The Association of Hypno-Oncology Practitioners is the brainchild of Garry Coles who has a great belief in the power of the mind and in particular hypnotherapy and has a passion for using it to empower and assist people going through the cancer journey.
He is dedicated to spreading his experience and knowledge globally to help as many people as possible by training up qualified, professional and ethical Hypno-Oncology practitioners to a high standard.
About Garry Coles
One of only a very small number of hypnotherapists in the UK (and probably Europe) to hold an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Garry has over fourteen years of hypnotherapy experience in an oncological setting where he is the resident hypnotherapist in a major hospital offering hypnotherapy treatment for a myriad of cancer related issues. He has received specialist cancer hospital training.
He also spent a year imbedded in the hospital’s Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team attending weekly meetings with the surgeons and oncology team to discuss cases and treatments. Garry carried out the first ground breaking UK clinical research project into the effects of pre-surgical hypnotherapy on the recovery quality in breast cancer biopsies. The results were acclaimed and are awaiting publication.
The MSc and the hospital experiences is what gave Garry the inspiration and drive to set up the Association of Hypno-Oncology Practitioners, to try and ensure that the same hypnotherapeutic provisions available at his own hospital could eventually become available to as many cancer patients as possible all over the world.
Referred to in the industry as ‘The Hypnotherapist’s Hypnotherapist’ due to the number of hypnotherapists Garry offers treatment, training and mentoring for, Garry also counts numerous Doctors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors amongst his patients (and has taught many of them hypnotherapy) and is seen as the ‘Go To’ hypnotherapist for the more challenging cases from all over the UK (and abroad).
Garry is also one of the few hypnotherapists contracted to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for hypnotherapeutic work, he consults on a regular basis at a major hospital specialising in Hypno-Oncology work. He also practises from within a local General Practitioner’s (GP) surgery, with the GP’s referring many of the patients directly. In addition, he receives hospital referrals and referrals from many other local GPs and health care professionals.
Practising as a full-time therapist for many years, Garry has busy private practices in five locations in the South East of England; Farnham and Guildford in Surrey, Odiham and Fleet in Hampshire and Harley Street in central London.
In 2019 Garry was elected, for the second time, (by his peers in the industry) to the Hypnotherapy Profession Specific Board (PSB) for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) in the UK, where he advises the CNHC on all aspects of hypnotherapy governance and training. He was also part of the team of three who formulated the basic UK curriculum for hypnotherapy training.
Garry is a regular presenter, worldwide, at conferences and conventions, in addition to presenting his own highly acclaimed masterclasses.