Have you ever wondered what your mind is capable of? Do you know of people who can speed read or remember information with accurate detail? Did you know that the mind is able to numb pain, alter your perception of time or heal an illness? It’s common knowledge that we only use 10% of the ability of our mind. Just like meditation, hypnosis can help you access and utilise the hidden abilities of your mind.

When you have hypnotherapy your therapist will safely guide you into a very relaxed and focused state of mind. It’s a process where the conscious mind is asked to step aside temporarily to allow you to connect with the subconscious mind. In this way you can access the wisdom and abilities of the inner mind to find solutions to problems or make positive changes. Often the cause of a problem can be uncovered and resolved rather than just treating the presenting symptoms.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is very different from Stage Hypnosis where the subject seems to under the control of the hypnotist. Hypnotherapy is a process where the Therapist helps you work with your own inner ability to resolve issues and develop your full potential.

What can it treat?

Whether you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, phobias, or unwanted habits like smoking or over-eating, Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective. It can change how you think and feel at a subconscious level. It’s also very helpful if you would like to enhance your intuition, memory and study skills. Recent research into Hypnosis indicates that it can increase your ESP abilities by 70%.

As I’m sure you know, the mind also has a profound effect on the body. Hypnosis can also speed up recovery from illness or surgery and it is one of the most effective treatments for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). We’ve found Hypnosis to be of great benefit to anyone with a chronic or painful health problem.

If you are having a baby then you will be interested to know about our amazing HypnoBirthing program where we teach mums how to use Hypnosis for a safe, comfortable and drug free birth.

How will it feel?

Your Therapist will ask you to sit comfortably in a chair and close your eyes. They will then simply talk you into a very relaxed state. Your therapist will check that you are actually in trance and ensure that you are comfortable with the experience.

Hypnosis is a pleasant, day-dreamy state. It’s a little like the feeling you have when you are gazing at an open fire place or a beautiful waterfall. Your body will probably be very relaxed but you will be more focused and aware than you normally are.

You are always in control and you will normally remember what happens during the session although it may feel a little like a dream.

What benefits might I receive?

After a Hypnotherapy session many people report feeling much more at peace and thinking more clearly. Problems often seem to resolve themselves or unwanted behaviour changes automatically.

Repeated sessions are helpful as you become more and more familiar with the process you tend to go deeper into trance. Hypnotherapy helps you feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings and actions.

How many treatments will I need?

Most people benefit from somewhere between 3 and 8 sessions depending on the issues you are working on. Using a hypnosis CD regularly between appointments will often enhance your progress.

Hypnotherapy in comparison to other therapies:

The American Medical Association (AMA) has officially recognised hypnosis as a valuable and beneficial treatment as applied and used since 1958. In “psychotherapy’ magazine, various type of techniques were listed and profiled in a review of relevant literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD/ In the above quoted test, the techniques that proved to generate the greatest success in providing lasting change were the following:

Hypnosis – 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Behaviour Therapy – 72% after 22 sessions
Psychotherapy – 28% after 600 sessions

Psychotherapy Magazine Volume 7, Number 1. Alfred A. Barrios PhD

How much does it cost?

$180/60 Minutes
$695/60 Minutes x 4 (package price)

*Please note sessions with Alison Burton are $200/60mins

What people are saying

Hi Alison,
I just wanted to thank you very much for your help with my Fibromyalgia pain.
After our first appointment using Hypnosis the pain, particularly in my legs has greatly reduced.
I am also sleeping much better with the help of your CD. Considering Fibromyalgia is meant to be incurable you have done wonders.
Thank you so much.
Yours sincerely,

Chris Irvine
Park Orchards Vic

Dear Manuela,
I know that this email is a long coming – however better late than never?!
You provided a few hypnotherapy sessions during last year before I flew over to America for a big holiday with my family. I just wanted to firstly let you know how successful the sessions were and to also thank you with all my heart for your help. Flying over was so much easier than I thought! I used some EFT prior to my flight, however I didn’t ever feel the need to use it again! Our flight from New York to LAX was on a smaller plane and although it was cramped and tiring, I was still quite calm! The trip from LAX back to Melbourne was probably more stressful (not too bad though) and I only panicked a few times. I believe this was more to do with my being tired and eager to get back home. Overall though, I’d say the trip was terrific – I was more concerned about my destination not the journey!!!! (I know it’s usually the other way around!) I think I’ll always have to have a few sessions prior to any further long haul flights – but that may just be my security blanket. I’m ok with that.  I feel like I have regained some of my freedom back – I don’t feel held back anymore. I know that I can plan overseas trips and the thought of flying doesn’t stir any negative emotions in me. So please accept my sincere gratitude for your help – the hypnosis was only part of the reason for my success. Your kindness, compassion and understanding during our sessions really helped me through. I hope that you are well and that 2013 blesses you with good friends, good health and lots of laughter.


Thanks so much Alison for reclaiming my life. I walked in the first session, shoulders slumped, head down with no direction in life and walked out of last session with head held high, with dreams and goals and with real purpose. Thank you so much again for giving me the guidance to let me just be me!


I was a little bit sceptical before going in for hypnosis, but I was at a stage where I needed to do something to help lift the depression that was overwhelming me. From my very first session with Manuela, I felt a huge shift. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it for myself. It only took another two sessions to get me right back on track – back to feeling like myself again. Manuela was so kind and understanding, and I truly believe that she is something like a miracle worker!! From being a bit sceptical and tense before having a hypnosis session with her, I went to really looking forward to the session as well as seeing what results would come afterwards. I feel that she really raised my vibration level, and also feel really positive and reassured that, should I run into trouble again, Manuela is there to help me through. Thank you!!

Who are our Hypnotherapists?

Alison Burton
Manuela Picinich