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What is Hypnotherapy and how can it help me?

In Hypnosis we help you reach a very relaxed state and then through positive suggestions with visualisation given to your unconscious mind to act upon. Through the use of these your behaviours and beliefs transform rapidly and you will think and behave differently in the area we have worked on creating a more positive and successfully you!

Can everyone be Hypnotised?

Yes everyone can be hypnotised and all it takes is your willingness to focus on the change in your life. We are all going into different trances all day depending on the activity, environment, feelings etc and with Hypnosis we focus your attention in a way to facilitate the change that you desire.

Will I say or do anything under Hypnosis that is against my will?

Your morals and beliefs guide you always even when you’re under Hypnosis so any suggestions that take place must completely agree with your beliefs and values to be acted on.

What will I feel like under Hypnosis?

When under Hypnosis you will be in a very relaxed state. Your body is completely relaxed and free of all tension while your mind is in a highly focused state where your intensely aware of what is going on around you and you’re in full control. Once you have finished the Hypnosis you will open your eyes feeling completely refreshed, happy, optimistic and motivated to begin acting on your new positive thought pattern.

Do I need Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy Melbourne can help you have any of the following complaints like: depression, fear, stress, physical complaints or anxiety. If you have stress related to your work or personal relationships or you have self-esteem or emotional problems. Maybe you have habits or behaviours that are out of control or you’re repeating the same pattern over and over again and the outcome is the same. You may suffer from irritability, bad temper or some other negative emotions that is causing issues in your life. You may be fine but want to just get that little more out of life then Hypnotherapy Melbourne can be of help to you.

Will I go to sleep?

When under Hypnosis you’re always in a heightened state of awareness, which is highly focused so you are never in a state of sleep or in a state of unconsciousness. Your senses are more acute while you experience a extremely relaxed state. When we use the words “deep sleep” , we mean a deep relaxation of the mind and body.

Will I remember everything after Hypnosis?

You will remember everything clearly and perfectly after being hypnotised. You are always in complete control.

What happens during a Hypnotherapy Melbourne Session?

The process of going into a hypnotic state is very relaxing and once you have reached a deep enough state of relaxation, you will be guided so that you can start to make the changes that might be necessary to achieve your desired outcome.

What is the cost of a session?

Sessions cost $490.00 (second session is free). Most of the time only one session is required. We take credit cards, cheque and EFTPOS. If an coaching program is needed rates are reduced.

How many sessions will I need?

Most of our clients we only need to see them for one session. We have a second session which is available and it is completely free if it is required but most of the time we get the job done in the first session.

How can I find out more?

Visit our web site at https://www.synergyhypnotherapymelbourne.com.au/ or send us an email at https://www.synergyhypnotherapymelbourne.com.au/contact-us or call us on 03 9078 6103 to discuss how we might help with you’re issue.

How can I make an appointment?

You can call our clinic to make an appointment https://www.synergyhypnotherapymelbourne.com.au/contact-us/.

We address the following issues

  • Addictions including alcohol, smoking, eating, gambling, drugs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, Stress etc
  • Depression, tiedness , Self esteem
  • Fitness
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Intimacy issues
  • (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Pain management, Blood pressure
  • Phobias such as driving, flying, claustrophobia, needles, social phobias, public speaking etc
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Quit Smoking
  • Relationships
  • Sleep disorders
  • Weight issues
  • And lots more…


Binge Eating Problem

Hayley - 30 Year old Professional

Hi Rodney,


Hope you’re well.


I’ve moved to Sydney but was hoping to find someone who does a similar kind of therapy as it really worked!!


Do you have someone you can recommend and explain the type of therapy you did so I can find someone with a similar technique?


Thanks in advance,



Weight Loss

Ashleigh Cole 19 years old Uni Student

Hi Rodney,


I just wanted to thank you for your amazing work with hypnosis. Since having the first session I’ve noticed a massive difference


in my portion sizes and food choices, I honestly cannot believe the major shift in my lifestyle from the very first session. Having


hypnosis done by many others that have seem to not worked in the past nor carried out into the future, I know that since only having


the session with you that I feel a lot more in control and that I won’t have a problem with food again in the future.


Thank you so so so much!



Premature Ejaculation


Hi Rodney


I want to thank you so much for helping me overcome my problem in the bedroom.


You have giving me the confidence to go out date women and enjoy my sex life again. I feel positive for the future and am gaining more control and confidence all the time.


Previously I was afraid to date woman and relied on alcohol for confidence.


Rodney was able to get rid of all the bad feelings and memories around the problem and help me overcome it.


I am eternally grateful for your expertise and professionalism in allowing me to re-discover a better version of myself. I highly recommend you to all my friends.




Fear of Teaching

Kaity Leenheers - 24 Year old Nanny and Student Teacher

Hi Rodney,


Kaity here I saw you around a month ago.


Just letting you know I’ve been public speaking with confidence and I now feel excited about my career path rather than anxious!


Thank you for your help this has been a major shift for me.



Severe Sleeping Problem


I first came to see Rodney for insomnia…


It had been ongoing for more than 15 years and you name it, I had tried it!


The issues with sleeping had led to various other health concerns and it was taking over my life. I felt totally out of control and functioning normally was a challenge.


2 sessions with Rodney and I slowly started to fall in love with going to bed again.


After a few weeks, I noticed I was sleeping the best I had EVER slept, as well as having beautiful dreams.


Waking up and feeling great was a feeling I had forgotten, and now thanks to Rodney, I have it back

Fear of Heights

Lynda Rohde

Hi Rod


I am just checking back in to let you know I recently conquered my fear of heights on our trip to Europe.


It was a huge ask as we ascended Mt Titlis in Switzerland, as it is over 10000ft high.


I can’t thank you enough for the help and positivity you gave me. Without that I would have missed a beautiful experience. A big thank you again.





Severe Insomnia


I had suffered from severe insomnia for years, a problem that I attempted to tackle using pharmaceutical means, limiting caffeine, meditation, chamomile tea and other natural remedies, and just about every other textbook remedy imaginable, to no avail.


Nothing I attempted had any effect on my ability to fall asleep and feel rested the next day.


After a hypnotherapy session with Rodney, the Insomnia is resolved, my only regret is that I didn’t see him sooner. His direct, no-nonsense approach allowed me to tackle the root causes of my insomnia, and allowed me to develop a better sense of self, and a strong awareness of the underlying emotions that were preventing me from sleeping.


Since my sessions with Rodney, my sleep has returned to normal, something I haven’t experienced in years. In turn, this has allowed me to cope with my busy schedule and responsibilities, while remaining mindful, relaxed, and keeping things in perspective.


I highly recommend Rodney’s services for anyone struggling with insomnia or any other similar issues for his professionalism, expertise and tangible results.


Needless to say, I wont be needing the chamomile tea any longer!


Thanks again Rodney

all the best.

Trichotillomania and Low Self-Esteem

Jenny Mother of 15 Year Old Girl

Hi Rodney,


I am writing to firstly thank you so much helping my daughter who has not pulled her hair in four weeks. Secondly, I wanted to post a review for your website to let people know that you can help those who suffers from Trichotillomania.


As you know, my 15yo tried over 10 hypnosis sessions with a psychologist and then a psychotherapist without absolutely no effect. You were my last resort before attempting prescription drugs. My daughter has not pulled her hair since she saw you four weeks ago…


Also, my daughter experienced low-self esteem and confidence issues, but since the session she is completely different, she is more confident, outgoing and happy…


It has been absolutely amazing!!!


If you suffer from Trichotillomania… Please give Rodney a call, he will help you stop pulling your hair.


With Regards,



Depression, Low Self-Esteem

Samantha Iliov 25 Year old

Hi Rodney,


Hoping you are well. I wanted to send through a review.


I had been struggling with over thinking myself into tight mental corners, low self esteem, frustration and guilt from the conscious age of 17.


The therapy offered by Rodney at Synergy Hypnotherapy has given me a healthy perspective of and freedom from these thoughts and bad habits.


I have a much brighter and positive view of the future!


Thank you very much for your help, Rodney.


Samantha Iliov

Sleeping and Anger Problems

Vic 40 Year Old

Hi Rodney,  


This is Vik, just is just to let you know that I am fine.  


Sleeping well a majority of the time, I do have the occasional night where I toss and turn.  


I also don’t get angry that often. In fact I can say I rarely get angry now.  


Thank you so much for helping me.  


With warm regards,



Quit Smoking – Cold Turkey to Patches and Finally the Solution

Sam 28 year old Manager

After trying everything to quite cigarettes, from cold turkey to patches, I scoured through the internet to find another means to give up.  


I hen found Synergy Hypnotherapy website, and while somewhat skeptical, I decided to contact Rodney.  


At first, I did not know what to think or expect from hypnotherapy. However I was willing to try anything to give up this habit that I would use unconsciously fall back on when anxious, stressed, upset, etc..  


To my surprise, and to the surprise of everyone I knew, I left that hypno session as a non-smoker. Rodney worked miracles, peeling back the layers to find the source of my reason to smoke.  


I remembered everything about the session, I was aware of what he was doing, however it was obviously that I needed that push.  


I strongly recommend Rodney and Synergy Hypnotherapy to anyone looking to give up cigarettes.  


Sam 28 year old Manager

Anxiety and Panic Attacks for 20 years

Carmin Brown 39

Hi Rodney  


l can’t thank you enough for helping me get rid of the anxiety that l had been battling with for many years. l can’t believe that after having a session with you that all my fears, anxiety have disappeared.  


l am so glad that l found you and that I took the step to come and see you.  


Wish I had found you earlier. Thank you for your patience and understanding. l am doing things that l haven’t done in years and everybody around me is also seeing the change and outcome of Hypnotherapy.  


Thank You , Thank you , Thank you   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  


I hope your well Rodney.  


Carmin Brown 39

Emotional Problems from Past


Hi Rodney,  


Once again, I cannot thank you enough! The amount of just feeling happy again is priceless.  


You have given me back the old me, not to mention my family and friends too!  


For nearly 11 years I have carried this burden with me which has had a huge impact on my life, and the choices I made surrounding these issues.  


In only a 2 hour session, you have gracefully taken these horrible, hurtful and painful emotions away.  


I am at peace with myself and others around me. I smile more! My world is more happier, brighter and my heart is warm.  


I am geared up and ready for the future!  


One thank you for each star…  



Anxiety & Anger Problem

Nicola Goles



I came and saw Rodney inns in about 2010 for my anxiety and anger and it worked amazingly well…Now I’m desperate to quit smoking and want to make an appointment to see Rodney   Thanks so much   Nicola  


Asked if I could use the email as a Testimonial and the Response…  


Of course! Go for your life. You worked magic on me. I was taking 4-6mg of xanax a day (for 2-3 years) and had so much anger towards certain things in my life.  


I left the session feeling calmer (no withdrawals at all) than ever, and when i thought about those things that made me angry, i literally laughed at them.  


You really did help me more so than any shrink/medication has throughout my life.  


Thanks Rodney  



Daughter had Anorexia


I just want to say a big thank you Rodney we have seen big results .


I cant believe the diffrence you have made thank you from the bottom of our hearts



Trust Issues

Tony B

I first contacted Rodney in a frantic state. The week leading up to making that call to Rodney was hectic. My relationship was on the rocks, I was under enormous pressure at work and I had a realisation that my world was crumbling down around me because I was unable to trust anyone. Something was out of balance and it became clear that it was me.  


I contacted Rodney to help me overcome the horrible trust issues I harboured. Unbeknownst to me, it turns out I was still carrying a world of hurt from my previous relationship some 6 years earlier. I had developed so many barriers over the years to guard me from being hurt that I trusted no one! If I kept going on the path I was on, it would have been the demise of my new found love and I would have lost the one person I truly cared about.  


I was so pent up with negativity and distrust that I proceeded to “grill” Rodney about his qualifications the moment I walked into my first session. Some 50 minutes later I was free from all that negativity and distrust. Now… All is well and I am moving forwards in my life and relationship.  


Tony B

Weight Loss


Hey Rodney,  


WOW!! You have changed my life. I came to you for a few problems. Not being able to study, eat, and sleep and all that have changed.  


Im currently doing a double degree in medicine and the way you have changed my life now is remarkable. Bring on exam’s I say.  


My eating and sleeping were terrible. I never ate breakfast or lunch since I was a teenager and then struggled to lose weight. It wasn’t until seeing you Rodney that I worked out I was depriving my body of the love it deserved. My sleep is amazing; I can now sleep 8 hours and feel amazing when I wake up.  


I asked you the million-dollar question Can everyone been hypnotised and well the answer is yes. The changes you have made in my life are remarkable and I can’t thank you enough.  


Thank you.  





Anxiety – Partners Past Relationship


Hey Rodney,  


Rodney has helped me change my thinking back to its naturally calm and happy state which it hasn’t been for many years, to an extent that I didn’t believe possible. After the session, I felt a surge of confidence and mild euphoria – the effect was immediate.  


Gradually, these changes settled down and became my new default state of mind. The relief is still at times overwhelming and although it takes a concentrated vigilance not to return to previous ways of thinking, I finally feel equipped to move forward and put years of anxiety, self-doubt, and suffering behind me.  


I want to thank Rodney for his patience and dedication, and for helping me heal in ways I couldn’t do alone. This is the way I want to be…and Rodney helped me be it.  


I hope you’re well and continuing to help people in such amazing ways.  




Mel B

Having suffered from anxiety for over 15 years, I was always a hypnotherapy sceptic. But I finally gave in and built up the courage to make an appointment! Rodney made the process easy & comfortable.  


The journey was amazing! I felt like I was having an out of body experience. Looking down on myself and letting go of all the anxiety & insecurity that i have been carrying with me for so many years.  


I felt a sense of release and could finally move forward with my life plan!  


Mel  B

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – (OCD)


Anyone who has dealt with the insidious beast of anxiety will know just how entrenched your mind can become in counter-productive thoughts.    


Synergy Hypnotherapy works with you, to break down these seemingly impenetrable walls of negativity then uses proven, innovative tools to help you shift into a more progressive way of thinking.  


If you are fed up and ready to embrace a positive change, Synergy can help. It helps to reaffirm your newly ‘installed’ mindset. All the best on your journey.  



Sleeping Disorder


I had been suffering for insomnia since I gave birth to my little daughter. Even though she started sleeping through the night very early, I couldn’t sleep. Either I had difficulty falling asleep or I was waking up in the middle of the night and found it hard to fall asleep again.  


I tried various remedies, including sleeping pills, breathing exercises and meditation, I even saw a sleep psychologist who designed a sleep reduction therapy for me but it all that wouldn’t help. I felt very low and tired, sometimes even exhausted, and I also started to feel anxious. Then I decided to see Rodney. During a session we treated my anxiety. I was amazed to find that my anxiety diminished significantly afterwards. However, I still had troubles sleeping.  


I feel so well and peaceful now because I know that my body knows how to sleep and how to get a good rest. I might still get a bad night once in a while but I do not frustrate because I know this is temporary. Everyone has a bad night sometimes. I received a CD with relaxation tracks and I listen to them frequently. I also started to listen to other hypnotic tracks and I am finding them really great and really working for me.  


My sleeplessness is gone but what is even more important, thanks to the sessions I had with Rodney I learned a lot about myself and I discovered how hypnosis can help you deal with your worries, fears and stress. It is really amazing. I am so grateful to Rodney for his patience and persistence in getting to the core of my problem. I think what he does is absolutely great.  



Marijuana Addiction


Hi Rodney  


It’s Richard here. I came to see you a few weeks ago about my marijuana smoking. I just wanted to let you know that I havent smoked for 2 weeks now and everything you said would happen, has happened.  


I started slowly and smoked a little for the first few days after i saw you but gradually I began to realise i didnt even know why I was smoking, I had no reason to. I have since stopped completely and as it has snowballed, I have noticed some amazing changes both physically and mentally.  


I have stopped biting my nails (incredible!) and have been generally calmer and more pleasant to be around which has not gone unoticed by family and friends. I still use all of the visual images you gave me in our session and they continue to grow and help me from day to day.  


Whilst I know this new journey has only just begun and I have a long way to go yet, I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with me. Before I saw you, I really felt like a lost cause but now i am feeling free of a huge weight that had just about dragged me under.  


I can’t thank you enough.


Take Care   Richard

Binge Eating Problem


Hi Rodney,  


You cured my binge eating. I haven’t binged in weeks.


Thanks so much. I’m doing well 



Fear of Flying

Eve Tabone

Hi Rodney  


Thank you, thank you, thank you.  


My trip was awesome. I did not worry about a thing going to the airport, going on the plane etc.  


It was just wonderful.  


You are a magician.  


Kind regards  


Eve Tabone

Weight Loss

Andrea W. Glen Waverley

Hi Rodney.  


I wanted to thank you for your help with my eating and weight management.  


Being able to tap into all the related feelings, deal with them appropriately and banish them from future scenarios has led me to finally feel like I am in control of what I do and how I react to situations that use to get the better of me.  


I am eternally grateful for your expertise in allowing me to discover the version of me I wanted to be. It took so little time to sort it out with you and I just wish I had been recommended to you far sooner.  


Andrea W. Glen Waverly

Farewell Fear of Driving

Sylvia Schiavoni

The sense of pure relief and happiness was phenomenal.  


The burden and constant pressure of not wanting to drive, coupled with no one being able to really understand my anxiety, was also gone.  


I felt liberated and still do. My only wish is I had found hypnotherapy earlier, in 2 hours a 10-year anxiety had just vanished.

Sylvia Schiavoni


Business Hours

Monday to Saturday
9:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: 03 9078 6103

Appointment Times

Tuesday to Saturday
10:30am, 12:30pm,
2:30pm and 4:30pm.


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