Master your mind for victory
Hypnosis is the most powerful psychological tool for change that we have. It is recognised as a remarkable means of controlling man’s greatest gift: the human mind.
When you are ready to discover new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, realise, that you have made it to the right place. Rollo Clinical Hypnotist is a worldwide hypnotic resource with private online sessions and in person in Hertfordshire and London
Click here to schedule your free hypnosis strategy session by phone to discuss your goals and set a plan of action for your success.
Is Hypnosis Effective?
Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. conducted a survey of scientific literature to compare recovery rates for various modalities of therapy:
Psychoanalysis can be expected to have a 38% recovery rate after approximately 600 sessions.
Behaviour therapy (Wolpian) can be expected to have a 72% recovery rate after an average of 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy can be expected to have a 93% recovery rate after an average of 6 sessions
Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)
What is Hypnosis and Why Does it Work?
All hypnosis is self hypnosis, the hypnotist is the operator and the client is the co-operator. The hypnotist acts as a guide and helps provide a fertile environment for trance. It is like meditation in some ways but is actually quite different. In meditation you are trained to observe thoughts and let them go, you learn to practice non attachment. With hypnosis you have a goal in mind and are working towards something material, With hypnosis we aim to change thoughts and patterns, whereas with meditation you are instructed just to notice them.
Trance is an everyday experience (like when fully absorbed in a movie or book,, or when driving without paying much attention to the driving.) It is in this state that one becomes open to suggestion because the conscious mind is de-potentiated and this allows suggestions to plant like seeds in the garden of your mind. This is also why the effects of hypnosis can appear magical, though there are good scientific reasons for how it works.
Freedom begins in your mind, in your subconscious mind to be precise. All your beliefs, emotions, imagination, habits, values, protective mechanisms and reactions, creativity and intuition reside here. It is your unconscious mind running the show and chances are if you're stuck, it's likely its because your emotions are getting in the way. Hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and uses more creative ways of addressing the issue.
Will power is a conscious process and is a limited resource governed by how much glucose is in your system and how much sleep you have had. Most folks know from experience that will power does not tend to deliver what you want long term. Like a rider on an elephant, the conscious mind thinks it is doing the steering and has the animal under control, but when the elephant (the unconscious mind) sees a mouse and gets startled, it gallops off the path and the rider has lost all control. At least 90% of your decisions are unconsciously made and then we backward rationalise decisions after the fact (oftentimes in milliseconds.) It make logical sense to use hypnosis to address the unconscious mind does it not? Otherwise I could just tell you to quit smoking or lose weight and you would right?
The academics describe hypnosis in many ways: a place of heightened suggestibility, selective focus, altered states, trance states, amplified learning.
Hypnosis is an amplified experience, it is experiential learning, and is a collaborative process where we work together to help you get the best of success. To paraphrase Richard Bandler, he said I don't know how hypnosis works and I don't know how electricity works, but I know it works :)
I came to Rollo Clinical Hypnotist for an OCD (dermatillomania). I have had 3 sessions with Roland. I came to Roland as I had never had hypnotherapy before and felt like I had tried everything else to combat my OCD. I came to the clinic as I felt like I had exhausted all options and hadn’t investigated hypnotherapy until then. I had tried CBT/therapy/distraction method and countless other recommendations.
Since having hypnotherapy sessions, my OCD has changed dramatically. I think the best way to describe how successful this has been for me is on a severity scale. When I first started, my OCD was and 8 or 9 out of 10. However, now it is a 3. This is such a huge achievement and this difference is felt on a daily basis. Although still a part of my life and not entirely gone, I feel more in control of my compulsions and it doesn’t dominate my life. There is still work to do but with every session I have felt stronger and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I wish I had tried it sooner!
So great to hear from you! I definitely think the sessions worked - albeit to varying degrees. We've moved now to a house in the countryside so there are many, many more spiders in our lives.
Dan is 100% better. I don't think he loves them, but he's able to catch them and let them out in a pretty calm manner! This is a drastic improvement.
I don't think I'm quite as good as that but I was able to catch a spider in a glass and let it outside as well which is the first time I have NEVER been able to do that. Usually, there would just be a lot of screaming and running away haha. I still don't love them but there has been definite improvement on both sides - so thank you!! I'm not sure I would have coped in the new house without your sessions :)
For as long as I can recall I had experienced anxiety on a daily basis and found my mind was constantly racing.Having regular sessions with Roland, through his techniques and calm voice, helped put me at ease and greatly reduce my struggle to shut off from day to day issues. His sessions help improve my mindset massively and I always get huge relief and value from our appointmentsI highly recommend Roland.
Roland helped me with hypnotic techniques to get into a relaxed state prior to surgery. He has a very innovative and memorable approach which was highly effective. Delighted to recommend him.
Here's What People are saying:
“I can honestly say I am now a non smoker. I tried to smoke a cigarette roughly half an hour after our session, didn't like it and have not lifted a cigarette again.
I was even out drinking with friends and was not tempted to smoke. I sometimes get the odd thought but it passes really quickly.
Thank you so much for all your help. I have recommended you to quite a few people and know already of one friend who has not smoked since having a session with yourself.
Fiona Murray “