Jean Luc Lafitte, Hypnotherapy expert



Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation similar to day dreaming but sustained over a longer period of time. Rather like a computer running a software programme that is out of date, hypnosis seeks to upgrade your software.

Your subconscious mind may think that running an old thought pattern is helping you, but in fact it may have become detrimental to your health. For example, for those people who smoke, they may associate this with being a teenager and hanging out with friends. So, in times of stress your subconscious mind will associate this as a good thing and you end up lighting up once again. The problem is that in life we are constantly faced with stressful situations so we sometimes revert to old habits.

What are the benefits of Hypnotherapy?

The main benefit of Hypnotherapy is it gives you the ability to see that there are other ways to deal with stress in your life. Once you have a Hypnotherapy session and you experience how relaxing it is, you will understand that just with the power of your mind and thought, you can make amazing changes to your life. Changes which you may not have thought were possible before.

What can Hypnotherapy help with?

Habit Breaking

  • Stopping smoking
  • Nail biting & thumb sucking

Psychological Issues

  • Eliminating the fear of flying
  • Other fears and phobias
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Lack of confidence/self-esteem
  • Fear of public speaking
  • Diet Issues
  • Sexuality confusions
  • Nightmares and insomnia
  • Relationship issues
  • Procrastination

Children’s Issues

  • Bed Wetting
  • Nightmares
  • Fears

These are just a few of the issues Hypnotherapy can help with, but we are happy to talk about your own particular problem prior to making a decision if hypnosis is right for you.

Hypnotherapy does NOT involve a state of unconsciousness. You will be fully aware of your thoughts and actions and will not be in a state where you will do things against your will.

What should I expect from my Hypnotherapy appointment?

Hypnotherapy appointments at The Forge Clinic are with Jean Luc Lafitte. Your session with him will begin with a discussion of the issue you need help with. You will then recline on a treatment couch and through progressive relaxation of the body you will move into a hypnotic state. Jean Luc will then ask your subconscious mind for permission to work with you, as you cannot be hypnotised against your will.

Once this agreement is gained, he will begin to work at reframing your approach to your concern. A technique called anchoring, may also be used, to associate a colour or a touch on the back of the hand with a positive feeling to reinforce the new practice. Each appointment is approximately 1 hour.

How many sessions do I need?

As we are all very different this will depend on you as a person. However, in the case of stopping smoking this can often take only one session. Some people who have high stress jobs like to see Jean Luc more often as they can see how beneficial hypnosis is to their lives. Jean Luc’s main priority is to get you up and running as soon as possible. Your progress will be reviewed during each appointment. You are under no obligation or pressure to carry on having hypnotherapy if you feel you have gained all the benefits you need.


If you have any queries regarding Hypnotherapy or are unsure if it is suitable for you please do not hesitate to get in touch with our reception team and we will be happy to help.


Jean Luc is registered with The American Board of Hypnotherapy. Please check with your insurer if you are claiming back your Hypnotherapy session.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us on 020 8332 6184 or email Alternatively, you can book online.


Hypnotherapy does not attempt to diagnose, treat or cure disease. Always seek advice from your GP with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it following information you have read on the internet.