If I could turn the clock back to the Late 1970’s and hear someone say ‘Peter one day, you will become a Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regressionist’ I would have laughed my socks off! That is exactly where I am today. I have now been a qualified Hypnotherapist for over 15 years and the reason for this happening? Well, it was like this.
I had been made redundant after several years working as the Bar Manager at Bretton College near Wakefield in 1999 and decided to go into what had been initially a hobby up to this point, working and being creative with stained glass. It was while I was attending a Craft fair a gentleman approached me and asked if I could make a Pyramid in Glass for his wife to cleanse and energise her crystals. I will admit this request bemused me, but never wanting to turn down a challenge I agreed. After much research on the dimensions and history surrounding the pyramids – in particular, the pyramids at Giza in Egypt the pyramid was duly prepared and low and behold I had lost the gentleman’s details!
A colleague who I had met at the Craft fairs told me about an event being held in Ilkley and thought it might be worth my while to take my pyramids along to this event. So off I went. This turned out to be my first Mind Body and Spirit exhibition and where I became known as ‘Pyramids by Pierre’.
While at this at this particular l event I met Brian Glenn of the Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis and as they say the rest is history.
I will admit Hypnosis (albeit mostly Stage Hypnosis) had always fascinated me.
But this was taking Hypnosis to a more professional clinical basis, and this intrigued me even more. After a chat with Brian, I took home some of the literature about his school and how to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
By the year 2002/3 having qualified and become a member of the National Council of Psychotherapy, I started working out of a variety of alternative therapy premises in around the Barnsley Area where I am based.
Then in 2007, I had the opportunity to open my clinic in the village of Cawthorne and remained there until April 2016.
I had planned to ‘retire’ but I have come to realise there is no such thing and continue to work with clients now in their homes and have a therapy room in Doncaster. Although perhaps working on a more semi-retired basis. While ever I can help my clients I will continue to do so.
There are so many myths and misunderstandings about Hypnosis, but it is an amazing therapy to help and overcome so many things, such as fears and phobias which may come in many forms and these are invariably started in early years. But, by using Hypnotherapy, which has been around for hundreds of years, these can be overcome after just one or two sessions.
The use of Hypnotherapy to help with Public Speaking and to become more self-confident is now becoming more widespread. Of course, there are the usual matters such as Stop Smoking and Weight Control where Hypnotherapy has become more predominately used over the past decade, in particular with the onset of the Virtual Gastric Band method for weight control for clients who are classed as morbidly obese.
I have also become well known for my work with Past Lives, and this is now one of my key areas where I use Hypnosis to enable clients to explore their past lives in a safe, secure and enjoyable way. I am also now accredited by the NCP to teach Past Life Regression to other Professionals who deal with the General Public, and these workshops are growing in popularity.
Since my very first event in Ilkley all those years ago, I have attended numerous MBS & Well Being events the length and breadth of the country and worked abroad in Germany, Jersey & Spain.
I am proud to have been one of the first exhibitors to join Liz Clark and Ian Timothy of LizianEvents Well Being Shows. And look forward to continuing to support them for the foreseeable future at their other events, including Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham to promote Hypnotherapy, my Past life Regression Teaching and The Peter Wall Way to Self Help Cds at these events.