It's not only sports personalities and film stars that have coaches. Sometimes in life we need someone to take away some of the noise and to encourage us to support us in achieving or realising something we desire.
Events, group sessions and workshops are a great way to network with like minded people and are rich in shared experiences and life learning. I offer workshops on happiness, confidence, de-stressing and calmness.
Using a blend of Hypnotherapy, NLP and Positive Psychology, I can create a unique and powerful intervention that suits you personally. Each session is client specific whether that be a phobia cure, stopping smoking or confidence building.
A long time ago, under hypnosis, I found out that my big driver in life was 'to make a difference'. It was no surprise then that I drifted into management consultancy as a career and into voluntary services as a passion. I am a member of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team and until recently I was the Training Officer. I am a qualifed medic and first aid instructor and set up the Community First Responder Team in our village.
I have been Medical Officer for Ripon RUFC and have a keen interest in all things medical, particularly around trauma management. I have always had a passion for the outdoors and mountains in particular and am a qualifed Mountain Leader, which allows me to take groups of people into the mountains of the UK and Ireland. The common theme here is 'making a difference', whether that be enrichening a client's day in the hills, providing CPR to someone who has collapsed, searching at night in the snow for a missing person or managing a dislocated shoulder at rugby.
I feel passionate about making a difference which, in a nutshell, is the purpose of this site.
We're here to make a difference. You and me. So come on in and have a look around.
" I suffered from a fear of escalators for over 50 years after a frightening episode on the London Underground when I was younger. Approaching this moving target of metal always filled me with stomach curdling dread resulting in me taking the stairs or, if I was lucky, the lift if one existed.
I asked David if hypnotherapy might help and after some explanation of the process he took me through a fast phobia cure. The session took 30 minutes and the very next day we tested the fix at the Metro Centre in Newcastle where my life long fear was cured. A photo taken from the bottom shows me calm and relaxed on what had been a lifelong instrument of torture.
Wish I had spoken to him sooner! "
Testimonial (Approach: Hypnotherapy, Issue: Phobia cure)