Human Spirit is the result of more than thirty years of personal and professional study, research and practice in: psychology, sociology, mind-body healing, altered states of consciousness, hypnosis, shamanism, mysticism, psychedelics, psychotherapy, mythology, philosophy and meditation.
I studied Sociology and Psychology at West Suffolk College in Bury St. Edmunds and soon started working for Suffolk Social Services, helping people with mental health problems (schizophrenia, personality disorders, manic depression – as it was called then). I also assisted other people with learning disabilities in their own homes or in respite care and in their places of work. After twelve years, when the job started involving more time filling in forms than it did with people, I knew I had to move on. The decision to leave was made easier for me after a profound personal experience of hypnotherapy.
After just two sessions a problem I’d had for over a decade (which doctors and specialists could not help) disappeared. This was the catalyst for my training to advanced level in hypnotherapy. I wanted to know all I could about hypnosis and how I could use it to help others.
Find out more about how hypnosis cured my ten-year problem in my free e-book
Shortly after that, in 2001, I trained with the Midlands Institute of Hypnotherapy and set up in practice in 2002. I then furthered my skills at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford from 2004 to 2007, gaining diplomas in Advanced Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Integrative Psychotherapy. I have since continued my studies with various training schools, most notably the Human Givens Institute, and am also qualified in Energy Psychology (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register, am a member of the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists , listed on the Hypnotherapy Directory and carry full public liability insurance. My offices are at The Green Room in Stowmarket, Suffolk and at The Tree Room in Colchester, Essex.
In my spare time I travel in my campervan and record nature sounds and make hypno/meditation recordings and folk songs, some of which can be downloaded at my music and meditation site, consciousfolk.com
Gavin Roberts, Advanced Hypno-Psychotherapist, Mind-Coach, Mentor and Facilitator of Change