Press Release 23 February 2016
New holistic therapy BWRT achieves excellent results, says local practitioner.
Milton Keynes based Clinical Hypnotherapist, Rachael Slack (DHP, MAPHP, MIBWRT) is reporting encouraging results from a new therapy called BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT).
Rachael, owner of Hypnolife, has been practising hypnotherapy for over 10 years. She is also a mindfulness practitioner and hypnotherapy trainer. BWRT is a newer technique, for which Rachael has undertaken full training, and can be a fast solution for a range of emotional and psychological issues.
So what is BWRT?
Rachael said, “It’s a science-based therapy, which focuses on dealing with a psychological problem before it hits the conscious mind, providing rapid relief.
BWRT was pioneered by my trainer and mentor Terence Watts of the Essex Institute. Terence is a recognised leader in the field and an excellent support to me. I’ve built a successful practice under his supervision; he really knows his stuff, so I was keen to get involved.”
And what’s so different about BWRT?
“It’s not about being better than other therapies – hypnotherapy and mindfulness achieve excellent results too. But BWRT uses a different approach, tackling troublesome emotional or psychological triggers, before they have a chance to take a hold and negatively affect your life.”
“I’ve used this approach for social anxiety, phobias, claustrophobia and anger-management, and I’ve been genuinely astonished at how fast it works to relieve symptoms. In fact, clients often need only one therapy session to get back on track.”
What happens at a typical session?
“The great thing about BWRT is that I don’t have to ask you lots of personal, uncomfortable questions. All you have to do is tell me how you are feeling, and how you want to feel. For example, you may be terrified of taking the lift at work. And of course, you want to take the lift without feeling claustrophobic and afraid. It’s that simple. I don’t need to delve into your childhood, personal life or insecurities. I’m here to help you resolve that one problem. It’s uncomplicated, and effective.”
What kinds of issues can BWRT help?
“I’ve seen a worrying rise in child anxiety and school refusal in recent years, and think BWRT could be a quick solution to underlying fears before they become long-term, deep-rooted issues.”
“But any emotional, psychological problem could be resolved using this technique. It’s all about helping you get relief from feelings that are troubling you, and being able to move on and enjoy life.”
For further information on BWRT you can call Rachael Slack on 01908 377703 or email email@example.com
New School Dates Available 2015
Do you want to train to become a Hypnotherapist? Rachael Slack DHP MAPHP owner of HypnoLife been awarded full licence to offer fully accredited Professional Practitioner Courses. Group courses are available next one now starting March 2016 and for those of you who want to train alongside an already successful Practitioner - limited places for one to one training with Rachael are also available.
Press Release 25 August 2015
Hypnotherapy School gets seal of approval!
The future is looking bright for Milton Keynes School of Clinical Hypnosis.
Rachael Slack, DHP MAPHP, owner and trainer at Milton Keynes School of Clinical Hypnosis said, “I am proud to announce that Terence Watts, Principal of Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, has awarded us full licence to deliver the widely respected Certificate and Professional Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis”.
“I was very fortunate to train with the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis on a 1:1 basis with Terence Watts, who has mentored me throughout my journey as a therapist and trainer. I feel privileged that he trusts me to continue his good work; sharing that knowledge with talented individuals who want to work towards a fulfilling, prosperous career”.
Ten years ago, Rachael was inspired to become a therapist when she discovered the positive results of hypnotherapy for herself.
Rachael said, “I was so fired up to start my training but finding a suitable school was a minefield; it was difficult to find a credible course and it would have been easy to make a mistake”.
“When choosing a course, it is important to check that the school is authorised to issue registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council”. I would encourage anyone thinking of training to be a hypnotherapist to check that their school delivers the core curriculum which equals or surpasses the National Occupational Standards for Hypnotherapy. I am delighted that we have been approved to deliver a course that meets this standard”.
Milton Keynes School of Clinical Hypnosis is based at the Hypnolife Centre in Bletchley, where Rachael has run her own successful hypnotherapy practice for almost a decade.
The Hypnolife Centre is a wonderfully calm and relaxing environment for my clients and the perfect venue to train and grow as a therapist. With our central location, free car parking and flexible options, training to be a Clinical Hypnotherapist is affordable and accessible. Now is a great time to get into this exciting field!”
For more information about training to be a Clinical Hypnotherapist visit www.mkschoolofclinicalhypnosis.co.uk or call Rachael Slack on 01908 377703.
Press Release 31 December 2014
HypnoLife expands and opens sister site Mindfulife
“Today I will make a list. I will focus on
my goals. I won’t waste time on social media. I will make things happen”.
Does this sound familiar?
Today came and went.
You didn’t make a list. There
are no ticks on your checklist. You wasted hours of your life on social
media. You have achieved nothing. Your goals and ambitions remain unfulfilled and
you vow to do better tomorrow.
comes - and goes. Nothing changes. You start
to feel like a failure and mentally beat yourself up for your inability to just
get on with it. Before you know it, you are berating yourself
for past failures too.
continues and you find yourself locked in a merry-go round of negativity. You desperately want to get off and find a
way to move forward and make your dreams/ideas a reality.
“Things never go right. If
only I could get a grip on myself “
Ever wonder why you can’t move forward?
24/7 culture, it is easy to fall victim to the many distractions available to us. Social media, on-line shopping, satellite TV -
they all help us to create diversions from the tasks we really need to complete. But there is an even greater force preventing
you from focusing on what you need to do.
Not only is this greater force preventing you from achieving your
personal best, it is actively destroying
your ability to live in the moment and enjoy
force is your own mind.
Do you wish you could switch off that
inner negative voice?
Does this sound like you?
“I just can’t seem to concentrate on anything”
“I’m so anxious. All
I ever do is worry. It stops me from
getting on with stuff”.
Take some time out and
try this simple experiment …
Sit down. Switch off
your phone and any other form of technology. Allow yourself just 2 minutes to
focus on your breathing. When you have
completed this exercise, pick this article up and carry on reading.
How many times did your mind wander away from your breathing? Maybe you heard a noise and couldn’t resist
the urge to find out what it was?
Perhaps a colleague or friend said something to annoy you and you found
yourself brooding about it. Quite possibly, you just felt impatient, restless
found this task more difficult than you thought it would be. Focusing the mind on one task isn’t easy. Our minds are so overloaded; we struggle to
switch off for the shortest time.
You may find yourself thinking …
“I just know what will happen if …”
situation where you have to raise a difficult issue or ask for something. Maybe you want to ask a favour of an
acquaintance or ask your boss for a promotion.
imagination takes on a life of its own as you imagine yourself engaged in conversation
with that person. You may feel anxious or angry as you think about what will
happen – you just know what they will
say to you. You may even enjoy imagining your response as you
play the whole scenario out in your head – fantasising about how you will
respond to their criticism or refusal. As the curtain comes down on the final
scene, you decide that you won’t ask them after all. It was a silly idea. It would never have worked out.
Now take a step back.
Do you really know would have happened? Would
that person have reacted in the way you imagined? Maybe their response would have been
different (and more positive) to how you assumed it would be.
Most of us
can probably relate to this. It all sounds harmless enough, until you imagine
how many missed opportunities occur because your own imagination has rejected
the possibility that things could have worked out differently. Your
negative thought process has hoodwinked you into believing that good things
can’t happen to you; that things will
never change. Suddenly, it doesn’t sound harmless at
The point where negative thinking
becomes serious …
“No matter how hard
I try to overcome my depression, I always seem to end up back at square one”.
This is the
point at which the negative inner voice can wreak the worst damage, adversely affecting
your health and wellbeing. If you have
ever suffered a depressive episode, you will know it is difficult to overcome.
When you hit that moment where your depression is starting to lift,
ingrained thought processes and negative behaviours can limit your ability to
recover. Worse still, you can find
yourself slipping back into further
depressive episodes or heightened
anxiety states. You feel stuck on a permanent merry go-round of
Mindfulness can help you regain control.
When unwanted thoughts and negative behaviour patterns are holding you back from personal
happiness and fulfilment, thereis a way forward.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) can help you identify negative thoughts and behaviours and
learn strategies to combat them.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness isn’t just a new, trendy
buzzword. It isn’t merely the ‘in thing’
for new age therapists. Mindfulness is a very real, accessible technique
that you can learn.
It is a technique that enables you to take control and move your life
forward; helping you to set yourself free from the negative cycle that stops
you enjoying life and fulfilling your goals.
It is a suitable technique for people from all walks of life. The common thread that links them is a desire
to take control and banish the effects of negative thought process and
Why might we need mindfulness?
As we have
already discovered with the 2 minute breathing exercise, paying attention to
just one thing is challenging. We simply
aren’t used to it. We very rarely focus
on one thought or task at a time. Our
thoughts take over.
minds are on autopilot, randomly bringing up negative experiences and thoughts
from the past – plunging our present into disarray. Missed opportunities, strained relationships
and unfulfilled personal goals are just some of the undesirable outcomes of our
own negative thought patterns.
Mindfulness can help you recognise your own thought processes and use
strategies to take control.
How can mindfulness benefit me?
Mindfulness techniques can result in the
motivation and a sharper focus on tasks
ability to make decisions and take action
off from unpleasant thoughts and focusing on the present moment
from negative behaviours that hold you back
successful and in control
yourself on the back at the end of the day
in the here and now; no more brooding about the past
relationships and collaborations
happiness, health and wellbeing
at ease within yourself
in all that you do and you will learn
how to be.
a happy, healthy 2015. Rachael Slack DHP LAPHP
New courses starting in 2015 both group and individual sessions are available.
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[12 September 2014]
Local practitioner provides support for “Stoptober” Campaign
Rachael Slack, a Milton
Keynes based hypnotherapist, is urging the public to look for practitioners registered
with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) if they want to
use hypnotherapy to help them give up smoking during the NHS’s Stoptober
Many people use hypnotherapy to
provide extra help when giving up smoking. The Complementary and Natural
Healthcare Council (CNHC) is the UK regulator for complementary therapists that
was set up with government funding and support.
Rachael says: “Hypnotherapy is often used to help clients
achieve the behavioural change needed to stop smoking but it’s so important the
public use someone who knows what they are doing.”
“It’s always a
good day when I am able to help and guide someone towards stopping a dangerous
and unhealthy habits – smoking is the number one habit for which people seek help – second being
alcohol consumption. At Hypnolife we
offer regular discounted sessions for stopping smoking to fully enable people
to rid themselves of this habit which was never a natural or necessary part of
their lives anyway.”
Rachael added that: “Hypnotherapy is one of 15 therapies
registered by the CNHC. There are over 5,200 practitioners on the register and
members of the public can search the CNHC register to find practitioners in
their local area. More than 265,000 searches have been carried out since the
register first opened in 2009.”
For further information,
please contact Rachael Slack DHP LAPHP on Milton Keynes 01908 37 77 03 or email
Visit the CNHC website for
a list of registered practitioners www.cnhc.org.uk.
CNHC’s register is accredited by the Professional Standards
Authority for Health and Social Care.
All practitioners registered with CNHC have demonstrated they meet