Free Yourself with Hypnotherapy
If you are reading this it means that you are ready to make positive changes in your life. There are numerous self-help books; some with decent advice in them, however it is difficult to implement the suggested changes in actual life. Why? The problem is due to the conscious mind and subconscious mind not agreeing with each other!
So in order for us to help make the changes we use a fast and effective method called hypnotherapy. We are basically establishing new positive habits by changing the old negative behavioural patterns.
Hypnosis is a simple and natural technique to help you experience a stress-free state of mind to facilitate change. Hypnotherapy involves the use of hypnosis for therapeutical purposes. Hypnosis is a state of disconnected alertness, where it is possible to implement some remarkable positive changes in both mind and body. Life in Harmony WA provides individual and group hypnosis sessions and will help you move toward accessing your wisdom and inner guidance.
In hypnotherapy sessions, Life in Harmony WA provides verbal guidance and affirmations to help you make shifts in your life and release old blocks and patterns. Under hypnosis, the unconscious mind will become more open to suggestion, allowing for the reinforcing of positive solutions, the reshaping of negative patterns and overriding of any adverse associations or emotions.
By making the unconscious mind more open to progressive suggestions, hypnotherapy can be used for self-esteem, ease stress, weight management, anxiety and pain management, improving performance in academics and sports. As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tracy can help a client that has ailments through hypnotherapy sessions, and this can be life changing for the individual.
You are always in control throughout the process
Our Approach to Working with Our Clients Involves:
- Assist clients to get long-term success and provide measurable results.
- Clients will learn self-hypnosis so that they are empowered to do the work on their own and they won’t become dependent upon a hypnotherapist.
- Help them to make knowledgeable decisions and offer them tools to help them succeed.
- Listen and build a quality relationship with clients so that the session plans are in alignment with the needs and the goals of the client. Even if we see individuals with the same goal, the best method for each one of them may differ.
Whether your aim is to quit smoking, family drug support, overcome stress, anxiety, and depression, weight loss, trauma and pain management, then hypnosis is ideal for you. If you’re ready for change, hypnosis can simplify the results you desire quicker than you think. Hypnotherapy is an energetic healing procedure that helps you to take back control of your life. It is generally endorsed as a treatment for behavioural change, stress-related issues, and habit breaking.
Sometimes, in spite of your best intentions to change things, you may find out that you still can’t make the advancement you desire. By creating access to the subconscious mind with hypnosis where our behaviour is automated, you will be able to find the ways to make the desired changes.
The most captivating goal of hypnotherapy is to enable you to make the changes you want to make and to have a more satisfying life. Kindly call Life in Harmony WA with any enquiries you have concerning hypnotherapy.
Take action and achieve your goals. Contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my Hypnotherapist is qualified?
Unfortunately there are a plethora of people out there calling themselves hypnotherapists with as little as three days of training. If you are planning to consult a hypnotherapist, it is in your best interest to make sure that the therapist that you choose meets minimum industry standards.
It is the responsibility of the profession’s peak body, the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA), along with its Member Associations, to set industry standards. These standards include minimum training (600+ hours ), a strict code of ethics, professional supervision, continuing professional development and many other important areas of practice.
Tracy is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a member of the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GoAH). This Association is a Member of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA).
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy uses the power of suggestions to help bring about positive and effective changes to our thoughts feelings and behaviour.
The process uses hypnosis to deeply relax the conscious part of the mind while stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness allows the hypnotherapist to then make appropriate suggestions to help you to achieve positive changes within yourself.
Hypnotherapy has been used for hundreds of years to help provide treatment for many different conditions. Typing “hypnosis” into Google Scholar gives over 262,000 results for articles relating to hypnosis that include scientific studies and clinical applications.
The technique has been clinically proven to provide medical and therapeutic benefits, most notably in the reduction of pain and anxiety.
What does Hypnosis feel like?
The experience of hypnosis can vary from one person to another. It can be best described as being in a state of deep relaxation or feeling a sense of detachment. You will feel physically and mentally relaxed almost like in a daydream state.
During the session you are always in control and you will definitely not be made to do anything you don’t want to.
Once the hypnotherapy session is over, clients have expressed feelings of being relaxed and refreshed.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
During the hypnotherapy session your conscious mind (the critical, analytical part) takes a little rest. The therapist can then tap into the storehouse of resources and information that you have in your subconscious mind and this is used to make positive changes to your thought patterns that may be having a negative impact in your life.
It is in essence a rewiring of your thought patterns by establishing positive habits. Hypnosis can break a negative pattern by repairing a negative response from the past.
Will I be made to do anything silly?
No. You will not say or do anything when you are in hypnosis that you would not normally say or do if you were not in hypnosis.
Life in Harmony WA does not conduct any kind of stage or entertainment hypnosis that you see on the TV shows. The hypnotherapy we offer is to help clients achieve their goals. The outcome we want is for you to regain control of your life. Your success is our success.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Most people can be hypnotised and part of the hypnotherapist’s job is to identify the best approach to suit you. It is important to feel comfortable with the hypnotherapist and have a level of trust with them. You also require a desire to change and a willingness to allow the hypnosis to happen.
There are exceptions though. People who have medical conditions where their mind functions are impaired such as epilepsy or psychotic illnesses must consult with their doctor prior to hypnosis.
How many sessions will I need?
Most clients I see will generally need 1 to 4 sessions.
Is a doctor’s referral necessary?
A referral is usually not necessary. If you suspect that there is a physical cause for a problem, a medical check with your doctor is advisable before therapy to ensure proper diagnosis and deal with any underlying medical issues.
Is there evidence Hypnotherapy can help sufferers of IBS?
Absolutely. The following are a few examples of the research that can be found online using Google Scholar. The professional journals these abstracts come from have a peer review process for all articles submitted for publishing. This means that before the article is accepted to be published it is evaluated and scrutinised by a group of experts in the related field. This process helps to maintain the quality standards in the scientific field.
Long-Term Success of GUT-Directed Group Hypnosis for Patients With Refractory Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
In this study it was found that gut-directed hypnotherapy (GHT) improved IBS-related quality of life (QOL) and is superior to supportive talks with medical treatment (SMT) alone, and shows a long-term effect even in refractory IBS.
Moser, G., Trägner, S., Gajowniczek, E. E., Mikulits, A., Michalski, M., Kazemi-Shirazi, L., … & Miehsler, W. (2013). Long-term success of GUT-directed group hypnosis for patients with refractory irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of gastroenterology, 108(4), 602.
Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome
204 patients prospectively completed questionnaires scoring symptoms, quality of life, anxiety, and depression before, immediately after, and up to six years following hypnotherapy. All subjects also subjectively assessed the effects of hypnotherapy retrospectively in order to define their “responder status”.
Results: 71% of patients initially responded to therapy. Of these, 81% maintained their improvement over time while the majority of the remaining 19% claimed that deterioration of symptoms had only been slight. This study demonstrates that the beneficial effects of hypnotherapy appear to last at least five years. Thus it is a viable therapeutic option for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Gonsalkorale, W. M., Miller, V., Afzal, A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2003). Long term benefits of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome. Gut, 52(11), 1623-1629.
Hypnotherapy in irritable bowel syndrome: a large-scale audit of a clinical service with examination of factors influencing responsiveness
This study demonstrates that hypnotherapy remains an extremely effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and should prove more cost-effective as new, more expensive drugs come on to the market. It may be less useful in males with diarrhoea-predominant bowel habit, a finding that may have pathophysiological implications.
Gonsalkorale, W. M., Houghton, L. A., & Whorwell, P. J. (2002). Hypnotherapy in irritable bowel syndrome: a large-scale audit of a clinical service with examination of factors influencing responsiveness. The American journal of gastroenterology, 97(4), 954-961.
Hypnotherapy for Children With Functional Abdominal Pain or Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Functional abdominal pain (FAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are highly prevalent in childhood. A substantial proportion of patients continue to experience long-lasting symptoms. Gut-directed hypnotherapy (HT) has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of adult IBS patients and this study concluded that Gut-directed HT is also highly effective in the treatment of children with longstanding FAP or IBS.
Vlieger, A. M., Menko–Frankenhuis, C., Wolfkamp, S. C., Tromp, E., & Benninga, M. A. (2007). Hypnotherapy for children with functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Gastroenterology, 133(5), 1430-1436.
Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
IBS patients (75 in total) were randomized (computer-generated list), to receive hypnotherapy, diet, or a combination. Durable effects of gut-directed hypnotherapy are similar to those of the low FODMAP diet for relief of gastrointestinal symptoms. Hypnotherapy has superior efficacy to the diet on psychological indices.
Peters, S. L., Yao, C. K., Philpott, H., Yelland, G. W., Muir, J. G., & Gibson, P. R. (2016). Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut‐directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low Fodmap diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 44(5), 447-459.
Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients
Gut-focused hypnotherapy improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with benefits being sustained for many years. Despite this, the technique has not been widely adopted by healthcare systems, possibly due to relatively small numbers in published studies and uncertainty about how it should be provided.
In this study one thousand IBS patients received 12 sessions of hypnotherapy over 3 months. The results from the study showed a decrease in anxiety and a reduction in abdominal pain of the patients. The study concluded hypnotherapy relieves a wide range of symptoms in patients with IBS as well as improving quality of life and mood. Consequently, more patients deserve to be offered the benefits of this form of treatment, which is completely safe and free from side effects.
Miller, V., Carruthers, H. R., Morris, J., Hasan, S. S., Archbold, S., & Whorwell, P. J. (2015). Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 41(9), 844-855.