Clinical Hypnosis as a therapy

Hypnosis is best described as a very deep state of relaxation, in other words, a normal, natural, healthy state of mind. At Psychologists Southern Sydney (PSS) we offer hypnosis to clients as another valuable therapeutic tool.

How does hypnosis work?

Our bodies experience what are known as ultradian rhythms. These rhythms form the basis of common, everyday trance or hypnotic states, when we may find ourselves daydreaming or just taking a break. Hypnosis is safe as it is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally DRUG FREE. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis.

Several of our PSS psychologists including Janice Killey our Principal Psychologist is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. This training allows Janice to offer hypnosis as a therapy for a range of issues. Janice has also added the Virtual Gastric Banding hypnosis technique for weight loss. John Littleton another one of our senior psychologists is also trained in hypnotherapy

Our clients use hypnotherapy to help with:

Exam Nerves, Smoking Cessation, weight loss, Headaches, Insomnia, Pain, Anxieties, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Nail Biting, Bed Wetting, Bulimia, Depression, Mood Swings, Alcoholism, Relationships, Hostility, Anger, Resentments, Worry, Guilt, Grief, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Sex Dysfunction, Warts, Compulsions.

People who undergo hypnosis have expressed improvement in: Pain Control, Childbirth, Exam performance, Study Recall, Memory, Relaxation, Confidence, Releasing the Past, Personal Power, and Goal Setting, Sports Focus, Public Speaking, Personal Growth, Performance, Assertiveness, Communication.

At Life Resolutions Kogarah hypnosis can be used with a range of other behavioural therapies which can be utilised in the treatment of most disorders, whether mental or otherwise, where the relaxation response promotes the person’s attitude. For example, with a physical injury, the person’s mental resources can be enlisted to aid in managing the subsequent discomfort, allow for some rest and lessen the associated emotional trauma.

Hypnosis can be claimed through many private health funds. Please check with your health fund to see if they offer a rebate which we can claim through Hicaps on the spot. Medicare as yet does not offer a rebate on hypnosis.

We are open six days a week for bookings throughout the day and after hours, also Saturdays. Private Health and Medicare Rebates are available on the spot.

To find out more about our services or to book a session at PSS please call 1300 307 096.


Psychologists Southern Sydney

St George & Sutherland Shire Counselling and Psychology Services