Brainspotting versus Hypnosis

Posted by in Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy

Many of Thinkshift’s clients come to us for therapy delivered via Hypnosis. This is because Hypnosis has been demonstrated to assist a diverse range of day to day issues. From addictions to unwanted habits and from anxiety to coping with transitional life stages and moments, hypnosis has been a therapeutic mainstay. Personally I love hypnosis. As it was my second skillset it will always have fond memories for me. And I’ve conducted thousands of client hypnosis sessions. Times Have Changed Thirty years on, there are a number of new effective…read more

Side effect of social media: the fear of missing out

Posted by in Uncategorized

It is without a doubt the biggest thing to happen in recent years, social media! Keeping up with what is happening in the lives of friends has never been more fun, easy and convenient. For many people, social media and being more closely engaged in the lives of others has never so pronounced … it is almost a daily ritual. Our capability to tap into other peoples lives and broadcast our own life, has brought about another occurrence, FoMO (fear of missing out). With social media keeping people in “the…read more

Social / Learning Issues ~ Adolescents / Children

Posted by in Adolescent, Brainspotting, Bullying, Childhood, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Learning Challenges, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Social Issues, Trauma

Adolescence is the most challenging of stage in our cycle of human development. Physically our bodies undergo massive changes, mentally we are evaluated and tested constantly, we find ourselves constantly challenged in the family unit, and finally we are subjected to the unpredictable influences of friendship groups and social situations. Memory enhancement, exam nerves, concentration, procrastination, focus, work ethic and dyslexia can be issues that are central to the challenges that adolescents face on a day by day basis at school, and then magnified at home as environmental circumstances contribute to an already…read more


Career Stress

Posted by in Career Stress, Counselling, Hypnotherapy

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden or short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress, often as a result of pressure in the workplace, can have real health consequences…read more


Posted by in Anxiety, Brainspotting, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Panic Attacks, Private Health Insurance Rebates, Psychotherapy

Anxiety is at the root of many mental health conditions, including panic attacks and phobias, and it is often directly correlated with other conditions, such as obsessions and compulsions, post-traumatic stress and depression. Anxiety symptoms include intrusive, obsessive, worried thoughts, confusion, difficulty concentrating, pacing or restlessness, irritability, frustration and despair. A person with anxiety may feel tense, with uncomfortable physical sensations such as trembling, sweating, a racing heartbeat, nausea, and difficulty breathing. The severe and sudden onset of such symptoms is often indicative of a panic attack. Anxiety can also lead…read more

Rid yourself of anxiety and panic attacks with hypnotherapy

Posted by in Uncategorized

If you are suffering from frequent anxiety and panic attacks and have been prescribed with psychotropic drugs by your primary health care provider or psychiatrist but you have seen no outcome, then you could try painless and the “no side-effects” treatment of hypnotherapy. Did you know that you can stop the panic attacks with hypnotherapy? This doesn’t refer to swinging a crystal ball in front of your eyes and repeating the same sentence that you are about to fall asleep. Hypnotherapy is usually an aid to psychotherapy as the hypnotic…read more