What is Hypnotherapy?

Bianca Skilbeck

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor

What is Hypnotherapy?

As the name suggests, hypnotherapy is made up of two parts; hypnosis and how it is applied in therapy.
Hypnotherapy is one of the safest and most effective ways to help you uncover and address the most deeply held negative and unhelpful belief systems which cause problems and stop you from living the life that you want.

Hypnosis can be best described as a natural state of altered consciousness, where in the relaxed state the subconscious mind becomes more receptive and the therapist is able to make positive suggestion in order to create change.

In a session of Hypnotherapy, the therapist will spend time counselling. They will explore all aspects of the presenting issue; determining what you have decided to change in your life and how this change is going to come about. The therapist will then skilfully incorporate new ideas, learnings and understandings into a uniquely tailored session of hypnosis which really works for the client.

It is the nature of experiential learning that is experienced under a state of hypnosis, which is the key to the success of hypnosis. Hypnosis is an excellent addition to counselling; providing that extra layer of insight, learning and understanding that comes when the subconscious mind is engaged and able to experience real and positive change in the way it needs to.  

Hypnotherapy will put you in touch with the inner strength and resources that you may not have even known you had, and it will help you to live your life to your fullest potential.

What can hypnotherapy be used for?

Hypnotherapy can be used to assist in the treatment of:

> Quit Smoking
> Mindful eating
> Depression
> Anxiety
> Eating disorders
> Addictions & Habits
> Fears & Phobias
> Insomnia
> Stress
> Relationship Issues
> Self-esteem
> Sports Performance
> Motivation
> Exam preparation
> Pain Management
> Grief & Loss…

….and much more. The beauty of hypnotherapy is that it is a process wherein a person will be given the tools to access their inner resources and harness the power of the mind to create positive change. Therefore the limit to the use of hypnotherapy is endless.

  • Hypnotherapy Session – 90 minutes
  • Counselling Session – 60 minutes

Programs and packages are provided for most issues. All programs include either a work book or weekly exercises and activities. All programs include hypnosis recordings which are sent by email to conveniently download.

  • Payment plans are offered for programs of hypnotherapy.
  • Concession rates are offered to those with a health care card, student card or senior citizens card.

Contact us to find out more.

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Tuesday (Maidstone):10am – 8pm

Wednesday (Maidstone):3pm – 8pm

Thursday (Maidstone):10am – 8pm

Saturday (Caulfield):7:30am – 5pm


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South Eastern Hypnotherapy & Counselling is a leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

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