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Thomas Hepburn Hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner.

Based in Glasgow, Hepburn Hypnotherapy offers assistance ( through Hypnosis) in tackling personal issues, particularly anxiety, stress, self esteem, self confidence, obesity, smoking cessation , fears and phobias and helping people rid themselves of negative habits and attitudes. A free face to face consultation is available prior to therapy taking place.
With over eight years experience as an hypnotherapist and having previously worked for over thirty years in Education and Social Services, I have had personal experience of the issues around anxiety, stress, self esteem, obesity and smoking have an informed understanding of the challenges surrounding these issues.
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About Thomas Hepburn At Hepburn Hypnotherapy

Body and mind are intertwined. Every thought and intention you have sends ripples throughout your body. The results depend on the nature of these thoughts, feelings and intentions. They can be so powerful, they can even affect your genes. A particular gene that might produce a disease or protect from disease, for example, can be switched on or off according to how you process the daily experiences of your life. The implications are enormous. Every function of the human being is susceptible to thoughts and feelings.

Doctor David R Hamilton, Ph.D.

As the sole practitioner at Hepburn Hypnotherapy I am an experienced hypnotherapist, and am very much in accord with Dr Hamilton’s book,”How The Mind Can Heal The Body”, which emphasises the connection between what happens in the mind ( thoughts, feelings) and body and the impact these can have on our mental and emotional health.

I have been assisting people for over eight years to manage anxiety, stress, self esteem and self confidence. These issues which are often manifested in obesity, smoking, alcohol dependence, fears and phobias. Tackling the core issues ( anxiety stress and self esteem ) will typically relieve these manifestations. As a therapist,I practise hypnosis, psychotherapy, reiki, mindfulness and E.M.D.R (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing).

We all of us have an inherent ability for self healing, self development and positive change.  Modern life with its stresses and strains can often inhibit these abilities with a consequent loss of self-esteem leading to negative thinking, limiting beliefs and attitudes.  Hypnotherapy ( in conjunction with other therapeutic practices) can utilise the power of the mind and our imagination to help us toward better physical and mental well being and mitigate against the effects of anxiety and stress.

I myself have in the past struggled with obesity, (I was that yo-yo, faddy dieter), was a smoker, suffered from anxiety stress and mild depression.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist, I worked for over thirty years in local authorities with the Education Department and Social Services and became well acquainted with the stress and strains that come with budget cuts, staff reductions, increased workloads, badly managed and ill advised reorganisations that seem to be all too common across our public services.
I was no stranger to that constant worry where problems travel through the mind in an ever constant loop, creating problems that weren’t there; sleepless nights or poor quality sleep leaving us demotivated for the day ahead; the pounding in the chest and churning in the stomach that lead to procrastination and lack of action; the putting off small but often important tasks; comparing ones self unfavourably to others; an inability to accept compliments and that voice somewhere in the back of the mind saying “I’m not good enough”.

I experienced all of these at one time or another.  I was, as previously mentioned, that serial yo-yo, and faddy dieter.  At one time, I was able to easily lose significant weight in a short period of time (1½ stone in four weeks).  This would allow me to bask in the positive attention that such dramatic weight loss would bring but would soon put the weight back on…and then lose it again…and put it back on again etc.  Unknown to myself at the time, this ultimately destructive cycle pointed to a self-esteem issue and my need for attention.

However using psychotherapy/hypnotherapy, Reiki and meditative practices, I have managed to navigate my way through and away from these issues.  There was no sudden epiphany or Damascan flash of light on the journey that led to my resolving these personal issues but rather a steady but sure ongoing transformation which helped me manage anxiety and stress at work and lead a more healthy lifestyle.

Later on, at the age of 61, I was to suffer a mild stroke (more or less fully recovered from now) which affected my sense of balance.  However for the best part of the following year I suffered from chronic fatigue, which considerably inhibited my metabolism and left me unable to be physically active.  Bored and frustrated, this left me (for a while) prone comfort eating.  As a result I had to re-tune my healthy eating plan and use hypnosis and meditative practices to counter the food cravings and the weight gain I experienced in the aftermath of my stroke.  So with time and patience, no matter your age, it is always possible to adopt a more healthy lifestyle and relieve yourself negative attitudes and habits.

In my previous working life as a Community worker with the Education Department and Senior Community Development worker with Social Services, I assisted and supported vulnerable communities in Glasgow and the West of Scotland to identify and tackle their own community issues through their own resources.  I was to take early retirement and re-train in psychotherapy/hypnotherapy.  This has proved quite appropriate, as the discipline psychotherapy/hypnotherapy, encourages individuals to tackle their personal issues (anxiety, stress, obesity, smoking etc) harnessing and often discovering their own inner strength and resources.

My understanding and experience as to how life can throw us curved balls from nowhere (bereavement, illness, relationship break ups etc.) and become an empty void when worry and stress become the norm, leading to maladaptive behaviours, ensures that I obtain satisfaction form employing my skills, knowledge and experience helping others overcome personal issues.

Having resolved my own anxiety, stress and maladaptive behaviours (obesity, smoking etc), I have the insight, motivation and skills to assist others on their journey.

From my Glasgow base I have found my practices of psychotherapy/hypnotherapy. Reiki, E.M.D.R (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and Clean Language are a powerful combination of complementary therapies that harness the connection between mind and body in the most positive manner. I have assisted many people with these personal issues (anxiety, stress, obesity, smoking,) which affect as many of us here in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, (particularly in the caring and public services) giving them tools to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

For effective therapy to take place, it is essential that there is rapport between therapist and client.  To enable this, I offer a free consultation, which lasts for about an hour.  In this way, the prospective client can make an informed decision of the benefits of Hypnotherapy with myself.

To arrange your free consultation please contact me through email, text or simply just phone, 0141 423 4163/07761285667 for an informal chat and find out how he helps people.

Our services include

Hypo-band weight loss

Hypnotherapy has proven effective not only in assisting with losing weight, but with maintaining and stabilising a healthy weight over the long term.

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Stop smoking

Freedom from smoking is achievable through hypnosis, helping you lose your desire for the taste, feel and smell of smoking.