John McKenzie

About John McKenzie

John McKenzie is a trained clinical hypnotherapist working out of his office in Cheshire. He holds a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy and adhere's to the Council's strict code of conduct.

Hypnotherapy for misophonia – a case study

It was Hugh’s* wife who suggested he come to see me about hypnotherapy for misophonia – an extreme reaction to sounds. When he rang me he asked if it would be alright if she came with him. As long as people are happy to talk in front of someone else I don’t mind at all if they’re accompanied. If it helps them to relax then it can only be useful.

Sensitivity to noises – can hypnotherapy help?

We know that hypnotherapy can be a useful treatment for tinnitus, especially combined with other approaches.  But can it be useful for sensitivity to noises from the environment?

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I’m delighted to host a guest blog on PTSD from Sarah Rees, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR practitioner.  PTSD is one of Sarah’s areas of expertise, and I know first-hand how effective her therapy is.

Why do we enjoy being scared ?

From horror films to rollercoasters (and not forgetting Halloween) a great number of us actively seek out and celebrate being scared. But what makes people do something that isn’t meant to feel enjoyable?

Hypnotherapy on Skype

One area where technology has changed hypnotherapy is the availability of hypnotherapy on Skype. But most people wonder whether it’s safe, and whether it’s as effective.

Secret Smoker – a case history

This is about two contrasting people – a secret smoker and a social smoker – who came to see me within a day of each other. Nicola* and Angela* both wanted to stop smoking but had two very different problems.

Dealing with passive aggressive people

Passive aggressive people can be very frustrating to deal with. They say everything is “fine” or that “nothing’s the matter”, but everything they do tells you the opposite. So how do you recognise and deal with them?

5 ways to tackle stress at work

Stress at work is unavoidable – in fact some stress is necessary to prompt us to perform at our best. But when we’re stressed because we feel our work demands more from us than we can have to give then workplace stress becomes a real problem.

5 signs you’re in a toxic workplace

With the children back at school and the summer holiday just a happy memory it’s the time of year when we return to work, and settle in for what can seem like a long haul towards Christmas. But how can you tell if it’s just back to work blues or if something worse is going on at work?

Upward bullying – a case history

Jackie* came to see me because of the stress she was feeling at work. Stress at work isn’t exactly rare, and it’s something a lot of people see me about. What made Jackie’s story different is what was causing the stress.