I'm Jim Murgatroyd. I have been involved with hypnotherapy and stress management for several years. I established my own practice in 1997. I am now a master practitioner having trained with the British Ethical School of Therapies, which is accredited by the British Institute of Hypnotherapy (BIH).
My company, Lifestyle Management Services offers a variety of ways to beat the stresses, strains and pains of everyday life.
I use a combination of techniques, ranging from classic suggestion therapy to elegant metaphor and story-form techniques of Milton Erickson.
When a person becomes very relaxed, the part of the mind that holds negative messages can be reviewed by the client and updated with thoughts that are empowering and uplifting. In this way the persistent smoker can enjoy the "I feel great without cigarettes" experience, instead of the usual cravings. The phobic can hear "I feel comfortable", in the prescence of the previously feared situation.