About David Hastings I was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and I have lived in the area all of my life, except for a short time when I lived and worked in the USA. I have worked in the building trade, private security and law enforcement. I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years before becoming a hypnotherapist and opening Warwick Hypnosis. In the 1980's I was introduced to Acupuncture by my martial arts instructor and to Shiatsu by a fellow student who would later become my acupuncturist and shiatsu teacher. It was in the early 1990's that I was introduced to NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and did some training with a noted trainer in the Bristol area and in 2006 I was introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) shortly after, I trained as a Practitioner and then went on to become an Advanced Practitioner of EFT. My interest in NLP grew even more while I was working with clients during EFT sessions as did my interest in Hypnotherapy. In 2007 I made the decision to study hypnotherapy in greater depth and gained a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and continued to study and expand my knowledge and experience. I now has the following (in no order): Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (CPNLP) Clinical Hypnotherapist (D.Hyp.) Master Hypnotist (D.M.H.) Certified Hypnotist (Cert) Eye Movement Therapist (Dip. EMT.) Emotional Resolution Therapist (Dip. ERT.) Alcohol Control Therapist (Dip. ACT) Advanced Weight Control (Dip. AWC.) Advanced Smoking Cessation Specialist (Dip. ASCS) Hypnosis Pain Management (Dip) Level 3 Advanced Practitioner Emotional Freedom Technique The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP) Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR) Life Coach (Dip.) Sports Performance Mind Coaching (Dip. SPMC) Certified Specialist - Hypnosis & Pain Management Certified Specialist - Hypnosis & Sports Performance Certified Specialist - Sports Hypnosis BLAST Practitioner Creative Visualisation Practitioner The above is there to show you that I am serious about my own education and that I truly want to help clients by constantly up dating my own knowledge and experience and not sitting back with the attitude than he knows it all. Many may say that by putting the above on display I am only pleasing my own ego and they may be right. However, I has put it there to show you and other prospective clients that he am serious about helping you by developing my self.
In addition to being a registered hypnotherapist with these bodies I am also registered with them for other therapies as listed on their websites and as shown above. I hold a current First Aid certificate and I have completed a Standard Child Safeguarding Course valid until: January 2020.