Hypnosis, the very mention of the word can conjure up images of people clucking like chickens or dancing around a stage or stuck to a chair or any other daft things that have been “staged” to entertain audiences.

However, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, when used in a non-theatrical manner, is a serious and effective form of clinical therapy that can help many people overcome challenges in their lives.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis, also known as Hypnotherapy, ideally carried out under the guidance of a qualified Hypnotherapist, is a changed state of awareness that allows people to feel calm and relaxed.

This fascinating phenomenon of the human mind helps you become open to suggestion and can help you gain control over behaviours you want to change.  Although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behaviour during a hypnosis session.

Hypnosis has been recognised for thousands of years and used for the treatment of pain, anxiety, depression, stress, habit disorders and psychological and medical problems.

Despite being an extremely powerful form of therapy and its success in helping people move their lives forward and recover from traumas, or move on from addiction, it can still seem a bit scary to people and they worry that its some form of black magic and they are going to have their minds controlled.

Some of the most successful people in the world swear by hypnotherapy and how it helped them overcome addiction, anxiety, stress, pain or generally refocus their lives.  The list is endless, from actors like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, to sports people like Tiger Woods and even includes Sir Winston Churchill who used post-hypnotic suggestions to enable him to stay away and carry out his ministerial duties during the war.

How can Hypnotherapy Help?

Often people underestimate how much damage stress does to their physical and emotional health.  Many times, stress, anxiety, and worries are deep routed in their past with traumatic incidents they may have thought they had forgotten about.

Our physical health is impacted by our mental health and vice versa.  Changing negative thought patterns is achievable and the key is in your hand to unlock the past doors and pave a way forward that enables improved health and happiness.  Working closely with the correct therapist you can reprogramme the brain and create new habits.

What can You Expect?

When you have your first session, your therapist will explain the process and establish your goals, what you are trying to achieve and why.

The environment should be soothing and calm, giving you a feeling of security and relaxation.

Your therapist will guide you, in a relaxed trance state, on a journey towards your goals and may help you visualize strong mental images of you achieving your goals. You are fully in control during the whole session.

When the session ends, you will slowly come out of the relaxed trance state, gradually achieving full alertness.


Hypnotherapy can help with the following –

A young athletic woman is jumping as she grips a long, green piece of fabric that’s flowing haphazardly in the wind. The brunette woman is wearing green capris and a white shirt. The sky is dark blue, and the grass is a verdant green.

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Control Anxiety

Calm Anxiety and Create Confidence

Stop Smoking

Stop cravings, Improve Health

Weight Loss

No diets, no deprivation


Stop feeling hopeless, start feeling better

Alcohol/Drug Addiction/Gambling addiction

Stop/regain control of your life


Self-worth/learn to love

Pain Management

Manage chronic pain

Sports Performance

Always a winner/overcome mental blocks


Stand tall/be you


Overcome fears and phobias

Sales & Business Performance

Create a winning mindset

Reduce Stress

Learn to relax


Switch off and sleep soundly

What are the costs?

At The Elite Wellness Group, our costs are 100 euros per session which is usually between 1 & 1.5 hours