Testimonials

Testimonials and Client Feedback for Stephen Chan

IAEBPverified_testimonialsHypnotherapist and licensed Thrive Programme™ consultant at Ulster Hypnotherapy: covering Belfast, Portadown, Ulster, Lisburn, Newry, Armagh, Antrim, Lurgan, Dungannon and Dundalk, Northern Ireland

 

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.

Joan, Anxiety Problems resolved with Hypnoanalysis

To put it simply, the money I spent on Hypnotherapy was probably the best investment I have ever made. From the person who went to see Stephen for my initial consultation to how I feel now is nothing other than extraordinary. I discovered a lot about myself and how and why I felt the way I did. In the end it was almost like a lightbulb moment – the switch was flicked and the light flooded in!

I now am confident that I can handle anything that comes my way and my anxiety levels have reduced vastly. I am a much, much happier person. The whole process was not as daunting as I had imagined, largely due to Stephen’s professional, reassuring manner. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson “…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” I breathe easier, much easier – thank-you Stephen!

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.

Geraldine after undergoing Childbirth Hypnosis

geraldine100baby“I visited Stephen a couple of weeks after I found out I was expecting my first child. I had a phobia of doctors all my life and I knew that in order to enjoy my pregnancy I had to overcome the fear of ‘white coats’.

After one session I had overcome my phobia. During this session Stephen advised me of hypnosis he did around the pain of child birth and how hypnosis could make the experience more enjoyable and less painful. I have got to say I did not think this was possible but as with any first time mum I would have taken or done anything to alleviate my worries about childbirth.

So eight weeks before my due date I had three sessions with Stephen and was given cd’s to listen to during labour, I was still sceptical up until I went into hospital but I can say now my daughter was born in April and I had only four hours of labour and my only form of pain relief was gas and air. I had a wonderful stress free labour and my daughter was and continues to be a very relaxed and happy baby benicar online. If I am lucky enough to have a second child I will use hypnosis again.

Geraldine Devine.”

Fear of Public Speaking successfully helped with The Thrive Programme™

I went to Stephen to help with what I thought was a phobia of public speaking. As I spent more time with Stephen and reading Rob Kelly’s book I was made to realise it was all down to my badly managed thinking, this was the first step in my road to recovery.

As my time with Stephen passed my confidence began to grow and I realised what was important in life and what wasn’t. The 6 weeks have changed my life in many aspects, I am starting law in September which i am aware involves presentations which now don’t bother me, my “fear” of public speaking has diminished.

Thank you Stephen for all your help and giving me lifelong knowledge and skills when dealing with problems and stress 🙂