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Emetophobia and BWRT

Emetophobia and BWRT

Emetophobia is a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomit. This specific phobia can also include subcategories of what causes the anxiety, including a fear of vomiting or seeing others vomit.

It is common for emetophobics to be underweight or malnourished due to strict diets and restrictions they make for themselves. The thought of someone possibly vomiting can cause the phobic person to engage in extreme behaviors to escape the perceived threat of that particular situation, in which the phobic person will go to great lengths to avoid even potential situations that could even be perceived as “threatening”.

Emetophobia is clinically considered an “elusive predicament” because limited research has been done pertaining to it.

The fear of vomiting receives little attention compared with other irrational fears.

The event of vomiting may make anyone with this peculiar phobia flee the scene. Some may fear someone throwing up, while others may fear themselves throwing up. Some may have both. Some may have anxiety which makes them feel like they will throw up when they actually might not. People with emetophobia usually suffer from anxiety; they often may scream, cry, or if it is severe, possibly pass out when someone or something has been sick.

BWRT will cure your Emetophobia by replacing the conditioned instinct in the Brain, with a healthy preferred emotion. So instead of the horror. You might experience calm indifference. The new response then becomes a hard wired permanent change.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Sometimes people use the term ‘clinical hypnotherapy’ when describing hypnotherapy. This is where a person receives hypnotherapy from a qualified hypnotherapist with a healthcare background.

In the UK, hypnotherapists are not required to have any specific training by law, but a clinical hypnotherapist is a licensed professional who will use hypnotherapy to treat a range of medical and psychological conditions.

Hypnotherapy is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical hypnosis or hypnotherapy, therefore, uses this altered state of consciousness (or trance) as a therapeutic treatment, meaning that people aren’t treated with hypnotherapy, but treated in hypnotherapy.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Suggestion hypnotherapy 

When people use the term ‘hypnotherapy’ they’re often describing suggestion hypnotherapy (sometimes referred to as traditional hypnotherapy). If you have never tried hypnotherapy before and are unsure of what’s involved, this page is a good place to start.

We’ll discuss suggestion techniques used within hypnotherapy – how they work, what they can be used for and what having hypnosis feels like. We suggest looking through our types of hypnotherapy section to familiarise yourself with the different approaches available as this can help you figure out which may work best for you.

How does hypnotherapy work?

This is the first question many people have when it comes to hypnotherapy. TV shows and stage performers lead us to believe hypnosis involves being put into a deep trance and then doing anything the hypnotist says. In reality, hypnotherapy is nothing like this.

Hypnosis is a state of mind that we all naturally fall into from time to time. Think about those moments when you’re staring into space, or your mind wanders or you are fully focused on something. This is a hypnotic state. According to brain scans, people undergoing hypnosis show a shift in brainwave activity from a ‘Beta state’ to an ‘Alpha state’. This is similar to the way the brain behaves during meditation or deep relaxation.

When our minds are in this state, our subconscious (also known as the unconscious) is more open to suggestion. Our subconscious is the part of the mind that we’re not aware of, but influences our thoughts and behaviours.

During a hypnotherapy session, a hypnotherapist will help you into a hypnotic state and use suggestion techniques to positively influence your subconscious. Being at ease with your therapist is paramount. The more relaxed you are and confident in your therapist’s abilities, the more likely it is that you’ll be in the right state to receive suggestion.

The suggestions made will depend on why you are seeking hypnotherapy. For example, if you are looking to quit smoking, your hypnotherapist can use suggestions to encourage a change in behaviour. They may suggest to your subconscious that you hate the taste of cigarettes and do not need them now. Combine this with your own willpower and dedication to health, and you’ll likely feel more capable of quitting. For some, one session alone is enough for them to never smoke again.

Will this technique work for me?

It’s important at this point to highlight that some people are naturally more susceptible to suggestion than others.There are other factors that contribute to success in hypnotherapy too, such as:

    • your willingness to undergo hypnosis
    • your dedication to the process
    • your trust of the therapist

Hypnotherapy can feel like magic at times, but it is not in fact ‘magic’. It is a form of therapy that, like many other types, relies on work from both client and hypnotherapist.

If all the right factors are in place, hypnotherapy can be effective for almost anyone. Those who may benefit from different approaches include those with symptoms of psychosis.

Suggestion techniques, in particular, are well suited to those looking to change a habit, behaviour or thought patterns. Depending on the concern, you may be recommended to pair hypnotherapy with counselling/psychotherapy. The two can work very well together, especially on deep-seated behaviours.

What is suggestion used for?

Suggestion techniques can be used for a wide range of concerns, but the most common include:

    • Anxiety, Fears and Phobias>
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stress
    • Low self-confidence and Low self-esteem
    • Quitting habits like smoking
    • Weight loss
    • Tinnitus

When used alongside other approaches, like counselling, it can also help with relationship difficulties, depression and other mental health concerns.

Being hypnotised was the best thing I did it changed my behaviours around smoking I was no longer feeling controlled by the nicotine.

How does hypnosis feel?

Hypnosis should be a relaxing, tranquil and positive experience. Many people expect to be put into a trance and not know what’s happening around them. While everyone experiences hypnosis differently, most will be fully aware of what’s happening around them during the session.The key thing to remember is that you will always be in control.

If you wanted to, at any stage you could get up and walk away. Hypnosis is often likened to that feeling when you’re not fully asleep, but not fully awake yet either. Those lovely few minutes before you open your eyes and wake up, but are fully aware of any sounds or movements around you.

Your hypnotherapist should put you at ease and make the process an enjoyable one.

Some people struggle to recall exactly what took place during their session, whereas others remember everything. This will depend on the depth of your trance.

Afterwards, many say they feel the same as before, just more relaxed. The effect of the session may be immediate or may take some time to manifest. Depending on the reason you’re seeking hypnotherapy, you may need more sessions.

Often, the hypnotherapist will share some self-hypnosis techniques with you so you can continue your work in the comfort of your own home.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Hypnoanalysis, Analytical hypnotherapy 

What is hypnoanalysis?

Hypnoanalysis is a form of hypnotherapy that aims to discover and resolve the root cause of a concern. It draws on concepts from analytical psychotherapy and uses these with hypnotherapy techniques. The hope is that hypnoanalysis can resolve problems rather than manage symptoms, and therefore address long-standing issues.

On this page, we’ll take a closer look at hypnoanalysis (also referred to as analytical hypnotherapy), and what it can help with.

The theory behind hypnoanalysis

The theory behind hypnoanalysis is that for some issues or concerns, there is a cause. The aim of the therapy is to uncover this cause and therefore resolve it. This process is often longer than suggestion hypnotherapy and can take a number of sessions. This allows you and your therapist to work together in a safe and confidential environment. Over time, rapport and trust builds.

Having a trusting relationship is key, as you should naturally find yourself opening up and discussing things that may have been ‘bottled up’ from the past. These past events can often be the cause of a present day problem. The same theory is used by psychoanalytic therapists.

The difference between hypnoanalysis and psychoanalysis is the use of hypnosis. When someone is in a hypnotic state, their conscious mind falls into the background, allowing the subconscious mind to come forward. This is the part of the mind that tends to ‘store’ information about the ‘cause’ of certain problems.

For example, when asked, you may not remember a specific event that triggered a phobia. So your conscious mind may not be aware of it. Using hypnoanalysis, a hypnotherapist can communicate with your subconscious to reveal the event/cause in your subconscious.

Once the cause is found and addressed, there is room for new, healthy ways of thinking. Hypnotherapy and suggestion techniques are typically used to help this process.

As this therapy is so intricate and involved, it needs the expertise of a trained professional and should ideally take place in person. Self-hypnosis recordings, for example, are not appropriate for this type of work.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

BWRT: New Kid on the Block

There’s a new kid on the block in the world of psychological therapy. It’s quick, effective and doesn’t rely on digging around in your past or exploring your intimate details. It doesn’t rely on you doing stuff every day to maintain the changes it makes, either – there’s no tapping, making notes, or finding a quiet place to sit and be still while you concentrate on that elusive ‘moment of now’. It creates beneficial change which needs no supporting or reinforcement because it’s systemic, that is, it becomes part of your ‘natural self’.

Most therapies require the client to do one of two things:

    • Talk at length about their problem so the practitioner can either locate the cause and devise a plan to deal with it, whether that’s tapping, talking, stroking, writing about it or going into trance.
    • Experience the troubling process vividly and in all its complexity so that they can gradually desensitise it.There’s no doubt those models work and usually work quite well, which is why they’ve been used for years… but BrainWorking Recursive Therapy – or BWRT, as it’s usually known – uses a totally different process to do what it does. It works directly with the part of the brain that stores all sorts of patterns of behaviour, psychological responses that fire up automatically in response to a trigger. So, when somebody tosses something towards you, you automatically try to catch it. You don’t think about it first. If you knock something off a shelf, your hand shoots out without thinking to try to catch it before it hits the floor. The brain has recognised a pattern and responded in the best way it knows to deal with the situation.You weren’t born knowing those things, so they had to be learnt, programmed in in some way. Repetition does it so well that you can learn to do some things without much thought, like writing your name, or using a knife and fork. But emo2on is what does it best, especially fear since that part of the brain is intent upon your survival. And here’s the thing: once that pattern is taken on board it must be activated whenever the trigger is present. So, if a small child observes their mother screaming like a banshee and running for the hills at the sight of a spider, that part of the brain learns that spiders are a threat

to survival. It makes no difference whether or not the child remembers the event, or even logically understands that most spiders can’t hurt us – that survival part of the brain doesn’t ‘do’ logic – the pattern that must be obeyed is that spiders are a threat to survival and the individual must escape! It matters not one jot if you know what the trigger is or not, since it’s jolly well going to fire up anyway.

It’s exactly the same with any trigger for anxiety, phobia response, stress or any other unwanted psychological process – something has programmed it in there and by the =me we know what’s happening it’s too late to stop it. The trigger was fired in a part of the brain we cannot easily get to and so trying to stop it with conscious thoughts and common-sense is roughly like trying to get water back into a hose pipe… Once it’s flowing it will keep on flowing un=l you (a) bung the end up and hope the pressure doesn’t increase enough to burst the bung, or (b) turn off the tap.

The best therapies seek to turn off that metaphorical tap and that’s exactly what most modern methods do. But while most have to find out where the tap is first, the BWRT Practitioner already knows exactly where to find it.

And that’s exactly what makes this new kid on the block so different…

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

BWRT: Glowing Result


Brain Working Recursive Therapy is a revolutionary but remarkably simple & natural method of eliminating embedded trigger-points resulting in distressing symptoms associated with a host of mental health disorders. These have exploded in complexity and volume during this Covid 19 pandemic in all stratas of society.

As a very recent recipient of this treatment following a series of life-changing events, I can, hand on heart, declare it truly WORKS!  After only 4 sessions, via an online platform, I was astounded at how immediately successful this non-invasive but intensive re-programming of my neural pathways proved to be.  I can honestly say that I have been cured and given a new lease of life by this “brain wave rescue turnaround”.

My Therapist, Danny Nuttall is a highly-skilled practitioner helping to roll out this new healing practice and I would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending his specialist service to anyone wishing to transform their life experience to a future for the better.  I can’t adequately express how grateful I am.

In my humble view, it’s a NO BRAINER!

Nicole Iscaa

Gloucestershire, UK



What is depression?

Everyone has ups and downs. Sometimes you might feel a bit low, for lots of different reasons. People may say that they are feeling depressed when they are feeling down, but this does not always mean that they have depression.

Depression is a long lasting low mood disorder. It affects your ability to do everyday things, feel pleasure or take interest in activities.

Some signs of depression are feeling low, feeling bad about yourself and not wanting to do things.

• Depression affects different people in different ways
• If you think you might have depression you can speak to your GP
• Depression may be treated with medication and talking treatments
• Self-help techniques, peer support groups and coping strategies can also help
• Different things can lead to depression. Your upbringing, stressful events and your lifestyle might all have an effect
• If you feel low, getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods might help. It might also help to keep active, even if you don’t feel like it

How common is depression?

Depression can affect people of any age, including children. It is one of the most common mental illnesses. The number of people who have depression may be higher because not everyone with depression goes to their GP.

Depression is:

• A mental illness that is recognised around the world,
Common – it affects about one in ten of us,
• Something that anyone can get, and treatable

Depression is not:

• Something you can ‘snap out of’
• A sign of weakness
• Something that everyone experiences, or
• Something that lasts forever as one episode

What are the different types of depression?

You might have heard a number of terms used to describe depression. In this section, we explain what some of these terms mean.

Clinical depression

Clinical depression is a common term, but it is not a formal diagnosis. People sometimes say ‘clinical diagnosis’ to just mean they have been diagnosed by a doctor.

Depressive episode

Your doctor might say that you are going through a ‘depressive episode’. This is the formal name that doctors give depression when they make a diagnosis. They may say that you are going through a ‘mild’, ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ episode.

Recurrent depressive disorder

If you have had repeated episodes of depression, your doctor might say that you have recurrent depressive disorder. They may say that your current episode is ‘mild’, ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’.

Reactive depression

If your doctor thinks that your episode of depression was caused by particular stressful events in your life, they may say that it is reactive. For example, divorce, job or money worries. This is sometimes separated from an adjustment disorder, where you may struggle with some symptoms of depression because of adapting to a major change in your life. Such as separation from people, retirement or migrating to a new area.

Severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms

If you are going through a severe episode of depression, you may get hallucinations or delusions. A hallucination means you might hear, see, smell, taste or feel things that aren’t real. A delusion means that you might believe things that don’t match reality. These symptoms are called psychosis.


Your doctor might diagnose you with dysthymia if you have felt low for several years, but the symptoms are not severe enough, or the episodes are not long enough for a doctor to diagnose recurrent depressive disorder.


Your doctor might diagnose cyclothymia if you struggle with persistently unstable moods. You might have several periods of depression and periods of mild elation. These periods of depression or elation are not severe enough or long enough to diagnose recurrent depression or bipolar disorder. It is a common illness which affects more than 1 in 10 women within 1 year of having a baby. You may get symptoms that are similar to those in other types of depression.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

This type of depression affects you at the same time of year, usually in the winter. The symptoms are similar to depression, but some people find they sleep more rather than less, and crave carbohydrates like chocolate, cakes and bread.

Manic depression

Manic depression is the old name for bipolar disorder. It is a different illness to depression. People with this illness have highs (mania) and lows (depression).

Before commencing treatment of Depression with BWRT, I always email the clients Doctor to get permission to progress.

BWRT for Anxiety

BWRT for Anxiety

What causes anxiety disorders?

We don’t fully understand what causes anxiety disorders. But it is thought that the following factors can cause anxiety:


Some people seem to be born more anxious than others. You may get anxiety through your genes.

Life experience

This could be bad experiences such as being bullied or losing a loved one. It could also include big changes in life such as moving home, losing your job or pregnancy.


Caffeine in coffee and alcohol can make you feel anxious. Illegal drugs, also known as street drugs can also have an effect.


Sometimes you know what is causing your anxiety. When the problem goes, so does your anxiety.

What are the different types of anxiety disorder?

This section provides an overview of the most common types of anxiety disorders.

• Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
• Panic disorder
• Social anxiety disorder
• Phobias
• Agoraphobia
• Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Skin picking
• Hair pulling
• Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
• Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD is common. The main symptom of GAD is over worrying about different activities and events. This may feel out of your control. You feel anxious a lot of the time if you have GAD. You might feel ‘on edge’ and alert to your surroundings.

This can affect your day-to-day life. You might find that it affects your ability to work, travel places or leave the house. You might also get tired easily or have trouble sleeping or concentrating. You might have physical symptoms, such as muscle tension and sweating.

It is common to have other conditions such as depression or other anxiety disorders if you have GAD.
GAD can be difficult to diagnose because it does not have some of the unique symptoms of other anxiety disorders. Your doctor is likely to say you have GAD if you have felt anxious for most days over six months and it has had a negative impact on areas of your life.

Panic disorder

You will have regular panic attacks with no particular trigger if you have panic disorder. They can happen suddenly and feel intense and frightening. You may also worry about having another panic attack.

Panic disorder symptoms can include the following:

• An overwhelming sense of dread or fear
• Chest pain or a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly
• Feeling that you might be dying or having a heart attack
• Sweating and hot flushes or chills and shivering
• A dry mouth, shortness of breath or choking sensation
• Nausea, dizziness and feeling faint
• Numbness, pins and needles or a tingling sensation in your fingers
• A need to go to the toilet
• A churning stomach
• Ringing in your ears

You may also dissociate during a panic attack. Such as feeling detached from yourself.
Certain situations can cause panic attacks. For example you may have a panic attack if you don’t like small places but you have to use a lift. This doesn’t mean that you have panic disorder.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is sometimes known as social phobia. Lots of people may worry about social situations but if you have social anxiety you will have an intense fear or dread of social or performance situations. This might happen before, during or after the event.

Some common situations where you may experience anxiety are the following:

• Speaking in public or in groups
• Meeting new people or strangers
• Dating
• Eating or drinking in public

You may be worried that you will do something or act in a way that is embarrassing. You might feel aware of the physical signs of your anxiety. This can include sweating, a fast heartbeat, a shaky voice and blushing. You may worry that others will notice this or judge you. You might find that you try to avoid certain situations. You might realise that your fears are excessive, but you find it difficult to control them.
Your GP will ask you questions about your symptoms, and might ask you to fill out a questionnaire. This will help them find out how anxious you feel in social situations. They may refer you to a mental health specialist for a full assessment.

You can ask for a telephone appointment with your GP if it would be too difficult for you to see them in person.

A phobia is an overwhelming fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Phobias are stronger than fears. They develop when a person has increased feelings of danger about a situation or object. Someone with a phobia may arrange their daily routine to avoid the thing that’s causing them anxiety.

Common examples of phobias include the following:

• Animal phobias, e.g. spiders, snakes or rodents
• Environmental phobias, e.g. heights and germs
• Situational phobias, e.g. going to the dentist
• Body phobias, e.g. blood or being sick
• Sexual phobias, e.g. performance anxiety


Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult. Or situations where help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong. This could be the following.

• Leaving your home
• Being in public spaces
• Using public transport
• Being in crowded spaces

You might find that these situations make you feel distressed, panicked and anxious. You may avoid some situations altogether. This can affect day-to-day life.

Agoraphobia can make it difficult to make an appointment with your GP to talk about your symptoms. You might not feel able to leave your house or go to the GP surgery. You can arrange a telephone appointment if you have symptoms of agoraphobia. A GP will decide on the best treatment options for you depending on what you tell them.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

You will have obsessions, compulsion or both if you have OCD.

• Obsession – An obsession is an unwelcome thought or image that you keep thinking about and is largely out of your control. These can be difficult to ignore. These thoughts can be disturbing, which can make you feel distressed and anxious.
• Compulsion – A compulsion is something you think about or do repeatedly to relieve anxiety. This can be hidden or obvious. Such as saying a phrase in your head to calm yourself. Or checking that the front door is locked.
You might believe that something bad will happen if you do not do these things. You may realise that your thinking and behaviour is not logical but still find it very difficult to stop.

There are different types of OCD, which include:

• Contamination – A need to clean and wash because something or someone is contaminated
• Checking – The constant need to check yourself or your environment to prevent damage, fire, leaks or harm
• Intrusive thoughts – Thoughts which are repetitive, upsetting and often horrific
• Hoarding – Not feeling able to throw away useless or worn out items

Speak to your GP if you think you have OCD. They should discuss treatment options with you. Or you could try to self-refer to an NHS talking treatment service.

Skin Picking

Skin picking is medically known as dermatillomania. It is an impulse control disorder. You will regularly pick at your skin. Often you will pick healthy skin. This can cause damage to your skin, including bleeding, bruising and sometimes permanent marks. You will usually pick the skin on your face, but might also pick other areas of the body. You might find it difficult to stop yourself doing it.

No one knows the cause for skin-picking. It is thought that it could be a type of addiction. Or it relieves tension and stress. It is common to have OCD and dermatillomania at the same time.

Your GP may arrange for you to see a specialist mental health doctor like a psychiatrist for diagnosis.

Hair pulling

Hair pulling is medically known as trichotillomania. It is an impulse control disorder. You feel the urge to pull out your hair if you have this condition. This can be from your scalp or other places such as your arms, eyelashes, legs or pubic area. You might find it difficult to stop yourself doing this.
You might experience a build-up of tension which you can relieve by pulling out the strand of hair. You might not even be aware that you’re doing it.

It can be difficult to stop, which can lead to hair loss. This in turn can make you feel guilty, embarrassed and affect how you feel about yourself or how your friends and family see you.

Your doctor will look at the following to diagnose your condition:

• You repeatedly pull your hair out, causing noticeable hair loss
• You feel increasing tension before you pull your hair out
• You feel relief or pleasure when you have pulled your hair out
• There are no underlying illnesses, such as a skin condition, causing you to pull your hair out
• Pulling your hair out affects your everyday life or causes you distress.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

You might have PTSD if your anxiety symptoms were caused by a threatening life situation. Such as a train crash or fire. You can feel anxious for months or years after the event even if you weren’t physically harmed at the time.