Hypnotherapy – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White certified hypnotherapistDr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Hypnotherapy: Human beings regularly and naturally alter our states of consciousness. Consider, for example, the differences between feeling alert, daydreaming, reading a good book or watching TV, and sleep. Hypnosis, an experience entered into through a process termed induction, sets up a state of consciousness where we feel relaxed, responsive, and receptive to suggestion.

Hypnosis is thought to engage with those unconscious, automatic processes that we may define behaviourally as habits, or emotionally as our reactive self. It may be useful to look at such habits or reactivity as our unconscious mind’s attempt at finding a solution to a life problem.

Hypnotherapy is simply a form of psychotherapy conducted whilst the client is in a state of hypnosis. As is generally the case with psychological care the aim is beneficial change, but here the mechanism for change bypasses the conscious, logical mind and focuses instead on altering motivations and behaviours at an unconscious level. As part of therapy clients may also be educated in self-hypnotic conditioning.

If you are change ready, and researching this topic suggests you may well be contemplating a way to address something in your life, then hypnotherapy with a professional hypnotherapist could be a viable way to move forward with new and adaptive life solutions.  Bulimia and smoking cessation are areas where hypnotherapy has well-validated treatment outcomes.  Other areas relevant for hypnotherapy treatment include stress and emotional regulation, insomnia, subclinical depression, anxiety, difficulties with a habit, addiction, and improving wellbeing.

Counselling Approach: Dr Amanda White offers tailored treatment plans using evidence-based therapy. Amanda is certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and employs both the Ericksonian model of hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), although direct suggestion techniques can also be utilised depending on client needs. Often hypnotherapy is integrated as part of an eclectic treatment model. In this way, clients are asked to engage in other active therapeutic domains in a supported and more comprehensive treatment setting.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments:
Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com