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Do you suffer from stress, anxiety or panic attacks? Overweight & want to slim?
Is low confidence or self-esteem a problem? Want to free yourself from habits?
Depressed? Addicted to alcohol, gambling or cigarettes?

Hello & welcome to Scarborough Hypnotherapy North Yorkshire UK
the website of Alan Gray Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, & Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

You may not have considered hypnotherapy before,
yet it is the most natural way to resolve many everyday issues...

You may have tried medication, dieting, counselling and other 'solutions' that didn't work, didn't give you lasting results, or even gave you unpleasant side-effects.

Making changes in your life can happen!

Effective & Liberating Hypnosis for Stress & Anxiety, Stop Smoking,
Weight Loss, Habits, Depression, Sexual Problems, Fears & Phobias & much more...

Friendly and professional treatment to meet your needs.

Why continue to suffer from those things that hold you back:
self-confidence issues * anxiety & panic attacks * low self-esteem * being overweight * lifestyle stress * the smoking habit * fears & phobias *...

Virtually everyone has something that's holding them back
from being as healthy, happy or as successful as they want to be!

Hypnotherapy gently 'reprogrammes' the unconscious mind into positive patterns.

These can include: anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, being overweight, a need to stop smoking, fears & phobias, IBS, sleepless nights, addictions, OCD, or alcohol misuse? Low self-confidence, fear of public speaking, exam or interview nerves, social phobia, emetaphobia, emotional issues, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, being 'stuck in a rut', unhealthy eating habits, gambling, or a fear of flying spoiling your holiday plans? The list can go on... conditions we regularly see at Scarborough Hypnotherapy.

You will find Alan Gray understanding, supportive, down to earth and non-judgemental to help you make the changes you desire. A client-centred approach.

Becoming The Person You Want To Be!

• Happier • Healthier • Calmer • Focused • Motivated • Confident •

Alan helps clients who live in Scarborough Whitby Filey Bridlington Pickering Malton York Middlesbrough Redcar Saltburn Guisborough Market Weighton Driffield Thirsk North Yorkshire

An early initial consultation is often available

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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: alan@scarborough-hypnotherapy.co.uk

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.

Click here to see what Dr Jack Gibson a Leading Medical Doctor said about Hypnotherapy


Do you experience anxiety, get stressed, or suffer from panic attacks?
Perhaps you're being held back by a lack of confidence, shyness, blushing, low self-esteem, or fears of what others think?
Do you suffer from phobias, sexual problems, or shortage of 'get up and go' motivation?
Are unwanted habits causing you and your family distress?
Do you want to improve your health - stop smoking, be slimmer & fitter... lose weight...?
Are limiting beliefs restricting your enjoyment of life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you're come to the right place! Although sometimes helpful, other 'talking therapies' such as counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy do not directly access the subconscious. Additionally, hypnotherapy updates the mind's subconscious memories with changes made at source. And it's a relatively brief process.
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Some Client Comments...
I feel good, I'm more confident, more positive and of course that has an effect on everything - life's pretty good, so thank you! Alison (30) Hypnoanalysis client.
I saw Alan Gray for one hour some 18 months ago and have not smoked since! Frank (53)
I had to give a talk to a group of important people at college and was terrified by the thought! Hypnotherapy gave me the confidence I needed. Susan (19)
Hi Alan, after our last session my weight has dropped over half a stone! Suzi (aged 27)
I think your previous client was right and you do have a magic wand! I'm very happy, thank you. Michelle Jordan, Travel Sickness Client

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An independent survey by Dr Alfred Barrios, an expert in mind-body health (Source: American Health Magazine) showed a 93% recovery rate with hypnotherapy treatment. Hypnotherapy can address many conditions which have a 'mind-component', i.e. where the memory has been 'programmed' to creates undesirable effects - such as a compulsion to overeat, often called emotional or comfort eating. >> Does Hypnosis Work?

Did you know? Hypnotherapy was officially approved by the highly regarded British Medical Association (BMA) as long ago as 1955. The BMA then described the therapy as a ‘valuable medical tool’, a treatment of choice for many psychosomatic (mind-body) conditions.

Hypnosis is a beautifully relaxed & natural state of mind. If you can daydream you can be hypnotised, and never against your will – you retain conscious control at all times.


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The future depends on what we do in the present
Mahatma Gandhi

Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are
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Tuesday 1 March 2011

Hypnotherapist Among First To Get Recognition

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A SCARBOROUGH hypnotherapist has become one of the first in the country to achieve a new national standard of excellence for his therapy. Alan Gray, of Scarborough Hypnotherapy in Falsgrave Road, has been registered by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the UK regulator for complementary healthcare. The recognition places him at the forefront of a national drive to provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public. Practitioners registered with the CNHC meet national occupational standards and abide by a rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.
Mr Gray said: “Achieving registration is not only great news for me and my clients, but a vital step for hypnotherapy.This is the time of year when many people are struggling to keep up their New Year resolutions. The most popular uses for hypnotherapy are stress and anxiety-related conditions, weight control, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual issues, many phobias and addictive behaviours such as smoking and alcohol abuse.”

Hypnotherapy is one of 11 disciplines now recognised by the CNHC. Members of the public can search the council’s register to find practitioners in their local area. More than 40,000 searches were carried out last year. By providing a verification of standards, the organisation allows GPs, hospitals, private healthcare providers and insurance companies to refer patients to hypnotherapy practitioners or to make hypnotherapy more readily available in health centres, clinics, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals.


Please note: Information on this website is provided for general educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute (i) medical advice or counselling, (ii) the practice of medicine including psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, (iii) the creation of a physician patient or clinical relationship. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem contact your doctor or healthcare provider. As with all medical and therapeutic treatments, it is not possible to offer a guarantee of effectiveness. Each person is different in their response and will have varying motivations.

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