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What is Hypnotherapy

Before looking at what is hypnotherapy, it’s very important to point out that in hypnosis, you will only be hypnotised if you want to be, and even if you want to be, the therapist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to, even if it’s good for you.  The subconscious mind is self-protecting of its own agenda, which always knows what is best for you.

So you can forget what you’ve seen in the movies and on TV, you are actually more in control of your mind & body during hypnosis than at any other time because your attention is focused.

Hypnotherapy is a naturally occurring state of consciousness that can bring you into a trance like, state of relaxation and at the same time, a heightened awareness.

Not dissimilar to when you are driving a car, you get from A to B, fully awake and fully aware and yet, you wonder how you got to your destination.

During our normal awake time, our brain is operating at Bata brain waves, fully conscious and aware. We call the conscious mind the censor, as it censors everything we see, hear, do and feel. At the same time, our subconscious mind is recording everything we see, hear, do and feel. The conscious mind will only action on episodes it feels of importance, and will only allow what it deems pertinent to access the subconscious mind. This is where the incongruence occurs, resulting in unresolved trauma, abuse, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions and a host of other ailments.You can read David Ellis’ article The Incongruent mind.

In hypnotherapy, the therapist will distract the conscious mind into a state of relaxation, or non-censorship, while the subconscious mind moves into a heightened state of awareness. The objective of the therapist is to move the brain from Bata brain waves to Alpha or Theta brain waves. In that state, the mind becomes open to suggestibility.

The two main types of hypnotherapy are suggestion hypnotherapy and analytical hypnotherapy.

Suggestion therapy, as the name suggests, is about planting seeds, where the hypnotherapist has established from the client their goals or desires, such as performance enhancement or public speaking. Areas of enhancement where there is no root cause of the issue. These issues are usually treatable with 1 or 2 sessions.

Analytical Hypnotherapy works in conjunction with Counselling, where there is a root cause with areas of depression, anxiety, stress, etc., Analytical hypnotherapy with its conjunction with counselling, seeks to find the root cause of a problem, and deal with the underlying issue, rather than the presenting problem. This form of hypnotherapy usually requires much more commitment than suggestion therapy. However, once the root cause has been identified and dealt with, the results can be life changing.

It is also important to note, not everyone can be hypnotised.

All sessions with David encompass a range of modalities and therapies, which may include, Communication Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Stress Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Communing with Nature, Colour Therapy and CBT.

Treatable conditions using Hypnotherapy

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Blushing
  • Anxiety
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Exam Study
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Bulimia
  • Fear of Flying
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Stammering
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • OCD
  • Self Confidence Sports Performance
  • Self-Image

You are in Control

Hypnotherapy is a wonderfully beneficial therapy that alleviates and treats these conditions and also many more. Most noteworthy is that the therapist cannot force the client to do anything that they do not wish to do. Therefore, trust is the key. Consequently, it can only be fully effective if you truly want it to be.

The Positive Mind Clinic in Gorey

The Positive Mind Clinic is located on 4 acres of landscaped gardens designed specifically to promote inner peace and tranquillity. The Clinic itself is well appointed, accommodating two therapy rooms, a class room, a library, and a relaxation area. Tea or Coffee and refreshments are available at no additional cost. David encourages his clients to spend time in nature. The grounds of the Clinic are peaceful, scenic and beautiful and includes a river walk, Temple of Deity and a full-sized Pyramid, making Atlantis an ideal starting point to commune with Nature and begin this journey.

Hypnotherapy with David Ellis

David learned the healing art of Hypnotherapy, mainly through intuition & experience. However, he studied with the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and later with NLP mastermind, Richard Bandler and John Grinder. He was also inspired by the work of the late Milton Erickson. But he mostly was inspired by the Irish surgeon Dr Jack Gibson who believed in the power of the mind above all else and pioneered the use of hypnosis in surgery for over 40 years. He performed more than 4000 procedures without anaesthesia and inspired several generations of doctors to take up the practice of hypnosis, both in surgery and in treating psychosomatic disorders or disease. The first consultation with David is ultimately a fact-finding process. David believes that the first session along the Hypnotherapy journey is so important that it can take additional time to establish the reason and root cause of the problem. David has been a practicing Therapist since 1998, he has worked with many clients with diverse issues to include: Depression, Self Esteem Issues, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Public Speaking, Studying, Insomia, Pain Management and a host of other issues. David works a little differently than most therapist, he believes that the mind is not separate from the body and that the heart is a key feature in the integration of self. When attending a session with David, he may take you for a walk on the grounds, or bring you to the river, or sit in the temple or sit in the pyramid. So please bring comfortable walking shoes and a jacket.  He believes that the journey inward is a precious and invaluable journey, that requires an investment of time and money, and a connection with the Universe as a whole. With that in mind, David offers his clients a free of charge, pre-consultation. This is where the new client can become familiar with David and his work, and be confident and comfortable that David’s approach is suitable for you.


At the end of the Pre-Consultation, you will be given a password to access a confidential questionnaire on this site, this allows the new client fill in important questions and fact-finding information which can be done in your own space and time, so it is not eating into the actual paid consultation time.


All Hypnotherapy sessions run for 3 hours, with the exception of the pre-consultation, which is free and lasts around 30/45 minutes. The session will include investigation talk therapy and can be followed by further talk therapies, hypnosis, outdoor nature connection, mindfulness, and a host of other modalities. All are totally relaxing and designed to make you, the client feel more positive and more in tune with who you are, allowing you to be the best you can be in life and work. All treatment sessions will have a 15 minute break with refreshments. The cost of a session for individuals is €250, this includes your personal Hypnosis recording and other program material.

“If I have no Honour or Integrity, then I have nothing”

David Ellis

© The Positive Mind 2019