Hypnotherapist Paul Jerome provides Hypnotherapy in Reading Berkshire

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a completely natural, instinctive state of mind where the critical (evaluating and chattering) mind is quieter and the person's imagination is fully occupied with the task at hand (the focal point of the hypnosis). Within this state of mind, the conscious and unconscious minds are focused and aligned and the person is ready to accept suggestions - responding immediately and positively to the suggestions made.

Modern psychology identifies hypnosis as a heightened state of receptivity and responsiveness.

Hypnotic trance is simple but extremely powerful - and when directed suggestions are used with this state, it becomes possible to change behaviour, beliefs, emotional responses and even bodily functions.

Some people say its like discovering a 'control panel' for the mind and body.

Hypnotherapists work with the client to reach this state before suggesting powerfully crafted ideas, thoughts and visualisations to evoke change at the deepest levels.

Changing the way you think in hypnotic trance is Easy...

Essentially thoughts (conscious & less conscious) guide our lives, offering a framework for our emotions, perceptions and behaviours.

Hypnotherapy works by enabling us to be focused and absorbed on the emotions, perceptions and behaviours that a person would like to have on a day to day basis. In the hypnotic state it's possible to alter the way we think - and so transform our lives.

So what is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a cooperative interaction between the client and therapist. The client begins by telling the hypnotherapist what their issues are, and also what they want. The therapist then works with the client to help identify what steps are needed to move the client from their issue, right through to the achievement of their goals. Once the steps have been identified, the hypnotherapist guides the client into a deeply relaxed hypnotic state. Often this is carried out via a guided relaxation, as the client continues focusing more intently on their comfortable inner world. Once the hypnotherapist is content that the client is in a hypnotic state he then presents powerful scenarios and suggestions into the fully absorbed mind of the client - Deliberately put together to enable the client to take the steps to achieve their goal.

What is hypnosis like?

The feelings of intense physical & mental relaxation are very enjoyable. Your mind will stay clear throughout - no matter how deep you go. And whilst you may be told to "sleep" you will not really fall asleep. The hypnotherapist is simply directing the person to relax deeply and enjoy the experience.

Will I lose control?

This is a frequent misunderstanding and nothing could further from the reality. The fact is you can notice and respond to everything whilst hypnotised, and you're an active participant during the process. Everyone in a hypnotic state has the same experience: "Well I could have come out if I wanted, but I didn't want to."

A synergistic dance

One of the better analogies for the hypnotherapy session is 'dancing with a partner'. When dancing, one partner guides whilst the other one follows. The same happens in hypnotherapy where the therapist leads whilst the client follows. And just as a dancing partner can't be forced to make a specific move - similarly the client has full control and selects to follow the hypnotherapist's suggestions.

Why Hypnosis is so effective?

The unconscious mind is where your behaviour is actually controlled. After new behaviour's been consciously learnt, it's assigned to the unconscious mind (i.e. driving a car, riding a bicycle). The way we 'think' about the world around us works in the same way - having taken on concepts and beliefs, we assign them to the unconscious mind and we automatically employ our thoughts, and feelings and behaviours unconsciously - i.e. without conscious control. During our daily lives these unconscious habits of thinking, feeling and behaving are actually controlling us.

To change ourselves we have to start with our automatic thoughts and responses.

Ever questioned why when you try to alter a habit or behaviour it only lasts a short time?

This is due to the lack of alliance between the conscious mind - what we would normally think of as 'will power', and the unconscious mind - or what we would call our emotional brain: Almost every time the unconscious, emotional brain "wins" because most of our thoughts, beliefs, concepts and behaviours have been assigned to automatic unconscious control.

(Which is the reason it gets harder to change as you get older, as you've learned more, you've delegated more to unconscious control).

Hypnosis is an empowering method for bringing the conscious mind, your will power and the unconscious mind into alignment - permitting you to produce the powerful, deep changes required to improve your life.

Hypnotherapy -
A Powerful Solution

Hypnotherapy is an effective, comfortable, relaxing, drug-free option for personal transformation. It's impossible to do or say anything in the hypnotic state which conflicts with your personal, moral and ethical values.

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

At One23 Hypnotherapy I blend two of the most powerful psychological therapies: Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming; offering what I believe to be the most effective and widely applicable therapy currently available.

Goal Based Treatments = Tangible results

Hypnosis is the highest researched therapy, with within over 11,000 professional research documents to date.

It is used by the British Medical Association, the British Psychological Society, the American Medical Association plus the US National Institute of health.

Scientific studies have without doubt established it as one of the most effective methods for treating phobias, anxiety attacks, weight control, pain management, stress reduction, post-operative healing, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and smoking cessation. In addition hypnotherapy has been shown to support habit / behaviour changes, confidence building plus sports performance.

Hypnotherapy can help with...

The session itself:

The entire hypnotherapy session is private and professional.

Any information talked about remains confidential. Hypnotherapy sessions are usually 60 to 90 minutes in length. The session takes place in private, comfortable surroundings. Some sessions can last longer.

How many sessions?

Significant progress can be made after a couple of sessions - though typically a schedule of between three and five sessions will be more effective.


While I can't guarantee I will completely fix whatever issue or challenge you have, I do guarantee you will be completely satisfied with the time we spend together and that if for any reason whatsoever you aren't satisfied then you can take advantage of my 100% money back guarantee.


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Hypnotherapist Paul Jerome providing Hypnotherapy in Reading Berkshire

Paul Jerome
GHR Registered Hypnotherapist

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Professional Memberships:

Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register

Professional Member of the Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Member of the Society of Neuro-Semantics

Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register

Professional member of the Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
- William James