I am a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, Stress Management Specialist, unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you achieve your goals so you become the person you most want to be.
Born-and-raised in the French culture with a strong desire to do good, to make an impact on the world by helping people fulfill their dreams, whatever these dreams might be. This is why I am very proud to have created this therapeutic and educational service with a view to touch millions.
I believe that if we are to thrive in today’s world, we have to show up fully and be authentic. This includes our unique set of gifts, our personality, our sense of humor and most importantly, our heart.
I also believe that no matter what obstacles we may be facing, we all have within ourselves the power to overcome them, to change our lives for the better and to achieve our dreams. By so doing, we will change the world, and believe me when I say that the world is in desperate need of that unique talent that each one of us individually possesses.
I'm here to serve, and my healing practice is built on a bedrock of love, an unwavering faith in what's possible for all and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good. I am here to make a difference and to show you how to live a life that is one of a kind, unique and brilliant. A life that you truly love.
So, whether you’re only just starting out on your journey to managing the sources of stress in your life, or looking to make a big change in every aspect of your personal life, I am here to help you reach your highest potential and tap into the deepest wisdom and healing ability that lie deep within you.
...I want you to know as we begin our journey together that even though I possess many gifts, and have the knowledge and the skills to help you achieve your dreams, I am not perfect. Just like everyone I make mistakes. My thoughts are not always positive and I sometimes have days that are filled with fear and self-doubt.
Also, I thrive everyday to overcome my perfectionism. In the past, being a perfectionist has opened the way for procrastination and justified delays. I have delayed doing so many things because they were not 'perfect'. The result is that in the end I did not do them at all!
Now, I give myself permission to show up exactly as I am because many people are crying out for role models, exactly as I am right now. I am now willing to admit to my faults. I sometimes run around town in tracksuit bottoms and hoodie, with a hat pulled over my hair to cover the fact that it is not freshly brushed and quietly hope that I don't come across anyone I know in the Lewisham Shopping centre!
So yes, as I said, do not expect me to be perfect. What you can expect however, is my commitment to bring you the very best of who I am, what I know, what I am living, learning and teaching as honestly and as authentically as I possibly can. You can also expect from me an unwavering devotion to help you live your happiest, most meaningful life which will come as a direct result of overcoming stress and its debilitating symptoms.
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Part of my journey
Once I had finished university, I had several important decisions to make with regards to which area of Psychology I wanted to pursuit. I knew that I did not want to go into psychiatry, because of my own personal experiences with psychiatrists.
When my grandmother died, I became very sad for a very long time. Over time, the sadness turned into depression. I woke up one day and "all the lights had gone out". There was a huge empty whole where my heart used to be.
This is the only way in which I could describe what the experience was like to the grief counselor when she asked me to explain what and how I felt.
There was nothing to feel! In order to feel, you needed a heart, and now there was only a deep dark whole where my heart used to be.
All my everyday activities ceased. Everything that I loved doing most. Going to church, singing in the choir, travelling, going out with my friends, acting, going for auditions..(yes, auditions, I have always wanted to act, it is such fun! I especially wanted to feature in a huge very dramatic story line where I cried a lot!) Wow! You see that is what I used to love about being in the drama society at church. The dramatic roles.
I still remember my last play. It was set on the backdrop of the war in Afghanistan. My husband had left me and our two children to fight in that war and had been killed when the the tank he was travelling in with his convoy was hit by a bomb.
Scene One opens with the army officials knocking on the door and telling me that my husband, Steve, had been killed. I can still recall the emotions that filled my soul. You see, I was not "acting", I was simply re-living what was a reality for so many. Everyday, families were being told of the death of loved ones. Every case was reported in the news on every channel, everyday. So the emotions I experienced were real. The pain was real. The tears were real. I grieved for all those families. For all those beautiful young men and women whose lives had been cut short defending a senseless cause. War is senseless. Pointless.
...The things I enjoyed most no longer held any pleasure or purpose for me. I spent my days lying in bed most of the time, mourning my loss, feeling lost, and wishing to die soon so that I could be with my grandmother.
You see, my grandmother was the only mother I had ever known and the only person in my world whom I knew loved me unconditionally.
She decided that I was to become "her child" when she visited me in the hospital soon after my birth and informed my parents that this was to be so. If you knew my grandmother, you would understand why my father was left with no choice but to obey my grandmother's request that I be brought to "the big house", that is what we called her house because of the sheer size of the property and of the land surrounding it...
Since loosing my Grandmother, I have found healing and have undergone seemingly miraculous changes.
My innate desire to help relieve human suffering was sparked anew and I decided to find the best way of doing just that. As a result, I have attended a number of courses and seminars in a variety of psychological subjects and then went on to study hypnotherapy.
I now run my own private Practice and I feel so blessed that I have the skills and the opportunity to serve so many people on such a profound level, while helping them overcome the stress and other related conditions that are the cause of so much pain and suffering. Conditions such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and many other stress-related symptoms.
Some of the things that I love to do.
I live in South London, very close to the Lewisham shopping center so getting the stuff I need from stores is very easy. I love shopping! (I find window shopping just as rewarding as actually buying lots of stuff).
I spend my free time scooting, cycling and playing the keyboard and the guitar. I also love the ocean. In fact this is my "safe place". Wherever I am, I can always close my eyes and hear the waves crashing on the shore and the sound of seagulls. I like walking the length of the coastline while collecting beautiful sea shells. Just thinking about it all while I write this makes me smile.
In the Summer months, when I am at home, I like spending lots of time in my garden, which is another great love of mine. It feels so nice to fall asleep in the shade on a hot day! I grow flowers as well as vegetables. I especially like planting mixed flower seeds because I am always amazed at the beauty of the many varieties of the flowers that bloom from them.
Apart from gardening, I also like to go to the theater with my friends. In fact, we have formed a group called "theater luvvies" as we all share the same great love and interest for the stage.
The beginning of the journey which has brought me to you.
I began my journey into the power of the mind and human potential at the tender age of 11, when my a member of my church gave me as a birthday gift, a book which related to the fact that I, as well as all human beings, could live in a state of permanent peak experience and happiness. This little book took me through what I call a 'human potential movement' in which I explored, studied and tested my own internal processes and those of others.
I have studied and practiced Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Meditation. I have delved deep into the philosophy behind yoga and meditation and gained fundamental insight into how the body, the mind. I also studied Silva Mind Control, Universal Laws, in particular the Law of Attraction.
Wanting to learn and understand more about the mind and human potential, I completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Goldsmiths College the University of London, where I was introduced to Buddhism by one of my friends.
After my Degree in Psychology, I undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), also at Goldsmiths College the University of London, specializing in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish).
After completing the necessary induction year, I secured a permanent teaching post in a secondary school in London, which I occupied for nine years instead of the 3 years I had originally intended, as my career goal back then was to become and Educational Psychologist.I abandoned that goal because the primary element for me was missing. As an Educational Psychologist, I would not have the opportunity to connect with clients or to impact their lives in the way I would have wanted to do. And so I gained new qualifications as a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and set up my own private practice. I am now leaving my dream to serve my fellow men, to help them heal of their suffering and to empower them by showing them HOW to face life's challenges with a positive outlook, with courage, dignity and grace. This is possible because they now possess the skills necessary to deal with any situation that may arise in their daily life.
I am looking forward to meeting you and to helping you do the same in your life.
I now bring my background of over a decade in schools and in the educational system, together with a deep personal insight and experience into the pressures and challenges that teachers nationwide and worldwide face on a daily basis.
I have combined my first-hand knowledge and experiences as a teacher with modern psychotherapeutic methods and the therapeutic application of the best techniques of hypnotherapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to enable me to create and provide this unique Therapeutic and Educational Service.
My mission is to help as many teachers as possible and who desire it, overcome the distressing symptoms and ravaging consequences of stress, often caused by the demands of the profession. I provide the support and understanding my colleagues in the profession desperately need, together with powerful therapeutic tools and the inner inspiration to change their lives.
If you are a teacher (or someone struggling to cope with the demands of a stressful job, let me help you find relief and show you how to better manage the demands placed upon you.
My Practice is located in the centre of Lewisham South London, and is accessible via the Lewisham Railway Station and the DLR.
Buses 136, 208, 185, 47, passing by Lewisham Railway Station and the DLR station stop within 2 minutes-walk from the Practice.
I am easily accessible to you if you live in Lewisham, Bromley, Blackheath and Greenwhich.
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I have a diploma in Stress Management & Resilience Building (Dip. SMRB.), a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Dip. Hyp.) a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), an Honours Degree in Pyschology (Bsc Psy.) and a RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and the Development of Learning.
I am a Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Registry (GHR), an Accredited Hypnotherapist with The General Hypnotherapy Standard Council (GHSC) and a Member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I studied hypnotherapy and specifically Hypno-CBT - the combined use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy- with Mark Davis at the UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy (UKCHH).
Let us begin.-Mother Teresa-
'Healing with Hypnosis owner, Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist Evelyne Gilles, is a skillful practitioner with a positive, bright personality and a sympathetic and understanding attitude. She brings a wealth of experience and skill to assist you with whatever issues, hurdles or concerns that confront you. Her hypnotherapy skills build upon her experience as a teacher: she will quickly put you at ease and guide you safely to help you explore and address any anxiety triggers, habits or negative thoughts that may be causing you unwanted stress.
You will find you leave your Healing With Hypnosis sessions with your stress or anxiety replaced by a feeling of calm confidence, happiness and positivity.
With Evelyne's help, you too really can "take back control!'
- Tony Troughton-Smith
'My sessions with Evelyne last summer were, surprisingly, refreshingly revealing. I didn't know what to expect but, I found myself disclosing far more than I thought I would which, I believe, is down to her warm and easy manner. I felt very comfortable with her and I knew that I was in control the whole time. Evelyne brought things 'home' to me and made me feel able to deal effectively with the problems I brought to our sessions. Not only am I able to cope with them but, I also know what my 'triggers' are and can see ahead to when familiar, or even unfamiliar, situations might arise for me. It was very difficult for me to admit I needed therapy - particularly hypnotherapy but, I can tell you, from personal experience, that if you really feel you'd like to 'Change Your Mind', make some positive, personal changes for 2019, I would definitely recommend Evelyne and Healing With Hypnosis'.
'I have known Evelyne for a number of years and I can honestly say she is one of the kindest, most compassionate and motivated individual that I know. Evelyne is easy to talk to, a great listener and displays genuine empathy. I have worked alongside Evelyne and I know that her work is not just a 'job' to her. She is passionate about what she does and the impact it has on people's lives. Evelyne's teaching background helps her relate to people from all different walks of life.
Evelyne has been supportive towards me when I faced some stressful situations in my life which included insomnia and anxiety. She was a calm and encouraging presence'.
07512 139 296
Hypnotherapy Practice Location:
33 Limes Grove, Lewisham, SE13 6DD