Hypnotherapy & NLP

Free Hypnotherapy Recordings

Dave usually provides clients with a free hypnotherapy recording on their first session.  The recording is made live during the session (rather than pre-recorded) so that it can be tailored to focus specifically on what you want to achieve.  You can use the recording on a daily basis to reinforce the positive suggestions and visualisation, and of course to enjoy the relaxation.

Where appropriate, hypnotherapy recordings can also be provided on subsequent sessions - again recorded live during the session.  The additional recordings often focus on different issues.  Dave has provided free live recordings for virtually all his clients for the past 35 years.  He teaches many clients self hypnosis and generally records the instructions for self hypnosis during the session for reinforcement and future reference.

The Power of the Subconscious Mind

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and NLP are concerned with making positive changes at the subconscious level.  The subconscious mind does many things - it stores all our memories, manages our emotions and controls automatic behaviours and responses.  The interesting thing is that people have the resources they need to make changes in their lives and to be more successful.

The subconscious mind is a learning device. We have been learning new skills, abilities and talents all our lives.  But we are also creatures of habit and sometimes the subconscious switches into an unwanted habit such as poor sleeping patterns, smoking, anxiety or nail biting more...

So how do we go about making change and improving the quality of our lives?   How do we let go of unwanted behaviours and habits?   The subconscious always has a positive intention but does not always choose the best way of achieving it.  If we can show it a better way then it can change.  And this is where hypnosis is useful because when we are deeply relaxed it is easier to communicate with the subconscious and to help it to look after us in more appropriate and resourceful ways.  Neuroscientists refer to this as neuroplasticity.


Hypnotherapy is literally ‘therapy whist in hypnosis’ ie therapy carried out when you are in a very relaxed state.  Hypnosis is useful for therapy because it allows the subconscious mind to be more receptive to positive ideas and suggestions, visualisation and guided imagery.  We can also work more directly with the underlying blocks and patterns that have been holding you back or causing problems.   These are usually limiting beliefs and unresolved emotions.   We can’t change the past but we can change our emotional response to it.

Hypnotherapy is fast becoming recognised as a powerful therapy method.  In the UK, for example, there is now a National Health Service funded hypnotherapy centre at the University Hospital in Manchester.  'Hypnotism: It's all in the mind.'  Independent Newspaper, UK, 30/1/07

Neuro Linguistic Programming - NLP and mBIT

Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP provides a very useful and powerful set of skills and techniques which complement hypnotherapy.  It is becoming increasingly popular in many areas of life including business, education, sport, marketing, sales and health as well as therapy.

NLP techniques and skills can help us to think, act and communicate more effectively and to make behavioural changes in ourselves and others.

mBIT (mBraining) takes NLP to new levels.  Recently developed by leading NLP Trainer Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu, mBIT aims to align our three sources of intelligence: the head (intellect), the heart (emotional intelligence) and the gut (instinct).  mBraining combines recent neuro science research and ancient traditions to provide practical tools for personal development and success in business, sport and relationships.


I use a range of up to date hypnotherapy and NLP techniques and include methods of Dave Elman and Milton Erikson.  The aim of therapy is to help you to be more resourceful, to let go of old and ineffective behaviours and habits, and to be more the way you want to be.

Self Hypnosis

Would it be useful to be able to relax - deeply and quickly?  And harness the power of your subconscious mind for positive change?  Well self hypnosis may be for you.  I teach clients instant self hypnosis and how to use positive suggestion and visualisation to continue to make and reinforce positive changes.  Self hypnosis is very easy and for most people it only takes a few days to become highly skilled.

Dave Gilbert PhD

Registered Hypnotherapist (NZAPH) and Certified NLP Trainer (INLPTA) with over 35 years experience.

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Free Initial Consultation

Dave Gilbert provides a Free Initial Consultation lasting up to 20 minutes to discuss the changes you want to make and to find out more about Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis and NLP Coaching.

In many cases, however, clients are ready to book their First Session straight away.

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What Clients Say

"I have been alcohol free since the session [4 months ago] and feel really good.... thank you."J 2016

"... I just want to say thank you for helping me and my husband. You've completely changed our lives!" J 2015

"... I have been smoke free now for 55 days and I am so happy ..." L 2017

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