What Clients Say
‘What can I say about working with Anna?
Firstly, I felt compelled to reach out to Anna after watching her on a recorded chat with Raelan Agle and because I have ME/CFS and suffer with brain fog, I don’t recall the specifics of the conversation…. Just that I resonated with a lot of the ideas and language that Anna used throughout the conversation… I found myself saying ‘yes’, ‘yes’ and nodding my head a lot. (I also am a tree hugger Anna-not so secret tho’- I have been ‘caught’ many times hugging my favourite tree!)
But ultimately, there was something about safety, and connection. I felt safe just listening to Anna speak and wanted to make a connection with her, so I reached out and pretty soon we had a Zoom meeting organised and were discussing how Anna could support me. I needed time to think about making the financial investment and Anna put the ball totally in my court and within a day or two I signed up.
The session topics were pretty organic, deep and powerful. I now have an array of resources (guided meditations, book suggestions) and practical tools to aid me in grounding, self-soothing and staying in the present, and I have trust in connection with myself, my unconscious, which I was not able to do before. I truly shifted some of my ‘stuff’, old patterns, (childhood issues, beliefs, values), I felt seen, I felt heard, I felt validated, I felt contained, I felt held, I felt safe. I knew that I could contact Anna at any time outside our sessions through Voxer which added to these feelings. I have more energy than I have had in a long time — now that I recognise where I have been giving away my power.
Anna is down to earth, extremely knowledgeable, warm, funny, gentle, and not afraid to ‘go there’ with you! I highly recommend working with Anna’.
Deborah (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client — 60-day program)
‘During the Covid-19 years I suffered with everything I hadn’t taken care of over the preceding decade, from traumas to guilt, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, Long Covid symptoms and above all, an overwhelming sense of grief.
I’d heard of hypnotherapy but had never given it a second thought until Anna introduced her Body-Mind-Spirit Summit on Facebook. I learned a lot by watching the many excellent practitioners interviewed by her, yet I knew from the start that Anna would be the person for me.
Hypnotherapy is a serious, and a delicate matter: addressing deep-rooted traumas in one’s life and putting them to rest can be a tough ride. Trust is a pre-condition. My call was for a deep inner transformation, and for that process I needed support.
I feel extremely lucky and grateful to have met Anna. To be guided by Anna was a blessing in every aspect. I trusted our process blindfolded as I felt in safe hands. Not only has Anna got exceptional perception and understanding, it comes with a good sense of humour as well.
Concerning my inner transformation, I will say there was movement: quite some shifts were and are going on — in the right direction. Most importantly, now there’s a cosy, safe lounge for the traumas to rest in peace’.
Roswitha (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client — 60-day program)
‘Anna is incredible to work with! She is so intelligent, kind, attentive and genuine. I felt immediately comfortable working with her. She helped me understand some of the deeper key patterns that have been at play for me, and she used a multi-layered approach that pulled from her extensive knowledge, and used different hypnotherapy techniques that supported the exact unique journey I was on. Every session working with Anna, I had ‘Aha’ moments, helpful takeaways and many powerful shifts began to unfold for me. I found a presence of calm and peace within myself. I discovered a deep inner powerful strength. In doing Mindscaping, I was able to explore and redesign the inner landscapes of my unconscious mind, and in doing so, had a complete shift of no longer fearing the future. The shift happened so effortlessly and has continued to stick with me to this day. We did a session on releasing repressed emotions, and immediately after the session I felt so energised, happy and light. Another profound shift that I experienced is that my back pain that I had been struggling with for at least a year went away after addressing it in a session, and I have been pain-free for several months since. Working with Anna has been instrumental in my healing and life. I felt completely supported throughout the whole process and highly recommend working with Anna!’
Anna (Hypnotherapy client (ME/CFS))
‘I started working with Anna in autumn last year, initially just for a few sessions to help me with joint pain, which was disturbing my sleep, having never tried hypnotherapy before. After just one session, my pain flare up ended, and I slept like a baby. I was amazed at having this kind of unexpected result and knew I wanted to keep working with her.
Since then, I have worked with her on and off on a variety of issues which have come up as I recover from chronic illness — ranging from physical symptoms, limiting beliefs, my vision for my life and future as well as feeling safety in the body. I have seen such powerful shifts, especially in my self-belief and self-confidence, which have felt effortless and have perdured over time. In fact, they have been instrumental in me having enough confidence to make some very large but necessary changes in my personal life and I am certain that I would have struggled to make these decisions without Anna’s support.
Anna’s particular talent as a hypnotherapist in my opinion lies in her unique ability to distil exactly what is going for you/what particular area needs attention at any given time. She is exceptionally talented at utilising different hypnotic techniques at the right time — but will always make sure that you are in the driving seat and that any changes that arise are the result of your own inner workings. She simply allows you to access your own innate wisdom. Beyond that, she is extremely warm, kind and intelligent and is able to offer useful suggestions for supportive tools and resources outside of hypnotherapy, which I have found to be very helpful.
It will come as no surprise that I think Anna is a gem and I have personally recommended her to multiple friends who have gone on to work with her and have had similarly excellent experiences. She is able to work with such a wide range of issues that I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in exploring hypnotherapy’.
Athene (Hypnotherapy Client)
‘Working with Anna is always such a joy. Her intelligence, intuition and child-like joy are so uplifting and encouraging that everything goes from complicated to simple in a matter of minutes. She communicates powerfully and with such positivity with the unconscious mind that shifts happen with ease. Mindscaping was a particularly memorable experience: short and simple yet so very powerful and meaningful! It was like exploring the wonderland of my mind and it allowed me to tangibly reconnect with a lost part of myself. Reconnecting with it created a serious shift in my being and body — I suddenly experienced a new sense of completeness and strength that had always been amiss and it has been with me ever since. Truly grateful!’
Nadia (Hypnotherapy/Therapeutic Coaching client)
‘I got in contact with Anna to get some help with my anxiety. This kind of therapy was completely new to me, and I was a little apprehensive at the beginning. From the very first session, Anna made me feel at ease. She was very friendly, professional and empathetic. She has shown me some great tools that now allow me to deal with my anxiety. Thank you, Anna!’
Ana (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client — 60-day program)
‘Anna is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and always makes me feel at ease. I always look forward to seeing her. I have already made some progress (in ME/CFS recovery) after only a couple of months, after not much joy with anything else. I can’t thank her or recommend her enough’.
Dan (1-1 Hypno-coaching client — Open-ended)
‘I have been working with Anna on and off for two years since first experiencing chronic illness. What keeps me coming back to Anna is her totally unique approach to chronic illness and recovery, combining hypnotherapy, NLP techniques and holistic coaching. Quite the opposite of a ‘standard’ hypnotherapy session in which you are lulled into a relaxed, sleep-like state without much further intervention, Anna works directly with the unconscious to address the limiting beliefs, trauma and symptom patterns which contribute to chronic illness. Beyond that, she also equips you with techniques and tools to use outside of the session and guides you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to support recovery. Drawing on her lived experience of chronic illness, Anna has a natural gift for recognising the support you most need from session to session, as well as which combination of techniques are best placed to approach those issues. It is fair to say that without our work together, I would not be anywhere near as far as I am on my recovery journey now.
Athene (Hypnotherapy client (ME/CFS))
‘I had an incredibly enlightening time with Anna Grear. My whole being has lightened That's a huge statement and I really mean it. I have pursued many modalities over the last 14 years since coming down with ME/CFS, and working with Anna really helped amalgamate my own pursuit of health with her useful techniques. She gently counselled me to explore my personal activators that were draining me of energy. Her angelic face and soothing voice were a salve for my childhood wounds. I felt safe, heard and seen during all our sessions. She is very professional and articulate yet so personal and intuitive as well. During one session, she guided me back into my studio where I played with paint with my non-dominant hand. I couldn't believe how much joy and release that quick, spontaneous exercise gave me. Going forward, I feel I now have clear strategies to help me to continue to grow and heal. I couldn't be more grateful.
Jan (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client — 60-day program)
‘I've been working with Anna for a few months to help with my recovery from chronic fatigue and support the brain retraining that I'm doing. I have learnt so much from my sessions with her and feel I have the tools not only to aid my recovery but to take forward into the rest of life. Each session has been different and Anna works organically with whatever comes up. She has helped me deal with difficult past memories and has taught me lots of techniques to help with anxiety. She is very insightful and there have been a lot of 'aha' moments when I've felt things shift. When I've contacted her between sessions she has got back to me quickly to offer support. I feel that she has been really invested in my well-being and committed to supporting me.
Charlotte (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client— 60-day program)
‘Anna is a fantastic coach and hypnotherapist. Our sessions have enabled me to understand and address issues that have impacted on my healing. I have learnt new tools and skills which have become a part of my everyday practice and are a lasting legacy of the deep work that each session generated.
I chose to work with Anna because of her insight and understanding of fatigue-based conditions and her skills and knowledge of hypnotherapy. She brought all this to our sessions along with her humour, joy and love of life. I found her organic approach to the sessions enabled me to work on both current and long-standing issues helping me lighten my load and move along my healing path’.
Mel (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client—60-day program)
‘What an extraordinary skill Anna has in bringing things to consciousness through hypnotic processes. Her kind and gentle approach restored my lost confidence and showed a new way forward. Although Anna has created her own Stop process, familiar to many brain retraining courses that I have done, the similarity ends there. No repetitive steps, rounds and self judgments. Instead, for me, the sessions were fascinating, full of symbolism and unexpected twists and turns. Alongside the Zoom sessions, Anna offers so much support, encouragement, deep, understanding and compassion. Her approach and ideology are refreshing and offer a way of drawing on inner resources rather than working with an externally imposed model. Since we know that everyone experiences fatigue related illnesses differently perhaps we also need different models of healing. I am thankful for finding this one'.
EW (60-day 1-1 coaching client)
‘I first knew of Anna through the Neurocalm summit – I was so interested to hear the depth and intelligence of her questions to those interviewed and it was a revelation to have a summit for those with fatigue that was paced and not overwhelming. I looked at Anna's website then and was blown away by the artwork, (in which her text was embedded) — rich, complex abstract and symbolic — it spoke to me at a deep creative level — and this was aside from my conscious understanding of her words.
When I started with the 1-1 60 day coaching I had a long list of issues to be addressed — I felt despair — “we will never get through these” I thought. Yet, week by week, as I brought my issues, Anna always had the right hypnotic or neuroplasticity technique/tool at her fingertips to work with — it was a true evolving co-creation in which I felt total trust in Anna, her emotional intelligence and her skills. This sense continued as I did homework between sessions as Anna was available via Voxer to answer questions, helping me fine tune techniques and give emotional support to me if needed.
By about week 6, I realised we had worked through most of my list of issues and I had a sense that we were getting to a deeper core issue that I had less conscious awareness of — the real discomfort zone — and we did some profound work with this over the final few sessions.
During the entire time I felt totally held and supported and it was an amazing journey, I know I learned so much consciously and unconsciously. Anna was always patient, kind, generous, loving, knowledgeable and funny and held my vulnerability so tenderly.
Through having done the coaching sessions, I feel I now have a level of competence and trust in myself and an understanding of the varied tools and techniques Anna uses and so I have embarked on her one year Healing Transformation Blueprint programme. Here I am diving deeper and further, learning more and yet even as a group programme it is still so individually held and supported. This is now proving to be another truly amazing journey.
BH (1-1 Body-Mind-Spirit coaching client — 60-day program)