The man who thinks he can


If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t’

If you’d like to win, but think you can’t

It’s almost a clinch you won’t

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost

For out in the world we find

Success being with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the state of mind

If you think you’re outclassed, you are

You have to think high to rise

You’ve got to be sure of yourself

Before you can win a prize

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or fastest man

But sooner or later the one who wins

Is the man who thinks he can?

Yours in good health Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

Dealing with depression

Depression is a common problem which I deal with on almost a daily basis and hypnotherapy is particularly effective in overcoming this malady.

Depression is a disorder of emotion, sadness that has become pathological and can become healing as it may take the fight out of aggression.

It may conceal aggression to a close another and self-reproach.

Depressives cannot tolerate disappointments.

In loss relationships and marriage may compensate sometimes temporarily.

Poor childhood attachments may lead to loneliness rejection and unloved feelings.

Anxiety is a child leads to insecurity particularly after bereavement, loss of control over events, fate, and emotions.

“I failed before, and I will always fail “creates a vicious cycle as negative thoughts are a rationalisation of negative states.

Yours in good health Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

What is Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy and equally what it is not?

Perhaps to start, it is easier to say what hypnotherapy is not.

It is not a loss of consciousness but rather a change in awareness as to when we become immersed in a good book or some enjoyable pursuit.

It is not being controlled by another as stage hypnosis may imply. In therapeutic hypnosis, the client is always in control and can end the hypnotic session anytime he/she wants.

It cannot be used to make anyone do anything that they would not morally or ethnically do at any other time.

What does hypnosis feel like? It is the relaxed feeling we get just before falling asleep at night or just as we awaken in the morning. Have you ever dozed off whilst listening to the television or radio, and been half-aware of what is being said but been too comfortable to take much notice?

Therapeutic hypnosis is used to enable the client to achieve harmony in mind, body, and spir[t

The BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION once described it as a treatment of choice, and Pope Pius X11 said the church is perfectly happy to endorse it providing it is administered by an ethical and professional manner

All our Hypnotherapists are insured, professionally trained and are provided with CPD.

Anthony Wilson,


Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire


As my readers will have noticed over the last year phobias come in all different forms and levels, some causing minimal disturbance to a sufferer, i.e. a person suffering from a fear of crocodiles would probably never visit a zoo and put themselves through agonies by going into the crocodile area.  Other sufferers may have their daily lives affected, i.e. a person afraid of rain can have each cloudy day spoilt in anticipation that it may start to deluge.

However, Phagophobia or the fear of swallowing can be with sufferers every waking hour

Take Peter (a fictitious name) for instance.  At 15 years old his parents brought him along in desperation as his weight had dropped down to a very dangerous level and they were fearful for his future.  He had suffered for 12 years from the fear of swallowing.

As a two-year-old, he began to reject several foods that his mother gave him and this led to any chewy meats, which in turn led to bread and many vegetables.

Over the years he was put onto various drugs by the medical profession, and psychiatrists, in particular, were puzzled as all the tests showed he had no obstructions and a completely normal digestive tract.

As I began to work with Peter, I traced back the origins of his fears and it became apparent that as he developed from soft baby food to firmer foods, his subconscious mind became traumatised (maybe a one-off choking fit) and his problems started.

Under hypnosis, Peter’s subconscious mind went back to his first two years and it remembered that all was safe at that time and then Peter was able to instruct the inner core of his subconscious to now find a safe place, i.e. it is perfectly acceptable for a normal human being to swallow any foods after chewing and that this is what could then allow him to become healthy once again and put on weight. He previously had never been to a pub with his mates because of the fear.

After three weeks of gradual improvement, Peter started to gain confidence, and when his course finished, he could eat most foods which previously were causing him problems.  Even a daily vitamin could be swallowed without a problem.  He also became more calm and serene whenever eating or drinking in public, so his socialising became more enjoyable also, so he no longer felt the odd one out



Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire

Trouble Sleeping?

Clients often ask which problem do I prefer to work with?

My reply is anything they bring me as long as it is going to alter their lives for the better.

However, there are some maladies which bring me great satisfaction one of which is Insomnia purely as we can achieve such a high success rate ie.95 % using hypnotherapy which gives me great pleasure although I always strive to achieve higher with PMA.

I hope these below may help you as they are incorporated in my therapy work daily


  1. Avoid daytime naps – they will reduce your need for sleep at night.
  2. Sleep alone in bed to avoid being disturbed.
  3. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime and not too large a meal near bedtime

4  Exercise regularly, but at least three hours before bed.

5  Take a good brand of multivitamin and minerals (one-a-day) currently Centrum has 100% of your bodies needs. Centrum50 for over 50 years of age.

6 If possible, endeavour to get into a routine of the same time to bed, and to arise after sleep.

7 Wind down before bed with a book or warm bath (not too hot) or some relaxing music.

8 Avoid television to unwind, particularly news programs or disturbing films (if anything a good comedy of your choice would be preferable).

9 If something is on your mind, write it down in a notebook and deal with it in the morning.

10 Use the bedroom only for sleep. Do not watch television, eat or work there.

11 If very hot put water bottle in the fridge to cool you down or place your pillow or socks in the fridge also

12 Establish a pre-sleep routine, i.e. brush teeth, bath, set alarm to set the mode for sleep.

13 Ensure that bedroom is dark, quiet, not too hot or cold (16˚c is ideal).

14 If something is on your mind, write it down on a note beside your bed to remind you in the morning

15 Ensure that the bed is comfortable and well made. Swap duvet for cotton sheets

16 Avoid heavy meals late at night. If you have to eat late, pasta is ideal.

17 Be Positive and listen to your CD as soon as the light goes out.

18 Book in with me to create further success,


Anthony Wilson Hypnotherapy Wiltshire