Alternative MethodsConventional Methods

March 29

Confessions of a hypnotherapist

Susan Woods
Core Spirit member since Dec 24, 2020
Reading time 2 min.

A pocket watch sits neatly in his crisply ironed vest pocket, as if ready to be whipped out to send people into a trance.

But hypnotherapist Lee McKing, 28, laughs when asked about it.

He tells The New Paper on Sunday: “It is all for show. I don’t even use it. But you have to look the part, right?”

Instead, Mr McKing uses a simpler tool: his voice.

A conversational hypnotherapist, he says, is one who uses the power of the spoken word to help people overcome psychological problems.

For almost two years, Mr McKing has treated people with depression, anxiety, addiction and even trauma.

He says: “Everyone has two minds, a conscious mind and an unconscious one. I tap into the unconscious and help them turn their lives around.”

Mr McKing’s methods lie in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), a way of influencing brain behaviour to enable a person to reprogramme the brain.

Hypnotherapy and NLP are techniques used in some medical centres in Singapore.

Mr McKing gets his clients to form associations with their psychological problems and respond instinctively, with their unconscious mind.

“We use our conscious mind all the time, but it is the unconscious that really shapes who we are,” he says.

Mr McKing identifies the symbols or “anchors” to which the problems are rooted in.

This is where the “magic” happens - he convinces his clients to see the positivity in their problems, through NLP methods such as suggestion and visualising the future.

“It is amazing how powerful the mind can be and what you can achieve when you really go deep,” he says.

According to him, there are three principles that make for effective hypnotherapy.The client has to first give consent. Then, he has to be willing to follow instructions.

And finally, the reason he dresses so smartly is Mr McKing has to establish himself as a figure of authority.

He says: “All three components are important. Without them, my methods won’t work.”

Despite starting only recently, Mr McKing has seen more than 230 clients. He says people find out about him through word of mouth or research.

His clients see him for all sorts of psychological problems. A number of them come to get over their phobias.

Like a female client who recently came to him with a deep-seated fear of heights.

“Just a YouTube video of a place high up was all it took to make her hyperventilate and have panic attacks,” says Mr McKing.

But Mr McKing says after one session, she can go up tall buildings.

His services do not come cheap. Each hour-long session costs $350.

But there is good news.

Mr McKing says: “Ninety per cent of the people who see me need to see me only once, only a handful see me multiple times.”

He has had years of training, attending multiple courses in a German school here for psychology, hypnotherapy and NLP, for which he has received certificates.

So is hypnosis really like how it is in the Now You See Me films?

“Well some parts are true, and their methods are grounded in reality,” he says with a chuckle.

“But of course, it is still a movie.”

by Hariz Baharudin For The New Paper


Leave your questions here

To write a comment you must
Category filter
Concern filter
Type filter

All categories

Wellness Coaching
$10 USD
Ask a Question?

Supportive reflection of a current question that you would like clarity around. Using the SMART method to seek quidance in stepping onto your path of potential…

Beverly Lynn
$150 USD
Reiki Services (distant healing session)

In this hour long distant healing session I will use long distance Reiki, crystals and essential oils to balance your Chakras. Balancing your Chakras allows en…

Erin Kirby
Tarot Reading
$10 USD
Intuitive Tarot Reading

Affordable Tarot reading to offer guidance on any given concern.

Elphie Shoppe
$10 USD
Talk Therapy Sessions

Hello there: These times are dread. Do you need to talk with a safe professional about a troubling personal challenge? I am a professional listener and will li…

Eulalee Thompson
Tarot Reading
$10 USD
Tarot Reading

I offer tarot readings with a 100% accuracy rate. The tarot is meant to give you advice, to point you in the right direction or to provide you with clarity. Bu…

Zara Kalil
Angel Healing
$10 USD
Mental Health Advice & Tips

I can help you with past issues and give advice and tips on how to better your life. I can see through my third eye and receive messageson what you need to do …

Beings Of Light
Life Coaching
$10 USD
Discovery call

Are you interested in supporting your health with safe and effective holistic medicine? Not sure if you should switch diets, work with a health coach or explor…

Suzana Da Costa
Wellness Coaching
$50 USD
Mental Health and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching

Hi there! I’m Doug and I offer 1 on 1 Holistic Lifestyle and Mental Health Coaching sessions. Navtigating life with mental health issues of any sevarity is a h…

Doug Peterson
Wellness Coaching
$10 USD
Mental Health and Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Consultation

Hi there! I’m Doug and I offer 1 on 1 Holistic Lifestyle and Mental Health Coaching sessions. Navtigating life with mental health issues of any sevarity is a h…

Doug Peterson
Career Coaching
$195 USD
Holistic Lifestyle & Nutrition Coaching


If this sounds like you, then you don’t need a new diet… you n…

David Giddings
Bach flower therapy
$120 USD
Bach Flower Essence Consultation

Exploration of where you’re feeling stuck or limited in life and recommendations of Bach Flower Essences to help loosen and dissolve old patterns.

Suzana Da Costa
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
$100 USD
Subliminal therapy

In this service we will use Subliminal therapy and Sound healing as alternative to tradition cognitive behavioral therapy.

We are born with our thoughts. Do n…

Ahmed Amin Youssef
Psychic Reading
$10 USD
I will do oracle and tarot card readings

I will do oracle & tarot card reading in any area of your life. You will get answer from the Angelic, Elemental, Faerie or Galactic realms. I will share wi…

Wisdom Realms
Spiritual Healing
$10 USD
Intro 2 Alignment Healing Chant


That is my greeting to the spirit within you. Join me for a welcome introduction session to celebrate my arrival at Core Spirit!

For 15 minutes I wi…

Ti3rc3 Fire
$55 USD
Psychic Medium Readings

READINGS Currently, all readings will be offered virtually. Appointments are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9am-1pm (UK Time Zone). When we…

Jan Morgan
Oracle Cards Reading
$25 USD
Psychic Reading 15 Minutes

Well-versed in the main 5 clairs, I will Intuitively answer your questions for 15 minutes.

Jyll Hoyrup
Emotional Stress Release
$150 USD
Creatrix® Breakthrough

This is a revolutionary process, SPECIALLY designed for women. You will be able to clear your most depeest BLOCKS and limiting beliefs. 

This is the only too…

Tamar Viva
Distance Healing
$10 USD
Energy Healing (Distant)

Distant Energy healing promotes relaxation, reduces tension and stress and will support an overal sense of well being after a treatment. It is an effective ad…

Beverly Lynn
Emotional Freedom Technique
$10 USD
Transform Your Relationship With Your Money

In this session, you will learn the basics of Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. Together we will use that technique, sometimes called simply tapping, to sor…

Nancy Allen
Personal Development Coaching
$10 USD
Anxiety and Depression - Coaching Consultation and Assessment Call

Are you looking to begin making a change in your life and become the best version of yourself by breaking free from the emotional barriers that has been blocki…

Amritha Kailas
Mind Control
$72 USD
Women's Emotional Wellness and Transformation Coaching

Are you dealing with confusion, low esteem, anxiety, depression, overthinking , relationship issues and trying to find focus, confidence, purpose, peace and b…

Amritha Kailas
Past Life Regression
$10 USD
Soul Readings

Your Soul is an accumulated repository of existential experience.

Access your creativity, things you learned from past lives.

Healing, you learned how to mak…

Core of Your Spirit
Emotional Freedom Technique
$105 USD
EFT tapping - Heal your past and uncover your authentic self

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is also know as EFT tapping. It is a mind-body approach which helps us to improve our physical, emotional and mental well-be…

Sina Weber
Tarot Reading
$10 USD
Single Card Pull

I will pull one single card for you to answer any question or concern. Typically, these types of quick readings are good for yes or no questions or simple answ…

Megan Zavar

Related Articles