Why did we call the company Halcyon and what does it even mean?

by | Apr 20, 2024 | Halcyon

Halcyon Hypnotherapy Sheffield – Our journey!!

For 2024, we wanted to give more meaning to the Branding,  so we did a deep dive into how we can better showcase what we really stand for.  Our new 50’s retro-futuristic vibe is reflective of us having our feet on the ground in traditional values and ethics – with our heads in the clouds / space as dreamers and playful innovators – !!!

With a spirit of innovation and a passion for excellence, Halcyon Hypnotherapy in Sheffield stands at the forefront of Hypnotherapy. As the founders of Halcyon, Charlotte & Rachel have carved a unique niche in the market, driven by a mission to deliver Therapy  that resonates with quality, integrity and fun.

Charlotte Gill’s initial journey is a testament to resilience and adaptability. Starting from zero as a single mother, undiagnosed ADHD and suffering from PTSD after a toxic relationship to launch and scale Halcyon. 

Rachel Mardlin joined Halcyon to transform her higher education Student Health career path from Hypnotherapy enthusiast to full time expert. 

Together we have navigated through diverse challenges, transforming each into an opportunity for growth. Their diverse experiences across Education, University NHS services, Wellbeing and Training, have not only enriched their professional expertise but also shaped the ethos of Halcyon.

Today, Halcyon is more than just a company; it’s a reflection of an unwavering commitment to Traditional values of Honesty, Integrity, Wisdom from experience combined with cutting edge innovation and Social conscience projects. Giving back to the local Sheffield hypnotherapy and mental wellbeing communities.

Together they continue to innovate with a vision that inspires, a strategy that empowers, and a leadership style that fosters collaboration and creativity.

As Halcyon looks to the future, we remain dedicated to pushing boundaries, embracing new ideas, and connecting with customers in meaningful ways. Our story is not just about building a brand but about creating a legacy that impacts the mental health  & wellness industries.


Why did we call our company Halcyon?

The word “Halcyon” and its variant “Alcyone” hold deep symbolic significance that resonates with our brand’s vision, values, and mission.

  1. Tranquility and Calmness: Both “Halcyon” and “Alcyone” are associated with calmness, tranquility, and peace, aligning with our brand’s aim to provide a sanctuary for healing and inner peace.
  2. Transformation and Renewal: The story of Alcyone’s transformation into a kingfisher bird symbolises themes of transformation and renewal, reflecting our commitment to guiding clients on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
  3. Connectedness and Unity: The enduring bond between Alcyone The beautiful greek goddess who drowned herself in grief and heartbreak after losing her lover Ceyx at sea, according to mythology. The god of sleep Hypnos took pity and brought the sweethearts back to life transforming the pair into halcyon (kingfisher) birds to continue their playful pure love. Their connection , even after death, represents the interconnectedness of all existence. This concept resonates with our emphasis on unity, compassion, and the interconnectedness between individuals and the universe.
  1. Navigational Symbolism: The historical use of stars, including Alcyone, as navigational aids ties into our brand’s mission of guiding clients on their journey of self-discovery and inner exploration.
  2. Nostalgia and Bliss: The evocative imagery associated with “Halcyon” and “Alcyone” evokes feelings of nostalgia and bliss, creating a sense of warmth, comfort, and familiarity for our clients as they embark on their healing journey.

“Halcyon” and “Alcyone” encapsulate the essence of our brand—a sanctuary for healing, transformation, and inner peace, where clients can reconnect with their true selves and find solace in the midst of life’s challenges. The Alcyone star, shines the brightest in the pleiades constellation by far, guiding the way for many a traveller as we continue to do so with Halcyon Hypnotherapy Sheffield.