Hypnotherapy Services

At Synergy Hypnotherapy Melbourne, we specialise in Hypnotherapy to help you get your life back on track. By solving those problems in life that you can't seem to change. Some of the different types of hypnotherapy we specialise in are listed below. This is only the main issues or things people look for help with. We, of course, can help you with anything that is causing you problems in your life. No matter what it may be or how weird you may think it is I have seen an heard it all.

Addiction Hypnotherapy

Many people may find that at some point in their life they are addicted to something. It can range from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, chocolate and gambling to name just a few. This addiction has become destructive as it has taken over their lives. In a way that negatively impacts the quality of their life. They have become a slave to the addiction, and the rest of their life takes a back seat.
It can affect relationships, work and many other aspects of their life. To the point where it may cause breakdowns in those relationships. People usually start these problems in an innocent fashion, a drink after work to relax and alleviate anxiety. Or gambling for fun and to take mind off some other stuff going on their life. Then over time, it becomes a problem that has gotten out of control that they cannot deal with.

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Anger Hypnotherapy

Anger is a high energy state that can cause great distress in our lives. People who experience anger sometimes are not aware they have anger issues because they are focused on their anxiety, depression. But the driving emotion that results in this is the anger. Anger in most people is usually manifested in their mind and body. Where they don't act on it externally by fighting with others or smashing objects. They will tend to yell and scream in their head. often ranting on about them all in the privacy of their mind, this is still anger and with all the toxic effects it has on your body. This anger releases stress chemicals in the body, which over a long period of time can cause many health problems.

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Hypnosis for Anxiety

Anxiety is an increasing problem in Australia today, and anxiety disorders are increasing at alarming rates. The types of anxiety people are suffering from today are Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Specific Phobia. People suffering from anxiety may experience some of these symptoms. Tightness in muscles, edginess, restlessness, shakes, sleeping issues, racing mind, confusion, concentration difficulties and tiredness. In, some cases like panic attacks the symptoms are so severe it can incapacitate the person completely. Affecting their life, and in all cases, it will negatively impact the person's life.

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Hypnosis for Business Coaching

If you find yourself struggling in your business, it may be cold calling, sales, and presentation anxiety. You may have some beliefs around your performance, being worthy to earn more than a certain amount of money. Maybe it is a belief that you're not good at sales, you cannot manage money it doesn't matter how much you earn your always seem to spend it and cannot save any money. There are many beliefs that can stop you in your business or your position at work if you need help with any of these issues then please have a look at our business page to find out how we can help you with your problem.

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Depression Hypnotherapy

If you suffer from depression, you may experience the following symptoms. Always sad, lack of energy, no interest in anything even those you used to enjoy, low self-esteem, and no confidence. Can't concentrate, move slowly, sleeping problems, want to sleep all the time, cannot make decisions, eating problems either too much or not enough and even wanting to be dead.

While depression may be a big problem, you may experience anxiety, anger and other negative emotions which causes the depression. You may not be present to them due to the depression masking them. We all experience sadness at some time or another in our life when things happen that bring us down. Most of us will move through it to get back to normal. While others remain stuck, unable to do anything. Antidepressants may help in the short term. However, they only tend to alleviate or mask the symptoms not remove them, in a way similar to the way pain medication works.

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Eating Disorders Hypnotherapy

There are many types of eating disorders that can cause people suffering from the disorder many types of symptoms and sometimes death. Some of the disorders people suffer with are Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, pica disorder and rumination disorder.

The main one I see clients for these days is binge eating disorder, the main driver for all these types of disorders is self-esteem problems related to the way they look especially size or weight. many other emotional issues are also involved in these disorders especially anxiety, if you would like to learn more about how we can help with eating disorders please follow link below.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS has many symptoms, such as diarrhoea, constipation or bloating. Doctors think this is due to interference in the communication from the brain to the digestive track. Causing the digestive track to function abnormally, by speeding up or slowing down the processing of food consumed. Most doctors are at a loss as to how to treat IBS. However, they have recognised the following factors influence IBS symptoms. Eating certain types of food, medicines, hormones, trapped gas, and anxiety or stress.

Doctors agree that Hypnotherapy is a very useful tool in helping alleviate the symptoms. Or completely eliminating them in 9 out of 10 patients with IBS.

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Hypnotherapy Melbourne Reviews

Daughter had Anorexia

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

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


Donna - Mother

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


Fear of Teaching

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.


Kaity Leenheers Nanny and Student Teacher

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

Is a type of anxiety where the person completes ritualistic type behaviour with compulsive thoughts and concerns. Where people do constant checking of things, like locking doors and windows, checking taps, checking power points, and many other things. They are also concerned with cleanliness, germs, washing, cleaning etc. Usually, they will experience anxiety if they don't complete the ritual, only after they have completed the ritual, can they get some relief. Constant thoughts provoking them into checking things, the voices or thoughts in their mind usually are anxious and relentless, it is only when they have done the ritual do they get some peace. Also, they have compulsive thoughts about health and other things which cause them to be anxious. This will tend to get worse as they get older. This wastes lots of time during the course of their day, to a point where it may completely disable them. The individual may experience the following emotions, anger, anxiety, frustration, helplessness, depression, and guilt. These emotions will tend to make the condition worse.

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Phobia Hypnotherapy

Phobia is similar to panic attacks where a person experiences severe physical symptoms which incapacitate them. They can include shaking, sweating palms, sick in stomach, dizziness, numbness, weakness, feeling cold, hot flushes, going red in the face etc. Phobia's usually come in 3 categories Social, Spatial and Specific.

Social Phobia is where the person fears negative judgements from others. Being the focus of attention, looking silly or being embarrassed. Examples include fear of general social situations. Fear of self-expression, crowds or large groups, public speaking, eating in public, leaving the house (Agoraphobia).

Spatial Phobia is a fear of heights, closed spaces, open spaces, or specific places. It can vary in intensity and the factor that triggers it. For example, I have had clients who are ok with a height up to 4 stories. Then above that, they are not.

Specific Phobia includes all other phobias not mentioned above the person can have a fear of trains, dogs, cats, spiders, birds, picket fences, flying, storms, etc.

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Postnatal Depression

Big events in our life can cause anxiety and depression at normal times. So it is no surprise that having a baby can trigger off exactly these symptoms. As parents become overwhelmed with the changes in life and responsibility, they now have. Women can experience depression either while pregnant anti-natal depression and also after the birth of their baby postnatal depression.

The symptoms range from crying a lot, sleeping problems, fear of being alone, feeling they are a bad mother, anger, irritability, hating self or baby. No sex drive, depression, can't cope, anxiety and thoughts of harming oneself. Many of the symptoms of postnatal and anti-natal depression are the same as normal depression.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Hypnotherapy

This has become a more widely recognised problem due to soldiers returning from wars and trying to help and treat them of this problem. However, soldiers are not the only people who may experience PTSD, people in everyday normal like can experience PTSD and example of traumas that may trigger off PTSD problems are rape, molestation, car jacking at gunpoint, car accident, hold up, terrorist attack. These are just a few examples there are many that could cause a person to experience PTSD.

The main problem with PTSD is that there is a lot of intense emotion anchored to the memory of the trauma and it can be triggered off by many different triggers like sound, smell, sight of something and what triggers it off may even be unknown to the sufferer.

If you would like to learn more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how we can help with this problem please follow the link below.

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis

People have usually tried all the different methods, gum, nicotine patches, etc. All for no result, they are still smoking. Or they gave up for a while, then something happened and they started again. This is based on the premise that you're addicted to nicotine. However, studies have shown that nicotine leaves your body in 2 days. Then there are all the people who have given up with no withdrawal, so what is going on here. You're not addicted to the nicotine you have a psychological and emotional addiction.

Many smokers know what their triggers are like driving a car, drinking, socialising, after food, breaks at work, TV, etc. These activities appear to be the cause of smoking. But if we dig a little deeper, we will find that smokers usually feel stressed, anxious, sad, lonely, bored, angry or some other emotions, just before these activities. This is what is really causing them to smoke because when they do smoke, they will go into a meditative trance. Similar to a hypnotic trance where they zone out and gain some relief from the emotions, that is making them feel bad. They move into a more relaxed state. Have a look at anyone smokes outside a building; you will see they are a million miles away. Also, the act of smoking is similar to Indian yoga breathing techniques that are used to help people relax and meditate. You breathe in slowly pause, then breathe out slowly pause, do this several times in a row. This activates a relaxation trigger in people. So by stopping all of these habitual and emotional triggers. We can stop people from smoking and at the same time improve their quality of life.

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Relationships Problems Hypnotherapy

I am getting more and more clients who are seeking help with different types of relationship problems that range from wanting to forget an Ex, anxiety or anger in a relationship that is causing lots of fighting, inability to sustain a relationship due to some fear, cheating in a relationship and emotional problems caused by it, jealousy fear partner will cheat and leave, repeating the same pattern in relationships that is not healthy or working, fear of leaving a relationship and trust problems.

This is just a few examples of the different types of problems people can experience in relationships that people will seek help with their relationships.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your relationship problems, please follow the link below.

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Sleeping Disorders Hypnotherapy

Lots of people suffer from sleeping related issues like insomnia, snoring, teeth grinding, sleepwalking, sleep talking, and bedwetting.

People who have difficulties sleeping often describe how their mind is racing thinking of this and that. They also experience anxiety, anger, frustration and other emotions that all contribute to making the issue worse. They may find it hard getting to sleep, waking up during the night. Then having trouble getting back to sleep, waking up too early, feeling tired, and that sleep is not refreshing. This often causes a host of associated issues such as concentration issues, irritability, impaired work performance, lack of energy, and tiredness. This may cause anxiety and other issues in other parts of their life like work.

Snoring, teeth grinding, sleepwalking, sleep talking and bed wetting are problems that are controlled at a subconscious level. Because most of this occurs when you are asleep, the conscious mind has no input into these behaviours. So this needs to be addressed at a subconscious level, anxiety and other emotional issues will contribute to these issues. So we will need to address them by getting your unconscious to stop doing this when you are asleep. Also, when you're awake, you need to stop focusing on the problem and relax more.

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Sports Performance Hypnotherapy

If you're an athlete, you know that sport is 90% mental. The difference between the top athletes is not skill or fitness but the mental attitude. What do you think of your sport? How do you feel about it? What do you say to yourself about it and to yourself while training and competing? The big one, what do you focus on when you are training and competing? This will determine how well you do. With some clients, I have had they experience a range of emotions like anger, anxiety, tiredness, etc while competing and training. Which detracts from their performance, concentration and wastes valuable energy. I have also had clients who are boxers. Who are worried about whether or not the opponent likes them or not while in a match? This is not what you should be thinking of. They instead should be focusing on winning the match, in a pre-defined way i.e. knock out in the 3 round.

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If you would like to read what some of my clients have to say about my service, then please follow the link below.

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Weight Loss Hypnosis

Often, weight problems are learned in early childhood. This, together with emotional drivers, causes us to have problems controlling our weight. There are different types of problems, for instance, do you binge eat, emotionally eat, eat junk food. Or maybe it is a little more varied a bit of this and a bit of that.

Some of the things we need to work out are you satisfied with a small portion of food or unsatisfied? Can you leave food on your plate? Can you throw that food out? Or do you experience negative emotions when you contemplate this i.e. feel anxious, feel it is a waste, etc. How many times a day to you snack? When and why do you snack? This is usually where people comfort eat. So how do you feel before you snack?

Once we get a good idea of what your problem is losing weight. Then we can begin to work with your subconscious mind to remove any emotional issues around food. And retrain your subconscious to do the things you need to for losing weight.

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Hypnotherapy Melbourne Reviews

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


So glad I went (Binge Eating Disorder)

Problem with food anxiety self esteem and relationships

Rod is a brilliant hypnotherapist and very good at understanding the core of the problem without too much effort. He works with the mind and the soul and tries to make you understand why you are doing what you do that doesn’t feel right by getting you to answer questions and bring awareness to your mind It’s not easy to try and change a persons bad habits after 20 years of constant repetition.

Since seeing Rod I can honestly say that my problem has decreased by more than 90% and I believe that is only the beginning. I really feel a lot more controlled and calmer than before and I know that I’ll keep seeing him till it’s completely eliminated.

Rods ways are completely unique which is why they’ve worked on me. And I’m so glad I listened to my friend and went to see him. He honestly is brilliant and I felt so good after walking out. I know now that I’ll be ok and I have a very good person to go to if I start to feel vulnerable again.

Alexia Makeup

Trichotillomania and Low Self-Esteem

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,


Jenny Mother of 15 Year Old Girl

Fear of Needing a Toilet (80 Years old)

Hi Rodney,

Just a quick thanks for giving me my social life back. Did a trip on the Ghan in July, 10 days on Sun Shine Coast in August. I have my life back. Have passed your details onto my Chiro, he asked for them obviously to pass on to a patient.

Wishing you Blue Skys & Green Lights.
Shirley Pascoe

Shirley Pascoe Retired

Alcohol and Pot Smoking Addictions

Hi my name is Phil

I'm a 50 year old man. I have been struggling to keep functioning properly for years now which sucks. I had 15 years of bad experiences with my old partner because we shared a child who I love dearly but my ex had many mental health problems which I had to cope with because of our shared child but to cope I started drinking to escape, I was already a pot smoker and with the 2 bad habits well it has ruined my life.

I used to be a happy drunk, but later I became an ugly drunk, out of control, had pills from doctor ,but when you mix pills and booze, well it doesn’t work, add pot to the mix and my health started getting bad and I didn't know what to do, I needed change but didn't know how. I have been to a shrink before but had no luck didn’t help at all.

A few weeks ago I was scared, stuck, didn't know what to do. Looked at the internet for help and read about getting hypnotised, but it was expensive, I decided that well I was spending $250-300 dollars a week on booze , so 2 weeks off drinking and it would pay for it self, so l made the phone call 2 Synergy Hypnotherapy, didn't know what to expect, Rodney said that he could help me.

I was able to get rid of all my demons. Today is day 17 of my new life. I never thought I could give up both drinking and smoking pot in one hypnotherapy session with no withdrawal symptoms at all.

Rodney saved my life.



Phillip Kirk Mechanic

Bing Eating causing Weight Loss Problem

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

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