This was supposed to be a straightforward blog about hypnosis in sport – but the more I researched the more I came across the intriguing figure of the self styled “Romark”.  So it’s a blog about him – and about Malcolm Allison, Crystal Palace, a curse, Muhammed Ali, the evil eye, Man City, an unforeseeable car crash, and more besides.

Relationship break-up – a case study

It’s February and shops and restaurants are full of special offers for Valentine’s Day. It can be a difficult time for some people if they’re on their own, and Lucy* was no exception. In fact, she was finding it so difficult she asked me for help.

When Lucy rang me she was having a really tough time, after breaking up with her long-term boyfriend. “It’s been four months and I’m still as upset as ever. I’m feeling terrible all the time, and my mates are losing patience with me.” she told me. “I want you to hypnotise me to completely forget him. If I can’t remember him at all then perhaps I’ll be able to get over him at last.”

I was honest with Lucy – that isn’t possible, practical, or ethical. Even so, I still suggested that she come for a free consultation, because I was acutely aware of how badly the break-up was affecting her. Although I couldn’t remove all memories of her ex there were other avenues open to her – and most of them ‘self-help’ that wouldn’t cost her any money either.

When Lucy talked about her relationship it was clear why the break-up had affected her so badly. They had only socialized with other people as a couple, and had stopped a lot of activities that they had enjoyed on their own. As they spent more and more time together Lucy lost the sources that would have fed her self-esteem. Increasingly relying on her relationship for everything, when it came to an end the result was catastrophic for her emotionally.

It was also clear why Lucy was still struggling to move on – and the reason was social media. She was still following […]

Shy bladder and hypnotherapy

Shy bladder and hypnotherapy Shy bladder, also called paruresis, is something that affects 4 million people in the UK, men and women alike. Mostly it’s minor inconvenience but for people like Darren* it can become something much worse. Anxiety about other people being present when he was urinating had increasingly affected his work and his social life.

Smoking reduction

Smoking reduction Graham* was in a very familiar situation when he rang me. A thirty-a-day smoker he’d been told to stop by his doctor, his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. The problem was Graham didn’t want to stop – but he did want to cut down.

Hypnotherapy for fertility

Hypnotherapy for fertility is increasingly being sought by people facing difficulties conceiving, along with acupuncture, homeopathy and yoga. But what are the limits on the effect hypnotherapy can have on fertility – and does it really work?

What is CBT ?

CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. Whilst CBT cannot remove your problems it can help you to manage them in a much more positive way.

Stories of the “hypnotist thief”

The recent ITV show “You’re Back In The Room” has prompted a lot of questions about whether people can be made to do anything if they’re hypnotised. Perhaps these real life examples of the so called “hypnotist thief” will answer that better than the latest light entertainment show format.