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    Depression is like a big dark cloud

    Hypnotherapy helps the sun to shine through those gloomy clouds

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Do you feel like you have fallen into a dark well of despair?

It seems like a lonely and unforgiving place to be.  The depressed brain is starved of positive chemicals and this literally restricts your ability to think clearly and resourcefully.

Hypnotherapy is designed to manage the chemistry inside your brain to help you move towards an optimistic outlook.

Feeling Hopeless?

In the depressed brain the primitive part of the mind is much more active. This part of the brain is normally very negative and worst case scenario focused. This makes us feel hopeless and unable to see a way out.

Want to stay in bed?

When we feel depressed, we want to put our life on pause and stop interacting with the rest of the world. We are much more tired and lacking in healthy energy. We just want to stay curled up in our duvets and shut ourselves away.  

Feeling Helpless?

Depression takes away our confidence and our ability to remain rational and positive about ourselves and our situations.  We feel so low and need some help to get us boosted and back on track again.

Can't see any positives?

It's a very negative place to be. Our primitive and depressed mind is designed to focus on problems and be vigilantly looking out for danger. In this state of mind, we lose the ability to think clearly and intellectually.

How Hypnotherapy Works?

We take things slowly, at your pace, and together find the way through the depression. You will learn to take control over your mind in a safe and supported way.

Your Hypnotherapy programme is tailored specifically for you to help you identify the ideal goal, and supports your progress in a way that is gentle and subtle.  

Your action steps become apparent along the way that are achievable to your own suitability and pace.  The actual sessions on the couch are designed to get your mind in a positive trance state, where you learn how to relax at a deep level.  


During this trance-like relaxation, your brain is working at least 70 times as hard for you accessing your own internal resources and abilities within you that will be useful for you to move along the path of your purpose in a measured and disciplined way.  

Your focus will improve as well as your confidence.

Trance is of course a natural state that our brain finds itself in approximately every 6-7 mins.  The brain needs to be in this state often to be able to process events and experiences that are happening around us on every sensory level.  The brain is like a sophisticated computer processor that responds and reacts through what is being coded into it, and then performs the operations and tasks that are necessary to function.

When we go into trance on the hypnotherapy couch, this experience is called REM and is very similar to a deep relaxation, where, your body feels comfortably heavy, but your mind feels comfortably light.  you begin to notice a detachment from the everyday thoughts and it's almost like the drifty, floaty feeling you have just before you wake up in the morning, where you are not quite awake, but not quite asleep.

This state is hugely beneficial, as your brain is at it's optimum resting point, but also at it's optimum productivity.  So, all suggestions that are positive and solution focused will be taken on board and given an action plan by you when you return to your daily tasks.



Dipti puts her own hypnosis skills to the test at the dentist and has ROOT CANAL SURGERY using self-hypnosis with NO ANAESTHETIC or PAIN RELIEF!!   

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What happens in the Sessions?

Book an Online Initial Consultation with Dipti - which lasts approximately an hour and a half.   

In this session, this will be your opportunity to tell us how you would like hypnotherapy to help you, and we will be able to give you a thorough explanation of how the brain works and you will leave the session with a good understanding of how we work, and how hypnotherapy helps and whether you think that it is something that you feel you can benefit from.  

If you decide it is for you, then we can tailor the sessions to suit you, and you will be given an audio - which you will be asked to listen to it every night to support your sessions.  

Usually, we will see you for eight consecutive weeks to build momentum for the changes to start taking place and then we can discuss the route depending on how you feel your progress is developing.  

You are ALWAYS in control.

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"My only regret is that I did not come and see Dipti much, much sooner!"


"For so long, I felt stuck in a deep hole, but hypnotherapy helped me look up and see the way out."


"It feels like I have been given a get out of jail card. I feel free, which is a big relief to me and my family."


"Before hypnotherapy, I could never see any positives. Now, I look for them. My brain feels lighter!"


About us

Dipti Tait

Dipti, author of Good Grief, owns and manages The Cotswold Practice in Stroud, she began her career in TV Post Production, working for the BBC in London. She gave up this glamorous world to become a mother and raise her two boys. She then made some substantially significant life changes to embark on a much more fulfilling and rewarding career in various Holistic Therapies and now Clinical Hypnotherapy at The Cotswold Practice in Stroud. Dipti also lectures and holds workshops around the UK. Dipti regularly makes appearances on TV and Radio (BBC and ITV) talking about the benefits of Hypnotherapy..

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