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Melbourne Chapter of IACT

iactsealbw-lgThe Melbourne Chapter of The International Association of Counsellors and Therapists, very ably run by Pete Smith, current President of the Newton Institute and founder of HypnoEnergetics, will have it’s first meeting in a new venue in Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs.

The aims of the chapter are to feature each member’s business and provide a space for networking between complementary therapists, as well as having an educational component.

A Supervision component for other professional organizations, can be provided if required.

For more information about IACT and how to join go directly to their website www.iact.org

The next meeting will be Monday 14th April at 7.30pm. If you would like more details and to RSVP please use the contact form below….




How to conjure up fear and anxiety with one simple word


Time flies
There is nothing more tragic than to see respected therapists reacting badly at the word supervision. It’s as if they have suddenly been transported back to a very early childhood experience where they are standing outside the Principal’s Office for an imagined misdemeanor.
Watch them puff up and bristle ….

listen to the comments….”I don’t need to report to anyone what I am doing”, “It’s the association gouging more money from me”, ” I don’t need anyone telling me what to do” and so on…..
Perhaps if the word supervision was substituted by any or all of the following:

  • supporting
  • mentoring
  • guiding
  • suggesting
  • guiding

then there wouldn’t be the emotional response that is currently being observed amongst many hypnotherapists, newly required to have regular supervision.

Here is a definition of Supervision 

and another

and another

With many Hypnotherapists also familiar with NLP, it’s time for a reframe. To take a leaf out of one of Tony Robbins books, they should be familiar with CANI (Constant and Never ending Improvement)

” CANI is a true discipline. It can’t just be practiced every once in a while, when you feel like it. it must be a constant commitment backed up by action.  The essence of CANI is gradual, even minute, continuous improvement that over the long term sculpts a masterpiece of colossal proportions……

Many people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will either lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the calibre of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends and your family.”

Back to School

examsAs the Australian summer holidays draw to a close, teachers and students are preparing to return to school.

For many, both adults and children, this is a time of high stress and anxiety.

New friendships, new routines, new shoes…..

If there have been negative past experiences around school friendships or learning outcomes, then there is often what is called “Anticipatory Anxiety”.

  • dry mouth
  • “butterflies” in the stomach (even upset stomach)
  • insomnia
  • memory problems

….. all signs of stress.

A stressed mind can’t learn efficiently.

It’s like having all the programs on your computer open at the same time – it slows the processor down!

When you are relying  on all your senses to help your subconscious to decide whether to run away or stand and fight, your primitive reflexes take over and stress hormones are produced.

Hypnotherapy is very effective in helping with stress responses and with school anxieties. Using the power of the imagination to “re-imagine” unlimited scenarios and specific therapies to revisit and defuse previous events, a qualified Hypnotherapist can assist in improving learning outcomes and making the social interaction easier.


ImageA lot of the material here has been migrated across from the Ning site that I set up for the Australian Chapter of IACT, so if you have been searching for it – here it is!

All things have a season, so think of that site as an autumn leaf that has drifted off and recycled…..

I figure that anyone interested in Hypnotherapy will find this site and comment if they wish.

Rest and Relaxation in the Hypno Lounge

Welcome to the Hypno Lounge.

Hypnosis comes in many different forms.

You can be in a state of hypnosis whilst watching TV or even driving your car.

(sounds a bit like a well known beer ad…!)


There are many types of  hypnosis :

  • stage hypnosis,
  • clinical hypnosis,
  • holistic hypnosis
  • self hypnosis
  • spiritual hypnosis which includes past life regression and Lives between Lives regression.

The Hypno Lounge is the place to explore the different types of hypnosis and seeks to inform on ways to live a holistic and energetically congruent life.

Perhaps you are after a clinical application – you want to stop smoking or have exam anxiety or a procrastination issue.

Following on from this, Energy Coachingwill allow you to set achievable goals and move your life forward.

If you want to explore a more spiritual form of hypnotherapy then a past life regression could be the answer.

We all suffer from some degree of stress in our lives.

How you deal with it will affect your long term health.

The HypnoLounge encourages you to begin meditating. Done for as little as 2 minutes  at a time – using simple, achievable techniques stress can be reduced considerably