HYPNOTHERAPY FOR MIDLIFE CRISES

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Midlife crises transformed to an exciting life transformation

As you reach midlife your thoughts of aging could lead you to feelings of regret and anxiety about the future.  The Midlife phase could also lead you to feeling youthful again, taking on new interests as you struggle to come to terms with the fact that your life is half over.  However, the emotional turmoil you are experiencing may not lead to a youthful or positive experience.

Research tells us that one in four people who say they have experienced a midlife crisis attribute a major event, rather than age as the catalyst.  For example; changes such as a divorce, job loss of a loved one or relocation is this you??

 

Some indictors of a  Midlife Crisis could include;

  • Neglect of personal hygiene
  • Dramatic changes in sleep habits
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Pronounced changes in mood, such as increased anger, irritability, sadness, or anxiety.
  • Withdrawal from usual routine or relationships

Causes

You may be experiencing changes in relationships and roles.  You may now have the added responsibility of caring for aging parents or your children have left home and while they are becoming independent this leaves a big hole in your life.

Physical and psychological changes in midlife

  • You may have developed illnesses or ailments and begin to notice a decline in your physical abilities.
  • Are you making time for immense reflection looking back over the years and questioning what your life might have been like if you had taken a different path. 
  • Are you scrambling to accomplish bigger goals in the second half of your life.
  • The Happiness Slump – It may surprise you to know that many studies indicate that life happiness is U-shaped. Did you notice a gradual decline in happiness which began during your late teen years and continued until your 40’s. You will be pleased that it begins to increase again in the 50’s and well into your 60’s.   This could explain what you are feeling now!

Freedom from Body Symptoms of discomfort irritation and pain

Testimonials

Kim is a great listener and helps to structure your thoughts and provides great insights and inputs to your problems. She provides a thorough plan to address multiple dimensions of the problems being faced by the client.

I found the hypnotherapy recordings very helpful. Will definitely recommend her services to everyone looking for a holistic approach to their health problems
Sukhchain Dhillon

Thank you Kim for helping me to overcome my anxiety and frustration from the choices I made in my life.

I have learnt to slow down and give myself time to stop and think about what I want in my life.

I am making better choices now.
Janine D, Mortdale.
Kim is such an accomplished, caring & deeply knowledgeable counsellor/clinical hypnotherapist. She genuinely cares for her clients & works with them to understand the root cause(s) of the problem(s).

I have felt so relaxed & trusting in her presence & abilities...and have achieved fantastic results with weight loss & behaviour modification through sessions with her.

That said, although working with somebody as skilled/compassionate as Kim is really effective, clinical hypnotherapy (like other therapies) is an ongoing process so it’s awesome to have someone like Kim on your side/backing you.

Thanks Kim - you’re amazing!
Brad Marsh

Kim helped me cut down on sugar through hypnotherapy and surprisingly it helped a lot.

I will be back for more treatments as I found her to be very warm, welcoming and trusting.
Lulu Campbell
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How Does it Work?

Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness that you naturally enter for therapeutic purposes. During this process, beneficial corrections may be given directly to the unconscious mind. This is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge and the unwitting source of many of our challenges.

No-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Therefore, therapeutic hypnosis is a state of purposeful and confidential co-operation.

During the session, you will recline in a comfortable chair with your feet elevated. During the hypnosis period, you will feel relaxed, but still aware of what is happening around you. The conscious mind slows down and thoughts fade allowing for positive suggestions to be embedded in the sub-conscious mind. You will enter a state of deep relaxation.

You will awaken from the hypnotic relaxed state initially feeling drowsy and then wide awake as if you have experienced a very satisfying sleep. You may or may not remember the positive suggestions, which is why all hypnosis sessions are recorded and you’ll be sent the recording the next day following the session.

Who Can Benefit From Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Just about everyone can benefit from clinical hypnotherapy for one reason or another. But people who suffer from anxiety,  stress, midlife issues, body symptoms,  etc. are especially great candidates.

At the subconscious level, many habits and compulsions have been reinforced over years. In other words, our brains are hardwired to keep the habit in place, and we’re oblivious to the control these subconscious thoughts have over our actions.

The clinical hypnotherapist takes time to learn about you and identify your negative behaviours and triggers. Ultimately, the goal is to determine the subconscious thinking pattern that’s keeping the behaviour in place – or the root cause.

Once the root cause is determined, devising a strategy is just one piece of the equation – you have to make that strategy ‘stick’, and often that requires updating your subconscious thinking. issues

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Who Can Benefit From Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Just about everyone can benefit from clinical hypnotherapy for one reason or another. But people who suffer from stress, phobias, etc. are especially great candidates.

At the subconscious level, many habits and compulsions have been reinforced over years. In other words, our brains are hardwired to keep the habit in place, and we’re oblivious to the control these subconscious thoughts have over our actions.

The clinical hypnotherapist takes time to learn about you and identify your negative behaviours and triggers. Ultimately, the goal is to determine the subconscious thinking pattern that’s keeping the behaviour in place – or the root cause.

Once the root cause is determined, devising a strategy is just one piece of the equation – you have to make that strategy ‘stick’, and often that requires updating your subconscious thinking.

What Can You Expect From Clinical Hypnotherapy with Kim Shade?

Clinical  Hypnotherapy is a process. Many people will begin to see results after a single session, but for those results to stick long-term, the strategy may need to be evaluated and reinforced regularly.

During follow-up sessions, Kim will guide you through exercises to reinforce the new behaviour and make it stronger and stronger. Over time and with the proper technique, you can completely transform old, automatic subconscious thoughts.

Additionally, Kim can help to improve upon results. For example, if the results were subtle following your first session, Kim may choose another strategy to help you overcome your issues. She’s dedicated to finding the most effective, personalized solution to get you the results you desire.

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Clinical Hypnotherapy Enables the Strategy to Stick So You Can Achieve Results

In clinical hypnotherapy, hypnosis is used as a tool to help clients reach a state of relaxation – similar to daydreaming. When you enter a state of hypnosis, your mind is highly suggestible, and because of this, you can begin to reframe the negative thought patterns that are holding behaviours in place.

For example, let’s say you’re hoping to overcome procrastination. The clinical  hypnotherapist will guide you into hypnosis. Once you’ve achieved this hyper-focused, relaxed state, the clinical  hypnotherapist will provide tailored suggestions designed to help you overcome and reframe your existing subconscious thoughts. 

For procrastination, the suggestion might be: “Working in 30-minute intervals should be a priority in your life. Because you’re working for just a half-hour, work will come more easily. And it will feel more manageable than the past.”

Ultimately, because your mind while in a state of hypnosis is so suggestible, this suggestion is much more likely to “stick.” In other words, you’re reversing the negative thoughts that encourage your procrastination. 

You Receive Specialised Care

Clinical Hypnotherapists are trained to address a variety of conditions – including anxiety, overeating, food, substance abuse, smoking, weight loss, phobias, and negative thinking. In other words, our training provides the tools to address a much longer list of conditions.

Plus, clinical hypnotherapists have a much broader toolbox of techniques to work with, including visualisation, neuro-linguistic programming, root cause analysis, and reframing.

With more tools, clinical hypnotherapists can provide an approach that’s tailored to each individual’s needs.

It’s Highly Effective

Ultimately,clinical hypnotherapists want you to succeed. Yet, clinical hypnotherapy tends to empower clients more effectively.

The reason? Clinical Hypnotherapists are trained to recognise change resistance behaviours and uncover the root cause.

Additionally, clinical hypnotherapists encourage follow-up appointments to reinforce positive behaviours. Therefore, results may be longer-lasting and achieved more quickly.

It’s Tailored to Your Needs

Each client seeking hypnosis has his or her own subconscious thinking patterns. These subconscious thoughts are what keep a negative behaviour in place.

For hypnosis to be effective, the experience must be tailored to reversing this “root cause.”

In general, clinical hypnotherapy seeks to understand the root causes of anxiety, stress, discomfort or life challenges and deliver therapy that is designed to reverse the subconscious source.

The Process: What To Expect From Your Visit With Kim

  • Once you book a session you will be asked to complete the online Client Intake Form which outlines your contact details, wellness history, and status, lifestyle challenges expectations from your sessions and consent.
  • The first session is 90 minutes the price for this is $150 and consists of discussing your Client Intake Form and working with you to prioritise your needs and focus of the sessions for your treatment plan with a pre-talk, a targeted hypnosis session which is recorded, and a post-talk. Take home tasks are agreed and very helpful.  It could  include; recordings of the sessions, research in a particular topic area, mindfulness practices, lifestyle adjustments, interaction/social guidelines.
  • Most people find that their treatment is integrated into their life more fully when they have their sessions not more than 1-2 weeks apart and fully commit to completing the take-home tasks
  • Follow-up sessions are 60 minutes and will include a review of the treatment plan and goals – what’s working/not working. A hypnosis session targeting your challenges and a post-talk with agreement on take-home tasks. Typically, clients need 3-6 sessions for clinical hypnotherapy depending on their challenges e.g. for people with chronic issues this could require 6 sessions.
  • In Kim’s own and others’ experience, the results are noticed immediately like a weight lifting off your chest or walking out of a fog-everything is clearer and sharper and tension is released from the body.

Keep in mind that we’re here to support you throughout the entire process. We’re committed to delivering hypnotherapy solutions that are custom-tailored to you and your unique life and needs.

Get in touch today to schedule your first  clinical hypnotherapy session. The best version of yourself is waiting.

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” 

 Milton Erickson

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