Clinical Hypnotherapy for Positive Change

Newport Clinical Hypnotherapy Melbourne Vic - BH 9391 1611 MOBILE 0403 286 490



is a gentle and useful tool and has been proven successful when used in therapy in overcoming many habits, fears and phobias.


Once you have decided and agreed to relax into hypnosis your hypnotherapist can facilitate in helping you by addressing your belief systems finding out what they are and where they may have originated,
then deciding whether they serve you any more, or if you may have out grown them and want some new and better ones.

It's up to you

The whole process becomes possible by deciding and agreeing to relax into a slower state of consciousness where the critical faculty or conscious mind is bypassed, much like whilst daydreaming or when we watch T.V, or get lost in a great movie or book.

The Therapy part of Hypnotherapy

is the process of positive change that takes place in a safe environment with a facilitator you have chosen and feel comfortable with, with the aim to move forward in your journey towards positive change.The relationship is crucial to the work if change is to take place. A decision must be made to trust someone and you must feel that your facilitator is 100% on your side.

If you can see in your mind how much better your life looks without the fears or habits or limiting beliefs, if you can see in your mind the benefits of changing your mind; a kind of dress rehearsal in your mind, the more you see the benefits, the more your subconscious mind gets used to the new information helping you to become free of the stuff that was parrot fashion, auto pilot for so long.

When super relaxed, your mind is more open to suggestions that are good and healthy for you . Your conscious mind, the busy judgmental and logical mind, that little voice that maybe wont let you dare to wish for change or the life that you crave in case you get disappointed again, gets to take a hike, to make room to enable you to imagine, visualise and daydream.

So, if you want to find out how clever your creative mind is at rehearsing the changes you want to make,
doesn't it make sense to give yourself permission to relax so you may find out?

You are not asleep
You are not under a spell
You are simply in a state of deep relaxation of  which you can choose to come out of whenever you like.

Most Habits, Fears and phobias

were born in a moment of time when we really felt like they were a good idea!
Maybe that was true then. We have lived through many situations that may have left us feel frightened and vulnerable and, our very clever minds have at the time sorted, decided and leaped into whatever option felt to be the best one at the time for our sane survival.The trouble is, these habits, fears and phobias seem to hinder our living now and just don't seem to suit our lifestyles and who we really are anymore.

Through relaxation of our bodies and minds we are able to drop down into a slower state of consciousness and access our more creative mind.
In these slower states  we are able to look at and feel the original triggers as they happened at the time and see them from a now more grown up perspective. Here we are easily able to decide if our original response still suits us or not.
If you have any concerns about what is going on for you in your living, and feel stuck in making change, hypnosis may be great way for you to find out first hand what is true versus what you have just gone along with and believed to be true up until now.

                                                                                                                                                                                               © Michele Pavey-Laumen

About Hypnosis

When in the state of Hypnosis you are not really
"thinking" in the traditional sense.  You are "experiencing" without questioning.

The main characteristics of Hypnosis are:

  • Feelings of well-being
  • Increased muscle relaxation
  • Predominating Alpha Brain Waves
  • An enhanced ability to access memories
  • An enhanced ability to accept new ideas about yourself if they are not in conflict with your values.

Conscious and Unconscious

These terms describe aspects of your mind.
Think of the range of states your mind experiences as a spectrum.
At the right extreme of the spectrum are the super- alert states high arousal  (beta brainwaves) when you're frightened or excited.
At the left end of the spectrum of mind states is deep sleep.(delta brainwaves)

The conscious mind seeks answers to why?

The unconscious mind knows why.

Explanation  of the differences between the conscious and unconscious mind.   Advanced Cognitive Technologies 

Brainwaves and States of Consciousness

(14- 40 cycles per second)
Beta is our normally wide awake state of consciousness at which we operate throughout the day.

(8-13 cycles per second)
Alpha is the first level of trance we experience, and is considered the mildest, yet still useful level of

(4-7 cycles per second)
Theta is associated with creativity, dreams and extra-sensory perception.
It is considered a deeper level of hypnosis.

(1.5 - 4 cycles per second)
is a level of deep sleep which the body uses for tissue repair and recovery. The interesting thing about these levels is that we experience them every day of our lives. Once we get going in the morning we are in Beta, and as we head off to dream land at the end of our day, we pass through both the Alpha and Theta levels as we fall asleep soon entering REM, our dream state, and then Delta, then cycling through REM and Delta until we awaken again.

Read more about Brainwaves

some definitions

  • Self-induced and usually automatic hypnosis
  • The act or process of hypnotising oneself.
  • A self-induced hypnotic state.
  • Self-induced hypnosis, accomplished by concentrating on self-absorbing thought or on the idea of being hypnotised

Self Hypnosis

All hypnosis is considered self hypnosis because in the end we all do it in our own heads, our own way, and are always under our own control to accept and use or ignore and reject, in whole or in part.

Serious problems are best dealt with in conjunction with a professional, clinical hypnotherapist, but self hypnosisis useful for boosting your confidence, encouraging yourself towards a healthier lifestyle, and improving your performance.

The basic steps of self hypnosis are

  • Think about what you want to achieve or change, and state that goal in a single sentence.
  • Choose a place where you can be completely comfortable,whether sitting in a chair or lying down.
  • Set a time limit by mentally giving yourself the following suggestion: 'exactly ten minutes from now, my eyelids open automatically and I feel calm, rested, and refreshed.'
  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Progressively relax al your muscles, from head to toe, or toe to head, whichever you prefer.
  • Count down from ten to one and tell yourself that with each number you'll become more relaxed, both physically and mentally, and go deeper into trance.
  • When you're in a deepened trance state, start using the goal statement you devised for your self-hypnosis session. Remember your single sentence goal statement, and make it as vivid as possible in your imagination. Then simply let go. Trust that you have handed it over to your unconscious mind, and that this wise part of you will now solve the problem.
  • Count yourself awake, up from one to ten, and tell yourself that you are no longer in trance.
  • A few minutes after awakening from self hypnosis, you are still in a highly suggestible state. Use that time to reinforce how relaxed and calm you feel, and how pleased you are that your unconscious mind is helping you reach your goal.

Reassuring advice on how hypnotherapy can help you.
Mike Bryant- Hypnotherapist and councellor
Peter Mabbut- Fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis using the Betty Erickson induction and the instantaneous induction

About Clinical Hypnotherapy

General Information  about Clinical Hypnotherapy

The Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapeutic intervention. The therapist leads the patient to positive change while the patient is deeply relaxed in a state of heightened suggestibility called trance.


Hypnosis, when using proven therapeutic procedures, can be a highly effective form of treatment for many mental, psychosomatic, and physical disorders. For example, through the use of regressive techniques, an adult patient may mentally voyage back to a point in youth that was particularly troublesome, allowing the healing of old emotional wounds. Another patient can be led to understand that emotional pain has been converted to physical pain, and that the pain can be eliminated once the source has been addressed. Or, a person suffering from chronic pain can be taught to control the pain without use of medications. There are a number of techniques for correcting dysfunctional behaviors such as self-destructive habits, anxiety disorders, and even managing side effects of various medical treatments and procedures.

Hypnotherapy has been used to stop self-destructive and addictive habits like smoking. It has also been used to curb the urge to eat for overeaters, to stem the disruptive actions of tics, cure insomnia, stop bed-wetting, and minimize anxiety. Excessive stress can be generated from any number of sources and can be the springboard for anxiety. Some of the more prominent sources of anxiety and stress for which people seek hypnotherapy are: public speaking, test taking, and job stress. Hypnotherapy also works well for other anxiety disorders such as phobias and has proven to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression. In one study, hypnotherapy was used in conjunction with traditional cognitive therapy, to assist persons who had severe aversion to needles. The treatment was necessary, because it was essential that each participant receive periodic medical injections. However, the participants would have become non-compliant without the adjunct intervention of hypnotherapy. In another case, involving care for terminally ill cancer patients, it was concluded that hypnotherapy was more effective at enhancing quality of life and relieving anxiety and depressive symptoms, when compared to others who received traditional care.

Clinical Hypnotherapy and Ego State Therapy
Michele Pavey Laumen - Clinical Hypnotherapist - Practising in Newport Melbourne Australia

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