Positive Change Hypnotherapy & NLP


With a track record of helping people on a one to one basis with hypnotherapy & NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Lester can  help you to  clear old traumas, habits, phobias, unconscious blocks and other limiting beliefs; helping you to become more confident, relaxed and feel more positively empowered about your life.


Do you Struggle to Change Certain Behaviours?


Do you ever feel like you know what you want to do and how you'd like to behave and yet feel like some part of you is resisting the change you want to make? This is often due to your unconscious programming, beliefs you've adopted that became an ingrained habit, beliefs that you may not even be fully aware of. Willpower and logic on its own is not always enough to allow us to make the change we'd like to make and sometimes you may need extra help at an unconscious level, the level that drives most of your behaviour.


What is Hypnotherapy?


Iceberg analogy 1/8th Conscious and 7/8th's UnconsciousYour mind has a conscious and an unconscious. You're reading this with your conscious mind wondering what this means to you, while your unconscious mind is keeping you balanced in your chair and is looking after your breathing and things that you aren't fully aware of... until I mention them to you.


For the most part this is useful, however, your unconscious also has some unresourceful habits and behaviours. Hypnotherapy can help by speaking to the unconscious part of you to form new preferred thoughts, responses, attitudes and behaviours and/or feelings. A trained, supportive practitioner can help you to quiet the conscious mind so you can request healthier, preferred behaviours instead.


What is NLP?


NLP is short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, it's basically a tool set of techniques that can be used by a practitioner to help resolve personal issues with your existing habitual thought processes and can also be used to model success. NLP is closely aligned with hypnotherapy as it works with positive change at an unconscious level.


Richard Bandler and John Grinder co-created the tool set of NLP by studying other successful therapists and by asking better questions; rather than ask people why they think they had a phobia for example, they asked people to come forward who had rid themselves of these limiting behaviours and share with them what they actually did. They then took the commonalities of these findings and made these into working resolution options. These options are then used by NLP practitioners to assist their clients.


There is a lot of discussion about NLP & Hypnotherapy on the internet, but like massage, reiki, acupuncture or even exercise, it's something that you have to experience yourself to understand how profoundly beneficial it can be. I would encourage you to experience this for yourself. You'll be glad you did.


The drawing below is an iceberg analogy I use to explain unconscious behaviours in a straightforward way. I discuss the topic in greater detail on my courses so that people can become "conscious of their unconscious".  

  Iceberg unconscious mind analogy

If you are using a PC. Click on the play button to hear a short explanation of how your unconscious mind works  


Your Unconscious Mind


It's said that our unconscious thoughts control around 88% of our day to day behaviour, if this is true, then much of our lives are on auto pilot. This is why you can do everything from brushing your teeth to driving a car without giving it much thought.  If we had to stop and think about every single process we would get overwhelmed.


As well as storing these useful 'routines' our unconscious mind also works to keep us safe, each unconscious behaviour has a positive intention, even though some of these behaviours can be appear to be inappropriate, unhealthy or downright silly; often taken on by comments or beliefs we heard when we were younger or as a knee jerk reaction to incidents in our lives that had high emotional content. 


It's useful to know that there are ways to potentially overcome unwanted behaviours by finding a new better way to fulfil the original positive intention (which is often to keep us safe) with a hypnotherapy/NLP session. 


How I Helped Someone to Overcome a Very Unusual Phobia


I was on holiday in sunny Tenerife recently and our tour rep said "Lester, you'll probably laugh because I have the stupidest fear ever! I'm afraid of... pasta!". I smiled supportively but didn't laugh, as I know, no matter how bizarre it may sound, fears can seem very real for people. She said she felt queasy if she went anywhere near the stuff, she tensed up right there just thinking about it! (this may sound quite ridiculous, but consider this, a fear you may have may seem just as irrational to someone else who doesn't experience it). Pasta


Living in a country where pasta is a daily staple this greatly complicated her life and when she tried to explain this challenge to others she just felt embarrassed and stupid as she knew, at some level it didn't make any sense, but she just couldn't stop "the feeling", it was just always "there". Imagine not being able to sit next to someone and having to leave the restaurant because they'd ordered pasta...


She said she had felt this way since she was very young but had no idea what caused it. People suggested she may have choked on pasta when she was young, most just made fun of her and told her not to be so damn silly, none of which helped her at all.


Yes No QuestionsShe was getting picked up by a car in 15 minutes, so there was no time to lose. I offered to help her there and then. Astonished at the possibility, she said "Yes please, I'll try anything!".


Using some hypnotherapy techniques I opened a dialogue with the unconscious part of her  and asked some simple Yes/No questions.


"Is this fear of pasta protecting her in some way?" - I got a Yes response from her unconscious mind and she got briefly tearful at how profound that moment was, that her unconscious was speaking..., I told her this was a pefectly normal reaction and she relaxed again. I continued my conversation with her unconscious...


"Was this fear caused by a choking incident when she was young?" - No


"Has she always had this fear?" - No (which suggested she was at one time fine with pasta)


"Did some emotional or frightening event occur while she was around pasta at an early age?" - Yes 


(An image of her parents arguing while she was a child in a high chair flashed into my mind, so I went with it)


"An event such as her parents having an argument and shouting at her to eat her pasta?" - Yes  


"Is she older and wiser and much more capable of making her own choices now than she was then?" - Yes


"Can we start to identify some more positive behaviours for her?" - Yes


We made the necessary adjustments, then her car arrived and looking completely stunned by how different she felt when I asked her about pasta, she gave me a hug and went away with a huge smile.


The next day she told me, that night she happily ate pasta for the first time in 17 years and totally loved it! The best part was that she felt totally liberated and "normal" for the first time in her adult life, so if you or anyone you know has an usual phobia, anxiety or limiting behaviour, use the form below to enquire about a session now and you could be clear of it by this time next week.


I'm based in Broxburn, near Edinburgh, Scotland. I look forward to helping you.


Want to see all the things that I've helped people with using hypnotherapy? See this link and watch the videos to see how quickly change can often take place. Click Here 


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Lester Smulski (Certified Life Coach, Hypnotherapy & Master NLP Practitioner, Theta Healing)


"Lester is motivated by a deep passion to help people. His enthusiasm and genuineness shine through" - Thom Shillaw (Licensed trainer of NLP and creator of Trance Logical Communication)


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The information contained in this online site is presented in summary form only and intended to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of the author's understanding of hypnotherapy and other methods. Information obtained by using this online site is not exhaustive and does not cover all aspects of any disease, concern or their treatment.

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