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Meredith’s Story

Meredith’s Story

I’d been having problems over the course of a year or so with anxiety and recurring negative thought patterns. I’d also been finding my emotions really hard to manage and had been dealing as well with intrusive thoughts about a past trauma which I’d never had the...

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Caroline’s Story

Caroline’s Story

Initially I was a bit cynical about hypnotherapy, and whether or not it would work. It all felt a bit wishy-washy I suppose, not very practical, so I wasn’t sure how it would help me. But I’ve been completely surprised by the process and the outcome. I know now that...

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Vanessa and Stephen’s HypnoBirthing Story

Vanessa and Stephen’s HypnoBirthing Story

Orla: So tell me, what do you feel like you’ve gained, either of you, both of you, from doing this HypnoBirthing course? Vanessa: One of the biggest things I think we’ve gained from it has been the education – We’ve just learnt so much about birth, what it can be,...

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Paul’s Story

Paul’s Story

The one thing that might have stopped me coming to hypnotherapy was that I was a bit concerned about the amount of control I would have. I suppose I was aware that there was an element of the unconscious about it, and it seemed a bit like maybe I’d be handing over my...

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

I didn’t know that much about hypnotherapy before I started it – I was hopeful it would help, but felt like probably it was going to be a pretty short-term solution, like maybe I would be ‘hypnotised’ into feeling better about everything, and then this would wear off...

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Kelly’s Story

Kelly’s Story

When I first made contact with Orla about the problems I was experiencing I was in a very bad place, stuck in very negative thought processes and patterns and ways of thinking. I felt like I was in a very dark hole. It was like a really black tornado. And I couldn’t...

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