Clinical Hypnotherapy in Sydney
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical Hypnotherapy in Sydney, is the use of an altered state of consciousness, or trance, for therapeutic endpoint. This means that people are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis. Everyone can be hypnotised. Relaxation is something we have all experienced before so once you know you have been relaxed, you can bring this state back into the present. In our every day, we are sometimes in hypnotic states as time seems to distort, moments feeling shorter or longer. In this state, we can access our unconscious mind and re-program the unconscious for well being. Think of the unconscious as a software program in a computer. A computer technician can make changes to the software just like a Hypnotherapy practitioner and a client together make changes to the unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is always very safe. Hypnotherapy isn’t hocus pocus. It is the process of relaxing the mind in the Theta brain state as the unconscious can then be tapped into. Neuroscientist have backed up Hypnotherapy and Meditation as an effective way to balance the brains neuro activity, to bring on relaxation and to strengthen memory, clarity and confidence.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is the process of inducing a state of relaxation, where an individual allows themselves to enter a deep state of subconscious awareness. Positive suggestions may be given directly to the part of the mind known as the subconscious. Under hypnosis, the conscious rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed and asked to step aside to observe allowing the subconscious part, which influences mental and physical functions to take the lead making this part receptive to therapy. During the trance state there is a focusing concentration for the specific purpose of increasing potential for change, changing limiting beliefs and behaviors and gaining insight and wisdom.
Although Clinical Hypnotherapy may be light, medium or deep, a medium trance is usually very effective where deep breathing is used to slow down the heartbeat. The brain then produces Alpha and Theta waves. Normal states of consciousness i.e. sleeping, dreaming, being awake, can be detected in the wave patterns produced by the brain. The state of hypnosis differs from all three. The brain waves associated with quiet, receptive states are called Alpha and Theta waves. In Theta states, the body gradually relaxes and heals at the cellular and DNA level, just like in Delta sleep.
Self-hypnosis can easily be achieved by you under the guidance of a Clinical Hypnotherapist. In no time, you will be able to achieve it on your own. We enter hypnosis every day of our live and anyone can achieve hypnosis. Meditation and Self-hypnosis is very much the same thing. Meditation is more multi-dimensional but at the essence, they are very similar. Daily Meditation or Self-hypnosis can really change the way you connect with the true self and the world around you. And beneficial for relaxation; for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer”. William S Burroughs
Cellular memory healing through ‘Theta Brain relaxation’ therapy
In Hypnosis, the client gently rests for a minute and observes his or her feelings and how they came about. We sometimes hold blockages which are based off past times and circumstances with different values and beliefs that are no longer necessary. We can hold these beliefs within our cells and DNA, deep in our genetics from our ancestors, parents, society, childhood and trauma. When we are in the Theta brain state of relaxation, we can actually change the cells and DNA with whatever intention we have. Mainstream science is now supporting that our cells are aware just as we are and can be worked with for well-being. The practitioner then works with the feeling part of the client to come forward, exposing patterns of Meta limiting belief systems across the clients whole lifetime. The client realises that the feelings are not necessary anymore. If there are no benefits that the issues provide, then the client feels safe to let the issues go. The client is then encouraged to find ways to release them, with the encouragement of positive suggestions. The clients beliefs are then re-framed with a clean new perspective and insight realised in the Theta state, allowing the client to change the way he or she feels.
Focusing the client in the present state of wisdom, the unconscious mind then finds these new ways to feel. New Beliefs. What comes out needs to be dissolved or transmuted into something in line with universal truth and beliefs that the client is comfortable with, their own inner voice. When this happens, the practitioner will then anchor or re-establish this new energy, beliefs and insights back into the body of the client as it then re-integrates these new beliefs and feelings into the present now, physiologically as well as psychologically. The client will then retain the wisdom, knowledge and experience from these past experiences without living in the past, rather learning from them. The clients is then re-oriented into the future so he or she can manifest his desires and create them in the present tense.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can assist with:
• Weight Loss
• Eating Disorders
• Fear and Phobias
• Self Esteem and Confidence
• Self Identity
• Anxiety and Depression
• Stress and Trauma
• Chronic Pain Management
• Illness and Disease Therapy
• Medical Issues
• Loneliness, Grief and Loss
• Sexual Identity
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Learning, Focus and Memory
• Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders
• Pre-operative and Improved Recovery Time
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Performance Enhancement
• Cancer relief
• Public Speaking
• Stress and Trauma
• Anger Issues
• Bad Habits
Research shows that when people are in a hypnotic state it alters the way the brain processes information. It gives us access to the powerful, personal resources that all of us have in our subconscious. In hypnosis we have the power to replace old habits with new desirable ones that can assist us in achieving those things we couldn’t before. The subconscious stores habitual patterns. We can find new resourceful ways to reframe these old habits with new solutions. The subconscious doesn’t know the difference between a bad habit and a good habit. All it knows is that it needs to honor protecting you. So we have to go deep within the unconscious mind and give it new resources to work with.
In my sessions, I use a range of Clinical processes, all of which work with the power of the subconscious mind as well as shifting emotional blockages in the mind and body. This is a great way to unlock the wonders of the deep inner wisdom of the subconscious and apply it consciously in our everyday lives.
The Unconscious Mind and it’s ability to heal
The unconscious mind is the part of us that controls most of our behaviors. It is the very protective part of our mind that is 90% of our hidden awareness. The unconscious mind is the part of us that makes sure we breath when we sleep and warns us of danger. It is the part of us that holds our deepest beliefs created from conditioning and programming that have shaped the map of our world. Beliefs can me limiting and beliefs can be empowering as well. In my therapy, we will look at those beliefs created in our unconscious mind as we will reframe those beliefs using gentle suggestive therapy and NLP exercises. We are often harsh on ourselves.
Once we begin to be kinder to ourselves and others, we can then start the healing process. One thing that is very important to understand is that you must have a clear intention for this therapy to be effective. Knowing what you are seeking, trusting the process for change and having the courage to pass through the healing process is the key to making change. The last but most important thing is to be creative. Imagination is the tool to manifest what you want by creating it in your mind first.
Suggestion therapy using Hypnotherapy
Suggestion Hypnotherapy is used to create change using suggestions, metaphors and visualizations to encourage the positive feelings associated with the change. We can use all senses to experience shifts of awareness. Allowing a positive future state to manifest. Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person influences the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another with mutual consent.
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes (‘neuro’), language (‘linguistic’) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (‘programming’) and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is also something that I utilise in the sessions, and these techniques are effective for clients to use in order to support and strengthen themselves through their process of change.
Attending your scheduled appointments is your responsibility. If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify and discuss this with the practitioner, where possible we require 48 hours notice. If you do not attend three appointments in a row, then your appointment will no longer be available. You will then need to contact the practitioner to book another session.
When you are working with a practitioner, it is important to honour the commitment you have made to attend appointments. It is helpful if you:
- spend time between scheduled sessions thinking about what you have discussed with your practitioner;
- follow through on any actions you agreed to take;
- take the initiative to bring up issues or topics to talk about with your practitioner;
- please always be on time to the session. Therapists book clients back to back sometimes so it is thoughtful to respect the therapists time.
Securing an appointment with a deposit
To secure the first session, please pay a deposit of $100 into the below bank account. We do not hold an EFTPOS machine on the premises. No therapy can begin without a payment. If the cost of the therapy is more than the deposit transferred, please bring the balance as cash to the session. Cancellations and re-scheduling of sessions need to be 2 days before the session. Otherwise the payment will be withheld. When making payment, please send us an email confirmation of the payment transaction to email@example.com
You are the healer
Hypnotherapy is a mutual and collaborative process. You and the practitioner will work together to develop goals on which you want to work on. We cannot change you but act as a facilitator. Only you can change yourself. You are responsible for making the effort to work on the problems or issues that concern you. We are committed to helping you in this process.
Hypnotherapy works best when you and your practitioner develop a strong working relationship based on mutual trust, honesty and respect. If you are experiencing any problem relating to the practitioner, we encourage you to discuss these matters honestly and together a resolution can be made. Sometimes you and the practitioner may decide that it is best for you to meet with another practitioner.
No one can guarantee that Hypnotherapy will produce certain results. There are some risks associated with any therapy. For example, you may discover things about yourself that are uncomfortable or sometimes relationships change. If you are experiencing intense emotions, sometimes the feelings may become overwhelming. We can assure you that the practitioner will use professional skills to the best of their ability to address your concerns and help manage possible risks.
Please refrain from being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when attending Hypnotherapy. This would be grounds for termination of all sessions.
Some Private Health Funds give rebates for Clinical Hypnotherapy
Currently a number of private heath funds provide rebates for Clinical Hypnotherapy. If you belong to a private health fund we recommend that you check with your fund regarding your eligibility to claim on Clinical Hypnotherapy. There are some health funds that do not cover hypnotherapy at all whilst some others only rebate the services of a registered psychologist.
As there are many heath funds with varying levels of cover we cannot be expected to know whether you are able to claim or not so we encourage you to check with your fund. If you find you can claim then we are able to provide you with a health fund receipt at the end of your appointment and you can then make your claim directly to your fund as we do not have Hicaps. Because the practitioner is apart of the ASCH Association which is affiliated with some private health funds, you will then be able to claim a rebate.
Understanding Hypnotherapy video
• Each session is 75 minutes. Allow this amount of time so your not rushed. You need to be relaxed.
• Minimum 6 sessions which is beneficial for the therapy to work.
• One week in between each session.
• Paying up front commits you to finish the process for change.
For effective results, a minimum of 6 sessions is required.
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