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Focused Hypnosis

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Focused Hypnosis

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Just imagine what it would be like to be free of the limitations of the past.....

What difference would that make to your day...your life? What would you be able to do that you have, until now, been stopping yourself from even daring to think about?

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J
26 March 2019

Wonderful

L
26 March 2019

Anyone who suffers with anxiety or panic attacks I would really recommend you go for a session or two! Completely changed my life

L
26 March 2019

So, I'm sat in a bar at the other end of the country- on my OWN, food ordered and Rattlers cider going down nicely. I'll SLEEP well AGAIN tonight and be both RELAXED and at the same time EXCITED about the adventures ahead of me. 2weeks ago I cried at the thought of scaling a ladder; last week I climbed a playground ladder and descended by the slide; TODAY I went scrambling round and jumping off rocks coasteering!!
All this I'd say is testament to Richards fantastic work which has helped find more of 'me'. I now say 'I can'!!. Thanks Rich.
I'm recommending you to everyone I know! :-D
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F
26 March 2019

When my husband was training to become a hypnotherapist all those years ago he used me as his number one practice subject. I found it all very relaxing. However the most profound thing that Rich helped me with was my abject fear of the dentist and needles in general. Within about 2 sessions I had completely over come this fear and was able to go to the dentist happily and any time I had an injection was a complete breeze. More...

G
26 January 2019

I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself. I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time. More...

C
27 December 2018

Ultimately, I realised hypnotherapy isn't what I am looking for but Richard nevertheless gave great advice and showed a real understanding of my issue. With his help I am confident in moving forward and thinking more about the future and less about the past! More...

J
27 November 2018

Richard was very helpful in helping me understand what may be causing my recurrent nightmares. Even after the initial consultation on the phone and then in person just by talking about the issue and having his input I felt I could control them more effectively. The hypnotherapy was something that I hadn't tried before and I found relaxing and interesting. It has been helpful to go back over the recordings of the sessions again. Richard also had some very sensible suggestions for improving my work life balance and skills / tips to decrease the things that cause me stress to do with my work. Thank you very much Richard. More...

J
28 October 2018

I had suffered from panic attacks regularly in the past due to anxiety, it got to a point where I felt like I couldn't cope anymore. I visited Richard for an initial consultation where he gave me some tips on how to cope until our first session and even that was an unbelievable amount of help. I have had only one session with Richard and I feel as if the anxiety has near enough disappeared from my life. I finally feel like my old self again. Highly recommend, such a lovely man and so easy to get along with, felt like I had known him for years. More...

E
23 July 2018

Thank you so much Rich - I passed my driving test today wooo! I couldn't have done it without you - seriously, I listened to the recordings of previous sessions every day this week and woke up this morning feeling great and expecting to pass. I'd recommend anyone who has a scary or difficult situation coming up to get help from you. Thanks again :) More...

V
26 May 2018

My problem was weight loss and not having the motivation to do anything about it. I contacted Richard Hennessy and after one chat and one hypnosis session I was on my way. The actual hypnosis was nothing like I imagined. I thought I would go into a trance like in the movies!! I was totally aware of everything the whole time and at the end felt completely relaxed. Before hypnosis I would eat because it was meal time regardless of whether I was hungry, but after, I only eat when I am hungry and I can leave food on my plate instead of clearing it - a flashback to childhood days when you couldn't leave the table until your plate was clear. I had one more recording from Richard, because I couldn't get to another appointment, and don't feel I need anymore. If I feel as if I am slipping back into old ways I listen to the recording and feel fine again. Richard provides a recording of all sessions to take away with you so its not like he is pressuring you to going back again and again.I would fully recommend him to anyone. Thankyou Richard!! More...

S
26 May 2018

Richard was very professional and kind in offering his advice and support for my situation. He is the type of person who would go the extra mile for you. I would recommend his services to anyone. More...

L
26 May 2018

An amazing experience of hypnotherapy, I cannot recommend enough. I am quite sceptical but this actually works and changed my life, so pleased. Thank you!

S
7 December 2017

I had a problem with my weight for a long time. I'd tried Weight Watchers and all that kind of thing and had lost weight but never kept it off and it was always a struggle with the thoughts in my head telling me to eat rubbish. A friend of mine recommended seeing richard at Focused HYpnosis because he had helped her to stop smoking and she said it was worth a try.
I am SO glad that I called him! My life has really changed as a result of hypnosis. I don't fight against myself (and lose!) any more. I am slimmer but I am definitely NOT on a diet. I eat a mixture of things and generally I eat healthily and the right amount for me. Sometimes I have less healthy stuff but it is a lot less often.
The biggest benefit is that the battle in my head is one that I don't really have any more. There is no fight or struggle, just me being in control of my life for the first time in ages.
I would definitely recommend seeing Richard if you want to change something in your life.
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Thanks for your review Sarah, I am so pleased that hypnosis has helped you achieve your goals

A
29 August 2017

Brilliant I didn't know what to expect but from the minute I meet Richard I felt at ease.Iwanted help with diet issues I'd been dieting most of my life and I'd had enough of not eating proper food ,counting points felling fed up tierd hungry not even wanting to have food as I'd lost intrest it was boring to me. But not anymore after 4sessions with Richard Ive opened up a new chapter in my life no more points being normal in what I eat were and when it's a great feeling anyone struggling with their diet should try this , Richard makes you feel at ease comfortable and the best bit he dosnt judge you he helps Ive noticed a big difference in myself I'm happy enjoying my life without constantly thinking of my diet Ive really enjoyed my session so a big big Thankyou richard. More...

S
20 July 2017

Richard was very professional and kind in offering his advice and support for my situation. He is the type of person who would go the extra mile for you. I would recommend his services to anyone. More...

G
26 May 2017

Richard does not offer hypnotherapy for issue I need but recommended other people for me and sent me long emails next business day offering as much help as he could. I spoke to all the hypnotherapists in Sheffield when I was shopping around and he comes across the best by a mile. He's a good person who will help even when there is no sale in it for him More...

S
26 May 2017

Richard may have saved my life! I was smoking 60 cigarettes a day and had no other way to quit. There was not a single thing I wanted to do without smoking and not a single emotion that I didn't associate with smoking. Richard sat with me and talked about all the triggers and issues that I felt, he spent a long time before the session started. Then in the session he made me feel relaxed about everything and confident that we were going to beat the habit. When I came out of the the session, I didn't smoke, and I haven't for over 7 months now. I had tried everything else previously, and he is the only person who has made me feel truly like a non smoker. I hang out with smokers, I go to smokey venues, and I just don't need it myself. He is truly a miracle worker and I am so impressed and grateful for what he did. Thank you Richard, please keep changing people's lives for the better. More...

E
21 May 2017

This process can definitely change the way in which you breathe and think.

S
9 May 2017

Emetophobia - a fear of sickness or illness, It had a name and i never knew, but thanks to Richard it is now a name i don't associate with me and it is all down to the power of hypnosis . One session of just talking then 4 sessions of hypnosis and now i feel able to do things without having bad thoughts. Cannot thank Richard enough.

I first saw Richard in March 2015 since then I have travelled abroad 6times(3 more to go ) something I wouldn't have thought possible especially as I travelled by coach, at the age of 65 a world of travel is something I really enjoy and as I have said before it's all down to Richard thanx again
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E
25 April 2017

I sought help from Richard with regard to anxiety and depression. I was looking for help to clear the 'chatter' in my mind so that I can more easily focus and make progress towards goals that are important to me.

I found the deep mindfulness I gained from the sessions helped to clear my mind and give me tools that I can use in everyday situations. I am more able to calm myself for work presentations and better focus on what is needed for my family.

I feel like I have tapped into the core of who I am and can now channel my inner energy for postive outcomes for me.

The recordings of the sessions were great in helping me continue my practice after my sessions with Richard and his nuturing and assertive style made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
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G
26 May 2016

I saw Richard during the course of four sessions to help me get my weight under control without going on some magic diet. Richard is a lovely, friendly, and knowledgeable person, who made me feel at ease from the word go . The sessions where highly enjoyable and allowed me to explore the inner knowledge and strength that I already possessed but wasn't aware of, by being nudged in the right direction. I immediately saw a change in my eating habits which have resulted steady loss of around 1 kg per week (16 kg in total so far) without much change in what I eat. Through the sessions, I have learn to regain control of my eating and to allow myself to enjoy food again. If you are serious about losing weight and need someone who you can trust to help you, I can HIGHLY recommend hypnotherapy with Richard! Many thanks :) More...

Q
20 July 2012

I contacted Richard after contacting another Hypnotherapist in Sheffield with a very unusual request for help.I was about to take part in my second 'Human Suspension' event in which large meat style hooks are pierced through the skin and you are suspended by them. The first time I had done this, I found it extremely painful and it completely clouded my mind and would not allow me to enjoy the experience. The first response I had from a therapist I contacted was that what I was asking for help with was barbaric and that I was being brain washed by a cult. Very upset by this experience, I was a little apprehensive to ask someone else. Richard however was amazing! He was compassionate, interested in what I was doing and completely non judgemental. He took plenty of time to ask me about what I wanted to gain from the experience, what I had experienced previously and how I would like him to help me. Richard helped me to use techniques that would allow me to focus on something other than the immediate physical discomfort and to 'turn out' the sensation in my head. I received each of the sessions on a usb stick so I could listen back to them and with his help, I had the best Suspension experience of my life! I cannot recommend his services highly enough. I will have no hesitation in employing his skills once again should I ever require them. A very easily rated 5 stars. More...

Q
16 October 2011

I went to Richard for help stopping an annoying habit which I have been doing for years  twiddling my hair! I used to twiddle it so much that I made my scalp sore, pulled out my hair and gave myself headaches. I have really wanted to stop for a long time and tried lots of things, including asking my friends and family to tell me when I was doing it, but nothing worked. After an initial 30 minute session with Richard I was practically cured, and after the following hour session the habit was completely gone! I couldn't believe how quick, easy and fun it was. Richard is very professional, friendly and understanding  it was a pleasure to work with him. It was great to be able to listen back to the recording of the session on the USB stick he gave me. In addition to helping me stop twiddling my hair, I feel that the messages he gave my subconscious during the session have really given me a boost and made me believe I can achieve my goals. Anything is possible! More...

N
24 January 2011

I decided to contact Richard at focused hypnosis in Sheffield as i am expecting my second child and i was experiencing terrible nerves, sleepless nights and feeling of dread towards my oncoming ceasarian section and spinal anaesthetic, i had a partiularly rough time with my first childs birth and it left me a nervous wreck! I found Richard to be very friendly and he immediatley put me at ease. I had never experienced hypnotherapy before and was a little nervous about being "put to sleep" or "mind controlled" as it made me feel quite vulnerable but this was not the case, i was totally aware of everything around me and was able to communicate with richard. The outcome of my hypnotherapy session is that i no longer feel dread or  panic at the thought of the birth of my son i genuinely am looking forward to it i feel much more positive! and thanks to richard i now have the tools to tackle any feelings of worry that may occur as my due date approaches, the whole experience has helped me in ways that i will be forever grateful, i THOROUGHLY recommend it. More...

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Diet is very important, the vast majority of people know this. Many people though put their time and energy into the end of the process - they focus on calories in, points, syns etc. They neglect the mentality behind what they eat though. It is for this reason that many people struggle to change their diet or their weight, they try to change their diet without changing their thoughts and feelings first.

A recent review from a client of mine called Val illustrates this point perfectly. She said "Before hypnosis I would eat because it was meal time regardless of whether I was hungry, but after, I only eat when I am hungry and I can leave food on my plate instead of clearing it - a flashback to childhood days when you couldn't leave the table until your plate was clear. "

Val was struggling in the past with diets and slimming clubs and was sick of her weight yo-yoing. Now she has a different attitude to what a healthy diet is and how to stick to it (the vast majority of the time) she is slimmer, healthier and happier.

The sheer variety of people I get to work with. I have helped hundreds of people to lose weight, as just one example of what I help with, and they were all different. They all had a different story (with some common ground) and all had different combinations of factors to take into account.
There is no one size fits all approach but with tailored approach change is possible.

Getting to hear from people who have been able to make changes happen is wonderful. As a result of working with me people have been able to get on airplanes and go to countries they never thought they would see, fathers of the bride and best men have been able to speak with a confident and relaxed attitude and deliver a great speech, people have got jobs because of how well they performed in job interviews after having hypnotherapy with me.

I really have changed some people's lives in huge ways and it is wonderful to know.

I wanted to be my own boss and to help people. I wanted to be a counsellor when I was in my teens and early 20's but back then I didn't have much life experience and on top of that I didn't handle my own stress very well, let alone other people's!

I did a variety of other jobs but later in life someone jokingly said I should be a hypnotherapist and I realised they were right. The rest, as they say, is history.
I built up my practice to the point where I own my own clinic and I have a wide variety of other therapists working with me now.

I am warm, friendly and experienced. I work from a professional location (rather than a back bedroom or converted garage at home).

I have a proven track record of success in the form of 50 or more 4 and 5 star reviews on Facebook, Google and Freeindex.

I offer a satisfaction guarantee so you are able to make an informed and educated decision about working with me based on your own first hand experience . If the process suits you, which it does for the majority, you are free to continue. If however, you are unhappy about any aspect of hypnosis I will do everything I can to resolve that issue or work around it. If that's not possible I will give you a full refund (including your deposit) so long as you let me know about the situation before the end of the first hypnosis session. This offer is unique in the area and means you are taking no financial risk.

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Change your attitude and your behaviour can change. Hypnosis is about breaking the connection between emotions and food. Eat when you are hungry, enjoy your food when you have it, eat slowly and thoughtfully, stop when you are comfortably full. Through hypnosis you could f ind other ways to deal with emotions like boredom, stress or anxiety that don't involve eating. This is NOT a diet, it is a change in approach. If you don't put it in, you can't put it on.

A study has found that hypnotherapy to stop smoking is the single best approach you could take to long term success at being a non-smoker. This 2 hour session is designed to discover your triggers for your habit and to change them swiftly and powerfully. There is a 1 hour top up session available, if it is needed, but many find that one session is all that is needed. You get a hypnotic recording to take home with you to reinforce what is done face to face and you could find stopping smoking through hypnosis is easy and enjoyable. Some people worry about gaining weight when they stop smoking, this is usually an issue for people who use will power/go cold turkey but this is much less likely through hypnosis asthere is no feeling of losing something enjoyable, it is more about gaining something much better - you will gain better health, more money and will look and smell a whole lot better!