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‘Helping people change their lives using the power of their own minds’


Welcome to Rossnosis! I’m Ross Passingham, D.Hyp, CH, a Certified Hypnotherapist, Trainer, and Mentor based in Essex, UK. As a hypnotherapist, I help people transform their lives using the power of their own minds. By employing solution-focused hypnotherapy, clients can effortlessly make positive changes. Additionally, hypnotherapy enables individuals to regain control over aspects of their lives where they currently feel powerless.

I offer a free 30-minute consultation, which can be conducted over the phone or via video conferencing. During this session, we can assess our compatibility as Client and Therapist. Additionally, I will provide insights into how our minds function and discuss how Hypnotherapy can assist you. Moreover, I will address any questions you may have.

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I pride myself on being friendly, approachable, professional, and confidential. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss booking a session.

My training with HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company encompassed extensive studies in both the practical and theoretical aspects of professional hypnotherapy. Renowned as one of the most comprehensive integrative Hypnotherapy training programs worldwide, this course equipped me with the skills needed to excel in the field. As a result, I attained a Diploma in Hypnotherapy (D.Hyp) and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy (CH) from the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH).

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring, positive state that everyone experiences daily. Derived from the Greek word “Hypnos,” meaning sleep, hypnosis is characterised by an open state of mind highly receptive to suggestions. Contrary to its etymology, hypnosis is not sleep but rather a heightened state of focused attention combined with mental relaxation.

Hypnotherapy guides you into a trance using relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention. In this heightened state of awareness, your attention becomes so focused that you temporarily block out everything around you. With the help of a trained therapist, you can direct your attention to specific thoughts or tasks in this naturally occurring state.

Hypnotherapy offers effective assistance for a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, lack of confidence, smoking cessation, weight control, insomnia, migraine relief, nail biting, obsessions, panic attacks, fears, phobias, and many other challenges. Through the application of hypnotic techniques, hypnotherapy facilitates therapeutic change, providing a pleasant and deeply relaxing experience.

Hypnosis in its earliest form can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt and Greece, the sick would use Sleep Temples where they would ingest herbs and rhythmically recite prayers before being taken to a sleep chamber in order to cure ailments.

The 18th century is where Hypnosis began its scientific history, Franz Anton Mesmer being one of the key figures of this time. Mesmer was an Austrian doctor who used Hypnosis to treat patients in France. Mesmer didn’t completely understand what he was doing and mistook Hypnosis as a force that flowed between him and his patients which he called ‘Animal Magnetism’. Mesmer was discredited after an investigation into ‘Animal Magnetism’ commissioned by King Louis XVI, although Mesmer’s method continued to interest medical practitioners.

One such practitioner, an English physician named James Braid studied the phenomenon that Mesmer achieved and in the mid 19th century coined the term Hypnosis and Hypnotism after the Greek God of sleep.

Braid was regarded as the first true Hypnotist, opposing the claims of Mesmerists that the effects they achieved were due to the invisible force of Animal Magnetism.

Braid believed that Hypnosis was a nervous sleep state, but later realised that actually it was a focused attention to a single dominant idea ‘Monoideism’. The rest of this century Hypnosis drew more and more attention from the scientific community with the likes of Sigmund Freud and Pavlov using and investigating Hypnosis through to the 20th Century.

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Milton Erickson

Probably the biggest influence to Hypnosis within the 20th Century was Milton Erickson. Erickson was an American Psychiatrist and Psychologist who specialised in medical Hypnosis. He is credited with developing the use of indirect suggestion within Hypnotherapy to a far greater extent than earlier practitioners.

Erickson believed that the unconscious mind was always listening whether or not a patient was in trance. Erickson also established and developed many of the protocols and techniques that are still used by Hypnotists of today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Almost every person can be Hypnotised to some degree, as long as they have normal cognitive function. However the depth of the Hypnotic state is different from person to person.

No! is the answer and the reason for this is because hypnosis is perfectly natural. If left without prompt from the Hypnotist you would simply return to a normal state.

No! You are actually always in control when you are in a state of Hypnosis. If the Hypnotist gives you a suggestion that you morally disagree with, you can refuse to go along with it or wake yourself up from the Hypnotic Trance.

Hypnosis is a subjective experience not everyone’s experiences are the same. Statistically around 70% of people remember their Hypnotic experience and around 30% don’t recall or completely forget everything. Hypnosis is like watching a film; you might not remember every word, but you’ll recall enough to understand what happened.

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Hypnotherapy Services

I use a range of approaches including Behavioural Hypnotherapy for habit change. Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help change limiting beliefs. Analytical Hypnotherapy for insight and subconscious change. Regression Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

As a highly trained and skilled hypnotherapist, I have no need for generic scripts. I recognise the uniqueness of each individual and their response to hypnosis. Therefore, each session is personalised to focus positively on your specific goals.

Behavioural, Cognitive and Analytical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is very powerful and employs a variety of techniques to engage the subconscious mind. These methods leverage the subconscious capacity for transformation and the development of new responses.

A hypnotherapy session may incorporate several beneficial approaches, including Behavioural Hypnotherapy. This method focuses on modifying behaviours, whether it’s replacing undesirable habits with more constructive ones or cultivating new positive responses. For instance, overcoming procrastination and tackling tasks on your ‘to do’ list.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is also utilised effectively. It is particularly useful for addressing limiting beliefs like ‘I can’t’ or ‘I’m not good enough’, which are common daily challenges for many people. Hypnotherapy helps identify unhelpful beliefs and facilitates their transformation into more positive and healthy thought patterns.

Analytical Hypnotherapy operates at a deeper level and is often employed in moments of uncertainty or impulse (‘I don’t know’ moments). Many individuals experience these without a clear conscious reason for their behaviour. Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious to gain insight and foster positive changes.

Regression Therapy

Regression therapy resolves significant past events that interfere with your current mental and emotional wellness.

Within Regression Therapy we focus on areas of conflict and other potentially negative aspects in your life with a goal of isolating the causes of negative emotions and determining their cause in order to better address them.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Neuro-linguistic programming is a way to help you to change your thoughts/behaviours and achieve desired outcomes that you may have.

Unlike Hypnosis, NLP techniques utilise the conscious mind and uses perceptual, behavioural, and communication techniques to make those changes easier with a positive perspective.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy helps you identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns that cause emotional or behavioural issues. Once we identify these patterns, I will help you develop strategies to replace them with more rational thought processes.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing effectively helps people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

Events like accidents, disasters, violence, or abuse can overwhelm us, causing memories to remain unprocessed and improperly stored. As a result, these memories stay easily accessible, with many triggers causing the traumatic memory to ‘replay.’ This leads individuals to repeatedly relive their distressing experiences.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a mindful approach to accept hardships to improve overall quality of life.

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a form of psychotherapy a little like cognitive-behavioural therapy that helps you focus on the present and move forward from overwhelming, difficult emotions.

The goal of this therapy is to diffuse negative thinking and unnecessary emotional dwelling.

Engaging in hypnotherapy can help you alleviate unwanted symptoms, develop helpful thoughts and behaviours and gain greater insight in many different aspects of your life. Below are some of the key areas where hypnotherapy can help. If however you wish to discuss any other issues, please do contact me, so we can discuss how best to help you.

Smoking Cessation

Whether you smoke cigarettes, a pipe or a vape. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop or reduce your smoking habit. Quitting smoking can be a real challenge, Hypnosis can help to ease that challenge and help you to stay fully motivated to continue not smoking.

Most cases of Smoking are not addictions. Instead they tend to be very strong habits which have been learned over time by your subconscious mind. By accessing your subconscious mind Hypnosis can make new habit pathways, taking you from the struggle to stop smoking to not even wanting a smoke at all.

Single Session Cessation: 2hr Session, £350.

Phased Reduction: Normal £95 session rate applies.


Stress is a natural part of life. Without stress, you would not be motivated to eat, work, have relationships, or get out of bed in the morning. It is when the amount of stress builds past the point of being comfortable, that most people start suffering from the symptoms of over stress and the body will enter the ‘Fight or Flight’ response.

‘Fight or Flight’ is an automatic nervous survival mechanism which enables us to react quickly when our life is in danger. The hormonal changes and physiological responses that occur in the body help us to run away to safety as quickly as possible or have the strength to fight against the threat. Unfortunately, the body can also overreact to stressors that are not life-threatening, such as traffic jams, work pressure, and family difficulties.

Within Hypnotherapy we are able to use the sub-conscious mind in order to create a new healthier way to respond when faced with these non life-threatening situations.


Anxiety is an emotion which forms part of our natural fight or flight response and generally serves to protect us from harm. But, when this emotion is frequent it can begin to interfere with your ability to function on a daily basis.

Hypnotherapy can help to get to the root of the issue, even if you are unsure of the cause yourself. By utilising the subconscious mind we are able to create a new way to respond. Also, create a sense of calm and clarity of thought for those who experience Anxiety interfering within their day.

Weight Management

Hypnotherapy for Weight Management sessions help you to feel more confident about your body and release negative or unhelpful thoughts and feelings about eating. You will learn how to manage your weight responsibly, and develop a more positive mindset and greater emotional well-being.

Whether you are looking to lose, gain healthily, or sustain a chosen weight. By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, we can work together to help you develop a positive relationship with food and exercise Which is truly the key to healthy long-term weight management.

Fears & Phobias

Fear is a natural and healthy response we all have to danger. It’s a survival instinct designed to help us avoid and escape threatening situations.

Phobias, however, are different. Phobias are more intense than fears. They can lead to severe anxiety and panic attacks for some people.

Phobias develop when you have an exaggerated or unrealistic fear surrounding a certain situation or object. If this situation or object is common in day-to-day life, a phobia could restrict your life and hold you back from doing what you want to do. Sometimes causing a lot of distress.

Many phobias exist in our subconscious and are learned responses. This makes them particularly vulnerable to hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can help you unlearn the fear response, build up your exposure to the phobia and in time ease the associated anxiety.

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Each therapy session is £95 per 1 hour unless otherwise stated.

Smoking cessation therapy is £350 for the whole course, (for more information please contact me)

(In order to secure your session a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking)

All fees are payable in full at least 48 hours prior to the session.

If you have questions about Hypnotherapy, or how Hypnotherapy can help you. Feel free to request a call back below and I will contact you directly to answer any questions you have.

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