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Studies supporting effectiveness of hypnosis

Effectiveness of hypnosis, Aspire Hypnotherapy in Moorooka, Brisbane

The effectiveness of Hypnosis.

A number of studies that prove the effectiveness of hypnosis can be in helping with a variety of issues.

The effectiveness of hypnosis has been extensively studied. Below are a number of articles that support the effectiveness of hypnosis in treating a large number of conditions.

Note: If we were to include the studies on meditation – the same brain wave state as hypnosis –  this data would be too much to publish.

In 1970, Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. conducted a survey of scientific literature to compare recovery rates for various modalities of therapy:

  • Psychoanalysis can be expected to have a 38% recovery rate after approximately 600 sessions.
  • Behaviour therapy (Wolpian) can be expected to have a 72% recovery rate after an average of 22 sessions.
  • Hypnotherapy can be expected to have a 93% recovery rate after an average of 6 sessions

Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)

According to an article in the Harvard University Gazette, Hypnosis Helps Healing, by William J. Cromie, Carol Ginandes and Daniel Rosenthal, professor of radiology at the Harvard Medical School, published a report on their study of hypnosis to speed up the mending of broken bones. The result stood out like a sore ankle. Those who were hypnotized healed faster than those who were not. Six weeks after the fracture, those in the hypnosis group showed the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing.

Hypnosis has been shown to alleviate the subjective distress of patients with asthma: there were less frequent attacks, and less medication was required. 1
In another study comparing Hypnosis and relaxation therapy the improvement with the Hypnotherapy group was much greater. And only Hypnosis subjects showed an improvement in physiologic measures of respiration. 2
1 Maher-Loughnan, G.P. (1970). “Hypnosis and AutoHypnosis for the Treatment of Asthma.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 18, 1- 14.
2 Maher-Loughnan, G.P., MacDonald, N., Mason, A.A. & Fry, L. (1962). “Controlled Trial of Hypnosis in the Symptomatic Treatment of Asthma.” British Medical Journal, 2, 371-376.

Following Hypnotherapy, patients with arthritis achieved significant decreases in pain, anxiety, and depression, and an increases in beta-endorphin-like immunoreactive material.
Domangue, B.B., Margolis, C.G., Lieberman, D. & Kaji, H. (1985). “Biochemical Correlates of Hypnoanalgesia in Arthritic Pain Patients.” Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 46, 235-238.

Bone Fracture
The Harvard Medical School conducted research on the use of hypnosis to enhance physical healing. Twelve people with a recent bone fracture were divided into two groups. One group received hypnosis and the other group served as control. Both groups received standard orthopaedic treatment. The hypnosis group had individual hypnotic sessions and listened to audio tapes designed to increase bone healing. X-ray and orthopaedic evaluations were made during the 12 weeks of the experiment.
The results showed a faster healing for the hypnosis group at week 9 of the experiment. X-rays revealed a notable difference at the edge of the fracture at week 6 of the experiment. The hypnosis group also had better mobility and used less pain killers. The researchers conclude by saying that “despite a small sample size…. these data suggest that hypnosis may be capable of enhancing both anatomical and functional fracture healing, and that further investigation of hypnosis to accelerate healing is warranted.
Ginandes, CS, Rosenthal, DI.1999, “Using hypnosis to accelerate the healing of bone fractures: a randomized controlled pilot study”, Therapy Health Medicine, May, 5(2), pp.67-75.

Women with metastatic breast cancer who received group Hypnosis therapy were able to reduce their pain experience by 50% compared to a control group. 1
At a 10-year follow-up of these same women, the Hypnosis treatment group had double the survival rate of the control group.2
Both adolescent and adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have fewer symptoms of anticipatory nausea and vomiting following Hypnotic interventions.3
1 Spiegel, D. & Bloom, J.R. (1983b).”Group therapy and Hypnosis Reduce Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Pain.” Psychosomatic Medicine, 45, 333-339.
2Spiegel, D., Bloom, J.R., Kraemer, H.,C. & Gottheil, E. (1989a) “Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metatastic Breast Cancer.” Lancet pp. 888-891.
3Zeltzer, L.; LeBaron, S. & Zeltzer, P.M. (1984).The Effectiveness of Behavioral Intervention for Reduction of Nausea and Vomiting in Children and Adolescents Receiving Chemotherapy.” Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2, 683-690. Cotanch, P., Hockenberry, M. & Herman, S. (1985). “Self-Hypnosis Antiemetic Therapy in Children Receiving Chemotherapy.” Oncology Nursing Forum, 12, 41- 46. Zeltzer, L., LeBaron, S. & Zeltzer, P.M. (1984).

Hypnotherapy has been used successfully to prolong pregnancy and prevent premature delivery. 1
In Britain 55% of birthing women using hypnosis required no medication for pain relief, compared with 22% of women in non-hypnosis groups. In two other reports 58% of women using hypnotic analgesia required no medication. And five other reports quoted 60-79% of women using hypnosis required no medication. Check out In another study subjects given hypnosis reported reduced pain, shorter stage 1 labours, less medication, higher Apgar scores, more frequent spontaneous deliveries than other group. Some had lower depression scores after birth than the other groups.2
1Schwartz, M. (1963) The Cessation of Labor Using Hypnotic Techniques.” American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 5, 211-213.
2Harmon, T.M., Hynan, M., & Tyre, T.E. (1990). “Improved obstetric outcomes using hypnotic analgesia and skill mastery combined with childbirth education.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 525, 530, 1990.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression: An Empirical Study: To investigate the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy (CH), hypnosis combined with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), on depression, 84 depressives were randomly assigned to 16 weeks of treatment of either CH or CBT alone. At the end of treatment, patients from both groups significantly improved compared to baseline scores. However, the CH group produced significantly larger changes in Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Hopelessness Scale. Effect size calculations showed that the CH group produced 6%, 5%, and 8% greater reduction in depression, anxiety, and hopelessness, respectively, over and above the CBT group. The effect size was maintained at 6-month and 12-month follow-ups. This study represents the first controlled comparison of hypnotherapy with a well-established psychotherapy for depression, meeting the APA criteria for a “probably efficacious” treatment for depression. 1
Alternative Treatments for Long-Term Depressed Mood: Meditation and Hypnosis The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness to two alternative treatments for long-term depressed mood: mindfulness meditation and hypnosis. The need to find effective treatments for those suffering from long-term low-to-moderate level depression has been known for over a century. Although, there have been some recent advances in the types of drug and psychotherapy treatments available for this condition, some people do not respond to such interventions, have considerable side effects (from the drugs), or are not satisfied for other reasons with these treatment options.
The present study represents an innovative investigation into two alternatives to traditional treatments for long-term depressed mood: mindfulness meditation (plus gentle hatha yoga) and hypnosis in a group therapy format. Although both meditation and hypnosis have shown success in treating stress, anxiety, and pain in studies of non-clinical populations, neither has been systematically investigated as a possible treatment for long-term depressed mood.2
1Assen Alladin and Alisha Alibhai (2000) The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Volume 55, Number 2 – May 2000.
2Spiegel, D. MD; Butler, L.D. Ph.D. Xin-Hua Chen; Abramson, M. DDS, Waelde, L. Ph.D. Mental Insight Foundation

Most clinicians and researchers agree that stress affects the course of dermatitis and eczema, and reducing stress levels has a positive effect on the course of the disease. Emotional factors have been shown to have a strong correlation with onset of the disease and also with flare-ups. Further more, several documented case studies have revealed that hypnosis can offer a successful treatment for sufferers.
Kantor, S.D. (1990).Stress and psoriasis. Psoriasis Research Institute, Palo Alto, California 94301. Cutis (USA) Oct 1990, 46 (4) p321-2

Haemophiliac patients taught self-hypnosis significantly reduced both their level of self-reported distress and the amount of the factor concentrate required to control bleeding when compared with a control group of patients who did not undergo Hypnosis.
Swirsky-Saccetti, T.; Margolis, C.G. (1986).”The Effects of a Comprehensive Self- Hypnosis Training Program on the Use of Factor VIII in Severe Hemophilia.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 34, 71-83.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Hypnotherapy is one of the most successful treatment methods, giving 80+% success rate for abdominal pain and distension. It often results in assisting with other problems such as migraine and tension headaches. With patients who have severe chronic IBS, it was Hypnotherapy patients that showed dramatic improvement in all measures, and they maintained that improvement at a two year follow-up.
Whorwell P.J; Prior A; Faragher E.B. (1988 & 1987). Whorwell, P.J., Prior, A. & Faragher, E.B. (1984). “Controlled Trial of Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Severe Refractory Irritable-Bowel Syndrome.” Lancet, pp. 1232-1234. Whorwell, P.J., Prior, A. & Colgan, S.M. (1987). “Hypnotherapy in Severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Further Experience.” Gut, 28, 423-425.

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome–Induced Agoraphobia
There are a number of clinical studies and a body of research on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Likewise, there exists research demonstrating the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of IBS. However, there is little written about the integration of CBT and hypnotherapy in the treatment of IBS and a lack of clinical information about IBS-induced agoraphobia. This paper describes the aetiology and treatment of IBS-induced agoraphobia. Cognitive, behavioural, and hypnotherapeutic techniques are integrated to provide an effective cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) treatment for IBS-induced agoraphobia. This CBH approach for treating IBS-induced agoraphobia is described and clinical data are reported. (2)
Golden W.L. (2000) The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Volume 55, Number 2 – May 2000

Migraine and Headaches
Hypnosis is highly effective in the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. All Hypnotic methods appear to be superior to standard treatment relying on pharmacological approaches alone. Patients treated with Hypnosis had a significant reduction in severity and the number of attacks compared to a control group treated with traditional medications. At the one year follow-up the number of patients in the Hypnosis group who had no headaches for over three months was significantly higher.
Anderson, J.A., Basker, M.A, Dalton, R. (1975). “Migraine and Hypnotherapy.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 23, 48-58.

Review of the Efficacy of Clinical Hypnosis with Headaches and Migraines
The 12-member National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia (1996) reviewed outcome studies on hypnosis with cancer pain and concluded that research evidence was strong and that other evidence suggested hypnosis may be effective with some chronic pain, including tension headaches. This paper provides an updated review of the literature on the effectiveness of hypnosis in the treatment of headaches and migraines, concluding that it meets the clinical psychology research criteria for being a well-established and efficacious treatment and is virtually free of the side effects, risks of adverse reactions, and ongoing expense associated with medication treatments.
Hammond C. (2000) The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Volume 55, Number 2 – May 2000

Hypnosis was found to be effective in reducing pain and discomfort associated with repeated unpleasant medical interventions in a study of children with cancer.1
A significant reduction of pain and dysphoria was found following Hypnosis in a study of 19 patients with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.2
1Hilgard, E.R. (1977). “Divided Consciousness: Multiple Controls in Human Thought and Action”. NY: John Wiley. 1977
2Domangue, B.B., Margolis, C.G., Lieberman, D. & Kaji, H. (1985). Biochemical Correlates of Hypnoanalgesia in Arthritic Pain Patients.” Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 46, 235-238


  • Student test anxiety : Students taught self-hypnosis showed a significant reduction in anxiety scores (maintained at 6-month follow-up) then a control group.1
  • Public speaking : The group who received hypnosis had a greater expectation for change and that change was achieved, than those who had non-hypnotic treatment.2
  • Fear of flying : 50% of patients afraid of flying were improved or cured after Hypnosis treatment.3

1Stanton, H. E. (1994)
2Schoenberger, N. E.; Kirsch, I.; Gearan, P.; Montgomery, G.; Pastyrnak, S.L. (1997).
3Spiegel, D. (1998) Report in the Harvard Mental Health Letter, September 1998, vol. 15, p. 5-6

Smoking Cessation
In a recent stop smoking study, where smokers attended individual hypnotherapy for stop smoking over three sessions, 81% had stopped smoking after the treatment ended, and at a 12 month follow-up nearly 50% remained smoke free. And 95% of the people were satisfied with their treatment.
Elkins GR, Rajab MH. (2004) “Clinical hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: preliminary results of a three session intervention.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2004 Jan; 52 (1):73-81

Stress and Hypertension
A trial compared Hypnosis with biofeedback or a combination of both. All groups had significant reduction in blood pressure.1 However, at six-month follow-up only patients receiving Hypnosis had maintained the reduction.2
1Friedman, H. & Taub, H. (1977). “The Use of Hypnosis and Biofeedback Procedures for Essential Hypertension.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 25, 335-347.
2Friedman, H. & Taub, H. (1978). “A Six Month Follow-up of the Use of Hypnosis and Biofeedback Procedures in Essential Hypertension.” American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 20, 184-188

Surgery Recovery
Patients trained with Hypnosis before surgery had significantly shorter stays in hospital. Research shows that Hypnosis methods have been used successfully for anxiety associated with medical procedures.
Rapkin, D.A., Straubing, M., Singh, A. & Holroyd, J.C. (1988). “Guided Imagery and Hypnosis: Effect on Acute Recovery from Head and Neck Cancer Surgery” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Asheville, N.C. Spiegel, D, (1998). Report in the Harvard Mental Health Letter, September 1998, vol. 15, p. 5-6.

Prepubertal children respond to Hypnotherapy almost without exception, although adults sometimes do not. Clinically, many adults who fail to respond to hypnotherapy will heal with individual hypnoanalytic (combination of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy) techniques. By using hypnoanalysis on those who failed to respond to hypnotherapy, 33 of 41 (80%) consecutive patients were completely cured. Self-hypnosis was not used.1
There was a particularly interesting report of hypnosis used to treat a 7-year-old girl who had 82 common warts. The warts had been present for 12-18 months and were not amenable to any of the routine medical treatments. Hypnotic suggestions were given for the facial warts to disappear before warts from the rest of the body. After 2 weeks, eight of 16 facial warts were gone, with no other changes. After three additional biweekly sessions, all 82 warts were gone. This was, to our knowledge, the first reported case of systematic wart removal in children and the researchers concluded that there is an intimate relationship between psychological mechanisms and the immune system.2
1Ewin DM Hypnotherapy for warts (verruca vulgaris): 41 consecutive cases with 33 cures. Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Am J Clin Hypn (UNITED STATES) Jul 1992, 35(1) p1-10
2Hypnotherapy of a child with warts.Noll RB Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University,East Lansing 48824.J Dev Behav Pediatr Apr 1988, 9 (2) p89-91


Hypnotherapy has been proven to be highly effective in treating a large variety of conditions.
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what does hypnosis feel like

What does Hypnosis feel like

What does hypnosis feel like?

Whey you are seeing a hypnotist for Hypnosis for Anxiety, Hypnosis for Weight Loss or hypnosis for sports performance, most people have a number of questions about the process of hypnotherapy and what the trance state will be like. The first question clients often ask is what does hypnosis feel like?what does hypnosis feel like

Clients before their first session often have a lot of questions and have previous information about what they think hypnosis might be like. They are familiar with hypnosis because they’ve either been to a show or seen a show on TV. TV depictions aren’t a good representation of what happens in normality. This is particularly true of hypnosis.

People want to know what it will be like for them.  In some senses that’s an easy question to answer and in other ways it’s not. This is simply because everyone experiences hypnosis different.

As a definition, The state of hypnosis is a state of elevated relaxation and highly focussed attention. The person experiencing the hypnotic state used in hypnotherapy, will have at the same a very relaxed body but at the same time they will have in increased awareness of the hypnotists voice.

Additionally, a common experience of people emerging from the trance state is that they experienced an increased awareness of their senses and the world outside of the hypnotists room, but they didn’t care about it. This happens because in the trance state the activity of the sensory corticies actually increases while in the trance state.

Upon emerging from trance some people feel a little be drowsy like emerging from a deep sleep, people often feel intensely rejuvenated and refreshed like they have just woken up from a long and restorative sleep and most often people emerge from trance with little concept of time or what the hypnotist said. This is call Hypnotic Time distortion and it’s the most common experience of people under hypnosis.

Whatever it is that you will experience, it’s a wonderful experience to be in trance. As the person doing the hypnosis all the time, it a wonderful thing to be able to assist someone to experience.

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Hypnosis for Anxiety

Hypnosis for AnxietyHypnosis for Anxiety

Hypnosis for Anxiety is frequently used to assist people with their levels of stress and anxiety.

Stress and anxiety are responses to external threats. The body responds to the external treats via the Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal loop. In response to perceived external threats a lot of stress chemicals are released that place the body on alert and in a hypervigilant state.

As an occasional response to external threats to your body it works brilliantly. However, in environments where the stress is constant and ongoing it can have profoundly negative effects on a person’s peace of mind and physical body. Ongoing stress has been said to have a contribution to 80% of all modern diseases.

Hypnosis works very well with stress and anxiety in that it can reprogram the internal response to the external environment. Once an internal response in automated it is perpetuated.  Hypnosis retrains the brain to experience the external environment as less stressful or to solve the problems presented in the external environment thereby reducing the stress.

Anxiety and panic attacks are similarly learned responses to stressful environment. From an evolutionary perspective this makes a lot of sense.  Learn a strong response that assists survival given in strongly negative environment that could affect survival.

However, responses to stressful environment can be learnt. When anyone undergoes pilot training a significant proportion of that that training is committed to learning functional responses to foreseeable highly stressful potential happenings, eg. Your engine stops working just after takeoff. This practice of response to stressful environment is fundamental to performing well in those environments.

This can be rapidly done with hypnosis so the unconscious mind, the part of you that knows and chooses how to respond in any situation, can choose a different way of responding to stressful situations so that you can get a lot more of the results that you like.

Additionally, once those ways of responding are repeated they become what you do.

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Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnosis for Weight LossHypnosis for weight loss.

The Hypnosis for Weight Loss package is designed to assist you in making Health your habit. Many people attempt to diet. Many people make New Years resolutions about how they will go the Gym and work out. Studies show that 98% of new years resolutions are not followed through on.

To make a permanent change to your weight you need a Mind Plan not a meal plan.

There are over 25000 books on dieting in print.

With each new diet that comes on to the market there will be a flurry of publicity and a number of new converts but more often than not frequently those convert will follow the diet for a period of time and then fall into their old BAD habits of eating and lack of exercise.

This may have happened to you.

If this has happened to you then there is good news.

What you needed wasn’t a meal plan but a Mind Plan.

The unconscious mind, the part of you that controls your body, has a powerful impulse to do what is familiar with. This is particularly true in times of stress.

So while the diet may seem like a good idea and you tried it out, as soon as some stressors come along you dropped it and fell back into your bad habits.

The importance of having a Mind Plan.

Your mind controls your body and it does what is familiar to it.

Unless you make your weight lose goals and healthy habits familiar and highly desired to you then as soon as you are stressed, it will start doing what’s familiar to it.

If you have a Mind Plan, that is you train your brain through hypnosis, you can train your brain to make your goals into your habits.

If you can turn your goals into your habits you can have the weight control that you want.

This coaching package is designed to systematically assist you in creating healthy habits that get you your results.

The package addresses:

  1. Motivation to Exercise
  2. Emotional Eating.
  3. Clearing up any past trauma that may be causing emotional eating
  4. Creating new healthy habits of being
  5. Automating your new healthy habits into the new you.

Each session is carried out and recorded into your mobile phone so you listen to the guided trance each day for 3 weeks.

You will be amazed at the results you will get as your new habits become simply what you do, so you can look forward to a healthy and active life at the weight that you want.

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Hypnotherapy moorooka

Hypnotherapy Moorooka

Have you searched for hypnotherapy moorooka? If so you have come to the right place.

Hypnotherapy is the process whereby you long term change is effective through an intervention delivered to the client while the client is in an hypnotic trance.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy have proven to be incredibly useful for many uses with individuals.

Hypnosis has been used to:

  • Assist in healing and medical applications
  • Assist with mental health
  • Assist in motivation to achieve goals
  • Assist in improving sports performance
  • Allow people to experience highly altered stated safely

Hypnotherapy is very frequently used with the following conditions:

  • anxiety disorders
  • panic attacks
  • weight loss
  • eating disorders
  • sports performance
  • stress management
  • improved healing.

At Aspire Hypnotherapy Moorooka, we create custom designed change programs that are created to ensure that you get the outcome you desire.

Each program is designed with your needs and goals in mind, also taking into account how you learnt how to have the problem in the first place.

We then create a unique trance that is unique to you with suggestions that are unique to you.

We then record the trance into your mobile phone. You then listen to the trance every day for 21 days. This has an important effect. It compounds the suggestions into your unconscious mind. It amplifies and deepens the change. It induces deeper trances with every time you listen to the recording and you can do so in the comfort of your own home. This type of process is called trance conditioning. The desired response is conditioned into your unconscious mind so that when it’s time to exhibit the new behaviour the desired response is carried out.

We believe in doing what is effective and what works.

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Michael Brook

Master Hypnotist.

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How effective is Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety?

Is hypnotherapy for anxiety effective?

A lot of clients who are interested in Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety are interested in how effectiveness is hypnotherapy for anxiety. Thankfully, this has been Hypnotherapy for anxiety, Aspire Hypnotherapy Brisbaneresearched extensively. A significant body of research has been carried out with respect to anxiety in association with medical procedures.

Below are some of the results from clinical studies.

A recent ‘Clinical Review’ of hypnosis and relaxation therapies published in the BMJ looked at the existing research on hypnosis and concluded: ‘There is good evidence from randomised controlled trials that both hypnosis and relaxation techniques can reduce anxiety […]’, the same report also concluded that hypnosis was proven to be effective in treating panic attacks and phobia. (Vickers & Zollman, ‘Hypnosis and relaxation therapies,’ BMJ 1999;319: 1346-1349)

A study of 20 individuals compared the use of self-hypnosis and relaxation therapy in managing anxiety over 28 days. Both groups were shown to have achieved significant reduction in psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety. However, the self-hypnosis group exhibited greater confidence in the positive effects of the treatment, higher expectation of success, and greater degrees of cognitive and physical improvement. (Lucy O’Neill, Amanda Barnier, & Kevin McConkey, ‘Treating Anxiety with self-hypnosis and relaxation’, Contemporary Hypnosis, 1999, vol. 16 (2): 68)

Results vary from individual. However, there are some commonalities with anxiety. Anxiety is most frequently a fear about something negative that happened in the past happening in the future, or it’s an hallucination of something happening in the future that they might not have experienced themselves yet.

Whatever type of anxiety you may be experiencing, Hypnotherapy is very useful in the treatment of that anxiety.

Aspire hypnotherapy has considerable experience in assisting people who are experiencing anxiety. Whether it’s, public speaking, fear of flying, enclosed spaces, fear of cars, fear of elevators, fear of relationships, fear of hot weather… or any other fears, we can help you.

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Hypnosis for Sports Performance

Hypnosis for Sports PerformaceHypnosis for Sports Performance.

Hypnosis for Sports performance and more widely used than you might think.

Think of a golfer, the most influential golfer in the past 30 years. Now, think about someone who had systematically over a number of years had hypnotic conditioning in order to ensure their performance was the best in the world.  Now, if you thought about Tiger woods both of the first sentences of this paragraph are true.

Tiger Woods from an early age had for a number of years Hypnotic training to improve his performance, improve his performance state and to dominate and win.

Many other elite athletes use some kind of guided visualization or hypnotic conditioning to ensure they perform at their best.

Here are some of the uses of Hypnosis in sports:

  • Improving performance
  • Improving the performance state
  • Reducing the possibility of injury
  • Enhancing perception
  • Reducing rehab times and improving recovery times from injury.

If you are a serious athlete or simply someone who wants to get better at your passion, Sports Hypnosis can be the shortcut to increasing your performance.

Call us for an obligation free consultation to see how we can help you, how we can measure your performance and the improvements you will get from Sports Hypnosis go to the contact us page, or call 07 34117796.

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Hypnosis for stress

Effortless Change

Effortless change… the experience of change you want to have…for Hypnotherapy for Stress

When people see a hypnotist to get Hypnotherapy for Stress, they sometimes think that it may be difficult. That may be because a lot of things in their lives already may be difficult, which is why they seek out a hypnotist.

Often when people come to see at hypnotherapist at Aspire they really want something to change in their lives. They may want to lose weight, overcome anxiety or depression, or move forward after a past trauma or stressful event.

One of the things that gets said most frequently by new clients, is “I’ve tried nearly everything and nothing really worked or nothing stuck” at-least not for long enough to achieve the results they were after.

After the first session when they come back for the second session, most often clients will say 1 or both of two things.

Firstly. they will say how easy the change has been. They will often say that the change they desired required no motivation and will power.

Secondly, they will often say that they don’t know it’s working, even though they are getting the exact outcome they desire. This occurs because the change has already happened at an unconscious level and the conscious mind is simply unaware that they are on the road to achieving their outcome.

Once the unconscious mind changes, the change becomes effortless.

In contrast, attempting something like losing weight by forcing yourself to do something different doesn’t really work.

Think about this, there have been 25,000 dieting books publish in the UK but there are still millions of people who struggle with their weight in that country.

The fastest way to change an unconscious level is to see a skilled hypnotist and they can assist you in experiencing the type of change you desire.


Michael Brook.

Master Hypnotist.

For your free Phone consultation please call 0734117796. or go to the contact us page here.

Appointments are available with Michael Brook at Mooorooka, Inner South Side, Brisbane.

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Brisbane

How effective is hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

How effective is Hypnotherapy for weight loss?Hypnosis for Weight Loss

People will often ask how efective is hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Some clients think that there may not be the data available. This is actually incorrect. Hypnosis has been studied extensively for a broad variety of medical and psychologicaly conditions and has been proven to be effect for many conditions.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Yes, research demonstrates a significant effect when using hypnosis for weight loss.

In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).

In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).

In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

Here are some of the studies:

Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.

Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

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For more information on how Aspire Hypnotherapy can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals please contact us for a free 15 minute phone consult on             07 34117796. or Click here

Michael Brook

Master Hypnotist.

Hypnotherapy brisbane southside, Aspire Hypnotherapy Brisbane.

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Are you looking for a provider of Hypnotherapy  on Brisbane’s Hypnotherapy Brisbane SouthsideSouthside?

Here’s a brief guide for people who are looking for the right provider of hypnotherapy on Brisbane’s Southside.

Firstly, they need to be experienced. You want them to have been doing it for a while. In the same way that you wouldn’t want an apprentice carpenter fixing your kitchen, you’d want an experienced person doing the job.

Secondly, you would want them to be able to easily and effectively explain how they will assist you to change and why they are doing it the way they are. Understanding how someone will help you is important for knowing that you can trust them.

Thirdly, you want them to be able to create unique solutions for you, not just read from a script in a book. You are a unique individual and you need to be treated in a unique way. Human beings aren’t made like cookies. Their problems are different, the solutions must also be different.

Finally, they need to have had excellent training. There are many training providers of variable quality. You want someone to assist you who has trained from the best of the best.

At Aspire hypnotherapy, fit all the criteria above. We have trained with the best of the best. We will treat you as a unique individual and unique solutions will be provided to you unique problems.

The good news is that we don’t think that anyone we work with is broken. They have just learnt some habits that they want to change and that no longer serve them.

For more information please call us on 07344117796 or 0432 681 321 and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can assist you in bringing about the change that you desire in your life.

Alternatively please go to this page and enter your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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