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MA,  DipHyp,  DipEd,  CMAHA,  MHRA     —     Private Health Fund Provider CM 1010414

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & COUNSELLOR

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About clinical hypnotherapy and my work

In addition to my academic and clinical training, I was on the Victorian Mental Health Review Board for thirteen years and on the Forensic Leave Panel for four years. My first degree was in psychology and I trained in hypnotherapy at the Academy of Hypnotic Science in Melbourne.

Harness your subconscious …

Your subconscious mind is extremely powerful. Smokers, for instance, can tell you exactly why they want to stop smoking … but they just can’t. Why? The conscious mind which wants to stop is overruled by the subconscious. It is the job of the hypnotherapist to find out what the subconscious is holding onto and then, by counselling and hypnosis and working with the client, remove the root cause.

Sometimes the cause is anxiety and/or depression …

Depression and anxiety are of great interest to me. If you have any of the problems listed, you could be suffering from depression.

While antidepressants and tranquilisers have a role to play in suppressing symptoms of anxiety and depression, they don’t deal with the actual condition and its causes. We can’t feel sad, angry, or experience any other negative emotion without first having a thought. These thoughts usually have no evidence to support them. They tend to be negative and emanate from the past or the future. The past is dead and the future doesn’t exist. Anxiety and depression are a state of mind, rather than an illness. Effective treatment is therefore possible through a combination of counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and the disposal of the baggage of the past through hypnosis.

What's it like to be hypnotised?

Daydreaming is an altered state. The altered state that you will experience is just like daydreaming.

Just like daydreaming, you will be aware of your surroundings, but will not pay much attention to them. Instead, you will be occupied with what is going on inside your mind.

The daydreaming or Alpha state (which is most commonly used) allows me to engage both the conscious and subconscious minds thus making the experience more powerful and effective.

It is common to feel as if you can't move your body, or that your body feels very heavy during the session. There is absolutely nothing to worry about — you have simply become completely relaxed. Some people even feel as though they can't feel their body at all. This is called dissociation and, although it doesn't happen to everyone, it is a good sign of an effective altered state of consciousness.

Your perception of time will probably alter during the session and you may be surprised at how much time has passed once you return to normal consciousness.

An altered state of consciousness brought about by guided relaxation is a very pleasant experience.



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