I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and clinical member of the Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association and hold a government accredited Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. “The AHA is the National Registration Body for hypnotherapists and has been the premier association for hypnotherapy and hypnotherapists since 1949. It is the oldest and largest hypnotherapy organisation in Australia. Registration with such a professional body reflects a hypnotherapist’s willingness to demonstrate to the public a strong desire to be accountable. Registration is the only formal process that members of the public can rely on in relation to standards and accountability.” To find out more about the Australian Hypnotherapists Association, click here.
What is Hypnosis?
Have you ever daydreamed? Got absorbed in a book, or drove somewhere without remembering how you got there? This is the state of hypnosis! Most of all it is a normal and natural state of deep relaxation and increased focused concentration. In conclusion all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You are fully in control and aware of everything that is happening. Your conscious, or critical mind is temporarily bypassed while in a state of hypnosis. This allows access to your subconscious, which is the most powerful part of your mind. Thus real and lasting change can be made.
What is Hypnotherapy?
The state of hypnosis is used in Hypnotherapy to bring about change on a subconscious level. It is in the subconscious where our deep emotions, beliefs about ourselves and the world around us are held. The decisions we make are tinted by our subconscious beliefs. Henceforth they shape our lives. When we are ready to make a lasting, positive change in our lives, we must address and change these subconscious patterns. Positive and life enhancing suggestions are suggested. Thus allowing for the negative, life diminishing thoughts, beliefs or unwanted behaviour patterns to be released. As a result positive attitudes are enhanced and desired and lasting change is achieved. As the subconscious can’t tell the difference between reality and imagination, we use creative visualisations to bring about the desired changes.
Hypnosis is now recognised more and more by the medical profession as a effective complimentary therapy:
The British Medical Association issued a report in 1955 stating that hypnosis was a valuable medical tool
Hypnosis was recognised by the American Medical Association in 1958 as a viable scientific modality.
The American Psychiatric Association recognised in 1962 that hypnosis was a viable modality to treat some psychological problems.
Is it safe?
Yes. When carried out by a professionally trained and skilled hypnotherapist, it is safe, with no harmful side effects.
How will I feel?
You will feel safe, calm and wonderfully relaxed. Furthermore you are not asleep or unconscious but fully aware. You are in control of your body and mind and you can terminate the session at any time. Finally you cannot be made to do something what you don’t wish to do.
How does a session look like?
Firstly we start with an interview exploring the issue you want to change. We will be talking about what is Hypnosis, what to expect during the session and how we are going to work on it. Only once you feel comfortable and ready, do we start the session. The first session can last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Follow up session are mostly shorter, however if necessary, we will go on for longer.
Hypnotherapy can help you with:
- Anxiety, fears
- Weight loss, eating habits
- Increase self-confidence and motivation
- Let go of limiting beliefs and negative thoughts
- Break negative habits