What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the intended alterations or therapeutic goals desired. The hypnotherapist will ask questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle to decide on the best approach for the individual.

What can hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy may be found to be helpful for those seeking relief from a range of problems and is used alongside a person’s own willpower and motivation to seek a desired goal. It is often used to help the following:

  • Anxiety 

  • Sleep issues

  • Bed wetting

  • Address attitudes to weight

  • Smoking and other addictive type behaviours

  • Minor skin conditions that are exacerbated by stress 

  • Confidence issues

  • Public speaking

  • Sport performance 

  • Pain management

  • Irritable bowel: there is evidence to support its use in this condition for both adults and children and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.


Choosing a practitioner


It is important to choose a qualified hypnotherapist who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of hypnotherapy. You can check whether a hypnotherapist is registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) by searching the register at www.cnhc.org.uk. By choosing hypnotherapists registered with the CNHC you can be confident that they are properly trained, qualified and insured.

Rachael Slack DHP MAPHP is a recognised and registered member of CHHC and meets the strict criteria for such membership.


Rachael Slack DHP MAPHP

The Hypnolife Centre

3 Studio Court, Queensway

Bletchley, Milton Keynes. MK2 2DG

TEL:  07590034127

EMAIL:  rachaelslack@hypnolife.co.uk