Below are the most common symptoms and needs that I’ve helped my clients with:

Exam nerves
Fear of failure
Interview nerves
Panic attacks
Sleep problems
Breaking habits
Success inhibition
Goal achievement
Public speaking

Bristol Hypnotherapy with Silvia Oakes-Wilson 

Silvia Oakes-Wilson / DSFH BWRT1

Are you a looking for ways to break the cycle of self-doubt, procrastination so you can move forward in life, both personally and professionally?

Do you wake up at night thinking about all the brilliant ideas you have but they don’t come to fruition  as you get overwhelmed with life and daily juggle?

Does that cause you to question your potential or compare yourself unfavourably to others?

If so, I’d love to help.

The thing is, there is an inextricable connection between how we feel and how we act.

Whatever we want to achieve in our life it always comes down to how we feel about ourselves.

If we feel good and we are strong, physically and mentally, we are best placed to deal with the demands of daily life.

If we don’t feel good, it colours all aspects of our life; personal and professional.

This is something I often see with my clients.

Very often, the obstacles getting in the way for the people I work with are of personal nature.

Interestingly, it often comes down to how we see ourselves and the world.

This is good news as it means we can change it. 

Jim Cathcart’s words now come to mind: “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.”
Scary stuff, isn’t it – daring to believe it is possible!

My clients had their doubts, too. However, very soon after working with me they moved away from self-sabotaging and procrastination to clarity and structure.

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Silvia and I’m a clinical hypnotherapist and BWRT therapist specialising in techniques that can help you break the cycle of self-doubt, procastination and overwhelm so you can move forward in life, both personally and professionaly.

As a therapist and a life-long learner, I apply a wide range of advanced tools to help you achieve your desired outcomes.

There are three things that are unique to the way I work:

1. the techniques I use allow the mind to rapidly integrate new beliefs and understandings

2. there’s no need to talk about the past

3. you can keep your privacy to yourself

Want to know more? Please browse through my website to discover more about how I can help or get in touch to book your 30 minute consultation call.

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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a an evidence based therapy which can help relieve the symptoms of medical problems as long as you are ready to actively participate in the process.

Although there are about 70,000 research references worldwide,  it is still often misunderstood by the public. 

People still think that hypnosis means ‘going under’ or losing control, but actually, you are in charge throughout the whole process and actually allowing it to happen.

I practise solution focused hypnotherapy which combines talking therapy with developing an understanding of the workings of the brain (first part of the session), and hypnosis (second part of the session).

Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind: “First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is really a natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route or watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis.

People who are in a hypnotic state are known to slow down their brain waves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, sometimes in a deep trance this could also be to a theta state. This is not dissimilar to the level of brain activity experienced during meditation.”

When used in the therapy room, hypnosis is an effective tool that helps you to bypass the critical faculty of the mind and to work directly with the subconscious so you can reprogram the unwanted responses. 

Client testimonials


Silvia helped me quit smoking and I wanted to share my experience as I'm really pleased with the outcome. I've been smoking for a very long time and all my previous attempts of quitting have been unsuccessful. I had a couple of hypnotherapy sessions with Silvia and it...


"I contacted Silvia because I wanted to prepare myself for a workshop I was running with a group of 20 people. It was my first public speaking gig since I have moved to London, and I really wanted to be at my best. I had one session with Silvia and I could notice a...


I just wanted to write to completely recommend Silvia Oakes-Wilson, I went to help sort my motorway driving phobia and anxieties, and came out with loads of confidence and feeling like a million dollars! (Plus feeling so relaxed during the sessions, I didn't want to...


“I visited my GP to have 3 doses of injections including a blood test! I can’t say it was still a pleasurable experience but I did not pass out as usual and I managed for once to have them.”


“I no longer go on dates with a great amount invested in them but more observe any feelings or judgements that come up.”


“I started to feel big changes in my thought processes. I had a sense of calm that previously hadn’t been there, it gave me the space to become less reactive and think clearly before I acted in haste.”


“I found hypnotherapy with you to be an incredibly calming experience and very much enjoyed the feeling of being under hypnosis.”


“Silvia is fantastic at what she does! She’s got the most calm, relaxing, yet attentive manner about her.”


“I have two autoimmune diseases and although I know that food can play a crucial role in well-being, I couldn’t resist gluten and sugar. After one treatment with Silvia, she managed to switch my brain process.”


“I had two sessions with Silvia and I felt like weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt like a little Buddha, in a calm and peaceful place.”


“Silvia showed me that for the issues I had (weight management and coping with exam stress) the solutions were already within me – she just helped me to tease them out.”


“I found an immediate effect when I went home after our session and I was eating a meal and found I was eating slowly which was something I’d talked about wanting to change! “


“Luckily, I was in safe hands with Silvia, who has been fantastic. I truly believe it would be difficult to find a more dedicated, insightful and caring professional in this field.”

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