About Dr Paul Ogilvie
My name is Dr Paul Ogilvie. I live and work in the UK. I have been working as a medical doctor since 1994. I have these qualifications: MBChB MRCGP DCH MRCOG DFFP HPD DipH PTFT PNLP.
I have worked in various hospitals in the UK. I have also worked, as a doctor, in Australia for 3 years. I currently work as a GP (family doctor).
I’ve done a few marathons and triathlons in the past. I particularly like trail running and cycling. I like to keep fit as best as I can.
About this website
This website is about using hypnotherapy and meditation to help you become healthier in your life.
It is about helping you to sleep better, lose weight, eat healthy food, exercise, build your self-esteem and confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety.
It is about letting go of bad habits, and unwanted patterns of thoughts and feelings.
It is about developing good habits, and more healthy ways of thinking and feeling.
It is about being free of things, in your mind, that hold you back.
Hypnotherapy, meditation and mindfulness
Mindfulness and meditation have become more mainstream and accepted in recent years.
Hypnosis is still stuck in the past, with a baggage of misconceptions and misinformation. I think this is a real shame, because it is a very useful technique. It can be a natural, and an effective way, of helping you to make positive changes in your life.
The relaxation effect, has good physical, mental and physiological health benefits. Particularly when it is done on a regular basis. One of the reasons why techniques like mindfulness and meditation help so much, is due to the relaxation effect.
Also, there is a lot of power in belief, suggestion, and focus.
If you are familiar with mindfulness and meditation, a simple way to compare it to hypnosis would be:
Mindfulness = relaxation effect + non-attachment
Hypnosis = relaxation effect + suggestion
Hypnosis is an effective way to reduce the distractions, and focus your mind in the direction you want to go.
The sessions here on this website are mostly hypnosis sessions, because they have suggestions in them for positive change. However, some people call the sessions guided meditations, and that’s fine too.
The sessions on this website, are unique to myself, and will be influenced by the way I see the world, my personal values and beliefs, and my medical background.
The sessions have periods of guided relaxation, mixed with suggestions and metaphors and visualisations. This can help align the more subconscious (and powerful) parts of your mind to be more in line with what you consciously desire.
I hope you find the series of sessions, here on this website, relaxing and pleasnat to use, as well as, helping you to make your life healthier and better.
With good wishes,