About Janice Bowles Hypnotherapy
Hi, I’m Janice, a fully qualified hypnotherapist with over 25 years experience, helping people effectively manage their stress, anxiety, emotional Issues and more.
Hypnosis isn't Magic
It's effects can feel magical however. Apart from the wonderful effects of relaxation, hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind therefore problems can often be dealt with quickly. People are fascinated by hypnosis and sometimes sceptical. Here you can find out more about hypnosis and how anyone can benefit from it.
Hypnosis is Completely Natural
Some people feel a little wary about being hypnotised. Perhaps they've seen hypnosis for entertainment purposes. When you are working with me you are always in control. Here you will discover that hypnosis is a natural part of who you are, as natural as smiling or blinking. It's just so wonderfully relaxing too!
Hypnotherapy is for Health
Hypnotherapy is used to assist people in breaking free from any destructive thought patterns that keep on spoiling their quality of life in some way. But it's not just about problems, it's also about getting in touch with why you are like you are and who you want to be. It is perfect for personal growth and achieving your life goals.
Why I became a hypnotherapist
a brief background story
In 1994 I qualified with a hypnotherapy diploma with The Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypno-healing in London, UK.
My interest in hypnotherapy came about when seeking my own help following personal grief, which developed into depressive episodes. The benefits I gained from using hypnosis was so impactful I knew that I wanted to use what I had learned to help others.
Having hit rock bottom, I completely understand the feelings and challenges associated with anxiety and stress and how easily ones self-belief and self-confidence can be shaken. Hence I've specialised in this area. I have learnt that it is entirely possible to master emotions when they get out of control and build resilience for greater wellbeing.
hypnotherapy is more than just resolving problems
Hypnotherapy isn't only about resolving problems. It's also about helping to create personal change and provide support in achieving someone's individual goals.
The best results come from those with motivation to change. Every client is an individual with unique requirements so each session is tailored to their needs. While sessions are ongoing, it is a partnership of sorts as we work together and I will always strive for the best outcomes in the shortest time possible.
Finding the right therapist to work with is essential. This is why I offer an initial chat as a next step so that we can see if we are a good match to work together.
A brief introduction to hypnotherapy & Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic process for psychological healing that uses hypnosis along with other therapeutic interventions, including guided relaxation, to help you think and behave differently about a particular situation. The positive benefits are often long lasting and permanent.
In a clinical setting, the therapist is utilising the hypnotic state for positive mental, emotional and behavioural change. This can be done both conversationally as well as with eyes closed. A good hypnotherapist uses their skill and knowledge by choosing appropriate language, suggestion, metaphor and reframes.
Hypnosis is the method by which a hypnotherapist helps their client to make a desired change. The word 'hypnosis' refers to a trance state, and a trance state is defined as a focused state of attention. For instance, whenever you are engrossed in doing something, such as reading a book or while watching an engaging movie, you may find that you kind of lose awareness of your immediate surroundings.
Hypnosis occurs in everyone and in everyday situations whether you realise it or not! It is therefore, a naturally occurring state of mind and we can also use it for our benefit as in formal hypnosis.
When we talk about self-hypnosis it is your ability to intentionally put yourself into a hypnotic trance state. There are many reasons why we may want to do this. It can be used during dental procedures, before public speaking, or any situation where high performance is desired. It is used for sleep and pain management and almost anything you can think of.
So as you will see the uses for self-hypnosis are many. What's more, it is super easy to do once you know how.
A hypnotherapist can show you how to put yourself into self-hypnosis and may also give you a powerful suggestion for eliciting the trance state at your will. This is what I did for attendees during my "Mindpower" sessions that I provided in corporate group settings.
Practising self-hypnosis can help you in all kinds of situations such as before a social occasion, to change unwanted habits and of course for every day relaxation.
As I have mentioned, one of the biggest benefits for anyone who regularly uses hypnosis is their ability to relax more, and relaxation alone improves your overall wellbeing and your life enormously. An easy way to do this is by listening to a hypnosis audio.
It was such a relief when I started to think clearly again, my thoughts became more ordered and I returned to the here and now. What I have gained from the sessions has stayed with me as I moved forward – it gave me my life back.
Janice is genuinely a very warm and caring person who is very interested in what she does and how she can help you. Thank you again for your wonderful sessions Janice.
It was a treat to relax in a warm and supportive environment at the end of a working day. I enjoyed going on an effortless journey to distance and enchanting places. I benefited from sleeping very deeply for several days after."
barclays "MindPower" sessions attendees
Excellent, useful and very, very interesting.
Very powerful and will be very useful.
hypnosis feels like
- Have you ever been so involved in a task that you have lost track of time?
- Have you ever been driving and momentarily lost track of where you are?
- Have you been so engrossed in a good book or movie and not heard someone speak to you?
- Do you daydream?
These are just some examples of what hypnosis feels like and usually you're unaware of when you are going into these mini trance states.
Whenever we are absorbed in an activity, that focus of attention is hypnotic. It also happens when we are surprised or shocked and even laughing! And when you tell your friends about your amazing vacation, isn't it as if you're right there, reliving it?
Many people find hypnosis intriguing and almost mystical, yet it is a natural phenomena that provides anyone with the possibility to utilise for their own benefit and personal improvement.
Problems can occur when a behaviour pattern is made in response to a situation that occurred in the past. When the person grows up, the situation changes but the behaviour response sometimes does not. As hypnotherapy can change that behaviour response on a subconscious level, the scope is endless. Whereas most other forms of therapy are carried out at a conscious level, it requires a different way of processing things. That's not to say it isn't of value, it is, it's just that with hypnosis there is little resistance in the mind to effect the desired change.
It works particularly well for issues that were originally created on the emotional level and anxiety driven problems are one such area. When used in combination with other techniques such as coaching and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and psychotherapy, the results can be especially powerful.
Whenever you feel stuck in life or in a rut, you will know that something needs to be done but nonetheless may feel unable to change. This sense of powerlessness can trigger anxiety and once anxiety gets on a roll it feeds itself more. It may get to the point where we don't even know why we are anxious. So sometimes we need someone to actively listen to where we are in life and help us unravel and move forward again.
Coaching is a useful method for looking at where you are now, where you want to be and taking positive actionable steps. This is where a combination of coaching with some hypnosis work really well together so as to deal with any stress or anxiety first. I strive to help you reach your goals by using proven coaching methods often in conjunction with hypnosis for even greater and more effective results. If you are feeling stuck, frustrated and need help shifting to more positive mindset, I will support you unconditionally to a better place.
emotional freedom techniques
EFT is a form of therapy that uses a combination of focused words along with a technique of tapping various meridian points on the head, face, upper body and hands. It is very soothing to experience and effective in treating physical pain and emotional distress including stress, anxiety, PTSD and depression. I have been using this simple yet powerful technique for twenty years.
"The coaching experience for me was a very positive one and of very considerable benefit in helping me to relax and in dealing with anxiety causing situations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Janice’s professional, caring and above all positive approach".
a little more about my back story
In my early twenties I worked for six months with the airline British Caledonian as ground staff. Then I joined British Airways and in 1978 became a flight attendant - then known as a 'stewardess'.
For the next 13 years I worked on various fleets covering many different continents. During this time I gained a lot of experience in dealing with people. As a result, I became particularly interested in behaviour and how to best deal with it.
After about ten years with British Airways, I started to think about what I would do next. I was particularly interested in complementary therapies and enrolled on a reflexology course, followed by therapeutic massage and Aromatherapy, completing the required ITEC Diploma. Now on a part-time cabin crew basis, I set up my own therapeutic massage practice.
In 1991 I had an opportunity to live in France where I stayed for 4 years. Upon returning to the UK I enrolled in a hypnotherapy diploma course with The Atkinson-Ball College of Hypnotherapy and Hypno-healing in London.
My focus was now on practicing hypnotherapy working with private clients, self-hypnosis courses for the Local Education Authority and ‘Mind Power’ sessions for Barclays Bank and other organisations such as The London Business School. Over 2,500 people passed through these in-house sessions.
Over the years I have provided group coaching sessions, relaxation classes, EFT sessions and various other 1-day workshops. Group sessions are incredibly dynamic and positive.
Along the way I have continued professional development (CPD) with Uncommon Knowledge and The Coaching Academy and I am Keirsey Temperament Theory Certified.
Thank you for reading this far - I hope you have found it informative. If you have any questions at all or would like to discuss how I may help you. CLICK HERE
To your wellbeing!