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How hypnosis for anxiety can help

Hypnotherapy can be very effective in stopping  / controlling panic attacks, insomnia, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), exam anxiety, social anxiety and other anxieties and fears.

This is because hypnotherapy addresses the subconscious mind directly. The subconscious mind contains information about what you have experienced in your life, and has a vast store of memories, much of which you may not be immediately aware.

By using hypnotherapy, you can remember the time that you first experienced the type of situation which is causing the current issue, and start to resolve any issues around that first situation. Doing this with hypnosis enables you to remember while being very relaxed, and this allows the discovery to be a pleasant experience.


Hi Lisa,
Just an up date on how I’m going since my session. I’ve had some really good sleep. I’ve been doing my usual breathing exercises when I first get into bed and then do the imaginary muscle body relaxing exercise… I still have your softly spoken voice in my head guiding me through them. Sometimes I drift off before I get to my head and even before I get to my back [while doing  progressive relaxation]. I wake up feeling really relaxedThank you Lisa, you have helped me a lot.

Thank you.
I tried this [relaxation recording] at 4.30 this morning, and then went back to sleep. I look forward to doing this each day.

What is involved in the anxiety consultation

During the treatment, we will work together using a step-by-step method to discover the source of any anxiety, and then together construct better ways of dealing with any thoughts or situations which cause anxiety in the future. You will also get a chance to practice these new ways of responding to the situations that currently cause you anxiety.

Treatment can be carried out without the client having to directly face the original situation which caused the anxiety. I do not even have to know what the situation is if you do not wish to discuss it.

If appropriate, we may also discuss mindfulness – a very useful life skill! It is a tried and tested method involving living in the present moment, and not thinking and worrying about past events (rumination), or forthcoming events (negative anticipation). It can have beneficial effects for everyone, and can have a very positive effect on anxiety.

As I am a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association, health fund rebates are available from most funds, depending on level of cover.

For information on the different consultations and packages available, please see the Consultations page, email, or give me a call on 0403 932311 to discuss your specific request.