Kathy Wilson – Reporter for ‘The Leader’ Banbridge newspaper.
“Hypnotised and not a swinging watch in sight”
Think of being hypnotised and you immediately think of swinging pocket watches and deep trances. But the truth is more modern and can help with a range of emotional, nervous or psychological problems. ”
A visit to Stephen Chan’s Portadown clinic last week was just what the doctor ordered. I underwent some relaxation and Stress Management Hypnosis and it’s something that I will remember for a long time.
Stephen immediately puts you at ease and quickly dispels any myths and beliefs that hypnotherapy involves a swinging watch and state of trance.
There are no watches and no falling asleep. In fact you feel totally alert to what is going on and you can bring yourself to full consciousness at any time during the session. Stephen handed me a set of earphones and then I just sat back relaxed and listened to what he said. It’s hard to describe what being hypnotised feels like. The best way that I can describe it is a focused state of concentration – a bit like daydreaming, totally unconcerned about what is going on but deep in concentration!
Stephen urged me to relax, feel good about myself and start to imagine myself on a isolated beach complete with swaying palm trees, white sand and gentle lapped waves. I ha
to stop myself from sipping the pina colada sitting to my left and ogling the hunks on the beach.
What a life – and then I had to come back to work in the Leader!
My session with Stephen really did put me at ease and I felt completely relaxed.
Stephen can help people with many conditions, included lack of confidence, smoking, phobias, alcohol/drug abuse, panic attack, sexual problems, compulsions, insomnia, paranoia, weight control, social fears, blushing, public toilet shyness and depression.”