Stuart Thompson

Life Coach, Hypnotist and Therapist

Stuart is a registered senior hypnotherapist, life coach and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner. Working as a life coach, hypnotist and therapist, he specialises in treating anxiety and addictions in adults and children. His youngest clients are around five years old.

Having trained as a social worker and campaigned with well-known disability charities such as SCOPE and Mencap, Stuart turned his hand to providing expert help for those living with chronic pain and anxiety. Stuart developed his own method of pain control which has been reported in the media recently.

Stuart has osteo-genesis-imperfecta (brittle bone disease) and is a full-time wheelchair user. He uses his own experience of growing up differently and challenges he faced to explain how children feel when anxious. He runs parent workshops and trains teachers of children with anxiety across the country, using a system he developed called the STILL Method. Stuart recruited a team of UK-wide coaches to deliver after-school clubs for children with anxiety and is training coaches globally.

Shortlisted for The Diversity Awards in 2018 and nominated again in 2019, he has both a growing media profile and a growing number of parents of children with anxiety, or with disabled children, contacting him for advice.

As a campaigner Stuart was one of the organisers of The Hardest HIT marches in the East of England, as well as advocating for adults with a learning disability and their parents. His campaigning began at 16 when he began visiting train stations wrapped in brown paper to protest at being made to travel in guard vans.

With a reputation that precedes him, Stuart is a go-to expert for anxiety treatment, already having been on BBC 3 three times in 2019.

“Being, looking or feeling different doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can be your greatest asset.”