Awakened Minds

I offer a relaxed yet professional Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness service. I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist (GHR Reg) and I am also certified to teach Mindfulness to Children by the reputable British Mindfulness Institute which is part of the UK Mindfulness Network. I am also certified to Teach Mindfulness to Teens.


My name is Adele Mattis Dip.Hyp, I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I studied with Innervisions School of Hypnotherapy, West Yorkshire, which is a highly respectable hypnotherapy school based in West Yorkshire. Here I achieved my Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma.

I am a member The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and affiliated with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). I am also trained as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA England.

Hypnotherapy has changed all areas of my life! It has helped me reduce mental stress and helped me to and build more confidence. I also practice Mindfulness daily which has improved my wellbeing and helps me to cope well when stressful situations arise.

Many of my clients enjoyed hypnotherapy and saw the value of the coping strategies and asked me to set up sessions for their children. I then studied with the reputable British Mindfulness Institute, which is part of the UK Mindfulness Network, where I completed the Professional Training in The Applied Use for 7-11 Year Olds course.  From then I became certified to Teach Mindfulness to Teens by the Centre of Adolescent Studies (CAS).


What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a solution focused therapy. Psychotherapy and hypnosis are used to help break old negative cycles that are no longer helping you.

The client is guided into a state of hypnosis. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness where the client may go into a light, medium or deep state of relaxation. Through hypnosis we can temporarily bypass conscious mind and gain access to the powerful subconscious mind, where we use the imagination and skilled verbal communication to help to create new pathways in the brain. This enables you to create the life that you want by thinking in more rational, calm and positive ways, whilst letting go of old mindsets, limiting beliefs and patterns of behaviour which no longer serve you.

Research has shown that Clinical hypnotherapy is 93% more successful than other psychological therapies over a lesser period. Hypnotherapy can help with several psychological issues including stress, anxiety, depression, weight control, smoking cessation, fears and phobias, exam stress, public speaking, fears and phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Insomnia, bereavement and lack of confidence and self-esteem.

All information given will remain fully Confidential! I offer a professional service in a relaxing environment.

All 15-minute consultations are completely free of charge.




Anxiety is a normal stress response, an overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear. These feelings can disappear after stressful situation has ceased, like speaking in public or taking an exam. People who have an anxiety disorder live in a constant anxious state which can be debilitating, as it starts to affect many areas of their lives.

Anxiety can present itself in many different forms like social anxiety, health anxiety etc. Hypnotherapy can be used to create feelings of confidence and self-belief, using positive suggestions allowing the client to gain new perspectives which can reduce feelings of fear and worry. Therefore, the client can start to have a calmer state of mind to overcome any overwhelming feelings of anxiety.

You may feel anxious about some of the following:

– Flying
– Public speaking
– Exams
– Social anxiety
– Separation Anxiety


Our modern lifestyles can be stressful and many of us live in stressful states without even being aware of it.  Other people have mental and physical symptoms of stress and feel unable to cope. Hypnotherapy can reduce mental stress break negative thought patterns. During hypnosis positive suggestions are used to change the way that the client responds to stress.

If stress is affecting your life in a negative way, book a free consultation.


We all have periods in our life when we feel low, but for dome people this is for prolonged periods of time. This is a mental health condition called Depression. Carrying out day to day activities can be challenging and there can be a loss of interest in activities that you once found enjoyable. There can be a change in sleeping patterns, lack of energy, lack of sex drive, over/under eating, anger, sadness and irritability to name a few.

Depression is common. According to research, it’s the biggest mental health problem worldwide, followed by anxiety. There are different types of depression including Seasonal Adjustment Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Depression and Prenatal and Postnatal Depression.

Hypnotherapy can help with Depression as it works to break the old cycles and releasing self-sabotaging patterns, past traumas, and negative emotions so the client can create new positive mindsets.


Mindfulness and meditation have been clinically proven to promote healthy mental well-being as it increases relaxation, reduces anxiety and bolsters self-esteem. Its roots are from ancient spiritual practices and it has become very popular in our western world, as the evidence of scientific research has shown its many benefits.  Mindfulness can train the mind to be aware of the moment, the ‘now’ without attaching positive or negative judgments to it.

According to research, practicing mindfulness has been proven to bring the following emotional, physical, and mental benefits:

– Reduces stress,
– Reduces rumination (excess overthinking) and depression,
– Reduces emotional reactions to upsetting events,
– Enhances immune functioning,
– Improves relationship satisfaction: increasing emotional honesty and transparency and managing the stress of relationships,
– Increases working memory capacity,
– Increases information processing speed,
– Increases focus and ability to suppress distractions.

Benefits of teaching Mindfulness to children/teenagers

Children today have much more pressure on them than previous generations, it can come from many sources like school, parents, hobbies, society, peers and social media. This pressure can turn to stress and anxiety or low mood, which can start to affect all areas of their lives.  Some children never have the chance to experience freedom (mentally and physically) and can be exposed to things they are too young to process or understand, which can create big fears/phobias in their minds. Many are overloaded with sensory information or don’t get to switch off.  This has led to many children being diagnosed with anxiety disorders, low mood, behavioural issues and developmental delays. Mindfulness can help children manage their feelings and improve their mental and emotional health and build confidence and self-esteem from a young age if practiced regularly.

Here are some of the recognized benefits that mindfulness can provide for your child’s mental health:

– Reduces anxiety and stress
– Improves attention and focus
– Decreases negative self-belief
– Enhances happiness
– Eases symptoms of depression
– Stimulates mindful self- awareness
– Improves social and emotional skills

– Develops the ability to manage difficult emotions
– Decreases hyperactivity and aggression
– Improves behaviour regulation
– Reduces reactivity and encourages reflection
– Improves relaxation and calmness
– Relieves fears and feelings of helplessness
– Balances high and low energy levels
– Helps overcome somatic symptoms (physical symptoms caused by psychological problems)

Private One to One Sessions

These are very popular and is designed to help your child be mindful to improve their mental health. I also teach them coping strategies that can help your child cope with any worries, fears or low moods. My hypnotherapy training has helped me to gain extensive knowledge of the brain and how it works, and how to help reduce mental health problems in children and teens.


I facilitate courses for small groups of children or teens which have proved to be effective for children who suffer with mental or emotional issues like anxiety and depression. 98% of children who have attended the course have felt happier. 100% of the children who have completed one to one sessions have felt less worried and have said that they can cope better generally.


For course information, please like my social media pages which will keep you updated with local courses.

Schools & Educational Facilites

Many schools incorporate Mindfulness into a child’s week.  I facilitate sessions for schools which are tailored to the children’s individual needs. I facilitate one off sessions and courses. The arrangements and fees are discussed with each individual school.

Pre & Post Natal

Expecting and having children can leave us feeling a little anxious at times. These sessions are to help expectant/new mums to relax and reduce anxiety about their giving birth, their new role as a mother and other life’s stresses so that they concentrate on baby.

Group work

For groupwork information, please like my social media pages which will keep you updated with local sessions.

Corporate & Business

To arrange a tailored package for your company please email:, or call Adele on 07392077798.


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Awakened Minds

178 Leeds Road,
West Yorkshire
WF17 0RD

Tel: 01234 567 890

This website is provided for information only. It is not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriately qualified practitioner. The contents of the site are not to be considered as medical advice. Awakened Minds provides complimentary healing therapies which is not a substitute for orthodox medicine. We do not treat or diagnose any medical condition. If you are concerned about any medical condition, then please consult with a medical professional.

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