Changing the conversation about health

Freddy Jacquin interview: “Most people are willing to give hypnosis a go… so why won’t the NHS prescribe it?”

Since lockdown began back in late March, hypnotist Freddy Jacquin has been offering Freddy’s Free Friday Therapy, offering College of Medicine followers and the general public the chance to log on to a live session (now on the last Friday of every month) and find out more about hypnotism and some of the methods that Freddy uses, including The Arrow Technique, which is designed to help manage chronic pain.

Last month, The College of Medicine caught up with Freddy to talk about how hypnotism – essentially a deep relaxation technique – is perceived in 2020 and why he thinks it should be prescribed by the NHS for conditions including nicotine addiction, anxiety and insomnia.

Freddy told the College: “There’s been enough evidence showing people overcoming problems with hypnosis that people are now willing to give it a go. It’s not pills, it’s not potions, it’s just words and imagination. 

“My attitude has always been, what’s the worst thing that can happen? The worst thing is nothing. But I always say, what if? What if an hour together means the need for cigarettes has gone?”