THERAPIST SINCE 1989
“As a therapist with my many years in practice, my clients have taught me a lot . I have learnt things you can’t get out of a text book. With 4 years as National Secretary and 9 years as National President of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and now President Emeritus, this demonstrates my commitment to the profession and helping people find a natural and drug-free way of connecting to health, happiness and wellbeing. I am also a Counsellor and have other training which you can see by clicking on ‘About’.
FEELINGS & EMOTIONS
Hypnotherapy deals with feelings and emotions 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, however, what you believe becomes truth to you. Sometimes that truth turns out not to be truth and it is just something said by others that became our own belief. What 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 can protect you from infection and cancer. It can also increase that part of the immunity that can actually 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 and self hypnosis/meditation are two of the 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.
HYPNOTHERAPY IS 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 will, in about 30% of 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. “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.” Arthur Schopenhauer
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. Please click on the ‘Testimonials‘ 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. Feel free to phone or email me from the ‘Contact‘ page to see if I can help you with your issue.
Educational Portal – There is a lot of information on this site that you are able to access through the links shown to the right of the BBBenefits logo, at the bottom of the header picture and we are working on the Educational Portal site behind the scenes, so please check back to see what’s new. This is taking a lot longer than we had hoped. No doubt the Universe has a reason for this and the time is not yet right. The educational portal will have –
- Hypnotherapy audio solutions for ‘Self Hypnosis’, ‘Health Therapy visualisations and suggestions’, incorporating
- binaural beats/relaxation music, complete with
- instructional download leaflet and FREE e-books relevant to the subject.
- Health & Wellness Courses, and
- Workshops by experts in their field
Blog Articles – You are able sign on to the blog articles listing by leaving your email on the blog pages (which remains confidential and is not passed on), so that when new blog articles are uploaded, they will automatically be emailed out to you, and you will have the option to unsubscribe any time you wish.
- The comment section of the blog articles has been removed due to the many early postings by websites endeavouring to promote their wares.
If you have any questions or comments on any of the articles you are able to go to the ‘contact‘ page to get in touch with me. I am happy to evaluate your comments and post them to the article if they are on topic.
After looking through the site, if there is anything else you would like to know don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Warm wishes, Bruni Brewin
*source: National Institute of Integrative Medicine