Hypnotherapy for sports motivation in Manchester

Hypnotherapy for sports motivation

Are you looking to improve that time, golf swing, serve or preparing for a triathlon?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is tailored to the individual and their specific goals. We help empty that stress bucket and get you using the parts of your brain that make the right decisions when it matters. We can help boost / anchor your positivity so that you can achieve those goals. We also help run through and reframe aspects of your sport from walking into competition, helping to reduce performance anxiety, to specific actions that you wish to improve, practice or to become instinctive.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy has already helped sportsmen and women achieve amazing things. David Newton founder of both The Clifton Practice and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy worked closely with Glenn Catley who in 2000 won the WBC title.

“I was inspired by David Newton, who was my hypnotherapist for 10 years and played a major role in me becoming a world champion.” – Glenn Catley

After retiring from boxing Glenn went on to train as a Solution Focused hypnotherapist himself. His site can be found – HERE

If you’d like more information please call 07756 932 702 or get in touch HERE.


What to look for in a Hypnotherapist.

Always ensure that you do thorough research of both the hypnotherapist and his or her credentials before proceeding with treatment.

Be aware of bold claims.

Whilst the Advertising Standards Authority have now updated their codes to cover websites there are still some therapists making ‘bold’ claims and selling the kind of ‘snake oil’ remedies reminiscent of the Wild West. It should be made clear that success is not guaranteed and full client commitment, such as listening to the relaxation/support CDs, is required for the sessions to be worthwhile. No magic pills are available and this means client participation is a necessary requirement. I offer a half price initial consultation enabling a thorough explanation of all aspects of therapy.

Ensure an eclectic approach.

When choosing a hypnotherapist it’s often best to ensure that they are eclectic in their approach to therapy. As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (SFH) I use elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and the latest developments within Neuroscience, along with Trance to offer a positive intervention and ensure the right environment to tackle your presenting problem.

Make sure your hypnotherapist is insured and part of a society or association.

Make sure that your hypnotherapist is part of a larger governing body. Whilst there is no current legal obligation on the part of the hypnotherapist there are various voluntary organisations that both ensure quality and give the therapist a good support structure. Insurance should also be current and specific to therapy work. I was trained by the renowned Clifton Practice where I gained my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH), I am currently a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH) – This ensures that I adhere to their ‘code of conduct’ and attend regular supervision and continuing professional development. I am also fully insured by ‘Holistic Insurance’ and have a current and full DBS Certificate for working with children and vulnerable adults.

For more information please call 07756 932 702 or get in touch HERE.

Ben Gaskell DSFH MNCH (Reg.) is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in the Stretford area of Greater Manchester, serving the local and surrounding areas of Urmston, Didsbury, Sale, Chorlton, Hale, Altrincham and Trafford. Further details can be found on ‘getting here’ or my ‘contact’ page. For more information on Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy please call 07756 932 702.

Images Credit – Eliseeva Ekaterina


A bit more information

Ben Gaskell is a Clinical Hypnotherapist working with clients who suffer from anxiety, stress, low mood and phobias. He practices from Stretford and Deansgate, Manchester and serves the areas of:


Altrincham, Stockport, Trafford, Urmston, Didsbury, Sale, Chorlton.


Deansgate, Northern Quarter, Spinning fields.

Further details can be found on the ‘getting here’ or ‘contact’ page. For more information on how Ben at Greater Manchester Hypnotherapy can help you please call 07756 932 702 or email Ben@greater-manchester-hypnotherapy.com.