An Introduction to Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a process that enables us to enter a state called a trance, allowing you to focus inside your mind. Whilst you’ll be aware of what’s happening around you, your conscious mind can remain deeply focused. This makes your unconscious mind susceptible to the suggestions and imagery that your therapist will use to support the changes you want to make.

An Introduction to Hypnosis

One of my colleagues, Tina Taylor, Co-founder of the International College of Clinical Hypnotherapy notes, “You know how when you watch a film, your attention gets focused on the screen, and you notice less of what’s going on around you? With a really good film, it can go on for maybe three hours and yet the time just flies by.” This is an example of a trance, and we go in and out of trances all the time; for example, when we’re driving, thinking about an upcoming event and imagining the good times we’re going to have. Hypnotherapy enables you to make positive use of the trances or dream like states that you enter naturally.

My role, as your Clinical Hypnotherapist, is to guide the process so that you maximise the use of those inner resources that you’re not normally aware of. Put simply, I talk to your unconscious mind [the one that makes things happen automatically] to programme it so that change happens more spontaneously. Your unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between real life and make believe; if you rehearse it well enough it thinks that change has already occurred, and new behaviours become more automatic.

As Tina says, “It’s in the unconscious where most of the important stuff happens. You can’t regulate your body processes consciously, or learn to speak that way, and it’s the same when it comes to dealing with problems. If we could make them disappear by thinking about them, they would. But that’s not how it is. It’s by working with the unconscious in an altered state that changes happen.”

Hypnotherapy may sound like a magic wand and it can feel like magic! However, it’s important to be aware that in order for you to reach your full potential, your conscious effort is still important. The good news is that the more you listen in trance, the easier your change will be.

You Will Learn

To figure out new skills and techniques to support your success, whether it be one of the following or something else:

Overcoming addictions
(smoking, alcohol, cocaine)

Managing pain control
(Migraine, Painless Childbirth)

Alleviating depression, anxiety,
fears and phobias

Managing Psycho-Sexual Issues including Fertility and Conception

Weight Control
(which may include the Hypnotic Gastric Band)


Performance anxiety

The Process

1. Initial telephone consultation [Complimentary]: An opportunity to tell Tanya what
you want and begin to know how she can help you.

2. Intake form: You complete a form that informs your treatment and send it to Tanya
before your first therapy session.

3. Therapy Session: Each session starts with an update and discussion to inform your
treatment plan. This generally includes learning new skills and techniques, as well as
a bespoke trance and home-play designed especially for you.

4. Hypnosis: Your relaxing trance will be led by Tanya whose hypnotic voice will guide
your deep relaxation and focused attention to seal into your unconscious the
solutions to your success.

Why Choose Tanya:

  • As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tanya has been trained in using the art of hypnosis together with therapeutic intervention to bring about improvement or healing in a variety of clinical conditions and negative behaviours.
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy is recognised by the National Health Service [NHS] in the UK and Tanya’s qualifications support her listing on the General Hypnotherapy Register [GHR] and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council [CHNC]. As a professional, she upholds the associated Code of Ethics, guidance and legislation; as well as the required on-going professional development and supervision requirements.
  • If you are wondering whether Hypnotherapy is the answer to your specific issue, contact her directly for an initial [no obligation], complimentary telephone consultation. I will listen to what it is that you want and share how I can help. I look for to speaking with you soon.

Call now for a free telephone consultation

Contact me for an initial [no obligation], complimentary consultation. You will find out if Hypnotherapy is the answer to an issue you want to solve. I will listen to what it is that you want and share how I can help. I look for to speaking with you soon.

What our clients have to say

  • Working with Tanya has helped me to significantly reduce my antidepressant pills. The combination of NLP techniques and hypnotherapy techniques have helped me to build confidence and be much more assertive, especially within the context of meetings and dealing with stress at work. I am now more aware of my feelings and can control negative thoughts.

  • Although I have progressed up the career ladder over the years I have always struggled with speaking publicly, particularly in important meetings. I had the privilege to work with Tanya using NLP techniques, which made these situations, not only manageable but feel second nature- instead of feeling physically sick and shaking uncontrollably I was able to deliver confidently.  Tanya used anchors and hypnotherapy to reinforce my true ability to communicate in other situations, so I could tap into this at crucial times. After an NLP session with Tanya, I was able to confidently present an inset, as well as present to school governors. Not only did I feel empowered, but other colleagues commented made. I was amazed at the difference one session made to me and can't thank Tanya enough for the difference it has made.

  • Before working with Tanya I had suffered from agoraphobia for 6 years. The 6 years prior to that, I had been living with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. It has been a very tough 12 years and I was close to giving up if I'm honest. Agoraphobia is truly awful, it takes away your freedom, isolates you and leaves you with little to no hope for your future. However, since working with Tanya I have found that I am incredibly hopeful for the future! I feel really positive and absolutely determined to beat these conditions once and for all! I am not cured yet but I have made a lot of progress and I now KNOW I will get there. This is a huge positive turning point in my life. I would highly recommend going to see Tanya if you are struggling. She makes you feel instantly at ease and gives you the tools you need to get back in the driving seat of your own life. That's where I am now, buckled in and 100% ready to make some serious changes for the better!

  • When I found out I was pregnant, I decided to try and prepare for the birth of my baby by doing a hypnotherapy for birthing course. I had heard some really positive stories and was open minded to find out more. Tanya was my birthing coach and she coached me how to enter a trance like relaxed state, believe and trust in my body’s ability to grow my baby and give birth and to view birth as a positive rather than painful experience. Throughout my pregnancy, my friends and family were amazed how calm and relaxed I was and I believe this was due to all the hypno- relaxation techniques I did daily. I found not only did the relaxation techniques help me have a peaceful sleep every night but also gave me skills that helped manage stress with my work too. When my waters broke at home I was able to remain extremely calm and relaxed and breathe through my surges. I got to 7cm at home on my own before I called the midwife to see if I was ready to go into hospital. I was so relaxed on the phone that the midwife did not think I was anywhere near ready until she examined me! When I got to the birthing suite at the hospital I went in the water and listened to my hypnomusic. My mum and husband both said I immediately seemed to go into a trance like state and was actually falling asleep between contractions! My birthing partners who both attended the course with me were able to help me focus on my breathing and support me all the way through using lots of strategies we learnt such as positive birth affirmations and touch. I was able to give birth to my baby girl without any drugs and she came into the world extremely calm without crying and has been a chilled, happy baby since. I view my birth as a positive experience where I had ‘surges’ not contractions, ‘pressure’ not pain and I felt confident. I completely trusted my body and baby to know what to do and relaxed and let my body take over whilst taking my mind somewhere else. I would recommend Trance-Forming Childbirth and Tanya as a birthing coach to any expectant mother. I am so happy that Tanya was a part of my daughter’s journey and will be forever grateful for the skills she has taught me.

  • My son has suffered from depersonalisation since September 2017. We tried various ways to try and help him, we started at the doctors, with no help I decided to go to a private psychologist. After a few sessions, we understood why Charlie felt the way he did but had no solution how to help him. We also tried acupuncture. Neither did that really help. Then we met Tanya. Since then Charlie has been seeing Tanya Bunting, he has felt so much more positive. Charlie’s feels like its the first time someone outside the family actually cares and wants to help him. Tanya has made the time to help Charlie learn various techniques and strategies to help to control his anxiety and depersonalisation. Also knowing it will not last forever with what Charlie has learnt from Tanya’s strategies. With Tanya’s support, Charlie is now feeling better each day and much happier within himself!

  • This lovely lady came over yesterday to teach me how to control my pain(following surgery)  with Hypnosis. Thank you SO much Tanya Bunting. WOW...what a way to go, not a bit of pain and not needed to take any pain relief since yesterday lunchtime. Goodbye Morphine, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen, l don’t need you anymore. Onwards ‘n upwards, soon l will be finally fixed!  Definitely well worth trying if you are in pain, folks, incredible!

  • There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing my experience with Tanya was. She is an intelligent, highly professional and wonderfully positive person who helped me massively with getting my wisdom tooth removed. When going to book my appointment, I was so scared that I was crying and shaking at the thought of it. I have been terrified of needles and any surgical procedures for a long time and often get quite faint and light-headed when in these situations. After my first session with Tanya, I instantly felt calmer and more positive. She even provided me with a personalised trance recording to listen to at home in the week leading up to the procedure. I even found that I could use the skills she taught me to help through stressful moments in my life. On the actual day, she came with me to the appointment and reminded me of how to stay positive and relaxed throughout. In a situation that would normally prompt tears, I ended up smiling and laughing the whole way through. I walked out with my head held high and didn’t even feel slightly faint. I feel so strong and positive now and know I will be able to use the skills she has taught me to cope with other difficult situations I might face. Tanya is a wonderful person who cares about her clients and will make sure you have the tools you need to succeed.

  • I strongly recommend Tanya Bunting Coaching for anyone who is applying for a teaching interview or a new job. After being unsuccessful at interview, my confidence was knocked. I worried that I might never get a teaching job. After working with Tanya who coached me through the entire process from lesson preparation, to delivery and formal interview, I left feeling confident and ready to take on my next interview. Throughout the interview day, I felt calm and confident as I undertook the various tasks including a lesson observation, planning task, marking and the formal interview. I was the last one to interview and they called me sooner after I got into my car to leave. I was really excited to let Tanya know that I’d accepted the job.

  • Prior to meeting Tanya and enlisting her help I was demotivated, full of anxieties, lacking in confidence and generally not enjoying life. After working on these areas and historical life experiences I feel more alive and with a zest for life and living again.  Having always been in control, confident and facing life with energy, taking time to reassess how I wanted my life to progress has been a revelatory experience for me. I would highly recommend Tanya to you.  Her abilities are abundantly clear and I feel proud to have received her undoubted skills in helping me back on the road to fulfilling my potential whilst on this earth!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • We have had several sessions with Tanya to help my 5 year old control a vocal tic; my daughter is usually slow to warm up to new people but took to Tanya right away and talks about her constantly. Tanya is warm yet professional and really knows how to relate to children. She even watched some of my daughter's favorite shows to help build rapport and weave the characters into method of control for the tic. My little one is already looking forward to seeing her again.