Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective if you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, phobias, or unwanted habits like smoking or over-eating.  Hypnotherapy can also be used to treat symptoms of pain if you suffer from symptoms of IBS. It’s also very helpful if you would like to enhance your intuition, memory and study skills.

Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective in changing how you think and feel at a subconscious level.  Recent research into Hypnosis indicates that it can also increase your ESP abilities by 70%.

What is Hypnotherapy?

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 presenting 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 ‘Stage Hypnosis’ you may have seen,where the subject seems under complete control of the Hypnotist.

What can it treat?

The mind also has a profound effect on the body. Hypnosis can treat a variety of conditions.

  • Anxiety, Stress and Depression
  • Phobias
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Loss – Gastric Band Hypnosis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia or Sleep Apnea
  • Recovery from an illness and surgery
  • Birth –  If you are having a baby then our amazing HypnoBirthing program might be for you – We teach mums how to use Hypnosis for a safe, comfortable and drug free birth.

We offer our Hypnotherapy services from our Melbourne based clinic in Doncaster East but also have  range of online courses available to everyone.

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 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 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

Reference: 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

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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

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!


Who are our  Hypnotherapists?

Alison Burton
Manuela Picinich

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