Hypnotherapy is a method of inducing a trance or a dream-like state in order to treat disorders of mainly psychological or emotional origin. A hypnotic state can occur naturally and spontaneously, such as when you are absorbed in a pleasant task, or when day-dreaming. Clinical hypnosis is the deliberate induction of an altered state of awareness. According to current theory, the subconscious mind is more accessible when the brain is producing alpha waves, because the conscious mind is relaxed. Therapeutic suggestions can then be given, usually to great effect. Suggestions tend to be taken to heart, but only if those suggestions are acceptable to the hypnotised person. Contrary to popular belief, you can't be hypnotised into doing things against your will.
The aims of hypnosis are to:
Help create a sense of peace and harmony within the individual so that the current challenge can be met and dealt with in a positive manner.
Empower the client to make positive changes.
Reduce panic and fear, making the journey towards wellness and peace of mind less traumatic.
Prepare the client mentally for success in the immediate situation.
Our hypnotherapist is available Wednesdays and Saturdays.
1 hour $135
Some private healthcare rebates are available.