Category: Insomnia

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8 facts you need to know for perfect mind mastery

Most people have heard of the conscious and unconscious minds. The conscious mind is responsible for thinking, decisions, and awareness of your environment, and makes up approximately 10% of the total mind. It interacts with the subconscious mind, which is like a memory vault containing memories, emotional reactions to past events, habits, and more. The following article covers some interesting information about this vital … Read More 8 facts you need to know for perfect mind mastery

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Research on how hypnosis techniques help conquer anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, 1 in 4 people (1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men)  will experience anxiety in their lifetime. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety (1). For those who have anxiety at work, I have written another blogpost on this topic which you may wish to read as well … Read More Research on how hypnosis techniques help conquer anxiety

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6 reasons why therapy can fail, and how to avoid them!

When you start therapy, you want it to succeed. That is why you made the effort to attend therapy, and are willing to discuss how your situation can improve. Therapists also want therapy to succeed – that is why they work as therapists. It is wonderful to be told by a former client that their issue is now resolved, and they may even provide … Read More 6 reasons why therapy can fail, and how to avoid them!

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Skypenosis – why is online hypnotherapy so convenient and effective?

Introduction Some people may wonder how hypnotherapy could work using Skype. After all, do you not need to be in the same room as the hypnotherapist to obtain therapy? I first started using Skype to run hypnotherapy sessions for clients who were fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia. They had face-to-face sessions with me while on leave in Perth, and wished to continue … Read More Skypenosis – why is online hypnotherapy so convenient and effective?

Wonderful ways exercise is important in managing your weight

This is part of the Healthy Weight Management Series of articles, tips, blogs and videos which is available on the Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy Facebook page between 25 April and 28 July. When I started to research this article, I found that the number of Australian who are overweight or obese was much higher than I imagined. Statistics are now available for 2015:- Almost 2 out of … Read More Wonderful ways exercise is important in managing your weight

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Benefits of relaxation and how to do it

Stress is not just in the mind! Stress can affect us physically as well as emotionally. It can trigger a whole series of negative biochemical changes within our bodies. Relaxation can reverse this series of negative changes within our bodies. It can:- Reduce breathing rate Reduce stress hormones Reduce muscle tension and chronic pain Reduce fatigue Reduce heart rate Reduce blood pressure Improve digestion Improve … Read More Benefits of relaxation and how to do it

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How to choose a reputable hypnotherapist

Keen to use hypnotherapy to assist with an unwanted habit or issue in your life? Hypnotherapy in Australia is largely unregulated, and that means that anyone can call themselves a hypnotherapist. So how do you choose a reputable practitioner? Here are some tips Check that the practitioner is a member of a hypnotherapy association. Some of the major associations are the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) … Read More How to choose a reputable hypnotherapist

Does hypnosis produce real effects? Here are some peer reviewed articles that say it does!

One of the frequent questions I get asked is if hypnosis is real and does it produce identifiable effects and help clients with various issues? Here are some peer reviewed articles that say it does!

Happy New Year from Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy

2018 was a year of change for Sunset Coast Hypnotherapy, and there are many reasons to celebrate last year. We helped over 150 people overcome anxiety, lose weight, stop smoking, and more.

8 examples of negative core beliefs that can sabotage your life (if you let them!)

I have written previously about core beliefs, how they are formed, and the best way to replace them with a more positive belief. If negative, core beliefs can lead to issues such as low self-confidence, anxiety, poor adaption to stressful situations, withdrawal from social situations, and (in the extreme) phobias. Once a negative core belief has been established, it can be maintained by looking … Read More 8 examples of negative core beliefs that can sabotage your life (if you let them!)

Would you want your life decisions made by a child? How we are influenced by our core beliefs.

Core beliefs are ideas which are formed when we are young. We use them as a benchmark to judge ourselves and those around us. We see the world, our own behaviour and the behaviour of other people through the ‘lens’ of the core beliefs. 

What is this thing called hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is simply the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. It can be used as a single technique, or also with other therapies such as counselling, or drug therapy (e.g. by a medical doctor). If the words ‘hypnosis’ or ‘hypnotherapy’ make you think of a bearded man waving a pocket watch in your face and saying “You are getting sleeeeepy’ then perhaps you should … Read More What is this thing called hypnotherapy?