Kevan Owen

Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
at the Bell Surgery, Chorlton, Manchester.
Tel:07717 289373


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Human Givens Therapy

Posted by kevanowen on November 21, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Human Givens * Therapy is a form of Brief Solution-Oriented Counselling and Psychotherapy focusing on the human needs and resources that form the basis of emotional health and clear thinking. At its heart is the recognition that emotional health is dependent upon the ability to meet basic emotional needs which act as nutrition for the mind.

​Originally developed by psychologist Joe Griffin and psychotherapist Ivan Tyrrell in the 1990's, the Human Givens Approach has a well-documen...

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Living Well with Dyslexia

Posted by kevanowen on February 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently had the pleasure of leading a series of four Group Guided Meditation sessions for the Friends of the Dyslexia Foundation at their centre at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. This was as part of a Sanctuary workshop programme that also includes other activities such as walks, tai chi, storytelling, painting and drawing. These sessions were designed to provide useful coping strategies in a safe place, to share stories and build networks.

There is growing evidence that dyslexia is l...

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Exploring Mindfulness Sessions

Posted by kevanowen on April 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years in both eastern and western spiritual and philosophical traditions. It has also been given a new lease of life in the 21st century because scientific studies are showing that it is a very effective method of stress reduction and a way of enhancing mental clarity.

There is some overlap between Hypnosis and Mindfulness bec...

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The Mind - Body Connection

Posted by kevanowen on March 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In the western world for the past 500 years or so there has been a tendency to regard the mind and the body as belonging to two separate realms of existence. Whatever the truth or untruth in that belief there is no doubt that the mind and the body interact and influence each other. Or, they are two aspect of a whole system like the two sides of a coin.

What happens in the mind effects the body and what happens in the body effects the mind. If you follow medical news stories you can see ...

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Hypnosis: The Elephant in the room

Posted by kevanowen on September 23, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There is an ancient teaching tale about an elephant that is exhibited in a dark room. Six men touch and feel the elephant in the dark and each one comes to a different conclusion regarding the true nature of the elephant.

The man who touches the trunk says that the elephant is like a snake; the one who touches the tusk likens it to a spear; the one who touches the side of the elephant’s body says no, it is like a wall; th...

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Posted by kevanowen on June 8, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


As an experienced professional hypnotherapist I am passionate about helping you to make positive changes in your life. Whether your aim is to gain more confidence, to de-stress, to lift your mood, to overcome phobia or excessive anxiety, to stop consuming too much convenience food or to free yourself from the dangerous habit of smoking, hypnotherapy will help you to kick-start the change process.

Hypnosis is a special way of using various naturally occurring states. I...

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Don't Panic!

Posted by kevanowen on February 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Remember Corporal Jones in the classic BBC comedy "Dads Army? Whenever the Walmington Home Guard got into dire straits, as happened frequently, Lance Corporal Jones would go into a flat spin and loudly issue the proclamation "Don’t Panic!”. In doing so he thereby succeeded in raising the anxiety levels of his compatriots even further. This was amusing to watch, but for a person caught up in the thrall of a real panic attack it is no laughing matter.

A panic attack is one of ...

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