Hypnotherapy for emotional health
Sometimes, you can be your own worst enemy when you criticise yourself, call yourself names or put yourself down.
Mental and emotional health is vital for your wellbeing.
Negative beliefs, stress and worry become a habit, if you dwell on them long enough, you will develop a set of habits or beliefs that will get you results you “don’t want”.
But, it’s also good to know that habits are changeable.
With hypnosis therapy you can tap into the immense intelligence of your subconscious mind to make lasting changes to those bad habits or limiting beliefs. There is more to you than you’ve ever realised consciously.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle
Clients seeking hypnotherapy treatment are like you and me, people who function well in most areas of our lives and who are often very successful people.
Some people need help with relationships, others are depressed, anxious or stressed, have addictions or drinking problems that have continued to bother them throughout their lives.
This is where hypnotherapy can help busy people like you, reach your goals and maximise your potential.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ~ Buddha
Can hypnotherapy eliminate bad habits?
Clinical hypnotherapy can help you overcome bad habits. Did you know, all habits ‘good or bad’ are created in exactly the same way – through repetition? Common examples of bad habits are smoking or gambling.
Quit Smoking sessions in the Sydney CBD and Annandale Clinic are specifically designed to offer you a quick and effective method to quit smoking permanently.
In the same way Stop Gambling hypnosis treatment can help you stop betting and losing money on gambling.
Hypnosis sessions are also designed to offer you an effective solution with gut directed hypnotherapy to treat IBS symptoms or for Weight Loss issues to stop comfort eating, to stop chocolate cravings and sugar addiction, as well as to effectively treat insomnia.
Hypnotism is indicated to be of help with making positive changes to many areas of your life, including increased confidence in public speaking, overcoming panic attacks, anxiety, jealousy, depression, driving phobias and fears.
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them”. ~ Denis Waitley
Definition of Hypnotherapy?
- Hypnotherapy is defined as a form of psychotherapy, used to create new responses, attitudes or behaviours.
- The state of hypnosis is frequently called a trance.
- The experience of a hypnotic trance is a normal state of mind, one that you naturally go in and out of every day.
- During hypnosis therapy the mind is open to visualising and creating a rich sensory experience. The more real this experience becomes, the more effect it has on your waking behaviour.
- Hypnosis is also defined as a relaxed state of mind with a deeper kind of inner absorption, mindfulness and concentration.
This is the reason that Hypnosis CDs are also highly recommended, because they are therapeutic and particularly effective in eliminating symptoms of emotional stress and anxiety. Learn more about Hypnosis CDs benefits.
How does Hypnosis really work?
Essentially, what happens while you are in hypnosis is a mental shift in awareness, it is not a state of sleep.
In hypnosis you are guided to experience a deeper kind of internal focus and concentration. You are aware of everything that is being said and are responsive to positive suggestions being made during a session.
You will actually find hypnosis to be a familiar experience, like when you drift off into a daydream or sink into a deep meditation.
A good Hypnotherapist knows how to guide you into hypnosis to help you gently release blocks and fears and to create inner beliefs that will set the wheels in motion to make positive changes in the way you think, feel and behave.
During your session you sit in a comfortable chair listening to my voice guiding you. Your body steadily relaxes and your mind drifts off as you lose track of time. Words and sounds gradually become more distant… but the positive suggestions continue to affect you, quietly and almost automatically.
Is self-hypnosis easy to learn?
It is easy to learn self-hypnosis under the guidance of a skilled hypnotherapist. Once you have mastered it you can achieve it on your own, anytime.
You can watch the below self-hypnosis video to learn how to do it.
In fact, self-hypnosis is the goal in many therapeutic applications of clinical hypnotherapy, such as pain management, stress management and natural childbirth.
A trained clinical hypnotherapist can help you learn effective methods of visualisation and imagery, to help you feel calmer and in control in any situation.
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer”. ~ William S Burroughs
Hypnotherapy for childbirth
Hypnobirthing techniques are the ideal choice for women hoping to have a drug-free, comfortable childbirth. Attending Hypnobirthing Classes, a method of childbirth education and self-hypnosis, is ideal for pregnant women who are fearful of giving birth.
- Hypnotherapy can easily help a pregnant woman stop smoking during pregnancy without any adverse side effects.
- Morning sickness and anxiety can be more easily managed with hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy for IVF and infertility
Hypnosis for infertility sessions can produce positive outcome for couples suffering with unexplained infertility and be of help to women undergoing IVF.
There is a wealth of data indicating that your mind and body are involved in constant two-way communication. Blocked emotions or unexpressed feelings can create emotional turmoil that can have a negative impact on your fertility.
As a qualified Hypnofertility therapist my focus is on helping you to resolve turmoil and to release outdated emotions interfering with fertility and conception.
- Daily, I am aware of incredible changes in my life: emotional, financial, and social! I understood that there could be a cumulative effect, with your hypnosis Self Confidence CD I am still amazed at the way my personal growth is accelerating. It all stared when I had the original Hypnotherapy sessions with you. So, thank you again for all your wonderful help during this period of my life. ~ Andre – Sydney
- I had some hypnotherapy sessions with you last year to release anger towards my husband, as well as grief following the death of my parents. I’m happy to report that the hypnosis sessions have helped me immensely, especially the visualisations. ~ B.V Sydney
- I have remained smoke-free since our stop smoking hypnotherapy sessions last November. Had a couple of hiccups over Christmas, but they were short lived. I am very pleased and enormously relieved to finally be free of it. I am grateful every single day. ~ A.J Sydney NSW – Happy Non-smoker
- Hypnotherapy sessions helped me overcome my fear of driving. Yesterday I had a great driving lesson! I’m looking forward to the next one! ~ B.V InnerWest Sydney
- The hypnosis skills worked; not only for birthing but they also helped me to go from terrified of birth to feeling calm and happy in the lead up to meeting my baby. ~ Nina
Hypnotism is indicated to be of help with making positive changes to many areas of your life, including increased confidence in public speaking, panic attacks, negativity, depression, driving phobias and fears.
Research study for treatment of anxiety
Hypnotherapy is used effectively to reduce stress and anxiety, but is there sufficient research and evidence to back that up?
According to a Senior Lecturer at the School of Counselling, there are quite a number of research studies in existence. She reviewed ten of them for two most common conditions: chronic pain and anxiety.
- The review concluded that research showed strong evidence of effectiveness of hypnotherapy as treatment to assist in the reduction of pain and anxiety.(Davis, E., (2015), Literature review of the evidence-base for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Melbourne: PACFA)
Neuroscience and Hypnotherapy research
International Society of Hypnosis held a meeting in August of 2015. One of the goals was to discuss the state-of-the-art and science of hypnosis research. Using the latest neuro-imaging helped validate the effectiveness of hypnosis. Study participants showed many positive responses to hypnosis treatments (Oakley and Halligan 2013).
In summary, your mind and body are interconnected and play a vital role in your overall emotional wellbeing.
The reality about visiting a hypnotherapist is this; in hypnosis you tap into the immense intelligence within your subconscious mind – to make changes quickly and easily. There is so much more to you than you realise consciously. ~ Katherine Ferris
The old view that you are a victim of bad habits or emotions such as; depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks or trauma is being replaced by a new awareness; that the communication between your mind and body can be changed, and that you can take an active role in your healing process.
Accumulated or unexpressed emotions can now be dealt with in hypnosis and entirely within the subconscious mind, without the need to consciously recall or analyse past traumatic memories.
All of us as children had limited reasoning abilities and, fearing shadows to be an imaginary monster was an anxiety producing emotion at the age of four.
But, we know that those fearful emotions rattling around in our mind and being carried forward into adulthood are illogical.
Given the opportunity to use hypnosis to review old insecurities, fears or traumas in a more mature way, we would gladly let go of a lot of emotions, which are outdated or inappropriate.
How many sessions of hypnotherapy will you need?
Hypnotherapy is a brief form of therapy that usually only requires two or three sessions. Although, some traumatic emotional issues will need a more concentrated effort of three to five sessions, depending on the issues you need to resolve.
It is important to emphasise, that hypnotherapy is the start and not the finish of an inner process. Positive inner changes and mental health improvements can continue for quite some time thereafter.
As an experienced and registered hypnotherapist, I look forward to guiding you through the process of hypnosis to initiate your desired changes and bring about positive results.
Appointments can be booked directly online.
How much does a hypnotherapy treatment cost?
The cost of a hypnotherapy session is $210.00 and a typical session lasts about an hour.
Is hypnotherapy covered by Private Health Funds?
Yes, hypnotherapy is covered by some Private Health Funds.
I have been issued with a Provider Number by Private Health Funds that offer a rebate for hypnotherapy services by a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist.
You will need to check with your own Health Fund to find out your level of cover and type of cover provided.
Is Hypnotherapy covered by Medicare?
No, hypnotherapy is not covered by Medicare.
Confidentiality of personal information
Information you provide during your session is kept strictly private and confidential.
Do you need a referral
You don’t need to bring a referral from your doctor.
Although, depending on what your issues are, it is advisable in some instances to see your doctor first, to rule out any underlying cause of your physical or emotional health issues.
In conclusion, people struggle with a variety of personal issues, as a result each person will experience a different outcome.
Understandably, hypnotherapy treatment results will be different from one person to the next.
Some people will experience improvements quite quickly, while others more slowly. Occasionally follow up sessions may be required.
For more information call today, my name is Katherine Ferris, your local registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in Sydney CBD and Annandale since 1998.