A little bit about me...

Paulo da Costa - Hypnotherapist | Coach | Astrologer

  • My mission is to help you to become the best version of yourself. I use a holistic approach by employing a mix of different therapies like hypnotherapy, coaching, astrology and shamanic healing. I can help you to set goals, overcome fears and create a life where you feel fulfilled and happy.
  • The Struggle

    I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and since 1990, at the age of 13, I battled with an unknown condition of extreme pain, weakness and extreme sickness that affected me on a monthly basis. I've been in several specialists where they all fail to find an answer or a diagnosis. After I finished my degree in Public Relations and Advertising, I worked in the highly stressful environment of media. These violent monthly episodes that affected my health and work brought me to a state of stress, anxiety and even depression.
  • The Discovery

    In 2003, after many attempts to understand what caused these episodes, I went to hypnotherapy sessions that helped me to understand and relieved some of the pain and anxiety of these monthly episodes. Following that, I went to an astrology session that clearly gave me a huge insight into my current situation and my path.  I felt my quality of life-improving slightly, my calling became clearer. I trained as a regression hypnotherapist and astrologer whilst having my daily job in media. I slowly started to provide consultations on an ad-hoc basis. In 2006,  after many years of searching, I was diagnosed with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and started to take medication for this condition and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland during that year.
  • The Path

    After moving to Scotland in 2006, I kept working in media and marketing as my daily job working for several companies, nonetheless, my passion for my therapies was evident. I kept taking the medication for this incurable syndrome nonetheless I still kept having episodes that took me to the hospital on a monthly basis where I was administered morphine to stop the pain. In 2012, I trained as a certified clinical hypnotherapist and life coach whilst still working on my daily job in the UK. In 2013 I decided to start my hypnotherapy business. In 2017, after more than 11 years of being administered morphine on a monthly basis due to the extreme pain, I realized that I was addicted to morphine. I overcame it and never been to the hospital since nonetheless, it brought me episodes of deep depression which were "slightly tamed" by anti-depressants.  I looked for help and found some with shamanic practices. Soon after that, I trained as a shamanic practitioner.
  • The Birth of the Holistic Coach

    In 2018, I became a trainer and Coach for Google Digital Garage in Edinburgh, where I coached and trained over 1,000 people in different disciplines. At the same time, I made the conscious decision to work on a part-time basis as the holistic coach by merging hypnotherapy, coaching, astrology and shamanic practices. After the exit of Google Digital Garage in Edinburgh in 2019, I stopped the antidepressants, and started working as the holistic coach providing sessions to several clients and helping them. My path was to become a therapist and trainer on a full-time basis. As a result of the ongoing self-development, discovery, treatment, change of lifestyle, following my true path my health began to improve overcoming the odds of these episodes of this incurable syndrome and depression. I have no doubt in my mind that I was put on this Earth that to help people to heal, to self-develop and to become empowered.All the qualifications I attained, the sessions I provided to my patients and their improvement as well as the personal experiences I had, made me a better person and a better therapist.  I am as professional and as real as you might find. I am like everyone else, unique in their own right.
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  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Diploma in Advanced Life Coaching  Skills 
  • Diploma in Regression Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Astrology
  • Diploma as Shamanic Practitioner
  • BA in PR, Advertising and Marketing in INP - Portugal
  • Mental Health First Aid – NHS
  • Becoming a trainer- Google
  • Quantic Apometry – Carina Greco (Brazil)

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I can help you to overcome a difficult situation by using the combination of all of these therapies!