May 082016

Just reading news, statistics on depression could be disheartening. Media primary focuses on how terrible things are – “Pill-popping Britain: UK takes more anti-depressants than almost all of Europe” (Daily Mail 21 November 2013). “Someone Googles ‘Depression’ Every Two Seconds In The UK” (Huffington Post 19 January 2015).

The good news about depression – you are not alone.

Even better news – there is a way to re-program our minds, therefore emotions, consequently behaviour , thus habits and results.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a remarkably powerful process to re-align the conscious mind with naturally positive thought patterns. Hypnosis boosts the lower frequency brain waves associated with sleeping and dreaming and drops the higher frequency waves associated with full wakefulness. It prompts the conscious mind to back off and the subconscious mind to take a more active role.

1. Hypnosis allows the subconscious mind to clean up the mess:

Without questioning we trust our subconscious mind to beat our hearts, to circulate blood and deliver oxygen to our cells. We don’t consciously control processes happening in our bodies. Wellbeing is our natural state. When the conscious mind is relaxed, the subconscious mind cleans up the created dis-order. It allows the conscious mind to function the natural way, attracting thoughts of ease and happiness.

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you

as much as your own unguarded thoughts” Buddha

2. Hypnosis helps to identify the reason behind depression

Most people have what Dr. Fritz Perls called “unfinished business” with their losses, be it a loved one, a job, or a home. These unresolved feelings, such as fear, guilt, regret, resentment, blame, anger, jealousy are energetically stored in the body and must be released in order to move forward. They otherwise become deeply buried beneath the numbness created by the anti-depressants and addictions. Clinical hypnotherapy removes the underlying cause of depression and creates peace with the past, that otherwise continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours.

3. Hypnosis helps to release stored negative emotions

With hypnotherapy, we can go down to the deepest level of the most traumatic experiences, memories and stored emotions to release them from the energetic field. Through hypnosis new neurological connections are created in the mind to allow people to see situations in a more positive way. When this process is completed, people feel that their depression has lifted, they let go of compulsive thoughts or behaviours that no longer serve them.

4. Hypnosis helps to replace trauma with empowerment

With each healing session of clinical hypnotherapy, the old haunting thought patterns will be replaced by an easier and more beneficial way of thinking. Positive suggestions and affirmations are now working due to the underlying triggers being released.

5. Hypnotic suggestions create long term wellbeing

Improved thoughts and emotions create positive effect on the physical body. By freeing yourself from depression you grant yourself the access to unlimited joy, peace, wellness and abundance. The better it gets, the better it gets. The physical body will benefit and soon reflect the newly gained inspired way of being. Inspired = in spirit = reconnected with the universal energy that flows through everything that is. Chronic pain and headaches often disappear, sleep and eating habits improve, happiness, appreciation and friskiness for life become the natural way of Being.

Irina Valentino Hypnotherapy

By Irina Valentino,  

Clinical Hypnotherapist 

Tel. 07877141692


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy” – Dalai Lama


“There have been several life changes over the past few weeks. I am feeling a great deal more relaxed. My motivation has vastly improved to how I was a month or so ago. I am feeling very much more sociable and outgoing. I am now very positive – if almost seems as though I was a completely different person with negative thoughts & not enjoying life at all.” – Gina, was off work for over 8 months with depression before she discovered hypnotherapy.

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Aug 142014

Hypnotherapy in Norwich and Wroxham

A good friend of mine requested a hypnotherapy treatment: strong, unwanted emotions were tearing into her well being and family relations.

Is hypnosis safe? Isn’t it harmful for your health and mental state? Is it ok to have a few hypnotherapy sessions?” she asked, like so many clients, before treatment.
So I resolved to pull down the veil and bring some light and clarity to a misty subject.

What is Hypnosis?
Paul McKenna, one of the most famous British hypnotherapists, equates our human mind with a computer. Like the computer which is re-programmable, our minds can elicit destructive and unhelpful thought processes or behaviour. Our minds are able to change their focus and engineer new, and greater outcomes.

Hypnosis is a mighty tool for re-wiring the conscious mind. Such is its power, that it can align the conscious and the sub conscious. As a deep relaxation form, hypnosis involves the fixation of attention and engages the imaginative spectrum of the mind.

Conscious and Subconscious MindsIt is a form that allows the human being to elevate above our conscious mindset. Multiple perspectives become visible to us-the unconscious library section is open. It is a powerful technique for bringing out the best in us.

We human beings are actually hypnotised on a daily basis without often knowing it. I am not talking about silly, embarrassing actions like dog barking! The hypnotic trance-like state is similar to those few seconds before you fall asleep or the first seconds of waking up. You are not really asleep and not really awake. It is a dream like state where your conscious mind has not ignited the chatter between two ears yet. It also could feel like the fixation of reading a book; watching TV; staring upon stationary or moving subjects; following the road whilst driving; losing your sense of time and what’s going on around you.

The Foundation of Hypnosis

Delving into the archives of ancient history, we find that the trance like state has been known and used for thousands of years. In fact, from the study of primitive peoples’ healing and religious ceremonies, there exist the elements vital to place people into a hypnotic state. By rhythmic chanting, monotonous drum beats, together with strained fixation of the eyes, the village shaman or priest is able to induce catalepsy of the body for healing to take place.

Benefits of Hypnosis

Is hypnosis effective?

According to a clinical hypnotherapist Wendi Friesen hypnosis can “gently release blocks and fears, and create a new inner belief that will set the wheels in motion to make changes in the way you think, feel and behave.”

The reason for hypnotherapy sessions is to implant new, powerful thoughts into your subconscious that will cause you to believe in your ability. Consequently your thoughts, feelings, actions, habits and successes will change.
Hypnosis is a relaxed, NATURAL state; there are no side effects to it, except letting go of stress, phobias, nervousness and unwanted habits. You are safe; it’s only a change, so with peace of mind and happiness gained, you can get on with your life.

By Irina Valentino, Clinical Hypnotherapist

Irina Valentino specialises in depression, anxiety, fear, phobias, panic attacks, addictions.

She practices from the Complementary Health Care Clinic in Norwich and Hoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre. Contact the Clinic in Norwich on 01603 665173To book an appointment in Hoveton ring 07877141692.


Skype sessions are as benefitial as face to face meetings. Email a short description of your problem and your availability.

“My life was locked in a prison cell, consumed with fear of panic attacks that made me petrified of leaving my ‘comfort zone’ which was in fact a prison.    Now my life is so full, I can do anything, even run down stairs! I have so many things to do & explore, places to see, experience new. I have a life again at last & I’m free to enjoy it. Thank you xxx (from my heart that is full of love & joy)” Jayne




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