Why Hypnosis?


Hypnosis helps you become aware of how your unconscious thoughts, self-judgments and limiting beliefs are driving your emotions and behaviour. My clients are always amazed by how clearly and calmly they’re able to understand and change. As one client put it after his session with me:

It was possibly the most energizing hour of my life.

Note: Clients’ names have been changed for the sake of confidentiality.


Even though Jim was a well-respected senior executive, he suffered from low self-esteem and  was convinced he was a fraud. He masked his insecurities so well that his constant anxiety was exhausting, and he wanted a break from it.  He discovered that he was a smarter, more confident and a more effective leader when he could easily let go of the misconceptions about himself that he had always tried to hide from others.

Every time we finished a session, it felt like something had shifted and things felt full of possibilities.”


James, a young man in his 30s, spent his young adulthood looking for the love and acceptance he never got when he was growing up. He discovered that he was good enough and could love himself. When he was happy with himself, others could love him too.

I could let go of my anger and was able to forgive my parents.”


Ruth was suffering from inner conflicts that originated in her childhood. Her relationships always ended the same way – she unconsciously sabotaged them, leaving her feeling hopeless about ever finding a life partner.  She left my office excited and empowered to be happy again.

I’m ready in all aspects of my life to be open to a new relationship.


Infertility created enormous stress in  Bill and Theresa’s relationship. They originally came to me for hypnosis to stop smoking, and I saw them separately. Not only did they both stop smoking, they were also able to let go of their anxiety, and Theresa soon got pregnant.

We are finally pregnant after 5 years of trying and I don’t think it’s a coincidence after our sessions with you. We can’t thank you enough


Deborah had been free of cancer after months of chemo, but couldn’t shake the fear that it would strike again. Throughout the months of chemo, she was looking forward to the day she could sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with her husband and they could start traveling together again. But instead of feeling the freedom that comes from winning an epic battle, she obsessively kept tabs on every sensation she felt in her body. After our work together, she reclaimed the life she had dreamed of.

A week had gone by after our sessions when I realized I had not once thought of the cancer returning!


Fred had had a drinking problem for many years. He was convinced that he didn’t need rehab. And hypnosis helped him change his life for the better.

My friends aren’t used to the new honest me but I love my sharpness and confidence and connection to people.


Trevor had suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), including urgent diarrhoea, pain, gas and bloating, almost every day, so he could never stray far from a toilet. When he did, the anxiety was unbearable. When I followed up a while later, his entire life had changed!

After 20+ years of suffering from IBS, I got my life back again.

"After 20+ years of suffering from IBS, I got my life back again"

Ellen McNally

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
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Why Ellen?

Hello. I’m a Canadian and I’ve lived in Hong Kong for 30 years.

I first witnessed the power of hypnosis when my brother was recovering from a massive operation to remove his pancreatic cancer. Thanks to hypnosis, he was able to go running again just five days after his operation!

Then I went to a hypnotherapist myself, and within just a few sessions I recovered from 20 years of chronic back pain. So my brother’s experience, and my own, inspired me to train and become certified as a clinical hypnotherapist.

My approach is to help you listen to what your mind, your heart and your whole body are telling you, so that you experience the change you’re seeking. I do this with the utmost respect and compassion for your life experiences, and with trust in your own wisdom and resourcefulness.

My clients tell me they appreciate my kindness and compassion. They feel they can trust me.

If you have a question or you would like to book a session, please contact me.

"It is like a cloud has lifted off me. Now I believe that everything is going exactly as it need to be - full of different, abundant choices."

Here's how I can help

For the duration of the pandemic, I will be working exclusively online.

When our city is back to feeling safe again,  I will resume work in my office in Lan Kwai Fong in Central. It is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the MTR Central Station Exits D1 or D2.

Pandemic anxiety 

There is a tremendous anxiety surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic as well as a fear of what will happen once it has run its course. I am available to help reduce unproductive anxiety and establish confidence in your resources as the world returns to the new normal.



General Hypnotherapy

Anxiety, depression, trauma, inner conflicts, self-belief, confidence, relationship problems, obsessions, compulsions, fears, phobias and performance improvement (public speaking, exams, sports, sexual…)


Medical Hypnotherapy

This part of my practice focuses more specifically on health or medical issues. I specialize in addictions, allergies, weight management, gut-focused IBS therapy, insomnia, infertility, immunity, cancer care, pre- and post-surgery care.

"After just a few sessions, I was able to control and stop my blushing."

How does it feel to be in a hypnotic trance?


You’ve probably experienced relaxation at some point in your life. A hypnotic trance is not all that different; it’s just more of it, and deeper. Nearly everybody can do that and it still works! Throughout the session you’re awake  and very focused. You’re at your best. Not bogged down by  self-judgment, self-criticism or negativity.

In hypnosis, you can step outside of your problem, observe it calmly, listen to what your mind is telling you and understand what your conflict or pain is all about. And just like being in a movie, you can experience being the main player in the life you want to live.

Your unconscious mind can change quickly from anxiety to confidence, from uncertainty and indecisiveness to clarity, and from fear to fearlessness, courage, excitement, love, trust…, so you’ll tap into positive, resourceful states that will transform your quality of life.

My role is to guide you gently through every step of the journey.

And of course everything we discuss is totally confidential.


My Results?

My clients talk about freedom, forgiveness, confidence and ending negative thoughts and behavior. They've had results!

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