Michael Hughes Hypnotherapy

CBT(Hyp) SFBH (Hyp)



Free CD with your Initial Consultation

When you take out a course of treatment with Michael Hughes, we give you a complimentary relaxation cd.

This is essentially self-hypnosis and by listening to the cd at home in between sessions works to implement, strengthen and emphasise positive changes. It can be listened to during the day or at night before bed
for best results.

Micheal's hypnosis session on cd helps you eliminate stress from your life and supports your ongoing course of treatment between sessions. In just under an hour you'll start to feel calmer and more assured, as your stress levels drop and you begin to realize just how tense you were.

Just sit back and listen to this powerful hypnosis session, as it gives you the ability to take a break
from stress and learn to unwind.

Simply sit back and chill out as this powerful recording increases your ability to stay cool and take things easy, helping you:

• Eliminate stress from your life
• Leave the anxieties of the day behind
• Regain your composure and inner calm

Within minutes of listening to our hypnosis recording, you'll begin enjoying profound, positive inner change that will absolutely amaze you.

To book your free initial consultation, call now on

01179 076412.




When you have decided to answer yes but you have been struggling with that final push to stop smoking, hypnotherapy can help.

Your subconscious mind is where your habits and behaviours are stored and hypnotherapy can provide powerful suggestion to help you break the habit.

Anti-smoking therapy takes place over two hours, requiring just one session and no initial consultation.

To book your free initial consultation, call now on

01179 076412.


How can hypnotherapy help?

Because, naturally, we know that smoking is a major cause of mental and physical stress. We also know that we have much more control than we believe we have.

Most of us give up when we go to bed, have an operation, etc, etc. With the help of hypnosis the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed, thereby enabling us to do whatever we consciously want to do.

Almost every smoker gives up during their lifetime and science now tells us that 80% of all cancers are now actively caused by smoking.

The Risks of Smoking
Every year, around 120,000 smokers in the UK die as a result of their habit.

As the Scientific evidence and statistics shows, cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK, but we already know that, so why do we continue to smoke when we know the risks?



Weightloss Hypnotherapy

Weight Control is Michael's specialist area and he has been successfully helping people to reduce and maintain their weight for years now. It's not about diet's, we know that, it's not about what you can't have either but creating a healthy relationship with food.

Motivation is the key ingredient and that's where hypnotherapy provides that help for you to achieve your desired shape and size.

Re-education concerning dietary factors, exercise, goal setting and weight monitoring are all included with an understanding of how, when and why you eat whilst reprogramming your subconscious, to adopt new strategies and obtain fresh perspectives surrounding your relationship with food.

Michael has years of experience in helping people to gain control and achieve their desired weight, making people feel good again about their body, self-esteem and confidence which all have a positive impact on the rest of your life.

What are the Benefits?

• Adopt healthier eating habits/ portion control
• Regain control of your weight/ lose weight
• Control hunger and appetite
• Overcome Boredom eating
• Increased motivation
• Regulate metabolism
• Stop emotional eating
• Curb Cravings



About Michael Hughes

Michael trained at CPHT in Bristol, a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the UK. Five years on, Michael holds many professional qualifications and is a registered member of the most respected Hypnotherapy organisations in the UK.

Michael also works in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, which are both inclusive of the most up to date modern techniques. Both of these disciplines offer the best
benefit for my clients.

In 2010, I intend to complete the Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor Qualification to help other hypnotherapists and further promote hypnotherapy and its incredible benefits.

I work extremely hard within the profession and it’s a job I love and remain passionate about helping people develop their potential, overcome their limitations and achieve more than they ever
thought possible.

After demonstrating 5 years experience in Clinical Practice, I progressed to a MNCH Reg ‘Registered Member’ of the The National Council for Hypnotherapy is the UK’s largest independent, not-for-profit governing body for Hypnotherapy practitioners. ‘The high standards it requires for membership ensures that all of our therapists must have achieved a certain level of training and demonstrated competence in practice. In addition all our members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics & Practice, which includes the requirement for Professional Indemnity Insurance’.

Below are the reputable and accredited organisations of which I am a member:

Member of The United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (Registered)

Member of The National Council of Hypnotherapy - MNCH (Reg)

Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists



What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is drug-free, there is no physical manipulation and the conscious mind, with its anxious or analytical thoughts is bypassed.

It is the conscious mind that can often hinder the success of other forms of psychological work such as counselling. Beneficial results are often achieved faster than with other therapies.

What we say to ourselves; how we think, determines how we feel and act and ultimately becomes our everyday living reality. Hypnotherapy allows us to be more focused on the positives in life and with a clearer state of mind we are able to gain insights and new perspectives on our life.

Hypnotherapy is now widely recognised as the most effective, powerful and safe way to bring about positive changes in your life.

Hypnosis, combined with therapy provides gentle, fast, effective and powerful treatment for many emotional, psychological or anxiety related symptoms, please see the treatments page for more details.

If you are new to hypnotherapy or just curious and would like to know more, just click here to watch a National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) video of a typical person talking about her experience of Hypnotherapy.



What Can Be Treated?

The following lists represent some of the major areas that can be effectively treated using hypnotherapy.

The list is not exhaustive, so please give me a call or email me if you need further information. An approximation of the number of sessions is specified as a approximate guide:


Insomnia and sleep patterns

Hypnotherapy is highly effective in the resolution of disrupted sleep and/ or insomnia. Approximate number of sessions – 3-5.


Well-being and pain management

Hypnotherapy for overcoming or coping with pain, illness, IBS, high blood pressure. Calming relaxation for general well-being.


Elimination of phobias

Hypnotherapy for Phobias of all kinds, such as fear of heights, spiders, enclosed spaces, etc. Also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Weight Reduction

I have an excellent track record with weight control hypnotherapy and I have a specialist interest in Weight Reduction and have been helping clients to reduce their weight and maintain positive changes for some considerable time now. .


Anxiety and stress-related conditions

Hypnotherapy for general anxiety, sleep disturbances, panic attacks, blushing, stammer, exam or driving test nerves, fear of public speaking or stage fright.


Removal of addictions and obsessions

Hypnotherapy for smoking, nail biting, bed-wetting, gambling, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.


Motivation and performance enhancement

Hypnotherapy for overall confidence and focus, sports or work performance, lack of confidence and low self-esteem.



Hypnotherapy for depression and mood disorders.

The above list highlights some of the areas where hypnotherapy can help, but there are many more.

To make an appointment for a free initial consultant to establish if hypnotherapy can make a positive improvement to your life, call

Telephone: 0117 9076412
Mobile: 07967 122 938.



Frequently Asked Questions

What will it feel like?

The hypnosis experience is different for everyone. People generally find it very relaxing. Some also experience temporary feelings of lightness, heaviness, or tingling.


Is it safe?

Yes. No-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when in trance people can still reject any of the suggestions given if they are not appropriate.


Will I reveal personal secrets whilst in Hypnosis?

No. Hypnotherapy is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are in full control of all you say and do.


Will I lose consciousness whilst in Hypnosis?

During Hypnotherapy the client is always fully aware and in control of everything that happens. It's like day dreaming, so even if the therapist left the room and never returned you would come round by yourself within a few minutes, people naturally do this.


Are there any dangers?

None. You will be in a safe environment and will simply be relaxed.


Can anyone be hypnotised?

Most people can go into at least a light trance, this is sufficient for most hypnotherapeutic goals. Therefore everyone can benefit from Hypnotherapy to some extent.


Can I get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis?

No, you can come out of hypnosis at any time.


Will I remember what happened during Hypnosis?

You will remember some things but not all, but this is the way the memory normally works. For example, when you listen to a speech you don't remember everything that has been said but you will recall the majority of it.


How many sessions will it take?

The number of sessions required varies but overall hypnotherapy is a relatively short term therapy and my goal is to work with you for the shortest time necessary for you change or to achieve your goal. Please see treatments for an approximation.




With the exception of anti-smoking hypnotherapy which lasts up to two hours, other hypnotherapy sessions last up to an hour. Payment is accepted by cheque or in cash at the end of each session.

Initial Consultation - FREE
Hypnotherapy sessions - £60.00
Anti-Smoking Hypnotherapy - £130.00

Terms and Conditions


Please give 48 hours notice if you have to cancel your hypnotherapy appointment as often other patients could use the appointment, especially as there can be a waiting list. If you do not give 48 hours notice to cancel your appointment you will be charged at the full rate.

Please note that room charges still have to be paid and time has been spent in preparation for each session and please consider other people on the waiting list for treatment.

Certain private health insurance policies may cover part of the cost of your hypnotherapy treatment; HealthShield and Paycare are good examples of these. To find out more, please contact your policy provider.



Contact Information

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

email: info@michael-hughes.co.uk
website: www.michael-hughes.co.uk

phone: 0117 9076412
mobile: 07967 122 938 (Direct)

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