Alan Gray of Scarborough Hypnotherapy is a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner with many years experience in practice. Alan's qualifications include the highly regarded "gold standard" Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is the only nationally accredited qualification in this field at practitioner level. His other qualifications includes a PhD in Metaphysics (Philosophy,Theology and Spirituality), Doctorate in Complementary Medicine (Specialising in Cognitive Hypnotherapy), and Advanced Diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Stress Management. He is an accredited member of several professional associations and adhers closely to their Codes of Conduct, Supervision, Ethical & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) standards.
His professional memberships include:
• Senior Advanced Practitioner, General Hypnotherapy Register
• Accredited Member, The National Council for Hypnotherapy
• Full Member, The Hypnotherapy Association
• Senior Accredited Member, National Council of Psychotherapists
• Master Practitioner, UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners
Alan is also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is the Department of Health (DoH) Quality Standard for Hypnotherapy. He was one of the first UK Hypnotherapists to be approved by this regulatory body. The CNHC is the government approved UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists.
Alan Gray is one of the most highly qualified hypnotherapists in the North of England and his full qualifications and acceditations are listed in About Alan. And unlike most hypnotherapists, Alan completed a course of 12 sessions of hypnoanalysis (analytical hypnotherapy) himself as part of his training and personal development. This was a requirement of his initial qualification and designed to resolve any underlying emotional or habitual issues that could adversely influence his work with clients.
As well as many hundreds of individuals, Alan Gray has worked with student doctors from the Hull and York Medical School and for North Yorkshire Police. His clients have ranged from 6 to 90 years old. Youngsters under the age of 16 must normally be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Is Hypnotherapy Regulated?
As an established complementary therapy, hypnotherapy is now regulated through a voluntary arrangement with the DoH approved Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Although there is no statutory requirement for hypnotherapists to be on this register, it is often the better qualified and more experienced practitioners who are members of this body.
The DoH have recommended that the public consult a CNHC member. The DoH are also on record in recommending that healthcare referrals should only be made to CNHC registered professionals.
Alan Gray is the only CNHC accredited Hypnotherapist in the Scarborough area.
The doctors' organisation, the British Medical Association (BMA) officially recognised hypnotherapy in 1955 as an effective complementary therapy used to address a range of psychosomatic problems, including anxiety, stress-related and habitual conditions.
To quote the popular TV medical presenter Dr Hilary Jones from his book Doctor, What's the Alternative? (1998): "Despite continued suspicion amongst some members of the medical profession, hypnosis has become one of the most scientifically accepted of all complementary therapies".
Who Is An Ideal Client?
To succeed clients need to be reliable and at least reasonably open-minded. Impatient people expect unrealistic 'quick-fixes'.
Hypnotherapy is a 'partnership' between client and therapist, where each client has their own personality, perceptions and motivations. Motivation for change clearly helps.
How Hypnotherapy Can Help
There is an element of public misconception about hypnosis due to stage shows giving the impression that it is 'mind control'. It's not mind control, but a pleasant and natural state of mind - similar to a relaxed daydream. Reassuringly, there is no loss of conscious control and the mind is not (unlike the impression given in stage hypnosis) being taken over in any way by the hypnotist!
If you believe only weak-minded people can be hypnotised, in reality the reverse is true. Open-minded people with at least average intelligence respond well to hypnotherapy. But absolutely everyone can enjoy hypnosis - it's a natural and daily state of mind for us all. The 'reprogramming' achieved with hypnotherapy has wide potential to facilitate beneficial change.
Hypnotherapy is not about 'miracle cures.' As a scientifically proven approach, it provides realistic solutions to a wide range of 'mind-related' everyday problems. This is because hypnotherapy reaches the unconscious mind quite unlike other treatments.
Of course, hypnotherapy does not replace your doctor's diagnostic skills and is not claimed in any way to be a cure for all ills. The main areas of application are a wide range of psychosomatic, habitual and chronic conditions.
It is now scientifically understood that much of what we think and do can be strongly influenced by unconscious (subconscious) thought processes - our automatically flowing thoughts. Where these occurs as negative 'programming' they have a detrimental effect on our health, confidence and self-esteem. They create physical and mental disharmony. Many 'mind-linked' chronic conditions thereby develop from unconscious automatic thinking of which stress and anxiety are often central causes.
Safe And Natural State Of Mind
Hypnotherapy is natural and drug-free, utilising the mind as natures most powerful resource. We progress with a peaceful mind, in harmony with our emotional and physical needs. In Hypnosis you won't go to sleep, and you won't 'go under' anything! Instead you remain fully in control at all times and reach a new level of beneficial and heightened awareness.
Using a MRI scanner, brain wave activity during hypnosis can now be scientifically measured. In this focused state, research has shown the mind to be unconsciously enhanced. Learning, memory recall and the ability to address behavioural patterns are all improved, aided and processed during hypnotic trance.
Does Hypnotherapy Work?
The vast majority of individuals will gain a benefit from hypnotherapy if they engage with the process with an open mind, allowing the therapy to work. Conventional medicine largely relies on medication to 'manage' psychosomatic symptoms (such as depression and panic attacks) and unwanted 'side-effects' are unfortunately a possibility for some people with some drugs.
Where the mind is involved hypnotherapy has the potential to make a positive difference. Typically this includes people who suffer from: fears, habits, phobias, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, anger, IBS, sexual issues, OCD, lack self-confidence, want to stop smoking, lose weight, are obsessive or compulsive, have examination, test and interview nerves, low self-esteem, seek personal development, want to increase their motivation, and many other aspects of health and success.
|Hi Alan, I attended an interview last week and I felt very relaxed and confident, Hence a phone call this morning with an offer of the job, how great is that !!! So I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Regards, Brenda
If you want to make positive changes to your life, then start by contacting Alan Gray today by phone or text: 07722 071217 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
| • Alan will provide an appointment in the near future that suits you.
• Confidentially discuss your needs & issues before beginning therapy.
• Provide full professional support throughout your time with him.