Hypnotherapy Hypnosis NLP Edinburgh Glasgow.

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Professionally Registered
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Adhering to NOS
Dedicated to Ongoing development
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Therapists with Supervision access
First established 1993

Welcome to Scotland's Premier Therapy and Holistic Personal Development Site

'Therapeutic care & Personal Development - The solution to your problems is in you'


Hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, Edinburgh and Glasgow. (CNHC Registered Practitioner)

We are complementary health practitioners, not alternative health practitioners. This means that we work WITH the medical profession. If you have an illness or injury, or if you are going to embark on a new diet, fitness plan or if you have any uninvestigated symptoms, you must consult your medical doctor. 

CNHC registered hypnotherapist: Stuart
Stuart: CNHC registered Hypnotherapist


Hypnotherapy is a generally misunderstood therapy, thanks to poor films and the silly mystique encouraged by stage hypnotists.

There is nothing magic, mystical, mysterious, controlling or unethical about hypnotherapy. It is simply professional therapy using the state of relaxation known as hypnosis.


The word comes from the greek work for sleep - hypnos. It actually describes the natural state of relaxation between awake and asleep that we have come to know as "hypnosis".  You go through this state every time you fall asleep and every time you wake. If you can sleep, you can use hypnosis or self hypnosis.

  • Everyone who is capable of sleep can enter hypnosis.
  • You know what is going on, you are not controlled.
  • You can hear what is being said.
  • It is a natural state, you go through it every time you go to sleep.
  • It is not magical or mystical.
  • It has nothing to do with any faith or religion other than the state is similar physically to trances and deep prayer.
  • You do not need a deep state of hypnosis for therapy to work.
  • Rapid inductions are not therapeutic, slow relaxing inductions are far more valid in therapy.
  • Hypnosis is not a therapy, it is a state of relaxation.
  • Stage hypnotists are in no way qualified as therapists.


Hypnotherapy is the use of a variety of therapies in the relaxed state known as hypnosis. Therefore you need to be a qualified therapist in order to use it. It is easy to induce a state of hypnosis, it is the therapy part that requires far more professional skill. This is why stage hypnotists should be avoided.

Methods used include:

  • Visualisation
  • Analysis
  • Affirmation
  • Autogenics
  • Regression
  • Positive self image
  • Advanced psychotherapy skills and CBT
  • Stress Innoculation Therapy

NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming

NLP uses a similar state to a hypnotic trance, only far lighter. It is known as an "altered state" rather than a "hypnotic state" since it is less relaxed, and indeed sometimes uses an "up" state instead. NLP is actually not a therapy in it's own right, it is instead a modelling tool. A number of brilliant therapists of their day were modelled by the founders of NLP in order to try to enable recreation of their abilities. The result was NLP.

What are NLP and Hypnotherapy used for?

They can be used for their primary goal -  cognitive behavioural change. In other words changing the way we think and behave in certain situations. It can also be used for dealing with past events and recovering from them.

Part of cognitive behavioural change is dealing with phobias and fears using variations of stress innoculation therapy. This makes both hypnotherapy and NLP highly effective in dealing with any irrational fear. 

In the same way cognitive behavioural work, and motivational affirmations and visualisations are highly effective in making positive changes for:

  • Self image
  • Sports
  • Sales
  • Weight loss motivation
  • Addictions
  • Exams and public speaking
  • Other positive change issues
Both Hypnotherapy and NLP are most effective when combined with other CBT Cognitive Behavioural Change Training! Look for a therapist with additional CBT / Psychotherapy/ Coaching experience and qualification.

Qualifications and Standards

As with all therapies the practitioner should adhere to the National Occupational Standards (NOS Hypnotherapy, NOS Healing) and have recognisable qualifications. These include ASET 4 awards in Hypnotherapy, and ASET level 3 awards NLP.

Stuart: Hypnotherapy ASET Level 4, NLP ASET Level 3. Stuart is also the author of an  Level 4 NLP training course which leads to an NCFE certificate of achievement. Stuart first qualified as a hypnotherapist in 1993 and has been providing Hypnotherapy and NLP professionally since that time.

In the first instance drop us an email or use the feedback form to contact us. We can then advise whether we feel we can appropriately assist you.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for hypnotherapy. Stuart is CNHC registered. Stuart is also a full member of the National Council of Psychotherapists and the National Association for Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.

Please do not encourage those "hypnotists" with no therapy background who pretend to help people!

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From 2010 psychological therapy will also contain elements of mindfulness and CBT in order to increase client development between sessions.

We adhere to appropriate National Occupational Standards, carry professional insurance and support  regulation of therapists. We support the coming voluntary regulation of psychotherapy and counselling. Stuart is a CNHC registered hypnotherapist (voluntary regulation of hypnotherapy).

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