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

Tracie McCann ‘Leader’ Advertising Manager.

Tracie turns to hypnosis in a bid to beat the weed.

tracie_photoLeader advertising manager Tracie McCann has tried almost everything to kick her 40 a day habit into touch.

However up until last week Tracie was still locked in her addiction with no sign of a way out.

That’s when she made the decision to put hypnotherapist Stephen Chan’s claim, that he can get smokers to stop smoking in just one hour, to the test.

Stephen is an analytical and clinical hypnotherapist and has offices in Portadown and Newry. He claims that over 95% of the hundreds of smokers he has helped quit gave up easily and permanently after just one session. And Tracie is now a firm believer in the power of hypnosis after a very positive session with Stephen.

“I was smoking 40 cigarettes per day for the past 17 years and was really struggling to give up,” said Tracie. “I’d tried just about everything without success and jumped at the chance to go and see Stephen.”

“He explained to me that smoking wasn’t about an addiction to nicotine but rather it was all in my mind, Stephen said that my beliefs are my reality and if think in a certain way I can change.”

“The hypnosis past lasted about 15 minutes and was completely different to what I imagined.”

“I had prepared myself for some Paul McKenna type antics, however it wasn’t like that as I was to made to wear headphones and listen to a tape of subliminal messages.” “Stephen told me to relax and feel myself becoming more and more relaxed throughout my body.” “While I was in this state Stephen put very positive suggestions into my head and told me I was a non-smoker.”

So far the treatment seems to be working with Tracie still off cigarettes.
“Since my session with Stephen I haven’t thought about smoking which is amazing as before I constantly thought about having a cigarette.” She said.

“I would certainly recommend Stephen and after being very sceptical about the whole process I am now a firm believer.”

Kathy Wilson – Reporter for ‘The Leader’ Banbridge newspaper.

“Hypnotised and not a swinging watch in sight”

kathy_photoThink 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.”

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

Depression helped with Hypnoanalysis

“Ever sat in your doctors surgery hoping for some guidance or relief and all you get is anti-depressants? Well I did on and off for ten years, along time for tablets to take effect. But you see they suppress your mood at the time and don’t really deal with your problems. Hypnotherapy is a way to meet your problems face on and get them out of the way there and then, no ifs no buts. After that they are gone completely a huge weight lifted off urn shoulders or that horrible lump in your throat or feeling in your stomach gone, and I mean gone. I’m not a religious person but I guess you could describe it as being born again, and I’m definitely not narcissistic but I now love my life and me as a person and how I feel is deal with my everyday ups and downs. I wish I was prescribed these 10 years ago. So go ahead give it a try because not only will you find yourself but you’ll also find a good friend”.

Thanks for everything, the very grateful”, K.L. Uprichard.

Lena Headey, from The Game of Thrones – testimonial.

Two things….. If you are struggling in your life, give yourself the biggest gift, do this and once you’ve started don’t give up and get all “this is bollocks” ….                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Actually, think what you like, just keep going back to Stevie no matter how it all feels; it doesn’t take long, a blink in a lifetime. It’s truly liberating and life changingly wonderful.