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Postnatal depression hypnosis

  • by Alan Piper
  • 04 Nov, 2016

Postnatal depression and hypnotherapy

Pop singer Adel

Postnatal depression is back in the news after singer Adele has told of her battle with postnatal depression following the birth of her son, Angelo. She told Vanity Fair magazine that she felt, at the time, like she had made ‘the worst decision’ of her life.

While she says she now loves her son ‘more than anything’ Adele admits she really struggled adjusting to motherhood.

And she is not the only one. Statistics show that it is a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth, says the NHS. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common.

Adele’s partner Simon Konecki advised her to talk to other mothers about her concerns after she admitted that she was ‘obsessed with my child’ and felt very inadequate.

The Vanity Fair interview comes as Adele reaches the end of her 10-month tour to mark her album 25. She admits she still feels uncomfortable spending time away from her son.

“I’m enjoying touring, but at times I feel guilty because I’m doing this massive tour, and even though my son is with me all the time, on certain nights I can’t put him to bed. I never feel guilty when I’m not working,” she adds.

“You’re constantly trying to make up for stuff when you’re a mum. I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him.”

The NHS says it is important to seek help as soon as possible if you think you might be depressed, as your symptoms could last months or get worse and have a significant impact on you, your baby and your family. With the right support, which can include self-help strategies and therapy, most women make a full recovery.

And the Royal College of Psychiatrists says Postnatal Depression is a depressive illness which has symptoms similar to those in depression at other times. These include low mood and other symptoms lasting at least two weeks.

The National Council for Hypnotherapy says postnatal depression is essentially another form of clinical depression, this time brought on by having a new baby. And this is caused by undue feelings of stress and anxiety.

As a major part of a hypnotherapist’s work is helping the client cope with a variety of stresses and anxieties, the hypnotherapist can assess each individual’s stress and anxiety.

They will identify the root of the anxiety and, after establishing the client’s goal as to how they would like to feel, they will then work together to reach that goal using a range of different techniques. Every therapist may use slightly different techniques, but all will be working towards the same goal.

Hypnotherapy, adds the NCH, can effectively lower the incidences of postnatal depression and in the UK, hypnosis is increasingly being used to reduce the risk of postnatal depression.

It has been shows that hypnotherapy treatment eliminates the negative messages about birth and these messages often come through stories in the media or on television.

Women are conditioned to believe that birth is perilous and fraught with danger and it is this expectation of fear that creates the tension. But hypnotherapy works at the subconscious level, changing instinctive perceptions of birth so that it is seen as a positive experience, making mothers aware of how they can be in control and be free of fear for a different birthing experience.

Hypnobirthing, or hypnotherapy for childbirth, can help overcome fear and anxiety around conception, parenting, the birth and other postnatal events.

Says the NCH: “Hypnobirthing can reduce stress and anxiety (not just for you, but also for your baby), boost your confidence to be a parent and give mothers a feeling of control so the birth experience is the best it can be.

“Hypnosis works at a subconscious level, changing instinctive perceptions of birth so that it is seen as a positive experience, enabling birthing mothers to trust their body. It also makes mothers aware of how they can be in control and manage their environment, keeping it free of threats.”

Article re-posted from 3rd November, 2016 by NCH News

#postnatal #depression #anxiety

Hypnotherapy in Ashford,Staines,Sunbury,Chiswick

by Alan Piper 26 Mar, 2017

Our Teenage Programme.

We  offer a specially designed course of consultations for Teenagers and their parents, providing them with the best methods of  reducing their teenage anxiety and supporting them to enjoy life and make the best of their opportunities.

All teenagers go through huge psychological and emotional changes that last some years and research has shown there is a corresponding structural development taking place in the teenage years.

Understanding these natural developments that occur in the teenage's and their effect on behaviour, hormone production, sleep patterns, decision making, risk assessment, emotional reactivity, memory, attention span, motivation, self confidence, intellectual resources, etc, not only helps the teenager but also helps the parents understand why their teenager is behaving in the way they are, so reducing stress for everyone!

We can also help them with proven effective methods to quickly and easily reduce exam and interview anxiety - a powerful way to boost their confidence and results throughout their lives.

 We also provide sessions for teenagers experiencing phobias, eating disorders, addictions, sleep problems, bullying, exam nerves, loss of self confidence and relationship problems.

For more information on how we can help your teenager's please call us on 01784 392449

by Alan Piper 24 Mar, 2017

Alan Piper - HPA, DipNLP, MUFH, GHSC/GHR, DipCMT

I am Alan R Piper, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and General Hypnotherapy Register. I also hold a diploma in neuro-linguistic programming and complete mind therapy.

I trained exclusively on a one-to-one basis with the late and most respected of clinical hypnotherapists Bob Neill. (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy and had studied, developed and practiced hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in 2006).

Some of my qualifications and certifications include:
  • Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy - (CMT) Dip.C.M.T
  • Diploma in Neuro-linguistic programming - (NLP) Dip.N.L.P.
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - HPA (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association)
  • Philosophical Counselling Practitioner in Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

I am also a   Reiki   and Shamanic master specialising in panic disorders, stress, and anxiety. I am GHR and GHSC registered, following a strict code of ethics and practice (as part of membership conditions). I am fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

If you are looking for a professional   hypnotherapist   or psychotherapist, simply get in touch with me. Based in Ashford, my services are easily available to those across the London and Surrey regions.

by Alan Piper 24 Mar, 2017

Alan Piper - HPA, DipNLP, MUFH, GHSC/GHR, DipCMT

I am Alan R Piper, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and General Hypnotherapy Register. I also hold a diploma in neuro-linguistic programming and complete mind therapy.

I trained exclusively on a one-to-one basis with the late and most respected of clinical hypnotherapists Bob Neill. (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy and had studied, developed and practiced hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in 2006).

Some of my qualifications and certifications include:
  • Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy - (CMT) Dip.C.M.T
  • Diploma in Neuro-linguistic programming - (NLP) Dip.N.L.P.
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - HPA (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association)
  • Philosophical Counselling Practitioner in Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

I am also a   Reiki   and Shamanic master specialising in panic disorders, stress, and anxiety. I am GHR and GHSC registered, following a strict code of ethics and practice (as part of membership conditions). I am fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

If you are looking for a professional   hypnotherapist   or psychotherapist, simply get in touch with me. Based in Ashford, my services are easily available to those across the London and Surrey regions.

by Alan Piper 24 Mar, 2017

Alan Piper - HPA, DipNLP, MUFH, GHSC/GHR, DipCMT

I am Alan R Piper, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and General Hypnotherapy Register. I also hold a diploma in neuro-linguistic programming and complete mind therapy.

I trained exclusively on a one-to-one basis with the late and most respected of clinical hypnotherapists Bob Neill. (Bob Neill was one of the forefathers of hypnotherapy and had studied, developed and practiced hypnotherapy since the 1950s up until his death in 2006).

Some of my qualifications and certifications include:
  • Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy - (CMT) Dip.C.M.T
  • Diploma in Neuro-linguistic programming - (NLP) Dip.N.L.P.
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - HPA (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association)
  • Philosophical Counselling Practitioner in Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
  • Member of General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

I am also a   Reiki   and Shamanic master specialising in panic disorders, stress, and anxiety. I am GHR and GHSC registered, following a strict code of ethics and practice (as part of membership conditions). I am fully insured with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

If you are looking for a professional   hypnotherapist   or psychotherapist, simply get in touch with me. Based in Ashford, my services are easily available to those across the London and Surrey regions.


by Alan Piper 24 Mar, 2017
Our weight management services offers a final solution for sensible,long term weight management which includes a 6 week weight management programme where, the employees will learn everything they need to know to lose weight steadily and healthily. For more information Call Kate on 01784 392449
by Alan Piper 23 Mar, 2017
Our weight management services offers a final solution for sensible,long term weight management which includes a 6 week weight management programme where, the employees will learn everything they need to know to lose weight steadily and healthily. For more information Call Kate on 01784 392449
by Alan Piper 20 Mar, 2017
Our Anxiety Management services for businesses are designed to help employees successfully meet their responsibilities,reduce long term sickness absence for employees suffering stress and anxiety,support your teams manage customer relationships and meet targets confidently and professionally.


by Alan Piper 20 Mar, 2017
Our Anxiety Management services for businesses are designed to help employees successfully meet their responsibilities,reduce long term sickness absence for employees suffering stress and anxiety,support your teams manage customer relationships and meet targets confidently and professionally.
by Alan Piper 18 Mar, 2017
by Alan Piper 18 Mar, 2017
Our Work Anxiety Management services for businesses are designed to help employees successfully meet their responsibilities,reduce long term sickness absence for employees suffering stress and anxiety,support your teams manage customer relationships and meet targets confidently and professionally.

Our Anxiety Management Services
  • Help contribute to your businesses overall customer service experience.
  • Help contribute to your businesses sales results and targets.
  • Help contribute to your businesses quality requirements and results.
  • Help contribute to your businesses reduction in employee sickness.
  • Help contribute to your businesses employee retention.
  • Help contribute to your businesses employee productivity.
  • Help contribute to your businesses social responsibility agenda.
  • Help contribute to your businesses legal compliance.
  • Help contribute to your businesses cost base reduction


For more information on how our Employee Anxiety Management services can help your business not matter how big or small,please call us on 01784 392449
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