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.
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 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 which 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, 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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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, no confidence. Cant concentrate, move slowly, sleeping problems, want to sleep all the time, cannot make decisions, eating problems either to much or not enough and even wanting to be dead.
While depression may be the 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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Many people would like to exercise and improve their health. But in my experience, they have lots of reasons and excuses not to exercise. These range from I don't have enough time, I'm to tied, I can't be bothered, it hurts, I'm sore. I don't like the way guys look at me, I feel embarrassed are a few examples. Lots of people will even say I love to exercise, and really like the way I feel afterwards. The problem is they cannot actually get over the initial hump of committing to and doing the exercise.
If you're an athlete you know that sport is 90% mental. And the difference between the top athletes is not skill or fitness but mental attitude. What do you think of your sport? How do you feel about it? What do you say to your self about it, and to your self 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 predefined way i.e. knock out in the 3 round.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS has many symptoms like 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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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 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 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 fear of trains, dogs, cats, spiders, birds, picket fences, flying, storms etc.
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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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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 the 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 smoking 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 breath 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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Sleeping Disorders Hypnotherapy
Lots of people suffer from sleeping related issues like insomnia, snoring, teeth grinding, sleepwalking, sleep talking, and bed wetting.
People who have difficulties sleeping ofter 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 like concentration issues, irritability, impaired work performance, lack of energy, 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, so 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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Weight Loss Hypnosis
Often weight problems are learned in early childhood. This together with emotional drivers cause 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 you're 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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