Hampstead Hypnotherapy

mind, body & soul balance

Monica has a very pro-active press profile, writing and contributing to leading features on health and lifestyle across national newspapers, magazines and websites as well as appearing on the airwaves. These include BBC Radio 4, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Observer, The Telegraph, Stella magazine, The Mirror, You Magazine, Metro, Red and Woman & Home.

  1. Marylebone Journal

    Under The Influence - Smoking
    Marylebone Journal May 2010

  2. Reveal Magazine

    The Hypno Diet
    Reveal Magazine Mar 2010

  3. Cosmopolitan Magazine

    Your Health Problems Solved
    Cosmopolitan Magazine Feb 2010

  4. Marieclaire Magazine

    The New Addictions
    Marieclaire Magazine Nov 2009

  5. Daily Express

    Hypnotherapy & Junk Food
    Daily Express June 2009

  6. Shopaholics -  The Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine

    Shopaholics - The Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine June 2009

  7. Spirit & Destiny Magazine

    Hypnotise Yourself Healthy - Spirit & Destiny Magazine Article July 2009

  8. Good Housekeeping Magazine

    Hypnotherapy Works Better Than Liposuction - Good Housekeeping Magazine Article July 2009

  9. Natural Health Magazine

    Think Yourself Thin - Natural Health Magazine Article May 2009

  10. The Health Store Magazine

    All In The Mind
    The Health Store Magazine Jan 2009

  11. Exchange National Eczema Society Members Magazine

    Taking Control of Your Eczema with Hypnotherapy
    Exchange Magazine Dec 2008

  12. Daily Express - Your Health

    Finally I Love The Skin I'm In
    Daily Express Nov 2008

  13. Practical Parenting & Pregnancy

    How To Breeze Through Birth
    Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Nov 2008

  14. Sunday Times

    How Are We Coping With The Crunch
    Sunday Times Oct 2008

  15. What's So Great About Life Coaches? - Lenny Henry feature on BBC Radio 4

    Audio icon What's So Great About Life Coaches? - Lenny Henry radio feature
    BBC Radio 4 - July 2008

  16. Fabulous - News of the World Magazine

    I'm 25, a Virgin and Too Scared to Have Sex
    Fabulous - Magazine July 2008

  17. Exchange National Eczema Society Members Magazine

    How Hypnotherapy Can Help People with Eczema
    Exchange Magazine June 2008

  18. Cosmopolitan Magazine

    I Sold My Body to Pay For My Shopping
    Cosmopolitan June 2008

  19. The Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine

    The Truth About Therapy
    The Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine April 2008

  20. Brand New You Magazine

    More Than Just a Facial
    Brand New You Magazine Feb 2008

  21. Scarlet Magazine

    Are You Feeling Sleepy Yet?
    Scarlet Magazine Feb 2008

  22. The Observer Magazine

    We Can Rebuild You
    The Observer Magazine Jan 2008

  23. Essentials Magazine

    Hypnosis Cured My Fear Of Heights
    Essentials Magazine

  24. Prima Magazine

    We Beat Our Addictions
    Prima Magazine

  25. Yours Magazine

    Goodbye to Back Pain?
    Yours Magazine

  26. Yours Magazine

    No More Excuses!
    Health & Fitness Magazine

  27. Yours Magazine

    Bright Lights and D3 Will Beat The Blues
    Metro Newspaper Oct 2007

  28. Yours Magazine

    Can Brainpower Help You Slim?
    Slim at Home Magazine

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Re-printed from Ham & High...

Smoking, stuttering, fears and phobias can all be cured and managed by hypnotherapy.
In fact just a few sessions can help people regain control of their lives and rebuild their confidence.

Monica Black, who runs Hampstead Hypnotherapy at the Dental and Medical Centre, in Heath Street, has been helping people for five years.

She is a master clinical hypnotherapist, stress management coach and NLP and EFT practitioner. She said that if people are nervous about trying hypnotherapy they should just give her a call.

"If you are worried have a long chat with me and we can go through and explain how it works. It is just a very nice state of relaxation and you are aware of everything. You are in control and can stop at anytime you like. I am not going to make you cluck like a chicken. I can't make you do anything you don't want to do that is against your core belief - that is why it is so safe."

Over the years she has helped smokers quit, cured people of bad habits such as thumb-sucking, worrying and nail biting and helped people deal with phobias of flying, the dentist, animals and public speaking.

She added: "It is good for all sorts of things including smoking, agoraphobia and fears and phobias. It can help you become the you that you always wanted to be."



Case Study By Matt Eley, reporter Ham & High ...

After an hour in Monica Black's company I went from being a 15-a-day man to a non-smoker and what's more I left with every confidence that I will never be a smoker again. That was nearly three months ago and despite the temptations of Christmas and the party season I have not so much as looked at a smoker with envy.

During the 10 or so years that I regularly smoked I tried every available method to quit but was never convinced I could do it. The difference with hypnotherapy is that providing you genuinely want to give up it actually becomes enjoyable to do so.

The process of being hypnotised is also nothing to be scared of. You feel completely relaxed but also totally in control of what is going on. By just being in this relaxed state and being talked to the smoker's entire perception about the habit can change.

In that hour I went from worrying that smoking forms an important part of my identity and that I would never have a good night out again to realising just how ridiculous those thoughts were and the cost of the session is not prohibitive either. At £175 to £205 it is cheaper than anywhere on Harley Street and, more significantly, it is less than a 20-a-day smoker would spend on cigarettes in two months.

As well as the obvious health and cash benefits by giving up by using hypnosis the cravings for nicotine are seriously reduced.