If high levels of stress & anxiety start to really affect your life then it's good to do something about it. If not, the symptoms are unlikely to go away. They just keep building up.
My name is Joan & I moved from the UK to Adelaide Australia in 2007. As we go through the different stages of life we can become detached from reality. when I had my son I developed post natal depression, I adored being a mother but felt very low & teary for a long time, I couldn't understand why?
I felt as if I was running on empty & life was a struggle. All my friends had had their kids & had gone back to work. I felt very alone.
I went along to my general practitioner for help & was given anti depressants, I've since discovered these only mask the problem. I've since become a professional hypnotherapist which I love & feel very passionate about, it has helped me & others in amazing ways.... I know it's transformed my life!
I honestly believe everyone should experience hypnotherapy at sometime. it can change their life ! Everyone has issues, it's the way we deal with these that can make all the difference.
With the help of conversational hypnosis I am now able to steer people through any issues in the same way I've been helped. I care & understand as, like you, I've been there. You are not just a client but a person to me & this is extremely important.
My therapy is very personal to suit your needs.
"If you feel that your emotions are getting out of hand, it could be a good idea to seek help. It's always good to talk to someone about how you feel, rather than bottling it all up".
Relax Hypnotherapy Adelaide is based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide & I am able to also do Skype & Facebook Messenger sessions which work the same as if face to face.
Hypnosis is a natural state we go in & out of many times during the day.
Have you ever missed a turn off when driving because you were thinking of something else or become so engrossed in the tv that you didn't hear when someone talks to you? Well that's trance. It's so natural you don't even realise your in it.
At Relax Hypnotherapy Adelaide we go on the journey of discovery together to create rapid change in the right direction. you can achieve that balance, get back your life!
Hypnotherapy can create huge changes in confidence, anxiety, even motivation, we do this face to face or even over Skype....Distance is no barrier.
Using conversational hypnosis means it's not a "one size fits all" approach, I understand & respect that we are all individual, just like our problems.
We have a very casual conversation which can achieve remarkable results to help you move on with your life.
At Relax Hypnotherapy we go on the journey together to create that rapid & positive change in the right direction to achieve that balance in your life.
Hypnotherapy is a technique that uses something called hypnosis, which is an altered state of awareness. This is sometimes referred to as a trance state. You slip in & out of trance states throughout the day. For example, when you daydream & when you are at your most relaxed & comfortable.
This is when the best ideas pop into your mind.
Basically, there are two parts to the mind, the conscious, which is the thinking part, that deals with reason & logic and the subconscious, which, among other things houses all the information your conscious gives it to store, like memories & things it can't deal with immediately.
Is it safe?
" Hypnotherapy is very relaxing. It is very safe and you cannot be made to do anything that you don't want to do " !
What to bring to your session?
your best self help tool is your attitude, keep upbeat & optimistic & you can achieve anything with a little help.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
• Anxiety • Depression • Weight Loss • Fears and Phobias • Smoking • Stress management • Procrastination - The list is endless.
I highly recommend Joan for a hypnosis session as I've had two sessions with her with amazing results.
Firstly I was lacking confidence in public speaking and decided to book a session with Joan. Well Joan was professional, and I felt very relaxed, calm and safe in her presence. After my session my next public speaking event went well without me even getting nervous. I spoke confidently and it's even rubbed off in everyday life with strangers I meet for the first time.
My second session was to fix my addiction to sugar. Again Joan was very professional and made me feel safe. After the session my sugar cravings went back to normal and that was months ago and they are still normal.
I highly recommend Joan and know you will be very happy with her service and integrity.
THE LADY WHO CHANGED MY LIFE
Now before I go ahead and tell you how this lady changed my life let me share with you how meeting Joan came about. Anyone that knows me would know that I have had anxiety for a long time and it is also something that touches my family massively. Between my mum, my brother and I we have the market cornered on life with anxiety. My anxiety started at a young age. When my parents divorced I formed some type of separation anxiety. Being so young I didn’t quite understand how to deal with it and just pushed it to the side and hoped that it would go away. Unfortunately this planted the seed of anxiety and over the years it has grown roots and lodged itself within me. I could be sitting at home on the couch or driving to work in the car and a game show would come on. Say for example I was watching Deal or No Deal. I could watch the whole show up until the very last briefcase and then I’d have to change the channel before they open it. My heart would be racing and my hands would be sweating. I could not bare to watch that last briefcase being opened. For me it was the fear of the unknown, fear of the future. That’s basically how I lived my life, fearing the unknown.
In April I took a turn for the worse. I pushed the person way that I adored more than anything. I was constantly stressing about the unknown and the future which is enough to make anyone leave. Some days I struggled to get out of bed and others days I would spend walking around like a zombie. I felt alone, I felt like I had no purpose and quite frankly I couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel, I was down to the last straw.
My mum was naturally worried about me and booked me an appointment at the doctors to see if they could help me with a mental health plan. After 5 minutes of explaining how I was feeling this so called professional whipped out a pad and scribbled me out a script. A script for anti-depressants. I didn’t want to be depressed and this wasn’t the life I had envisioned when I was a child.
I was a bit hesitant at first but after all it’s what the doctor prescribed, how bad could it truly be. I took the tablets for about a month. During this month I was numb. I felt neither happy nor sad. All I ever felt like doing was eating and sleeping. My skin was breaking out and I was putting on weight by the day. If anything it was making me more unhappy than I already was.
After weighing up the pros and cons I decided to go cold turkey on the anti-depressants. I know this is never recommended and you should always begin by tapering off of them but I thought this was the best option for me.
It was a few days after I had stopped taking the anti-depressants when I was talking to a family friend who recommended Hypnotherapy. He told me that he had recently tried Hypnotherapy for his anxiety and it had worked. I was a little bit sceptical at first however at this point I was eager to try anything.
For anyone that doesn’t know, Hypnotherapy is a form of Psychotherapy that is used to create subconscious change in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
I made an appointment with the Hypnotherapist (Joan). I was feeling super anxious about the whole thing but was constantly reminded by my friends/family that doing this could only benefit me and that I had nothing to lose.
I went into the Hypnotherapy session with an open mind. Joan made me feel safe and comfortable from the moment I sat down. I poured my heart out and told her absolutely everything that was going on in my head and how I was feeling. An hour and a half later my first Hypnotherapy session was done. I came out of the session unsure of the results but knew that I was feeling different. In the next coming days I tried to test my anxiety. I even pushed myself to sit through a full game show on TV or radio competition without changing the channel to see how it would make me feel.
It’s been over a month now and I am very proud to say that I no longer have any sort of anxiety. I no longer go to the shops and examine the nearest exit in case I can feel an attack coming on, I no longer anxiously bite my nails and I no longer hide myself in my room with my head in a book to hide away from this crazy world.
Joan has completely changed my life. There are honestly no words to describe how grateful I am to be given what feels like a second chance. For anyone out there who is reading this and is going through the same thing or something similar please understand that you are not alone. I hope this inspires you and makes you believe that there is always help out there for you.
Hi Joan, just want to say thank you again for my hypnotheraphy session. It's been over a week and i've had no anxiety whatsoever! Can't thank you enough. xx
Unstuck’ from the UK
Thank you for helping me become unstuck! For as many years as I can remember I’d felt as though I was being held back from making a life for myself by an invisible force field. I know it sounds nuts but it felt like someone or something was holding me down and I couldn't move freely. At times the feeling was overwhelming and I felt incredibly restricted.
Initially I was sceptical about using hypnosis, especially via Skype. I’m not sure what I expected but it was a great experience that I hope to repeat (hypnosis), I felt so deeply relaxed. The journey you took me on was confusing at the time, I couldn't quite see the relevance. However, over the next few days I keep having epiphanies! I can't believe how everything I experienced during the hypnosis session was extremely relevant to the ‘stuck’ feeling I was experiencing. On the second or third day after my session that feeling disappeared. I still can't quite believe it and I haven't felt that feeling again, just a great sense of freedom. An added bonus was that I slept so well that night, it was the best nights sleep I'd had in months. You certainly have a gift for this area of work. Thank you so much for helping me, you are a true angel xx
Liz, United Kingdom