All Posts by Alex Maggs-Wellings

Hypnosis for children

Hypnosis for kids works extremely well, in fact children make excellent hypnotic subjects.  Their ability to play pretend and engage in visual constructs and use their creative imagination allows for great success. Children naturally experience this kind of trance many times a day quite, by pretending, being absorbed and focused on imaginative play. Children from ages 5 -16 have minds open to easily making positive change.

Typical Children’s Issues That I Have Successfully Treated With Hypnosis

  • Anxiety
  • Exam Stress
  • Confidence & self-esteem
  • Phobias of spiders and heights
  • Bedwetting
  • Nail Biting
  • Thumb sucking
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety about school
  • Anxiety about the dentist
  • Fussy eating
  • Pain
  • Bullying
  • Speaking issues e.g. stuttering

Please take a look at what I can offer for kids hypnosis on my work with me page

Become More Resilient — Achieve More

Become More Resilient — Achieve More

Doesnt matter who you are bad things will happen in your life, love, deaths. Determined to go back and find the good stuff. Sense of humour, determined to achieve goals no matter what happens.Vivid goals no matter what happens is going to be over, or achieved. Tone of your internal voice and how clear and vivid your goals and images of what you want to change are. Most people that are devastated by mad memories are still looking at them, put those images in the past and create positive memories in their place.

How Sports Hypnosis helped this young tennis player to win on the court

How Sports Hypnosis helped this young tennis player to win on the court.

The Problem

Alex Maggs-Wellings recently worked with Billy (his name has been changed to protect his identity) who is an avid tennis player and likes to play competitive tennis at his local club. Recently, Billy has been struggling with loosing 6 out of his last tie breakers to his competitors. This started to lead him to doubting his abilities to overcome these tie-breakers with a win.

The Solution

Alex worked with Billy using the following methods;

  • Helped Billy to create mental imagery and future rehearsal of success through hypnosis
  • Helped Billy to focus on success and the strategies to have the right mindset before and after a match
  • Helped Billy to address mental road blocks and barriers to achieving wins
  • Helped Billy to believe in himself, stay motivated and have a positive outlook


Alex worked with Billy to collapse the belief that he could not win matches or breakthrough tiebreakers. By empowering Billy with mental triggers for staying relaxed on the court when he had to overcome a tiebreaker situation.


The Outcome

After working with Alex the following week Billy had his next tournament. While in his first match Billy had to face adversity when he once again found himself facing another tiebreaker situation.

As he got started with the tiebreaker he was overcome with the feeling of staying calm and relaxed and all the feelings of nots in the stomach and anxieties simply vanished and allowed Billy to focus his full attention on winning the tiebreaker and moving on in the tournament.


The benefits

Billy has now a renewed positive optimism for how he is performing on the court and he is winning more matches than ever before with his renewed focus and future rehearsals for success.

How Effective Is Hypnosis?

Source : Results of Comparative Study by American Health Magazine

Psycho analysis:

38% recovery after 600 sessions

Behavior Therapy:

72% recovery after 22 sessions


93% recovery after 6 sessions


Here is an example video of how Alex is using the SPIN technique in hypnosis to address back pain.

This approach can also help athletes to overcome mental blocks and barriers that are impeding their potential for success.


How to get in touch

If you are interested in booking a free 30-minute session with Alex Maggs Wellings you can reach him via his website or by phone.


How to become more happy? – secret of internal happiness

secret of happinessHow to become more happy? – secret of internal happiness

One of the questions that I am most frequently asked is how can I become more happy?

People often approach me seeking the secret of internal happiness and at the same token look to overcome bad memories.

To do this you need to have a purpose that is achievable. You can do this by setting simple, achievable goals, so the closer you get to a goal the more natural happiness you can achieve.

Such a process in itself seems to make the goal appear even more achievable and this increasingly natural state of happiness will release endorphins that make people even happier.

Such happiness comes when you move towards motivation which is framed by the setting of clear goals that are achievable in small chunks. By constantly hitting your happiness target you will increase the feeling of wellbeing.

Once you have this feeling you then need to set positive anchors that help you remember happiness. These anchors can be memories, emotions or anything which will help to trigger the happiness that you have achieved.

One final and very simple technique, but one which many people overlook, is simply to practice feeling happy. When you have the anchor of a positive memory, why not return back to that feeling and prove to yourself both how easy it is to achieve but also to maintain.

If you looking to increase your happiness using NLP and Hypnosis please check out the services page for more details.

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Hypnosis versus NLP

Hypnosis versus NLP

People often hear the terms hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and can be confused about what they both mean and more importantly the differences that there are between them.

Perhaps it is best to state here that NLP is disguised hypnosis. In NLP you are still in a trance once you start your imagination and it is understood that things are more likely to stick once you are in a submanbolism (deep trance).Hypnosis is different in that it allows you to achieve a clean detox quickly.This is much harder in NLP. Put in its simplest form hypnosis allows you to make changes directly to your sub-concious (many people relate this to making changes to your hard drive in computing terms).

NLP, on the other hand, has no formal induction. It doesn’t use the same tools and techniques as hypnosis, because both your conscious mind and unconscious mind are involved.

Hypnosis is a specific set of tools and techniques to help you enter into a trance-like state (in layman’s terms, your conscious mind goes to sleep).

Alex Maggs-Wellings is expert at using both techniques to solve a range of issues you may face in your everyday life.

Your Mind is 93% Of Your Body

Your Mind is 93% Of Your Body

Often when people talk about body and mind they assume that both entities are completely separate.

Memories are stored only in our mind and pain is felt only in our bodies, right?

Well actually no. We also store memories in our body and most pain or bad feelings are memories that have been stored here.

Through hypnosis and NLP we can show that the mind and body have a significant connection so that when you make changes in the body then everything can change elsewhere, including the mind.

One of the best ways to understand this is to accept that our memories are simply holograms of experiences that we have had. If you can therefore point at a feeling you can change it and therefore make a change to the effect that it is having on your well-being.

By using this technique we are able to make physical changes to the body even though the issues may have occurred through memories which are stored in both body and mind.

guy looking in the mountains

How Hypnosis and NLP can really help you

How Hypnosis and NLP can really help you

I am often asked just how can hypnosis and NLP really help you?

Like many things in life it is very often a case of accepting a truth first before being able to make the next move.

Whether we like it or not (and of course we don’t) we gain massive amounts of negatives that store themselves in the body on a day to day basis. These negatives can make us feel unmotivated, unhappy and many other things.

Indeed certain events have higher impact on us and over time they can compound into bigger problems that can lead to health issues, chronic problems, backaches and other emotional based issues.

Most health issues have a repressed emotion as its root cause and if it doesn't go away from typical medical treatment you probably need to see a hypnotist.

It is at this point that the NLP techniques or hypnosis help to provide a detox for body and mind.

As a treatment hypnosis can be used to program your mind and body for success in the future. It can do this by taking a number of actions. Hypnosis can help in the ridding of bad habits. It is also successfully used to help with addictions and also for people to face up to phobias. People who also have issues with weight loss can use these techniques to help deal with the emotional charge connected with it.

NLP and hypnosis can be used day to day to change you state at any given time by just changing your physiology. And in this simple act it allows so much to be achieved, it can remove blocks to success in business of create a rocket that pushes you to your goals.

The anchors provided by NLP are key to helping you to reach any state you want when using them, and this liberation allows you to reach your fullest potential.