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Hypnotherapy - have you done it and can you reccommend?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Roaster, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. I'm toying with the idea of seeing a hypnotherapist for a few reasons (sport performance and bad habits) but am a little wary of it. One woman who was reccomended to me also doubles her practice as a tarot reading establishment and after hearing that I have to say I was skeptical of how "professional" the setup might be.

    Has anyone had good / bad experiences with a hypnotherapist, and can anyone in Sydney reccommend a good one?


  2. I had weekly hypnotherapy sessions for a few months after being in a plane accident.
    It works - but you really need to trust your therapist.
    It doesn't work for everyone mind you, but my mind was quite receptive to it so I do reccommend it.

    They can suggest anything, confidence, peace & tranquility, desire to take up or quit something.
    Powerful stuff
  3. I've been thinking about seeing a hypnotherapist for a while, and looking into it now. I'll post again if I find out anything useful.
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  5. Awesome. Cheers dude.

    I've done a bit of "research" on google and was hoping to find some forum discussions which talked about good practitioners.

    In the same way that this particular online community pointed me towards Lloyd Penn and away from Action Parramatta, I was hoping to find similar reccommendations about hypnos, so that I could be pointed towards a reputable practitioner and away from the evil Dr Hypnodeath. But to date I've had no joy - there are some limited testimonials on various websites, but no real resources with objective and reasoned debate / reccommendations.
  6. try and get donnie darko's doc
  7. Like an therapies, a lot will depend on the person conducting the therapy. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be quite successful in some cases, however it is worth noting that any Tom, Dick or Harry can set themselves up as a 'Hypnotherapist' (or 'Psychotherapist' or 'counsellor' for that matter) and for these titles there is little or no industry monitoring or qualification requirements.

    I would recommend if you are going to try this therapy, then have it administered by someone who is a member of one of the professions that requires stringent training, professional development and ethics standards. Eg to be a 'Psychologist' you must have had specific training and those that are a member of the Australian Psychological Society must follow a code of ethics and keep up to date with professional development and are directly answerable to these.

    (I personally would see a psychologist who specialises in hypnotherapy. As opposed to 'Craig the hypnotherapist' who could be a bloke next door. They might be great, but you may be at greater risk that they don't know what they're doing.

    That's my 2c anyway. YMMV.)
  8. been a nail biter for 50 years. never seem to be able to leave em alone and as a result they are on average 2-3 mm long. Yep - almost non existent.
    Last year I had Two visits to a hypnotherapist in Ashwood, and managed 8 months before I succumbed and bit them off again. Now I have one 'good' hand, and one dreadful one. But way more than I had before!.

    If you can find one that understands what your real problem is - I have confidence that they could help.
  9. The tricky part for me is sorting the wheat from the chaff and finding an effective hypnotherapist.

    I get the impression there are a lot of dodgy dealers out there. I liked the suggestion about going to the registered psych though.

    I've tried www.therapistfinder.com but it didnt really have what I was after.
  10. http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/

    This website is for the association of hypnotherapy

    mine was a funny one - i went because i wanted to change the feeling of going for a run (ah crap i gota run) into enjoyment i.e. YIPPEEE ITS RUNNING TIME!


    I foudn i had a lot more energy :)

    but didnt go to my follow up lesson - so it faded quickly

    so u need to go at least twice.
  11. Go see a GP, they can easily set you up/refer you to one.

  12. you dont need a reference for this... waste of time IMO
  13. I went to a hypnotherapist to cure me of my fear of clowns..
    It didn't work....I still find this dude scarey.

  14. Yeah make sure you get a respectable, you don't want this to happen...

    The town fathers were looking for a way to increase attendance and participation at their regular meetings. One member suggested bringing in a hypnotist. The officials agreed, a famous hypnotist was hired, publicity distributed, and everyone was pleased.

    A few weeks later the meeting hall was packed, and the town's people sat fascinated as the hypnotist withdrew a pocket watch. The hypnotist began chanting... "Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch..."

    The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until suddenly the hypnotist's fingers slipped and the watch fell to the floor...

    "Shit" said the hypnotist.

    It took three weeks to clean up the town hall.
  15. LMAO @ MORBO

  16. You can do self hypnosis on yourself too.