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Find the answers to common questions such as 'can hypnotherapy help with pain relief'?

  • Is hypnotherapy covered by health insurance
    Yes and no. Some policies will cover hypnotherapy but it's not a given. Check with your provider to see if you're eligible for a rebate.
  • Can I book an appointment on behalf of someone else?
    No. Whoever is getting treatment, must be willing and engaged in the process so although you might think hypnotherapy will be helpful for a friend or loved one, they need to be the one who wants help.
  • Will you make me quack like a duck?
    No. If you've never experienced hypnotherapy, your only reference point is likely the magic shows you've seen on TV. The reality is, you have control over the entire process. You can choose to listen or ignore. However, the goal is for you to enjoy therapeutic and positive outcomes. It's important to go into the process understanding your responsibility to the outcomes. As the hypnotherapist, I'm only the vehicle. I can't do the work for you. If you want to change or make improvements to your life, you need to understand that there's work to be done by you. I can't wave a wand and make everything better.
  • Do you use scripts?
    No There are a number of hypnotherapeutic approaches. I use what's called Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy. That means we look at your personal skills and incorporate them into the treatment plan. So each client will have a different experience. Because each treatment plan is personalised to your needs, scripts aren't used.
  • Do you record the sessions?
    Yes, but only the hypnosis part of the session. The reason I record the session is so that you can listen to it in between our sessions. It helps with reinforcing the treatment.
  • Can anyone be treated with hypnotherapy or are there exceptions?
    If you have mental health issues such as bipolar or schizophrenia, I am unable to treat you and will refer you to a GP or mental health specialist
  • I have chronic pain. Can you treat me without a referral?
    No Although hypnotherapy is very effective in treating pain, it's not a cure. It's important you've explored all reasonable avenues and are using hypnotherapy as a last resort. We need to know there's no underlying serious issues causing the pain before we start treatment.
  • What is an intake form?
    So I can best treat you, I'll ask you to complete an intake form at least 48hours before our first meeting. If I have any questions based on your answers, I may call you. I may also need to cancel your session/s if I find that your concern falls outside my scope
  • How is hypnotherapy governed?
    I belong to a number of associations including Australian Hypnotherapist Association, and the International Strategic Psychotherapists Association. In order to practice, I am required to complete a minimum number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points annually along with a minimum number of hours with an accredited supervisor.
  • My friend had an abreaction when under hypnosis. What is it and can it happen to me?
    An abreaction is an emotional response. It's generally uncontrollable crying. If this happens to you, I'll pull you out of the trance and ensure your wellbeing. I may call your emergency contact if I think you need to be with someone.
  • I think my young child could benefit from hypnotherapy. Can you help?
    Yes and no Although you as a parent might think your child may benefit from hypnotherapy, your child needs to be willing to participate. So if they don't want to go through the process, I can't help. On the other hand, if they want to go through the with the program, hypnotherapy can be very effective for children suffering anxiety or phobias. The process is similar, but we tend to use stories incorporating their heroes and villains they're familiar with.
  • What conditions can be treated through hypnotherapy?
    The Road Hypnotherapy specialises in using hypnotherapy to address a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, stress, phobias, smoking cessation, weight management, self-esteem issues, and more. Through the power of hypnosis, I work with clients to address their specific needs and help them achieve positive and lasting change in their lives. I am committed to providing personalised and effective treatments that empower clients to overcome their challenges and live their best lives.
  • What is Hypnotherapy and how can it help me?
    Hypnotherapy is a type of complementary therapy that uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, often referred to as a trance. In this state, you can more easily access your subconscious mind and explore thoughts, feelings, and memories that may be affecting your behaviour and mindset. I am a certified hypnotherapists and work with clients to address a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, stress, phobias, weight management, smoking cessation, and more. Through personalised sessions and techniques, hypnotherapy can help you make positive changes, overcome obstacles, and achieve your goals. Our approach is client-centered, empowering, and focused on promoting overall wellbeing and personal growth.
  • How does hypnotherapy work, and what can I expect during a session?
    Hypnotherapy involves guiding you into a state of deep relaxation where your subconscious mind becomes more open to positive suggestions and changes. During a session, you can expect to work closely with me and I will interview you to understand your goals, address any concerns, and tailor the hypnotherapy process to your specific needs. I will then guide you into a state of focused attention, similar to being absorbed in a good book or movie, allowing you to access your subconscious and work on overcoming challenges or achieving personal growth. Throughout the session, you will remain conscious, in control, and able to remember everything that happens. The experience is a collaborative effort between you and the hypnotherapist, focused on empowering you to make positive changes in your life.
  • How much does hypnotherapy cost?
    1st session: $150 Additional sessions: $99 Packages for up to 4 sessions (paid in full): $310 The IBS package includes 6 sessions at a cost of $440
  • How many sessions are included in a package?
    You get 4 sessions as part of the block package. If you find you're doing better after 2 or 3 sessions, you can bank the final session/s for a later date
  • I'm currently unemployed/studying full time. Is there a discount available?
    I offer discounts on a case by case basis.
  • I've bought a block of 4 sessions but only used 3. Do I get a partial refund?
    No. The block is more about improving a concern rather than the hours it took to address the issue. So if it takes less than 4 sessions - well done! You can however, come back later and have the final session if you feel you need some additional work. You have 12 months from the date of your 1st session to redeem any unused sessions.
  • I see you offer 20 minutes free. What does that mean?
    You might have pre-conceived ideas of what clinical hypnosis is that once we meet, you realise isn't what you expected. We might also as a consequence of our conversation, realise your concern is outside my scope. It might also be a case that you don't think I'm the right therapist for you - rapport is important. Whatever the case, if either of us are not happy to proceed after the 1st 20 minutes, there's no charge.
  • I need to cancel my appointment. Will I be charged?
    You won't be charged if you cancel with at least 24hrs notice. Cancellations made less than 24hours will be charged.
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