What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is only a state of relaxation and concentration at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion.

What Is Fast Track Hypnosis?

Fast Track Hypnosis is a method that I created over the years which combines Hypnosis, Laser Therapy, (if required), and special audio and visual techniques in an exclusive package (unlike any other Local Hypnotherapist in the U.K or Spain) to very rapidly help a person overcome their problem in 3 or 4 sessions ( simple problems normally only take 1 session) as opposed to traditional hypnotherapy which can take much longer, sometimes up to 15 sessions.

Why Fast Track Hypnosis and not conventional Hypnotherapy?

A good example is recently I had a client who had very severe toothache and who had not been to her dentist for over 20 years due to her dental phobia (Odontophobia) and was in utter agony.

A conventional Hypnotherapist would then want to regress the client back to try to trace the cause of her phobia over a series of weekly sessions ( between 12-15 sessions). Using my Fast Track Hypnosis after two sessions (over 2 days) my client then went to the dentist, had the tooth removed and that was that! Basically the client had a problem and wanted it overcome there and then- she didn’t want to endure the toothache for a further 3 months while attending a conventional Hypnotherapist to talk about her childhood.

Are there some people you cannot hypnotise?

No, although the degree varies from person to person.

Should a person who has epilepsy use hypnosis?

No, not unless previously agreed with their doctor.

How many sessions will I need?

Depending on what the problem is, as shown on the following pages, it may take more than one session.

How successful is Fast Track Hypnosis?

The success rate is surprisingly high – because of the specialized Fast Track techniques used, therefore not only is commitment needed, but also the need to be and feel free and at last live a new life the way you want to.

There is no reason why you should put up with something ‘inside yourself but outside your control’, provided you are prepared to devote time, effort and self discipline to be free of your problem.

Do you do group sessions or seminars?

No. All my sessions are completely private and individual. I do not do group sessions or seminars where there are a lot of people attending them, simply because I believe that my clients are individuals and their problems are personal to them and should be treated as such. Also be very wary of “Hypnotherapists ” who advertise “special offers” for the month . Question as to why they have to do this, as a good, ethical hypnotherapist would never need to resort to this to merely attract potential clients through their door.

Shall I be aware of what is happening?

Yes. The predominant feeling of most people is “It didn’t work for me – I wasn’t put out”

So I am not asleep then?

No, you are just extremely relaxed.

Do you do past life regression?

No! I am asked about this on occasions and I always refuse. It serves absolutely no practical purpose in therapy and I would be very wary of anyone who offers this as it is a phenomenon called cryptomnesia.

Cryptomnesia is an instance of extraordinary memory.

Some people , under hypnosis, are able to recall with astonishing detail something he or she has read, seen or heard for the briefest of moments and then has taken on the character role. In one documented case, a psychiatrist was amazed when his hypnotized patient began writing a passage in an old form of Latin. An investigation revealed that the patient had overseen the passage in a book that someone sitting next to him in a library was reading.


No ethical Hypnotherapist would ever use past life regression as a therapy as it only plays on a person’s vulnerability and lack of understanding about hypnosis. It should only be seen for what it is – a party trick!


Fast Track Suggestion Therapy is used for simple problems such as stop smoking, slimming, relaxation, etc, and will normally require only one session (laser therapy is also included at no extra charge and is entirely optional if you so wish). Using Fast Track Hypnosis with its calming and relaxing effects, positive suggestions are implanted which then take root in the subconscious part of the mind. These suggestions alter the bad habits that have built up in your everyday life.

Nail biting is usually over two sessions, but the follow up session is free of charge.

A professionally produced CD is also provided to reinforce all of the suggestions given and to aid further relaxation.


In the unlikely event of you experiencing any difficulties, within the month of the session for anti-smoking or
weight control sessions, and you require a booster session, this second session is free of charge.


If the problem is deep rooted (e.g. a phobia) then more than one session will be required. This would be discussed with you on the initial session as to the nature of the problem and what you wish to achieve from it all.

NOTE: The differences in personality of each client make it impossible to be totally accurate regarding the number of sessions necessary. However, the use of Fast Track Hypnosis dramatically speeds up the process to a few sessions as would be expected from the more conventional “1000 hour” analysis or from conventional Hypnotherapy which would take much longer.

CDs are also provided to reinforce the ongoing results as you progress. Finally, you will be taught self-hypnosis to be able to give yourself positive suggestions without CDs.


Local Hypnosis Centres in Belfast – Ballymena – Coleraine – Omagh

Belfast Hypnotherapy

Belfast Hypnotherapy Centre
37 Lisburn Road
Northern Ireland

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