Hypnotherapy:a tool to create the life you want!

About me

Why choose me?

I have a very down to earth and practical approach to hypnotherapy. I know it works; and if it worked for me it can  work for you too. It is empowering to know that you can be in control of your life, your emotions and fears, even your physical health, simply by changing the way you think.

Find that hard to believe?

Well you shouldn't! There is plenty of hard evidence out there which proves just how effective hypnotherapy can be , for both physical and psychological complaints. Why not look up 'The Manchester Protocol' and see what it can do for IBS? Or read about Milton Erickson or Dave Elman and see how they made a difference to people's lives through hypnotherapy. Or read the blogs from  https://hypnotc.com  all of it based on facts.


I taught in schools and colleges for over thirty years and have witnessed  over and over again the fear and distress experienced by  many students facing tests and exams. Sometimes even going to school is a trial and one that can rarely be avoided . I feel passionate about letting those students know that there is something that can change those negative thoughts into positive actions ; and of course, those skills can be applied to any area of life.

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With what can hypnotherapy help you ?

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Hypnotherapy can enable you to recover  the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

Hypnotherapy has a direct effect on physiology of  the body ; problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include:

· Irritable bowel syndrome

· Anxiety

· Pain

· Exam/performance anxiety

· Tension headaches

· Alopecia areata

· Asthma

· Phobias

· Insomnia

· Addictions

· Bedwetting

· Fibromyalgia

· Phobias

· Labour and delivery

· Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema (atopic dermatitis)

· Stress

· Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

· Cancer-related pain

· Weight loss


My background

 I  trained with the London College of Hypnosis  and later with the HypnoTC Training Company, under the guidance of the very well respected Dr Kate Beavan-Marks and Rory Z Fulcher.

 The NGH Hypnotherapy Certificate is internationally recognised and the course has been externally assessed and accredited at Practioner Level by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council(UK) to'Accredited Practioner Diploma level' with the British Institute of Hypnotherapy & NLP(BIH) and further accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).  

I am a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and the  Federation of Holistic Therapists.

I have full professional insurance and a current DBS.


You can also find me athttps://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapists/anne-louise-terry

Hypnotherapy in education

My area of special interest is using hypnosis to help anxiety ,especially with exam/ performance anxiety.   
As a teacher with over 30 years experience   I have always been interested in anything which might enhance my students' experience of learning.  I have witnessed the mental   anguish and stress exams can create in   even the youngest pupil.   Hypnotherapy can help not only to deal with the stress but to improve   performance too.
When I was teaching I was so aware of students who produced wonderful work in class and who then absolutely fell to pieces once faced with an exam. This is especially difficult now that there is no longer any coursework in GCSEs but all end of year exams. Hypnotherapy techniques are excellent tools , not only for the student but also for the teacher. It can assist in the learning process both by  enhancing concentration and diminishing anxiety. 
Anxiety can interrupt the required steps for learning at any point in the process, ultimately leading to that terrible''my mind's gone blank'' moment when faced with a test or exam. Unfortunately almost everything in life now requires some kind of test which means that many people can end up being in an almost constant state of anxiety. 
The techniques used for this are also applicable to performance in work, sport, presentations and so much more.
https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/hypnotherapist-articles/hypnosis-for-exam-anxiety self help success

How can Hypnotherapy help you?

It can sometimes feel as though weare stuck on one path in life; that whatever we try to do , nothi

If you always do what you have always done , you will always get what you've always got...

It can sometimes feel as though we are stuck on one path in life. Hypnotherapy can promote constructive and helpful changes in the way you think and behave to allow you to be on the right path  towards the goals you want to achieve.

What strengths and abilities are you waiting to have unlocked?  

 Learn   how this safe, brief and strategic   therapy can change   the   way you can deal with problems , be they physical or psychological. 

Find out how hypnotherapy can help you in more ways than you might think.

For more information about hypnotherapy and research into this fascinating subject I would recommend the following  which give just a taster of the huge amount of evidence for how effective hypnotherapy is.



What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness where thesubconscious mind is in a state of hyper-suggestibility. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to bring about therapeutic change.

   I feel passionate about Hypnotherapy and hope to 'spread the word' about how very beneficial it can be . I am particularly interested in its application in EDUCATION , both as a means to promote better learning and also in dealing with exam and performance anxiety; even with improving teaching!

  Hypnotherapy aims to put you in control of your emotions, fears and beliefs. It enables your unconscious mind to accept positive suggestions and to find and develop resources within yourself to improve your life.Hypnosis may be able to help you overcome fear or habits that are holding you back or help you be more motivated and focused to improve performance at work ,in sports or life in general.  

''What hypnosis does best is amplify people's abilities, including their hidden abilities such as the capacity to reduce the subjective experience of pain or the capacity to better adapt to a change in their circumstances. Hypnosis empowers people to discover and develop strengths in themselves they didn't know they had, and the consequences in people's lives are often nothing short of extraordinary''  (''Trancework'' Michael D. Yapko 4th edition 2012)

How can hypnotherapy help you?

 Are you anxious or stressed? Well have you ever noticed that the anagram of stress is rests? (What’s an extra ‘s’ among friends?); but rest and relaxation is part of the answer to being well,  both mentally and physically.   

When a doctor say ’It’s stress’ a person can feel made to feel like a hypochondriac or weak. But the doctor is probably right. She isn’t saying that that is the only thing but stress  can certainly be a contributory factor. Stress is a part of life and needs to be managed in order to be healthy and happy; it affects everyone differently but too much stress can cause serious health issues. 


The Fight or Flight mechanism in our bodies is there for a reason; it helps keep us safe and avoid dangers . Animals have this too and is what helps keep them alive. When we are stressed our bodies are in a heightened state, with adrenaline being pumped around our bodies. The heart rate increases, muscles tighten and breathing becomes more rapid. This is all fine while the perceived threat is there, but when it has gone the body should return to normal. Some stress is fine, but to be in a continual state of stress will make you ill.


 Over time, these physiological demands can take a toll on your body. So the doctor is right: stress is causing you to be ill.

 Your body needs to have rest; taken out of the constant ''fight or flight'' condition in which many of us find ourselves almost constantly, It needs to be able to relax into a natural, resting state whenever you want it to; and that is where hypnotherapy may be able to help. 

You can learn to relax ; to slow your breathing and pulse right down; to relax tense muscles. Once in a state of deep relaxation your subconscious mind may be accessed more easily.The subconscious mind is the uncritical part of your mind and so is the place to bring about therapeutic change. Physically, the hypnotic state may help with insomnia and the pain caused by tense muscles; psychologically, hypnotherapy may help you to develop strategies for dealing with life’s pressures; to prevent you becoming overloaded by stress again and help you put yourself back in control .

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1) Will I lose consciousness or go to sleep?

Hypnosis was named after the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos,but in an hypnotic trance you are not asleep. You will be fully aware at all times and able to stop the process should you wish to...but that's unlikely as you will be feeling so relaxed and comfortable.

2) Will I be made to do or say something embarrassing ?

Hypnosis is all about enabling you to do what you want to do.  You cannot be made to do anything against your will or  goes against your personal moral code.This includes being hypnotised. If you don't want to be hypnotised, you won't be hypnotised.

3) Can I 'get stuck' in trance?

No.  You are in control at all times.

4) Is it only weak-willed people who can be hypnotised?

Actually, because hypnosis requires concentration and imagination, the best subjects are the more intelligent ones. 

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St Ives Hypnotherapy

1,Chapel Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 2LR 01736 793133

07397 189669

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