Hypnotherapy

Did you know Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective if you struggle with: 

·       Low self-esteem
·       Anxiety
·       Depression
·       Phobias
·       Insomnia
·       Unwanted habits
·       Addictions
·       Smoking
·       Weight
·       Chronic pain

Or perhaps you would like to enhance your intuition, memory and study skills

And did you know that Hypnotherapy can be surprisingly effective for managing our eliminating pain?  The mind has a profound effect on the body. Hypnosis is one of the best ways to create MINDBODY healing and can help a variety of chronic health conditions.

Our Clinic in fact specialises in  treating clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can change how you think and feel at a subconscious level.  The subconscious is the part of the mind that’s in control of your automatic actions and reactions to things.

Hypnotherapy is 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 symptoms.

Hypnotherapy is a process where the Therapist guides you and helps you work with your own inner ability to resolve issues and develop your full potential.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is very different from the ‘Stage Hypnosis’ you may have seen, where the subject seems under complete control of the Hypnotist.  In Clinical Hypnosis we help you gain control of your own subconscious mind and work with you to create the changes you want.

What can it help with?

Hypnotherapy has been used successfully with a wide range of problems including:

  • Anxiety, Stress and Depression    (Take our DASS Assessment HERE
  • Phobias
  • Self Esteem
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia 
  • Recovery from an illness and surgery
  • Childbirth –  If you’re having a baby then our amazing HypnoBirthing program might be for you – We teach mums how to use Hypnosis for a safe, comfortable and positive birth experience.

We offer our Hypnotherapy services from our Melbourne based clinic in Doncaster East but also have  range of Online Hypnosis Audios and Programs available to everyone.  

What happens in a Hypnotherapy session?

Your Therapist will ask you to sit comfortably in a chair and close your eyes. They will then skillfully talk you into a very relaxed, altered state.  Your therapist will continually 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 problem you’re working on. Using a hypnosis audio 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

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

How much does it cost?

$200/60 Minutes  or $695 for 4 x 60 Minute sessions

Private Health Rebates may apply and our Therapist can work under the Medicare Mental Health Plan as an Occupational Therapist specialising in Mental Health and Focussed Psychological Strategies.  

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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

“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!” Treesje

“WOW week one gone and 3kg exactly lost. Thank you very much also. I am sure you have heard it before but it is a very strange feeling to notice such massive changes in yourself without really giving any of it a thought. The first night after the seminar we had to take our dog to the vet at 6pm, normally I would have said we will just get KFC or something on the way home after the vets however instead I made my husband take me to the supermarket so I could buy what I needed to make a stir-fry. I find myself craving stir-fry’s and things like cru skits with cream cheese and salmon. I have also not felt like I have deprived myself at all, last night having a chocolate bar and a small drink of coke. I really can’t thank you enough Alison, it feels like I might just have made my way off that merry go round!!
THANK YOU”
Sam

“I would highly recommend these sessions. I have found the techniques easy, workable to fit into your day. The variety of techniques was diverse. Also I have learnt and have a better knowledge of the triggers of stress and the physioloy of stress. The sessions have opened and directed me to explore other avenues to assist my journey to a more peaceful and happier life.” Kathy

“In one word – fantastic! Loved learning different and practitical tools i can use everyday. Alison’s wise and calm nature is incredible and I highly recommend this for everyone.” Nicole

“General Practitioners, Specialists, tests, medication, diet & natural remedies only provided temporary relief to my ongoing IBS symptoms. I turned to Hypnotherapy as a last resort and after my first treatment experienced dramatic improvements in my daily symptoms.
Alison has enabled me to identify key incidents in my life which where triggering my IBS symptoms. I would highly recommend Hypnotherapy as a fantastic tool for anyone suffering with IBS or any other issue that may be impinging on their daily life.
I now feel as though I have regained control of my mind and body and cannot thank Alison enough for helping me achieve this.
Thanks again,”
Emilie Stabb

 

Who is our  Hypnotherapist?

Alison Burton

We service the wider East Melbourne community: Doncaster, Ringwood, Box Hill, Templestowe,  Nunawading, Blackburn but also have Hypnotherapy Programs  available online if you would prefer.