherapy was a new Alternative treatment and many people viewed it with scepticism. Having trained as a Hypnotherapist, I then opened a small office in Belfast. One of the Sunday newspapers then did a feature on me, and word started to get around that there was this guy who could help to sort people out with their problems. It just started to grow from there. I saw the employed, unemployed, multi millionaires, TV, Radio and sports personalities, people from every walk of life (to date I have seen well over 55,000 + people).
In a short space of time I had 7 Hypnosis Clinics in Northern Ireland and working 7 days a week flat out. People were coming to see me for various reasons and problems, along with the common ones such as Stop Smoking or to Lose Weight. However, in Northern Ireland Hypnotherapy it was completely different from Mainland UK due to the many victims of the troubles. In those early years counselling was very limited so I had to help thousands of people caught up in the conflict. Such as rescue service personnel who had to go into the aftermath of bombings or even the people caught up in bombings, shootings, bomb scares, armed robberies, the list is endless.
For example, a women who came to me with chronic insomnia, whenever she woke up one night in bed there were 4 gunmen standing around her, or the survivor from the Kegworth air disaster who needed to overcome their fear of flying. There were countless more stories like these, and I am sure that no other Hypnotherapist in Belfast or Northern Ireland ever had to do what I had to! Sadly, I am still getting these types of people coming even now to my Northern Ireland Hypnotherapy clinics. It was because of this, that I came away from my conventional training whereby people would normally be regressed into their childhood to try to recall the originating cause of their panic attacks, or other problems. This could take up to 15 sessions to achieve, when clearly it wasn't in their childhood at all, it had happened right then!
These people had suffered enough and just wanted it sorted out as quickly as possible so that they could get on with their lives. And that is exactly what I did!
" Recently I had the misfortune of being held up by a gunman at my place of work. I was in a terrible way - nervous and in a state of shock. I went to the doctors who gave me tablets to take but I didn't want to take them.
Alan did a session for me to help overcome the trauma and gave me a CD as well, which helped me to relax and it took away the nervousness I was feeling.
My breathing and sleep got back to normal, I sleep like a baby now and all without tablets !. The CD and hypnosis was unbelievable and better than any tablets - it's great now. Thank you Alan I couldn't have done it without your help, and I am now back at work again. J.........."