Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy involving hypnosis, which focuses a client’s imagination and subconscious to help bring about positive changes to their thoughts, feelings or behaviour. Together, the hypnotherapist and client will decide on the desired changes to work on prior to any hypnosis being provided.

Unlike counselling, psychotherapy or psychology, which may involve looking at a number of issues in a conscious way, hypnotherapy often focuses on a singular issue and works with the unconscious. However, this doesn’t mean you risk losing control or that you can be manipulated to do or think things you don’t want to. At all times when being hypnotised the client remains in control, and although very relaxed, should be able to talk or get up and leave the room if they want to.

Common issues that can be addressed through hypnotherapy include giving up smoking, phobias, weight loss and loss of confidence. Hypnotherapy usually involves a short course of treatment, with only one or two sessions needed to address a particular issue.

Hypnotherapy is offered by Chris Attkins

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827