Frequently Asked Questions about hypnotherapy

What can I use Hypnotherapy for?

We are all different and our behaviour is shaped by our beliefs and life's experiences which sometimes limits our potential. We can hold ourselves back, get overwhelmed with anxiety, burn-out, have negative looping thoughts or phobias and often don't know how to change or where to go for help.  Perhaps you're not be able to stop yourself drinking, overeating, smoking or other addictive behaviours.

Sometimes we face challenges following trauma, a build up of stressful events, a life-limiting diagnosis such as cancer or other chronic debilitating diagnosis or consciously we just can't pin-point why we feel down, unmotivated or we lack confidence.

Hypnotherapy breaks down your fears, anxiety, negativity and limitations.  It boosts confidence and self-esteem, gives you focus and motivation and promotes relaxation and positive emotional well-being.  Gives you the peace of mind you have been looking for to achieve your goals , be ready to take on the world again and live the life you want.

Common conditions 

    • alcohol - is alcohol impacting your life?

    • anxiety - general, social, PTSD

    • Build confidence

    • fears - driving on highways or bridges, heights, flying, spiders, dogs and much more

    • phobias such as emetophobia (vomiting), claustrophobia (enclosed spaces)

    • grief - moving on from the loss of a loved one, losing a pet, job or business

    • improve self esteem or body image

    • learning and memory retention - overcome exam anxiety, improve focus and concentration

    • medical - dealing with a difficult diagnosis such as cancer or a chronic disease of yourself or a loved one

    • menopause - cool down and improve your mood, manage the change comfortably

    • negative thoughts and self limiting beliefs

    • OCD thoughts and behaviours

    • phobias such as emetophobia (vomiting), claustrophobia (enclosed spaces) and much more

    • stop smoking

    • stop scratching

    • stop nail biting

    • transition to retirement - is the thought of retirement fearful?

    • transition to retirement living or aged care - whatever the reason leaving the family home can be traumatic and stressful

    • weight loss - maintain a healthy weight, install good eating habits and improve overall health and well-being

What does it feel like?

Hypnosis is like being in a daydream. Have you ever arrived at a familiar place and can't remember parts of the journey to get there? or maybe been so absorbed in a book or a movie that you are unaware of activity around you, everything else was blocked out.  The you finish the book or the movie and suddenly realise how sore your back is or how hungry you are, you were so wrapped up you didn't notice these.  Just imagine if you could learn to use the power of your mind to achieve what you want to achieve.

Hypnosis is a safe effective therapy. You are always in control,  you can still hear sounds around you or scratch your nose if you need to.  You can come out of hypnosis whenever you want, just as you wake up naturally after a deep restorative sleep.

What is the obligation free 15 minute consultation?

You may have been curious to find a therapy to help you and wondered what hypnotherapy is or if it is right for you.

Diane, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist Brisbane understands the anguish you may have gone through to make the initial contact.

During the obligation free 15 minute phone call I can answer any questions or concerns you may have about hypnotherapy and the services I offer.  It gives us an opportunity for you to find out a little bit more about me and me to  find out a little bit more about you and the change you are motivated to achieve. From there if you feel comfortable that I am the right practitioner for you we can book your first appointment and start you on your journey to a happy healthy life.

How many sessions will I need?

We are all unique and the number of sessions varies from person to person. 

In general we start with a plan of 2 sessions and if that's all we need fantastic.  If there's value in more that's always an option.  My goal is to give you the most effective processes in the most efficient use of your time.

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments for therapy sessions can be booked over the phone or directly on the Book online page.

Please note that payment is required at the time of booking and terms and conditions apply.

Clients who are suffering from undiagnosed pain, or are under the care of a psychiatrist, on anti psychotic medication, a referral from a medical practitioner is required.  Patients with Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, or personality disorders, I am sorry but these conditions are outside my scope of practice.

Opening times

Monday 2-8pm

Wednesday/Thursday till 8pm

Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday 8.30 - 4pm

What happens in a session?

Prior to your first session you will receive a Client Medical and Consent form. This is your agreement and commitment.

APT Hypnotherapy Brisbane is a calm, nurturing safe environment.  In your first session we discuss in more detail your presenting issue(s) and the outcome you want to achieve.   From this information I will design a personalised program for you, utilising the most appropriate techniques, to effectively guide you to  subconsciously develop strategies from the resources within you to unlock your potential to live happily and optimally.

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