Den Clare

Den moved to the Island as a teenager, and has been here ever since. He spent time as a policeman before ending up owning two shops in Shanklin.

He is perhaps best known for his work as a hypnotherapist, and in this episode we dig into how Den got involved with hypnosis, what it is, how it works – and the sort of ailments it can help with.


0:00 Intro

0:50 Den’s background, and moving to the Isle of Wight.

8:58 Early experiences with spiritual healing
Harry Edwards

11:49 Hypnotherapy training and early clients
Gill Boyne
Wilf Proudfoot

13:52 Continual learning

16:30 How does hypnotherapy work?

20:55 The process: Desire, Belief and Expectation

24:32 Working with children

25:34 Brainwaves and meditation

26:40 Connections with psychotherapy

29:07 Helping with physical ailments

31:19 Treating the cause, not the symptoms

31:50 Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Richard Bandler
John Grinder
Tony Robbins

33:41 Wider acceptance of hypnotherapy

36:02 Breathing, affirmations, and a technique for pain management

38:58 The power of changing your perceptions

40:49 Self Talk
Louise Hay

41:39 Influences

44:16 Breaking patterns

45:03 Recommended resources
Louise Hay
National Council for Hypnotherapy

47:19 The benefits of hard work

48:40 Helping the local community

49:24 How has the IOW changed?