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Nothing to Fear, Your Life to Gain
How does this system work?
50% of why this system works so well is because of Advanced Hypnosis. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today the use of hypnosis is seen in medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, and education.
The other 50% of this system is working with your individual needs. It uses NLP, destroying myths, and getting rid of habits just to name a few.
How does hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the subconscious. We make decisions, think, and act with our conscious mind. The subconscious mind controls our habits. in the relaxed state known as hypnosis, we can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime with hypnosis.
Will this system work for me?
Everyone with an Average IQ or above can be successful in using this system. And since the session is custom tailored to your individual needs, it has worked for thousands of people since 2010.
How will I know if the system works?
Because you will have quit cigarettes and will feel great being a non-smoker. Many people never even experience withdrawal symptoms after the session. In fact some feel as if they have never smoked cigarettes.
Is this system safe?
This system is based mostly on advanced hypnosis and NLP. And both of these systems are completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis. You can’t be made to do something against your will Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.
How does this system help me to quit cigarettes?
Because your reasons for smoking cigarettes are different then other people’s reasons. The areas you need help in are different than your friends. And since we custom tailor the session to you and address your specific needs, you become a non-smoker with ease.
How long does it take?
Please allow 2 hours for your appointment. Yes it is quite a long appointment compared to some other practitioners as we like to deal with smoking on the day. So when you make the booking we set your quit date and work from there

Can I get a refund if I do not stop smoking?
As much as we are known for our results we can not offer any guarantee of the success of any session. However we do everything reasonably in our power to ensure each client’s success. We are committed to assisting people to become non smokers and offer a second session at no charge, if required (NB: Free session must be booked within 3 months of your first session)

More FAQ about Hypnosis

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. The US Federal definition describes hypnosis as “bypassing the critical factor of the mind and the establishment of acceptable selected thinking”. Another definition might be “an intentional shift in attention in which the mind is more receptive”. Our unconscious minds are much larger and more powerful than we sometimes realise.
However, the conscious mind (which is where we do our rational thinking) can obstruct access to the unconscious mind. The purpose of hypnosis is to persuade the conscious mind to step aside for a while and so allow access to the unconscious mind.
There are many similar states to hypnosis, usually known as hypnoidal states or everyday trances. For example, just before going to sleep and while in the process of waking up (when we can often recall dreams, which otherwise fade within a few minutes), when daydreaming, if entranced by a film or theatrical performance, or when driving, may all be occasions when consciousness is more narrowly focused.
CAN EVERYBODY BE HYPNOTISED?
It used to be thought that some people could not be hypnotised. We now know that anybody who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised. It is sometimes said that “all hypnosis is self-hypnosis”, in other words it is the client who decides whether or not they are prepared to be hypnotised. Some people may go into a hypnotic trance quicker, or more deeply, than others. It is usually found that the speed of going into a hypnotic trance increases with practice, as does the depth which can be achieved.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS ATTACHED TO BEING HYPNOTISED?
The only risk is that, for whatever reason, the therapeutic goal may not be achieved. Clients usually find that a hypnotic trance is very relaxing, even euphoric, and they feel very good afterwards. A hypnotherapist is guided by ethical considerations, putting his client’s interests first.
DOES A HYPNOTIST CONTROL YOUR MIND?
You cannot be made to do anything which you consider to be legally or morally wrong as your mind would reject any such suggestion. The hypnotherapist and the client are working in cooperation to achieve a goal which has been agreed with the client. It is therefore a matter not of “control” but of help or guidance towards an agreed destination.
WHAT IF A HYPNOTHERAPIST WAS TO DIE OR BE TAKEN ILL WHILE HIS CLIENT WAS IN TRANCE?
A hypnotic trance is a very natural (and comfortable) state. If the hypnotherapist was to die (or, to choose a more cheerful example, fall asleep) the client would either, after a while, emerge spontaneously from the trance or possibly fall asleep.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU ARE IN A HYPNOTIC TRANCE?
The hypnotherapist will ensure that you are sitting or lying down in a comfortable position before inducing a trance. After you have been in trance for a little while you will probably feel a heaviness in your arms and legs, as though you do not wish to move them (although you know that you could move them if you needed to do so). You may also have a similar feeling in your eyelids.
Each person is different, and some may feel a sensation of floating. Your mind will become quite focused on what the hypnotherapist is saying, although you may find that your attention drifts and you cannot recall everything that has been said to you. Do not be concerned by this because it is your unconscious mind which needs to receive the message. Sometimes you may feel slightly irritated when you are emerged from the trance, because it was such a relaxing state to be in that you wanted to remain there.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPNOTHERAPY AND STAGE HYPNOSIS?
The most obvious difference is the purpose of the event. A hypnotherapy session is intended to be therapeutic and beneficial for the client. Stage hypnosis is intended to be entertainment for the benefit of the audience. The people who go up on stage are willing accessories to the performance, and they know that their behaviour will cause laughter and entertainment for others. They are usually selected as being particularly compliant and good subjects for hypnosis.
CAN CHILDREN BE HYPNOTISED?
Yes, children are usually very good subjects for hypnosis. Because they have active imaginations they respond well to imaginary games and stories which will help them with behavioural change.
WHAT IS SELF-HYPNOSIS?
Hypnotherapists often teach their clients how to do self-hypnosis. This is a simple process which allows a person to go into a light hypnotic trance on their own. This is extremely useful for repeating suggestions which the client has been given in therapy in order to reinforce their effect, and also for motivating a person to achieve their goals. The individual can emerge from the trance instantly should there be a need to do so.
WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL PROFESSION THINK OF HYPNOSIS?
There are a number of doctors, dentists and psychiatrists who use hypnosis in their practice. This is perhaps more the case in Australia. The most famous hypnotherapist of the 20th century, Milton Erickson, was a doctor and psychiatrist practising in the United States. The British Medical Association (incorporating Australia) confirmed 50 years ago that hypnosis was not only valid but the treatment of choice for certain conditions.
Unfortunately, most doctors have received little training in the use of hypnosis. Also, GPs would find it difficult to employ hypnosis due to the short time which they are able to allocate to each patient. However, there appears to be growing acceptance of complementary medicine and some GPs will suggest that a patient should see a hypnotherapist if they feel that is the most helpful treatment. My treatments are not covered under Medicare
I HAVE HEARD OF THE TERM “TRANCE PHENOMENA”. WHAT ARE THEY?
a) Analgesia and anaesthesia can be caused by appropriate suggestions in trance. The therapist can enable the client to have analgesia (a reduction or elimination of pain, but without loss of other sensation) or anaesthesia (a complete loss of feeling) in either a part of, or the whole, body. This was used by Dr James Esdaile in India in the 19th century to carry out surgical operations. Some form of hypnotic trance is probably used by fire walkers or religious devotees with nails or iron spikes through their body, in order to eliminate the pain.
b) Amnesia can occur naturally in a trance, and is a test used for the somnambulist level of trance. The suggestion of amnesia can be used to protect posthypnotic suggestions from interference by the conscious mind. In the case of trauma revealed in the unconscious mind (possibly through age regression) it may be helpful to use amnesia suggestions to prevent an unwanted abreaction.
c) Catalepsy occurs when the eyes and the limbs develop a feeling of heaviness due to automatic muscle contraction. The client does not wish to move his limbs or open his eyes, although he may know that he could do so if he really needed to.
d) Automatic writing and drawing are ideomotor responses where the hand holding the pencil is under the direction of the unconscious mind. The writing is likely to be slow and jerky at first. This is not much used in practice due to the need for client training.
e) Dissociation occurs when part of the mind or body is out of conscious awareness, for example when the conscious and unconscious minds appear to be functioning independently of each other. This is a useful technique for pain management.
f) Hallucinations may be positive or negative. A positive hallucination is perceiving (with any of the senses) something which does not exist. Negative hallucination is denying the existence of something which does exist. An example of the former is an anorexic who imagines that they have rolls of fat on their body.
g) Hypermnesia is an increased memory ability, when something (perhaps previously forgotten) can be remembered vividly.
h) Ideomotor response is when an idea takes possession of a motor response in the body, causing movement without any conscious intent. Examples include Chevreul’s Pendulum, a ouija board, and finger signaling to give yes or no answers to questions when in trance.
i) Post-hypnotic suggestions are used in virtually every hypnotherapy session. These are suggestions given in trance with the intention of being acted on after the client emerges from the trance. Because the conscious mind has been stilled or diverted there is no critical factor preventing the unconscious mind from accepting the suggestion.
j) Pseudo-orientation in time is age progression, or projecting a person into the future, so that they can experience future realities in the present. This enables the client to express his reasonable and achievable fantasies while also seeing how he could overcome anything seen as a present problem or obstacle to the desired future.
k) Age regression is taking an individual back in time, using their own memory, in order to recall events at a particular date or age. This might be helpful with a phobia, since phobias are nearly always acquired, often when young. If the client appears to act as they would have done at that age it is known as revivification. With either procedure it is important to beware of false memory syndrome.
l) Time distortion may occur naturally to an individual in trance, with the trance appearing much shorter than it was in reality. Time distortion may also be used as a post-hypnotic suggestion, for example in pain control when it is used to compress the time of a period of pain and expand the time of a period of relief. In an obesity case time distortion might be used to expand the apparent elapsed time for a meal, so that the client feels as though they have been eating forever and so feel satisfied with what they have eaten.
ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYPNOTHERAPY PERMANENT?
Neither the therapist nor the client can know what events or influences there will be in the client’s future life. However, the intention is certainly that any desired change should be permanent. For example, smokers who wish to stop smoking will want to do so permanently. Because the hypnotherapist wants to help the client to achieve a permanent change for the better some work will often be done on ego strengthening, goal setting and motivation in order that the client can reinforce the change themselves after the treatment has finished. The hypnotherapist wants the client to have a happy, independent life and not remain dependent on further sessions.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
**WITH SMOKING ONE SESSION IS USUALLY ALL THAT IS REQUIRED**
For other things, until the problem has been defined and the goals of therapy set it is impossible to say how many sessions will be needed. It is sometimes the case that a client comes to talk about one issue and other problems emerge which are related and which require separate treatment. For example, a client might come to talk about overeating but discussion may reveal that the overeating is related to excessive stress at work, or to emotional issues, which need to be addressed before the task of changing eating habits can be tackled.
However, where hypnotherapy can help it can usually do so relatively quickly and treatment would usually need less than 10 sessions, in fact in most cases less than five sessions. Some
DO HYPNOTHERAPISTS HAVE ANY CODES OF ETHICS?
Yes, all the main hypnotherapy bodies have Codes of Ethics.
IS THERE ANY STATUTORY CONTROL OVER THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTHERAPY?
There is no single body at present with statutory control over the practice of hypnotherapy in Australia. Our Therapists are members of IICT

 

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