Healing With Hypnosis - Hypnotherapy & Stress Management For Teachers -
South London (Lewisham, Blackheath & Greenwich)

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
-Rachel Naomi Remen-

As today's statistics show, teaching is a very stressful profession and every teacher has different stressful challenges to overcome.

My mission is to give you the resources you need to overcome your stress and transform your life and grow through awareness, education in collaboration.

During our work together my goal is to effectively help you understand your own stress response, triggers and symptoms and to work at the level of the psychological factors which are increasing and/or maintaining maladaptive stress responses.

Together we will design a treatment plan and select the most effective strategies and techniques that will calm your body and mind and also build your overall sense of well-being and your resilience to stress thus creating deep, lasting change.

There are many types of conditions and stress-related symptoms that hypnotherapy can help you with. Among the most common that I deal with are:

Work-related stress

Workplace stress is a major source of stress for many teachers and this has escalated progressively over the past few decades. Read more on my blog

Increased levels of job stress as assessed by the perception of having little control but lots of demands have been shown to be associated with depression, anxiety, hypertension and other disorders. The severity of job stress depends on the magnitude of the demands that are being made and the individual’s sense of control or decision-making latitude he or she has in dealing with them.

Stress can cause symptoms such as high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, palpitations and can eventually lead to stress related illness such as ulcer, hypertension and (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome. It can also lower immunity and cause low morale, relationship problems and lower motivation in personal life at work and at home. Everybody has a different threshold? some people cope better than others. Hypnotherapy can work to reduce and prevent the effects of stress and stress related illnesses.For more information or to make an appointment call now on 07512 139 296 and in a matter of weeks you can reduce your stress.


Is an unpleasant state in the body of physical sensations such as feeling unable to breath, palpitations, feeling giddy, shaking, sweating, nausea, chest pains, headaches etc. Also anxious thoughts worries and fears –some of which are illogical and irrational because of this some people get anxious behaviours such as avoiding going out, travelling on public transport, driving meeting friends etc. Some people will also experience panic attacks. Worrying about having a panic attack can increase anxiety and can increase the likelihood of having panic attacks. It becomes a vicious circle.

Although anxiety is very common some people don’t like to talk about it and it becomes an isolating condition, many people think they are going mad. It is possible with hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) usually 5 to 6 sessions initially can help you overcome psychological and physical aspects of anxiety to take back control of your life.

Panic Attacks

Is a surge of physical feelings of fear/anxiety – a collection of some physical feelings at once, such as racing heartbeat, difficulty breathing, dizziness, trembling, shaking, sweating, chest pains. hot flushes, sudden chill, tingling in fingers or toes. Fear of going mad or dying. The person has these thoughts that actually make it worse. The person is feeling frightened physically and mentally, terrifying for the person. They avoid situation where it happened before such as supermarkets or the pub. Eventually it takes over their lives and they end up fearing fear itself. Hypnotherapy can help in usually 5 sessions.


Hypnotherapy can help to address insomnia and any underlying causes . Your insomnia may be caused by disorders such as stress, anxiety and depression. However, you may have simply fallen prey to negative thought processes leading to vicious cycles that create your own self-fulfilling prophecy. If you are constantly worrying about getting to sleep, it is likely that you will be correct! To a certain extent, we are what we think… If you think you are an insomniac, you probably are…

Whatever the causes, hypnosis for sleep enhancement is extremely effective. By addressing your sleep problems early, you may prevent the onset of serious psychological disorders.

There is a wealth of research supporting the use of hypnosis in sleep disorders including insomnia. A clinical review of hypnosis and relaxation therapies published in the British Medical Journal considered the existing research on hypnosis and concluded that hypnosis was proven to be effective for treating insomnia. (Vickers & Zollman, ‘Hypnosis and relaxation therapies,’ BMJ 1999;319: 1346-1349).


Do you find that you lose your temper easily or find it difficult to let go of frustrations? Have you ever found yourself reacting out of anger in a way that you later regretted? Does your rage seem so strong at times that it scares people, including yourself? Have you ever been told that you should consider anger management? To some events in our life we respond with anger, which is a normal and healthy reaction. It can, for instance, motivate us to protect ourselves from physical attack. On the other hand, we may find that anger gets out of control, causing problems for ourselves or others, or we may simply react angrily when we could have dealt with things in a better way.

Whatever the cause of your anger, you can break free from it and its impact on your life. Even if you have always struggled with controlling your temper, know that you can change. Perhaps you have tried various ways of controlling your anger in the past, with limited success. That’s okay. You did the best you could at that time, but now is the time for a new approach to anger management. To truly manage your anger in a better way, you need to make changes to that deeper part of your mind. You can achieve this with the help of self hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

How can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Hypnotherapy help you overcome your stress?

CBT and Hypnotherapy will put you back in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We will work at a pace that suits you while addressing each of the symptoms and challenges you are facing.

Using proven therapeutic techniques, I can help you manage your stress levels and build your resilience so you can enjoy freedom from the unhealthy negative emotional states of (anxiety, anger, frustration, depression, fatigue...), that accompany stress, so you can finally experience greater ease, empowerment and effective living.

In addition, my systematic approach to mindfulness, relaxation, self-acceptance and to changing your thinking habits and behaviour, will make it easy for you to achieve your therapeutic goals.

I would like to encourage you to take advantage of my FREE 30 minutes hypnosis session

Resilience Building And Stress

Being resilient does not mean that you will never experience stress. It means that when a stressful situations do arise, you will be able to adapt to them, to cope with them, and also to recover quickly from any psychological impact the stressful situations may have caused.

More on my Approach:

I practise Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) which combines hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The combination of CBT and Hypnosis creates a powerful treatment solution that can help you manage stress and other stress-related conditions, by changing the way you think, feel and behave.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is an enjoyable and relaxing experience which allows you to access your full potential with relatively little effort and in a short time. It is most commonly used to treat stress and anxiety, but has also proven very useful for other mental and physical health problems as well. By using the latest advancements in CBT Techniques, I can help you easily and quickly learn a new approach to positive personal change.

Rest assured that during the process, you are in full control all the time. You cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to do (unlike in the case of "stage hypnosis" as shown on television, where individuals are seen to be made to behave in uncharacteristically strange ways!)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) forms the basis of most Resiliency-Building Approaches, has the Strongest Evidence Base for Effectiveness of any of the talking therapies, and is an approved treatment for stress-related disorders by the @15 (BMA), the @13 (AMA) and the @14 (NICE).

Both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and "Hypnotherapy are Supported by MORE Scientific Research than ANY OTHER Complementary Therapy".
- The Which? Guide to Complementary Therapies, 2002 -

An evidence-based approach - "does it work?"

I adopt an evidence-based approach because I believe that all my clients deserve to know that the treatments I provide are effective.
I also believe that good therapy is common sense therapy. It shouldn't be mysterious or mystical or include unnecessary ideas or theories.
That is why I explain and teach self-hypnosis to my clients according to known principles in psychology and physiology.

At Healing With Hypnosis I use the following ways of dealing with a stress and related conditions, each of which has a strong evidence base for effectiveness:

- Cognitive behavioural therapy,
- Applied Relaxation Training,
- Hypnotherapy,
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy (Mindfulness Meditation)
- Assertiveness and Self-Expression Training
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Attention Training
- Applied Relaxation (learning to relax as a skill and in the situation)
- Assertiveness and Self-expression (be yourself more!)
- Disengaging from thinking and greater contact with the present moment (mindfulness and cognitive defusion)
- Mental stillness and mind-centering techniques
- Taking action and approaching that which is meaningful and important in your life (commited action around valued living).

I believe that therapy should always be about giving you a sense of personal control. Clinical research shows that by giving clients more control and choice during the therapeutic process inevitably leads to a stronger and more robust personal mental health and psychology.

Get help now with a Certified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Stress Management Specialist.

Treating Stress

The first step in treating your stress, is to identify which ones of the many symptoms you are experiencing.

Below is a more detailed list of stress-related symptoms that indicate you are experiencing too much stress. These can be psychological, emotional, physical and behavioural. These symptoms can come from yourself, your work, your home, any combination of, or maybe even all three.

Psychological signs:

  • Inability to concentrate or make simple decisions
  • Memory lapses
  • Becoming rather vague
  • Easily distracted
  • Less intuitive & creative
  • Worrying
  • Negative thinking
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

  • Emotional signs:

  • Tearful
  • Irritable
  • Mood swings
  • Extra sensitive to criticism
  • Defensive
  • Feeling out of control
  • Lack of motivation
  • Angry
  • Frustrated
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of self-esteem

  • Physical signs:

  • Aches/pains & muscle tension/grinding teeth
  • Frequent colds/infections
  • Allergies/rashes/skin irritations
  • Constipation/diarrhoea/ IBS
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Indigestion/heartburn/ulcers
  • Hyperventilating/lump in the throat/pins & needles
  • Dizziness/palpitations
  • Panic attacks/nausea
  • Physical tiredness
  • Menstrual changes/loss of libido/sexual problems
  • Heart problems/high blood pressure

  • Behavioural signs:

  • No time for relaxation or pleasurable activities
  • Prone to accidents, forgetfulness
  • Increased reliance on alcohol, smoking, caffeine, recreational or illegal drugs
  • Becoming a workaholic
  • Poor time management and/or poor standards of work
  • Absenteeism
  • Self neglect/change in appearance
  • Social withdrawal
  • Relationship problems
  • Insomnia or waking tired
  • Reckless
  • Aggressive/anger outbursts
  • Nervous
  • Uncharacteristically lying

  • It is often the behavioural symptoms that are noticed, as they are more obvious, but by this time stress has been going on for many months, maybe even a year or more.

    Sometimes it is easier for someone else to recognize stress in you, but it is not so easy to recognize it yourself. It is also easy to dismiss the symptoms or to expect that they will go away, but they may not. The symptoms that affect you will often accumulate until you are forced to take notice of them.

    Don’t rationalize the symptoms away, if you are not sure - ask your GP, especially if the symptoms are long lasting.

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    Evelyne Gilles
    07512 139 296
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    Hypnotherapy Practice Location:
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