Hypnotherapy Melbourne


Hypnotherapy by Becky Carver  


Hypnotherapy by Becky Carver in Melbourne is a form of therapy whereby the client is guided by a clinical hypnotherapist into a trance-like state. This trance-like state is not dissimilar to meditation or when you are zoning out watching TV, or absorbed in the music that is playing and it is that state of awareness just before you fall asleep at night. It is in this state that the mind is open to suggestions and where one's attention can be turned completely inward to gain the awareness that is necessary to make certain changes in one's life. 

When It's Used

Hypnotherapy can often be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy and its application is endless. Hypnotherapy is most commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, phobias, substance abuse, weight management, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders and stress. It can also be used to work through trauma, pain management, skin issues, 

relationship issues, eating disorders, public speaking.....the list can go on. There is very little that hypnotherapy cannot be applied to therefore making hypnotherapy by Becky Carver in Melbourne a very effective form of therapy.

What to Expect

Clinical hypnotherapy is generally performed in a calm therapeutic space. The client can either sit up or lie down, depending on what their preference is. The therapist will guide you into a relaxed, calm state, and they might ask you to focus on your breathing, or to visualise, and often you will be taken on a fantastical journey of imagery, emotions that are positive and fulfilling. Unlike what you see on the TV or in movies, you will be in complete control of yourself, you will be able to speak and you will be able to hear the therapists suggestions made to you. 


How It Works

Hypnosis is not a magical tool that is going to instantly change you and it is not a form of psychotherapy or psychology. It is however a method that helps to facilitate change quickly and is useful in conjunction with other various forms of therapy. Because hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind change can happen easily and often quickly, however the length of hypnosis treatment varies, depending on the complexity of the issues that are bought to the session and that may arise throughout the treatment. 

What to Look for in a Hypnotherapist

Look for a hypnotherapist who is trained and qualified. Ensure that they are a member of an appropriate association and it is useful to find someone who has other qualifications such as psychotherapy, counselling, or psychology. Apart from ensuring you have found someone who is appropriately qualified it is important you feel comfortable and confident with the person you have chosen. 


Are you unsure of what to expect from a hypnotherapy session? Hypnotherapy is a pleasant, relaxing experience that effectively prepares you for making the changes that you want and achieving your life goals.

Wondering why hypnosis and hypnotherapy are so effective? It’s simple — it’s all about goal setting. Once you set a clear, honest goal, chances are you will be able to achieve it through hypnosis. Read on to learn more about what to expect from hypnotherapy treatment.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Are you unsure of what to expect from a hypnotherapy session? Hypnotherapy is a very pleasant, relaxing experience, much like a meditation and the best thing is it is a fast and effective way to transform and create change. It is used to override negative thought patterns, behaviours and beliefs and in turn new positive patterns. This is done by delving deep into the subconscious mind and making positive suggestions in place of the negative stories that have been ruling you. The effectiveness of hypnosis has be known and documented for thousands of years and more and more hypnosis is being acknowledged in the medical world for its effectiveness along side other treatments. 

What happens at the first hypnosis session?

The initial session can last up to 1.5 hours. This allows for the hypnotherapist and client to build rapport and for the therapist to gather personal information and set goals for the hypnotherapy sessions. Subsequent sessions last about an hour. Sometimes 1 session is all a client needs, and for others a series of sessions are required. 

The hypnotic process

After getting to know each other and a clear understanding of goals and issues to be addressed has been achieved, the hypnotherapist will prepare the client for hypnosis. The process will be explained in full detail and any concerns are questions are easily answered. The hypnosis process begins with an induction - which is used to relax the client, and to put them into a hypnotic state. This can be quick and pleasant process that allows the conscious part of the brain to step aside so communication to the subconscious mind can be established. It is in the subconscious mind that habits, memories, trauma, beliefs, and stories are stored. Hypnosis allows for this part of the brain to be accessed, and it is here that the hypnotherapist makes positive suggestions that then override the negative belief patterns or memories, replacing them with positive new ones that more in line with what the clients is wanting to achieve. Once the hypnotherapy session is over, the client may feel tired, light, relaxed, clear. The more hypnotherapy sessions a client has the more deeper into the subconscious mind they will go often creating profound change and uplifted states of being. 

How to get what you want from hypnotherapy

The most important thing to understand about hypnotherapy is its effectiveness is only determined by the clients willingness to achieve the desired outcome. The more the client is committed to change and is prepared to make the necessary changes, the more powerful and effective the hypnotherapy will be. Together the hypnotherapist and client can discuss the desired outcome and goal so that everyone is on the same page. Some challenging questions may be posed such as: What is stopping you from achieving your desired goal, or how much do you believe you can make the changes necessary, or how much do you want to make those changes? These are all valid questions that allow client and therapist to understand where the client is on their journey towards change. It is easy to experience dramatic change through using hypnosis however the effectiveness of that change will be determined by the clients commitment to the process as well. 

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