Note* This service will be interrupted in the near future until it is re-established to a different address. I have to vacate my current rented premises as the block and the block next door are up for sale to developers. Unfortunately we will lose the uniqueness of many parts of the Southern Highlands to high-rise development. The developers call it ‘progress’ Hmmm… This website is still able to be viewed, however I won’t be able to respond to your contact, once it is taken down, until it is re-established elsewhere. I don’t know at this time when that will actually happen.
THERAPIST SINCE 1989
With the current lock-downs, therapy as we know it will change as it becomes available on the Internet. Click on picture on the right for a short introduction. That will change as all things we do to support you until we go back to normal or even better.
Today some people use temporary website links that disappear when they have served their purpose. Their purpose are self serving or giving out misinformation. I am not interested in having hackers on my site.
You do not need to sign in to view any page or article on my site and are able to reprint anything on your website.
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Some of the information on the articles are quite old, but researching these days you don’t know how valid new information is as people get themselves into high places on research sites and pay to have things posted to aid their own benefits. If I post something new you will know that I have checked the evidence from a number of sources that causes me to write that in a post, but at times I will still go with older research and information as they make more sense to me than the huge amount of misinformation posted these days. On any article that you view, the link at the bottom of the page was valid at the time of posting. Sometimes the link may still be valid, but the viewing options have changed. A search you do may find where that links has now been placed.
FEELINGS & EMOTIONS
#Hypnotherapy deals with feelings and emotions which are a part of our programming and no matter who we are or what our belief system is, feelings and emotions are something we all have in common. Our beliefs and perceptions about things can differ because of our individual culture, upbringing, memories and the things that have happened to us, and what we believe becomes truth to us. Sometimes that truth turns out not to be truth and it is just something said by others that became our own belief, or something that happened that made us believe that. What really matters when all is said and done is that we live with peace in our soul and love in our heart, and not have anxiety and fear within.
STRESS & IMMUNITY
#Stress can affect immunity in various ways – it can depress that part of the immune system that protects you from infection. It can also change our immune system and cause it to attack the body. We know that if a person is feeling good, their immune system can be functioning normally, and also the hormones in their body are likely to be normal. However, if they are not feeling good, it can then increase the chance of illness. #Hypnosis, #Self hypnosis and #Meditation #Breathing techniques are areas so important for all of us to learn, because this can influence the amount of stress in the body, in fact it has been scientifically proven that they are able to improve immunity and also improve body hormones. It will depend on the knowledge of your therapist and health practitioner on what works best for you. But don’t forget that they too have their own backgrounds and training that forms their own belief systems that may not be yours, and it is up to you to decide who is best able to help you. #Hypnosis, is a lowered brainwave state to access your # deeper subconscious programming. Write down many questions to ask a potential therapist and it will give you more information about them through the responses that they give you. It doesn’t even matter if your subconscious programming is accurate or not. What does matter is the effect that may be having on you.
#HYPNOTHERAPY IS A COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
Hypnotherapy is part of the area of Complementary Medicine. One of the key principles of complementary medicine is the emphasis on viewing the concept of ‘health’ in a different way than the conventional medical model. Complementary medicine views health as not merely as an absence of disease. Instead, health is described as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being’. In this definition of health not only is disease absent, but all systems of the human body are actively working in harmony to create balance. An individual’s health depends on factors beyond just the physical body. That is, genuine health also depends on the emotional, mental and spiritual states of the body, as well as lifestyle factors such as your surrounding environment.*
THE PLACEBO EFFECT
Investigating the placebo effect strongly supports the complementary medical model of health, which presents the mind and body as inextricably linked. Studies conducted on this phenomenon show that a patient receiving a placebo in research will, in some clinical trials, show improvement, if not full recovery.* The belief of a patient in the treatment that they receive facilitates the body’s recovery process, demonstrating the effect of the mind on the physical body. By the same token we also have the nocebo effect where the mind believes it is sick and cannot heal and so brings that about. But both demonstrate the power of the mind at the subconscious level and supports the use of #hypnotherapy that deals in making changes in the subconscious. Arthur Schopenhauer said: “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.” So we are a great contributor to our wellness. As I mentioned earlier, it becomes difficult to know who is genuine or faking who they are.
TRUST & FEEL SAFE
It is important that you know that you can trust and feel safe with your therapist and to question if they are able to help your issue. One of the ways of being able to show you that, is for those that have been here to say a few words about their experience. I am grateful to those clients that did allow me to post their thoughts on video. Please click on the ‘VideoTestimonials‘ link and hear what they had to say. However, please remember that you won’t find issues that a person would not want others to know about. A client rang me up one time and asked if I dealt with ‘Trichotillomania’. This is a medical name for a condition brought about from a happening. I didn’t know what that label covered until I did some research on it. You can read about that client session here…
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- The comment section of the blog articles has been removed due to comments posted by people who are endeavouring to persuade you to link on their websites to access material that in my view is not designed to be passed on via a health and wellness website. Many comments showed websites that went against my ethics and I was forever deleting them. Enough was enough.
*source: National Institute of Integrative Medicine