Phobias and Hypnosis

fear of flying/flying phobia

Are you the kind of person who stresses for weeks before you need to get on a plane, your ears ringing every time you hear someone say Qantas or Jet Star? Do you go into a panic when you walk past the TV and see a story about a plane crash? Are you sick of taking tranquilizers in order to get on a plane? Fear of flying can really take a toll on your nerves and well-being and it can prevent you from enjoying holidays and travelling for work.

You’ve probably been told a hundred times that “flying is the safest form of transport” or that “you’re more likely to die in a car crash than a plane crash”. But it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been told this, your fear is embedded in the non-rational part of the brain – the subconscious – which is why hearing rational explanations changes nothing. Hypnotherapy can put your fear in perspective and change your subconscious associations. What if you could look at flying as a totally normal and acceptable part of life? What if you could prepare for your trip, look forward to your trip, get on board, get to your destination and get back home again, all with minimal fuss and minimal stress? Sound like a fantasy? Give hypnotherapy a try and you will see that this fantasy can become your reality.

fear of spiders, snakes, dogs or other animals or insects

Do you go into a panic at the thought of encountering a dog on the loose in your street or at the park? Do you have irrational thoughts about finding snakes in your home or garden? Does the thought of finding a spider in your home or car send you into a panic? Do you wish you could just walk on by like a “normal” person? Let hypnotherapy unravel the unhelpful subconscious associations that have formed in your mind. Put things in perspective and put helplessness and lack of control in your past.

Other phobias can be dealt with in hypnotherapy, including fear of heights, fear of needles, fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia) and fear of leaving the house (agoraphobia). Don’t let a phobia or a fear take over your life and determine what you can and can’t do.

social anxiety and hypnosis

Have you ever turned up to a party and just before you knock on the door, your heart is pounding so hard and your hands are so sweaty that you feel like this is your last chance to turn around and go home? Do you have intrusive and unhelpful thoughts like “they won’t like me”, “I’ll look stupid”, “they’re bored with what I’m saying”, “nobody here likes me”? Hypnotherapy can teach you how to tune in to helpful self-talk in social situations, and turn the torture of awkward interactions into benign x even pleasant interactions and opportunities to connect with people. Because we all want to connect in our own way and sometimes we are missing the tools and strategies we need. Hypnotherapy will make you relaxed and receptive enough to internalise and integrate new ways of interacting which make life less stressful and more enjoyable.

nail-biting and hypnosis

Are you embarrassed by the look of your nails? Are they eaten down, revealing stubby fingertips? Do you make a commitment to stop and the next thing you know your fingertips are back in your mouth, as if they had floated there by themselves. Hypnosis can break this habit fast.

addictions and hypnosis

The causes of addiction can be complex and painful. Some people will remain addicts for life. If you don’t want this to be you and if you can start to imagine what your life would be like without the addiction, then hypnosis can help. It is possible to break the vicious cycle and reprogram how you do things.

compulsions and hypnosis

Are you at the mercy of your compulsions? Do they keep you frustrated, trapped and suffering needlessly? Are tasks like shopping, cleaning or even just leaving the house time-consuming, exhausting and keeping you away from the things you would like to be doing instead? Hypnosis can address the subconscious mechanisms driving you to this behaviour.

 anxiety and hypnosis

Do you ruminate about the day’s events, going over and over and over them in your head, preventing you from switching off, relaxing or even going to sleep? Do work tasks or meetings make you so nervous or anxious at times that all you want to do is run away? Whatever the context of your anxiety, hypnotherapy can help you tone it down or eliminate it entirely. It can teach you skills to see the perceived threat which is triggering your fight or flight response in perspective and give you relief from the physical symptoms of anxiety such as shallow breathing, heart palpitations and sweaty palms. Get these under control so you can get on with things without the unnecessary drama.

 female sexual problems and hypnosis

Do sexual problems like low sex drive, inability or difficulty getting turned on or inability to reach orgasm interfere with your sex life? Are you tired of feeling inadequate? Do you wish this problem was sorted so you could improve your relationship with your partner? Are you tired of the arguments and bad moods that take place around the problem? Hypnotherapy for sexual problems will help you tune into what it feels like to be attractive, sensual and sexual so you can enjoy sexual interaction.

Please note: where an underlying medical condition is apparent, treatment by your doctor in parallel is strongly recommended.

procrastination and hypnosis

Do you get up in the morning with grand plans about all the things you’re going to get done and they seem to just fall by the wayside, next thing you know the day is gone and not one of them has been ticked off the list? Instead you’ve spent the day on the computer or in front of the TV with nothing to show for it. Do you have half-finished projects lying around or not even started? Are there courses you’ve wanted to take and even enrolled in, but never attended? Do your partner, friends or work colleagues complain about your procrastination or always having to wait for you? Hypnotherapy for procrastination will help you to become more timely, be clearer about what you want to achieve and make you the master of the clock rather than its slave.

self-defeating behaviours

 Do you feel like something inside you prevents you from fulfilling your goals and desires? It somehow ends up feeling like you are not entitled to be happy or fulfilled. Hypnosis can work to dissolve the subconscious barriers which are preventing you from living your life the way you want to.

weight loss and hypnosis

 There is an endless amount of information out there about weight loss and weight management. Our culture is saturated with it. But the bottom line is that healthy, balanced eating and enough physical exercise are essential parts of weight loss. Adding hypnotherapy to your weight loss routine can only help you on your way to reaching your weight loss goal. It can also permanently change the way you perceive and feel around food and looking after your body. If you need that extra boost and that extra dose of motivation, hypnotherapy can provide it.

smoking and hypnosis

Did you know that within 3 days of your last cigarette, most of the nicotine and its by-products are out of your body? This highlights just how much of the battle is mental and how much is physical.  Many people think of hypnosis as the miracle cure to quitting smoking. Well it can be. When you decide it’s time to quit, hypnotherapy can be there to get you through the hardest first few weeks. Hypnotherapy will reinforce all the reasons why you are quitting and keep them at the forefront of your mind so that you can fight the unhelpful thoughts and feelings until it is no longer an issue for you.

drinking and hypnosis

Do you start out at a barbeque or pub promising yourself you’ll only have one or two drinks, next thing you know you’ve overdone it again and now you’ll have to deal with the consequences? Do you wish you had an off switch which could easily and automatically go into gear when you know you’ve had enough? We live in a country with a very strong drinking culture which can make it even harder for many people who don’t want to drink so much, or so often to stick to their intentions to reduce or stop drinking. Hypnosis can put you in control again.

insomnia/sleep problems and hypnosis

Are you tired and grumpy, sick of not having a good night’s sleep? Are you stuck in the vicious circle of not sleeping well, being exhausted and then lying in bed unable to sleep again? There are many factors that lead to insomnia and other sleep problems, whether they are stress, illness, excessive or repetitive thinking (rumination) or anxiety. Hypnosis can help you snap out of this damaging habit you have formed.

self-esteem and hypnosis

Do you feel inadequate or have a lot of self-doubts? Do you question your abilities or talents and even feel like a fraud sometimes? Do you wish you could approach people and situations without self-doubts and unhelpful self-talk? Do you wish you could feel more grounded, centred and confident? Through hypnotherapy, you can get in touch with the aspects of yourself that you are proud of and that truly represent who you are. Through this process a new sense of freedom and comfort will emerge and you can then enjoy your relationships more and feel happier in your own skin. Self-esteem is not about feeling superior to anyone else, it’s about dropping the comparisons.

self-acceptance and hypnosis

Self-esteem and self-acceptance are closely linked. Through self-acceptance and acknowledgment of your strengths and accomplishments, comes self-esteem. The process of self-acceptance can take a lifetime, but if you have already realised this is an issue for you then you are on your way to overcoming it. With hypnotherapy, the unconscious patterns and thoughts that keep you trapped in negative and circular thinking about yourself can be interrupted. Then, based on a more realistic view of who you are, we can build and reinforce healthy and balanced self-acceptance.

relationship issues and hypnosis

When our relationships aren't going well our lives can feel like a rollercoaster. Sometimes unhelpful patterns have formed in relationships with parents, children, partners or friends. It can get so bad that we feel there is no way out or that the relationship is doomed to be that way forever. It doesn't have to be that way. Hypnotherapy can help by simply changing one little thing and like a cog in a wheel, a shift occurs. Relationships are such an important part of our lives. Hypnotherapy can help you learn new skills and ways of being with ease, that will improve your relationships and you might be surprised to notice that the first relationship that changes is your relationship to you.

 finding love and hypnosis

 Are all your friends in relationships, leaving you feeling left out? Are you starting to wonder if there is something wrong with you? Have you ever looked around you and wondered how a particular person has managed to find a partner and you haven’t? Although being single is increasingly common, the stigma attached to being unattached remains strong. Hypnotherapy can target subconscious beliefs that may be holding you back and preventing you from meeting a life partner. The desire to share your life with someone is legitimate, so why not try hypnotherapy to clear any unhelpful attitudes that are stopping you from fulfilling your desires, so that you can enjoy what life has to offer.

health and hypnosis

Hypnosis has been found to be very effective for the reduction and management of chronic pain. If you are plagued by on-going pain which you can’t seem to escape, hypnosis can help you focus your attention elsewhere so you can get on with enjoying life and the activities you love.

changing careers and hypnosis

Are you in a rut? Are you miserable but see no way out?  Our careers and jobs make up such a large part of who we are and hating our job can feel like a prison sentence. Hypnosis can help you tap into your subconscious so you can see alternatives and pathways you did not previously see. Hypnotherapy can help put a plan in place so that you have hope for the future and feel motivated about your life again. I consider career change and creating direction and purpose to be my area of expertise. I will guide you through the steps you need to take to be on your way to living a fulfilling professional life, one which aligns with your values and your natural abilities.

Take it from me, life doesn’t have to be so difficult. I used to be a lawyer. I didn’t enjoy much about the job apart from the paycheque. I was anxious, stressed and worn out. I knew I didn’t want to be there, but I was stuck and I couldn’t see a way out. When I took that first step towards something new it set in motion the intention, motivation and change that have led me to where I am today: doing something I find fulfilling and interesting. If you want the same for yourself, I can guide you.

There is very little that hypnosis cannot tackle.