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Robert Clarke
Rob Clarke Professional hypnotherapist using hypnosis & hypnotherapy in Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset.
Rob Clarke Professional hypnotherapist using hypnosis & hypnotherapy in Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset.


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#EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help Technique based on research showing that emotional trauma can contribute greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress.

Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can often rebalance itself, and this can speed up the healing process.

The cause of all negative, emotional reactions is a disturbance in the body’s energy system and by releasing the course of the problem, you are releasing the emotional responses. EFT, #EmotionalFreedomTechnique is used by gently tapping on specific meridians (energy points on the body), while tuning into the issue or situation causing the emotional problems, the body’s energy system is balanced and emotions can be released allowing you to be free from the original feelings and emotions.

Tapping is easy to learn and a very effective technique that often after one or two sessions, you will have learnt enough to use it regularly on a self-help basis whenever an emotional issue happens in your life.
Areas it works well with includes:

fears and phobias
pain management
panic attacks
anger management
weight loss
anger (and anger management)
stress (and stress management)
stubborn or chronic physical issues

In essence EFT is based on the idea that “all negative emotion is a disturbance in the body’s energy system”. If you are feeling a negative emotion or feeling, then part of your energy system is blocked. By clearing the blocks – which you can do by tapping on a simple, never-changing set of meridian points – you can clear negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, often permanently.
Can I do this myself?

Yes, I will show you the model and system so you can continue to practice this powerful technique in between and after your sessions.
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I am now able to offer #Skype sessions for #hypnotherapy and #hypnosis to help with stop smoking, anxiety, depression and stress. These sessions are also really helpful for other clients who suffer from for a fear of open spaces (Agoraphobia) and not being able to leave the house. For more information please contact me through my website:
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Stoptober is almost upon us and many people in the areas of Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset may be considering stopping smoking cigarettes and tobacco for the 28 days of Stoptober...But why not make this permanent change and stop forever?
It’s great that these annual events give people the opportunity to draw on group motivation and support, as these factors make change easier. But we all know that habits are not that easy to change in the long term and this is where Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis can help.

Hypnotherapy could help you to #stopsmoking right now!

If you approach “Stoptober” with the idea that it need only be a temporary sacrifice to stop smoking then you could be destined for failure. So why just stop smoking for 28 days...Stop forever!
You could be a non-smoker with just one session of #Hypnotherapy and find that within two hours all the cravings will be weak to non-existent. You will start to feel healthier and become fitter in the coming days and weeks all from being a non-smoker and on top of this just think of all the money you will save. In the session of Hypnotherapy I help you to change your beliefs about smoking so you can quit smoking and stay a non-smoker.
In a study in the U.S.A Hypnotherapy came out as the most effective anti-smoking technique, so there is nothing to stop you being a non-smoker, only you.

Some of the Benefits of quitting smoking.

• After 20 minutes your blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rate will return to normal
• Within 8 hours the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops and your oxygen level returns to normal
• Within 24 hours the chance of a heart attack decreases
• Within 48 hours nerve endings start to regroup. The ability to taste and smell improve
• Within 3 days breathing is easier
• Within 2 to 3 months circulation improves. Lung capacity improves
• Within a year excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker
• Within 2 years heart attack risk drops to near normal

Take the first step
So why not make that decision to stop smoking today and take back control of your life, health and fitness. If you live in or around Bournemouth, Poole, Broadstone and surrounding areas of Dorset please contact me on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015 to find out more about Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis could help you to be free of smoking forever.
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#Stop #Vaping and using #E-cigarettes in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.


Welcome to my blog about #stopping #Vaping and using #E-cigarettes. Using E-cigarettes for many people have become a great temporary alternative to smoking cigarettes & tobacco. The cost of using E-cigarettes is far less than smoking normal cigarettes but the consumption of nicotine is still present! This is undoubtedly damaging to our bodies as nicotine is in fact a poison. Many years ago nicotine was one of the most powerful insecticides in the world and could do damage to both insects and people!

Health risk

So although there are no actual documented statistics about how damaging Vaping actually is to some ones health people may still believe that #Vaping is a safer option, but in reality by consuming nicotine they are still risking their health and wellbeing by using these E-cigarettes.


It is also becoming more and more an antisocial thing to do with pubs and public places now asking people not to use E-cigarettes.....with the actual scented smell of the Vaping and the left over chemicals being breathed directly into the surrounding area of other people.

#Stop #Vaping now!

So stop Vaping and using E-cigarettes today and get that immediate reward that you want and desire. Call me today on 01202-245020 or 07920 885015 and start to take back control of your health and wellbeing!

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#Mindfulness, #meditation and #relaxation.
Mindfulness can help to change your mental wellbeing and is a process of bringing your attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the use of meditation, relaxation and other training.

Research studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness is strongly connected with greater well-being and better health. When used in your everyday life it can be help you to be more in control of your thoughts, feelings and emotions, helping you to start to see things in a much more positive way. This can be useful in a working environment for example helping you to control your anxiety and stress levels allowing you to be more relaxed and more productive.
Studies over the years have shown that over analysing and worry can lead to problems such as #depression, #anxiety, and even #panic attacks and mindfulness can prove effective in the reduction of these problems.

Stop worrying about the past and the future
We sometimes allow ourselves to dwell on things that have happened in the past or might happen in the future. Mindfulness can be used anywhere, at anytime and is very helpful to get yourself into the moment instead of stirring up and reliving past emotional events and possible future events.

How can I help myself to achieve Mindfulness?
Using either #hypnosis, #hypnotherapy, meditation or a positive thinking styles course can start to change negative thoughts and perceptions to positive thoughts. This can then allow you to be more in the moment, feeling much more relaxed and calm and seeing opportunities which you may have originally missed.
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Are you going to be a #dryathlete this January?
Have you kicked off 2016 by making a promise to yourself that you’ll go cold turkey on the alcohol for 31 days? If you have, and you’re determined to stick to it, then please keep reading to be reassured that you are absolutely doing the right thing. On the flipside, if you think you might waver half way through the month, then I will try my very best to convince you to stick to it.
It can take years for us to see the true damage that alcohol can do to our bodies. The short term signs such as grey skin, a sore head, tired, bloodshot eyes and a dry mouth are all relatively short lived if you’re someone who drinks only occasionally. But even the odd binge drinking session here and there can be causing damage you can’t see, and in years to come it is very likely that the alcohol consumed over a lifetime could start to become a problem that can be avoided by stopping or cutting down now.
The health benefits of a whole month without alcohol are astonishing. Studies and research have shown that abstention can lower blood pressure and cholesterol , reduce liver fat and lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cancer later in life. Weight loss is also a huge factor in giving up alcohol, as the calories consumed in just a couple of glasses of wine or a pint of beer add up over a week, a month and a year to result in an unhealthy amount of weight gain. Shorter term benefits are clearer skin, better concentration levels and a higher quality of sleep. Getting out of bed in the morning will become much easier, and wouldn’t it be refreshing to wake up without a hangover? No headache, no feeling sick, no grey pallor to your skin; the benefits really are endless.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a drink or 2 at the end of a long, hard week at work, and sometimes there is nothing nicer. It’s reality that we enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer occasionally, but if you can abstain from this for just 31 days, it will open your eyes to just how beneficial it is to cut the alcohol out, and will very likely encourage you to think about your long term (and short term) health. In addition to this, it will hopefully make you pause before polishing off that bottle, or ordering more drinks at the bar. Why not distract yourself in the evenings by taking up a new hobby, make sure you don’t purchase alcohol during your weekly shop and keep telling yourself over and over just how much better you’ll feel.
So for less than 9% of 2016, just 744 hours, give it your absolute best shot (but not a shot of Absolut!!): ditch the drink and become a dryathlete. January may well just be the start of something that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
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#Trust is absolutely pivotal in any relationship, and the foundation on which we then build from, allowing us to feel relaxed, contented and happy with those key people. It is not just two people living together or being married to each other that require #trust; we need this from people we work with, our friends, our parents and our children. Those people closest to us are the ones that cause us the most pain if that trust is then broken, resulting in the relationship becoming damaged and sometimes beyond repair. Trust, however, absolutely can be built back up and relationships repaired through communicating effectively with each other on all levels. Most people have- at some point in their lives- been let down by someone they love or care about, and at the time it feels as though you will never be the same again, but over time these feelings ease and fade, enabling you to once again trust that person. But they have to show you that this is possible of course, and it will take time and effort from both of you to rebuild and regain that all-important trust.
The most important thing in all of this is talking it through with each other. You cannot and must not let feelings of hurt and resentment build up inside you, as not only is this damaging to your own health, it will eventually damage your relationship with that person and thus become irreparable. Has the breakdown of trust triggered old wounds that haven’t healed properly? It may be that what has happened isn’t the same thing, but it has conjured up feelings that you have previously tried to push away and hide. Secondly, it is vital that the person who has betrayed you acknowledges that they have done so, and must be able to show remorse and compassion for you and for the situation. If they are being blasé about it, chances are that this person is not who you thought they were, resulting in you making decisions about whether you still want that person in your life.
It is always very difficult to trust someone again after any kind of betrayal, and also to allow yourself to feel relaxed in that person’s company. You may be constantly wondering if they are going to do it again, and not knowing whether you would be better to let that person go from your life. You can ask yourself certain questions, such as ‘do I want or need this person in my life?’, ‘are my instincts telling me they will repeat that betrayal?’ and ‘how would I react if this happened again?’. Trust your instincts at all times as they are rarely wrong, and ensure you do what is right for you, and not what someone else wants you to do.
Communicate, communicate, communicate. Whether that is between the two of you (or group of you if it is friendships or colleagues) or whether you have a mediator. It is fundamental to talk it through, come to your own conclusions and decisions and then restart your path, whichever way that may be. But if you do rebuild that trust, let the past be the past and allow yourself to start afresh, because hanging on to something that happened previously will only cause you to feel resentment and hurt and stop you from growing as a person.
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Our minds are extremely powerful, more so than many of us probably even realise. How many times have you said to yourself “I can’t do it”, only for someone else to tell you that actually, you can do it? Other people will very likely view your abilities and skills in a far more positive light than you do. However, with the correct thinking styles and replacing negative thoughts with positive, encouraging thoughts, we really can begin to do the things that we previously told ourselves we couldn’t.
Our bodies react to certain predicaments and if we #fear something, this can trigger the “fight or flight” response, a physiological reaction to something that we believe is a threat or will cause us harm. A surge of chemicals including adrenaline are realised, causing heightened awareness of our surroundings and we can only view the situation through a filter of fear.
This response is a natural instinct and something that is hardwired into us from birth. But what if we could relax our minds enough to deal calmly and effectively with any situation, bypassing fear? We can. #Hypnotherapy, #hypnosis and simple deep breathing exercises are all extremely effective in helping to change our mindsets and thinking patterns, turning our thoughts around from “I can’t” to “Actually, I really can do this”. Don’t ever underestimate just how powerful your mind and thoughts are. If you talk negatively to yourself on a continuous basis, you’re going to believe those thoughts; just as if someone keeps telling you you’re not good at something you’ll think it to be true.
Self-belief and self-worth are paramount in starting to understand just how much you can achieve in your everyday life.  You would not have a friend who consistently put you down, so why do this to yourself? It is extremely important to talk yourself up every single day, tell yourself you can do it and congratulate yourself every single time you achieve something new.
So where do deep breathing exercises come into play? It may sound strange, but many of us do not breathe properly. We shallow-breathe, not allowing enough oxygen into our bodies which will only result in feeling tired and in many cases panicky. Sit quietly for 5 minutes a day and breathe deeply and properly, in and out, and see how much better you start to feel. You will quickly become aware of your breathing at other times and will start to take deeper, longer breaths. Your mind will be clearer and a sense of calm and clarity will take precedence over previous worries and concerns.
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#PersonalDevelopment is something we all undertake throughout our lives, and is a journey that we will go on, rather than one set destination that we need to get to as quickly as possible. We can certainly set goals for ourselves, with time frames to complete these, but we need to look at personal development as ongoing, continuous and consistent.
When we look at what we want to do with our lives- on both a personal and work basis- we need to create a programme, or a plan, to compound our thoughts, #goals, challenges and development areas. For example, if you are looking to develop yourself at work, you may wish to write down what it is you want to do, what support you need to achieve your goal, how you’re going to get there and how long you want to take over it. It is good to have a time frame and not leave it as an open ended goal, because this will drive you towards that achievement, and then allow you to plan for what’s next.
Try to find yourself a mentor if you’re looking to develop at work. This should be someone you trust to be entirely honest with you, and someone you can talk to easily, whether that is face to face or by picking up the phone to them.
Planning your development by yourself or with your mentor will help you to understand exactly what skills you already possess, and those that you need to hone or develop from scratch. It will also push you to think about those areas that you may be less comfortable with, such as public speaking or doing a presentation, and whether these are things that you will need to do going forward.
Take time out to spend on your personal development; it is important for all aspects of life and each skill you acquire throughout your journey will be an additional string to your bow, helping you in other areas of your life, or allowing you to help others and perhaps even becoming a mentor yourself one day.
Planning is the key but also be sure to keep a record of all your achievements so you can see just how far you have come. Congratulate yourself each time you achieve something, no matter how small, because it is all part of a much bigger picture that is your own personal- and therefore very important-journey.
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#HypnotherapyHypnosis- Dispelling common myths
#Hypnotherapy is often confused with stage hypnosis, and so I wanted to write this blog to help dispel common myths that surround this extremely effective form of therapy and help you- as a potential client or simply someone who is interested in the topic-form a greater understanding of it.
So what comes to mind when you think of hypnotherapy? We have all seen TV shows, or stage shows where the hypnotist entertains the audience by using a volunteer from the crowd who ends up dancing like a chicken. And yes it is effective and comical, but the therapy form of #hypnosis is entirely different, with the main factor being that you are absolutely aware of what you are doing at all times.
Have you ever driven somewhere, arrived at your destination, and realised you don’t really remember anything about the journey because you’ve been on auto pilot? Yet you’ve arrived safely and in the knowledge that you’ve negotiated numerous roundabouts and traffic lights and quite possibly several other obstacles along the way. This state is a very similar one to what you will experience when you have #hypnotherapy . You will never be unconscious or unaware, simply relaxed and calm.
Once we have worked to ensure you are in a relaxed state of mind, we are then in a position to begin changing your mind set, slowly but surely, turning negatives into positives and allowing old thinking styles to be turned around and replaced with new, more positive thoughts and feelings.
Let’s look at anxiety as an example. If you are naturally quite an anxious person, hypnotherapy can be used to calm your mind, relax your body and slow your thoughts down, resulting in a far more restful yet confident style of thinking. #Anxiety and anxious thoughts can create all kinds of feelings and can stem from numerous different things, but these thoughts are entirely unhelpful and can cause stress, weight loss or weight gain, bad sleeping patterns and a whole host of negative emotions that will affect your everyday life.
#Hypnotherapy is extremely effective in allowing you to turn negatives into positives and change your ways and styles of thinking for good. It really is a case of mind over matter, and with enough perseverance and practise, you will feel more confident, happier and far more relaxed in your daily life. And let me reassure you again, you will always be 100% aware of what is happening; my work doesn’t involve any form of stage hypnosis, purely helping people regain confidence in their lives and learning to relax and calm their minds to get the very best out of whatever it is they want to achieve.
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