Jo Gowda – Harley Street Hypnotherapist
Jo Gowda is a fully-qualified Harley Street hypnotherapist practising Structured Advanced Hypnotherapy and The Austin Technique. She also offers ‘Stop Smoking in One Hour’ sessions with an amazing 95% success rate.
She describes herself as a ‘humanist with a very practical outlook on life’ and initially this dichotomy made it difficult for her to find her place in life. Graduating with an MA in Social Sciences she found employment in one of the capital’s major banks. She felt, however, that she would prefer a job where she could make a difference in people’s lives.
She chose to retrain as a hypnotherapist because, unlike more traditional forms of therapy, hypnotherapy produces noticeable results relatively quickly – bringing much-needed relief to the patients.
Jo received training in Structured Advanced Hypnotherapy from Valerie Austin – a world-renowned English hypnotherapist, trainer, lecturer, author and journalist.
The Austin Technique – developed by Valerie and practised by Jo – is a unique technique developed to treat conditions including phobias, weight loss, relationship issues and stress. It equips the hypnotherapist with quick and safe techniques for hypnotic induction and hypnotic regression (hypnoanalysis) allowing the patient to access buried memories of past events and resolve current issues caused by these events.
During the course of her training – under hypnotic induction conducted by Valerie herself – Jo was freed from life-long fear of driving. Despite getting her driving licence she had been too scared to drive; especially when not accompanied by another driver. Under hypnosis she revealed that her fear is connected with a memory of her train-driver father narrowly escaping a would-be fatal accident when the train he was driving almost collided with another. On a conscious level, she was not aware of this ever taking place, but when asked, her father confirmed that such a situation did happen. Jolanta, who was five at the time, must have overheard the story and then buried it in her subconscious.
The fear of driving subsided soon after the hypnotherapy session and Jo has been a confident driver ever since.
Since qualifying as a hypnotherapist, Jo has helped many people resolve their problems ranging from anxiety and phobias, through confidence issues, public speaking and stage fright, as well as weight loss, relationship problems and sexual issues.
Jo also speaks fluent Polish and translated ‘Hypnosex‘ by Valerie Austin – a book described as ‘a must-buy for a successful relationship’ – for publication in the Polish market.
Find Jo in the Hypnotherapist Register.