A client with O.C.D. treated with Hypnoanalysis

I simply feel much more confident now – in work and in my personal life. My self esteem has greatly increased – I feel like I matter, that I have a value. I walk taller. I no longer feel that I have no right to be here. I feel more physically attractive as a result and much more masculine. I feel powerful and in control.

I avoided relationships with the opposite sex to the point where I convinced myself that I was homosexual. Unbelievably, I now feel that it would be possible for me to have a relationship with a member of the opposite sex! For the first time in my life I feel sexually attractive.

I used to think and plan constantly. I would play out scenarios in my head, usually planning for when things went wrong – this led to the constant worry I experienced. This has virtually stopped. I feel a great deal lighter (of mind) and more spontaneous. I’m simply enjoying life more, now that I don’t have this constant conversation with myself. The O.C.D. has all but disappeared too. I can’t say that all of this has made me feel euphoric in any way, I just feel normal and content and that’s exactly what I wanted out of this. It has honestly been life changing.

Grainne after undergoing Hypnoanalysis

“I went to see Stephen Chan as I had a problem in my life that was becoming progressively worse and was significantly impacting on my day to day life. Over the course of the 6 week therapy I learned things about myself that I had never really known or acknowledged before and suddenly it all became clear and connected. I cannot believe that I waited until I was 37 to seek help for my problems as they have been affecting me for as long as I can remember. Thanks to Stephen and the therapy I am now free of my issues and feel totally happy and confident and know that I will now live my life to the full. I was used to people always seeing a super confident person from the outside but that was never matched by how I felt on the inside until now.

Thank you Stephen and I will not forget what you have done for me.

Grainne”

Ruth, Cancer Help Programme

“Listen Ruthie, believe me right, you’re gonna be ok……” Stevie Chan April 2008

This is what I heard over the phone just a few days after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Now I’m sure that those of you reading this that have either been diagnosed with cancer or that have loved ones delivered the same terrifying news might be wondering what is extraordinary about the above quote. I’m guessing that you will have either received or delivered the same or similar well meaning sentiment and I did many times both before surgery and throughout the course of my subsequent chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. But what Stevie said was totally different and had the most profound effect on me; whereas my dear friends and family desperately wanted it to be true, Stevie knew it to be true he knew that my mind could and would aid my return to full health – and guess what!!? ……..I am ok!! In fact I feel fitter and healthier now than I did before the diagnosis. The anaesthetist claimed that I was calmer and more relaxed than even he was, what’s more the speed of my post op recovery astounded the consultant and the whole nursing team let alone my friends and family! Chemotherapy and radiotherapy were a breeze – I’m NOT kidding! ….. during the course of these therapies I met some lovely people, I excercised more than I had done and enjoyed it too!, I paid more attention to my diet, I indulged myself whenever and with whatever took my fancy, I stopped worrying about things over which I had no contol and I feel so please and proud of what I’ve achieved. None of this was hard, not after I’d listened to Stevie.

Social Phobia/Anxiety successfully helped with The Thrive Programme™

Hi Stephen things are going really well this week has been full of challenges and each one is getting easier each time 🙂

Here is my testimonial –

From being very sceptical that anyone or anything could actually help me and then to find that Stephen actually made it so simple , challenged my thinking and my words and showed me another way of thinking  that has not only helped the original problem I came for but also in all areas of life too!! And that is the difference I think between this and all other therapies is that they only address the issue were as with Stephen, your entire thinking and life outlook is changed or challenged .

Here is his Mum’s TESTIMONIAL:
I cannot recommend Stephen’s work highly enough. He has helped transform my son’s way of thinking to such an extent that this wonderful young man is now able to take charge of his own life and manage what previously were insurmountable obstacles ruled by his anxieties. Stephen became an inspiration and a friend, and we would recommend to anyone suffering anxieties of any kind to seek his expertise.
RMC

Stuart, Hypno-Band Weight Loss System™

I was twenty two stones, suffering from Hypertension, Arthritis, and worst of all sleep apnia. I have tried everything in my 57 yrs to lose weight and keep it off, all the diet sheets in the world didn’t help. I didn’t realize that all the time the answer lay within myself.

I went to Stephen Chan after hearing a program on the radio about the Gastric Band therapy.
In one session he made me feel better about myself than I have in twenty or thirty years, that was last week and I have lost eight and a half pounds from one Monday to the following one. I don’t crave food I don’t even think about it anymore. Next week I have my virtual band fitted by a surgeon of my choice. I am looking forward to being healthy and fit again

Thank You Stevie

Further email…..

Hi Stevie

I can honestly say that my progress after your Hypno-Band therapy has been nice and steady I have now lost 1st 12 pounds in 5 weeks. I would highly recommend to anyone who has trouble with conventional methods of weight loss.

Kind Regards

Adelle, Depression & other problems helped with Changing Limiting Beliefs – now known as The Thrive Programme™

Hey There Stevie,

Sorry for the delay, I’ve been very busy with my life and haven’t had a minute since my few sessions with you!!

From about the age of 14  I started having chest pain, panic attacks, unknown rashes, feeling down and not worth anything, not wanting to go out and socialise as much etc.

The doctors had me diagnosed with:

Sliding hiatus Hernia

Eczema, Psoriasis

Stomach Muscle Spasms

Acid Reflux

They started me on about 5 or 6 different courses of tablets and these tablets only worked for a while, probably because I thought the doctor had found the problem. I was also referred to the hospital for Ultrasound Scan, Chest Xray and OGD (camera down into the stomach) which all came back normal. Who was I to think the doctor was wrong or to question a doctor?

Eventually when I was 19 I had a panic attack when I was driving and the doctor finally woke up and suggested it might be depression or anxiety.  I was started on Anti-Depressants.  I started taking these and they worked for a while but then stopped working.  I was on Mirtazepine, Venlafaxine and also Fluoxetine – but none of them seemed to work and I was getting more and more depressed.  11 months later I was referred to CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as the doctor thought this was appropriate.
I finally thought, ‘good job, this might actually help me’!!!  The first consultation I was very nervous but after seeing the nurse 3 or 4 times, once a month for an hour I realised there was no change at all.  The nurse informed me that I could be going to CBT for years and the Depression will never go away for good.  I got disheartened when, every month I went, we went over the same spiel and was given ‘homework’ to do but never went over it.  I was doing things I didn’t understand and was never told why I was doing it. I actually started getting worse.

As a last resort we saw an advert in the local paper, we were very sceptical but thought we may as well give it a go because nothing else seemed to work.

I work in a medical practice and asked the doctor there if he thought I should go for it.  I was advised very strongly not to go as no-one knew enough about it and he gave me a name and number for another private doctor who would do more CBT which wasn’t working for me anyway!!  I see the same people day in and day out in the surgery and everything seems to be doom and gloom for them.  A lot of them have depression, are on anti-depressants and go to CBT or the psychiatrist – But it’s still not helping them.  When they go into the doctor they reminisce about there depression and always talk about it (this is only making them worse).

I went for my first consultation, Stevie was able to tell me the way I was feeling and I had never even met him before!!  He said I could get rid of my depression within 5 or 6 sessions with him and it would be away for good unless I let it come back.  I couldn’t believe it but was still a bit sceptical.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy wasn’t the right thing for me so instead we did a thing call CLB (Changing Limiting Beliefs).  I found it very interesting because I was finding out about myself.  CLB is similar to CBT but it is very different at the same time, you actually know what you are meant to do and everything is explained properly to you.  It’s all to do with understanding the causes of depression and changing the way you think and feel.

Stevie was my trainer, it wasn’t him that changed me, he just helped me along the way.  I helped myself change all the negative thoughts to positive thoughts and have a completely different outlook on life.  I also learnt the DREAM technique.  I haven’t had a panic attack or chest pain since completing the sessions or any bad thoughts!

Stevie was right – I would be ‘cured’ once and for all – now that I know how to overcome depression it would be impossible for me to go back into it, or get to the state I used to be.

If I had of listened to that doctor I would still be attending CBT, still be on anti-depressants and still be attending my own doctor and also still be stuck in my depression!! I am so glad I went.  I feel 110% better and can’t believe how easy it was to get out and get my own life back! I would definitely recommend this service to EVERYONE.

Thank you.

Fear of Surgery & Confidence issues successfully helped with The Thrive Programme™

Hi Stephen,

I started the Thrive Programme with you a few months back and was telling my friends about it there and thought I must e-mail you to let you know how I’m getting on as I said I would! I must also send you a testimonial for your website at some point.

One of the big worries was an operation I was having for endometriosis (remember I went to have it before and had the anaphylactic reation?), well I had it last month and surprisingly a lot of the scar tissue had cleared up itself which is supposidly unheard of. I would put it down to me not being stressed and in general leading a much healthier lifestyle (practically stopped drinking, just don’t feel like I ‘need’ a drink) in the lead up to the operation. So it went really well and I recovered very quickly from it! I’m off all the big strong painkillers I was on that made me feel better at the time as I don’t need them, and realised the other day that I haven’t taken an anti-depressant in a month, so I’m off them aswell, drug free for the 1st time in years!

It has really had a profound effect on me, everyone is commenting how I’m like the old, confident me again. I had the problem of always wanting to be in control etc and worrying myself sick about dying and other things. I’ve just had confirmation that I’m getting a promotion at work and I know it’s because I’m good at my job and have worked hard rather than a ‘fluke’ as I would have thought before.
I’m standing up for myself with my husband, in fact I’ve turned into a right bitch, but in a good way. He used to threaten to leave all the time if I didn’t give into him, like give him money to pay his car / golf fees etc, now I’m just like ‘on you go love, you know where the door is.’ Funny he never actually goes and things are a lot better between us.

And lastly I’ve dyed my hair bright blonde from the standard brown colour I had it, just because for the 1st time in a long time I actually want to stand out.

Really can’t thank you enough for helping me with the programme, promised to send you a testimonial! I’ve told loads of people about it and really can’t praise it enough.

R

RH, Fear of Driving and other problems resolved using Hypnoanalysis

You are probably reading this because something is troubling you (perhaps it has been for years), it’s getting worse and you don’t know how to deal with it even though you may have tried a number of conventional treatments. You are considering hypnosis but want to go to someone who is trustworthy and genuine and not a ‘rip off’ merchant. My advice is to call Stephen, he is totally genuine, this could be the best decision you will ever make.

As a man in my 50s with a responsible job I was struggling with a phobia that had slowly developed over the previous 4 or 5 years and was beginning to disrupt my life. I suspected it may be work-related as the problem had started following a promotion but I enjoyed my job so couldn’t understand why this would be.

At the initial meeting with Stephen I was neither sceptical nor optimistic but just hoping that the treatment would work.  Stephen was really ‘normal’ and easy to talk to and put me at ease right away. We talked about myself, my family and just briefly about my problem and sorted out some appointment times. I was surprised that Stephen did not want to hear too much about ‘the problem’ but as I found out later ‘the problem’ is merely a symptom, not the root cause, so in many ways is irrelevant.
The first session involved me sitting back on a recliner-type chair with my eyes closed and wearing headphones, Stephen then talked me into a relaxed state. I was fully aware of my surroundings and could have got up and walked away at any time, I was not asleep or ‘drowsy’ in any way. There is nothing weird or spooky about hypnosis but I understand that it is the perception that they will be out of control that puts people off – this is not how it is.

Once relaxed I talked and talked, laughed, and occasionally (to my surprise) cried. This pattern repeated over a number of sessions and after each I felt relaxed and that I had got something off my chest. However, I must point out that after 5 or 6 sessions I felt that I wasn’t making a great deal of progress as sometimes my phobia seemed to have improved but at other times it was still bothering me. I told Stephen of this and he advised me that this was a good indication that we were close to the root of the problem. It crossed my mind that this could be ‘rubbish’ and in fact the treatment wasn’t working but I’m glad to say that I stuck with it and Stephen was right in what he said.

In the end there was no ‘blinding flash’ of light in fact I wasn’t even in a treatment session when the cause of the problem revealed itself, I was on holiday in Spain. It was a ‘picture’ that just popped into my mind, just a memory of a single event that had occurred when I was a teenager. Initially I thought that this was something that I had always been aware of over the years and anyway the event was far too trivial to be the cause of my problem. However, the more I thought about it the more I realised that this was the root of the problem. It had been buried in my memory for almost 40 years. Suddenly I could see a connection between a number of things I had talked about during the sessions. l was on the text right away to Stephen to tell him the good news but we had one more session just to make sure that we had got to the bottom of the problem.

I cannot believe the difference in my life, my phobia has just about disappeared, I have the occasional ‘blip’ (when I remember how things used to be) but I am making steady progress. When I look back I realise that it was not just a specific phobia, I could be quite nervous in social situations and meetings for no apparent reason and I had a permanent ‘knot’ in my stomach which I only really overcame with the assistance of a few glasses of wine. Of course this only worked for an hour or two but now I have found a permanent solution that does not cause a hangover!
Strangely there was an added bonus – an old sports injury which had given me occasional neck and backache over the years has disappeared – I assume this must have been caused by tension rather than the original injury.

Given the dramatic change I can understand why people see hypnotism as ‘mystic’ but having been through the process I can see that it is merely being shown around your own mind by a friendly guide. You choose the direction to go in, you will go down a few blind alleys but eventually you get to where you need to be. Stephen helped me to help myself, it is completely logical and natural.

All I can say to anyone with a problem is to give Stephen a call, trust him, tell him absolutely everything and hang in there – it will be worth it.
RH

Frank, Sexual Problem resolved using Hypnoanalysis

I would just like to say that when I went to Stephen I was a bit sceptical, as I had already been to hypnotist before for the same problem and hadn’t seen any improvement at all,

My ‘problem’ as I called it was premature Ejaculation and I had been suffering from it, well…forever basically. I was at my wits end as I thought I have tried everything I could but to no avail so was very near going to resign myself to the idea that this was just the way my life was going to be.

Then I read Stephen’s website and read about his Hypnoanalysis therapy and thought, what did I have to lose. So I rang, got an appointment and met up for my first appointment where I we met by the most welcoming person I think I have ever met. We quickly got down to work with Stephen explaining everything in a really easy to understand manner.

Once we got to the ‘root’ of my problem and all this bottled up emotion was released it we like a very large weight had been lifted off my shoulders………….

I am now very glad to say that not only has hypnoanalysis helped me get rid of my problem, it has also given me so much confidence and a whole new outlook on life in general for which I am very grateful.
I will never be able to thank you enough but…Thank you.

Social Phobia/Anxiety successfully helped with The Thrive Programme™

“When i first came to Stevie I felt pretty hopeless at getting rid of my social anxiety…I was also feeling semi-depressed and suffering stress related symptoms (unbeknownst to me at the time). Anyways I had just graduated from Uni…. and lived a pretty normal life but i relied on Alcohol waaay to much to socialize. Anytime i bumped into anyone randomly I would go bright red, stammer and feel really shit about it. It prevented me from doing what i wanted which was to play in my band, play sports, and basically live a normal life without being anxious.

I tried many things; two crap self-help books come to mind and was prescribed beta blockers….and prob anti-depressants if i waited any longer. but when i tried the books it just didn’t stick and felt like too much effort.  I tried willpower where i just willed myself not to guess what others thought of me, which worked, for like a day.

Anyways i never told anyone about this, including my family, they just thought i was semi-shy. I also could put on quite a brave front to the point where my mates probably believed i was indeed semi confident… but each time felt like a battle, I wasn’t learning to be confident. Last but not least i started having a couple of “black moods” and even had this weird thing where i kept waking up as soon as i drifted over to sleep (you know that feeling you get when you wake up cause u think you are falling, try having that every time you drift over!).

I’ll not lie i felt hopeless, alone, scared basically like shit!

Then i went to meet Stevie, stumbled upon his website as i thought hypnotherapy may be a last resort…. turns out he didn’t give me any hypnotherapy…. he put me on the THRIVE programme.
He presented me with a book and over 6 sessions we went over the book which teaches you how to manage your thinking, explains why you feel these things and how to get rid of them YOURSELF! In writing this probably sounds like any other self-help book but it’s really not.

I believe it gives you the tools to deal with any situation and do what you want. To top it off Stephen was a great guy, very dead on, easy going and put me at ease.

It took me a little longer to grasp it but when i did I felt fantastic. I can honestly say I haven’t felt depressed at all, with the exception of one time.. but i knew why and was able to get rid of it immediately! Socially I’m a lot better, i can talk to people, be confident, play music, play sports and live my life… I’m still learning but i know with time I will have lowered it significantly. I also feel like I’ve covered all bases, I couldn’t relapse into the way I was before because i would know why i did so.
The way i look at the programme is quite simple. It’s like keeping fit for your mind. Stevie was my personal trainer until I could do it all by myself!

I really think they should teach this shit in schools because I know there will be so many people out there unable to deal with things because they don’t know how….this gives you the tools on how to!
I’m a religious guy too and it did indeed challenge my faith (as you learn that you are in control and not anyone else) but i came out with an equally strong faith….but I’m still in control!
THRIVE!

….oh aye I’m getting a Tattoo! (Before I would have died of guilt)
Cheers Stevie lad, was a pleasure!”

Anon.