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.

Ghosting, bread-crumbing, cloaking, and EMGs

Social media may be able to bring people together, and it may be able to help them stay in touch.  But it’s also the case that it can enable bad behaviour in new and fresh ways as well.  And ghosting, bread-crumbing, cloaking, and EMGs are all these.

Dental phobia – a case study

I’m contacted by a lot of people who say they have dental phobia.   A large number of them turn out to not like going, but it doesn’t stop them seeing the dentist or having work done.  Alan* though was at the very opposite end of this reaction.

Flow states

Many of us have been lucky enough to chance across an experience where everything just seems to flow, and perhaps even seems effortless. Unsurprisingly those times are really good for us – so how can we make them happen more often?

Values – are yours hurting you?

Living in accordance with your values is often the final step in the therapeutic process.  But what if living in line with them could make you miserable?

Childhood fears – 6 tips for talking to children

Being left alone: the dark; dogs; clowns; injections; school; and, of course, the monster under the bed.  Perhaps you recognise your own childhood fears in there.  But how can you talk to your children about theirs?

Procrastinating – a case study

“I’ve been meaning to come and see you for ages” Jackie* told me, “but…” “But life gets in the way?” I asked. “No, I just keep putting it off”. Which was exactly what Jackie wanted to see me about -procrastinating.

Your weekend lie-in – is it helping?

Most of us enjoy the thought of a lie-in at the weekends – jobs and children and animals allowing of course.  But do they actually help us?  Or could they be making things worse?

Sleep texting – what’s that about?

Sleep texting? Surely that’s got to be a made-up story? And if it isn’t what on earth is going on?

5 steps to greater optimism

Our ‘internal conversation’ is perhaps the greatest influence on our day-to-day lives – but what if you’re stuck listening to a nay-saying pessimist? The good news is that optimism is a skill that can be learned.

Hypnotherapy for sweating – a case study

Anna* was sceptical when she came to see me. “You’ve been recommended by a few people” she told me, “but I don’t really think you can help me. Can you provide hypnotherapy for sweating problems?”