Dumonteil Child Therapies News

Personalised Hypnotherapy CDs for Children

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We have recently launched a personalised hypnotherapy CD making service for children which is proving very popular. Sometimes children find it difficult to talk to someone new about a problem they are experiencing. Gathering the information about the issue from the carers, and producing a personalised hypnotherapy CD for the child the listen to at home can prove the ideal solution.

CDs can be in the form of a metaphorical story, or a relaxation track with more direct suggestions. In both cases, the interests and likes of a child are interwoven to create a personalised experience and keep the interest of the child engaged, whilst offering positive, supportive suggestions to help with their issue.

Some parent comments are below:

“The CD definitely helped in many ways, with the issue at hand and bringing us even closer together.”
Thank you so much for Rachel’s CD, we just listened to it. It’s so special and perfectly tailored for her. When the CD finished she climbed down her bunk bed ladder to find me, her cheeks were wet from tears and she told me she was crying from happiness. And so was I… We had a lovely hug and she asked if she could listen to it again.”

New Website Launched – www.hypnotherapyeft.com

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Come and see us at our new website: www.hypnotherapyeft.com. This has allowed us to broaden our range of services.

Let us know what you think!

Still Me – illustrated book to support children with illness or injury

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Great news! Still Me is now now available on Amazon!

Beautifully illustrated by Jennie Reed and in full colour, this book provides imaginative journeys to heal and energise children who have been through illness or injury.

Gary Craig is back!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Gary Craig, the innovator of EFT once again has a presence online. He went into retirement for a number of years, and his return is warmly welcomed.

Have a look here, lots of useful resources:


New Therapy Centre and Living Social Offer

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Great News!

Dumonteil Child Therapies has been selected by Living Social Brighton to be featured in its Families section, with a very special offer for two therapy sessions at over 50% discount in price.

Look out for the offer, which will run 9-15th July 2012.

We are also pleased to announce that we are now based at the Holistic Health Centre on Beaconsfield Road, Brighton.

How EFT and Hypnotherapy Work Together – Matrix Re-imprinting

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

‘You have to pull up the weeds and clear the ground before you can plant the pretty flowers.’

This is one way of describing how EFT and hypnotherapy work together. With EFT we focus on tapping down the negatives, soothing the extreme emotions and finding a level of peace, or ’emotional freedom’.

Often, once the intensity of past events has been reduced, we do naturally come to see things in a different light, from a different perspective and this can lead to natural ‘cognitive shifts’ allowing us think about things in a new way.

It can also, however, be helpful to ask ourselves at this point: having tapped down the negatives, what DO we want in their place? This is where we can begin to point ourselves in directions we want to be heading in and start to refocus our attention on the positives – the pretty flowers. (more…)

How a Therapist Helps

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Both self-hypnosis and EFT are skills that can be learned by an individual, and used as and when they are needed. However, in the midst of difficulties, the will and energy to put these into practice can be lacking. And so the irony is, just when we need these techniques the most, often it is at these times that we feel least motivated to use them, despite how helpful they would be. This applies even more in times of illness, when not only fatigue, but fear can play a large part in the experience, and the hope that something so simple can be effective, can seem a million miles away.

It’s at times like this that we need extra help. The therapeutic relationship has always been known to be an important component in the effectiveness of all types of therapies, and this applies especially during times of need. A therapist acts as a guide, recognises where we have been and where we want to be, and checks in regularly to see where we are and if the goals have changed. They also act as a cheerleader for successes and to provide structure in the use of these techniques, so that they can be of most benefit. (more…)

The Placebo Effect – Beliefs and Thoughts Heal

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The placebo effect is where an inactive substance improves a patient’s condition, based solely on the patient’s belief that it will be beneficial. And these are not just perceived benefits, but measured, physical effects; and the greater the belief, the greater the effect. This process is well known by drug companies, and also a real bugbear to them, as they have to try and separate out the healing effect of belief, from the benefits of the drug alone! Sometimes drugs can be deemed fit for market with only marginally more positive benefits than found by the placebo effect alone.

This power of the mind to effect the body is what hypnotherapy relies on when dealing with medical conditions. Hypnotherapy bypasses the taking of medications to gain these positive mental effects, and goes straight for physiological effect directly from our guided thoughts.

The processes that occur during the placebo effect within the brain have a particularly strong effect on physical aspects such as pain, fatigue, fever and the immune system, so called ‘top down’ processes that are influenced initially by the brain. The placebo effect also occurs with ‘peripheral’ conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and hypertension, and less with more core ‘physical’ conditions. (more…)

The Power of Words

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The Wise Sage

There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child.

So the sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her.

“Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?” yelled a man from the crowd.

“You know nothing of such things! You are a stupid fool!” said the sage to the man.

The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said: “If a few words have such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another few have the power to heal?”

And thus, the sage healed two people that day.

Author Unknown

Hypnotherapy and the Power of Now

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Hypnotherapy can be used to access a deep place within us where a sense of peace and stillness exist, a state that is often rarely accessed in day-to-day life, and it is really about entering fully into the present moment. It might almost be described as a meditative state and indeed, some hypnotherapeutic inductions do have similarities with guided meditation techniques.

Children are more accustomed to entering this experience, since it is really just about focussing on the moment without the mind being occupied with planning thoughts for the future, or replaying scenes from the past. This is why children enter into the hypnotic state so easily, because they live in the present to a far greater extent than adults do, so it comes naturally to them. This is also the reason why formal trance induction is not always necessary for children, but is more important for adults. (more…)

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