Embarrassing Bodies

The recent episode of Embarrassing Bodies dealt with cervical dystonia.

The link to the information is here

The programme showed hypnosis carried out by Jacqueline Van der Voort

Her contact details are:
Mobile: 07968 139 618

This is about her:

I am a qualified, certified and registered hypnotherapist and a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, meaning I am supervised by, and adhere to their principles and guidelines including their Code of Conduct and Ethics. This is the UK's professional body for Clinical Hypnotherapy, whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.

I studied Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Greenwich University, the Open University and Thames Valley University), where I obtained my Cert. Clin. Hyp. and am awaiting Post Graduate Certification in Clinical Hypnosis. I supervise and tutor hypnotherapy students for the combined LCCH / TVU Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the Birkbeck University, ensuring safe practice. In 2009, I started working for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, as part of a small group of doctors and clinical hypnotherapists with a wide variety of specialisations. Being part of this group, whilst working on the frontier of academic developments in clinical hypnosis in Britain, exchanging knowledge and ideas on a weekly basis, allows me unique insights and a platform for professional and personal growth. 

In 2009 I obtained the first invitation from the NHS to put forward clinical recommendations for future NHS health policies. In 2010, I was approached by Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies to treat a patient for whom all earlier treatments had failed. The treatment was a success, to the astonishment of medical doctors (see episode aired on 18th February, 2011).

Furthermore, I am a qualified breathing instructor, teaching breathing-techniques to patients suffering from Panic Disorder (e.g. panic attacks and anxiety) for over 10 years. Where beneficial, I teach my patients these specialised breathing techniques which are scientifically proven to relax the body and mind by influencing the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Parasympathetic Nervous System, slowing down brain-waves, blood-flow and heart-rate to a natural, comfortable level. My background is in coaching, corporate talent management, psychology and organisational psychology and communication management. Furthermore I trained in Autogenics (an advanced relaxation technique), Hypno-analysis (hypnotherapy & psychoanalysis combined in one therapy), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and integrate these approaches in my hypnotherapy practice where relevant.

I believe in constant personal and professional development; I continuously invest in study and research. I researched a wide range of psychology-related subjects, and written papers on a variety of approaches in psychology, hypnosis, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, which are all available for you to read. I also believe in independence and the power of self-reliance; this is why, as a standard procedure, at session two, I will teach you self-hypnosis, so you have the tools to start healing yourself.

I was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and I have been living and practising in London for over 11 years. I work in Harley Street (London), in Fulham (London), East Dulwich (London), and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). 

Her website is here

But you can MAKE your own Dystonia Hypnosis script by downloading this!

Or download it here...

"Can hypnosis help relieve symptoms?
Hypnosis does not address dystonia directly and certainly cannot “cure” dystonia, but relaxation techniques such as self-hypnosis can improve well being and quality of life."

There is a problem with the programme and the details above, however. 

1. Jacqueline says 'the treatment was a success' on her website - but doesn't say what 'success' means. This suggests that dystonia was 'cured' when in fact some of the symptoms were reduced. Big difference.
2. The programme implies that it was just a  few sessions (at £45 a session?) when in fact it was a lot more....
3. In the discussion group The Dystonia Society says (link here)

" However, as the only national organisation supporting people with dystonia in the UK,..."

Another charity (link here):
"A.D.D.E.R. covers the entire country but has its roots..."

we really do not need this 'competition'. In this era of the internet all dystonia-oriented associations should work together, share information....

Talking of which I draw your attention to this site...and ask that you donate.

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