Andrew Hardwick | Andy Hardwick | Andrew H | A Hardwick

"I consulted Andrew for weight loss. He helped me to strengthen my willpower to eat more healthily and only to eat when I was actually hungry rather than snacking unnecessarily. I have lost 3kg in 3 weeks."

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST WITH 30+ YEARS OF NURSING EXPERIENCE

About Andrew Hardwick

RMN, RGN, DipClinHyp, DipAdvHyp, DipM

It was just 4 months into my 31 year career in nursing when I first encountered hypnosis in a clinical setting. Now with my RGN, RMN, Nursing experience I am a Specialist in Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss, Habit Change, Fertility & Kids Confidence.  There are many terms you may apply to what I do, such as Hypnotherapist, Hypnosis, Hypnotist & Hypnotism

During a placement in the Emergency Department (ED), a young girl of around 9 years old had been brought to the ED by her mother. She had fallen and broken her wrist. The little girl was clearly in pain, but more than that she was terrifed because she needed to have a needle for both anti-tetanus and pain control, so that the wrist could be set. Her distress was so great that she was kicking, screaming, spitting, biting and scratching anyone who went near her, including her own very distraught mother. At that time, the ED was taking part in a research project coordinated by Doctors/Hypnotherapists at the Association of Qualified Curative Hypnotherapists, which was situated across the road from the hospital. The project was clinical research into the use of Hypnotherapy in an ED. One of the Doctors/Hypnotherapists secured informed consent from the little girl's mother to hypnotise her daughter. As I had been involved in the girls admission process I was given permission to watch the girl being hypnotised. To my astonishment, it was less than 20 minutes later the little girl was sitting giggling and said her arm tickled as the needle entered her arm for an anti-tetanus injection. She calmly watched her arm being set, then with a signal from the Hypnotherapist she went back to sleep. The Hypnotherapist gave her suggestions that she would sleep very well at night and would be happy, content and her arm would be comfortable. I was astounded! It was this incident that sparked my life-long interest in Hypnotherapy

I learned all that I could about hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, whilst also working full time as a Registered Nurse. For over 25 years I studied hypnosis, but due to work did not manage to create the time for formal Hypnotherapy training until i left the UK for NZ. One of the goals I set myself when I migrated to NZ was to change career from nursing to Hypnotherapy.  I feel very lucky to have found myself a truly great Hypnotherapy mentor in Roger Saxelby, founder of Alpha Hypnosis Training, with whom I have earned the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma of Advanced Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Fertility by Hypnosis
  • Certificate in Birth by Hypnosis
  • Certificate in Soul Retrieval Therapy
  • Accreditation as a Goulding SleepTalk for Children Consultant
I have also studied Hypnotherapy related courses with other people too:
  • Streetnosis
  • Time-Line Therapy 
  • Certificate in Life Coaching
  • Certificate in Abundance Coaching
  • Certificate in Abundance Hypnosis Coaching
  • Certificate in Mindfulness & Ericksonian Hypnosis
  • Certified Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Practitioner
  • Certified HypnoAbundance Practitioner

Disclaimer

  • Andrew Hardwick Hypnotherapy is not a medical practitioner, and we do not provide a diagnosis or a prognosis for medical conditions. 
  • We do recommend that you seek the advice of a medical practitioner if you have any medical conditions. 
  • Furthermore, Andrew Hardwick Hypnotherapy do not claim that any of the services we provide will be 100% effective for 100% of people. 
  • Indeed, for some our services may be highly effective, whilst for others our services may not have any effect at all. 
  • As such, although we shall endeavour to use our skills to help you to achieve your goals, we do not offer a guarantee of results. 
  • Nor do we offer a money-back guarantee. 
  • What you are paying for is our time and expertise. 

Contact Me For More Information

Mob: 021 153 2508

Tel: 04 388 8818


Nursing

I was was born in the UK, in Walsall, a small mining town situated between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.  Growing up in a working-class environment in the 1960's, I endured bullying throughout my school years.  I also saw my own family tormented by years of gambling, smoking and weight issues, and it was from this background that I developed my determination to improve lives through health and education. Not surprisingly, my professional life since leaving school has been in healthcare.  I was a General Nurse & Mental Health Nurse for 31 years, during which time I gained experience of Orthopaedic Nursing, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat), Elderly Care, Emergency Department and a Tuberculosis Unit, plus Mental Health Acute, Rehabilitation, Day Hospitals and Community Nursing.  

Nursing has taught me the value of informed consent in the planning of treatment, backed up by rapport building skills and a large focus on confidentiality.

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Contact Me For More Information

Mob: 021 153 2508

Tel: 04 388 8818


Management

Half of my mainstream healthcare career was spent in managment roles. In the UK I managed a healthcare I.T. project for Barnsley Community & Priority Services NHS Trust, which resulted in the first Electronic Patient Record in an NHS Mental Health Trust.  Since arriving in NZ, I have been Quality Manager for the Women's Health Services at Capital & Coast District Health Board, and more recently in the private sector I was Quality Manager for Wellington's Southern Cross Hospital.
These experiences today enhance my Hypnotherapy practice. For example, the process of doing a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), whilst investigating the cause of an incident, is very similar in nature to the process of finding the Initial Sensitising Event (ISE), which originally led a client to smoking or weight gain or a phobia. Project Management & Quality Management have also taught me how to work with my clients to set high quality therapy plans, with achievable goals, and which have measureable change.
Relevant Management Qualifications include:
  • Diploma in Management (DipM)
  • Certificate in PrInCE2 Project Management
  • Certificate in Root Cause Analysis
  • Certified Workplace Assessor
  • Certified Health & Safety Worksafe Representative

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Mob: 021 153 2508

Tel: 04 388 8818


Martial Arts

As well as training and reconditioning minds through hypnosis, I believe it is vital to train and condition the body too.  For me, the best way to do this is through martial arts. I also utilise martial arts techniques in my Hypnotherapy sessions and Hypnosis in my martial arts classes, where appropriate.
For over a decade i have been practicing the 2 most popular martial arts in the world, the Korean art of Taekwon-Do and Chinese art of Tai Chi, and I am a qualifed instructor in both. For a time I also practiced the Japanese art of Kendo too
Taekwon-Do (TKD) is the vessel through which I have forged a loving bond with my son, alongside whom I trained for many years, since he was 6 (He will be 21 this year!) The 5 Tenets of Teakwon-Do; courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit promote a great moral foundation from which my personal growth has been profound.
Tai Chi (TC) has provided me with Mindfulness, balance and inner harmony. I attempt to apply the TC salute "Strength, Unity & Humility From The Heart" in all that I do, every day.
My martial arts qualifications include:
Taekwon-Do
  • Certified Instructor
  • Certified Instructor - Kiwisport For Kids Program
  • Rank - Black belt 1st Dan
Tai Chi
  • Certified Instructor
  • Certificate - Tai Chi for Energy
  • Certificate - Tai Chi for Arthritis
Kendo
  • Rank - 5th Qu

Contact me For More Information

Mob: 021 153 2508

Tel: 04 388 8818


Wellingtons 1st Accredited Sleep Talk Consultant (Children's Self Esteem & Confidence Programme) AND Hypnotist for Fertility & Birth Consultant

 

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