About Healing Mind Hypnosis

Hi, I’m Roger Gumbrill and I opened HEALING MIND HYPNOSIS in Dartmouth N.S. in 2008. I am an active member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and follow the NGH Code of Ethics and Standards. I first qualified as a Consulting Hypnotist (CHt) in 1992 in Courtenay B.C. As a Consulting Hypnotist it is my aim to pass on the understanding and knowledge of exactly what this powerful force can accomplish in a person’s life: and, to assist people resolve their debilitating personal issues. I am also trained in the most advanced hypnotic techniques available to date as well as the latest methods in NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP). In order to achieve my aim I offer the following services:

  • Private Sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Educational Guest Speaker
  • Corporate Health Programs

In order to assist my clients I have the following qualifications in Hypnosis, NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

  • Hypnotist – 1992 – Alandel School of Hypnosis
  • Master Hypnotist – 1992 – Alandel School of Hypnosis
  • Hypnotherapist – 1992 – Alandel School of Hypnosis
  • Certified Hypnotherapist – 2008 – National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Master Hypnotist – 2008 – Banyan Hypnosis Center
  • 5-PATH Hypnotherapist – 2008- Banyan Hypnosis Center
  • NLP Certified Practitioner – 2008 – Life Potential Developments
  • NLP Master Practitioner – 2009 – Life Potential Developments
  • EFT Level 1 – 2009 – EFT Atlantic


Why does a grown man of 52 years still bite his fingernails? Why do some people get so close to success and then 'blow it'? Why are some people afraid of fire while others love to see things burn? The list of physical and emotional issues is seemingly endless.

For the sake of simplicity please accept the fact that each and everyone of us has two minds (no, not two brains); one is the everyday operating mind which is what you're reading this article with, called the Conscious Mind; the other is the Subconscious Mind. The Subconscious Mind controls such things as breathing, digestion, healing a cut finger and many other functions we are unaware of at the Conscious Level. The role of the Subconscious Mind is to keep you from harm. Without trying to be too technical or complex, let's start with a question. If you consciously decide to raise your arm what happens? Right, you raise your arm. If you consciously decide to change TV channels what happens? Right again, you reach for the remote and change the channel. If you consciously decide to Stop Smoking what happens? ....OOPS!! Let's try that again, if you consciously decide that you will not be petrified the next time you have to stand in front of a group of people and give a speech, what happens the next time you have to speak in front of an audience?....Hmm!! Why isn't this working? Because, your Subconscious Mind won't let it work. Why not? Because your Subconscious Mind is protecting you. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?

We always start with the presupposition that: Every Behaviour Has A Positive Intent/Every Symptom is a Solution. At some point in a person's life, an event took place which initiated the conscious behaviour, i.e. nail biting, fear of cats, fear of the dark, shyness, hair pulling, insomnia, flashbacks, allergic reactions, skin disorders etc, etc; these are the physical manifestations designed to protect you from a recurrence of the initial event. The initial event can be anything from childhood ridicule to misguided advise from a parent or teacher to a misunderstood dream to physical and sexual abuse or fear of abandonment. The list of causes is very long!!

The task of the Consulting Hypnotist is to gently assist their client to reevaluate the initial event and either eliminate the inappropriate conscious response or to replace it with a more appropriate response.