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Reduce the symptoms of anxiety

Hypnotherapy is one of several practises that physically alters the habitual anxious response and is capable of reinstating a natural balance of calmness and inner confidence. Hypnotherapists now understand the neurology and physiology of using hypnosis and have evidence from Neuroscience to support this understanding.

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Increase motivation to stop smoking

An experienced hypnotherapist can help you kick the habit of smoking into touch for good. Increase your future health prospects, seek professional advice from a qualified and experienced practitioner today.

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Hypnotherapy – reduces the symptoms of stress


Learn simple hypnosis to reduce your physical, emotional and psychological stress.  This can also include reducing elevated blood pressure.  Stress has been called the 'silent killer' (WHO 2014) as its detrimental effects on health are profound. Use hypnosis to set a healthier balance of physical, emotional and psychological well-being.

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Hypnotherapy helps increase weight reduction

An experienced hypnotherapist will be aware of the emotional and psychological reasons for weight increase and be aware of how to reduce eating habits that undermine a healthier weight. Look for a practitioner today and start the process of reducing heavy pounds.

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Hypnotherapy for confidence and self esteem

An experienced hypnotherapist will help you resolve any unfinished business from your past, enable you to discover more comfortable and adaptive ways of living in the present so that the future is open and inviting for new possibilities. Particularly successful for developing effective work practises in small groups, teams and for the purpose of giving effective presentations but also in the context of developing more personal relationships.

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Welcome to the BIH – we represent competent, ethical, and professional hypnotherapy practitioners.

The British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP (BIH) is one of 12 registering organizations belonging to the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO).

BIH practitioner members are accountable for the services they offer and deliver to the public.  They agree to uphold the BIH Code of Ethics in all aspects of their work with the public.  This includes being fully aware of the current health emergency regarding the COVID(19) virus.  Therapists are advised to always work safely and effectively by following local government restriction guidelines.  Please also be aware, that the National Government guidelines will at times determine local government guidelines.  Where local or national government guidelines are not possible for any therapist to follow, then they will work with the client at a distance using technology.  

Members are accountable for their professional conduct and are answerable in terms of any complaints made against them via the BIH Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

The BIH only accepts hypnotherapy practitioners who have trained and qualified with BIH accredited training courses;  these courses are assessed against the minimum standards agreed by the profession and as such were an important part of Regulation (2010/11).  The BIH also screens its practitioner members to ensure that they are adequately insured to work with the public at all times and that they maintain their annual Continued Professional Development (CPD).   Indeed BIH membership can only be renewed each year with these requirements being in place.

The BIH is an full member of the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO).   UKCHO represents 12 registering organizations in total (at 2021) and is generally accepted as representing the Hypnotherapy profession since 1996.   

BIH Practitioner Membership

The criteria for membership with the BIH, depends upon the quality and level of training to practitioner status.

For the newly qualified practitioner, supervision is also required for at least the first 3 years so that the nature of the work with clients can be monitored, (maintaining confidentiality of clients).

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