The Benefits of Hypnotherapy with Chloe Brotheridge

I love to talk to people who have dedicated their lives to helping people with hypnotherapy. Having seen the benefits of hypnotherapy myself, it’s a privilege to hear from those with much greater first hand experience.

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Chloe Brotheridge is one such person. Chloe is a hypnotherapist in London and deals with clients on a range of issues including smoking, weight loss, stress, confidence, etc. Chloe very kindly agreed to answer some questions I thought GenuineHypnosis readers would be interested in. She has some great self-development tips.

Where are you from?

Originally from London but grew up in Lancashire; I’m now back in London.

When did you first want to become a hypnotist?

Working as a nutritionist, I noticed how ineffective diets where and that so often, there were emotional reasons for over eating, and that stress and habits also played a huge part. Hypnotherapy offers a solutions for these issues. I had also met a doctor who had trained as a hypnotherapist and was working in weight management, and was inspired by her.

Did you try hypnotism before you became qualified?

I had had good experiences with self hypnosis and hypnotherapy recordings. During the training, a big part of it is hypnotising each other, so I have had lots!

Can you explain a little about the process of learning the skills you have now mastered?

Hypnotherapy encompasses many aspects; counselling skills, psychology, and an understanding of the subconscious mind. Of course lots of practice certainly helped!

What personal experience have you had of hypnotherapy working for you?

Hypnotherapy totally changed my life and I continue to work on myself. I have become much more confident and changed my attitude towards eating and exercise.

Who can benefit from hypnosis?

Any one can be hypnotised if they want to be. It’s a really natural state of mind, a bit like day dreaming. The most important part is having a desire to change. The number of issues for which it can be used to treat are almost endless; anything that requires a change to the way you think, feel or behave. It’s also helpful for moving on from events in the past, seeing situations differently, releasing stuck emotions and boosting your motivation for almost anything.

Can you give us an example of hypnotherapy working for a client of yours?

I have many clients who come in to work on their confidence, and this is often something that gets very quick results. Clients change the way they see the world and themselves and I use a lot of visualisation techniques to get them to see themselves as confident in different situations.

Do you use self-hypnosis at all? And, if so, could you tell us a bit about that?

Yes, it’s an amazing tool. It’s great for helping to keep yourself on track, boosting confidence and reducing stress. It’s very easy to learn and once you have that skill, you can help yourself in so many ways.

Do you meditate? Or what well-being rituals do you use personally in your day-to-day life?

I recommend a number of techniques to my clients and use them all myself. Journalling is one thing that people get a lot out of. Just put a stream of consciousness down on paper; anything that pops into your head, or that is troubling you. Then focus on and write down all the things you’re thankful for in your life. It’s great for clearing your head, and setting your day up to be a positive one. It is particularly helpful for people who are feeling low, stressed or who struggle to sleep.


Visualisation also gets great results. Sports stars such as Usain Bolt do this all the time to help them in their events. Think of it as a kind of mental rehearsal, where you vividly imagine a situation going well. Try to build up a picture using all your senses; what will you see, hear, think, say, do, smell and taste! This primes the subconscious mind for things to go well when they happen in real life.

I also meditate, practice yoga, lift weights and run.

Thank you, Chloe!

Chloe Brotheridge is a hypnotherapist based in London and she can be found at

What you can do

There are many takeaways from this interview. It’s interesting that Chloe still uses self-hypnosis to work on herself. She watches what she eats, exercises and practises yoga and meditation. The work on yourself never ends!

It’s particularly interesting that Chloe advocates journalling as a great way to start the day. She finds that writing down a stream of consciousness about anything – your worries, the things you have to do that day, your long-term wishes, idle thoughts that rush through your mind, anything! – really helps. Journalling, according to Chloe, de-clutters the brain, keeps you focussed and alleviates stress and worries.

Give it a go tomorrow!

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