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Hypnotherapy Can Help you Make Changes in Your Life

Would you like to stop worrying about things that have happened in the past or might happen in the future? Would you like to have a more positive outlook on life? Perhaps you have an unwanted habit you would like to get rid of or maybe you'd like to stop smoking or lose weight. Maybe you want to reduce your stress and anxiety levels or lift your depression.

Hypnotherapy can help you with all these issues and more!

Hypnotherapy helps you to think positively. It allows you to feel confident in your own abilities, helping you to cope better with life, putting you back in control of your thoughts and feelings and helps you focus on what you want from life, rather than what you don't want. Most importantly it helps you get the most out of life making you a happier, more relaxed, well-rounded individual.

Bristol Hypnotherapy

Sarah Mortimer is a fully insured, professional Clinical Hypnotherapist offering Hypnotherapy in Bristol.

Sarah currently sees clients for Hypnotherapy in Bristol at The Harbourside Practice on Redcliffe Parade East. Appointments are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - morning, afternoon or early evening.

Browse this site to find out more about Hypnotherapy and how it can help you. If you have any questions about Hypnotherapy or where Sarah practices in Bristol, please feel free to get in touch.

Who Can Benefit from Hypnotherapy?

In short Everyone! Your life doesn't need to be falling apart to benefit from Hypnotherapy.

So many of us lead busy lives - eating on the run, going to bed late and working too hard. Often our bodies and emotions bear the brunt of our lifestyles. If we stop for a moment and listen to ourselves, we often find that we feel emotional, tired and rundown.

We all want to be able to cope with our day-to-day lives in and around Bristol and that's where Hypnotherapy can help.

Many of us could benefit from reshaping our lives to ensure our needs are met, making us happier, more relaxed and in control of our lives.

Issues Helped with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can help in many areas of your life. The issues listed below can all be helped when you engage fully in the Hypnotherapy process. It is not an exhaustive list but is given as an idea of some of the common issues Hypnotherapy can help with. If you have an issue which is not listed here, please get in touch to discuss whether you could benefit from Hypnotherapy.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a very natural, calm and relaxing experience that we can all enjoy and benefit from. Hypnotherapy is very effective in helping you to bring about change in your life and you will be surprised at how quickly this can be achieved. It is a very positive therapy and focuses on ways to move forward, rather than looking back at what has gone wrong.

The great advantage of Hypnotherapy is that it makes use of the trance state, a state that we are all very familiar with. Trance brings both your conscious and subconscious mind on board and focused on the same goal.

We go in to and out of trance many times a day - when we're cycling or driving to work in Bristol, when we're watching Television and even while you are reading this webpage. In fact we go in to a trance state when we are doing anything that requires our concentration.

In a clinical setting a trance state is induced with assistance from a Hypnotherapist using guided imagery, stories, metaphors and suggestions which changes unwanted patterns of behaviour and puts you back in control of your life.

In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion.

Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels - it’s not unlike daydreaming – you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. You'll go away after the hypnotherapy session feeling much more relaxed than when you came in.

What Can I Expect From a Hypnotherapy Session?

Before commencing hypnotherapy you will have an initial consultation in which we will discuss any issues you wish to change and how you would like Hypnotherapy to help you. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy will be explained in detail to you in addition to your role in the process. You will receive an introductory taste of what hypnosis is in addition to discovering how powerful your imagination can be and you can make use of the skills you learn during these experiences in between sessions for your own benefit. Any questions you might have about your issues and hypnotherapy can be discussed too. We will discuss how stress is created, how thoughts affect feelings and behaviours and how you can gain control of these.

In subsequent sessions we will use hypnotherapy to focus your mind positively on the issues you would like to deal with, helping you to move forward. During the first part of each session we'll talk about the progress you have made and I'll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. We will discuss what you would like to get from the session, setting goals where appropriate and learning further ways to relax, get your thoughts under control and use your imagination positively. During the hypnosis you will either be laying on a treatment couch or sat in a chair. You will be guided through a very enjoyable process using imagery, metaphors and suggestions to bring about change in your life and leaving you feeling calm, relaxed and refreshed.

Many people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is "done" to them, that they explain their problems to their hypnotherapist who then simply hypnotises their problems away, as if by magic. But this is not the case. Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process and it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.

You will receive a FREE 30-minute guided relaxation / self-hypnosis audio track that you can listen to in between hypnotherapy sessions which will familiarise you with hypnosis and will help your progress. In addition to listening to the audio track, you will be required to practice the tools and techniques that we go through to ensure you get the most from our sessions together and so that you can support yourself in the future.

Hypnotherapy Sessions in Bristol

Usually sessions are held weekly and the number you require will depend on the nature of your situation. You will be surprised at how quickly Hypnotherapy can help you to get your life back on track so the aim is to get you to where you want to be in the shortest time possible.

Email me or call 07851 307 062 today to book an initial consultation.


Sarah Mortimer DHP HPD MNCH (Lic.)

Clinical Hypnotherapist

For further information or to book a hypnotherapy session, please get in touch using the details below.

Phone: 07851 307 062


The Harbourside Practice
3 Redcliffe Parade East
Bristol, BS1 6SW