Hypnotherapy Explained – Clinical Hypnotherapy is a brief solution-focussed therapy conducted in the relaxed state of hypnosis – this means we aim to achieve rapid results for you in Cork. For instance, you can stop smoking successfully in just one two and a half hour session. For more complicated, anxiety-based problems, in as little as 8-12 weekly one-hour sessions, working together, we’ll work towards freeing you from negative thoughts, beliefs and emotions that are causing your problem.

People can change rapidly and effectively, and so can you, with our help.

There are a number of strands of therapy that we use to achieve a positive outcome for our clients:

Hypnotherapy Explained – Suggestion Therapy

Suggestion Hypnotherapy is a relaxing and gentle approach to hypnotherapy where the client is helped to feel calm and relaxed during the hypnotherapy session, and where the hypnotherapist can use carefully-worded “”suggestions”” to help the person to bring about a positive change. It’s used (really effectively) to treat unwanted habits such as smoking, nailbiting, exam nerves, etc.

Suggestion therapy is best used when help is needed to make changes to the person’s, and where there really isn’t any significant underlying stress or anxiety causing the symptom.

Hypnotherapy Explained – Analytical Therapy

Analytical Hypnotherapy (or Hypno-Analysis) is a form of hypnotherapy used to find and treat the root cause of a problem. Using techniques such as Age Regression and free association of memories while in hypnosis, it is much easier to find those memories and emotions that are causing the problem in your everyday life.

Analytical Hypnotherapy (aka Hypno-Analysis) is an extremely powerful and effective form of hypnotherapy that is used to treat the longer term problems such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and many other phobias and symptoms. This form of therapy can completely resolve the underlying cause of a problem, in many cases leaving the person completely free of their symptoms.

Hypnotherapy Explained – NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Using NLP techniques, during the session, we work with how your thinking creates your feelings, because it is your feelings which then influence what you are, or are not, capable of doing. Quite simply, we look and listen to the way that you think, and we help you to re-pattern your thinking to achieve the results you want. This is not us just telling you how to think and what to do – this is us working together to ensure that you beging to experience more choice in the way that you think.

You do not have to ”understand” anything, or grapple with any complicated ideas. You simply sit and relax and allow your mind to be educated to be able to think differently. The vast majority of people report it to be an interesting ( and even fun) experience. From your point of view, NLP provides simple, effective techniques that enable you to make the changes you want to.


Even with issues as (relatively) simple as weight loss, I always recommend that you should first consult your GP, as there are many reasons that a person can have weight issues, and a GP needs to rule out any medical reason first.

With more medically-based problems such as depression, blushing, insomnia, etc., I always insist that my clients have been properly diagnosed by their GP first, and will ask you to sign a form stating that you have been so advised. I always point out to all of my clients that I am not a medical professional – my area of expertise is in dealing with the emotional basis for many problems using my skills in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy should NEVER be regarded as a substitute for proper medical care. Best practice would indicate that this therapy is best used in consultation with your GP. I am happy at all times to work in co-operation with your GP, consultant, medical professional, or indeed, any other complementary or alternative therapist.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of deep relaxation and you will be able to hear everything that is being suggested.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Yes. In fact, most people experience hypnosis a number of times each day (eg. daydreaming, reading an engrossing book, while driving “on automatic”, etc.)

Can I be made to do something against my will?

No, absolutely not. Anything suggested to you while in hypnosis which is contrary to your morals, ethics, wants or desires will be rejected.

Can I become “stuck” in hypnosis?

This is a very common fear that people have of hypnosis and the answer is “No”. In the entire history of hypnosis, there has never been a documented case of anyone becoming stuck in hypnosis.

Is it like stage hypnosis where people do silly things?

Hypnosis as used by a competent and qualified therapist bears no resemblance to anything you would ever have seen in a stage show. Remember, a stage show is only concerned with entertaining the audience and to that end, the more sensational it appears, the more successful the show will be.

How many sessions will I need?

The amount of sessions required varies from person to person, but as a rough guide, simpler problems like smoking, nailbiting, etc. can usually be successfully overcome in just one session, to a maximum of four sessions. More deep-rooted nervous disorders, such as depression, panic attacks, etc., can take between eight to twelve sessions (normally a one-hour session once a week). As part of our professional code of ethics, we are obliged to discharge a client from therapy at the earliest possible juncture once we are satisfied that the problem has been addressed in full..

About Hypnotherapy – If you’d like to discuss your problem in confidence and understand how I can help you, call Paul now on 086 2666670 or CLICK HERE to enquire online or arrange a free callback right now.