What is hypnotherapy?

Sheila Granger

What is hypnotherapy?

Sheila Granger has delivered her unique brand of solutions for self-improvement and goal achievement to thousands of people across Hull and the East Riding, but the question on everybody’s lips, what exactly is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a skilled verbal communication, used during hypnosis, which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour. In a typical hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist will ask the client questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle. The hypnotherapist and client will decide together on the changes or goals that are desired.

Hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide range of medical, dental and psychological problems. Areas of application include anxiety and stress conditions, weight control, addictive behaviours (including smoking, alcohol and substance misuse) and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy is also used to enhance performance in several areas such as sport and public speaking.

How can hypnotherapy aid weight loss?

Virtual Gastric Band consultationA Lifestyle Engineer and professional UK Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sheila is internationally recognised for her pioneering work, in particular with The Virtual Gastric Band concept for weight loss, which she offers at her Beverley-based practice, on the outskirts of Hull.

The Virtual Gastric Band is a non-surgical technique which uses the power of hypnosis to retrain the person to be satisfied with smaller portions of food. Clinical hypnotherapy convinces the mind that the stomach is full after a smaller amount and there is no desire to eat more.

A Virtual Gastric Band is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain.’ It changes a person’s attitude towards food and helps them regain control over cravings and bad habits. Feedback shows increased willpower and no need for the person to deprive themselves of the foods they enjoy.
Weight is lost naturally and consistently without dieting.


It isn’t easy finding the time to take your hypnotherapy business to the next level but with Sheila’s distant learning packages you can learn at a time, place and pace to suit you, whether you live locally in Hull or the other side of the world.

When you opt to do the distance training programme you can rest assured that Sheila will still be dedicated to supporting you in the same way she would if you attended a live training seminar You will be able to have a one-one-one Skype session with Sheila after you have received the materials should you have any questions or queries.

How to build a successful hypnotherapy practice

Sheila Granger Successful PracticeSheila’s work is evidence based, and she continually conducts research on the efficacy of hypnotherapy, this helps build her credibility and enables her to give a more thorough service to her clients. Currently, she is working with the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in schools and colleges across Hull, helping students perform at their best.

As a hypnotherapist, you are selling a valuable service to those who need it. In order to be successful in this highly competitive world it is important to have some idea in your mind as to how you can go about getting yourself known to the public.

Below are some useful tips and tricks for starting your own hypnotherapy business:



Sheila Granger
The Beverley & Molescroft Surgery
30 Lockwood Road
HU17 9GQ