PTSD, Trauma and Complex Trauma

Posted by in Brainspotting, Complex Trauma, EMDR, Havening Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Trauma

There are many definitions of trauma, the dictionary, DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders – version 5), ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – 10th revision) and none of them really make a difference, because at the end of the day you are left with the memory of a deeply distressing and disturbing experience that is affecting your ability to get on with life. Complex trauma is also called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The nature of the trauma can vary significantly – from witnessing…read more

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Qualifications

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Qualifications

Overview Andrew graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1995, studying under Anthony Wood and Zoltan Keleman. He has extended his knowledge with post diploma studies in advanced hypnotherapy techniques, rapid inductions, inner child work. In 2009 Andrew completed a Diploma in Ego State Therapy and a Diploma of Professional Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and then in 2015 graduated with a Masters Degree in Counselling from Monash University Clayton Campus, formalizing knowledge acquired over the last 25 years. Academic Qualifications Masters Degree in Counselling –…read more

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Fears and Phobias

Posted by in Counselling, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Phobias, Psychotherapy

There are thousands of fears and phobias, the majority of phobias have a great deal in common and hence they can be treated in a similar manner. What is a ‘fear’? Fear is felt when we are in the presence of a real danger, in this way it is the feeling associated with our body preparing itself to either fight the source of the danger, or escape from it. What is a phobia? A phobia is a similar, often extremely intense feeling of fear, which is caused this time, by…read more

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Depression

Posted by in Counselling, Depression, EMDR, Hypnotherapy

Nearly all people have probably suffered with some form of depression in their lives: perhaps at times, when our plans didn’t work out, a significant relationship failed, the sudden and unexpected loss of a enjoyable career, marriage breakdown, death of a loved one, financial concerns, all of these events can lead to a depressed state. We don’t always recognize the symptoms of depression until it has really altered our outlook on life. The symptoms may begin with a loss of interest and enjoyment, or a loss of activity, reduced energy….read more

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Grief, Loss and Sadness

Posted by in Counselling, Grief, Hypnotherapy, Loss, Psychotherapy, Sadness

Nearly all people have probably suffered with some form of depression in their lives: perhaps at times, when our plans didn’t work out, a significant relationship failed, the sudden and unexpected loss of a enjoyable career, marriage breakdown, death of a loved one, financial concerns, all of these events can lead to a depressed state. We don’t always recognize the symptoms of depression until it has really altered our outlook on life. The symptoms may begin with a loss of interest and enjoyment, or a loss of activity, reduced energy….read more

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Unwelcome Habits

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy

There are so many habits that people unconsciously engage in acting out. Nail biting, skin picking, nose picking, sniffing, and the list goes on and on and on. One habit observed amongst children is that of hair pulling or trichotillomania. Here is a case study on hypnosis and hair pulling. This case study describes a non-pharmacological treatment modality for children with trichotillomania. Three children with trichotillomania were treated using a hypnotherapy technique. All patients were observed in the outpatient clinic for 8 consecutive weeks and subsequently followed for 12-18 months. All…read more

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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

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Posted by in Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy can be utilized to help create change: Reduced anxiety and panic attacks; Quit smoking as quickly as the 1st session; Weight management control within a few weeks; Guys! – improve sexual dysfunction within a few sessions Hypnotherapy Can Create Long Term Change Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective, powerful and gentle way to create long term positive changes in your day to day life. Hypnotherapy can eliminate outdated and unwanted habits, resolve unfinished emotional issues and overcome self limiting beliefs, fears and negativity. All Hypnosis Is Self Hypnosis Hypnosis is best described as a state of…read more

Men’s Sexual Issues

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mens Sexual Performance, Psychotherapy

“When my wife of 18 years told me that I have to get help because she had to go to another man to have her sexual desire quenched and satisfied, I felt devastated, embarrassed, a beaten man, and I decided to confront a lifetime of sexual difficulties … After 6 sessions of hypnotherapy … all those problems were transformed … they are in the past and my wife and I enjoy satisfying sexual encounters full of excitement and pleasure in a loving relationship. I should have acted sooner, rather than suffering…read more

Quit Smoking

Posted by in Addictions, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Smoking

Cigarette smoking is a highly addictive habit that has significantly fallen out of social favour during the past ten years; likewise the quit smoking trend has soared higher and higher and the acceptance of hypnosis to quit has equally sky-rocketed. Everybody in the world now knows of the dangers of smoking. It is common knowledge that smoking is the single worst thing you can do for your health. We now know that smoking delivers 2,000 artificial chemicals into the body; around thirty of those chemicals are known carcinogens and many…read more