Hi, I’m Alastair Hill, a personal-change coach and hypnotherapist and the developer of the Straight-Line Hypnosis method. I help clients overcome anxiety and other personal issues.
I have had my share of difficulties to overcome. As a 12-year-old I began smoking cannabis to fit in with a group of friends and later stopped at 17 with chronic anxiety, panic and paranoia.
The drugs really disagreed with me.
Despite going weed-free my situation got progressively worse over the next 5 years as my anxiety and paranoia grew and I became more and more closed off from the world around me.
The turning point came one day sitting alone at home on a Saturday night when out of the blue I had a realisation that “nothing was as bad as doing nothing”. I had been letting my life be controlled by fear and that thought jolted me into action and helped me get out of my comfort zone.
I turned my life around over several years, endlessly learned about personal-change, hypnosis, NLP, meditation, positive psychology and other areas. I applied what I had learned over and over and found that a genuinely new and much improved experience of life is possible. I also discovered a passion for mastering how to do hypnosis, how to use NLP effectively, how to coach others and how to help people move from A to B.
Before my coaching practice, my working life has included 3 years as a Business Analyst at a renewable energy company and living abroad for 6 years working as a Secondary School English Teacher.
I find myself today transformed. I'm happily married and living back in the UK, I see clients with my coaching and hypnotherapist business, run public workshops and teach hypnosis to therapists and interested people, and am endlessly fascinated with my work.
As a personal-change coach and hypnotherapist, I get results with my clients because I’m a problem solver, am very open and honest, and have a deep belief in people's ability to change. I am also happy to throw out the “rulebook” if it’s not getting results for the person in front of me.
The typical session involves asking questions, doing thought experiments, guiding people through experiences and having conversations. I usually work with a person for a block of 3 sessions at a time and for most people one block of sessions is enough to resolve their issue.
Nothing I do requires a person to believe what I say or to 'think positively'. Everything is very pragmatic and aimed at creating results.
I combine techniques from hypnosis, NLP, Clean Language, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Integrated Eye Movement Therapy with colourful stories and coaching conversations that help people see their problems in different ways and move beyond them.
I began learning about hypnosis, NLP and helping people change in 2008 and have attended many tranings since then. Here are some of the trainings that have influenced me the most:
- The Psychological Illusion Model to Changework with Jorgen Rasmussen
- Tripp-MacArthur Changework Skills Training with James Tripp and Andy MacArthur
- Clean Language Training with Judy Rees
- 10-Month Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy with The Quest Institute
- The Trilby Connection (Impromptu Hypnosis Training) with Anthony Jacquin
- Provocative Changeworks with Nick Kemp
- Ideodynamic Therapy with Norman Vaughton
- Clean Language with Norman Vaughton
As well the above I have also been coached and mentored by several world class coaches and hypnotherapists including James Tripp, Judy Rees and Michael Perez.
Work With Me.
I am able to work in person in Hertfordshire (UK) or over Skype.